As per the sources, Pakistan Film Exhibitors Association (PFEA) and theatre owners had decided to end the “temporary suspension” on the screening of Indian films from Monday.
The ban began after the amidst Indo-Pak tension following the Uri terror attack.
Zoraish Lashari, Chairman PFEA told in a statement, “after thorough discussions with parties concerned, it has been decided that screening of Indian films would resume from Monday”.
Adding further to this he said, “The cinema owners and other stakeholders in the industry have been hit by the decision to impose a temporary suspension on the screening of Indian films. A lot of investment has been made in upgrading or building new cineplexes and multiplexes and the business at this time is dependent on a screening of latest Indian films”.
According to the cinema owners, the temporary suspension has been ordered but had not completely banned. Theatre owners are currently screening the Indian movies which has been released already in the country.
Aadil Mandviwala, Director of Mandviwala Entertainment told the local media, “We lifted the suspension as a cinema guild. We took this decision because we would like to support them (Indian cinemas) and expect them to support us”.
If reports are to be believed then the first movie which will be screen first in the theatre will be Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s Freaky Ali.