The petitioner said that the film should be permanently banned in Pakistan and the censorship certificate and license revoked.
An application has been filed in the Lahore High Court against the release of the controversial film Joyland in Pakistan.
Through the mediation of Advocate Abid Hussain Khashi, Muhammad Bilal Shafiq made the Ministry of Information, Federal and Local Broadcasting, PEMRA, Pakistan Media Development Authority (PMDA), Censorship Board and others a party to the petition.
The petitioner asserted that the film was made against Sharia and moral and religious values, which could break the family system in an Islamic society.
The petition called for the film to be against Pakistani and Islamic laws, and a screening license cannot be issued for such a film, and therefore a permanent ban on the film’s exhibition in Pakistan should be imposed and the censorship certificate and film license revoked. ..