Punjab government bans Joyland Movie

Joyland movie

The government of Punjab has banned the screening of Saim Siddiq’s Joyland movie, less than 24 hours after the federal government decided to lift the ban, Daily News Publisher reported.

The notice sent by Punjab Information and Culture Department to Sarmad Sultan Khoosat on November 17 read that the Joyland team cannot exhibit their film in the jurisdiction of Punjab province till further notice by the Government of Punjab.

The notice read that the law suggests that the government may at any stage call for the record of any proceedings about any film that may be pending before or has been decided by the board. After a such inquiry into the matter as considered necessary and without notice to the person who has applied for certification of the film, or to whom a certificate in respect of the film has been granted to the distributor or exhibitor of such film, make such order in relation thereto as it thinks fit.

About Joyland Movie

As the happily patriarchal Rana family craves for the birth of a baby boy, the youngest of the Rana men secretly joins an erotic dance theatre and finds himself falling for a fiercely ambitious trans starlet. Their impossible love story slowly illuminates the entire Rana family’s desire for a sexual rebellion.

  • Director
    • Saim Sadiq
  • Writers
    • Saim Sadiq
    • Maggie Briggs

The second part says that the government can direct that a film or class of films in respect of which a certificate has been granted under the Motion Pictures Ordinance or the Censorship of Films Act, 1963, (XVIII of 1963), shall be deemed to be an uncertified film.

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The section also states that no such order can be made by the government unless it is satisfied that it is necessary to do so “in the interest of the glory of Islam or the integrity, security or defense of Pakistan”.