Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Punjab allows screening of movie ‘Barbie’

Pakistan’s Punjab authorities on Tuesday gave approval for the screening of the movie ‘Barbie ‘ in the province.

This comes more than ten days after the film’s debut in Pakistan, Dawn (Pakistani newspaper) reported.

The movie’s release in Punjab was halted over ‘objectionable content’, even when the Punjab Film Censor Board had issued a no-objection certificate for it.

Punjab Information Secretary Ali Nawaz Malik had earlier said that the caretaker government in the province had stopped the movie’s screening due to public complaints.

Punjab interim Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi on Tuesday directed the censor board to take a decision about the exhibition of the Hollywood film.

A statement issued by his office on Tuesday said a meeting of the full censor board had been held during which the movie was reviewed and approval was given for its screening in Punjab.

The ‘Barbie’ movie is directed by Greta Gerwig and stars Margot Robbie as the famous doll and Ryan Gosling as her boyfriend Ken.

With input from ANI

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