Sarwar Bhatti accusing 'The Legend of Maula Jatt' of copyright infringement is not sole owner of original film

02:31 PM | 3 May, 2019
Sarwar Bhatti accusing 'The Legend of Maula Jatt' of copyright infringement is not sole owner of original film
LAHORE- The legal battle surrounding Maula Jatt movie has taken a dramatic turn today with the emergence of some surprising documents regarding the ownership of the 1979 cult classic.

Maula Jatt producer Sarwar Bhatti — who has filed a copyright infringement claim against The Legend of Maula Jatt — isn’t actually the sole owner of his film.

In a press conference held today at the Lahore Press Club, it was revealed that the film was owned by Bahu Films Corporation which was registered under a partnership agreement between 6 parties out of which Chaudhry Jamil and Sarwar Bhatti were the main investors.

The documents presented in the press conference also included an Income Tax Assesment Order in which Chaudhry Muhammad Jamil was duly recognized as the partner in the Corporation.

This claim has now been challenged by one partner Chaudhry Jamil’s legal heirs who have clarified that not only was he an investor in Bahu Films but also had his name title in all the films produced under this banner. An original partnership document from 1978 was also presented during the press conference. The ownership doesn't belong to any single individual, as fraudulently portrayed by Sarwar Bhatti.

“Sarwar Bhatti has been misrepresenting the facts and concealed documents from the court by stating that he owned the original Maula Jatt in a sole proprietorship. When in fact, the movie like many others produced during that time, was the property of Bahu Films Corporation which was a partnership concern. Mr. Sarwar Bhatti has been making many claims regarding the rightful owner when he himself has not accounted for the rights of the partners in Bahu Films Corporation,” Advocate Almas Jovindah, who is representing Chaudhry Jamil’s legal heirs, said.

He further said that the copyrights are not an individual person’s property and belong to a corporation.

Sarwar Bhatti is yet to comment on the recent developments.

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 26 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 26, 2024 (Monday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 26 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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