The Ministry announced in a fresh notification on Monday that the ban on screening Indian films will now be for two days before Eid and one week after the holidays, they have shortened the span of the ban on the films.
The Bollywood movies will be shown particularly the ones starring Salman Khan, have a huge fan following in the country and there was a huge pressure from local film distributors to defer the release of Indian films as they would affect their business.
However, distributors lobby with rights to Bollywood films is against the two-week ban of Indian films as the festive period is the most lucrative time for the movie business
The Ministry said it had taken the initial decision to promote the Pakistan film industry and this Eid 4 local films are going to be released including - Mahira Khan's "7 Din Mohabbat" and Javed Sheikh's "Wajood".
Chairman of Central Board of Film Censors (CBFC) Danyal Gillani said that keeping in view the importance of local film industry and exhibition facilities, the government has decided that the screening of Indian films shall be restricted for a period of one week in total, starting from Eid day - on both Eid ul-Fitr and Eid ul-Azha.
Chairman of Pakistan Film Distributors Association, Chaudhry Ejaz Kamran blamed the Bollywood films' distributor group for undermining the business of homegrown films.
"The group has always been in power. They don't understand that, because of this pressure, the welfare of local films will be affected. Distributors who purchased Pakistani films will suffer now," Kamran said.
A senior film distributor said the time given to the local industry to recover money was not enough as normally it takes around two weeks for a film to generate profit.
Salman khan is having huge fan following in Pakistan and it is surely a good news for Bollywood stars fans and followers.
KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on February 4, 2023 (Saturday).
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||337.01||337.71|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||34.19||34.54|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||173.25||175.25|
KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 205,200 on Saturday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs175,930.
Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs167,318 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 195,157.
Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.
|Lahore||PKR 205,200||PKR 2,430|
|Karachi||PKR 205,200||PKR 2,430|
|Islamabad||PKR 205,200||PKR 2,430|
|Peshawar||PKR 205,200||PKR 2,430|
|Quetta||PKR 205,200||PKR 2,430|
|Sialkot||PKR 205,200||PKR 2,430|
|Attock||PKR 205,200||PKR 2,430|
|Gujranwala||PKR 205,200||PKR 2,430|
|Jehlum||PKR 205,200||PKR 2,430|
|Multan||PKR 205,200||PKR 2,430|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 205,200||PKR 2,430|
|Gujrat||PKR 205,200||PKR 2,430|
|Nawabshah||PKR 205,200||PKR 2,430|
|Chakwal||PKR 205,200||PKR 2,430|
|Hyderabad||PKR 205,200||PKR 2,430|
|Nowshehra||PKR 205,200||PKR 2,430|
|Sargodha||PKR 205,200||PKR 2,430|
|Faisalabad||PKR 205,200||PKR 2,430|
|Mirpur||PKR 205,200||PKR 2,430|