Hafiz Saeed moves Pakistan court seeking ban on movie ‘Phantom’


LAHORE: Jamat-ud-Dawah chief Hafiz Saeed today filed a petition in the high court here seeking a ban on the release of forthcoming Bollywood movie ‘Phantom’ in Pakistan alleging that it contains “filthy propaganda” against his country.

Through his advocate A K Dogar, Saeed pleaded that the Indian film has “venom against Pakistan and JuD”.

“The film is about the 2008 Mumbai attack and global terrorism implicating the JuD. Filthy propaganda has been done in the film against Pakistan under subject of the world terrorism,” he alleged.

The Saif Ali Khan-starrer is to be released on August 28.

The founder of Lashkar-e-Taiba claimed that the courts in Pakistan had already rejected the accusation of the Indian government about involvement of the JuD or any of its leaders in the Mumbai attack that killed 166 people.

“I pray to the court to ban the exhibition of ‘Phantom’ in Pakistan for its anti-Pakistan content,” said Saeed on whom the US has placed a bounty of USD 10 million.

Lahore High Court’s Justice Shahid Bilal Hassan fixed August 10 as the date for hearing the petition.



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