'‘Joyland’ Ban Reversed, Says Pakistan Government Advisor

Says Pakistan Government Advisor

Pakistan has

reversed its ban on Saim Sadiq’s Cannes-winning Oscar contender “Joyland,” according to a senior

An official

statement on the reversal had not been issued yet at the time of going to

He told

AP that the film would now be allowed to release, albeit with some minor cuts

13, after

“Joyland” was banned, Sufi tweeted: “I personally do not believe in banning films that highlight issues

I will

request my friend @Marriyum_A [Marriyum Aurangzeb, Pakistan’s Minister for Information and Broadcasting] to

I personally do

not believe in banning films that highlight issues faced by marginalized segments of our

I will request

my friend @Marriyum_A to see if it’s possible to review the ban &

— Salman Sufi

(Get New Covid Booster Today) (@SalmanSufi7) November 12, 2022

14, Sufi

revealed that Sharif had constituted a high level committee to assess the film and review its

The committee

assessed the complaints as well as merits to decide on its release in Pakistan

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