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Senate Committee Allows Screening Of ‘Zindagi Tamasha’, Says ‘Nothing Wrong’ With It

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Senate Human Rights Committee has allowed the release of Sarmad Khoosat’s film ‘Zindagi Tamasha’ after the end of the Covid-19 pandemic, saying the committee has found nothing wrong with the movie.

“Senate HR committee has unanimously agreed with Censor board’s decision to allow screening of the movie “Zindagi Tamasha”. We’ve found nothing wrong with it. The Censor board has our go-ahead to release post-Covid. Detail reasoning to follow later,” Senator Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar, who heads the committee, tweeted on Tuesday.

According to the committee, it has found nothing wrong with the movie and has allowed it to screen in cinemas post-coronavirus across the country.

During the meeting of the Senate body, Khokhar said that the committee was unanimous in its decision concerning the release of the film.

The release of the film was suspended by the government after facing pressure from Tehreek-e-Labbaik (TLP) and other religious factions in the country.

At the time, TLP chief Khadim Rizvi had said that he would do anything to stop the release of Sarmad Khoosat’s upcoming film Zindagi Tamasha. He said that “the film will release over my dead body.”

The protests had resulted in death threats to Khoosat as well. In an open letter, Khoosat had said that the film was not made to hurt, offend or malign anyone and that it has no mention of a sect, party, or faction of any sort. He had said that the film was cleared by three censor boards and the authorities did not find any objectionable material in it.


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