The international award-winning film Joyland was banned in Pakistan for the released

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has banned the screening of the award-winning film Joyland in cinemas across the country after receiving several complaints.

In her message on social media, Maria B demanded a ban on the release of the film Joyland in Pakistan, saying that Saim Sadiq’s film is not for the rights of transgenders, but for promoting homosexuality in Islamic society.

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Earlier, after the trailer of the film came out, Jamaat-e-Islami senator Mushtaq Ahmed Khan also demanded a ban on the film, claiming in his tweet that the film has tried to promote homosexuality and through such films It is planned to attack Pakistan’s social values.

The story of the film revolves around a teenager and a transgender who fall in love while working in a dance club. The film was awarded the ‘Cannes: Queer Palm’ award at the Cannes Film Festival, which is given exclusively to films based on the stories of queer or transgender people.

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Two trends are emerging on Twitter regarding the international award winning Pakistani film Joyland.

However, after receiving several complaints, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has canceled the Censor Board’s certificate issued to the film, banning the screening of the movie Joyland in cinemas across the country.

Directed by Saeem Sadiq, the cast of this film includes Sarmad Khost, Sarwat Gilani, Alina Khan, Sohail Samir, Salman Pir, Sania Saeed, Kanwal Khost, Zoya Ahsan, Sana Jaffrey and Qasim Abbas among others. They are demanding release in Pakistan. Remember that Joyland was supposed to be released in Pakistan on November 18 this month.

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