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Pakistan bans ‘I’ll Meet You There’ for culture, religion

Pakistan has banned ‘I’ll Meet You There’ prior to its premiere in the country due to religious and cultural issues.

Pakistan has banned ‘I’ll Meet You There’ prior to its premiere in the country due to religious and cultural issues.

Pakistan’s Central Board of Film Censors (CBFC) found the movie directed by Pakistani-American filmmaker Iram Parveen Bilal unsuitable for public screening in the country as it “portrays a negative image of Muslims” and is against the “social and cultural values of Pakistan.”

The flick follows Majeed, a Chicago police officer, and his teenage daughter Dua, a gifted ballerina, who are unexpectedly visited by Baba, Majeed’s long-estranged father from Pakistan. 

The director reacted to the decision, saying that her movie “was made with blood, sweat and tears by a Muslim, financed by Muslims and made in the face of a post 9/11 world and a Trump presidency; a film whose very purpose was to combat Islamophobia and to create a positive portrayal of Muslims.”

‘Iron Man’ famed Pakistani-British star Farhan Tahir plays a main role in the flick.  

‘I'll Meet You There’ was released for the international audience in February last year. 

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