Hafiz Saeed seeks ban on 'Phantom' in Pakistan


JuD chief and Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed moves court seeking a ban on the release of Bollywood movie ‘Phantom’ in Pakistan. The film directed by Kabir Khan is based on post-26/11 attacks and global terrorism.

In the petition filed in the Lahore High Court yesterday, Saeed, through his advocate A K Dogar, filed a plea that the Saif Ali Khan and Katrina Kaif starrer ‘Phantom’ has "venom against Pakistan and Jamaat-ud-Dawa"
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"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 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 2008 Mumbai attacks 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 reward of USD 10 million.

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

Pakistan censor board has not cleared the screening of film in the country.