Zindagi Tamasha Gets Cleared For Release in Pakistan

Zindagi Tamasha

Sarmad Khoosat’s long-awaited film ‘Zindagi Tamasha‘ is finally set to be released after the end of COVID. On Tuesday, the Senate Committee on Human Rights approved the film for release.

After discrediting the objections raised against it, PPP Senator and committee chairperson Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar tweeted that they found nothing wrong with the film.

Censor board has our go ahead to release post Covid. Detail reasoning to follow later.

The film was originally set to be released on 24th January. However, it got shelved due to threats and protests by  Tehreek-i-Labbaik, a rightwing religious party. According to them, the film was ‘blasphemous’.

The extremist party soon called for a protest in Islamabad. It was then decided by the government to send the movie to the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) even though the censor boards cleared the movie twice.

Before the movie could go to CII, the Senate Panel of Human Rights took the matters in its own hands.

If we find something objectionable [in the film], we will forward it to the CII.

Chairman Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar also addressed the threats from the TIB and said that they will not come under pressure from any political party.

Parliament will exercise its authority … We should not come under pressure of those parties who held Islamabad hostage twice

During these bleak times, the news of Sarmad Khoosat’s long-awaited film’s release definitely feels like a ray of hope.

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