LAHORE: The Punjab government has submitted a reply in the Lahore High Court regarding the film Malik which has been banned across the country.  

When Justice Shams Mahmood Mirza took up the case on petitions filed by opposition leader in Punjab Assembly Mian Mahmoodur Rashid and a local Muneer Ahmad,

Assistant Advocate General Punjab appeared before the court on behalf of provincial government. In a written reply, the counsel for Punjab government said that provincial government has not imposed a ban on the film.

Counsels for the petitioners, Azhar Siddique and Sheraz Zaka pointed out that after the 18th Amendment, the federal government has no authority to impose a ban on any film.   

The counsels requested court to nullify the ban on the movie as there was nothing in the film that could incite chaos.

The court summoned a reply from the federal government and adjourned the hearing.