New Pakistani minister bans ‘vulgar’ movie billboards, critics fear rise of Islamists

A man stands at the ticket counter with film posters at a cinema in Rawalpindi, Pakistan August 30, 2018. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Punjab’s new information minister, Islamist politician Fayaz-ul-Hasan Chohan, has announced a ban on “vulgar” movie billboards in the Pakistani province, angering those who fear the growing influence of hardliners under new Prime Minister Imran Khan. Since Khan’s party appointed him last week, Chohan has caused a number of rows, including with his […]

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