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Aide: With few cuts, Pakistan lifts ban on Oscar-entry movie

Nov. 16, 2022 12:54 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Censors are lifting a ban on Pakistan's Oscar entry, “Joyland," but some scenes would be cut before the movie opens across the country, an aide to the prime minister said Wednesday. The movie, which features a love story between a married man and a transgender...

Aide: Pakistani PM orders review of ban on Oscar-entry film

Nov. 15, 2022 02:42 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's prime minister has ordered a review of the ban on the country’s Oscar entry, the movie “Joyland,” days after the measure was imposed, one of his advisers said. The movie, which features a love story between a married man and a transgender woman,...

Pakistan reverses course, bans 'Joyland' from cinemas

Nov. 14, 2022 12:37 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan has reversed a previous decision to show its Oscar entry, “Joyland,” and has banned it from movie theaters, a government official said Monday. The movie, which features a love story between a married man and a transgender woman, is Pakistan's entry for...

Pakistan launches anti-harassment hotline for trans people

Sep. 30, 2022 10:59 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan on Friday launched a hotline for transgender people in an effort to protect them from discrimination and harassment, a senior government official said. Trans people in Pakistan are considered outcasts by many, especially in conservative areas in the...