Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed on Saturday filed a petition in the high court seeking a ban on the release of the forthcoming Bollywood movie Phantom in Pakistan alleging that it contains “filthy propaganda” against his country.
Through his advocate A K Dogar, Saeed pleaded that the Indian film has “venom against Pakistan and JuD”.
“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 Saif Ali Khan-starrer is to be released on August 28.
The founder of Lashkar-e-Tayiba 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 Mumbai attack 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 bounty of $10 million (Rs 63 crore).
Lahore High Court’s Justice Shahid Bilal Hassan fixed August 10 as the date for hearing the petition.