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THE CENSORSHIP OF FILMS ACT, 1963

(ACT NO. XVIII OF 1963).
  Part No : Chapter No : Section No: [ 31st August, 1963  
  
     An Act to provide for the censorship of cinematograph films and for the decertification of certified films on certain grounds. 1 2
 
    WHEREAS it is expedient to provide for the censorship of cinematograph films and for the decertification of certified films in the interest of law and order, or in the interest of local film industry, or in any other national interest, and matters incidental thereto or connected therewith;



AND WHEREAS the national interest of Pakistan in relation to planning and co-ordination and the achievement of uniformity as are referred to in paragraphs (b) and (c) of clause (2) of Article 131 of the Constitution requires Central legislation in the matter;
 
CONTENTS
 
SECTIONS
 
1. Short title, extent and commencement
2. Definitions
3. Constitution of the Board
4. Certification of films
4A. Procedure for examination of films
4B. Appeal
5. Suspension of certificates
6. Exhibition of certified films, etc.
6A. Publicity materials of certified films
7. Power to decertify certified films
7A. Seizure of film
8. Penalty
9. Procedure
10. Power to make rules
11. Power to exempt
12. Delegation of powers
13. [Omitted.]
14. [Omitted.]
15. Bar to legal proceedings
16. No order of Injunction, etc. without hearing the Board
 
 

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