THE CENSORSHIP OF FILMS ACT, 1963

(ACT NO. XVIII OF 1963).
  [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;
   
 
 
   
 
 
 
1 Throughout this Act the word “Bangladesh” was substituted for the word “Pakistan” by the Censorship of Films (Bangladesh Amendment) Order, 1972 (President’s Order No. 41 of 1972)

2 Throughout this Act the word “Board” was substituted for the word “authority” by the Censorship of Films (Amendment) Act, 2006 (Act No. 1 of 2006)

 
 

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