The Punjab government has sealed all theatres in the Lahore division.
Punjab Caretaker Minister for Information and Culture Amir Mir said that vulgar dances and obscene acts in stage dramas have not been stopped. Therefore, they have cracked down on theatres spreading obscenity and vulgarity.
Mir said that the responsibility of monitoring stage plays has been assigned to the Arts Council, while dancers will be completely banned.
بار بار کی وارننگز کے باوجود سٹیج ڈراموں میں بیہودہ ڈانسز اور فحش حرکات سے باز نہ آنے پر حکومت پنجاب نے کریک ڈاؤن کا آغاز کرتے ہوئے لاہور ڈویژن کے تمام تھیٹرز کو سیل کر دیا ہے۔— Minister Information Punjab (@MinisterInfoPb) August 24, 2023
The minister said that the special team raided the theatres late at night, stopped the stage plays, and sealed the theatres.
Earlier, during the last week, show-cause notices were issued to Mehak Butt, Komal Chaudhry, Qismat Shahzadi, Nayab Khan, Sheela Chaudhry, Ayan Akhtar, Sonu Butt, Khushboo Khan, Roshani Khan, Kajal Chaudhry, Sara Khan, Mahnoor and Jia Butt, and Tabassum Khan for vulgar performances.