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Pakistan: ‘vulgar’ dances banned

Categories: South Asia, Pakistan, Arts & Culture, Freedom of Speech, Governance, Law

Raza in Metroblogging Lahore reports [1] that the Panjub district government has banned popular stage actress Nargis for performing ‘vulgar dances’ and bawdy dialogues. She faces imprisonment or fine or both under provisions of the century old Dramatic Performance Act 1876 if she ignores the ban.