The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has approached social media platforms for the removal of trailers regarding a ‘sacrilegious’ movie titled Lady of Heaven.
“Keeping in view different reports regarding release of the movie titled Lady of Heaven and its sacrilegious content, The PTA has directed social media platforms including YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, etc for the immediate blocking of all content related to the said movie from their platforms,” it said in a statement on Sunday.
The statement read: “Keeping in view different reports regarding release of the movie titled ‘Lady of Heaven’ and its sacrilegious content, PTA has directed social media platforms including YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, etc. for the immediate blocking of all content related to the said movie from their platforms’.
It said that so far, 336 links containing promotional material of the movie have been reported to the different social media platforms.
According to IMDB, the film is about two stories separated by 1400 years. It is centered on an Iraqi child that has lost his mother amid a war-torn country who learns the importance and power of patience through the stories told by his grandmother about the daughter of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), Hazrat Fatima (RA). Historical events related to Hazrat Fatima (RA) have also been depicted in the movie.
The movie was written by Sheikh Al-Habib and has been directed by Eli King, produced by the Enlightened Kingdom Company.
However, according to IMDB, “In accordance with Islamic tradition, during the making of this film no individual represented a Holy Personality. The performances of the Holy Personalities were achieved through a unique synthesis of actors, in-camera effects, lighting, and visual effects.”
Last December, the PTA had issued notices to Google Inc and Wikipedia on account of disseminating sacrilegious content through the platforms.
The regulatory authority said it has been receiving complaints regarding misleading search results associated with “Present Khalifa of Islam” and an unauthentic version of the Holy Quran on Google Play Store.