The 2008 Mumbai Attack mastermind and Jamat-ud-Dawah (JuD) chief Hafeez Saeed has filed a petition against Kabir Khan-directed movie ‘Phantom’ in the High Court.
He filed the case seeking a ban on the release of the Saif Ali Khanand Katrina Kaif-starrer movie, alleging that it contains “filthy propaganda” against Pakistan.
Through his advocate A K Dogar, he pleaded that the Indian film has “venom against Pakistan and JuD (Jama’at-ud-Da’wah)”.
“The film is about the 2008 Mumbai attack and global terrorism, refers to the JuD. Filthy propaganda has been done in the film against Pakistan under subject of the world terrorism,” he alleged.
The movie starring Saif Ali Khan and Katrina Kaif in the lead roles, is slated to be released on August 28.
The founder of Lashkar-e-Taiba claimed that the courts in Pakistan had already rejected the accusation of the Indian government about involvement of the JuD or any of its leaders in the Mumbai attack that had a massive casualty.
“I pray to the court to ban the exhibition of Phantom in Pakistan for its anti-Pakistan content,” said Hafiz Saeed on whom the US has placed a reward amount of $ 10 million.
Lahore High Court’s Justice Shahid Bilal Hassan fixed August 10 as the date for hearing the petition.