Maalik is a 2016 Pakistani political–thriller film made by Ashir Azeem. The film stars Ashir Azeem, Farhan Ally Agha, Sajid Hassan, Hassan Niazi, Adnan Shah, Rashid Farooqi, Ehteshamuddin and Tatmain ul Qulb in lead roles. It was released on 8 April 2016 in cinemas across Pakistan under the production banner of Media Hub. The film was banned in Pakistan for bias and inciting violence but KPK govt allows screening of ‘Maalik’
A man of Pakistan’s Elite Special Forces whose life gets entangled with Politics. They soon realize that serving the nation is more complicated than simple following of orders.
Ashir Azeem, Farhan Ally Agha, Hassan Niazi
On April 26, 18 days after releasing the film was banned by Sindh Board of Film Censor, Government of Sindh. However, the Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah intervened and asked the ministry not to issue it as it would be ‘against the freedom of expression’.
On April 27, The Federal Government of Pakistan has banned Maalik nationwide in a notification issued on Wednesday.
In a series of tweets, Writer and Director of film Ashir Azeem strongly condemn ban on his film.