Pakistan lifts ban

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Pakistan has lifted a decades-old ban on Indian actors working in domestic movies, two months after dropping its opposition to Bollywood movies being shown in local theaters.

“The ‘notorious’ Paragraph 5, a major obstacle for Pakistani filmmakers wanting to hire Indian actors, is no more,” Saeed Rizvi, chairman of the Pakistan Film Producers Assn., told a Pakistani newspaper.

“This for me is a moment of great happiness. I think it is a quantum leap in Indo-Pakistan relations,” said Bollywood filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt.

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