The government of Pakistan has banned the controversial movie 'Joyland' in the country.

Interestingly, Joyland is also Pakistan's official Oscar entry for this year.

Not only this, Joyland is also the first Pakistani movie to be screened at the Cannes Film Festival.

But ironically this worldwide acclaimed movie will not be screened in its own country.. But why?

The Pakistani Govt. has decided to ban Joyland as it is said to contain “highly objectionable material”.

Actually, Joyland revolves around a content that is a representation of the LGBTQ community.

There was a severe backlash over the film's content for 'promoting homosexuality'.

And as it is clear, Pakistan's government is not ready to accept LGBTQ community yet.

Joyland is a critically acclaimed movie that was made by over 200 Pakistani crew members over the course  of six years.

The movie is deemed as the strongest creative representation of the LGBTQ community from Pakistan.