Friday, 9 July, 1954
Famous film personalities were arrested agitating at Regent Cinema Lahore against the release of an Indian film Jaal
on July 9th, 1954, which was licensed by Pakistani government to film distributor Bari Malik for import only to East Pakistan but not in West Pakistan. The agitation was led by W.Z. Ahmad, Syed Shaukat Husain Rizvi, Saifuddin Saif and Sibtain Fazli while almost all famous talent followed including Madam Noorjahan, Naina,Santosh, Sudhir, Bibbo, Allauddin, M. Ismael and other artists. Police lathi charged and jailed them and then the demand was accepted by the government and a film-to-film exchange agreement was made with India - separate for East and West Pakistan until 1965-war.