A Black Day for Pakistani Cinemas
Friday, 21 September, 2012
Violent protesters against an American anti-Islam film attacked main cinemas in Karachi, Peshawar and Quetta on September 21, 2012. Capri and Nishat cinemas on M.A. Jinnah Road, Bambino on Garden Road and Lalazar Cinema in Qaidabad Karachi were partially damaged while Prince cinema was set afire by violent mobs. In Peshawar, angry crowds armed with clubs and bamboo poles converged on the Firdaus picture house, smashing it up and setting furniture ablaze. A rampaging crowd stormed the Shama cinema, smashing windows and setting it on fire. Protesters also attacked Capital cinema and broke down the cinema's main gate and set fire to its screen. Delite Cinema Quetta was also damaged by the angry protesters.