|By Hugh Tomlinson & Haroon Janjua|
Islamist groups in Pakistan have blocked the release of an award-winning film claiming it is blasphemous, prompting fears of unrest with the director forced into hiding after threats to his family.
|Circus of Life won plaudits at a film festival in South Korea|
However, the film has outraged conservative groups in Pakistan. The political party Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan (TLP), which campaigns on blasphemy issues and has grown in strength over recent years, denounced Circus of Life as blasphemous, warning it could “lead [people] to deviate from Islam and the Prophet”.
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