The Lahore Arts Council (LAC) has decided to stop commercial theatre plays both at Alhamra, The Mall, and Alhamra Cultural Complex in three months.
LAC Board of Governors Chairman Attaul Haq Qasmi told MusicPakistan.net no more commercial theatre activities would be held at LAC halls.
He said the council was bound to allow those commercial plays which had got the halls booked in advance but after three months 'vulgar' theatres would cease to exist.
He said he had asked the authorities to prepare a list of professional theatre producers who would stage plays selected by the council.
He said he had also asked officials to look for new script writers.
Officials say the decision to end commercial plays was taken after several complaints about 'vulgar' dances and 'immoral' dialogues in the commercial plays being staged at Alhamra.