After securing a Pakistan release for Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal in November 2007, Indian production house UTV Motion Pictures has managed to get Race a Pakistan censor certificate.

Aamir Khan's directorial venture Taare Zameen Par has also got censorship clearance 'on exceptional grounds' in Pakistan and is scheduled for a March-end release.

Distributed by Karachi-based Eveready Pictures, Race will have a 15-print release across nine cities including Lahore, Karachi and Hyderabad. Geo TV will release Taare Zameen Par with 15 prints.

Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal, which did average business in India, has grossed $500,000 so far from Pakistan, making it the fourth largest overseas market after US, UK and the Middle East.

UTV Motion Pictures director Siddharth Roy Kapur said: 'We are glad that the Pakistan authorities have opened their cinemas to India films, and are particularly proud that three of our films have been cleared for release. Pakistan is slated to become an important overseas market for our cinema with an audience that mirrors the sensibilities of our domestic audience.'

The multi-star thriller Race, distributed worldwide by UTV Motion Pictures, was released across 1,600 screens in 26 countries last weekend.