Controversial film The Da Vinci Code has been banned in Pakistan after officials slammed it as blasphemous and disrespectful to the country's minority Christians. The movie, based on the best-selling novel by Dan Brown, speculates that Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene had children whose descendents are still alive. So far, no screenings of the TOM HANKS-starring film have taken place in Pakistan. SHAHBAZ BHATTI, a prominent Christian leader who believes Brown has "evil intentions", says, "The Da Vinci Code is a sacrilegious act in the guise of freedom of expression and fiction. "It has hurt the religious sentiments of Christians and Muslims throughout the world."