Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy praises PM’s stance on honour killings

Chinoy says she is honoured to have a prime minister who is working on the issue


APP January 23, 2016
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DAVOS, SWITZERLAND: Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy on Friday expressed gratitude to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on his statements against honour killing in Pakistan.

"I just want to thank you for your recent statement saying that you are going to work against honour killings in Pakistan," Chinoy told Prime Minister Sharif at a meeting with businessmen, held on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

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"As a Pakistani woman, I am honoured to have a prime minister who is working on the issue," said Chinoy, whose efforts for the nomination of her film 'A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness'; were lauded by the premier.

PM Nawaz had earlier stated that honour killings, the theme of the film, afflict several segments of the Pakistani society. He had also expressed the government's commitment to rid Pakistan of this evil by bringing in appropriate legislation and termed Ms Chinoy's insights very useful in this connection.

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Recently, the premier had invited Chinoy to the PM House for the first screening of her film.

COMMENTS (3)

A Pakistani | 5 years ago | Reply We certainly live in a very special country. We have to thank the PM for something that is our constitutional right to have.
AK | 5 years ago | Reply SOC: It was gracious on your part to thank the PM. But is this not his Constitutional duty to root out such Evils from our society. He and his party seem to be so far removed and detached from the country he governs that it takes Hollywood to get his attention to such issues. Obviously he sees some useful PR in it too.
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