'Film industry’s revival need of the hour'

State minister says PM will announce a special fund for promotion of film

APP December 10, 2016
Marriyam Auranzeb talking to media. PHOTO: INP

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb on Saturday said the revival of Pakistan’s film industry was need of the hour.

Addressing the inaugural ceremony of the second Pakistan International Mountain Film Festival in Islamabad, she termed the event a positive step towards this end.

Marriyum said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was taking keen interest in the revival of the film industry and he would soon announce a special fund for the promotion of culture and film industry. Pakistani culture, she said, had great diversity and it was amalgamation of various colours, which should be presented before the world not only to project the real positive image of the country but also to apprise national and international tourists of its beauty.

She said the film industry remained ignored due to war on terror and other sensitive issues, but now it was time to focus on it for providing healthy entertainment to the people and highlighting the cultural diversity both at home and abroad.

For the revival of film industry, she said youth should come forward and make films with new ideas. It was the collective responsibility of all to work for the promotion of country’s culture and today’s event was quite important in that regard, she added.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 11th, 2016.

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