ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Senator Shibli Faraz met on Thursday with a delegation from the Pakistan Film Producers Association, who briefed the minister in detail on the problems facing the film industry.
“We want to improve film making. We need cooperation from the government in this regard, “they said. “The development and revival of the film industry is a priority for the Pakistani government of Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and like other institutions, this sector must adapt to the needs of the new era. Institutions that do not adapt to modern requirements lose their importance, ”said the minister.
The minister noted that the government is committed to providing a conducive environment for the development of the film industry and the Ministry of Information is making the film department more active and efficient, because Imran Khan’s vision is to highlight our culture and values through films.
“Movies are not only entertainment, but also social reform and training. We must protect our national heritage and culture through films and make Pakistan’s positive image known around the world, ”said Shibli. In this regard, he said the government is ready to provide all possible facilities for the film industry, because introducing our history to future generations and celebrities is very important.
“Scriptwriters who are involved in the filmmaking process, all skilled people, including musicians, should be paid accordingly for their work,” said the minister, adding, “We will take all possible steps to solve problems related to the film industry.”
The minister said he would discuss cooperation in the film sector with Iran and Turkey. The delegation led by Pakistan Film Producers’ Association Chairman Mian Amjad Farzand also included Chaudhry Ijaz Kamran, Alia Rashid, Rao Shehzad and Rana Naeem.
Meanwhile, Shibli Faraz appealed to the public to strictly comply with standard operating procedures (SOPs) considering the second wave of the corona virus was getting more intense. In his tweet, the minister said that the second wave of coronaviruses had increased, with positive cases increasing, while Prime Minister Imran Khan had adopted a strategy that worked during the first wave of coronavirus, putting people’s lives and jobs first, which the world values. He stressed that more effective action was being taken to combat the second wave. “People have to be careful that public health and work are not affected,” he argued.