This year will be revival of Pakistani cinema: Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry

This year will be revival of Pakistani cinema: Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry

This year will be revival of Pakistani cinema: Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain. Image: File

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Federal Information and Broadcasting Minister Fawad Chaudhry has termed 2022, a year for the revival of Pakistani Cinema.

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In a tweet that he posted on Thursday, he said 10 films will be made in the public-private sector under the newly established film division of Pakistan Television (PTV).

“Pakistan Film Week is starting at the Dubai Expo from today where 11 Pakistani films will be screened in Pakistan Enclosure from January 21 till March 26.”

It is worth mentioning that the Pakistani pavilion at the ongoing Dubai Expo has been largely admired for presenting the true potential of the country. The expo, being attended by more than 100 countries of the world, will continue till the end of March.

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On various occasions, the information minister has reaffirmed the government’s intention to protect the local entertainment industry.

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In a tweet in December last year, Chaudhry had revealed that heavy taxes have been imposed on importing foreign dramas and taking foreign models in advertisements in the Finance Amendment Act.

He had also disclosed that no tax was imposed on cinema and film production equipment, citing the measure’s main purpose to protect Pakistan’s film industry and artists.

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