Govt to launch film policy soon: Fawad


Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Chaudhry Fawad Hussain on Saturday announced that the federal government would soon launch a film policy for the revival of film industry with the provision of due incentives.

Electricity billing category of cinemas would be converted from commercial to industrial, besides waiving off taxes to give relief to investors, he said while addressing as a chief guest in the Pakistan International Film Festival (PIFF) – Women Edition. The minister said the government was offering loans of up to Rs. 50 million for
film-makers within the age limit of 45 years.

Fawad Chaudhry also announced establishment of four institutions including media technology university, film school (to be established at Karachi), institution for performing arts and school for modern journalism for boosting film industry.

He emphasized upon universities which were offering mass communication discipline to upgrade their syllabi as per the modern world.

The Information Minister asked the people belonging to film industry to focus on the film markets of Turkey, China and Saudi Arabia.

“If the lobbies were not allowing Pakistani content, it should be sold in Netflix.” he said.—APP

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