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Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhary has invited the international stars and celebrities to visit Pakistan and explore the scenic beauty of Pakistan during his visit to British Film Institute on Friday.
Fawad Chaudhary during his visit to the British Film Institute discussed the future training, certifications, and joint ventures with the high officials for the revival of Pakistan’s film industry.
The Information Minister also offered to export the skilled workers of the entertainment industry to Britain that is currently facing the shortage of skilled workers. The meeting also looked forward to set-up funds for certification and training.
He invited British and Hollywood actors to shoot their films in the northern areas of Pakistan – famous worldwide for their pristine natural beauty.
“There is immense talent in Pakistan interested in making headways. Youngsters trained from foreign institutes have made several successful movies in recent times,” shared Fawad.
He said that the government would provide tax relief and other incentives for movies shot in Pakistan. He also stated that as the Minister of Information he was looking forward to expanding Pakistan’s entertainment sector. His ministry was looking forward to establishing the University of Media Communication that will impart education and training in performing arts as well as film related to engineering and technology.
Fawad Chaudhary informed that the government of Tehreek-I-Insaf was also planning to launch a state-owned kid’s entertainment television channel. The British Film Institute offered the help to Pakistan in this realm.
Giving an overview of Pakistan’s film industry Fawad Chaudhry said, “Till the 60s our industry was the third largest in the world. Its downfall started from 1960 which led to non-production of movies in 2005,” he added.
“Cinema revival started in 2006 and now it is blooming. Today there are 187 cinemas across Pakistan. Our aim is to have 1000 cinemas in the coming years,” asserted the Federal Information minister.