Fawad Chaudhry, announces new film policies with major taxes being abolished. Federal Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Fawad Chaudhry had a meeting with Pakistan Film Producers Association (PFPA), Chairman CPEC, Asim Saleem Bajwa and Jerjees Seja to discuss Pakistan’s film and drama industry and made some important changes in the policies.
Special Assistant to Prime Minister Imran Khan on Youth Affairs Usman Dar, Chairman of Senate’s Standing Committee on Information Faisal Javed, Secretary Information Shahera Shahid and Director General DEMP Imrana Wazir were also present in the meeting.
Fawad Chaudhry, announced on his official twittet account that new film policies will be announced next month with all major taxes being abolished. He further stated that to revive the film and drama industry of Pakistan special benefits have been planned.
“New Film Policy will be announced next month, all major taxes on Films will be abolished likewise Dramas and Film business will get special benefits. Hope new Film Policy will go a long way to revive Pak Film industry.”
He also mentioned that the government is supporting and encouraging the export of our films and wants the film producers to form two groups in their association with one focussing on the Gulf countries and the second one on China to export Pakistani films.
He further mentioned that our film industry plays an important role in promoting our culture, heritage and through our movies we can also attract tourism. A proposal to encourage young film makers (under the Kamyaab Jawan Programme) was also observed in the meeting and hopefully a policy regarding this project will also be shared by the government.
Many celebrities appreciated this step taken by the government and hope that it is implemented as soon as possible. We hope that this step helps the drama and film industry in various ways and may this step helps in reviving our country’s entertainment industry.