Pakistan and Iran plan to launch a joint film production venture
Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan said that we need to revive cultural cinema, particularly to fill the void created by a ban on Indian movies.
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan has announced that Pakistan is planning to launch a joint film production venture with Iran. The production venture will create movies and documentaries about Islamic culture, history and the life of Muslim heroes.
Addressing a ceremony on ‘The Introduction to 40 Years of Iranian Cinema’ at Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA), Dr. Firdous said that Pakistan wants to adopt the best practices of Irani media. The content will be created to highlight Islam’s bright and progressive face, which can be dominantly seen in Irani scripts.
Addressing the Iranian ambassador, Dr. Firdous assured full support on Pakistan’s behalf. She said that the government is determined to enhance cooperation with the neighbor on all fronts to further strengthen the decades-long friendship.
“Let me assure you, his excellency that my ministry is all out for this assignment and we will work with you in close collaboration,” Dr. Firdous said.
The focal persons of both countries will sit down together and chalk out a plan to do this. She assured that Pakistan will provide a favorable atmosphere to the Iranian industry to flourish.
“Iranian movies will be considered as one of the favorite movies in Pakistan in upcoming months,” she added.
Awan further told that Pakistan will dub the movies of Turkey, Iran, Saudi Arab, and other Arab countries in Urdu. She said that we need to revive cultural cinema, particularly to fill the void created by a ban on Indian movies.
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