Islamabad, January 17, 2018 (PPI-OT):Minister of state for Information, Broadcasting, National History and Literary Heritage Ms. Marriyum Aurangzeb addressing the launching ceremony of a book of poetry by Mazhar Nisar at the National Council of Arts here today said that promotion of art and culture was absolutely indispensable for developing a culture of moderation in the society and soon a cultural policy would also be announced by the present democratic Government.

She said that security forces had successfully fought the war against terrorism and today’s Pakistan was more secure than it was in 2013. She said that those who were killing innocent people belonged to no religion. The minister said that the nation would have to focus its attention on youth who were 62% of the population to eliminate terrorism from the country. Marriyum observed that during the sixties Pakistan had a vibrant and thriving film industry which was ranked among the best film industries of the world. She said that the phenomenon of terrorism apart from financial losses and human lives had also badly affected the Pakistani culture.

The MOS said that it was imperative to highlight the national narrative to project positive image of the country for which strenuous efforts were needed. She said that the government was formulating a policy for the revival of the film industry which would be announced in the near future. Marriyum informed the audience that under proposed the film policy tax rebates and other incentives would be provided besides setting up of film academies. The minister said that the real narrative of Pakistan would be highlighted through the films.

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