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Info Minister underlines importance of cinema in addressing contemporary challenges

Caretaker Minister for Information and Broadcasting Murtaza Solangi has underlined the importance of cinema in addressing the contemporary challenges being faced by country. He was addressing a screening of ceremony of a Kazakh movie at the Pakistan National Arts Council organized under the patronage of Kazakhstan Embassy in Islamabad today. The Minister said Pakistan is witnessing a multiple crises in various sectors and promotion of culture and cinema are the best tools to tackle these challenges. Murtaza Solangi assured to deploy all resources to promote cinema in country. Alluding to the relationship of Kazakhstan, the Minister said it is not a faraway land to Pakistan and we share more things that unite us. Speaking on the occasion, Caretaker Minister for National Heritage and Culture Jamal Shah said cinema is the most effective means of communication to educate, entertain and motivate people. He said films highlight people's stories based on their struggle, achievements, aspirations, failures, suc cesses, sorrows and nightmares. He said Pakistan and Kazakhstan are two brotherly countries tied in the bonds of history, religion and regional proximity. He said screening of a feature film from Kazakhstan would introduce the great culture of Central Asian States to the people of Pakistan. Jamal Shah expressed the confidence that Pakistan would certainly develop its film industry with 5,000 cinema screens in next five years. Source: Radio Pakistan