In a new initiative, Govt announces to give loans to new filmmakers

Lahore, 22nd April: Pakistan government has announced that it will be giving Rs 50m loans to young filmmakers.

Federal Minister for Information, Fawad Chaudhry is all set to revive Pakistan’s lost entertainment industry and announced some productive changes that the industry will witness in the coming days.

The Federal Minister took to his Twitter account and announced, “The series of reforms in the Ministry of Information that started in 2018 is being resumed. PTV has been given a deadline to finish these reforms till June 1, which were pending since 2019.”

He informed that By June 1, PTV will be working on full HD and this year PTV Sports will also be seen in full HD.


Chaudhry further informed, “We will be launching a new English channel and the studios in Karachi and Lahore will be renovated through a public-private partnership, APP will be made into a digital news agency, and steps have been taken to make the PID and advertisements paperless. The external wing will be revamped completely.”

In a series of tweets, he wrote, “The Prime Minister’s Housing Project will provide private housing and health card facilities for journalists associated with print and TV media. Legislation and insurance are being introduced to make the payment of salaries mandatory. It will also be my policy to provide facilities to the press club. Give full support to Digital Media.”

Chaudhry also said, “Recording of new Anthem which I initiated in 2018 now it’s in the final stages we will have a new digital recording of the anthem in few months Inshallah.”

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