Islamabad: Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani handed over a cheque of Rs. 5 lakh to famous film star, Mr. Habib-ur-Rehman, as financial assistance to meet his living expenditures.
The Prime Minister while appreciating the contribution of Mr. Habib towards the films industry said that the classic films produced in the era of 60s and 70s is a national treasure and are still present in the memories of the people. He said that film/movies of that period addressed social issues and educated people by way of entertainment.
While stressing the need for improving the quality of themes and production standards in present day films, the Prime Minister said that the Industry should promote the culture of family entertainment. He added that in the peculiar socio-economic milieu the film makers and artists have heavy responsibility not only to entertain the people but also expose the anti-social elements. The Government, he said would extend every possible support to the film industry to meet these challenges.
Film star Habib thanked the Prime Minister for his support and assistance.
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