KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah on Friday said that after the passage of the 18th amendment in the constitution, film and arts has become a provincial subject and his government would be organizing film festivals to promote films in the country.
This he said while delivering his speech at Asia Peace Film Festival (APFF) under the theme ‘Karachi Sub Ka’ (Karachi is of everyone) by Culture Department in collaboration with APFF information department held at Expo Centre Karachi.
He said that the theme of the festival `Karachi Sub ka’ is an inspiring and appealing one. “No doubt, Karachi is a moderate city belonging to each and every one who is living and doing business here in the city. He added, “This ownership of this city would definitely further foster solidarity among the people of different religions, languages and thoughts.
The chief minister lauded the efforts of Culture Minister Sardar Shah fort organising such events which show the actual harmony in our society. “The provincial government would continue its efforts for promotion of films and restoration of cinema industry in the province,” he said.
“I feel happy to see the events like literary festivals, food festivals, film festivals, musical programmes, literary activities and such other programmes in the city that was once the target of terrorists, mafias, outlaws and gangsters,” Murad said.
Earlier, the chief minister had launched the four-day film festival from February 23 to 26, 2018, by cutting the tap. He also visited painting exhibition held on the occasion of the film festival.