Following Pakistan and Saudi Arabia’s agreement to air each other’s content, Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry requested overseas Pakistanis to invest in the country’s film and drama industry.
“In next two years, we’ll make the film industry a significant revenue generating industry. Overseas Pakistanis, come on invest in film and drama. I assure you you wont be disappointed,” he wrote on Twitter.
In next two years We ll make Film industry significant revenue generating industry. Overaeas Pakistanis come on invest in Film and drama I assure you you wont be disappointed https://t.co/pqLfudbHZT
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) September 14, 2018
According to the memorandum finalised between Fawad Chaudhry and his Saudi counterpart Dr Awad bin Saleh, Pakistani movies and dramas will be screened in Saudi Arabia and vice versa.
The aim of the initiative is to broaden the horizons of the Pakistan film industry and allow actors to gain more popularity.
Recently, actor Fawad Khan was invited by Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Media to perform Hajj this year. He also shared a few words at the closing ceremony, where he was the guest of honour from Pakistan.
Speaking at the event, Khan had said: “It will be an honour for me to have my movie screened in Riyadh, the place where I grew up. I wish the entertainment industry the very best and I hope to see Saudi collaborations with other filmmakers all over the world.”