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Speakers articulate robust optimism for revival of Sindhi film industry.

JAMSHORO -- Speakers including legendary movie icons of Pakistan film industry have spell out strong optimism for revival and bright future of Sindhi film industry in the country and abroad. This they said at the inauguration ceremony of fourday Sindhi film festival on the theme 'Past, Present and Future of Sindhi Films' organized by Institute of Sindhology at Shaikh Ayaz auditorium, Faculty of Arts of the varsity. VC-SU Prof. Dr. Fateh Muhammad Burfat presided over the seminar, whereas; Sindh Minister for Education, Culture, Tourism and Archives Seyd Sardar Ali Shah was the Chief Guest in this eve.

Welcoming and thanking all guests to the event, and expressing special gratitude to Minister Shah and Pakistan's film giant Mustafa Qureshi and legendary producer Syed Noor, Dr. Burfat said that he saw potential prospects of restoration and rebirth of glory of Sindhi films.

'I reckon this seminar a pebble in the stagnant waters of Sindhi films that ruled cinema form 1951 to 1997 --- a period between which 83 stunning Sindhi movies were produced and screened to the immeasurable delight of viewers. This seminar has raised points that will certainly culminate into revival of this rich industry,' the vice chancellor said.

Minister Shah, welcoming Mustafa Qureshi's proposal announced establishment of Sindh Film Development Corporation (SFDC) there and then, saying shortly a meeting in this regard would be called to chart future course of action. Shah said Institute of Sindhology should assume the responsibility of bridging between film men and provincial government to materialize the given project effectively.

Matchless film star Mustafa Qureshi proposed establishment of Sindh Film Development Corporation (SFDC), adding that by proper government interest, patronage by affluent social class and struggle by people who had films as their first love; the Sindhi film industry could retrieve its lost glory.

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Publication:The Messenger (Karachi, Pakistan)
Date:Oct 16, 2018
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