Second meeting of PM’s Special Committee for artists’ welfare on Tuesday


ISLAMABAD, March 13 (APP): The second meeting of Prime Minister’s special committee for artist’s welfare will be held here on March 14 (Tuesday) with participation of Provincial Secretaries of four provinces related to culture subject who will give their valuable inputs for the well-being of artists.
The 12-member committee headed by Adviser to Prime Minister on National History and Literary Heritage (NHLH), Irfan Siddiqui was formed by Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif to prepare a report based on effective recommendations for the welfare of artists working in different sections of Fine Arts.
Provincial secretaries will brief the committee about the on-going welfare schemes for artists in their respective provinces.
The main objective of inviting provincial secretaries is to avoid any overlapping in the proposed schemes for artist’s welfare and devise well-coordinated and comprehensive policy in this regard.
The officials of Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication and National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) will also participate in the meeting to discuss the idea to maintain database carrying information of different welfare schemes for artists at federal and provincial level and beneficiaries.
Managing Director, Pakistan Bait ul Mal (PBM), Barrister Abid Waheed Sheikh would also attend the meeting and brief the participants of the functions of his organization.
Chairman Film Censor Board, Mubashir Hasan, expected to attend the meeting, would apprise the committee about the contribution of welfare fund supposed to be made by the film producers at the time of film censorship.
Secretary NHLH Division, Aamir Hasan is also Secretary of the committee while the other members of committee included Chairman Pakistan Television, Atta-ul-Haq Qasmi, prominent film and drama actresses, Zeba Muhammad Ali and Laila Zubairi, prominent artist, Suhail Ahmad Azizi, Director General, Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA), Jamal Shah, Film Producers Syed Noor and Ejaz Ahmad Gul, prominent Musician, Master Parvez Haider and Violin player, Ustad Raees.
The 12-member committee will present its report to the Prime Minister within a month.