Pakistan to have single censor board, says Shibli Faraz
Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Shibli Faraz has said that filmmakers must have creative liberty to make films.
In an interview, the minister disclosed that the government will launch the film policy in March next year under which they will officially give the status of industry to Pakistani films and will provide incentives to facilitate and assist filmmakers.
“Commercial films have their own needs and all the ingredients to make a commercial film should be allowed whereas art films should also be made and we should make films on our heroes. Why don’t we make films on national heroes?” questioned the minister.
He further said: “Filmmaking is creative work and we don’t want to be a hurdle in it so we are also working on strict censor policies. But one thing should be kept in mind: any content that can hurt religious and cultural sentiments should be avoided.”