Sharmeen meets Shahbaz LAHORE: Two-time Academy Award winner Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy met Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Thursday and praised his measures for the welfare and empowerment of women.
She said the Punjab government had taken solid measures for the progress and empowerment of women.
Mr Sharif said that Ms Chinoy had win laurels for the country by winning the Oscar Award twice through her excellent documentary films. Winning the Academy Award twice by a Pakistani filmmaker was an honour for the country, he added. She highlighted social problems of women through her films. He said that making film on murder in the name of honour was a good achievement by Ms Chinoy.
He said that Pakistani women were talented who had proved their worth in all sectors. He said development could not be made without the participation of women in practical fields. He said that besides empowerment of women, their protection was also necessary for the development and prosperity of Pakistan.
The Punjab government had made historic measures for the protection of women rights, he said.