Governor Sindh, Mr. Mohammad Zubair hosted a fund-raising and introductory reception for Pakistan International Film Festival (PIFF) being organized by the Karachi Film Society, (KFS) at Governor House.
The event was attended by the Consul Generals of Germany, Japan, Iran, Morocco, and founding members of the Karachi Film Society that raised the curtain on the key objectives and importance of hosting this festival in the City of lights.
Governor Sindh said that (PIFF) scheduled in March 2018, would be a remarkable addition in city’s cultural calendar as it would not only entertain people with the movies on variable topics from across the world but would also be beneficial for business point of view as it will bring film industries of various countries closer. He said that gathering of all stake holders of film industry would further facilitate exchange of new concepts, ideas and storylines, he observed.
Mr Zubair, who is also the patron of KFS said that this four day festival would highlight Karachi as a major film industry hub and also showcase the work of emerging film makers, who have revived the industry from Karachi. He also lauded the celebration of Pakistani cinema during PIFF where tributes would be paid to the great legends of our cinema industry.
The screening location of the movies would Nueplex, Frere Hall, Sea view and various mobile cinemas stationed at different parts of Karachi.
Dr Ishrat Hussain said that this festival is a humble attempt by some citizens to draw attention of the global community towards the softer image of Pakistan, especially Karachi.
President HUM Network and Karachi Film Society, Sultana Siddiqui said, Karachi Film Society is a great initiative by the most committed and accomplished members of our society, and I am very proud to be a part of such a dedicated team.
The Karachi Film Society has been established by the most accomplished people in their respective fields including Dr Ishrat Hussain (former Governor State Bank of Pakistan), Ms Ameena Saiyid (Managing Director OUP), Senator Javed Jabbar (writer, film-maker, policy analyst and former Federal Minister), Mr Sirajuddin Aziz (President and CEO Habib Metropolitan Bank), Mr Jamil Baig (CEO Nueplex Cinemas), Ms Ronak Lakhani (Chairperson SOP), Ms Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy (Oscar winning director/producer) and Ms Sultana Siddiqui (recipient of President’s Pride of Performance Award, founder and president of HUM Network Ltd and Karachi Film Society).