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Sharmeen to be honored with Civil Award

Karachi-based filmmaker, Sharmeen Obaid chinoy after being recognized across the globe has also been finally acknowledged by the government of Pakistan. Pakistan’s troubled Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilami has announced to honor the civil award for Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy for her talented work on “Saving Face”.


Gilani appreciated the services of Chinoy and respected the efforts she put on the documentary film which has led Pakistani nation to earn Oscar Awards.

He further on stated in press release issued by Prime Minister House that Sharmeen Obaid chinoy has been nominated for the civil award by the Prime Minister of Pakistan. The topic and problem raised by Chinoy is the main cause of downfall in Pakistan for women. Acid-attacks are spreading wider and wider day by day. She chose a very specific and unique topic which has been neglected by the filmmakers since years.

The film will surely bring positive change in the society regarding acid-attacks issue, Said Prime Minister.