ISLAMABAD: Social activist and flimmaker Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy met Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz on Monday at PM house.
According to press release issued by PM house, Premier acknowledged the efforts of Chinoy over highlighting the social issues through documentaries, also announced her Oscar nominated documentary “A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness premiere will be held in PM house.
“Customs and practices like honour killings have nothing to do with the divine principles and theories of Islam. The revolution brought by Islam in the world manifested through the life of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was the most successful movement for change of social reforms which has altered the course of history for all times to come. It was Islam which first recognized the rights of women”, Nawaz Sharif said.
Honour killings is a most critical issue and his government is determined to adopt all possible ways and means for removing this stain from our society, he further added.
Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy said about meeting that she is proud that Pakistan has a Prime Minister who has taken a leading role to address the issue of honour killings in the country. She also thanked the Prime Minister for supporting her endeavours to end honour killings in the country and revive the progressive image of Pakistan.