Time is a great healer but in the same way, it is also ruthless on the realm spectrum. Many senior personas in Pakistan are leading miserable lives, as they have vanished from screens and minds. They require homage and royalty to spend a respectable life. Celebs Praise Govt’s Initiative To Prepare Bill Regarding Pending Royalties of Artists.
Actors in Pakistan necessitate much more than a long list of titles under their names. As there has been no-royalty payments system in the country to foster fading luminaries. But to surprise, PTI’s Senator Faisal Javed Khan announced some exciting news for the entertainment fraternity. Govt prepares a bill for artists for their due royalties. It happens when senior actress Naila Jaffery knocks at government officials for royalty as she is struggling to meet her cancer treatment expenses.
Taking to Twitter, the PTI senator wrote,
“Most countries around the world give royalties/residuals to artists every time a show, their work, is re-run, a second time or more. However, sadly in Pakistan where many artists are already underpaid, no policy or law is ensuring that artists be given financial credit for their work.”
Therefore, it is very critical to fill the gaps & bring proper framework via amendments in legislation to ensure that our producers, artists get thr rights to royalties. Am in touch with all stakeholders & iA a comprehensive bill is being brought soon to address this v imp issue
— Faisal Javed Khan (@FaisalJavedKhan) April 12, 2021
TV veteran actor Naila Jaffery called out at govt officials
She uploaded a video to demand concerned authorities to pay her dues for re-airing her work, now Govt prepares a bill for the artists. She has disbursed most of her funds on her treatment and is now straining to afford healthcare. Earlier Naila Jaffery shared her struggle in a video clip and appeal.
“For the last six years, I have been bound with hospitals, as well as illness and cancer. I also have not had my second round of chemo either because of persistent infection and during this time I have wondered, what if the government lends a hand in this? What if they set up some policies for older people from the arts and sports sector? When I initially joined PTV I would get royalties for re-run shows and while that amount was nowhere near enough, I still got something and liked having a stream of disposable income on the side. I have been confined to a hospital bed for six years now and while everyone has supported me, loved me, helped me, and motivated me I wish there was some way to gain royalties on some of my last re-run plays.”
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Celebs Praise Govt’s Initiative To Prepare Bill Regarding Pending Royalties of Artists
Many actors valued the move and thanked the senator for conceding their gripes and taking a step to resolve the issue.
Thank you for bringing this up Faisal. https://t.co/pYBxPdwbJm
— Ali Zafar (@AliZafarsays) April 12, 2021
— sami khan (@samikhan421) April 12, 2021
— Zara Tareen (@ztareen) April 12, 2021
It is pertinent to note that the actor has been going through a belligerent ovarian cancer since 2016. Ever since her appeal, the natter bangs around about due royalty payments for artists that have gained momentum with several actors demanding it. Actors, including Yasir Hussain, Mikaal Zulfiqar, and Ushna Shah, came out in Jaffery’s support and called for laws to protect artists and their rights.
Well done PTI….