Government should love artists, not play with them: Ch Shujat Hussain

Wanted to embrace these artists, Corona is such a pandemic disease, despite desire could not do that, people should pray and seek forgiveness so that Corona onslaught totally breaks down

Happiness be distributed among people by opening theaters according to SOPs on Eid, Ch Parvez Elahi

Punjab Artists Producers Punjab Theatres Association delegation call on Ch Shujat Hussain and Parvez Elahi

Lahore: 25-07-2020: A delegation of Punjab Artists Producers Punjab Theaters Association headed by Chairman Qaiser Sanaullah called on Pakistan Muslim League (PML) President and former Prime Minister Ch Shujat Hussain and Speaker Punjab Assembly Ch Parvez Elahi at their residence here today (Saturday).

Delegation included Iftikhar Thakur, Qaiser Piya, Asif Iqbal, Tahir Anjum, Shahid Khan and Mohammad Yousuf among others. Delegation members apprised the PML leaders about the problems confronting stage industry.

Talking to the delegation, Ch Shujat Hussain said that the government should love the artists, not play with them. He emphasized on the Punjab Government that by opening the theaters ahead of Eidul Azha the sad atmosphere due to Corona should be made pleasant, artist community is such a segment which can pull the people out of prevailing disappointment and depression, if the artists are disappointed then there will be none to please the society.

Speaker Punjab Assembly Ch Parvez Elahi said that that for protection against Corona observing SOPs is very essential, if drama can be staged at particular level on Eid by observing SOPs then there is no harm. He said that people associated with this industry are facing problems in feeding their families, in order to revive this industry again work should be done under SOPs, in this connection I will meet Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar and apprise him about the problems of the artist community.

Ch Shujat Hussain said further that I wanted to embrace the artists but Corona is such a pandemic disease that despite desire could not do that, people should pray and seek forgiveness so that Corona onslaught totally breaks down.

Chairman Qaiser Sanaullah and Iftikhar Thakur said that that theater business is closed for the last five months, business running for 8 hours is open and the business which only runs for two hours is closed, about eight people are associated with this sector, we are ready to work under the government SOPs, our problems should be solved. #

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