Latest Pakistan News / Islamabad News – President Asif Ali Zardari on Monday felicitated Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy on winning the first-ever Oscar award for Pakistan on her documentary `Saving Face’.
The president in a message appreciated Sharmeen Obaid for highlighting a sensitive topic of acid attacks on women with utmost sensibility and creativity.
He said the country’s artists had all the potential to thrive and prove their skills in the field of arts and culture.
The president lauded Sharmeen for bringing laurels to the country by excelling in film-making and sending a message to the world about Pakistan’s softer image.
`Saving Face’, a 52-minute documentary was given award at the 84th Academy Awards on Sunday. It talks about the plight of women subjected to acid attacks and a doctor who visits Pakistan to treat the victims and give them hope. (APP)