Political leaders congratulate Chinoy for winning an Oscar

WEB DESK:  Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and President Mamnoon Hussain congratulated Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy, now the two-time award winning documentary film maker, for securing an Oscar at the 88th Academy Award on Monday, Aaj News reported.

“Winning an Oscar is a proof that Pakistani women are talented,” said PM Nawaz Sharif while extending his regard to Chinoy.

A special screening of Chinoy’s Academy Award nominated film ‘The Girl in a River: The price of Forgiveness’ was held at the Prime Minister House in Islamabad last week.

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf leader Imran Khan also congratulated Chinoy on Twitter


Later the week on Sunday, Chinoy wins a second Oscar for the documentary and makes history by becoming the only women in Pakistan to have scored two Oscars.

Amid the women empowerment developments in the country, The Punjab Governor Rafique Rajwana Monday approved the Protection of Women against violence Bill 2015 and makes it a new law in Punjab which criminalise all forms of violence against women and also provides them with special centers which remove the usual red tape hurdles that complicate a woman’s quest for justice.