Actors praise govt plans to legislate on payment of royalties

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Senator Faisal Javed Khan shared that the government was planning to get the rights to royalties for artists.

Following Naila Jaffery’s viral video in which she raised the issue of royalties, Khan took to his Twitter and wrote that he has consulted with authorities to bring a bill in this regard.

“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, there is no policy or law ensuring that artists be given financial credit for their work,” he wrote.

“Therefore, it is very critical to fill the gaps and bring proper framework via amendments in legislation to ensure that our producers, artists get the rights to royalties. I am in touch with all stakeholders and IA a comprehensive bill is being brought soon to address this very important issue,” he added.

While reacting to this initiative, actors including Ali Zafar, Mikaal Zulfiqar, Sami Khan, Zara Tareen, and Sakina Samo praised the senator for looking into this matter.

 

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