Resolution for artists royalties passed in Senate: Senator Faisal Javed

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Senator Faisal Javed shared that a bill proposing free rights for artists to demand royalties was passed unanimously in Senate on January 17.

Taking to Twitter, the senator announced the good news for artists across the country. “Congratulations as the resolution have been passed by the Senate Pakistan unanimously today. Appreciate the support from all the members of the house,” he wrote. 

It must be noted here that a lot of voices put weight on demanding royalties for artists after a veteran actor Naila Jaffery demanded her right while suffering from cancer.

“I am suffering from cancer for the last six years. Meanwhile, I have always thought about having no support from the government for artists, especially seniors and those ailing ones,” she was quoted saying.

“Earlier, when I joined PTV, I used to get a certain amount for my re-run dramas. But, later on, that thing stopped. The last drama I did, re-ran at least four times but I didn’t get anything for it. Authorities should look into it,” the actor added.

Senator Javed reacted on Naila’s appeal and assured to bring a resolution in upper house to support artists financially.

Read: Actors praise govt plans to legislate on payment of royalties

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