According to PTI Senator Faisal Javed Khan, the federal government is working on introducing a detailed bill to ensure that actors are given financial compensation for their work.

Faisal wrote on Twitter “Most countries around the world give royalties to artists every time a show, their work is re-run, a second time or more,”. “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.”

Moreover, The Senator went on to say that it is “very critical to fill the gaps and bring proper framework via amendments in legislation to ensure that our producers [and] artists get their rights to royalties.”

Also, Ali Zafar, Mikaal Zulfiqar, Sami Khan, Zara Tareen, and Sakina Samo were among the actors who appreciated the senator for looking into the matter.


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Since Naila Jaffery’s call for producers and the government to pay actors royalties for re-run work and content, the debate around royalty fees for artists has gathered steam, with many actors requesting it.

“We as a community of artists, singers, actors, writers, producers, directors, composer, editors and so on, need to be recognised by our government as an industry,” proclaimed Ahmed Ali Butt.


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