Dukhtaar is an award-winning feature film by Afia Nathaniel. It screend at the United Nations on Wednesday and sources revealed that it attracted a large audience.
Dr Maleeha Lodhi, Ambassador to the UN, organised this as a side event in the Trusteeship Council Chamber during the 61th annual session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).
Ambassador Lodhi in her opening remarks said that the Pakistani film industry’s revival is being spearheaded by young filmmakers, including women, who are producing films on diverse topics, be it entertainment or social issues.
The ambassador introduced Khawar Mumtaz, chairperson of Pakistan’s National Commission on the Status of Women (NCSW), who is also the mother of the lead actress in the film, Samiya Mumtaz.
The NCSW chairperson briefly talked about how her daughter developed interest in acting. Mumtaz said that her daughter was a dedicated actress and only acted in movies with an inspirational message.