Shamoon Abbasi, Pakistan’s former actor turned director and screenwriter has stepped into politics.
the Waar star announced that he has joined Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) with an aim to revive the Pakistani media industry.
“I’ve joined PTI, not as a politician; I’ve joined the development department of the media industry. We’ve created and forwarded new policies that the government has accepted and started implementing. Thankfully, Prime Minister Imran Khan is supporting us,” Shamoon said while talking to a news outlet.
“A department is being created which will visit sets without notice and make sure things are functioning professionally. If a producer has employed someone without an agreement, he will be questioned and we will work things out accordingly,” he added.
He also revealed that he has used his new designation to launch Caravan 2021, a festival for fresh Pakistani filmmakers from all over the world, where they can submit their projects including short-films.