Pakistan’s veteran actor Tauqeer Nasir has been appointed as chairman of the Punjab Film Censor Board.
The recipient of Pride of Performance and Tamgha-e-Imtiaz has experience of over four decades in the entertainment industry as he started his carried with Pakistan Television (PTV) in 1978.
Nasir has previously served as the director of the Pakistan National Council of the Arts’s (PNCA) Islamabad chapter and in the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA).
Talking to media, the “Phul Pathar” actor said he aimed at resolving the issues being faced by the film industry, adding that he was well aware of the issues since he belonged to the same industry.
Nasir said he would try to solve the problems of the film industry. “I am well aware of the film industry’s problems as I have remained associated with it,” he said.
The actor’s career has spanned over 40 years.
Earlier, actor Vasay Chaudhry was serving as the vice-chairman of the Punjab Film Censor Board. However, his tenure came to an end after caretaker Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi dissolved the censor board.
“After the recent de-notification of the Punjab film censor board, my tenure as the Vice chairman ends with viewing 8 films, consuming 4 cups of coffee, 1 popcorn, 1 pack of chips, 3 water bottles, passing 7 films with cuts and banning 1(it was an E grade Hollywood film),” the actor has tweeted at the time.
After the recent denotification of the Punjab film censor board,my tenure as the Vice chairman ends with viewing 8 films,consuming 4 cups of coffee,1 popcorn,1 pack of chips,3 water bottles,passing 7 films with cuts and banning 1(it was an E grade Hollywood film).
— vasay chaudhry (@vasaych) January 29, 2023