ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif and President of Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarian (PPP) Asif Ali Zardari on Monday congratulated Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy over winning second Oscar Award, TheNewsTribe.com reported.
Nawaz Sharif and Asif Ali Zardari offered best wishes to Pakistani filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid for the future and admired her struggle for women rights.
The 37-year-old director claimed her second career Oscar for “A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness.” For the first time, she won the Oscar for short documentry “Saving Face” in 2012.
The film examines the case of an 18-year-old Pakistani girl who survived a brutal attack by her father and uncle bent on an “honour killing.”
“A Girl in the River” is the latest in a series of socially charged investigative films from Obaid-Chinoy’s Karachi-based film company SOC Film.
The Oscar winning documentary will broadcast on HBO on March 7.
After winning Oscar Award, she told that Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif vowed the change the rule f hounour killing in country.