Nigar Film Awards 2017 Controversy: The Show Must Go On!


Rumors of Nigar Awards being sued by a Karachi-based businessman Osama Qazi on the pretext of violation of contract and betrayal, have been making the rounds. However, the chief editor of Nigar Weekly and Chairman of Nigar Awards, Aslam Ilyas Rashidi, has spoken out to squash all such rumors.

According to a press release issued yesterday, the preparations for 47th Nigar Film Awards are in full swing. The Nigar Awards are happening with full zeal and without any hindrance. He has strictly denied the news being reported by various sources, regarding the High Court injunction. There is no doubt that the case is under hearing, where both parties are allowed to work within their scope.

Take a look at the press conference held earlier:

The respected court has not carried out any stay order regarding the Nigar Awards event. He also sternly condemned the rumors that there is a 10 years agreement between Nigar and the proprietor of Lush institute, Usama Qazi. The listed agreement was canceled on 4th December, 2016, because of his ill intent and incompetence.

It should be clear that through Nigar Awards, the Nigar Institute has been supporting and encouraging Pakistani artists and the talent linked to the Pakistani film industry. It is because of this pivotal role being played by Nigar Institute that Nigar Award has been respected in the Private as well as in the Government sector.

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