Lahore, (PR) : Information and Culture Minister Punjab Amir Mir emphasized the significance of supporting artists’ welfare alongside promoting art, recognizing their crucial role in maintaining a healthy society. The Artists Support Fund aims to extend financial aid to deserving artists, with simplified disbursement mechanisms, including Jazz and MobiCash in addition to banks.

Minister Amir Mir conveyed these views during the 20th meeting of the Artists Support Fund Committee at Al Hamra Arts Council. He highlighted the Fund’s commitment to facilitating needy artists, with adjustments made considering inflation. The stipend for artists in need has been raised, and the allocation for widows of artists has also seen an increase.

The meeting, focusing on reviewing applications for the Artists Support Fund and financial aid, concluded with Minister Mir approving a grant of Rs 50 lakh for deserving artists. He directed the Department of Information and Culture Punjab to ensure the efficient distribution of allocated funds for artists within this month.

The meeting witnessed the participation of Secretary Information and Culture Daniyal Gillani, Additional Secretary Culture Tariq Basra, Sohail Waraich, Rashid Mehmood, actress Nisho, and other committee members.

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