LAHORE Federal Minister for Culture Pir Aftab Hussain Shah Jilani has pledged to address the issues related to the film industry. He said that the Ministry would resolve the issues of the film industry, but it could only work within its allocated budget. He was addressing a Press conference at the Shakir Ali Museum here on Tuesday. The Minister said he met with the film industrys representatives at the Javid Manzil, the Iqbal Academy and other institutions working under the ministry, and listened to their problems that needed to be solved. The people I met with have demanded of the Ministry to give official status to the film industry, he said and added that they also asked for establishment of a modern laboratory for quality production of films. He said he assured them that the government with all its capacity would favour them and take speedy action for the survival of the film industry. He further said that the ban on Indian films would destroy the Pakistani cinema industry, but if good films were produced here the government could then put a ban on screening of Indian movies in local theatres. Replying to a question, Pir Aftab said that how the Ministry could announce a National Film Award in absence of good films. He admitted that the Ministry had shortage of funds, but reiterated that it would do all its best within the limited allocated funds. The Minister visited museum and appreciated the role of authorities in reviving the culture and presenting a soft image of country. Visit National Highways and Motorways Police (NH&MP) DIG N-Central Syed Ibne Hussain visited the residence of Shaheed patrolling officer Syed Azher Hussain and offered Fatheh Khawani and awarded financial aid to the bereaved family. The DIG said on the occasion that Azher Hussain was an honest and brave officer and NH&MP would always remember his services and dedication towards duties. The Sector Commander, SSP Muhammaed Ali Nekokara was also present on the occasion.