In December 2021 a resolution on artists receiving Royalty Resolution for their work was submitted in the Senate by PTI Senator Faisal Javed Khan. Finally, Khan has some good news for the entertainment fraternity, the Senate has greenlit the resolution in their favor on Monday.
— Faisal Javed Khan (@FaisalJavedKhan) January 17, 2022
The news spread like wildfire in the entertainment industry and celebrities rejoiced and thanked the Senator for his efforts.
Adnan Siddiqui wrote on Twitter, “Finally! It was due for a long time. Our artists deserve security and due recognition of their work.”
Finally! It was due since a long time. Our artists deserve security and due recognition of their work. #RoyaltyBill
— Adnan Siddiqui (@adnanactor) January 17, 2022
Superstar Humayun Saeed also appreciated Senator Khan and said, “Congratulations to the TV/Film fraternity. Senate Pakistan has unanimously passed a resolution to empower Copyright Board to fix royalties for licensing and assignment of work and ensure payments to artists. Thank u members of the house.”
Congratulations to TV/Film fraternity @SenatePakistan has unanimously passed resolution with the objective to empower Copyright Board to fix royalties for licensing and assignment of work and ensure payments to artists. Thank u members of the house #RoyaltiesForArtists pic.twitter.com/S1O57FFuyg
— Humayun Saeed (@iamhumayunsaeed) January 17, 2022
‘Ghisi Pitti Mohabbat’ starlet Ramsha Khan retweeted Khan’s tweet and wrote, “This is such great news. The first step in the right direction of paying royalties for artists. Thank you, Faisal Javed Khan.”
This is such great news … first step in the right direction of paying #RoyaltiesForArtists
— Ramsha Khan (@ramshakofficial) January 17, 2022
It was Mikaal Zulfiqar who first demanded artist royalty when his hit drama ‘Diyar-e-Dil’ was rerun for the umpteenth time on HUM TV. The actor was delighted with this decision and said, “Biggest news for the media industry in years. Thank you Faisal Javed Khan for giving us our due right. This will benefit so many. The industry as a whole will prosper. Big thank you to the Senate for passing the royalties bill. Thank you to everyone who unconditionally supported this process.”
Celebrities, Ali Safina, Fakhr-e-Alam, Vasay Chaudhry, Omair Rana, and Salman Ahmad thanked the senator on Twitter.
— Ali Safina (@AliSafinas) January 17, 2022
— vasay chaudhry (@vasaych) January 17, 2022
Something that should have been done many many years ago…but finally happening…thank you for doing this…hope many artists will benefit from this and when they most need support they could tap into this. Great news. https://t.co/gBO7d0KJYg
— Fakhr-e-Alam (@falamb3) January 17, 2022
More power to you @FaisalJavedKhan for raising a crucial arts & culture concern for reform. More needs to be done , especially due to the devastating effects of #COVID19 on #Artists in 🇵🇰 https://t.co/WJ6cQJevmO
— salman ahmad (@sufisal) January 17, 2022
This could be a true paradigm shift, a gae changer and a massive boost to the Culture-Related industries! I have yet to BELIEVE it. It’s such a great news! #RoyalrtiesForArtists https://t.co/smGLP90Rnk
— Omair Rana (@omairana) January 17, 2022