Fawad Chaudhry, The Minister of Information and Broadcasting, has announced that cinemas would be open for certain cities as of October 1, 2021. This announcement was made after a brief meeting with Asad Umar, The federal Minister of Planning, Development and Special Initiative.
A number of select cities, meeting the Covid 19 vaccination deadline according to their population; Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Mirpur, Muzaffarabad, Gilgit and Skardu are a part of this list.
He started, “Eight cities including Rawalpindi and Islamabad will be allowed to reopen cinemas starting October 1. We are hoping health authorities in Karachi and Lahore will increase vaccination drives so cinemas can reopen in their regions too”.
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Mr. Umar stressed the fact; that the only way out of the pandemic is to start by getting the majority vaccinated. As a part of his strategy to get citizens vaccinated.
He added; “Higher restrictions on cities with a low level of vaccination and on citizens who are not vaccinated.”
As new films continue to release, many Pakistani citizens question whether they will ever view the masterpieces in cinemas again.
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In a Twitter thread by Nabeel Qureshi, he discussed the premiere of the latest James Bond movie and promoted that affair. However, his caption; “Cinema’s kab challenge” which translates to “when will the cinemas open”, shows frustration and restlessness as the premiers are lost.