September 9, 2019 08:00 PM NPT
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Kathmandu, Sept 9: Minister for Communications and Information Technology Gokul Prasad Banskota has reaffirmed that government would bring a new Film Act aimed at protecting, promoting and regulating the film sector of the country.
Addressing the 32nd anniversary of the Film Artistes Association of Nepal (FAAN) in Kathmandu on Monday, Minister Banskota shared that the Act would accord priority to the subject matters that further strengthen nationality and promote unity in diversity.
Banskota, however, said the bill to this has not been tabled in the parliament yet owing to some technical issues.
According to him, some media have been spreading misguiding information. "It's not good for the media to disseminate false information," he added.
Underscoring unity among the artistes to further elevate the nationality to a greater height, he pledged to provide a suitable spot to construct FAAN's building.
President of FAAN, artistes Nir Shah, Akash Adhikari and Krishna Malla among others advised the government to include various provisions on the welfare of artistes in the new Film Act.