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  • | March 6th, 2012

    Ali Zafar: Proud that a woman got Pakistan’s first Oscar

    Ali Zafar: Proud that a woman got Pakistan’s first Oscar

    The London Paris New York artiste thinks it’s a great achievement
    Pakistani singer-actor Ali Zafar is happy that Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, a woman, picked up the first Oscar for his country. He describes it as a great feat for all his countrymen. “We are very proud of the fact that a woman has got the first Oscar for Pakistan. Sharmeen got the first Oscar and I have personally had the pleasure of meeting her. What a great achievement for all of us,” the 31-year-old said at the Lavasa Women’s Drive awards. Sharmeen, a Pakistani journalist and documentary filmmaker, won the Oscar for her documentary film Saving Face, which uncovers the story of hundreds of people, mostly women who become acid attack victims in her country. The movie won the best documentary (short) at the 84th Academy Awards. Click here to read more