Pak Oscar winner’s mother says award an honour for whole country

Lahore: The mother of Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, who won an Oscar for her documentary ‘Saving Face’, has said that her achievement is a matter of pride for Pakistan.

Obaid-Chinoy and Daniel Junge’s film about a plastic surgeon who travelled to Pakistan from the UK to help victims of acid attacks, won the Documentary (Short Subject) Academy Award on Sunday.

Talking at a press conference at her home, along with her family members, Saba Obaid said she was proud of her daughter’s success and hoped that the film would help in stopping incidents of acid throwing on women in the country, the Nation reported.

She also read a message from Sharmeen herself, in which the Oscar-winner said that if she could achieve such heights of success so could others in the country.

Obaid also thanked Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani for giving the highest civilian award of the country to Sharmeen.


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