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Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy to co-chair World Economic Forum meeting next year

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KARACHI: Oscar-winning Pakistani filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy will Co-Chair the 47th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland next year.

Obaid-Chinoy, a recipient of the World Economic Forum ‘Crystal Award’, is the first artist ever to Co-Chair to prestigious forum’s annual meeting being held from 17 to 20 January 2017 in under the theme “Responsive and Responsible Leadership”.

On being the first Pakistani to Co-Chair the meeting, the Academy Award winner said: “It is a great honour to be the first artist ever to be given the opportunity to co-chair the prestigious World Economic Forum at Davos in 2017. I have always believed that the true mark of any thriving society is the amount of investment made in its cultural and artistic infrastructure. There is, now, an increasing recognition of the fact that business and economics must go hand-in-hand with culture and arts for society to move forward and it is with great pride that I will be representing both the art community and my country, Pakistan!”

The 38-year-old has made various multi award winning films in over 10 countries around the world. Her films include Saving Face, Transgenders: Pakistan’s Open Secret and Pakistan’s Taliban Generation.

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