President Dr. Arif Alvi chaired the 10th meeting of Steering Committee for the Federal Government Artists Welfare Fund on Wednesday.
The purpose of this meeting is to provide financial assistance to the artists who are in impoverished position and facing health problems.
The meeting discussed various proposals to help out the extremely deserving and needy artists of the country.
The meeting proposed to enhance the endowment fund from the current 250 million rupees to1 billion rupees.
The meeting decided to collect a comprehensive data of all artists from across the country and directed Ministry of Information and Broadcasting to furnish it in a period of 1 month.
The meeting approved the disbursement of 10 million rupees to be distributed among the needy artists of the country who had requested for financial assistance.
It was agreed to grant financial assistance to the widow of an artist for a period of 1 year after the death of her husband.