Islamabad - Member of National Assembly Tahira Aurengzeb yesterday said that Sharmeen’s second Oscar award depicts the struggle of modern Pakistani women to highlight the vulnerable and victims of violence in the society. “I must appreciate her continued struggle for portraying deprived women through her tremendous movies,” she said while talking to APP.

Moreover she said, “It is an honour for Pakistani women that Sharmeen Chinoy has won the highest award of Oscar for the second time, in fact she made the people of Pakistan feel proud. She is determined and always focuses on protection of Women’s rights through her movies.”

Tahira Aurengzeb said, “Number of issues regarding women protection, women rights, honour killing are being discussed in the Parliament and soon the laws pertaining to women will be implemented.” Sharmeen Obaid won the Oscar on her film “A Girl in the River - The Price of Forgiveness” in the best short documentary category.

The film examines the case of an 18-year-old Pakistani girl who survived a brutal attack by her father and uncle bent on an “honour killing.” This is the second time that the 37-year-old Pakistani filmmaker has won an Oscar award. She previously received the award in the same category in 2012 for her documentary “Saving Face” that focused on issue of disfiguring of the faces of girls and women by men on various pretexts by throwing acid at them.

Sharmeed Obaid-Chinoy holds a rare distinction of being among the nine women film directors in the world to have won Oscars for non-fiction films.