LAHORE-Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif has said that only such films and stage dramas should be presented for the entertainment of people as could play an important role for the reformation, and character building of new generation on the positive lines. He said that films and stage dramas should completely be purged of vulgarity and obscenity and the individuals associated with this sector should play their role in this regard. He was talking to a delegation of the Cinema Owners Association (COA) at the CM Secretariat here on Monday. The delegation comprised COA Chairman Jehanzeb Beg, Syed Noor, Nadeem Mandviwala, Shahzad Rafiq and Faisal Butt. Senator Pervez Rashid, Members Provincial Assembly Farah Deeba, Imran Nazir, Secretary Excise & Taxation and Secretary Finance were also present. The CM said the govt would extend all out encouragement to the persons who provide a healthy and quality entertainment to the masses. He also directed formation of a high-level committee comprising COA and senior officers of the departments concerned to formulate a policy regarding quality films and stage dramas, as well as presenting comprehensive recommendations for waiving off entertainment duty. Shahbaz said that the purpose of waiving entertainment tax in the recent years was promotion of quality entertainment and cultural activities, but this sector instead of improvement further degenerated. The delegation thanked the Chief Minister for sympathetic consideration of their demands and formation of the committee for provision of healthy entertainment to the masses. They said that cinema industry was at the brink of disaster and could not afford 65 per cent entertainment tax. The delegation also presented a cheque for Rs 0.5 million for the relief and assistance of displaced persons of Swat.