Devos - Oscar-winner documentary maker Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy on Friday expressed gratitude to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on his statements against honour killing in Pakistan.

"I just want to thank you for your recent statement saying that you are going to work against honour killings in Pakistan," Chinoy told the prime minister at a meeting with businessmen, held here on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum. "As a Pakistan woman, I am honoured to have a prime minister who is working on the issue," said Chinoy who was recently appreciated by the prime minister for the nomination of her film 'A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness'.

The prime minister had earlier stated that honour killings , the theme of the film, afflict several segments of the Pakistani society. He had also expressed the government's commitment to rid Pakistan of this evil by bringing in appropriate legislation and termed Ms Chinoy's insights very useful in this connection.

The Prime Minister earlier had also invited Ms Chinoy to the Prime Minister's House for the first screening of her film.