ISLAMABAD - Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) Wednesday screened a documentary “Separation of East Pakistan – The Untold Story” produced by Erum Binte Shahid, with Javed Jabbar as executive producer and writer, Muhammad Zeeshan as the Content Director, and Mitra Bonshahi, Mehreen Jabbar and M. Bilal as the consulting editors.
The event was attended by government and political leaders, intellectuals, foreign delegates, celebrities, renowned personalities, said a press release issued here.
The audience greatly appreciated the efforts of the Evolution Media team, at bringing together international and national learned scholars, expert analysts, historians and public servants who had served at the time to unfold the story of 1971 like it has never been done before. Many shared that they were totally unaware of many of the information that was shared and how it completely changed their perspective on what had happened. Speaking at the event Erum Binte Shahid, said that she is honoured to have had the privilege to share the true story of 1971 with the people of South Asia, especially those who were not witness to the events of those years that led to the events of 1971. I am humbled to have contributed towards demystifying the false information that has unfortunately become the mainstream history.
The documentary is the first of its kind, sharing facts and information not revealed before. International and national experts and intellectual leaders addressed the false information and shared little known facts about 1971. Addressing on the occasion, Javed Jabbar said, “The history of 1971 has purposefully been diluted by hyperbole and false information. After 50 years it is time we use the lens of facts and objective analysis to tell the untold story.”
He said the documentary is the first of its kind, it reveals how history had been manipulated against Pakistan, purposefully creating strains between Bangladesh and Pakistan, to ensure continued regional unrest.