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Legendary TV host Tariq Aziz passes away

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LAHORE: In an era of grandeur and gimmicks, the glory of grace seems to be lost – and the man who brought that grace to Pakistani television has now left the world too. Tariq Aziz was the man of firsts, the first male television anchor, the first Pakistani game show host, the first to represent our […]


Pakistan’s top actress Sabiha Khanum passes away

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NEW YORK: Sabiha Khanum, a leading Pakistani film star of yesteryears, has passed away in Leesburg, in the United States, State of Virginia, leaving behind a treasure of cinematic work and a large number of grieving fans, her family announced on Saturday. Sabiha, 85, who ruled the silver screen in 1950s and 1960s, was suffering […]


Community raises monument to TV play

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LAHORE: The community members of an area in Lahore are so smitten by the Turkish television series, based on the character of Ertugrul, that they have paid a tribute to him by erecting a statue in their neighbourhood. The TV series, ‘Ertugrul Ghazi,’ originally Dirilis: Ertugrul in Turkish is being aired on the Pakistan Television […]


Short film on tragedy of Partition released

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LAHORE: The SOC Films has released the seventh and final short film from HOME1947 titled Dark Secrets, says a press release. HOME1947 Series is a deeply personal exploration of the lives and stories of the millions that were displaced in 1947 during the creation of two new independent states, India and Pakistan. The final film […]


Pakistanis Are Slamming Khalil Ur Rehman Qamar After He Gave Gaali to A Woman On Live TV

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Khalil Ur Rehman Qamar is not a new name when it comes to humiliating women and being a shameless prick about it. Despite being a successful writer, he holds no respect and basic decency when it comes to talking to women. Recently, on a live TV show, Khalil Ur Rehman lost his cool for no […]


Photo exhibition for photojournalists held

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ISLAMABAD: An annual photo exhibition and prize distribution ceremony Tuesday held here at Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) to pay tribute to the hardships faced by the photojournalists in their line of duty. The event was arranged by Rawalpindi Islamabad Photo Journalist Association (RIPA) in collaboration with PNCA and the Peace and Culture […]


KLF celebrates heroic lives of Fatima Jinnah, Benazir Bhutto, Asma Jahangir

Speakers at a session on Friday on the first day of the 11th Karachi Literature Festival agreed that a common achievement of Fatima Jinnah, Benazir Bhutto and Asma Jahangir was their struggle against the military dictatorship of their eras. They said progress and prosperity of every society required that women fully participated in different walks […]


Geo to release ‘The Legend of Moula Jatt’ film on this Eidul Fitr

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KARACHI: Film “The Legend of Moula Jatt” is Pakistan’s most anticipated film, due to be released on this Eidul Fitr, is an effort by Bilal Lashari to re-make the old Punjabi classic ‘Moula Jat’ to meet the tastes of modern day requirements of people and technology. The film is being termed as the biggest action-movie […]


Zindagi Tamasha: Sindh Board of Film Censors issues a release

A month has passed. Sarmad Khoosat, the director of the film, maintains he has said all that he felt he needed to say in a letter addressing those in the echelon of state power. He maintained that his film was passed by the Central Board of Film Censors (CBFC) with some cuts that he was […]


11th Karachi Literature Festival to begin on Feb 28

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KARACHI: The 11th edition of the annual Karachi Literature Festival (KLF) will be held from Feb 28 to March 1 at the Beach Luxury Hotel. This was announced by managing director of Oxford University Press Arshad Saeed Husain at a press conference at the Arts Council on Tuesday afternoon. Mr Husain said the aim of […]


No verdict on Zindagi Tamasha yet

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Almost a month into the postponed release of Sarmad Khoosat-directed Zindagi Tamasha, the film is nowhere to be seen, not in cinema houses and not even on TV or a streaming service thus far. The film marked Sarmad Khoosat’s return to direction after Manto in which he also played the titular role. But, Zindagi Tamasha […]


PSL 5: Jang Media Group releases Aaja Maidan Main for Quetta Gladiators

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KARACHI: As the preparations for Pakistan Super League season 5 are in full swing, the Jang Media Group released the anthem for Quetta Gladiators for this year. Titled, “Aaja Maidan Main”, the song brings the spirit of sportsmanship alive and instills the enthusiasm to be prepared for the upcoming PSL season 5. The Jang Media […]


Three-day international puppet festival kicks off in Karachi

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ISLAMABAD-The famous artist and author Rafi Peerzada announced that first time after 1976 the three-day 29th International puppet festival will be kicked off in Baagh-e-Qasim Karachi under the flag of Peer Rafi Theater tomorrow. Talking to a private news channel he stated the festival would be started from 7th February, the puppet show would be […]


Adab Festival 2020: Scriptwriters weigh in on the role of women in TV

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The recently concluded second edition of Adab Festival Pakistan took place from January 31 till February 2, 2020, at the Karachi Arts Council. The idea behind the festival is to address issues and challenges faced by artists in Pakistan and provide a platform for free speech and exchange of ideas. Free and open to all, […]