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Pakistan’s biggest self-proclaimed ‘feminist’ is receiving flak for his opinions once again

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Khalilur Rehman Qamar (KRQ) seems to have landed himself in hot waters once again. The renowned playwright has irked many – and rightfully so – with his recent comments on feminism and the ongoing protests against rape across Pakistan. The Meray Paas Tum Ho writer recently appeared at a local channel wherein he shared his two cents […]


Breaking: PEMRA Orders A Ban On Drama Serial ‘Jalan’

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The news of PEMRA taking notice of content that goes against the religious, ethical, and moral values of the Pakistani society had surfaced a few days ago. PEMRA had given out a statement that had banned the re-runs of dramas Ishqiya and Pyar Kay Sadqay from airing on televisions. In the same statement, the fate […]


Pakistani movies, dramas to be aired on Saudi media in Arabic

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ISLAMABAD, Sep 4 (APP): Pakistani movies and dramas, dubbed in Arabic, would be on aired in Saudi Arabia to cement cultural cooperation and strengthen bilateral ties between the brotherly countries. It was agreed during a meeting between Saudi Ambassador to Pakistan Nawaf bin Saeed Al-Malki and Chairman Senate Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting, Senator […]


PEMRA Bans Retelecast Of Drama Serials Ishqia, Piyar Ke Sadqey

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Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) on Friday banned repeat telecast of ARY drama serial Ishqia and Hum TV drama serial Piyar Ke Sadqey under PEMRA Ordinance section 27 ISLAMABAD, (APP – UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – 4th Sep, 2020 ):Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) on Friday banned repeat telecast of ARY drama […]


PNCA to hold Theater Workshop on Sept 8

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Islamabad: Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA) will hold three days long ‘Theater Workshop’ for students willing to seek technical insights of repertory theater on September 8 to 10. The workshop was aimed to educate amateur actors regarding the art of acting and the sensibilities of theater. Local and senior artists will also participate in […]


Senate panel calls for film industry’s revival

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ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting has stressed the need for revival of the film industry in Pakistan. Presiding over a meeting of the committee on Wednesday, its chairman Faisal Javed noted that the film industry had declined to this level because previous governments had done nothing to promote it. The meeting […]


PNCA to start film production course

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Islamabad: Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA) has planned to start one year Film Production Course to become a Professional Film Maker. The course would offer a foundation for understanding cinema-and its relation to culture, history, technology and aesthetics-Film Studies. According to an official, the classes were aimed to teach students to create and analyze […]


Pakistan’s only female media mogul goes up against foreign investors

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Sultana Siddiqui is credited for revolutionising the drama industry but now is struggling to save her empire from a foreign hostile takeover. Sultana Siddiqui is a titan in Pakistan’s media landscape. She has hosted shows in a regional language, directed and produced some of the most memorable drama serials, as well as helped launch the […]


Bail of actor, singer extended in video case

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LAHORE: A sessions court on Tuesday extended interim pre-arrest bail of actor Saba Qamar and singer Bilal Saeed in a case of video recording at the Wazir Khan Mosque. The petitioners did not appear before the court, citing security reasons. The lawyers filed applications on behalf of Ms Qamar and Mr Saeed, seeking exemption from […]


Dealing with Covid-19 : Shuttered cinemas face new challenges

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LAHORE: For movie fans, the wait may still not be over. The long intermission triggered by the Covid-19 health crisis may gradually be coming to an end, but the return to movie theatres that remained closed for months during the pandemic, comes with conditions and a long list of challenges. While the government has revoked […]


Ankahi to be staged from Oct 20

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KARACHI: The theatrical version of writer Haseena Moin’s famous TV play Ankahi which was to be shown at the Arts Council on March 15 but was put off because of the pandemic, will now be staged on Oct 20. This was announced at a press conference on Wednesday afternoon. Speaking on the occasion president of […]


Court orders registration of case against Bilal Saeed, Saba Qamar

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LAHORE: A Sessions’ Court in Lahore on Thursday ordered registration of an FIR against singer Bilal Saeed, actress Saba Qamar and others over shooting a music video at Wazir Khan Mosque. The court ordered SHO Akbari Gate to proceed against the proposed persons if some cognisable offence was made out. Additional District and Sessions Judge […]


Wazir Khan mosque’s manager suspended over music video scandal

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LAHORE: The manager of the city’s Wazir Khan Mosque has been suspended, a notification from the Punjab Auqaf and Religious Affairs Department said on Sunday, in what comes as the latest update in the controversy surrounding a short video shot at the glorious historical site. According to the notification, the Punjab Auqaf and Religious Affairs […]


Bilal Saeed gives clarification about controversial mosque shoot

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Singer Bilal Saeed and actress Saba Qamar’s new song “Qubool” is facing criticism on social media for damaging the sanctity of Lahore’s historic Wazir Khan Mosque. Bilal Saeed and Saba Qamar have made a joint statement while releasing the teaser of the upcoming song on Instagram, clarifying to fans that the accusations are false. “This […]