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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 […]


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 […]