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Drama, film, digital media best platforms to promote image of the country: Fawad

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DUBAI, Jan 22 (APP): Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain on Saturday said that drama, film and digital media were the best platforms to portray and promote image of a country in the world. Addressing the inaugural ceremony of screening of Pakistani films at Dubai Expo 2020 here, he said Pakistan used […]


Theatre Festival starts

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LAHORE: The Lahore Arts Council’s (LAC) 24th Theatre Festival started with play “Permasher Singh” produced by Maas Foundation, at Alhamra Arts Center, here on Thursday. The play was an adaptation of the short story by legend writer Ahmed Nadeem Qasmi, adapted and directed by Maas Foundation President Aamir Nawaz. Speaking on the occasion, Aamir Nawaz […]


‘Film industry needs support’

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HYDERABAD: Veteran film star Mustafa Qureshi on Monday stressed the need for government support to revive the film industry of the country. “Film is a very potent medium to propagate a message,” he said during a panel interview in Hyderabad. Qureshi, the iconic actor from Sindh famous for his Punjabi films, said that his film […]


Film, music, drama awards being restored, says Fawad

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain on Wednesday underlined the need for promoting film, drama, music and culture to effectively present the national narrative at the international level as he announced restoring in categories of film, music and drama. Addressing a MoU signing ceremony between the Ministry of Information, National Arts Council […]


President Arts Council Muhammad Ahmad Shah announces holding of “Independent Film Festival” in February to encourage young filmmakers

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Karachi: At the ongoing 14th International Urdu Conference at the Arts Council of Pakistan Karachi, the session on “The Situation of Our Arts” was moderated by President Arts Council Muhammad Ahmed Shah. The other participants included Bushra Ansari, B Gul, Saifi Hassan and Asghar Nadeem Syed. On this occasion, Ahmed Shah said that “digital media […]


Pakistan, Turkey to produce TV series on Salahuddin Ayubi

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Turkey will jointly produce a television series on the life of warrior Salahuddin Ayubi as Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday stressed the need to familiarise the young generation with Muslim history and expressed the hope that the use of multimedia could prove helpful in this regard. “The series on the life […]


PTV is making a new TV series on Mirza Ghalib and Mughal emperor Babur

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After being reappointed as the Minister for Information and Broadcasting in April, Fawad Chaudhry resumed plans for reforms initiated by the ministry in 2018. In light of these reforms, he stated that PTV News would be upgraded to a high-definition (HD) channel by June 1 – a transition that had been delaying since 2019. “PTV […]


Book on musical instrument ‘chang’ launched

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KARACHI: A book about a centuries-old indigenous musical instrument from the Indus valley titled Chang by the late journalist and writer Shaikh Aziz was launched at the Karachi Press Club (KPC) on Saturday evening. Alauddin Khanzada was the first speaker. He said with the passage of time Shaikh sahib’s many talents are coming to the […]


Arts Council, United States of America consulate hold online musical event

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In connection with the 246th Independence Day of the United States of America that falls on July 4, the Arts Council of Pakistan and the US Consulate General in Karachi hosted an online musical concert. The event showed the power of music to bring people together, with both the Pakistani and American songs as well […]


Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) to start new series for paying tribute to music composers

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ISLAMABAD – Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) will start a new series titled “Melody Makers” for paying tribute to the great music composers of Pakistan film industry. In the series, new and popular singers would present their classic songs while special guests would highlight the life and musical contributions of the renowned musicians […]


Pakistani film festival held in Sydney

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LAHORE: A Pakistani film festival was held in Sydney, Australia, the other day in which short films made in Pakistan and from Pakistani filmmakers were screened. It was the first film festival of its kind held in Australia, which attracted significant interest and appreciation from the Australian audience, especially the Pakistani community.   According to […]


Prime Minister Imran encourages filmmakers to produce ‘original content’

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday maintained that speaking English and Western attire did not promote a soft image of the country — instead it was linked to independence and self-belief. “The world respects those who respect themselves … we need to promote Pakistaniyat,” he said while addressing the first National Amateur Short Film […]


Pakistan National Council of the Arts to establish digital platform for local artists

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ISLAMABAD – Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) has decided to establish a digital platform for local artists. The digital platform would produce various programs with artists at PNCA regional offices in Jamshoro and Gilgit. Director General PNCA Dr Fouzia Saeed told APP on Thursday that a vlog would also be launched to promote […]


All Pakistan Music Conference ends

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KARACHI: The 2021 edition of the All Pakistan Music Conference (APMC) having the theme Abb Ke Sawan (This rainy season) ended on Sunday night on the conference’s YouTube channel with a masterful performance of raga Megh by Ustad Fateh Ali Khan. As can be gauged from the theme of the event, the raga picked by […]