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Performing arts complex, cinemas to be set up in capital: PNCA head

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ISLAMABAD: A complex of performing arts and cinema houses will be set up in the capital to provide modern entertainment facilities to citizens, Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) Director General Jamal Shah said on Thursday. Mr Shah was speaking at a media briefing on the National Cultural Policy and National Film and Performing […]


Book launched

LAHORE: A book titled “Expression of Masculinities on Pakistani Television” written by Fatima Bilquis and Sara Tahir, was launched Wednesday at a hotel. The writers told The News that the widespread i.e. mass reach of the media makes it an indispensable tool for reinforcing the ideologies of the dominant class. Thus, in line with the […]


Failing state or not, India and Pakistan are very similar: Swara Bhaskar tells Indian journalist

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Swara Bhaskar’s controversial comments surely stirred up a storm in India and Pakistan. Although the actor has been defending herself ever since her ill-fated CNN interview, she seems to be changing her tune a bit now. Or at least, one can hope. After the interview went viral, an Indian journalist by the name of Jagrati […]


Pakistan joins SCO states to promote culture exchanges

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BEIJING: Pakistan joined the SCO’s member states, pledging to promote culture exchange and giving boost to the people-to-people contacts. At the 15th meeting of culture ministers from member states SCO, held in Sanya, Hainan province, Pakistan’s representative Shahera Shahid, Director General Lok Virsa said, “We are very happy to be included in the SCO, because […]


Marvel Studios to launch Pakistani-Muslim female superhero Ms Marvel in upcoming film

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After the release of Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ (based on an African-American superhero) led to an incredible box-office collection worldwide, Marvel Studios has announced to make another film, featuring a Pakistani-Muslim female superhero. However, who will play the revolutionary character is yet to be confirmed. Marvel president Kevin Fiege stated that their upcoming film based on […]


Art, filmmaking discussed at Quetta Literary Festival

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QUETTA: A panel discussion, fine art exhibition, book fair and other programmes were held on the second day of the Quetta Literary Festival (QLF) on Tuesday. The festival was organised by the Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences. “Filmmakers, intellectuals, writers, artists and a large number of citizens have participated in the […]


‘Raazi’ banned from releasing in Pakistan

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The Alia Bhatt and Vicky Kaushal-starrer Raazi will not be releasing in Pakistan. Due to its controversial content, no distributor has agreed to purchase the film. While the Meghan Gulzar-helmed project is slated to release in India on May 11, this news comes as a major disappointment for Bollywood fans on our side of the […]


Down memory lane with Rafi Saheb

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The Karachi Arts Council auditorium was awash in nostalgia Saturday night with people of all ages, especially the middle-aged and those even older, clapping heartily in rhythm and singing along with the star of the evening, Kamran Saggu. The programme, “A tribute to Mohammad Rafi”, featured hits of the late vocalist, whose songs have become […]


Madeeha remembered for social change efforts

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Islamabad: The speakers at a Pakistan National Council of the Arts reference held here for renowned activist and actress Madeeha Gauhar urged her fans, friends and colleagues to celebrate her work and strive to continue the tradition of humanism she evoked in the people in Pakistan and in the neighbouring countries. They said Madeeha had […]


Mahira Khan is heading to Cannes Film Festival

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LAHORE-Gorgeous Pakistani actress Mahira Khan will be heading to Cannes to add glamour at the red carpet of the prestigious Cannes Film Festival, which is going to be held from May 8th to 19th. She will be representing L’Oreal Paris Pakistan Haircare as its official spokesperson. “I am quite sure that my hair will be […]


Riz Ahmed teams with BBC for Pakistani-British family drama

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Pakistani-British actor Riz Ahmed has joined hands with the BBC, which has ordered a nine-part documentary series, Englistan, that will tell a tale of three generations of a British Pakistani family, reported The Hollywood Reporter. Englistan is based on a British Pakistani family, the Latifs: Jamal and Fatima, their children Ashraf, Razia and Asim, and […]


Death anniversary of famous comedian Munawar Zarif observed

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ISLAMABAD: The death anniversary of famous comedian and film actor Munawar Zarif was observed here on Sunday. Munawar Zarif was a versatile actor and comedian best known for his work in the Pakistani cinema of the Seventies. Zarif was regarded as one of the finest comedians of the Subcontinent. Born on February 2 1940 in […]


The world’s first bulletproof book, launched by SOC Outreach

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In an effort to support girls’ education, SOC Outreach (spearheaded by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy) and BBDO have collaborated to create the world’s first bulletproof book, titled, Knowledge is Bulletproof. The book is written by Sanam Maher and tells the story of Shazia Ramzan and Kainat Riaz, the two girls who were shot alongside Malala, and who […]


Democracy and creative expression have profound relationship: Marriyum

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information, Broadcasting, National History and Literary Heritage Ms.Marriyum Aurangzeb addressing the inaugural ceremony of the three-day Youth Cultural Fair under the auspices of Lok Virsa (Folk Heritage) here Friday said that democracy and creative expressions had profound relationship and the absence of democracy in the country for 30 to 35 years […]