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Censor issues cause cancellation of film premiere

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KARACHI: Some of those who reached the multiplex on Rashid Minhas Road on Sunday evening to attend the premiere for the film Parwaaz Hai Junoon received a bit of a shock to know that the event had been ‘cancelled’ because of ‘censor issues’. T he following was written on the white board placed at the […]


Architecture and Design Awards launched to showcase Pakistani talent to world

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In order to encourage architects and designers, ADA magazine is now launching Architecture and Design Awards to showcase Pakistani talent to the world. The face behind the magazine, Maria Aslam, spoke about the need to have a platform for upcoming designers and architects, and said that it would be a pioneering step at the ‘Architecture […]


Teeli releases Indo-Pak Independence Day special short film, Matched

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An initiative that offers some meaningful and entertaining video content for the country’s youth, Teeli has been making and releasing videos online for some time. The videos aren’t just fun to watch but also serve as a light-hearted commentary on issues that confront the Pakistani youth at different stages of their lives. The latest addition […]


Abida Parveen enthrals with her soulful repertoire

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KARACHI: The Karachi Haat, an open-air crafts centre held at the National Museum of Pakistan, brings different indigenous crafts of Sindh and Balochistan to those who may lack access. To celebrate the success of the exhibition which began in April, a performance by the legendary Abida Parveen was held on Tuesday. The evening was all […]


Ali Zafar receives ‘Pride of Pakistan Award’ in US

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KARACHI: World famous actor and singer Ali Zafar was presented with the ‘Pride of Pakistan Award’ at the actor’s recent international promotional tours for the block buster ‘Teefa in Trouble.’ The award was presented on the occasion on annual Independence Day celebration event in Los Angeles held by the Pakistani community titled “United For Pakistan […]


Junaid Khan on Call’s collaboration with WWF for their latest music video, ‘Rung Do’

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After receiving amazing response for their song ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ on Pakistan Day, Call the band (featuring Zulfiqar Jabbar Khan, M. Sultan Raja and Junaid Khan) is back with their music video ‘Rung Do’ that was released on the eve of Pakistan’s Independence Day. While the band collaborated with 40 drummers and percussionists from across Pakistan […]


Kyun Nikala premieres in Karachi tonight

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Anwar Maqsood and Dawar Mehmood have come together after a gap of three years for their latest collaboration, titled Kyun Nikala. The play, with a political backdrop, is scheduled to premiere at the Karachi Arts Council tonight (August 14) after the media night that took place on the eve of Independence Day (yesterday). Kyun Nikala […]


Is Batti Gul Meter Chalu inspired by Actor In Law?

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Though it has become a norm to compare Pakistani films to not one but multiple Bollywood films that have released in recent memory, it’s the opposite this time around. The recently released trailer of upcoming Indian film, Batti Gul Meter Chalu, which stars Shahid Kapoor in the lead role, is being compared to Nabeel Qureshi […]


Coke Studio launches first episode of Season 11

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LAHORE-Following the announcement of its eleventh consecutive season with ‘Hum Dekhenge’, Coca-Cola Pakistan proudly launched the first episode of Coke Studio Season 11, featuring over 70 diverse artistes in this landmark season. Spearheaded by producers Ali Hamza and Zohaib Kazi, this season intends to bring back a musical fusion of exciting elements and diverse influences, […]


Atif Aslam responds to Independence Day parade controversy

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Yesterday, attendees of a Pakistani Independence Day parade in New York called out local singing sensation Atif Aslam for performing Indian songs at the event. While some criticised the Aadat singer for his act, many of Atif’s loyal fans were quick to stand up for him. After the much-heated debate on Twitter, Atif has finally released his […]


Fancy and imagination

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KARACHI: In literary criticism, fancy is considered inferior to imagination, because imagination is the domain of creative people, whereas fancy only “combines all those things that are perceived by human beings into shapes”. Interestingly, a group show that’s under way at the Chawkandi Art Gallery encourages the five participating artists to use their fancy. The […]


Pakistani journalist’s book on Qandeel Baloch shortlisted for Indian literary prize

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A book about slain social media sensation Qandeel Baloch has been shortlisted for the Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize this year, a local publication reported on Thursday. Pakistani journalist Sanam Maher, who is the author of the book The Sensational Life & Death of Qandeel Baloch, posted on Twitter, “Some fantastic news to start the […]


Atif Aslam performs at the Pakistan Independence Day Parade in New York

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New York : Madison Square Garden was packed with thousands of Pakistanis wanting to show their love and support for a ‘Naya Pakistan’. Being physically away from Pakistan and that too right after the historical elections, this was their chance to adorn their Pakistani shirts, proudly wave the Pakistani flag next to the American flag […]


Pakistani film makes it to Thailand Short Film Competition

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While local cinema is striving to make a mark and win audiences across Pakistan, many of our films (shorts, feature-length) have gained traction internationally as well in recent times. Multiple Pakistani films, particularly shorts, have been screened at foreign film festivals, followed by immense praise as well as awards in some cases. Recently, a director-cinematographer […]