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Young talent awarded in Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU)’s digital film festival

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RAWALPINDI: The award distribution ceremony of NAQSH Digital Film Festival, a nationwide event to showcase short films and documentaries created by students, amateurs and emerging professionals, was held at the new auditorium of Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU). Renowned actor Jamal Shah was the chief guest. Pakistani media industry from acting to film production and […]


Marriyum launches PTV films, PakFlix to revive Pakistan’s film industry

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ISLAMABAD – Federal Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb on Wednesday launched two Pakistan Television Corporation’s projects, Film Logo and PakFlix in the country’s federal capital. Addressing the inauguration ceremony, the PML-N leader vowed that the incumbent government wants to provide a platform where all stakeholders come together for resolving the problems of the industry. She detailed […]


Pakistan, Egypt to open dubbing centres

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ISLAMABAD: Egyptian Ambassador Tarek Mohamed Dahroug on Wednesday called on Information Minister Chaudhry Fawad Hussain, and discussed matters of mutual interest, especially related to film, drama, and regional and international situations. During the meeting, they agreed to open dubbing centres in their countries to translate both the Egyptian and Pakistani films and dramas in respective […]


Iqra Aziz calls out authorities over ban of Yasir Hussain film ‘Javed Iqbal’

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Iqra Aziz is disappointed after husband Yasir Hussain’s much-awaited film, Javed Iqbal   gets banned by authorities. Turning to her Instagram on Friday, Iqra raised her voice in a social media outpour, urging the audience to accept the harsh reality of the serial killer and the lives he harmed. Iqra went on to share how this […]


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 […]