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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 […]


SOC Films releases World Press Freedom Day webinar

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In commemoration of the World Press Freedom Day in May 2021, SOC Films hosted its first ever ‘Webinar’ focusing on the important issues that affect journalists reporting on issues confronting Pakistanis including minorities. The Webinar, moderated by journalist Munizae Jahangir, featured speakers from diverse backgrounds including the Canadian High Commissioner to Pakistan Wendy Gilmour, who […]


Special equipment provided to students of documentary film making

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Islamabad: National Institute of Folk and Traditional heritage Lok Virsa had provided special equipment and technicalities to students of Documentary Film-making during a live Musical Festival. Talking to this agency, Executive Director Lok Virsa Talha Ali said the students of the documentary film-making team had an opportunity to showcase their expertise. He said these kinds […]


Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) launches National Amateur Short Film Festival ‘21

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The National Amateur Short Film Festival (NASFF ‘21) was launched by one of the most esteemed and prestigious organizations of Pakistan, Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR). Individuals aspiring to be filmmakers were invited to participate in the festival, who previously had no platform to establish themselves and demonstrate their talents and skills. NASFF proved to […]


‘It was a political strategy to make Pakistan conservative’

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KARACHI: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry has said that Pakistani films suffered a decline after the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan. Pakistan was turned into a conservative society through a thought-out conspiracy. He said this while delivering his keynote address on Saturday on the second day of the 3rd Pakistan International Film Festival […]


‘Government creates environment, can’t run film industry’

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KARACHI: The 3rd Pakistan International Film Festival (PIFF) an initiative of the Karachi Film Society (KFS) began at Frere Hall on Friday evening. This year’s event is called Women’s Edition 2021 and will last for three days. Senator Faisal Javed delivered the keynote address on the occasion focusing on the topic of the day which […]


Hope this actually happens: Insiders welcome film policy announcement

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Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain on Wednesday reiterated the government’s commitment to revive the film industry in Pakistan. “New film policy will be announced next month,” the federal minister shared, adding, “All major taxes on films will be abolished. Likewise, dramas and film businesses will get special benefits. Hope new film policy […]


New film policy next month: Fawad

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ISLAMABAD – Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said Thursday that new film policy will be announced next month. In a tweet, he said, “New film policy will be announced next month, all major taxes on films will be abolished likewise dramas and film business will get special benefits, hope new film […]