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Famous actor Tauqeer Nasir appointed chairman of Punjab Censor Board

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  Pakistan’s senior drama artist Tauqeer Nasir has been appointed chairman of the Punjab Film Censor Board, it emerged Thursday. The veteran actor, who has starred in numerous dramas, started his career with Pakistan Television (PTV) in 1978. He was awarded the Sitara-e-Imtiaz by President Dr Arif Alvi on Aug 14, 2022. Nasir has previously […]


Issues of TV drama and films highlighted

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The second day of the Pakistan Literature Festival (PLF) on Saturday again roped in hundreds of literature and art lovers at the Alhamra Art Centre. One of the sessions, titled TV Pakistani Samaaj Ka Tarjumaan, featured veteran actor Munawar Saeed, playwrights Noorul Huda Shah, Asghar Nadeem Syed, Bee Gul and Amna Mufti, director Kashif Nisar […]


President of All Pakistan Chinese Overseas Youth Federation (APCOYF) To Showcase Pakistani Films In China: Aasma Butt

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President of All Pakistan Chinese Overseas Youth Federation (APCOYF) Aasma Ismail Butt on Thursday said China was a big market for Pakistani films, but for decades, besides the popular film “Mira Naam Hai Mohabbat” by Ghulam Mohiuddin and Babra Sharif, no notable film was showcased in China, but the federation was actively working on this […]


Arts councils can defeat extremism, bigotry, says minister

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SUKKUR: Sindh Minister for Culture, Tourism and Education Syed Sardar Ali Shah has said that extremism and bigotry can be defeated though construction of arts councils. The minister said after inaugurating Sukkur Arts Council at Sukkur Cultural Complex congratulated the participants and said that it was his dream to build a cultural arts council on […]


Another ‘first’ for Joyland as it enters Oscar’s fray

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Joyland, a movie which remained mired in controversy in Pakistan, has become the countries first-ever movie to be shortlisted for the Oscars, Dawn.com reported. On Thursday, the Acade­­my announced the shortlis­ted movies and films in 10 categories for the 95th Awards. Joyland was among 15 films shortlisted in the International Feature Film category and will […]


Malala lauds Saim Sadiq as ‘Joyland’ makes it to Oscar’s shortlist

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Malala Yousafzai congratulates Director Joyland Saim Sadiq as the film gets shortlisted for the Oscars 2023. Malala congratulated the director for this massive achievement. She remarked: “I’m so happy for you, for your whole team and everyone who was on-screen and behind the screen. You guys have done a tremendous job. This is such big […]


Ban on Joyland: Lahore High Court directs information secretary to decide matter within 15 days

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The Lahore High Court on Tuesday directed the provincial secretary for information and culture to hear the point of view of petitioners and producers of Joyland and decide the matter relating to ban on the exhibition of the film within 15 days. Hearing the petitions by citizens and the producers, Justice Muzamil Akhtar Shabbir expressed […]


Court cannot rule on moral grounds restricting freedom of expression, Sindh High Court (SHC)

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The Sindh High Court has issued a written order on the second petition against the release of Saim Sadiq’s film ‘Joyland’. According to a two-member bench headed by Chief Justice Sindh High Court Justice Ahmad Ali Sheikh, the petitioner claimed that the film promoted homosexuality. PM Shehbaz, N-leadership say IK’s propaganda exposed after Daily Mail […]


Another petition filed against ‘Joyland’

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After the release of Saim Sadiq directorial debut Joyland, another petition has been filed against the movie for promoting homosexuality. The petitioner Samira Mohammadi filed a case against Pakistan’s this year’s Oscar nomination. Her application stated that The film Joyland is made to promote homosexuality which Islam prohibits. It also said that Article 19-A of […]


Joyland and its disputed ban

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Among the many other controversies, a new one has engulfed our country regarding the upcoming movie, Joyland and its disputed ban. The movie, before its official release, has already bagged four major awards, among them the ‘prestigious’ Cannes Film Festival award in two categories; the Queer Palm category given to LGBT-relevant content and the much-acclaimed […]


Notices on plea against ban on Joyland

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Wednesday issued notices to the Punjab government and the film censor board on a petition challenging a ban on the exhibition of film Joyland in the province. Representing the petition filed by the producers of the film, Advocate Usama Khawar contended that the film had initially been approved for […]


Producers challenge ban on Joyland in Punjab

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LAHORE: The producers of Joyland have approached the Lahore High Court challenging a ban on the exhibition of the film in Punjab by the provincial government. The hearing of a writ petition filed by the Distribution Club (Pvt.) Limited and film’s co-producer Sana Zahra has also been fixed for Wednesday (today) before Justice Muzamil Akhtar Shabbir. The […]


Punjab government to set up film production studio, pledges Elahi

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LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi has assured the film industry of considering a proposal to set up a film production studio to provide recreational facilities to the masses besides reviving this neglected segment. The chief minister extended this assurance to film producers Sheikh Amjad Rasheed and Rana Khalid Manzoor during a meeting at […]


Sindh High Court (SHC) dismisses petition against ‘Joyland’ release

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The Sindh High Court (SHC) has dismissed as inadmissible a petition against the release of “Joyland”, a movie nominated for Academy Awards that has stirred controversy in Pakistan. The written judgment issued on Saturday states that the petitioner submitted that the film would encourage immorality in society, but has not pointed out any legal flaw […]


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