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Several literary giants expected at 4th Faiz International Festival

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The fourth edition of the Faiz International Festival is all set to be held at Lahore’s Alhamra Hall and preparations for the event are in full swing. Invitations have been sent and social media campaigns initiated, ready for the gala to run from November 16, 2018, to November 18, 2018. The mela is among some of the […]

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‘Donkey King’ breaks all animated film records

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KARACHI: Geo’s first and Pakistan’s number one animated movie ‘The Donkey King’ breaks all animated film records within 8 days, Mangu Being chased by 5 Indian Films. With a record breaking business of 8+ crores, Geo Films’ Donkey King has broken the animation record of all films within just one week. The movie broke lifetime […]

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‘Donkey King’ full-fledged entertainment for all ages: experts

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KARACHI: The Donkey King (TDK) is a blockbuster, entertainment which is interesting to watch. It’s not easy to get too much from one movie but TDK is such a film which is entertaining that one cannot feel bored watching it. This is a fast-paced movie which consists of multiple brief scenes. It promises to be […]

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PTV dramas popular in Mauritius

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Mauritius and Pakistan on Wednesday discussed cooperation in field of television dramas and serials. Dramas of Pakistan Television Corporation (PTVC) are very popular in South Asian people living in Mauritius, said the Mauritian High Commissioner Soobadar Rashidally who called on Federal Secretary for Information and Broadcasting Sardar Ahmad Nawaz Sukhera. During the meeting the high commissioner discussed the […]

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Terrified of television

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IF you want to experience an avalanche of unpleasant visual phenomena, all you need to do is turn on the television. As I write this, three-quarters of the screen is devoted to a speech being given by the leader of the opposition in the National Assembly. Every now and then the camera pans across the […]

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Traces of Turkey found in grand festival

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KARACHI: There is little Turkish grandness in the three-day festival that opened its door to Karachi on Friday evening but traces of Turkey can be found along the one-kilometre harbour front. The first Grand Turkish Festival kicked off at Port Grand, offering a variety of Turkish food and entertainment. “We are here to celebrate the […]

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CABLE OPERATORS’ ISSUES DISCUSSED

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Pakistan Broadcasters Association & Punjab Revenue Authority had a meeting yesterday to discuss the issue of payment of Sales Tax by Cable Operators and sealing of their business premises by PRA. On PBA’s assurance to mediate the matter within 30 days, PRA has agreed to de-seal the cable networks in Gujranwala and Sardogha and would […]

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Three shows on first day of children’s film festival

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LAHORE: Up to 1,500 children attended the first day of 7th Lahore International Children’s Film Festival of 2015 at Alhamra Art Centre and Cinepax on Monday. Children appreciated films ‘Daughter of an Ocean from United States’, and ‘Baroque n Roll from Canada’. The film ‘Daughter of an Ocean’ is about remembering the story of a […]

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Indonesian, Pakistani artistes come together for culture

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Karachi: The Indonesian cultural night at the National Academy of Performing Arts (Napa) the other evening was a real gala event and turned out to be a real source of pleasure for an otherwise entertainment-starved citizenry. The evening got going with a folk music piece rendered on the transverse flute by Ustad Salamat Hussain, with […]

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Geo TV launches ‘Asia Singing Superstar’ tomorrow

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KARACHI: Geo TV will launch Asia’s biggest singing competition from Saturday (October 31). It is a show in which Pakistanis and Indian singers will participate as contenders. The name of the show is ‘Asia Singing Superstar’ which will be judged by two mentors, Shafqat Amanat Ali and Shanker Mahadevan who will support respective sides. Geo […]

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Children’s film festival concludes

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KARACHI: Who doesn’t enjoy a break from regular school work and if that break means watching films, well, what else can a student ask for? The happy faces of students of schools from across the city, who enjoyed the shows during the 10-day 5th Karachi International Children’s Film Festival organised by The Little Art in […]

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Ali Xeeshan Theatre Studio hits Karachi

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By Saadia Qamar KARACHI: As we entered Ali Xeeshan Theatre Studio, the ambiance was such that it made you feel like a Wazir in attendance from the Mughal era. The studio was set with a couch and a large sofa, with a large chandelier on each side. Images from his shoots adorned the walls and […]

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Pakistanis turn to cinemas to heal crises hangover

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By: Saira Agha Many of a common man’s success stories begin whilst taking an inspiration from a movie. If not that, watching a movie is sure to drown out a person’s sorrow, lethal predicaments, troublesome lives if only for three hours. I remember watching Chuck Russell’s ‘The Mask’, while going through a very trying period […]

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Revival of Pakistani cinema

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Sir: It is a truth widely acknowledged that the once-thriving Pakistani film industry is now dead. The reasons behind this slow demise include the introduction of in-home entertainment, cable television, market competition from Bollywood and, finally, the Islamisation drive by General Ziaul Haq. The industry, which once boasted more than 700 cinemas, now has just […]

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