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Govt taking concrete steps for revival of film & drama industry: Information Minister

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhary Fawad Hussain says the government has taken concrete steps for the revival of film and drama industry. Inaugurating the screening of Pakistani films at Dubai Expo-2020, he said special incentives have been given to Cinema houses. These include reduction in their taxes and electricity tariff. He said the taxes have also been removed on...

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Govt taking concrete steps for revival of film & drama industry: Information Minister

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhary Fawad Hussain says the government has taken concrete steps for the revival of film and drama industry. Inaugurating the screening of Pakistani films at Dubai Expo-2020, he said special incentives have been given to Cinema houses. These include reduction in their taxes and electricity tariff. He said the taxes have also been removed on...

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Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas welcome their first child

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas have welcomed a baby via surrogate, the Indian actress announced on Friday. Taking to Instagram, she wrote, "We are overjoyed to confirm that we have welcomed a baby via surrogate. We respectfully ask for privacy during this special time as we focus on our family."   View this post on Instagram   A post shared...

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Syed Abid Ali Abid

Death anniversary of Syed Abid Ali Abid being observed today

The 51st death anniversary of the renowned poet, writer and educationist Syed Abid Ali Abid is being observed today (Thursday). He was born on 17 September, 1906 in Dera Ismail Khan. Abid wrote many books on literary criticism in Urdu and Persian. He was one of the initial drama writers and feature writers of Radio Pakistan Lahore in the late...

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Munnu Bhai

Death anniversary of Munnu Bhai being observed today

The 4th death anniversary of renowned poet, playwright and columnist Muneer Ahmed popularly known as Munnu Bhai is being observed today (Wednesday). Munnu Bhai was born in 1933 in Wazirabad. He started his career as a journalist with an Urdu newspaper but soon turned to writing dramas. He penned down some of the immortal drama serials for Pakistan Television including...

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Rasheed Naz

Veteran film and TV star Rasheed Naz died at the age of 73

Veteran film and television actor Rasheed Naz passed away on Monday at the age of 73. Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain and Minister of State Farrukh Habib have expressed deep grief over the sad demise of actor Rasheed Naz. In their separate condolence messages, they said the veteran actor enthralled viewers through his outstanding performances in Pashto,...

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Mohsin Naqvi

Death anniversary of renowned poet Mohsin Naqvi being observed today

Iconic Urdu poet Mohsin Naqvi was remembered on his 26th death anniversary today [Saturday] to pay homages for his lifetime literary services for entertainment industry. He was born on 5th May, 1947 in Dera Ghazi Khan. Mohsin Naqvi contributed a lot to Urdu language especially in the genre of Ghazal. Naqvi was also known as the Poet of Ahl-e-Bait. Mohsin...

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Ahmad Faraz

Birth anniversary of Ahmad Faraz being observed today

The 91st birthday anniversary of renowned revolutionary poet Ahmad Faraz is being observed today (Wednesday). He was born in Kohat on this day in 1931. His real name was Syed Ahmed Shah. Ahmad Faraz got his Master degree in multiple languages, including Urdu, Persian and English Literature. The famous works of the renowned poet include Tanha Tanha, Dard-e-Ashub, Nayaft, Shab...

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Lata Mangeshkar

Lata Mangeshkar tests positive for coronavirus, shifted to ICU

Veteran Indian singer Lata Mangeshkar has tested positive for coronavirus, according to media reports. The Indian media, quoting Mangeshkar's niece Rachna, reported that the 92-year-old musician has been shifted to ICU after she was diagnosed with Covid. However, Rachna said Lata Mangeshkar has mild symptoms. Rachna further said, "She is doing fine and has been kept in ICU only for...

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Ibn-e-Insha

Nation remembers Ibn-e-Insha on 44th death anniversary

Prominent Urdu poet, humorist, travelogue writer and columnist Ibn-e-Insha was remembered on his 44th death anniversary for his unforgettable services in the field of literature. He was born in the Jalandhar district of Indian Punjab in 1927, however, he later migrated to Pakistan. Ibn-e-Insha died on January 11 in 1978 and was buried in Karachi. His real name was Sher...

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Ningyo Art

Ningyo Art & Beauty exhibition starts on Tuesday

An exhibition titled ‘Ningyo Art and Beauty of Japanese Dolls’ will be starting from Tuesday at Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA). According to statement issued by PNCA, it would be a collaboration with Japan Foundation Embassy, Ningyo which means “human shape” in Japanese language. The doll culture that has been cultivated over the long history of Japan will...

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Bob Saget

US actor, comedian Bob Saget passes away in Orlando, Florida

The US actor and comedian Bob Saget has passed away in Orlando, Florida. He was 65. The actor was best known for starring in comedy series Full House.  

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Humayun Saeed becomes first Pakistani actor to be cast in Netflix original series

Pakistani superstar Humayun Saeed has been cast as Dr. Hasnat Khan in Season 5 of hit Netflix series 'The Crown'. According  to  details Prominent Pakistani star Humayun Saeed has been cast as Dr. Hasnat Khan in Season 5 of hit Netflix series “The Crown,” Variety has confirmed.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Humayun Saeed...

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Sultan Rahi

Death anniversary of legendary film actor Sultan Rahi being observed today

The 26th death anniversary of legendary film actor Sultan Rahi is being observed on Sunday. He began his film career in 1959 as a guest actor in film 'Baghi', but rose to tremendous fame after the release of film 'Maula Jatt' in 1979. During his career, he appeared in more than 800 Punjabi and Urdu-language movies and was also named...

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Film Mela

‘Film Mela’ celebrating Art to be held on Jan 15

A ‘Film Mela’ celebrating art would be held in an open air theatre at Shakarparian on January 15. Rumatics Films in collaboration with Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad (MCI) and Capital Development Authority (CDA) would organize the film mela. The mela organizer has started bookings for food stalls at the premises, said a press release issued here. Hareem Rasheed, Firaq e Aman...

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Sidney Poitier

Sidney Poitier, first Black actor to win best actor Academy Award, dies at 94

First Black actor to win best actor Academy Award Sidney Poitier dies at 94. According to Reuters Sidney Poitier, who broke through racial barriers as the first Black winner of the best actor Oscar for his role in "Lilies of the Field," and inspired a generation during the civil rights movement, has died at age 94, Bahamas Prime Minister Philip Davis...

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Saboor Aly ties the knot with Ali Ansari

Saboor Aly ties the knot with Ali Ansari. Congratulations are in order for actors Saboor Aly and Ali Ansari on their Nikkah! The couple tied the knot in a beautiful daytime event attended by several A-list celebrities including Zara Noor Abbas, Urwa Hocane, Aiman Khan and Kinza Hashmi, among others. Lovely clicks of Ali Ansari and Saboor Aly from their...

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