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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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Senator Faisal Javed defends Ertugrul following Fawad’s criticism on foreign content

ISLAMABAD: Senior PTI leader and PM Imran’s close aide Faisal Javed Khan has defended Turkish drama Ertugrul, which is being aired on Pakistan Television (PTV), after criticism from Science Minister Fawad Chaudry who said that foreign content will ‘ruin’ Pakistani productions. Faisal Javed, who is also the Chairman Standing Committee on Info Broadcasting and Heritage, has been keenly involved in the project....

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Famed music composer Wajid Khan dies at 42

Popular music composer, Wajid Khan, who is known to compose music with his brother Sajid Khan passed away this morning. He was 42. Reports of his untimely demise surfaced on social media after his friend and singer, Sonu Nigam shared the news of his passing away. Fans and fellow Bollywood celebrities took to the internet to express grief over his...

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Nida Yasir gives health update, days after confirming COVID-19 diagnosis

Rejecting the fake news, acclaimed morning show host Nida Yasir, who contracted coronavirus last month, has updated her fans about her as well as her family’s health. Nida turned to Instagram, shared a selfie and wrote, “I want to clarify that iam absolutely fine. Thanks Almighty Allah.” https://www.instagram.com/p/CA4o4-jJVyg/?utm_source=ig_embed She went on to say that “my family is fine as well.”...

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Singer-turned-politician Abrar-ul-Haq tested positive for coronavirus

Pakistani singer-turned-politician Abrar-ul-Haq tested positive for coronavirus on Sunday, as confirmed by him on his social media. The 51-year-old Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader turned to his Twitter to confirm the news, saying that while his COVID-19 test had come out positive, he will still be carrying on with professional duties through video conferencing. “My corona test came positive, i am home...

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Foreign dramas like Ertugrul will ruin Pakistani productions, says Fawad Chaudhry

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry has become the latest person to join the Ertuğrul debate, saying that foreign dramas will 'ruin' Pakistani productions. The federal minister took to Twitter on Sunday to exclaim his 'surprise' at the PTV for "taking pride on other countries productions". https://twitter.com/fawadchaudhry/status/1266962071037661184 "Surprised on @PTVHomeOfficial taking pride on other countries productions,you guys must...

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Actress Uzma Khan Files Complaint Against Malik Riaz’s Daughters For alleged Harassment, Blackmail

Actress Uzma Khan may not be the most famous face in the Pakistan entertainment industry, but a series of viral videos has shed light on her. A video has been going viral for the last couple of days, where two women along with guards barge into Uzma Khan’s house, wreaking havoc. With property damaged, the actress and her sister beaten...

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Late model turned actor Zara Abid’s debut short film releases

A new short film has hit YouTube which features the late model Zara Abid. Titled Sikka, the film came just two days after the tragic PIA plane crash that took Abid's life along with 96 others. The short - directed by Ahmed Sarym - ended up being her first and last such project. https://youtu.be/HHaeYaEszLU Narrated by Saba Qamar, Sikka shows Zara as two...

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Celebrities express grief, pray for the PIA plane crash victims on Eid day

Eid-ul-Fitr comes this year amidst a global pandemic and just days after a horrible tragedy. What is usually a happy and wonderful occasion for which we get new clothes, prep delicious meals and make plans to see loved ones, this time around is a somber time; we're unable to leave the house, can't (as in really shouldn't) meet any family...

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Nida, Yasir Nawaz, Alizeh Shah test positive for coronavirus

Actors Nida Yasir, Yasir Nawaz and Alizeh Shah have allegedly contracted coronavirus. Sources close to Yasir confirmed to the media that the three along with Shah’s fiance tested positive for the disease. It is however not known yet if family members of all the affectees including the children of Nida and Yasir, also caught Covid-19. It is being speculated on that crew members on the...

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‘Ertugrul’ cast expresses grief over PIA Airbus crash

A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) aircraft, flying from Lahore to Karachi, crashed near the port city’s airport in the densely populated area of Model Colony on Friday. After the incident, many came forward and extended their condolences. Celebrities from Pakistan and India mourned the death of the precious lives lost in the unfortunate plane crash. Alongside the Indian and Pakistani stars,...

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Top Model Zara Abid presumed dead in PIA Airbus crash

Model Zara Abid was onboard PK 8303 which crashed in Karachi on its way from Lahore yesterday. Sindh health officials named two survivors from the 99 passengers present on the PIA A320, who have been identified as Zubair and Zafar Masood. 97 have been confirmed dead. Zara Abid became a popular name in Pakistan's fashion fraternity winning Best Female Model just...

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Academy might postpone Oscars 2021 due to COVID-19 outbreak

Next year's Oscars could be postponed due to the disruption caused by the coronavirus in Hollywood, trade publication Variety reported Tuesday. The movie industry's biggest night is currently scheduled for February 28. But with theaters shuttered, blockbusters delayed and productions halted, the prize-giving Academy has already been forced to make significant rules changes. One of multiple anonymous sources told Variety...

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As Turkish TV show fascinates Pakistani audience, celebs lock horns in Ertugrul debate

Turkish series Dirilis: Ertugrul has gained popularity overnight in Pakistan. However, it has also triggered a debate on social media in Pakistan about whether or not foreign content will harm the local industry or no. A few celebrities extolled the series as an insightful peek into Islamic history while others called it a "threat to local culture". The big-budget series, that documents...

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‘Ertugrul’ lead star Engin Altan extends love, gratitude to Pakistani fans for watching his drama serial

Turkish actor Engin Altan Duzyatan who plays the famous character of Ertugrul is overwhelmed on the record breaking response from Pakistani viewers for his drama serial Diriliş: Ertuğrul or Ertugrul Ghazi and extended love and gratitude to his Pakistani fans. Engin, who is essaying the lead role in the Turkish drama serial, turned to Instagram and shared a story after Diriliş: Ertuğrul made a...

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Captivating performance of visually impaired British-Pakistani teenager vows audience at Britain’s Got Talent

A 14-year-old Pakistani-origin British girl on Saturday stunned the  judges of "Britain's Got Talent" with her emotional performance of a song originally sung by Gabrielle Alpin. The supporters of Sirine Jahangir are already campaigning for the singer to  to win the contest following her performance. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IHlarDimEI “I guess it’s pretty obvious that I can’t see – there was a time...

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‘Ertugrul’ star Esra Bilgic eager to meet fans in Pakistan

Turkish actress Esra Bilgic has thanked her Pakistani fans for their love and said that she was waiting excitedly to meet them in Pakistan. Esra essays the lead role of Halime Sultan, the wife of Ertugrul in the historic drama Diriliş: Ertuğrul or Ertugrul Ghazi that has won the hearts of millions of Pakistani fans with her outstanding performance. She turned to Instagram and...

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