Islamabad, Feb 28 : The documentary that won Pakistan's first Oscar is a matter of national pride, but its "content is a matter of national shame", said a daily.
The Oscar that went to Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy in Los Angeles is a first for Pakistan. Chinoy, who dedicated the award to the women of Pakistan, has been internationally recognised in the past.
Karachi, Feb 27 : Pakistani filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy has won an Academy Award for her documentary about acid attack victims, becoming the first person from the country to win an Oscar.
In her acceptance speech, and first-time Oscar nominee Chinoy dedicated the award to the women of Pakistan.
"All the women in Pakistan working for change, don't give up on your dreams, this is for you," the News quoted her as saying.
Islamabad, Feb 26 - A Brazilian film festival enthralled movie-buffs here.
The film festival began Saturday and will continue till March 4, reported Dawn Sunday.
It is the first organised by the Brazilian embassy.
"Pakistanis don`t know much about Brazil beyond football and some other things and we wanted to showcase our culture for them through this festival," Thomaz Mayer, first secretary at the embassy, was quoted as saying.
Lahore, Feb 22 : Meera has been robbed of a watch worth 2 million Pakistani rupees, which she had brought as a gift for her fiance.
The Pakistani actress recently got engaged to Pakistani-American pilot Naveed Shahzad.
A duty officer at DHA's B-Section Police Station said on Tuesday that an application has been filed on behalf of the star, stating that the watch had been stolen from her house, the Nation reported.
Karachi, Feb 21 : Meera, who recently announced her retirement from the Pakistan film industry, is all set to marry Naveed Shehzad.
The Lollywood actress, who even appeared on TV shows in the quest of finding a husband, has finally decided to give in to her parents' wishes.
Meera's parents on Sunday accepted the proposal of a Pakistani-American airline captain, Naveed Shehzad, who is also the actor's family friend.
Islamabad, Feb 20 - Pakistani folk singer Naseem Akhtar has died at the age of 55, a media report said Monday.
Akhtar, who passed away in Punjab province Sunday, had sung a number of Punjabi and Urdu songs which were popular in the country, reported Geo News.
Radio Pakistan head Murtaza Solangi paid tribute to her and termed her death as a great loss. (IANS)
Islamabad, Feb 16 : Shoaib Akhtar has denied controversial film star Meera's allegations that the former Pakistan pacer had proposed to her.
The Lollywood star revealed in an interview over the weekend that the 36-year-old bowler had proposed to her, but she had declined the offer as Shoaib had also proposed to her cousin at the same time.
"This is totally baseless," the Daily Times quoted Shoaib as saying.
Karachi, Feb 13 : Meera, who is all set to make a comeback after a two-year sabbatical from films, has said that she no longer wants to be associated with Lollywood.
According to Dawn. com, she insisted that it took her time to realise what people around her were like.
"But I've done a lot of growing up in the past two years," she spoke exclusively to Images on Sunday.
Karachi, Feb 11 : Columnist Shobhaa De believes that there is no `comparison' between Pakistani and Indian women when it comes to beauty.
The 64-year-old, who is presently attending the two-day Karachi literature festival, said that she considers Pakistantis to be far prettier than Indians.
Lahore, Feb 1 : South Asian-Canadian fusion band Josh shot the second music video from their newly released album `Beyond Kismat' in Lahore.
The band was on the rooftop of Mian Yousuf Salahuddin's haveli trying to reincarnate Delhi in the city of Lahore, the Express Tribune reported.
The band members have asserted that their album has already become a hit and has sold over 55,000 albums in four weeks.
Lahore, Jan 31 : Veena Malik has denied allegations that she assaulted co-actor, Vedita Pratap Singh while shooting a fight sequence for their film `Mumbai 125km'.
The Pakistani actress says that she hasn't even been in Mumbai for a while and that Singh is just trying to garner publicity for herself.
Karachi, Jan 30 : Renowned Indian classical flute maestro Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia enthralled music-lovers at a concert organized to commemorate India's 63rd Republic Day in Karachi.
The concert was organized at a local hotel by the High Commission of India and the Indian Council for Cultural Relations, The Dawn reports.
Islamabad, Jan 26 : Film-maker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy has become the first Pakistani to win an Oscar nomination for the best documentary in the short subject category.
Her documentary titled `Saving Face' highlights acid attacks on women in Pakistan, and chronicles the work of acclaimed British-Pakistani plastic surgeon Mohammad Jawad.
Lahore, Jan 23 : Pakistani actress Meera has announced that she is marrying a Pakistani-American Naveed Shehzad, who is a family friend.
The star, who recently adopted two baby deer in order to raise awareness about animal rights, is likely to get engaged to the airline captain on February 19 in Lahore, sources said.
Islamabad, Jan 21 - Pakistani actress Meera has adopted two newborn deer calves from the Lahore Zoo.
The fawns will be kept at the Lahore Zoo and will not stay with Meera, the Geo News reported.
The Lollywood actress will, however, bear the financial expenditure for their care. (IANS)
Islamabad, Jan 14 : Make-A-Wish Foundation Pakistan, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) that is working to fulfill the cherished wishes of terminally ill children, has managed to meet the innocent wishes of three ailing children and Bollywood star Salman Khan.
Islamabad, Jan 14 : Make-A-Wish Foundation Pakistan, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), working to fulfill the cherished wishes of terminally ill children, has managed to meet the innocent wishes of three ailing children, who wished to have a meeting with Bollywood star Salman Khan.
Lahore, Jan 5 : Veteran Indian actor Raza Murad has sought Pakistan's counterpart Veena Malik's help in securing the release of Sarabjeet Singh, who has been lodged in Pakistani jails for over 20 years.
Singh has been sentenced to death over being convicted of conducting bomb blasts in Lahore and Multan in 1990, which had killed 14 people.
Murad has launched a campaign, `Sarabjeet Bachao Adolan', which would demand Singh's release.
Islamabad, Dec 29 - Pakistan now has its own version of Kolaveri Di, the Indian song that is racing towards the 30 million YouTube mark. And it's hilarious.
"Where is democracy, democracy, democracy ji," asks the Pakistani version as five men swing to the tune that has made Indian superstar Rajinikanth's son-in-law Dhanush an internet sensation.
Islamabad, Dec 28 : The animal rights group (PETA) has named Janet Jackson as the ‘Grinch Of The Year’.
The group honored the singer as they felt that she has exploited the well being of animals in her fashion choices more than any other celebrity in 2011.
Lahore, Dec 21 : Pakistan’s Unification Bloc member Sheikh Alauddin has slammed actress Veena Malik for posing nude on the cover of an Indian magazine.
Alauddin said Malik had humiliated the Pakistan security establishment by posing with an ISI tattoo on her arm.
“Veena is maligning our security institutions and she’s doing this in the name of friendship with India,” The Express Tribune quoted him, as saying.
Lahore, Dec 21 - If it is Bollywood's "Rockstar" that has brought Kashmiri hand embroidery back in fashion in India, it is Pakistan's young designer Ali Xeeshan who showcased at the ongoing Pakistan Fashion Design Council L`Oreal Paris Bridal Week how intricate thread work on bold colours and a dash of sequins can bring out the beauty of this craft.
Lahore, Dec 20 - Young designer Fahad Hussayn took the lion's share of compliments on the second day of the ongoing Pakistan Fashion Design Council L'Oreal Paris Bridal Week, thanks to his vision, imagination, designs and styling in his collection, which stood out against the run-of-the-mill lines offered by other designers.
Islamabad, Dec 20 : Veena Malik, who was reported ‘missing’ for two days resurfaced on Sunday, and insisted that she was in a Mumbai hotel ‘resting’ not missing.
There were rumours that the Pakistani actress had staged her own disappearance for a publicity stunt, while other reports said that she had left India in a burqa for over-staying her visa.
But Malik says that she has been in India all this time and checked in a hotel ‘to crash’.
Lahore, Dec 19 - Bollywood songs such as "Oh re piya", "Raat ka nasha" and "Dhage tod lao" added a sensual feel to the Pakistan Fashion Design Council L'Oreal Paris Bridal Week ramp here even as lesser experimentation with silhouettes and cuts and more bling were the highlights of the first day of the extravaganza.
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