Pakistan

My relationship with Lollywood is over, says Meera

My relationship with Lollywood is over, says MeeraKarachi, 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.


Pak women far more beautiful than Indian counterparts, says Shobhaa De

Pak women far more beautiful than Indian counterparts, says Shobhaa De 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.


Fusion band ‘Josh’ reincarnated Delhi in Lahore for latest album

 Fusion band ‘Josh’ reincarnated Delhi in Lahore for latest albumLahore, 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.


Veena Malik says assault accusation a publicity stunt by co-star

Veena Malik says assault accusation a publicity stunt by co-star 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.


Indian classical maestro Chaurasia enthrals Pak music lovers in Republic Day concert

Indian classical maestro Chaurasia enthrals Pak music lovers in Republic Day concertKarachi, 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.


Obaid-Chinoy becomes first Pakistani to win Oscar nomination

Obaid-Chinoy becomes first Pakistani to win Oscar nominationIslamabad, 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.


Meera to tie the knot with Pak-American pilot

 Meera to tie the knot with Pak-American pilot 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.


Pakistani actress Meera adopts deer calves

Pakistani actress Meera adopts deer calvesIslamabad, 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)


“Terminally ill” Pak children meet “Dabang” star Salman Khan

“Terminally ill” Pak children meet “Dabang” star Salman KhanIslamabad, 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.


Pakistani “terminally ill” children wish to meet “Dabang” star Salman Khan

Pakistani “terminally ill” children wish to meet “Dabang” star Salman KhanIslamabad, 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.


Can Veena Malik help secure Sarabjeet Singh’s release?

Can Veena Malik help secure Sarabjeet Singh’s release? 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.


Pakistan sways to its own Kolaveri Di

Pakistan sways to its own Kolaveri DiIslamabad, 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.


Janet Jackson named PETA’s ‘Grinch Of The Year’

Janet Jackson named PETA’s ‘Grinch Of The Year’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.


Pak actress Veena Malik comes under fire in parliament over nude photoshoot

Pak actress Veena Malik comes under fire in parliament over nude photoshootLahore, 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.


Pakistan designer styles Kashmiri embroidery for bridal wear

Pakistan designer styles Kashmiri embroidery for bridal wearLahore, 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.


Fahad Hussayn steals show at Pakistan Bridal Week

Fahad Hussayn steals show at Pakistan Bridal WeekLahore, 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.


Veena Malik says she was resting not ‘missing’

Veena Malik says she was resting not ‘missing’ 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’.


Bollywood tunes set mood at Pakistan Bridal Week

Bollywood tunes set mood at Pakistan Bridal WeekLahore, 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.


Burkha clad’ Veena Malik secretly slips into Pakistan

‘Burkha clad’ Veena Malik secretly slips into PakistanIslamabad, Dec 18 : Veena Malik secretly reached Pakistan, ostensibly to renew her visa.

She had mysteriously disappeared from Mumbai where she was shooting for a film.

The Pakistani actress was in the heat of a storm for posing nude in the Indian edition of FHM magazine with only an ISI tattoo on her arm.

She alleged that the magazine airbrushed out the thong she was wearing during the shoot.


A cultural potpourri at Pakistan's Bridal Week

A cultural potpourri at Pakistan's Bridal WeekLahore, Dec 17 - It will be a date with history, exquisite workmanship and classical fashion with modern interpretations at the inaugural Pakistan Fashion Design Council L'Oreal Paris Bridal Week (PFDC L'Oreal Paris Bridal Week), to be held here Dec 18-21.


Islamabad HC rejects plea against actress Veena Malik

Islamabad HC rejects plea against actress Veena MalikIslamabad, Dec. 8 : The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday rejected a plea filed against actress Veena Malik, saying reported nude pictures of her that had appeared in a magazine were published in another country, and therefore, she could not be tried in Pakistan.


Petition against Veena Malik dismissed

Petition against Veena Malik dismissedIslamabad, Dec 8 - A Pakistani court has dismissed a petition seeking action against actress Veena Malik for getting herself photographed in the nude in an Indian magazine.

The Islamabad High Court ruled that the controversial pictures were published in another country and so she cannot be tried in Pakistan, Geo news reported Thursday.

The actress has denied posing in the nude and said her photographs were morphed.


Pak actress Veena Malik in dock for obscene acts

 Pak actress Veena Malik in dock for obscene acts Islamabad, Dec 8 : A petitioner has moved the Islamabad High Court (IHC) against actress Veena Malik and urged that she should be tried under Article 294 of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) for obscene acts, Article 124-A for sedition, Article 140 for wearing garb or carrying token used by soldier, sailor or airman and Article 500 for defamation.

High Court Judge Muhammad Anwar Kasi has scheduled the hearing for today, The News reports.


FHM India threatens to sue Veena Malik for Rs 250 mln

FHM India threatens to sue Veena Malik for Rs 250 mlnIslamabad, Dec 7: The Indian magazine that Pakistani actress Veena Malik had accused of morphing her pictures for a nude photo shoot has sent her a legal reply threatening to sue her for 250 million rupees.

In their 11 page legal reply to her notice, FHM India categorically denied that her photo had been morphed, and said that Malik was the one who had initially pursued the magazine for a shoot.


Pakistani actress marries US surgeon

Pakistani actress marries US surgeonIslamabad, Nov 17 - Pakistani actress Reema Khan, who started her film career in 1990, has married a surgeon in the US, it was reported here.

Reema Khan married American cardiologist Tariq Shahab Wednesday in a Virginia court.

The actress told Geo News on telephone that that she considers herself very lucky as she will be a part of an educated and respected family.


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