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Motion Pictures Archive of Pakistan

2012

 

Showbiz Highlights of 2012


Nine Cinema Houses set into fire in Karachi, Peshawar & Quetta by the protestors, gathered against the making of 
film “Innocence of Muslims”

During protest and shutter down strike against Innocence of Muslims, the protesters showed their arrogance by destroying the cinemas on September 21, 2012. In Karachi, protestors burnt or damaged Capri, Prince, Nishat (M.A.Jinnah road), Bombino (Abdullah Haroon road), Sikala, Nargis, Lalazar and Gulistan (Landhi). Shabistan, Shama, Naz and Capital cinema in Peshawar became the victim of the protestors. Two cinemas of Quetta also came under this fire. These were few cinemas which were striving hard to revive the cinema in Pakistan but their damage further enhance the hurdle in revival of cinema. These were the lead cinemas of Karachi, with their destruction Karachi cinema exhibitor industry is almost finished. A press conference was held by the cinema owners and Pakistan Film Exhibitor Association Southern Zone. In which Nadeem Mandvi wala, Chairman of the Southern Zone Association demanded from the government for financial assistance for restoration and reconstruction of their burnt / damaged cinemas.

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Artist’s News

Neelo Begum – Knee Surgery

NeeloFormer film actress and mother of actor Shan, Neelo Begum had undergone a knee surgery in Lahore. After initial recovery she was shifted from hospital to her house. Due to her increasing weight she had developed this ailment but now she is improving after this operation. mpap prays for her speedy recovery.

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Syed Noor – Member
Film director Syed Noor has been appointed as member of the Film Central Censor Board, and soon he will take over his new responsibilities
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Lehri – Health State
lehriLegendry comedian Safirullah known as Lehri is not well and was declared at critical stage once admitted in hospital. His son Mehran Lehri informed that his father’s blood glucose level was dropped down up to dangerous level and had problem in breathing.
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 Shafqat Cheema – 2012
Renowned actor Shafqat Cheema had some cardiac pain so immediately he was shifted to Punjab Institute of Cardiology Lahore where after some tests and receiving medical aid his health state was found satisfactory and he was discharge from hospital with some day’s complete rest.
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Khalid Saleem Mota
Former comedian Khalid Saleem Mota is suffering with bad health condition as his one leg has been removed as a result of diabetes. Now he is on artificial leg and working in a factory.
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Atif Aslam
After his best performance in Bollywood, Pop Star Atif Aslam will now sing for Hollywood film Changez The Reluctant Fundamentalist
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Aurangzeb Laghari
Son of senior film and TV actor Aurangzeb Laghari, Mr. Jahanzeb Laghari got married, his marriage ceremony was attended by Qavi Khan, Irfan Khosat, Anwar Ali, Jawad Waseem and Syed Noor.
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Talat Hussain – Skin Worry
Renowned film and TV actor Talat Hussain is suffering some undiagnosed skin disease for last three years, his wife Mrs. Rakshinda explained that no allopathic treatment is workable so far to cure the disease so they have now shifted to Homeopathic treatment. mpap prays for Talat Hussain’s complete health recovery.
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Phalke Award for Ali Zafar
Singer and actor Ali Zafar was awarded with India’s Dada Sahib Phaleke film award. Phalke award is supposed to be one of the best film award, earlier Amitabh Bachan, Vinod Khana, Ajey Degun etc had received this award.
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Mustafa Qureshi – Surgery
April 20, 2012
Mustafa Qureshi had a knee problem since a long which was getting worse day by day so finally he got it operated and now he is fit and taking part in his normal routine activities.
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Mother of Saeed Rizvi died
April 2, 2012
image not avalWife of renowned Rafiq Rizvi and mother of film producer, director Saeed Rizvi died April 2, 2012, her funeral prayers was held at Imam Bargah Yasrab, Defense Phase 4, Karachi. May God bless her soul.
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Ali Sufiyan Afaqi
Renowned senior film journalist, writer, director, producer and Editor weekly Family Magazine Ali Sufiyan Afaqi is under treatment because of ailment. Mpap wish him GET WELL SOON, and prays that Almighty bless him with complete health.
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Aslam Dar

Veteran film director Aslam Dar had undergone an eye surgery, after successful Cataract operation, Aslam Dar is feeling much better and has started his routine showbiz activities, mpap prays for his speedy recovery.
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Shabnam

Veteran film actress Shabnam has agreed to work in a Bangldeshi film after a twelve years long pause under the film direction of director Malik Afsari. Film Scriptwriter Abdullah Zahir wrote the story considering Shabnam in the central role of the film. Shabnam was last seen in film Ammajaan (Bangladesh) directed by Qazi Hayat.
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Humaima Malik

Gorgeous Pakistani television actress and model Humaima Malik heroine of film Bol got best actress award at 14th Asian Film Festival and is confirmed as attending the Q & A session.

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Abid Kashmiri

Film, TV and stage actor Abid Kashmiri has started his own production house named Kashmir Theater, under this banner he planned to produce TV drama serials and clean and family oriented stage dramas.

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A. Nayyar

After the sad demise of his son Haroon Nayyar known as Tipu, former singer A. Nayyar has stopped attending any of showbiz activity. Untimely death of his son made him fanatically upset and thwarted. Haroon Nayyar was 28 years old who died on 16 December 2011 and was buried at Christian Graveyard, Jail Road Lahore. Haroon was a drummer and singer and used to perform with local underground bands. He died on Thursday at his Canal Park, Gulberg residence after suffering from a protected illness. He remained hospitalized for a couple of months and was now recovering. pap prays for the departed soul and A. Nayyar to bear this irreparable loss.

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Shamim Ara

Former director and actress Shamim Ara is in critical state of her health as she is in coma for last two years in a health care centre, London. She got brain hamrage (paralyzed) on November 19, 2010. After surgery she was not fully recovered so her son Salman took her to London where she is still in coma. Sometime she only blink her eyes but according to her son her brain is damaged and only some miracle can remove here coma. Slaman and his wife are looking after but she is under clouds. There are reports that her ex-husband is also taking care of Shamim Ara. May God bless her.

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Suraiya Multanikar

Folk singer Suraiya Multanikar is not well now a days and her health is at critical stage. Her daughter has requested from all of her fans to pray for her quick recovery.

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Zara Sheikh

Filmstar Zara Sheikh has signed Shazad Rafiq’s new film Ishq Khuda after a long absence from the films World.

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Ahmed Shah Panel

Ahmed Shah Panel won the Arts Council of Pakistan Karachi Election 2012.

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Masood Akhtar

Former film /TV actor Masud Akhtar is also one of those artists who are looking forward for the financial assistance from Government sector as he is not well and his ailment is considered in critical situation.

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Bal Thakery

Leader of Shivseena, Bal Thakery has asked Veena Malik and all Pakistani artists to leave India, immediately.

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Legislation

will be formulated pertaining to entertainment tax on cinema Halls in Sindh Assembly.

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Syed Noor

Syed Noor who was previously admitted in Shiekh Zaid Hospital is now shifted to his home.

 

Summary of Films released in 2012

Twenty Three films were released in 2012, summary is as follow:-

Language Super Hit Super Average Flop Total
Urdu  –
Punjabi –   1 7 8
Pashto  – 1 2 12 15
 Total 1 3 19 23
 

Films Released in 2012 (Alphabetical)


Films released in 2012 (Status Wise)


Lead Artists – 2012


Best Films of 2012


Film Festival and Cultural exhibition at Al-hamra, Lahore

Four days film festival and cultural exhibition is being organized at Alhamra Lahore by the Alhamra Arts Council. Films and cultural aspects of four countries like Pakistan, China, Turkey and Iran are being exhibited in in the film festival. The inauguration of the film festival was started with Iranian Oscar winning film Rang-Khuda. As regard to Pakistan, Punjabi film Heer Ranjha was screened during the festival, the hero of the film Ejaz Durrani was invited as chief guest of the ceremony. During the show the chairman of Pakistan film producer association Syed Noor, Qaiser Sanaullah of Cinema Management Association, Fayaz Khan choudhry Ejaz Kamran, Jarar Rizvi, Malik Joni and a large number of spectators attended the film show of Heer Ranjha.

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Eid ul Azha2012 – Ten films, including two Punjabi, three Pashto, two Eglish and three Indian films are being released 

Two Punjabi, three Pashto, two English and three Indian films are being released on this eid ul Azha. There were other films ready to be released but due to non-confirmation of cinemas these are not being released. In Indian films, Chakaview, Partners (Old) and Rush whereas like previous years number of Pashto films is maximum which includes Muzaffar Khan and Arbaz Khan’s Dushmani, Sheikh Akram and Nadir Khan’s My Name is Khan and Charsi of Arshad Khan. Reasonable Publicity of these Pashto films has been done in a way that it is anticipated that these films would do a good business. Iqbal Kashmiri’s Sher Dil is the only Punjabi film which is being released on this eid ul Azha. With this while keeping in view repute of the director Iqbal Kashmiri it is expected that it will do a good business. At the same time Haseeno Ka Mela (Old) was also released on this eid, this film was already released in 2010 on eve of Eid ul Fitr. With this Jisam 3 and Ghunda Act with additionally edited songs are also being released and no doubt these types of treated films have taken audience very away from cinemas.

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Cinema’s News

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Ban imposed on release of Indian Films on PAF cinemas-October 2012

Pakistan Air Force has imposed ban on release of Indian films in PAF Cinemas. On the other hand cinema contractor has submitted application against this decision with the plea that since Pakistani films are not being produced regularly so cinema business would be badly affected with this ban. It is worth mentioning that previously there were forty (40) PAF cinemas in Pakistan but with the fall of cinema business in Pakistan there are only four PAF cinemas, presently working and these are PAF Cinema Lahore, Rawalpindi, Peshawar and Sargodha (Shaheen). Being located in posh areas only Hollywood and Bollywood films are being released on these cinemas. PAF authorities have passed the instructions to all base commanders to implement this ban forthwith. In reaction to this order, Cinema contractors have closed and stopped releasing of any of the films.

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Taj Cinema – Tando Muhammad Khan

Taj cinema of Tandu Muhammad Khan was closed five years ago and after renovation and uplift of interior, seating etc it was opened on this Eid ul Fitr with Indian film Rawari Rathor which did a wonderful business. Film lovers had declared it a good step for revival of cinema.

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Metropole cinema Lahore

Renovation of Metropole cinema Lahore is in progress which includes its outlook, Seating arrangements, washrooms, canteen and refreshment corner.

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Gulistan Cinema Lahore – April 20, 2012

Arif Khan of Gulistan Cinema Lahore has announced that projection system of the cinema is upgraded from old carbon system to Lamp projection which has resulted in good quality of picture of the cinema.

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Tarannam Cinema Lahore – May 18, 2012

Film producer Choudhry Saleem Sarwar Jora has demolished his Tarannam Cinema which was located in Texali Gate, Lahore for construction of a commercial plaza. Before this he had already demolished his cinema back in his hometown Gujrat.

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Qaiser, the oldest cinema of Haiderabad – May 9, 2012

On May 9, 2012 Qaiser, the oldest cinema of Haiderabad has been closed forever. This cinema was constructed in 1952 as Paradise cinema which was renamed as Qaiser Cinema in 1956.

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PNCA – Revival of Pakistani Cinema

Pakistan National Council of The Arts has boosted their efforts for the revival of Pakistani Cinema. In this regard PNCA has started arranging film screening in the auditorium of the council. Syed Noor’s Majajan was the first film which was projected, on this occasion the director of the film, Syed Noor along with Saima were also present there. During his address, Syed Noor emphasized the importance of Pakistani films and asked the government officials for serious efforts for cinema revival. Syed Noor also announced that an academy for film production is being inaugurated for the young film makers interested in films. The Director General of PNCA, Tougir Nasir also addressed the gathering on this occasion.

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 Youtube is blocked in Pakistan

To stop the viewership of obnoxious and objectionable film in Pakistan, due to absence internet filtration system in the country to block a website, Youtube’s complete website has been blocked on the orders of Prime Minister. Pakistan Telecom Authority had suggested Prime Minister and Supreme Court to filter the website. Since India and Indonesia have the agreement with Google so the website has already been filtered. It is further added that on the orders of Supreme Court of Pakistan, 934 other sites carrying the same obnoxious material pertaining to Prophet (Peace be upon him) have been blocked and responsible authorities have been further ordered to open their wits to stop such websites along with sites having porno graphical material.

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 Awards for Showbiz Personalities on 65th Independence Day

On 65th Independence Day of Pakistan, President Asif Ali Zardari announced different Army and Civil awards for important personalities of Pakistan. In showbiz world following personalities will receive the announced awards on 23rd march 2013 as mentioned against each:- (mpap congratulates all the honorable artists and wish them all such successes in future as well and those who are not with us may Almighty bless their souls in eternal peace)

Nishan e Imtiaz,

(Awarded agfter their death)

– Saadat Hussain Minto (Late) (Writer)

– Mehdi Hassan (Late) (Singer)

Sitara e Imtiaz

– Sohail Ahmed (Actor)

Ghulam Ali (Singer)

– Syed Noor (Director)

 Pride of Performance

– Bahar (Actress)

– Wajahat Attrey (Musician)

– Ahmed Aqeel Ruby (Writer)

– Tahira Syed (Singer)

– Alamgir (Singer)

– Naghama (Pashto Singer)

– Syed Rehman Shino (Pashto Drama Artist) 

Hilal e Imtiaz

– Khalid Abbas Dar (Actor)

– Fatima Surreya Bajiya (Writer)

– Anwar Maqsood (Writer)

Abida Parveen (Singer)

– Zia Mohiudin (Comparer)

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Films being released on Eid ul Fitr – 2012

On this Eid ul Fitr three Punjabi, five Pashto and three English films are being released but still there is doubt about release of these films as some films have lost their confirmed cinemas because of the Indian films, one of them is Salman Khan’s film Aik Tha Tiger whom release is yet not confirmed but our producers and distributor don’t want to take any risk. On the other hand leading cinema houses are offering their maximum bit for Aik Tha Tiger. As regard to other Indian film which was likely to be released was Jism 2, and many leading cinemas of different cities illegally managed film prints for its release on Eid but their efforts went on vain as this film is legally being released on this Eid ul Fitr. Following films are likely to be released on this eid:

Punjabi Films: 2012

Gujjar Da Kharak

Shareeka

Dil Deyan Lagiyan

 Pashto films: 2012

Bad Amla

Har Dam Khair

Toofan

Qasam

Ghaddar

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Fire eruption in Koh e Noor TV Chanel – June 30, 2012

During a recording of Sehri transmission, fire which was erupted as result of short circuit in the building of Koh e Nor TV Chanel at 3:48 am on July 30, 2012 killed producer, four Naat Khawans including renowned film director Rasheed Dogar. Whereas, fire also injured eleven other studios crew members and technicians as well. It was reported that Mehfil Naat was on at Sehri Transmission in Koh e Noor TV Channel located at Garhi Shaho, Lahore and due to load shedding recording was in progress on generator backup. Suddenly generator produced some short circuit which ignited the studios set and abruptly the furniture and other set caught fire and filled with smoke that created fuss and that resulted in death toll of precious lives.

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Shehanshah e Ghazal Mehdi Hassan died – June 13, 2012

After a prolonged illness, at last the Ghazal chapter was closed when legendry Shehanshah e Ghazal Mehdi Hassan Khan died at 12:15pm on June 13, 2012 at Agha Khan Hospital Karachi. He was suffering from pulmonary disorder and paralysis for last few years. On June 13, at 09:30 am his condition got alarming so immediately he was evacuated to Agha Khan Hospital but his health state was deteriorated with passage of each minute, finally he expired after three hours. He was born on July 18, 1927 at Jhanjhoro, District Jaypur, Rajhistan (India) in Kalawant a musician family. He started his singing performance at the age of eight and took basic music education from his father Azim Khan and maternal uncle Ismail Khan. At the time of independence, he shifted to Pakistan. At the age of 20, he started his Ghazal Career from Radio with “Gulon mein rang bharey, bad e nobahar chaley” and playback singing for films from Shikar (1956). Then in 60s and 70s mostly he gave playback singing for almost all top actors of Pakistan film industry. During his singing career he gave playback singing for 325 films. He is recipient of Pride of Performance, Tamgha e Imtiaz and Hilal e Imtiaz, in India he was awarded Sehgal Award (1979) and Gorkha Dikshan Bahu Award in Nepal (1980) and nine Nigar Awards. In 1988, first time he developed some health problem and in 1999 he quit singing due to his ailment. Later on he was paralyzed and finally died on June 13, 2012 at the age of 85 years, his funeral prayer was offered on June 15, 2012 on arrival of his sons from USA and buried in Shah Muhammad Graveyard, Karachi. He left nine sons and six daughters.

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Bol won the Best Film Award – 14th Asian Film Festival – 2012

Indian actor and festival Patron Abhishek Bachan attended the Opening Night of the 14th London Asian Film Festival hosted by Tongues on Fire at the prestigious British Film Institute. This year in the festival, an interesting Pakistani film Bol was also included which was screened on 18 March, again at British Film Institution. In the festival, Shoaib Mansoor’s Pakistani film Bol has achieved the best film award and gorgeous Pakistani television actress and model Humaima Malik heroine of film Bol got best actress award at 14th Asian Film Festival and is confirmed to attend the Q & A session.

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Shabnam and Robin Ghosh will visit Pakistan on April 26, 2012

Former film actress Shabnam and her husband veteran composer and music director Robin Ghosh who were shifted to Bangladesh will visit Pakistan on April 26, and Prime Minister of Pakistan Syed Yusuf Raja Gilani is scheduled to hand over the award to the legendary artistes. The event was scheduled in last year which was to be held at Jinnah Convention Centre in Islamabad on November 23, 2012 and award giving ceremony was to be aired on different stations of PTV on November 25 but due to some reasons it was not held, previously now scheduled again on April 26, 2012. On reaction to this award giving ceremony Robin Ghosh said, “The award is the result of my devotion to my work. I successfully composed and directed some legendary songs of Pakistani movies and that’s why I am getting the award. It’s really a great recognition of my work.” During her four days tour Shabnam will arrive at Karachi and on April 26 will fly to Islamabad for Ptv a special programme and afterward she would arrive at Lahore where she’ll meet her old mates, colleagues and family friends.

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IMAX Theater System – in Lahore, Islamabad and Karachi

IMAX Corporation have announced an agreement with Cine Star Cinema Pakistan on March 15, 2012 under which IMAX will install three digital IMAX® theatre systems into new construction projects in Lahore, Islamabad and Karachi. The project will start in 2013. This is going to be IMAX’s first commercial theatres to open in Pakistan and brings the total number of 303 IMAX® theatres to be opened or contracted in the Asia Pacific region.

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Sitara-e-Imtiaz for actor Muhammad Qavi Khan 

Renowned actor Muhammad Qavi Khan has been included in one of those legends who earned Sitara -e- Imtiaz in the field of performing arts. President Asif Ali Zardari on March 18, 2012, approved the conferment of Sitara-e-Imtiaz upon renowned actor Muhammad Qavi Khan in recognition of his services in the field of performing arts. Qavi was born at Peshawar and started his career from Radio Pakistan in 1952. Subsequently when Pakistan Television started in 1964, he was picked by the TV pioneers and selected as first hero of the Ptv drama. He had also been conferred with best actor and lifetime achievement awards by PTV. Besides radio and TV, Qavi Khan is also amongst, the pioneers of theatre in Pakistan. He had also made significant contributions in the development of theatre and had served in Punjab Arts Council and in the governing body of Pakistan National Council of Arts. As regard to films, there is a long list of films in which he performed as an actor, moreover he produced a number of films like Mr. Budho, Manji Kethey Dahwan, Be-eman, Sajan Rang Rangeela etc. as producer.

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Hilal-e-Imtiaz for Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy

Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani has advised the President to confer the Award of “Hilal-e-Imtiaz” upon Ms. Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy, in cognition of her achievements in the field of film making and her contribution to highlighting important social issues in Pakistan through her documentaries, for which she was recently awarded the Oscar.President Asif Ali Zardari, on Tuesday, approved conferment of ‘Hilal-e-Imtiaz’ upon Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, the first Pakistani to win an Oscar award for her documentary ‘Saving Face’. The documentary ‘Saving Face’ chronicles the lives of acid attack survivors, their arduous attempts to bring their assailants to justice, and follows a British-Pakistani plastic surgeon, Dr Jawad, who performs reconstructive surgeries on them. Sharmeen Chinoy has produced numerous films and has won a number of awards, including the Emmy Award and the Livingston Award. In recognition of her achievements and her contribution to highlighting important social issues in Pakistan, the award of ‘Hilal-e-Imtiaz’ was being conferred upon her.

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Shan! Got injured during action shoot for “Achha Gujjar“.

Superstar Shan got injured while shooting an action sequence under the direction of Masood Butt for Punjabi film Acha Gujjar in Iqbal Town, Lahore. Shan was immediately evacuated to Razaq Hospital in Shalimar Bagh, where after clinical treatment for back injury, he was discharged with three week’s rest advice by the doctors. Director, Masood Butt informed that Shan was shooting an action sequence in which the villain (Shafqat Cheema) kidnaps the heroine (Saima and Dua Qureshi) and Shan was to counter it. According to the scene, Saima and Dua run towards Shan and at this point a police car is supposed to arrive. But the driver missed the mark where he was to stop, resultantly vehicle hit the star. Shan is presently resting at his place. pap prays for his speedy recovery…GET WELL SOON

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Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy – FIRST Oscar for Pakistan

Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy a Pakistani journalist and documentarian have won an Oscar for her documentary film Saving Face. She is the first Pakistani to win the prestigious award in the 84 years history of Academy Awards. Prior to this honor Sharmeen was already awarded with an Emmy for her documentary, Pakistan: Children of the Taliban in 2010. She is also the first non-American to win the Livingston Award for Young Journalists. Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani on Monday announced a high civil award for Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy on this achievement of winning Oscar Award for her documentary film. Oscar nomination in the “Documentary, short film” category, announced by the Academy awards for the year 2012, Saving Face a Pakistani director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy ’s documentary was nominated and during the prestigious cceremony held on 26 February 2012 she won the Oscar for her nomination. This award enabled Sharmeen, the first Pakistani filmmaker to earn an Oscar. Sharmeen is director of Documentary films and she was awarded Emmy award in 2010 for her documentary Pakistan: Children of the Taliban. Saving face, which the Karachi-based filmmaker has co-directed with Daniel Junge, depicts the life of a British Pakistani plastic surgeon who donates his time to heal acid victims in Pakistan. Saving Face will be released in March 2012. pap Congratulate Sharmeen Obaid for her achievements.

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Humsafar – the most successful TV Drama after Waris

The most successful TV serial which attracted the global attention after a very long time is being telecasted by Hum TV Chanel. Humsafar is based on the novel Humsafar written by Farhat Ishtiaq. It has a triangular story which revolves around the trials and tribulations of a married couple, Ashar Hussain (Fawad Afzal Khan) and Khirad Ihsan (Mahira Khan), and the jealous forces that work to break them apart mainly leading by Sara (Noreen Waqar). The plot of novel’s story is projected in retrospective manner and was mainly narrated in flashbacks. The theme song of the drama sung by Qurat ul Ain Baloch is another major attraction of the serial. Here is the main credit of the drama: Director: Sarmad Sultan Khosat, Writer: Novel – Farhat Ishtiaq Zakir Ahmed Producer: Momina Duraid and Mahira Khan – Khirad, Fawad Afzal Khan – Ashar, Naveen Waqar – Sara, Atiqa Odho – Farida Hussain, Behroze Sabzwari – Baseerat, Sara Kashif – Hareem, Hina Khawaja – Zareena, Noor Hasan – Khizar Alam, Qaiser Naqvi – Batool Bano and Aalia A, Faizan, Hadi, Manoj,Mohsin Ali, Nisha, Saima, Shazia Khan, Sundus Khan, Zaheer Haider, Zaida Batool were in the main cast..

The Curator mpap with Fawad Khan

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32 Annual Bolan Award – Lahore

32nd Bolan academy awards ceremony was held 20 January 2012 at PC Hotel Lahore by Khaliq Ahmed the chairman of Bolan cultural society Pakistan. The ceremony was graced by Chairman Auqaf (Minority) Syed Asif Hashmi, MPA Hamza Shehbaz Sharif, AK Ministor Sardar Javed Ayub, Faisal Rathor, GM PC Hotel Arshad Anjum. The other showbiz personalities Habib, Naghma, Aslam Dar, Meera, Jugan Kazim, Aurangzeb Laghari, Syed Noor, Jarar Rizvi, Irfan Khosat, Waris Baig, Durdana Rehman, Sohail Waraich and many more attended the award ceremony. During the ceremony following artists gave good performances which included:

  • Dama dam mast qalundar dhamal by Adeel Barki
  • Naghmana Jafari’s ghazal and bhangra
  • Dance performance by Nadia Ali on three Indian songs, Manahil Shah, Tabarka Khan and actress Sheen
  • Audience loved the performance of Singer Surreya Khanum and comedian Nisar Butt.
  • Azhar Rangeela and Sheeza’s performance on Chan Sajna ve neerey neerey ho
  • Debut singing performances by Samar Abbas Shah and Maham, daughter of former film actress Durdana Rehman.
  • During the ceremony following artists were awarded with Bolan Awards:
  • Lifetime achievement awards: Habib, Naghma, Syed Noor, Aurangzeb Laghari
  • Best Actress – Jugan Kazim
  • Best Producer – Ghafoor Butt
  • Journalist Award – Sohail Waraich
  • Best Makeup Artist – Ayesha
  • Aslam Dar, Hassan Askari, Mussarat Shaheen, Raju, Nadia Ali, Dr. Manzur Choudhry, Justice Khawaja Saeed, Prof. Asad Sheikh, Adil Barki, Sureya Kham, Azhar Rangeela and Robi Anam.

At the end, Chief Guest Hamza Shahbaz Sharif addressed the audience. Others who also addressed during the ceremony included Ghafoor Butt, Syed Noor, Habib and Syed Asif Hashmi who promised to arrange a meeting of Chairman Bolan Academy Awards Khaliq Ahmed with President and Prime Minister of Pakistan for the uplift of Pakistan Film Industry and welfare of the artists.

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Artists must stop begging their rights – Qavi

Cultural Seminar by Pakistan National Council of Arts Islamabad was held at Lahore. The main purpose of the seminar was to discuss different issues pertaining to film and cultural aspects and to formulate their suggestions. During the discussion different cultural celebrities addressed and pointed out prominent hurdles in the welfare of artist’s community and gave their remedial measures and suggestions. Most prominent speaker were Muhammad Qavi Khan, Mustafa Qureshi ,Hamid Ali Khan, Aqeel Ruby and Touqeer Nasir. Qavi emphasized that we must now forget to ask for the basic rights of artists from the Government as in the past government official though listed our problems but did just nothing. He requested and as a protest that Artist must stop begging their rights from Government, get united and minimize criticizing each other and create a brotherly and soothing atmosphere within artists community. Participation from all the four provinces was ensured, main participants were Najeeb ullah Anjum, Singer Salamat Ali Khan, Sanam Marvi, Singer Shoukat Ali, Muhsan Ali, Ustad Shafqat Ali Khan, Fariha Pervez, Rafaqat Ali Khan, Farzana Havi, Shafaq Ali, Zareen Panna, Bushra Khanum, Attaullah Khan Eisa Khelvi, Sanwal and Singal Wazir Afzal.

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Reema – Ambassador of Entertainment Award

Reema received the Ambassador of Entertainment Award in California, USA. This award was given by Pakistani Physician Organization of USA. Reema with her husband Dr. Tariq Shahab and a large no of Pakistani Community attended the ceremony. After receiving the award, Reema culminated her reception speech with a Punjabi poetry.

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Touqir Nasir DG-PNCA, Unsatisfactory Performance

Mr. Touqeer Nasir was unable to deliver as Director General Pakistan National Council of Arts. This was declared by Folk singer Fazal Jatt, actor Muneer Nadir, Tarunnam Naz, Firdos Jamal, Qavi Khan and many other artist personalities. No prominent efforts were made for the betterment of the artist community rather monthly scholarships of deserving artists were stopped and Council’s finances were even wasted on conduct and organization of very lavish unnecessary functions and ceremonies which could have been utilized for the benefit of financial assistance to the deserving artists.

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Mehdi Hassan admitted in hospital – January 13, 2012

Legend singer Mehdi Hassan was immediately evacuated to hospital last night when he complaint in his breathing. After first aid, Mehdi Hassan was shifted to ICU where all out efforts are being made to control his health situation. According to hospital administration his condition is still critical. On the other hand, Rajasthan government of India has offered their treatment facilities with financial assistance Mehdi Hassan, here it is worth mentioning that Mehdi Hassan was born there in Rajasthan (India). Governor Sind, Ishrat ul Ibad visited renowned legendary singer Mehdi Hassan in Hospital where he was admitted on his critical health condition. The Legend is now stable was ensured all possible treatment facility by Governor

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Sultan Rahi, 16th Death Anniversary – January 9, 2012

Renowned legendary superstar of Pakistani film industry Sultan Rahi’s 16th death anniversary was observed on 9th January. Rahi was assassinated by some unknown murderers on the same day, in 1996 at GT road once he was on his way to Islamabad. His murder case is still unsolved which was once again demanded by his fan to be resolved. At the time of death Rahi was 58 who was born in Saharanpur (India) in 1938. He started his film career as an extra from film Baghi. He struggled for a few years in the early 1960s, playing only a few supporting roles. The turning point of his career, however, came in 1972 with Aslam Dar’s film Bashira and then no looking back. He appeared in 800 films which is a world record. Read More…

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 Nawaz Sharif visited Actor Lehri-January 2, 2012

Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif during his tour to Karachi also paid a affectionate visit to the legendry singer Mehdi Hassan and film comedian Safirullah popular as Lehri and inquired about their health on January 2, 2012. Nawaz Sharif lauded their services and prayed for their speedy recovery. During his discussion Nawaz Sharif cherished his memories with Lehri and shared / asked him some of his best film dialogues. In response Lehri narrated couple of his film dialouges in his unique style and made everybody laugh present there. At the end he offered Rs. 2.5 million to the artists as a goodwill gesture.

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Inauguration of Ishq Khuda – January 9, 2012

Year 2012 started with inauguration ceremony of Shahzad Rafiq’s Punjabi film Ishq Khuda , the film based on Sufism was announced in beautiful function which was attended by renowned personalities of Pakistan filmdom like Syed Noor, Bahar Begum, Auriya Maqbool Jan, Ayaz Mir, Asghar Nadeem Syed, Amjad Islam Amjad, Tufail Akhtar, Yasin Malik, Safdar Malik, Riaz ur Rehman Saghir, Arshad Waraich, Pervez Kaleem. Ishq Khuda is written by Pervez Kaleem, music composed by Wajahat Attrey whereas Shan, Zara Sheikh, Saima, Goshi Khan are in the main lead role. Songs of the film sung by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and Shazia manzur were played during the ceremony which was compared by Pervez Kaleem, the writer of the film Ishq Khuda.

 

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English Films released in 2012

 

Latest Film News

Iqbal Kashmir’s Sher Dil
Renowned film director Iqbal Kashmiri had inaugurated his recent Punjabi film Sher Dil, although it is almost one month that its shooting has started, a few days back the producer of the film Haji Abdul Rasheed (Haji Shera) threw an introductory party to the print /electronic media at Bari Studios, Lahore. A large no of journalists and TV channels reps attended the party along with almost complete cast of the film including veteran actress Sabira Sultana who is playing the important role of the mother of Shan in Sher Dil. Sabira said that she is not that fluent in Punjabi but at the same time she was unable to refuse the offer of Iqbal Kashmiri for this role. Producer Zafar Butt, cameraman Waqar Bukhari, Ch. Ijaz Kamran, Anwar Khan, Tariq Sahli, Aslam Daar, Zahid Iqbal were in the gusts including Shan, Zeeshan Sikandar, Shafqat Cheema, and Iftkhar Thankar who are playing the main lead role in Sher Dil.

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Shareeka

Syed Noor will make another multicast and heavy budget Punjabi film Shareeka, he announced this film during a press conference on the eve of his 61st birthday which was celebration in Metropole cinema. Shareeka is going to his 56th film as director. In the presence of film producer Safdar Malik and Begum Akhtar the owner of Metropole cinema, Noor said that Shan and Saima would be the lead artists amongst fifty others artists. Shareeka’s music would be composed by Tafo and it will be released on coming Eid ul Fitr.

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Ik Si Sher
For the first time in Pakistan, a film is being produced on the life of any film actor, renowned director Syed Noor has taken over the mission to make a film on the life of Gunnies Book of Record holder and Super Star of Pakistan film industry Sultan Rahi. Syed Noor who was working on Choorian 2, has postponed it and started working on the story of Ik Si Sher, Shan and Saima would play the main lead role and its shooting would be started in March 2012.

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Tum Merey Ho / Dastak
Film producer Sajjad Ahmed Waraich has announced to produce five films from different directors like Pervez Kaleem, Hassan Askari, Naseem Haider Shah, Saleem Murad etc. His first film, Tum Merey Ho will be released in March 2012, whereas shooting of his film Dastak will start in January under the direction of Hassan Askari.

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Munda Shehr Lahore Da
Shooting of Punjabi film Munda Shehr Lahore Da which is being directed by Resheed Dogar is about to complete. Khushbu, Zafari Khan, Nasir Chinyoti, Madho and Zahid Ali are the main cast of the film.

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Ishq Khuda
After spending three months in United States of America, Meera is back in Pakistan. In her latest interview she informed that she is moving to Sargodha city for the shooting of Shahzad Rafiq’s Ishq Khuda on 18 January 2012.

 

Obituaries  2012

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M. Anwar Pasha

December 18, 2012

image-not-aval1Producer M. Anwar Pasha died on December 18, 2012. He produced Chorian, Merey Hazoor, Agar Tum Na Hotey, Ankhon Ankhon Mein, and  Read More…

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Majeed Zarif
November 30, 2012
Another member of Zarif family, Majeed Zarif died on November 30, 2012 as a result of heart failure. He was suffering with heart problem since a long and in recent past had undergone a heart bypass surgery. Being a younger brother of comedy kings like Zarif and Munawar Zarif he debut his film career in 1972 but his fluency and timings in dialogue delivery was not compatible with his predecessors as it was anticipated so throughout his film life he remained a supporting film comedian.
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Master Manzoor
December 24, 2012
One of the legend musicians, Master Manzoor died on December 12, 2012 after an ailment. He started his career with M. Ashraf and as Manzoor Ashraf both of them gave a wonder music for classic films like Speran (1961), Mehtab (1962), 30 Maar Khan (1963), Doli (1965), Watan Ka Sipahi (1966), Sajda and Insaniyat (1967), Be-Qasoor (1970), together they did music for twenty eight films. As solo music director, Master Manzoor also composed music for many films, Dil Mein Tu (1958), Zindgi kay Melay (1972), Taqdeer kahan lay ayi (1976).are some of the glaring films on his credential. The song “Tu jo nahin hay to kucch bhi nahin hay” from film Sawera (1959) sung by S.B. John is a highlighted composition of his music career.

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Sikandar Sanam
November 5, 2012
Renowned stage comedian Sikandar Sanam died on October 5, 2012. He was suffering from liver cancer and for last month was on critical stage but he refused to undergo medical treatment and opted for spiritual way of cure. A few days back he was again brought to hospital in a very critical situation.
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Qamar Allah Ditta
October 4, 2012
Renowned musician of Pakistan Television Qamar Allah Ditta died on October 4, 2012. He was kidnapped by some unknown person on October 3, 2012 and on next day his dead body was found in a car at Nishtar road in Garden area Karachi. Qamar was very popular guitar player who got his music education form USA. Read More…

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Mahmood Butt
October 2012
General Manager of Evernew studios Mahmood Butt died on October 24, 2012 as a result of heart attack. At Evernew Studios, in his office he was busy in discussion with film producer Haji Abdul Rasheed when suddenly he felt pain in his chest, immediately he was evacuated to Sheikh Zaid Hospital but there medical officer declared his death which was caused by heart attack. Read More…

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Akram Khan
October 13, 2012
Renowned film director Akram Khan died on October 18, 2012, he was buried in Samanabad graveyard, Lahore. He directed mostly Pujabi films. Do Dost, Khanzada, Nawabzada, Club Dancer, Ajj Da Badmash, Sharif Shehri, Rabb Te Maa, Khatarnak were some of his famous films. For more details about Akram Khan >>

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Razia Butt

(1924 – October 3, 2012)
Renowned novelist Razia Butt died in Lahore on October 3rd 2012 after protracted illness. She was under treatment at a private hospital in Defence Lahore. Razia Niaz was born in Rawalpindi in May 19, 1924 but mostly she spend her early years in Peshawar. Razia Butt did her graduation from Islamia College. She started her written career in the 1940s. Accordingly Naila was her first published novel, subsequently, she authored around 51 novels including Bano, Dastaan, Najia and Saiqa which are also considered her best literary works. Other than novels she had also written 350 short stories TV and radio plays.. Her popularity of novels also mesmerized the film world and films were also based on her novel which includes Naila (1965), Saiqa (1968), Anila (1969), Noreen (1970), Khalish (1972), Piyasa (1973) and Mohabat Ho To Aisi Ho (1989). Razia Butt got married in 1946 and she moved to Ambala, India with her husband. Her funeral prayer was offered in DHA after Friday prayers. mpap prays that may Allah Almighty rest the departed soul in peace and grant courage to the bereaved family members to bear this irreparable loss with equanimity.

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Lehri

(September 13, 2012)

Legendry comedian Safirullah Siddiqui known as Lehri died on September 13, 2012. Since 1992, he was on bed after being attacked by paralysis which was supplemented with blood pressure, pulmonary disorder and due to diabetes he was deprived of legs. Hats off to Lehri Sahib the way he had spent his sick days with lot of forbearance and patience. This ailment made him very courageous and brought very close to Allah Almighty. A few weeks ago, he was declared at critical stage once admitted in hospital. His son Mehran Lehri informed that his father’s blood glucose level was dropped down up to dangerous level and had very severe problem in breathing. Finally he left us with lot of his sweet memories and buried in Hussainabad graveyard, Karachi. May Allah rest the departed soul in eternal peace. Read more

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Javed Jaan (1977-2012)
Javed Jaan son of renowned film director died in London after a heart attack, he was born in 1977, hardly 35 years old. Javed was basically a cinematographer / director he directed many commercials. Javed also assisted his father Jaan Muhammad Jumman as Assistant Director in film Kuriyon ko daley dana. He appeared as child star in Choron Ka Badshah, Roop Ki Rani, Aalmi Jasoos and Hong Kong Ke Sholey. He was buried in Karachi and left behind a widow to mourn his death. May God bless his soul.

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Badshah Zaren Jaan

(Aug 1, 2012)
Pashto senior singer Badshah Zaren Jaan died on August 1, 2012 at the age of 76. She was suffering with kidney disorder since a long and on July 31, she was paralyzed and evacuated to Hospital but next day she died and buried in tomb of Abdul Ghaffar Bacha. She was born in 1936 in Mardan, his father Abdul Rahim Khan had another daughter Dilbar Jaan who was also very good singer. Badshah Zaren Jaan started his singing career in 1948 with a song written by Hafeez Jalandhri. Soon she became very popular due to her voice and beauty. Due to her love for singing she never got married and she sang very patriotic songs during 1965 and 1971 war. May God bless her soul.

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Rasheed Dogar

(July 30, 2012)
Renowned film director Rasheed Dogar died on July 30, 2012 as a result of fire which was erupted after short circuit in building of Koh e Nor TV Chanel at 3:48 am during a recording of Sehri transmission. Rasheed Dogar who assisted legend film director Nazar ul Islam Dada as Assistant Director in early 70s in films like Aaina, Ambar and Zindgi. Subsequently he started solo film direction with film Jeera Sher and his last film was Madam X, He directed 31 films. Illam Ud Din Shaheed was his one of the best successful film. Afterward, on demand of producers he started directing impolite films. He was famous for Punjabi especially low budget films, but due to less production in film industry he joined Koh e Noor Chanel and on July 30, 2012, this unfortunate incident took place which took the life of Muhammad Rasheed Dogar. Read More….

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Altaf Khan (July 22, 2012)
Senior film and stage actor Altaf Khan breathed his last in Multan on July 22, 2012, he was 70 years old. In January 2012, he was admitted in hospital as a result of heart attack where he was discovered with liver disorder and finally that became cause of his demise. Altaf Khan starred mostly with Sultan Rahi and other senior actors in more than 300 films. He was married to the sister of Inayat Hussain Bhatti and Kaifi but latterly he developed some differences and one fine morning left everything and vanished in 2002. Afterward it was revealed that he went to Multan where he used to act in stage plays. His funeral prayers were offered at Hassanabad, Multan. He left behind a son and a daughter to mourn his death. May God bless his soul.

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Shahid Malik (June 25, 2012)
Film Producer Shahid Malik died at Lahore, he produced Rani Khan (1996), Sotan Meri Saheli and Lado Rani (2010)

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Ghazala Javed

(June 25, 2012)
Pashto singer Ghazala Javed died as result of firing at Dubgari Gardon Peshawar on June 2012. Ghazala belonged to Swat but during disturbance days she shifted to Peshawar and started singing on functions and radio and TV programs. Due to her voice and personality soon she became very popular and then married to Mr. Jahangir. Now days she was busy in Afghanistan in connection with singing and cultural shows. She June 25, 2012, she was coming out of beauty parlor at Dubgari Gardon Peshawar with his father when she was fired by some unknown persons and as a result of firing both Ghazala and her father died.

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Obaidullah Baig

(June 22, 2012)
Renowned scholar, intellectual and TV presenter (Kasoti fame) Obaidullah Baig died on June 22, 2012 at Karachi. He was born in Muradabad UP (India) in 1936 as Habibullah (real Name), his father Mahmood Ali was an agriculturist and migrated to Pakistan from Rampur which was his maternal hometown. Right from the beginning he was inclined towards book reading, did his matriculation from Islamia College Braili in 1951 and in same year they moved to Karachi. From Islamia College did his graduation. In 1958, he joined magazine “Al-Shuja” as Staff writer and wrote his first novel Insaan Zinda Hai. He joined Radio Pakistan Karachi in 1961 as external services, subsequently he joined Ptv as film documentarian and made 135 documentary films. Meantime he joined Kaswoti, which was hosted by Hamayat Ali Shair along with Iftikhar Arif. In 1980, he received Pride of Performance. In 1975, he married with Ptv comparer Salma Baig. During his last days he was suffering with Cancer and heart ailment. His funeral prayer was offered at Sultan Mosque Defense Karachi and was buried at Guzri Graveyard. He left a widow and three daughters.

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Mehdi Hassan (June 13, 2012)
After a prolonged illness, at last the Ghazal chapter was closed when legendry Shehanshah e Ghazal Mehdi Hassan Khan died at 12:15pm on June 13, 2012 at Agha Khan Hospital Karachi. He was suffering from pulmonary disorder and paralysis for last few years. For more details >>

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Ameeran Begum (June 9, 2012)
Sindhi folk singer Ameeran Begum died on June 9, 2012, she was suffering from cancer for some time. Her son Mumtaz informed that they made all out their efforts and spent their last penny but she was not recovered from this dangerous disease. Ameeran Begum was born in a village near Mirpur Mathelo, Sind, her father Allah Dino was also a folk musician who gave her the basic music education and at the age of eighteen she started her career as folk singer from the wedding ceremonies. Ameeran Begum had almost one hundred music albums in Sindhi, Siraiki and Punjabi language.

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Sultana Zaman (May 20, 2012)
East Pakistani (Now Bangladeshi) and senior actress of Urdu films, Sultana Zaman died on May 20, 2012 after a prolonged ailment. When Sarwar Bara Bankavi and Ehtesham started Urdu film production in East Pakistan with Chanda, Sultan Zaman was taken as heroine of the film which did Golden Jubilee business. Chanda, Mala, Saat Rang, Ujala, Jangli Phool, Mere Arman Mere Sapney were her popular films.

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Ibrahim Nafees (1936 – 2012)
Film, TV, stage and radio artist Ibrahim Nafees died on Sunday May 20, 2012 at Karachi. He was on bed for last three years, two major surgeries further weaken his health state even in his last days he faced a severe memory loss as well. Ibrahim Nafees was born in 1936 at Agra (India) as Syed Muhammad Ibrahim Rizvi. At the age of eleven, he along with his family members moved to Peshawar and received his basic education. In 1952, he joined Peshawar radio and subsequent he moved to Hyderabad radio station on its inauguration and joined as its first announcer. Other than radio he also started taking part in stage dramas, Mirza Ghalib Bandar Road Par, Lal Qila se Lalu Khet tak, Bakra Qiston par, Budha Ghar Par Hai, Behropiya were his popular stage dramas. In 1960, he stepped into films with Iqbal Shehzad’s Raat Ke Rahi which was also first film of Iqbal Yousaf. In this film Indian actress Rehana played the main lead role, later she married to Iqbal Shahzad but film was proved a flop film. Afterward Ibrahim joined Waheed Murad syndicate which gave him a very sound platform for films. Insaan Badalta Hai, Banjaran, Doraha, Jaag Utha Insaan, Phir Subah ho Gi etc gave him a breakthrough in films. Ishq -e- Habib (1965) he played hero with Talat Siddiqui. After having some place in films he shifted to Lahore and started as character actor and villain roles. He remained in films till 1980, once Urdu films were suppressed by Punjabi films so Ibrahim shifted back to Karachi and started acting in stage and TV. At the time of his death he was 76 years old. His mother still resides in Uk and two sons are there at USA where as his daughter was with him at the time of his death. He married twice had two sons Syed Imran Rizvi and Syed Amer Rizvi from his first wife and a daughter from his second wife. His funeral prayer was offered on May 22, 2012 at Imam Bargah Khair ul Amal, Ancholi Karachi and was buried at Defense Authority Society Graveyard, Karachi.

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Haroon Pasha (April 2012)
Renowned film writer and director Haroon Pasha died after prolonged ailment due to heart attack, it was the second attack which caused his sad demise. Manji Kithe Dahwan, Har Fun Mola and Dadagir were his main films which he directed.

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Iqbal Bahu (1944 – 2012)
Renowned Sufi singer Iqbal Bahu died on March 24, 2012 as a result of a cardiac arrest, a day before he was admitted in Services Hospital Lahore after heart attack, initially got stable and was discharged but again suffered the second attack and died on way to hospital. Iqbal Bahu was born in Gurdaspur (India) in 1944, his family migrated to Pakistan after independence and got settled in Lahore. In 1971, he joined National Bank of Pakistan but he had already started his singing career in 1964 from Radio Pakistan, Lahore.
On radio he was introduced by Muhammad Azam Khan, former chief controller Radio Pakistan, Lahore. He remained attached with National Bank till 1997. Iqbal Bahu, known for his ‘Sufiana’ and Arifana Kalam specially he mastered the Sufi tradition of renowned Sufi saint Hazrat Sultan Bahu so he got popularity as Iqbal Bahu. Iqbal Bahu mastered the Sufi tradition of well-known saint Sultan Bahu. He sang many Sufiana songs for the Radio Pakistan and the Pakistan Television and was awarded Tamgha-i-Imtiaz in 2008. His funeral prayer was offered in Iqbal Town near his residence in Satluj Block. A large number of people attended his funeral at Dubai Chowk mosque and was laid to rest at Miani Sahib graveyard. He is survived by a widow, two sons including Muhammad Nadeem Iqbal Bahu and three daughters.

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Tahira Wasti (1943 – March 11, 2012)
Renowned Film and TV actress Tahira Wasti died at Karachi on March 11, 2012. She was born in 1943 and started her career in 1964 at Pakistan Television as actress and English newscaster. She was famous for playing characters of royal princesses / distinguished women. She was also a writer and her first story was published once she was only sixteen years old. As regard to her TV appearances, she played the main lead roles in Ptv dram serials like Kashkol, Aakhri Chatan, Shama, Shaheen, Fishaar, Jangloos, Afshan , Daldal , and Piyaas. Heer Waris Shah. Her recent performances have come in the serials Harjai, Dil Diya Dehleez, and Mamta. Tahira was the wife of former TV actor Rizwan Wasti who died last year and mother of TV actress Laila Wasti.

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Mushtaq Changezi (March 1, 2012)
Former Sindhi film actor Mushtaq Changezi (Mushtaq Malano) died on March 1, 2012. Mushtaq Changezi was born in 1942 at Tando Jahanian Sind. The pioneer hero of sindhi films started his career in 1960 with Fazlani’s film Shehro Feroze in 1960. During his career he appeared in sixty films including Mithra Shal Milan, Laila Majnu, Chandoki and Piyar Kayo Seengar which are glaring films on his credential. After retiring from films he diverted his attention towards radio broadcasting on Sindhi sufi peots. He left behind widow with three sons and was laid to rest in his ancestor town at Tando Jahanian.

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Tamanna Begum (February 20, 2012)
Renowned film actress Tamanna Begum passed away in Karachi on February 20, 2012. She was a diabetic and suffering from kidney disorder. Legend artist Tamanna Begum was born in Lahore as Tosifa Begum and started her career from Radio Pakistan and did some theatre plays as well. After the induction of Ptv Station Karachi in 1969, it also changed the style of TV Commercial advertisements. Amongst those advertisements an ad was able to attract a large number of people which was launched by Ahmed Fruit Products. Its opening jingle with Uff Allah, uff baji Keisey mazey ki hai ye chatni, and main leading lady with a very attractive face became a talk of the town at that time, that lady who subsequently became a famous film actress Tamanna.

Her appearance also attracted film world personalities and she was picked by in films accordingly and soon she became necessary role of every film specially as character actress role. Her Namaz-e-Janaza was held at the Rehmania Masjid in North Nazimabad Karachi and large number of showbiz persons attended it. She left behind a daughter Rukhsana Begum and son in law. More details…

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Naseem Akhtar (February 19, 2012)
Naseem Akhtar, a renowned folk singer of Southern Punjab and Northern Sindh area died on February 19,2012. She was born in 1956 in a family had very humble background. Since she was from a regressive area that’s why mostly people from Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad were not much familiar with her name and fun. She performed in All Pakistan Music Conference, there she was highlighted and picked by music lovers. Naseem’s family migrated from India and settled in Multan like many other artists i.e. Iqbal Bano and Ustad Salamat Ali Khan & Ustad Nazakat Ali Khan of Sham Chorasi family. She had her own style and place specially in folk, spiritual sufi singing and Ghazals.

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Dr. Abbas Najmi

(February 2012)
Ptv anchor and intellectual artist Dr. Abbas Najmi died, it was consecutive death of three personalities within a week which include Afzal Shahid, Azhar Javed and Dr. Abbas Najmi. Abbas Najmi was a renowned Punjabi scholar and TV compare of Punjabi programme Weley Di Gal etc in which he used to interview showbiz personalities of Pakistan film Industry. May Allah bless his departed soul.

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Khalifa Saeed Ahmed

(January 2012)
Film producer and director Khalifa Saeed Ahmed died after ailment. He was brother of former comedian Khalifa Nazir. Khalifa Saeed started his career as assistance cameraman with Rashid Choudhry, subsequently as director he directed Bhaiyan Di Jori, Anwara, Ghulam, Doulat Aur Duniya, he also produced film Akbara.

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A. Riaz

(29 January 2012)
Senior film director A. Riaz died on January 29, 2012 in Jinnah Hospital, Lahore where he was admitted on ailment of his disorder kidneys. As regard to his career he joined Director Luqman’s production group in 1956 at Pancholi Art Studios just at the age of fifteen. Afterward, he assisted Director Anwar Kamal Pasha in Do Ansoo, Sufaid Khoon, Anar Kali, Chan Mahi, Laila Majnu etc. as his Assistant Director. Once he started his career as film director he kept his name as A. Riaz as Riaz Shahid and Riaz Ahmed Raju were already present as film director, he directed Ghayal (not released), Sheran Di Jori, Seyyan, Qatil Te Mafroor, Ashiq Log Sodai, Chhad Burey Di Yari, Comando Action, Tesri Duniya and his last film was Had Haram (Not Released). He left behind a widow, five daughters and two sons.

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Akbar Ali Seth (26 January 2012)
Senior personality of film industry and proprietor of Prince Cinema Akbar Ali Seth died on 26 January 2012 after a prolonged ailment. He was heart patient and buried in Defense Graveyard, Karachi.

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Salma Mumtaz

(20 January 2012)
Former veteran actress Salma Mumtaz passed away on January 20, 2012 in Lahore, Diabetic patient Salma Mumtaz was 85 at the time of her death. She was buried in at Township graveyard, Lahore; family member of the deceased actress did not allow the media to cover the funeral ceremony. Salma Mumtaz was born in Jalunadar in 1926 and migrated to Pakistan with her family after partition in 1947. She began her film career in the 60s with an Urdu film, Neelofar and worked Nida Mumtazin more than 300 films. Salma Mumtaz was elder sister of actress Shimmi who married Sudhir, she is survived by a daughter, Nida Mumtaz, a famous TV actress, her brother, Pervaiz Nasir, was film producer. Like Pervez, Salma Mumtaz also directed and produced a couple of films. Read More…

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Zubair Abbasi

(17 January 2012)
TV Play writer Zubair Abbasi died in Karachi on 17 January 2012, he was a heart patient for a long time. Zubair who was father of film/tv actor Shamon Abbasi, has written many beautiful TV dramas and books. May Almighty bless her soul grant strength to his family to bear this irreparable loss.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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