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  • Producer set to direct his first Pashto film

    PESHAWAR: A co-producer of Pashto films has announced directing his first Pashto movie to highlight different aspects of the Pakhtun society in a positive manner...

    Speaking at a news conference at the Peshawar Press Club on Monday, Shahid Usman said that shooting of the film, ‘Tezab’ would be started soon...

  • Pashto film actor dies

    PESHAWAR: Noted Pashto film actor Umar Daraz Khalil died at the Lady Reading Hospital, Peshawar, on Friday after suffering a brain haemorrhage attack at his residence in Abbottabad a few days ago...

    He had launched his film career in 1971 from Pashto film ‘Dara Khyber’...

  • Censor board prohibits Face Film Festival from screening another film

    ISLAMABAD: Another film that was to be screened at the Foundation for Arts, Culture and Education (Face) Film Festival 2016 was banned by the censor board for being ‘anti-state’...

    The festival was not allowed to screen Besieged in Quetta, a film by independent filmmaker Asef Ali Mohammad which shed light on the plight of the city’s Hazara population...

  • Israeli film pulled from Oslo film festival

    NEW YORK: A film by an Israeli filmmaker was pulled from an Oslo film festival on Thursday because it dealt with Israeli subject matter, but did not address the Israeli occupation of Palestine and the sufferings inflicted by Israel...

  • Pashto writer Dr Rajwali dies of cardiac arrest

    NOWSHERA: Renowned research scholar, poet, critic and former director of Pashto Academy, University of Peshawar Dr Rajwali Shah Khattak died of cardiac arrest late on Monday night...

    Delegates from Afghanistan, Quetta, Fata, Swat, Dir, Malakand, Buner, Swabi, Mardan, Charsadda, Kohat, Bannu, Nowshera and Peshawar attended his funeral prayers...

  • Shifting of popular Pashto singer to Kabul saddens his fans

    PESHAWAR: Close relatives and friends of senior Pashto folk singer Gulzar Alam have confirmed that he along with his family members had left Peshawar for Kabul via Torkham almost two months ago owing to his poor financial condition and alleged philistine attitude of culture department...

    Sources in Peshawar privy to the famed singer told this scribe that Mr Alam was in contact with Kabul authorities to change his residence status in...

  • New poetry book termed addition to progressive Pashto thought

    PESHAWAR: Poets, writers and intellectuals gathered here on Friday to appreciate a new poetry collection ‘Su Jawanda Mazal’ (the journey through lives) recently published and authored by a noted progressive Pashto poet Rashid Khattak...

    Pohantoon Adabi Stori (PAS), a literary organisation comprising young university students, conducted the launching ceremony at the Maulana Abdul Qadir Hall of Pashto Academy, University of Peshawar... ...

  • Pashto fiction magazine launched to encourage women writers

    PESHAWAR: Rehmat Dewan, a young writer, has launched a fiction magazine to encourage woman writers to contribute their fiction pieces...

    He said that his quarterly Pashto fiction magazine ‘Tasweer’ would also publish translated version of short stories from different other languages to enrich Pashto literature...

  • Noted Pashto poet dies at 49

    PESHAWAR: Noted Pashto and Urdu poet, research scholar and literary critic Riaz Tasneem died in a Karachi hospital on Monday morning after battling for life for more than a month...

    Pashto poets, writers, fans and family members attended his funeral...

  • Haroon Bacha completes silver jubilee of his Pashto music career

    PESHAWAR: Haroon Bacha, a noted Pashto folksinger has recently launched his Pashto ghazal album titled ‘Gulrang’, the fiftieth in the run in his 25-year music career...

    Hailing from Swabi, Panjpir village, he did his graduation from Edwardes College, Peshawar, and later received master’s degree in social work from the University of Peshawar in 1994...

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