License of BOL TV is restored by Sindh High Court

Headed by Justice Zulfiqar Ahmed, Sindh High Court (SHC) has ordered to reinstate the license of BOL TV. The license of BOL TV was cancelled around one year ago. During the hearing, the court termed the cancellation as illegal. In addition, the court asked Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) and other concerned authorities to let BOL TV work. Justice Zulfiqar also asked PEMRA to submit an official response as

FBR levies 5% advance tax on weddings, concerts and other functions

On Friday, the Federal Broad of Revenue (FBR) imposed 5% advance tax on different functions including wedding and concert. The tax has been levied under Section 236D of the Income Tax Ordinance 2001. The notification of FBR stated: “Every prescribed person shall collect advance tax at the rate of 5% on the total amount of the bill” It is pertinent to mention that the tax will be applicable on bills

Coke Studio launches an initiative for deaf community

Coke Studio is not just another musical platform in Pakistan. The music venture began in 2008 and under the backing of Coca Cola. It has tremendous following within the country and even across the border in India. Ahead of their 9th season, Coke Studio is partnered with Deaf Reach program to create history. The new initiative is titled ‘Coke Studio for the deaf.’ The makers are trying to reach out

Petition filed in Lahore High Court to ban Indian movies until Kashmir issue is resolved

Advocate Ishtiaq Ahmed Chaudhry has filed a petition in Lahore High Court (LHC), asking the court to prohibit Indian movies in Pakistani cinemas until Kashmir issue is completely resolved. According to the sources, the appeal filed by the advocate maintains the stance of barbarism in occupied Kashmir. The Indian forces are continuing to oppress Kashmiris with their brutality while the cinemas in Pakistani are busy in promoting and screening Indian

Facebook deactivates Hamza Ali Abbasi’s account for being vocal about Kashmir

Pakistani theatre, film and television actor, model and director Hamza Ali Abbasi’s Facebook account is deactivated after he voiced his opinion in favor of Kashmiri rebel leader, Burhan Wani. Moreover, his FB in which he talked about Kashmir has been taken down. Hamza Ali Abbasi had talked about Burhan Wani in his post (which is now removed). He said that the assassinated leader was neither an ISI agent neither a

New females stars to emerge in stand up comedy: Khawatoons to launch in Karachi soon

Women have been breaking barriers all across and their zest to achieve success is remarkable. Pakistani women particularly have been giving us surprises lately; be it climbing highest peaks in the world or securing Oscars for the country. You name it and they have achieved it all! A new genre which has been untapped by this energetic gender is stand up comedy. It has been dominated and ruled by seasoned

Chinese Film makers looking for Joint Ventures with Pakistan

Perhaps the revival of Pakistani Cinema has caught the eye of not only local investors and entrepreneurs but has also created some uproar in the neighboring countries as well. China, being popular for its huge potential in the consumer market has also opened doors for the entertainment industry where Chinese Filmmakers are looking to set up alliances with their Pakistani counterparts. There has been substantial injection of money in Pakistani

Indian Actor Ali Fazal is eager to shoot a project in Pakistan

Ali Fazal is an Indian actor who made his debut in Bollywood in 2009 when he played a very brief role of ‘Joy’ in ‘3 Idiots’ movie. Ali has been a part of few Indian movies thereafter namely Always Kabhi Kabhi (2011), Fukrey (2013 – his breakthrough movie, Bobby Jasoos (2014) and Sonali Cable (2014). He also appeared in an American movie, Fast and Furious 7 (2015). Indian actor, Ali

Three Pakistanis Click at the Sony World Photography Awards

Pakistani talent has been hogging the limelight these past few months in various fields ranging from science to film making. This past week has similar news hitting the headlines from the realms of photography. Three Pakistani photographers have been shortlisted for the Sony World Photography Awards. The Sony World Photography Awards are the world’s biggest photography competition. Organized by the World Photography Organization, being shortlisted for this competition is a