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Shatrughan Sinha attended wedding of grandson of dictator Zia

Sunday, 6 January, 2013
Shatrughan Sinha attended wedding of grandson of dictator Zia
Veteran Indian actor and MP of political party BJP, Shatrughan Sinha attended the wedding ceremony of former dictator Gen. Zia's grandson Osman-ul-Haq in Islamabad on Sunday, January 6, 2013.He was the special guest at the ceremony on the invitation of Gen. Zia's daughter Zain Zia, who regards him as her elder brother and a family member. Sinha had first come to Pakistan in the 1980s at the invitation of the dictator Gen Zia.

He was also on visit to Pakistan in 2003 and attended the birthday party of Zain. Here he is with the acting Prime Minister Mr. Choudhry Shujaat Hussain.

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First film studio in Pakistan inaugurated..

Monday, 16 February, 1948
First film studio in Pakistan inaugurated..

The first ever film studio in Pakistan, Pancholi Film Studio on Upper Mall Road Lahore was inaugurated on February 16, 1948.

It was owned by Seith Dalsukh M. Pancholi (1906-59), who was first film importer and distributor of Hollywood movies in the Northern India (now Pakistan). He was also producer and director of famous Lahore made movies like Gul Bakavli (1939), Yamla Jatt (1940) and Khazanchi (1941).

After partition, he migrated to India and his manager Divan Sardari Lal took over. He was producer of first Pakistani released film Teri Yaad in this year but film 2 Kinaray was first film to start in this studio. in 1952, Pancholi studio was alloted to a famous ghazal and folk singer Malika Pukhraj and became Malika Studio. Then it was rent to some other parties and its name was also changed as Jawidan Studio, later it was sold by Malika Pukhraj and it became Upper Mall Scheme with lot of houses.

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