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A Girl in the River: Another Oscar Award for Pakistan..!

Sunday, 28 February, 2016
A Girl in the River: Another Oscar Award for Pakistan..!
Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy won the Oscar Award 2016 for a short documentary film A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness, which is about honour killings in Pakistan. It was her second nomination and also her second Oscar Award win after she won for her short film Saving Face in 2012.

The 37 years old Sharmeen's other accolades include a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, a Crystal Award from the World Economic Forum and a state honour from the Pakistani government.

Other Oscar nominated short films were Body Team 12, Chau, Beyond the Lines, Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah and Last Day of Freedom.



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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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