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First Karachi made film - Hamari Zuban

Friday, 10 June, 1955
First Karachi made film - Hamari Zuban
"Hamari Zuban" (Our Language!) was the first ever Karachi made film (released on June 10)."Baba-e-Urdu" Molvi Abdul Haq played a role in this political motivated film. Early, on April 22, 1954, Mr. Haq leads more than one lakh demonstrators against the decision of the Bengali Prime Minster of Pakistan Mohammad Ali Bogra to make Bengali the second national language of Pakistan. (Bengali was declared the second national language on May 7, 1954).

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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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