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Neelo's and the military regime..!

Thursday, 11 February, 1965
Neelo's and the military regime..!
Neelo tried to commit suicide on February 11 after she allegedly was "kidnapped" and was forced to dance in a party honoured for Royal Guest King of Iran, Mohammad Raza Shah Pehlvi.She refused and was assaulted by the officials. Famous poet Habib Jalib payed tribute to Neelo on this bravery against a military dictator's order and wrote his famous poem "Raqs zanjeer pehan kar bhi kiya jata hai..." which latter was filmed by Neelo's husband Riaz Shahid in his super hit film Zarqa. Riaz Shahid married her after this incident.

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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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