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Pakistan lost East Pakistan..!

Thursday, 16 December, 1971
Pakistan lost East Pakistan..!
Pakistan lost its eastern wing, East Pakistan - after a nine month long civil war and a Military intervention from Indian Army. Dacca (Dhaka) fall on December 16, 1971 and became the capital of the new born state of Bangladesh.Only six East Pakistani (all Bengali) films were released in this year. Urdu film Pail was last produced film and Meharban was the last Urdu film from Dhaka, which was released in West Pakistan (this Urdu film was released in East Pakistan in 1969). It was also a loss of the third film circuit for Pakistani films. A total number of 210 feature films (161 Bengali and 49 Urdu films) were produced in East Pakistan from 1956-71.

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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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