Every few months, Pakistan television host Waqar Zaka makes it to the headlines for reasons unusual in most ways. This time around, the crypto entrepreneur has claimed that he can pay off Pakistan’s debts with ‘cryptocurrency’ if Prime Minister Imran Khan steps down and lets him run the country. Waqar then challenged politicians to give a better solution.
The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has imposed a Rs500,000 fine on Express Entertainment for the use of animals as props on Time Out with Ahsan Khan. Pemra noted that the show’s use of animals as props is a violation of its policies. In the show, Khan uses the rabbits as props in one segment and places them on lap of his guests.
Pakistan’s The electropop prodigy, Abdullah Siddiqui, just made it to the Forbes Under 30 under 30 Asia List. According to the American business magazine, which titles him as a producer, “Siddiqui began producing English-language electronic music at the age of 11 and started releasing it as an independent artist when he was 16.
Cricket all-rounder Fawad Alam just made his acting debut with web series for Urduflix titled Khudkash Muhabbat. The poster highlighting the cricketer’s role in the series is currently receiving mixed reactions all over social media. The 35-year-old cricketer, however is confident of his skills and wishes to work with Pakistani stars Mahira Khan, Mehwish Hayat and Maya Ali. While speaking
Pakistani actress Meera has reportedly been discharged from the mental hospital in United States after Captain Naveed paid $50,000 for her ‘bail’. It is learnt that the actress was advised to continue her mental treatment in her home country, as she was ordered to leave America within 48 hours. Her mother had broken the news that the actress has been forced into a psychiatric facility in New York.
In what came as a shock to many, Pakistani actress Meera’s mother claimed on Wednesday night that her daughter has been forcefully admitted to a psychiatric facility in New York. Zahra said that she last heard from Meera on April 5th when she called to inform her mother that US police is taking her to a psychiatric facility. Meera’s manager has however, rubbished all claims.
Swipe, a Pakistani animated short film, has been selected for the world’s oldest and most prestigious animation festival, the Annecy International Festival. It has also been selected for the AnimaFest Zagreb 2021, the second oldest animation festival in the world. Swipe will be the first Pakistani film to be showcased at both festivals.
Two-time Academy Award winner Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy has launched Pakistan’s first digital platform for minorities. Called the White in the Flag, the platform takes the form of an interactive website which aims to highlight issues surrounding the minorities living in Pakistan. It attempts to create a discourse around their experiences through documenting their history, present and future in various forms stated a press release.
The production team of Turkish historical drama series Ertuğrul will visit Pakistan after Eid, said National Assembly (NA) Speaker Asad Qaiser. On his visit to Turkey to attend a conference in Antalya, Qaiser met with Mehmet Bozdag, the producer of Ertugrul and Kurlus Osman. During the meeting, Pakistan-Turkey’s joint venture for the production of a new drama was agreed.
Three decades later, Pakistan’s iconic pop-rock music duo Strings announced the end of its journey in heartfelt post and fans are utterly heart-broken. On Thursday, March 25th, Bilal took to his official Instagram handle to announce the termination of the band. In an emotional note, the 50-year-old singer wrote, “Today, 25/03/2021, is the day we graciously get to conclude Strings.”