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Sohail Warraich all set to leave Geo TV and join Dunya TV

Rumours are making rounds that famous Pakistani journalist and host of program Aik din Geo Kay Saath, Sohail Warraich has all set to leave Geo TV and to join Dunya TV.

He used to telecast his show on Geo News. With his unique style, gorgeous personality, he gained huge recognition among audience. He shows his excellent expressions with an attractive way of asking questions from guests.

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He was also co-hosting Meray Mutabiq on Geo News. One of his question is very popular which he often used to ask from his guests “Kia ye khulla tazaad nahin” (Is this not openly biased)?

Sohail Warraich is also an analyst. He has also authored many books. Some of them are “Qaatil kaun?“, “Ghaddar kaun?” and “Adliya kay arooj-o-zawal ki kahani“.  Besides this he was well known  and popular writer in  Jang newspaper.

Pakistani people facing problems to get their passports

So many Pakistanis are tolerating the problem of months-long delays for their passports, in spite of paying a fee of Rs5, 000 for a seven-day urgent delivery.

According to the present scenario they will have to wait for at least a month more despite of waiting for several months.

Many applicants are worried for delay of their passports and they are going again and again to check the status of their passport but a simple answer is given to them by the directorate general of Immigration and Passport (I&P) that the department has run out of lamination paper.

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People are facing this problem from the end of last year. Normally, the immigration and passport authorities would secure lamination paper well before time.

According to a senior I&P officer, the Pakistan Peoples Party-led government, for the sake of its vested political interests, put ‘corrupt’ and ‘incapable’ officers in charge of vital departments in the passport office.

“They ruined the entire set-up, but made millions in the process,” said the officer. He admitted, however, he had no documentary evidence to prove his claims. Acting Manager Logistics Rao Imran and Project Director MRP Maqbool Gondal, a relative of former Chairman Public Accounts Committee Nadeem Afzal Gondal, were held responsible for creating the lamination paper crisis.
via The express Tribune

It is also being observed that agents charged a minimum of Rs5,000 to Rs10,000 to applicants for delivery of passports within a couple of days, at different stations. which Maqbool Gondal made possible using his position.

The Project Director Maqbool Gondal put the work force under extra burden and let a number of passports printed daily increased from 8,000 to a whopping 14,000 that are beyond printing capacity.

This consumed lamination and ink quickly. During the last five years of the PPP government, the number of passport offices has increased from 27 to 70.

The interior ministry – that runs I&P department – took no notice initially, and when it finally did, the former interior minister Rehman Malik did not pay any attention to the real problem and let it to be done as it was going.

On instructions of Malik Rehman, Rao Imran delayed the process of tendering and bidding for lamination paper. Malik wanted to get the contract to American company for the reason of bribe while another German company showed interest and was providing a better quality paper at lower price.

The false objections were raised on the quality of the paper, following which the interior minister cancelled the tender to the company for violations of PPRA (Public Procurement Regulatory Authority) rules.

Now the process of securing lamination paper is stalled by the Islamabad High Court. It has stayed the interior ministry’s decision to award the contract to a US firm, which was allegedly violating rules set by PPRA.

Furthermore, the court has summoned passport authorities on April 15 to answer a French company’s, Hallogram Industries, claims that it won the contract in terms of quality points.

Federal Ombudsman Salman Faruqui on Thursday constituted a four -member inquiry committee to probe charges of ‘widespread corruption and inordinate delay’ in the I&P office.
via The Express Tribune

Sana Bucha resigns from Dunya TV

Sana Bucha is famous Pakistani female TV anchor and journalist.

Rumours are making rounds that she has resigned from Dunya TV after differences developed with the channel management over policy.

Sana has joined Dunya from Geo TV in November last year.

Previously, she has been working for Geo TV and has also worked for Dunya TV for a long period.

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In a tweet she has declared that she has left Dunya TV because of some issues which arose over Dunya’s Editorial policy.

Rehaai drama serial based on social issues OST

Rehaai’ is another stunning drama serial that is going to air on Hum TV. This drama is based on social issues.

It is based on the theme of child marriages. The theme of the drama can be seen in the introducing episode. Samina Peerzada is playing the main role.

The trend of child marriages is prevalent in many rural areas of the Pakistan but it would be completely wrong to say that modern, rich families are not doing this practice.

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It  can be seen that young children getting engaged, if not ceremoniously then just in words but proposals made during childhood or even at birth are very common across Pakistan.

So in drama serial Rehai the young girl was married off before she had hardly stepped out of childhood. She had a son Waseem (played by Nouman Ejaz) and a daughter-in-law, Shehnaz (played by Maria Wasti).

The couple is having trouble conceiving and Waseem wants to take in another, much younger wife. The story of drama serial Rehai is much like ‘Durr-e-Shahwar’.

The drama depicts a different sort of a mother-in-law. One who does not favour her son crazily but stands with the daughter-in-law with the thought that man should not intervene in matters of God.

This serial is a picture of one of our societal issue and it is important to concentrate on it because it affects so many lives.

The cast stars of drama serial Rehaai includes Nouman Ejaz, Sameena Peerzada, Danish Taimoor, Maria Wasti, Adnan Jilani, child artist Yashal Nadeem and others. The story has been written by Farhat Ishtiaq and has been directed by the very talented Mehreen Jabbar.

Viewers can see this serial every Monday at 8:00 pm on HUM TV.

Here is the OST of drama serial Rehaai.

Ko Ko Korina of Tarang Housefull featuring Fawad Khan and Amina Sheikh

Ko Ko Korina has been the hot favourite song for so many listeners. Tarang Housefull has brought this song to the listeners in a latest version.

It is a brand new version of Ahmed Rushdi’s super doper hit song Ko Ko Korina from remake of movie Armaan.

Viewers can see all performances of Tarang Housefull as Telefilms on Geo TV. There are some fresh and talented actresses and actors with their stunning performances.

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Here is the video of Ko Ko Korina with the stunning performance of Fawad Khan and Amina Sheikh

Capital TV launched on April 10

Capital TV is launched on April 10. Earlier its launching date was announced 23 March 2013 and it is being delayed till April 10.

Capital TV is headed by Basit Sheikh, son of Ahmed Riaz Sheikh, a former official of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA).

It is being heard that here are some senior journalists with Capital TV Nasim Zehra and Javed Iqbal from Dunya News, Fahd Hussain from Waqt News, and senior journalist Asma Chaudhry.

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Three other channels Abb Takk, Bol and Dais, are also likely to be in the market later.

Capital TV will be the second television channel to be launched this year (2013), after PTV English that was being launched in January 2013.

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan Akeley Na Jana OST of Tarang Housefull

Tarang and Geo Films collaborated for Tarang Housefull to remake some great classic Pakistani flicks.

Tarang Housefull is the first of its kind campaign, which will highlight six modernized songs.

Viewers can see these performances as Telefilms on Geo TV. There are some fresh and talented actresses and actors with their stunning performances.

The OST of Tarang Housefull is sung by our famous singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan.

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This is tribute to great singer Ahmed Rushdi. This song is featured in remake of Pakistani classic movie Armaan.

Here is the song of our legendary singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan-Akeley Na Jana

Chambaili Pakistani film 2013(Theatrical Trailer)

Pakistani film Chambaili is based on fiction. It is an unforgettable story of courage, romance and sacrifice of some friends who are led by circumstances and incidences to find themselves at the crossroads of fate.

Some current situation of the country can be seen in the trailer of the movie.

The story of the movie is written by Shahzad Nawaz and directed by Ismail Jilani.

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The star cast of the film Chambaili includes Salmaan Peerzada, Khalid Ahmed, Maira Khan, Shafqat Cheema, Omair Rana, Sadia Hayat, Saiqa Khayyam, Ali Tahir, Ethisham, Khalid Qureshi, Fatima, Ali Fateh, Humayun Bin Rathor and Shahzad Nawaz.

The movie is finally scheduled to release on April 26, 2013.

Here is the theatrical trailer of the film, which shows the star cast and the theme of the movie Chambaili.

Tarang and Geo films join hands for Tarang Housefull

Tarang collaborated with Geo Films for Tarang Housefull to remake some great classic Pakistani flicks. Tarang Housefull is the first of its kind campaign, which will highlight six modernized remakes of super hit films including Anjuman, Aaina, Armaan, Dil Mera Dhadkan Teri, Devar Bhabhi and Abhi Tou Mein Jawan Hoon with a modern twist, making them relevant to today’s audiences.

Some colourful Tarang trailers can be seen on Geo TV network. This brilliant collaboration serves as a unique role in the records of culture and art. This seems a thrilling performance, remembering our past memories.

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Viewers can see these performances as Telefilms. Audience will see popular actresses and actors performing in this series.

The whole idea will, perhaps, be a great delight for young movie watchers as they will get to see what their parents watched with a little bit of twist.

Tarang Housefull will be presenting through these popular movies soon but till then viewers can watch official trailers of these unreleased Telefilms.

Ko-Ko-Koreena has been the favourite song of every one. Famous Pakistani actor Fawad Ahmed was seen swaying and stashing with cheerful Amina Sheikh in the unforgettable classic Ko-Ko-Koreena, with a brilliant performance.

All the theatrics and sharp twists of the plots can be seen maintaining quite their essence, with only delicate addition of a post-modern touch and remarkable appeal has made these ever-green classics even more pleasant for our audience.

Tarang Housefull is a wonderful project that brings together some of the most talented, fresh, celebrated and household names from the Pakistani showbiz industry including Shaan, Saima, Humaima Malik, Fawad Khan, Amna Sheikh, , Bushra Ansari, Atiqa Odho, Saba Hameed, Sanam Saeed, Imran Abbas and Sarah Loren amongst others.

Here is promo of Ko-Ko-Koreena with the stunning performance of Fawad Khan and Amna Sheikh.

Amjad Khan’s film on Malala Yousafzai to be shot in Kanpur

Earlier, in one of the post it is being posted that Amjad Khan has plan to make a film on teenage Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai.

Now it is the time when he wants to execute his plan.  According to Amjad Khan’s plan the film will be shot in Kanpur

Amjad Khan will be in Kanpur to seek permission for the shoot of film and to finalise the locations. He is keen to shoot the film in areas like Chamanganj and Beconganj.

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Though he knows that hooting in these congested areas is a difficult task but he wants to make the film as realistic as possible.

Amjad Khan has revealed that the shooting will continue for at least 15 days and the shooting will start in May.

He expresses that his film will be a tribute to this teenage education activist Malal Yousafzai that she has proved her courage and ambition without the concern of age.

“At the moment we cannot disclose who will be playing Malala’s role but yes, actors like Danny, Naseeruddin Shah, Om Puri, KK Menon and Seema Biswas are playing strong roles in this movie. We will be shooting in Bhuj, Iran and the USA, apart from Kanpur,” Amjad Khan said.
via Express Tribune

Filmmaker Amjad Khan, further mentioned saying if everything goes according to plan, we will have also have Mel Gibson and Monica Bellucci for playing key roles in the film.
via Dawn

Amjad Khan has decided to donate the first day’s income from the film to Malala’s school in Swat Pakistan.