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Afghans find some escape as ‘family cinema’ opens in Kabul

KABUL -AFP/UNS – The lights go off, the projector whirls,and for the first time in years Afghan families find themselves sharing popcorn and soda as Hollywood and Bollywood stars romp across the silver screen. A family-friendly cinema has opened in Kabul, creating a rare venue …

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My daughter wanted to be an actress and I wanted to break her legs: Sanjay Dutt

Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt has said that her daughter, Trishala Dutt, wanted to pursue an acting career but he objected to the idea and wanted to break her legs. “I’ve invested a lot of time and energy to put her in a good college and …

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KPK Assembly slaps ban on dowry

PESHAWAR -UNS – A landmark bill aimed at slapping ban on centuries-old dowry tradition was adopted by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly on Wednesday. The bill titled as “the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Dowry, Bridal Gift and Marriage Functions Restriction Act, 2017” restrains bride’s family members, relatives and …

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Nargis Fakhri roots for Peshawar Zalmi

LAHORE -UNS – – We know now on Thursday who Nargis Fakhri is going to cheer for in third play-off of Pakistan Super League 2017 tomorrow after she wished Peshawar Zalmi all the best in a video being widely shared on social media. Hollywood film …

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‘La La Land’ wins Oscar 2017 music awards

(Reuters) – Viola Davis and Mahershala Ali won Oscars on Sunday for their supporting roles in African-American stories “Fences” and “Moonlight” on a night where diversity, and digs at U.S. President Donald Trump, both loomed large. Ali, and a tearful Davis, each winning their first …

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Mahira Khan, Sheheryar Munawar to share screen space in upcoming film

LAHORE -UNS – Mahira Khan will share the screen space for the second time with Sheheryar Munawar. Director Farjad Nabi and producer Meenu Gohar have signed the pair in their upcoming film. They were last seen last year in coming-of-age drama film ‘Ho Mann Jahaan’. …

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No restriction on Ayyan Ali to travel abroad, says CJ

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Tuesday remarked that there is no restriction on model Ayyan Ali from traveling abroad. The Chief Justice made the remark while hearing the contempt of court plea filed by Ayyan Ali for not removing her …

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Dhamaal at shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar resumed

SEHWAN -UNS – The Sufi ritual of dhamaal resumed at the shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar on Friday, a day after a suicide attack ripped through devotees at the shrine while the ritual was being performed after evening prayers. More than 80 people were killed …

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Beyonce,Adele turn in show-stopping Grammy performances

LOS ANGELES -UNS /Reuters- Pop superstar Beyonce, proudly caressing her pregnant belly, took the Grammys stage by storm on Sunday on a night marked by political statements, sentimental tributes and a misstep by British singer Adele. In her first public appearance since her surprise announcement …

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Home-grown streaming app helps Pakistan’s musicians find voice

For years, violence kept most of Pakistan’s aspiring young musicians from following their dreams, whether the threat of Taliban militant attacks or gang wars in the crowded southern port city of Karachi. Now, as law enforcement crackdowns slowly improve the security situation across the nation, …

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