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First-ever Pakistan Film Festival opens at UN

Posted by Larry Gleeson

By: Samaa Web Desk

UNITED NATIONS: The first-ever Pakistan Film Festival kicked off Friday night with a largely-attended red carpet reception at UN Headquarters in New York in the presence of some of the biggest Pakistani stars, ambassadors accredited to the UN, community members, media and movie buffs. 615 more words


Just another honor killing

It’s through my Facebook news feed that I realized that Qandeel Baloch was mudered by her brother. The entire nation is grieving over the death of Qandeel Baloch, quite evident through their numerous status updates and Facebook posts. 601 more words


Agents Agents everywhere.

How dare Shafqat shame this great, honorable nation by making a few unintentional mistakes while singing our national anthem? Even if 90 % of us did not know that he had actually made those mistakes until we were told by the few who knew the anthem by heart and could pronounce it correctly, how dare he! 477 more words


A right step to the left?

Untiring efforts of Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) leadership – the Zardari group to be specific – made decades old loyal voters abandon the party in general elections of 2013. 490 more words


Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy: In the hotseat with the Oscar-winner

Look past the glitz and glamour of the Oscar’s red carpet and you’ll see some tremendously talented women being feted. Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy, 37, has become the first Pakistani woman to win two Oscars, and being honoured in Hollywood does get you a phenomenal stage to showcase important issues – precisely the ones she has been making movies on. 1,041 more words

Women We Love

I successfully predicted this year’s Oscars. Well, three of them at least. Made me feel immensely proud, like Now they owe me an Oscar too. 446 more words

Just Ramblings

Sharmeen Obaid and the Power of Story

Watching the Oscars has long been a tradition in our family. When our kids were younger, an Oscar party was a yearly event. We would literally roll out a red carpet, serve fancy food, and dress up as characters from the year’s films. 529 more words