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1981-2012

     
     
  1984  
     
    The inaugural National Film Awards take place.  [MORE] [ADD]
     
     
     
  1989  
     
    Saeed Rizvi’s Shaani, is Pakistan’s first science-fiction film, and also the first to use special effects. [MORE] [ADD]
     
     
     
  1990  
     
   

Films of Note

     
    International Gorillay (International Guerillas) (Jan Mohammed) [MORE] [ADD]
     
     
     
  1996  
     
    Sultan Rahi
     
  Jan -

Film superstar Sultan Rahi is assassinated.  [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1998  
     
    Films of Note
     
   

Choorian (Bangles) (Syed Noor) [MORE] [ADD]

   

 

   

Deewaney Terey Pyaar Key (Love Crazy) (Syed Noor) [MORE] [ADD]

   

 

   

Inteha (Extremes) (Samina Peerzada) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  2000  
 
    Films of Note
     
   

Mujhay Chand Chahiye (Shaan) [MORE] [ADD]

   

 

   

Tere Pyaar Mein (Hassan Askari) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
   
  2002
   
   

– Pakistan’s first multiplex, the Universal in Karachi, opens.   [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
   

Pakistan 2002: Other Films of Note

   

 

   

Yeh Dil Aap Ka Huwa (Javed Sheikh)  [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  2003  
 
    Films of Note
     
   

Larki Panjaban (Syed Noor) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  2008  
     
 

6/1 -

A Karachi-based production company named Skies Unlimited Films, announces that it is to produce a film on the life of Benazir Bhutto, the former prime minister, just 10 days after her assassination. [MORE] [ADD]

 

 

 

 

21/1 -

Pakistani pop star Ali Haider reveals he turned down an offer to for the lead part in forthcoming Bollywood flick Osama after receiving threatening calls from people mistakenly believing he was to play al-Qaeda boss Osama bin Laden.   ‘Benazir Bhutto cannot have adequate security,’ Haider commented.   ‘What will happen to someone like me?’ [MORE] [ADD]

 

 

 

 

29/1 -

The government considers lifting the 40-year ban on Indian films from its cinemas. [MORE]

     
 

1/3 -

Salman Taseer, the caretaker minister for industries, announces that the entertainment sector has been granted industry status.   The move is intended to enable the industry to develop an infrastructure, conduct research and run training schemes. [MORE]

     
     
     
  2010  
     
  15/7 -

The comedy film Tere bin Laden, in which pop singer Ali Zafar plays an ambitious TV journalist who attempts to set up a fake interview with Osama bin-Laden using a look-alike in order to secure a visa to America, is banned due to fears that it might provoke terrorist attacks in the country. [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  2012  
     
  24/9 - Prime Minister Asif Ali Zardari repudiates the offer of a $100,000 reward made by his Federal Railway Minister for the killing of Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the producer of Innocence of Muslims.   The film has provoked riots by offended Muslims in a number of countries. [ADD]
     
     
     
     
     
 

 

 

 

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