Glorious Resolve received the Jury’s Special award from the President of the Italian Senate. PHOTO: ispr.gov.pk
A documentary by the Pakistan’s Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), titled as “Glorious Resolve” received the first prize in the International Film Festival “Eserciti-e-Popoli” (Army and People) held at Bracciano.
More than 60 films, produced by the NATO and other 24 countries were presented at the film festival.
According to an ISPR press release, Glorious Resolve received the Jury’s Special award from the President of the Italian Senate.
“(It is) a technically outstanding and emotionally powerful dramatization of the story of the courageous soldiers under fire in a dire combat situation,” the President said.
The award was received by a representative of the Pakistani Embassy in Rome.
Glorious Resolve is based on a true story about the infantry soldiers “who fought against all odds when 1500 miscreants raided one of the section level outpost of an Infantry Battalion in South Waziristan Agency on the night of 29 May 2009.”
The documentary highlights “not only the sacrifices and achievements of the Pakistan Army in War against Terrorism but also its glorious resolve to uproot the menace of terrorism from Pakistan.”
Glorious Resolve recreates the sacrifice of 43 soldiers of the Punjab Regiment who laid their lives during the attack.
The new, improved and much expanded Saint Peter’s Church opened its doors for services on November 9 and requests for wedding ceremonies and other services have flooded in. The brown-brick building sprawls over 21,000 square feet and can house 5,000 worshippers at a time. Overshooting St Patrick’s Cathedral’s capacity of 2,000 people, St Peter’s Church is now the largest Catholic church in Pakistan.
Pakistani Aisam-Ui-Haq Qureshi (L) and teammate Indian Rohan Bopanna pose with their trophies after winning their double final against French Nicolas Mahut and French Julien Benneteau during the Paris Tennis Masters Series indoor tournament on November 13, 2011. PHOTO: AFP
PARIS: Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi and Rohan Bopanna won the Paris Tennis Masters Series doubles final on Sunday, winning their first ever ATP Masters tournament.
The Indo-Pak Express defeated the French duo, Julien Benneteau and Nicolas Mahut in straight sets in the final.
The seventh seeded duo took just 65 minutes to defeat the French wild card entries by 6-2, 6-4 and pocketed their third title of the season.
Bopanna and Qureshi, who have already qualified for the season finale in London, earned a thousand ranking points each.
Earlier the Indo-Pak Express won the Stockholm Open in October when they defeated their Brazilian opponents in straight sets, 6-1, 6-3 in a match that barely lasted an hour.
USAID Firms Project is launching the third and final phase of the Swat Tourism Promotion Campaign this weekend with the release of the “Discover the Jewels of Swat” print ad series, as well as the nationwide release of the Swat tourism promotion song and video.
This music video, titled “Zindagi Hai Yahan”, has been created in order to showcase the treasures of the beautiful valley of Swat and promote it as a premium tourist destination in Pakistan. Famed singer Meesha Shafi has rendered the lead vocals and is backed up by additional vocals by Asad Abbas and Saima Mumtaz. The music captures the beauty and spirit of Swat and has a rustic yet energetic feel to it, while the accompanying video provides a glimpse of stunning vistas of the beautiful Swat valley. The video has been directed by Zeeshan Parwez and shot by Kohi Marri and Shahrukh Khurshid.
The music video has been released on popular TV channels (Geo News, ARY Digital, and HUM TV) effective from October 16-November 5, 2011, with a simultaneous radio release of the song on FM 100 and 89. It will also be featured on www.tourswat.com and is currently making successful online rounds.