I just reblogged your photo of the girl on the bus and read that it is uncredited-- I find that a lot of Pakistani work is left like that. Even in show business, it's so hard to find information of the actors in most dramas unless they've had some sort of English or Indian success/influence. It's such a shame!!!!
FiLUMS is a festival, where different students from all over the country and abroad are invited to speak their minds through the most celebrated of media.
The aim of FiLUMS is to promote the art of cinema and film making in Pakistan. It serves as an important platform for the youth, upcoming film makers and enthusiasts to showcase their talent and come together to celebrate their passion. FiLUMS has grown each year with the number of amateur entries increasing every year. It has screened more than a total of 500 entries in its first four editions.
About LUMS Media Arts
LMA – who hasn’t heard of it? The LUMS Media Arts Society, undoubtedly one of the largest and most happening societies at LUMS, inspires all those who recognize the ever growing importance of media as a powerful channel for human expression. LMA is dedicated to creating, producing and promoting all forms of media amongst students. Through varied media ventures related to photography and film making, this society fosters excellence in creative expression, aesthetic appreciation and practical incorporation of media.
The events that LMA organizes and holds are geared towards understanding the importance of media and serve as outlets for innovative and productive activities. The main events are FiLUMS, the annual All Pakistan short film festival; Olympiad, a manifold event celebrating art and media; and Film Realm, a short film, photography and photo essay competition. Not only are these events attended by the leading universities and schools of the country and many talented individuals, but they also receive immense media coverage and celebrity attention.
LAHORE, Pakistan — In Pakistan, as militant Islamists wage war on anything smacking of Western culture, “metrosexual” man is quietly on the rise.
Confounding expectations in a country where most street scenes are filled with men wearing the traditional shalwar kameez, a simple cotton tunic, male grooming salons are springing up in the main cities.
Your blog is amazing! I love seeing Pakistan at it's best. I can't wait to go there this december (hopefully, if exams don't get in my way). Good to see these posts... It makes me happy to see Pakistan in it's finest form.
Glad you liked it. Share some goodness from Pakistan in December!
Sri Lanka and Pakistan are on the verge of deepening bilateral ties just now but according to the Sri Lanka Eye Donation Society the two countries have had their sights on each other for very much longer.
"We have been donating eyes to Pakistan since 1971, says Irangani Silva, President of the Eye Donation Society - a non-governmental organisation involved in donating eyes, bones and amnion a type of tissue- since 1961.
"Pakistan is the largest recipient of eyes from Sri Lanka. As far as we know, we are the only suppliers of eyes to Pakistan right now," said Silva speaking to Lanka Business Online.This year, up until now, Pakistan imported 500 corneas from Sri Lanka compared to the 344 for the whole of last year.
For more click on the link to Lanka Business Online.
If that stirred an interest read more about Hudson Silva the man behind the noble task which has changed lives of millions worldwide. There is a hospital in Pakistan named after him in his honour.
Fareed Ayaz Qawaal with Rohail Hyatt - Jaag Musafir
This is a qawaali (traditional Pakistani Folk/Sufi singing) that has been adapted into a regular song format. The track is about the birth of time. The lyrics speak from the divine feminine perspective who has the heartbreaking task of awakening the divine man who is asleep. He must be woken up.
Story Behind the Song:
In sufism it is believed that men and women both posses masculine and feminine attributes. These attributes are better understood in the 99 names of God. It is through the understanding of these attributes that a person comes to realise his/her complete self.
My day started out a bit early then I had originally planned. I woke up quite early for a start! but none the less I was well prepared before time. While getting ready to visit the Wazir Khan Mosque, which was our original plan, i couldnt help remembering the times I had with my father. We didnt… (tariqkhaleeq)
“But how do they get all these AK-47s out there?” I asked a cab driver last year, while he was telling me about the violence that’s kept his familial village and much of the rest of Pakistan’s hilly tribal northwest in the stone ages. “They build them,” he said nonchalantly.
A few years ago, VBS’s Suroosh Alvi was taken to the bazaar by a family friend. In October of 2009, hellbent on dying maybe and long after every other Western journalist was banned, he returned for a follow-up. What Suroosh found on his return visit was a smorgasboard of DIYkilling tech that’s helping to feed increasing tensions and violence between just about everyone — the Taliban, local tribes, the Pakistani army, the American army — and maintain a stubborn tradition in which toting a Kalishnikov is simply a sign of honor, like a fancy watch. A fancy watch that can blow your head off. (via urbankiwi)
LAHORE, Pakistan (AFP) – The Palestinian national football side is to tour Pakistan next month, an official said, as the hosts ramp up efforts to bring back international sport to a country plagued by terrorism.
"Palestine’s national football team is due to tour Pakistan and will play a two-match series and this series will help us revive international sport," Pakistan Football Federation president Faisal Salah Hayat told reporters.