Pakistan, please value talented people while they are alive!

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By Syeda Qudsiya Mashhadi

It is Ramadan of 2017 and a day ago I read the news about the death of the talented Pakistani musician Aamir Zaki who had passed away at just 49. Though I had not followed his musical career closely, I was saddened to learn that he was suffering from depression and also had bipolar disorder. Even more painful was the fact that just two days before he died, he had called one of his friends and told him that he did not even have the money to take his sick mother to the doctor. This is sad but this is how we Pakistanis treat our geniuses.

Aamir Aaki performing in Coke Studio, 2016

Now I am reading glowing tributes on social media about how Aamir Zaki was an iconic musician and the best guitarist Pakistan had ever produced. I am sorry, but all this praise is…

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What Pakistani Film Industry Can Learn From Waheed Murad

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The Face That Changed The Way A Nation Saw Itself

By Syeda Qudsia Mashhadi

Film Industry has been the most ignored field in Pakistan and a lot can be said on the way we have progressed (or regressed) in this arena in the last few decades, starting from the creation of Pakistan. Like all other industries, in the film industry too India got the lion’s share after the partition of sub-continent. In most cases, Pakistan did not even get its rightful share. Still Pakistani Film Industry took a decent start and did well till the 60s and even early 70s. After that, it was a downwards spiral which only ended in the beginning of 21st century with advent of films like Khuda Kay Liye (2007), Waar (2013) and Moor (2015) gracing the cinema screens in Pakistan.

Waar was a game-changer in Pakistan’s Film Industry and made the producers and…

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دفاعِ پاکستان کشمیر کے دفاع کے بغیر نامکمل ہے

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دفاعِ پاکستان کشمیر کے دفاع کے بغیر نامکمل ہے

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Difa Pakistan Kashmir Ke Difa Ke Beghair Na Mukamal Hai 1Difa Pakistan Kashmir Ke Difa Ke Beghair Na Mukamal Hai 2Difa Pakistan Kashmir Ke Difa Ke Beghair Na Mukamal Hai 3

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