During 1990–2008, city dwellers made up 36% of Pakistan's population, making it the most urbanised nation in South Asia, which increased to 38% by 2013. Furthermore, 50% of Pakistanis live in towns of 5,000 people or more. Expenditure on healthcare was ~2.8% of GDP in 2013. Life expectancy at birth was 67 years for females and 65 years for males in 2013. The private sector accounts for about 80% of outpatient visits. Approximately 19% of the population and 30% of children under five are malnourished. Mortality of the under-fives was 86 per 1,000 live births in 2012. More than sixty languages are spoken in Pakistan, including a number of provincial languages.
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Playwrighter Shahid Nadeem served as a screenwriter and Babar Javed produced the serial and film under A & B Entertainment at Geo Films. The series was scheduled to release in 2012, but was put on hold for the film production. Later it aired in November 2017 on Geo Entertainment with 18 episodes. Sarmad Khoosat as Manto / Saadat Hasan Manto. Sania Saeed as Safiya / Beghum Manto. Saba Qamar as Noor Jehan. Danyal Adam Khan as Hamid Jalal. Adnan Jaffar as Qudrat Ullah Shahab. Shamoon Abbasi as Eishar Singh. Tipu Sharif as Shaukat Hussain Rizvi. Arjumand Rahim as Nazneen (a Tawaif). Hina Khawaja Bayat as Baighum sahiba. Rehan Sheikh as Mian Saheb. Faisal Qureshi as radio actor.
Karachi had become widely known for its high rates of violent crime, but rates sharply decreased following a controversial crackdown operation against criminals, the MQM party, and Islamist militants initiated in 2013 by the Pakistan Rangers. In 2015, 1,040 Karachiites were killed in either acts of terror or crime – an almost 50% decrease from the 2,023 deaths in 2014, and an almost 70% decrease from the 3,251 deaths recorded in 2013 – the highest ever recorded number in Karachi history. Despite a sharp decrease in violent crime, street crime remains high. With 650 homicides in 2015, Karachi's homicide rate decreased by 75% compared to 2013.
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Independent Media Corporation launched Geo Entertainment in October, 2002. It is one of the leading entertainment channels in Pakistan which airs Lollywood movies and TV dramas of various genres. At Masala Lifestyle Award 2009, channel won Best TV channel award. It faced controversy ban in 2014 from PEMRA for airing blasphemous content in its program Utho Jago Pakistan which led the decline in its viewership. The following is a list of programming currently being broadcast, and formerly broadcast, on Geo TV, a television channel in Pakistan. *Aye Dil Tu Bata *''Abgeenay This is a list of original programming first broadcast by Geo TV.
He directed Jal Pari, which was aired on Geo TV. He went on to direct Humsafar for Hum TV, which became an overnight success. His serial Shehr-e-Zaat was especially popular with women. He conducted a workshop at the Lahore University of Management Sciences's annual amateur film festival in June 2011. He has directed episodes for Faseele Jaan Se Aagay and Ashk. Khoosat directed the remake of the original Pakistani film, Aina, as a telefilm. In 2016, he completed shooting Mein Manto. In October 2018 he delivered a 24-hour-long live act, No Time To Sleep, enacting the last 24 hours of a death row prisoner’s life, a performance which earned him critical appreciation.
The film was distributed by Geo Films in cinemas nationwide on October 14, 2007. This film won the 2007 Best Film of the year award from Lux Style Awards of Pakistan. The film is a love story highlighting the frustration and anguish of the younger generation affected by the forced decisions of their elders. The film is about a love triangle between Veena Malik, Babrik Shah and the new actor Adnan Khan. The lyrics of song Mein Jeena Tere Naal was written by Riaz ur Rehman Saghar. The album was released by Geo Films in Pakistan. In the UK, the soundtrack was released by Moviebox Birmingham Limited. *, Retrieved 26 Jan 2016 Veena Malik. Adnan Khan. Babrak Shah. Salman Ashraf. Rashid Mehmood.
-(Meher Sagar plays a young Saifi) Bol was released on 24 June 2011 under the banner of Geo Films. Bol also released in India on 31 August 2011, making it third Pakistani film, after Ramchand Pakistani and Khuda Kay Liye, to release in India. Apart from India, Bol was released, United States, Canada, United Kingdom, U.A.E and Australia on 31 August 2011. Bol received highly positive reviews from critics. Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama gave 4/5 describing it as "A brilliant film embellished with bravura performances." Likewise, Komal Nahta of The Times of India gave the film 4/5 by going on to describe it as "topical and thought-provoking."
Geo Films released the film in Pakistan on 18 September 2014. It was selected as Pakistan's Official entry in the category Best Foreign Language Film for the 87th Academy Awards, but was not nominated. It becomes Pakistan's second consecutive submission to Oscars and accepted as per the first one was Zinda Bhaag in same category. At the age of fifteen, Allah Rakhi (Samiya Mumtaz) was given in marriage to the much older tribal chieftain Daulat Khan (Asif Khan), who took her from her family in Lahore to live with him in the mountains.
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Khuda Kay Liye (also released as In The Name of God in international markets) is a 2007 Pakistani drama film directed by Shoaib Mansoor, and stars Shaan Shahid, Fawad Khan and Iman Ali in pivotal roles, with a cameo appearance by Naseeruddin Shah. The film follows Mansoor and Sarmad (played by Shaan and Khan), two singers whose lives change after the events of 9/11 attacks in America and misinterpreted teachings of Jihad.
Ramchand Pakistani (undefined) is an Urdu-language Pakistani drama film directed by Mehreen Jabbar and produced by Javed Jabbar. The film features Nandita Das, Rashid Farooqi, Syed Fazel Hussain, Maria Wasti and Noman Ijaz in lead roles. The film is based on a true story of a boy who inadvertently crosses the border between Pakistan and India and the following ordeal that his family has to go through. Ramchand Pakistani was also released in India.
The film was released on 26 April 2013 by Geo Films in Pakistan, and grossed Rs 3.78 crore at the box office. At its release, the film surpassed Bollywood's Ashaqui 2 and Hollywood's Oblivion at the Pakistani box office. It was discussed in the national media, and has been praised for its contribution to democracy in Pakistan. Chambaili has been credited with galvanizing non-voters and youth to vote in the 2013 Pakistani general elections, which had a large turnout. Political parties in the country played songs from its soundtrack during campaign rallies, as young people resonated with the film and its music as part of increased social and political activism.
Dil Mera Dhadkan Teri is 2013 Pakistani romantic drama telefilm directed by Mehreen Jabbar. Film is a remake of the same name released in 1968, starred by Waheed Murad and Rani. The film is produced by Humayun Saeed and Tarang Housefull. Film stars Sanam Saeed, Ahsan Khan and Sarwat Gilani. Dil Mera Dhadkan Teri songs are sung by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and Shaan. Ahsan Khan as Saad. Sarwat Gilani as Saira. Sanam Saeed as Beenish. Zeenat Yasmin. Zahin Tahira (Cameo). Manzoor Qureshi(Cameo).
The film was released nationwide by Geo films on 14 August 2015 (Pakistan Independence Day). It was selected to premiere at 20th Busan International Film Festival. The film was selected as the Pakistani entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards but it was not nominated. Recently widowed, Wahidullah Khan (Hameed Sheikh) is a troubled station-master at the Khost railway station on the fractured Bostan-Zhob tracks. The station, his sole source of income, has been reduced to a pitiable ruin due to the prevalence of a mafia which has caused several rifts in the Baluchistan railways.
It was premiered on television by Geo Entertainment on 19 January. Protests marked the premieres of Teefa in Trouble in Karachi and Lahore by activists who boycotted the film over the sexual harassment allegations leveled against Ali Zafar by Meesha Shafi, which Zafar denied. Reports had also emerged that some of the demonstrators were physically and verbally abused at the protest. In one instance, the demonstrators asked Waleed Zaman, the creative director of women's clothing brand Kayseria, the reason why he was backing the film, to which Zaman responded by saying, "We support sexual harassment of women." He later apologized for his comments.
The film was distributed by Geo Films on Eid ul Adha 2016. Zindagi Kitni Haseen Hay (ZKHH) revolves around the story of a young couple Zain (Feroze Khan) and Mahira (Sajal Ali) who have raised a kid and seem to be struggling with the challenges of life since they married at a very young age. Both of them have their own dreams to follow and appear to be quite passionate about what they wish to achieve in life. Zain, wants to become a filmmaker.However, as their dreams affect their relationship, the two part ways at some point and so goes the story.
Geo Films was also blamed for not promoting the film correctly, as others were doing. Amna Karim writing for Bolo Jawan gave the film 4 out of 5 stars, appreciating Nabeel Qureshi for bringing a socially responsible narrative to Pakistani cinema. Shahjehan Saleem of Something Haute rated the film 4 out 5 stars and said, "the film does suffer from a few hiccups", however, these are not "big enough to affect the narrative", because set on "family problems", it has "the stars along with substance and soul".
Kaash Aisa Ho was a 2013 television series that aired on ARY Digital. Series was written by Jahanzeb Qamar, directed by Sohail Javed and Produced by Asif Raza Mir and Babar Javed of A&B Entertainment. It stars Saba Qamar and Mohib Mirza in lead. It was also aired in India on Zindagi TV under the same title from 27 July 2016 and ended its run on 20 August 2016. Kaash Aisa Ho is a tale of Irfa (Saba Qamar) an orphan. She is in love with Shayan (Mohib Mirza) her cousin, since her childhood. Shayan on the other hand being fond of her does'nt noticed her love towards him and mistaken her for mere affection. Shayan is obsessed with perfection and wants a divine goddess for him.
Saba Qamar as Zufishan. Qavi Khan. Kashif Mehmood. Jana Malik. Farhana Maqsood.
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In a poll by Dawn News, Dastaan was rated as the second best drama of 2010, after Dolly ki Ayegi Baraat, that aired on Geo TV, and Sanam Baloch was voted best actress for Dastaan, with Mehreen Raheel in third place, while Samira Fazal was voted third best writer, also for Dastaan. Veteran actress Badar Khalil named Dastaan as her favourite drama for 2010. It ranks among one of the highest-rated Pakistani television series of all time. It is also among the few dramas to have received 4.5 stars from TVKahani. The review said: "Please, do yourself a favor and watch this one. You will learn and be entertained at the same time."
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Geo TV-2. Hum TV-18. ARY-10. Geo TV-7. PTV-5. A Plus Entertainment-2. Humayun Saeed-2. Shehzad Naseeb-2. Ahmed Jahanzeb-2. Hadiqa Kiani-2. Shafqat Amanat Ali-2. Hum TV-17. ARY-7. Sajjad Ali-2. Ali Zafar-2. Farhan Saeed-2. Asrar-2. Jimmy Khan-2.