Pakistani Theatre at its revival

The Pakistani Entertainment Industry has been trying hard to get up from its fall since last few years. Looking at the art’s footprint in thepakistani theater history of Pakistan, you will see that there were two forums for such activities. One was street performance and other one was formal style mostly practiced in the educational institutes. In 1980’s era in Zia’s reign, the NGO’s were given permission to create awareness through theatre performances.

Lahore and Karachi were two main hubs for such art performances. Lahore’s performances were more of hilarious since the residents had command over Urdu as well Punjabi language. Being a bilingual city, the city enjoyed a lot more! On the other hand, Karachi owns communities of Parsi and Christian residents that enjoyed English plays as well Gujrati. The overall flavor of theatre industry in Karachi was western.

With a lot of potential, Pakistani Theatre Industry has created decent projects in the past and got appreciation from all across the world. With great performers like Umer Shareef and Moin Akhtar, the stage dramas were being directed to the vulgar side. With no story portrayed on stage, women added vulgar dance elements and became a source of an entertainment.

pakistani theaterWith a lot of change, the stage dramas became an entertainment to a certain class and the concept of family entertainment totally vanished.  This door of entertainment closed its door for most of the people of Pakistan and lead to indecent activities later.

Last year, the well known writers of Pakistan Imrana Maqsood and Amra Alam played their roles to bring back the audience into the theatres again with their drama “Dhani”. Produced by Shan, 2 famous actresses Sanam Saeed and Sarwat Gillani led the story of Dhani. The show lasted for almost 15 days in Arts Council Karachi with jam packed audience. The revival of our theatre industry is only possible through acting, costume, story, props and how the stage space is used for the performance.


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High Ranking Talk Shows of Pakistan News channels

talk shows of pakistan

Today, every one of us is investing a greater amount of our relaxation time sitting in front of the TV, listening to the radio or perusing daily papers and magazines. The shows on the TV and the articles in the daily papers impact our choice methodology, molding our discernments for the world. The part of TV in Pakistan is greatly essential as lack of education is a significant deterrent to data and mindfulness. Late studies demonstrate that TV is watch by just about 50 million individuals

Talk shows is the wellspring of impacting individuals to partake in legislative issues and this is the main wellspring of making mindfulness in nationals that how to enhance and run our political framework. Individuals are primarily influenced by the news and talk shows that are on air on distinctive news channel of Pakistan day and night.

It begins with a point and finishes with a conclusion which is regularly drawn by the grapple himself. Individuals could possibly concur withtalk shows of pakistan the conclusion drawn by the grapple. News has dependably been a hard pill to swallow in any general public.Among Talk Shows of Pakistani News Channels, Khabarnaak hosted by Aftab Iqbal is a position holder. Apart from Aftab Iqbal’s good hosting , the shows’ flavor are spiced up with other actors including Honey, Saleem Albella and Muhammad Ali.The show shares information related to current scenarios of Pakistan and common man’s issue. The most popular segment of this talk show is Zaban o Biyaan where he makes correction of our daily used words.

The overall atmosphere of News Channels remains fresh by Naseer Bhai’s guessing habit of composers, lyricist and actors later sung by singers present on the show. With a pinch of humor and songs, the show touches high TRPs with one year.


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The most reputed reporters and analysts of Urdu Newspapers

reputable anchors of pakistan


Top anchors and analysts of Pakistan


The privatization of TV channels gave space to news channels in Pakistan. In order to share authentic information about current affairs of Pakistan, we have many anchors and analysts working with different channels. Over the years, it has become more like a war between these famous channels. With several controversies and different agendas of the media industry running in the background, here are some reputed analysts of our Media.

Starting off with Talat Hussain who has been working in PTV, Aaj Tuk, Dawn, Express News and now Geo  . The overall image of Talat Hussain is considered to be bold and positive news coverage related to Pakistan. With the years of experience, he has large fan following and tagged with reliability as well. With no bad past record in context of media and personal life, he has been offered a post of care taker minister by the government. Along with anchoring, he has also part of visiting faculty of few universities in Islamabad.

Another reputed analyst of our media industry is Moeed Pirzada. So far, he has worked with Dunya News, PTV and now part of Waqt Newreputable anchors of pakistan Channel. With the high profile educational background related to media, Mooed did his masters in Internet and Media Regulations along with International Finance and Economics. He has covered some major world renowned personalities including Hillary Clinton, Richard Holbrook and Jaswant Singh.

Now he is also working as a director and host in a popular talk show “Sochta Pakistan”. Along with his major grip on International Affairs, the host discusses national, regional, social and educational issues and welcomes other analysts and policy makers on board.

Nadeem Malik- a prominent analyst working for Samaa Tv currently gathers audience’s attention in a very less time period. His talk shows are unbiased and highly informative with a soft style. He is an expert in Economic Affairs and worked as a Bureau Chief Islamabad for CNBC Pakistan. His writings have made places in internal showcase as well including BBC Online, Asia Times and The News International.


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Popular current affairs programs of Pakistan

Current Affairs Shows are broadcasted in prime time on every news channels. Apart from the prime time, there are other time slots for the current affair shows. Popular shows include Capital Talk, Live with Dr. Shahid Masood, On the Front,News Eye, Jirga, Apas ki baat Najam Sethi kay saath, Faisla Awam ka, Insight, Kal Tak, Sawal Hai Pakistan ka, Mazrat kay saath, Tonight with Jasmin, News Beat, Pakistan Aaj Raat, Islamabad say, Khabar ye hai, Nuqta e Nazar, Pakistan at 7 ,Nadeem Malik Live and Aaj Shahzeb Khanzada kay saath.

Current Affair Program is most imperative arrangement of private TV stations. There are multi-dimensional functions of Current Affair Programs in Pakistani society: to educate, to instruct and to figure popular sentiment. Current Affair Programs have incredible effect ontalk shows of pakistan governmental issues, social qualities, ways of life of individuals, relationship of masses and remote strategy. Media scope is life blood of governmental issues in light of the fact that it shapes the discernment that structures the truth on which political activity is based. One high rated current affair program is Capital Talk on Geo TV. It is hosted by Hamid Mir and discusses both sides of the story by inviting guests who are instructed, learned people or who have correct data, encounter about issue whatever is being examined on the show. Now and again, a solitary visitor examines their work, aptitude, belief system and involvement with a host or hosts. Other current affairs shows also have call-in show. It takes live telephone calls from guests listening at home or offices. Current Affair Programs have been standard peculiarities of Pakistani private T.V, after its initiation. Current Affair Programs including provincial dialects, delivered by each of the T.V channel. The topics of local dialect programs mostly resolve around nearby and common matters of political and social current issues. Current Affair Programs are fundamental wellspring of TV. It is assuming a principle part in making mindfulness in the general public and illuminates the political, monetary, social, and wellbeing issues of the nation

Media has gotten to be all the more capable and its imperativeness is becoming in current social orders. Media have force to impact truth, particularly Current Affair Programs have extraordinary force to define, shape or reshape popular sentiment.


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High rated live music shows in Pakistan

Music Industry booms with live shows

Pakistan’s Entertainment Industry has been booming since many years. With years of engaging broadcasts including dramas and other shows, music shows are an important part of high TRP of the channels and shows.

As our entertainment industry flourished, our music industry joined the success path as well. With shows like Nescafe Basement and Cokelive music shows of pakistan Studio, our music was redirected to new theme –different to what we have been doing since many years. A better exposure to music and singers getting better platform to exhibit their talent became prominent. Moreover, many live music shows were broadcasted through which young talent got the chance. It was the first time for young talent to come on a reality show platform and get recognition.

Recently, there were two music shows that touched high TRPs and praise from the audience as well. First, Cornetto Music Icons was aired on ARY Digital and PTV. The show was collaboration with Cornetto- an ice-cream by Walls Company. The show consisted of total 10 epsidoes where new talent was given a chance to show their singing talents.

As judges, Meesha Shafi, Strings, Zoey Viccaji and Alamgir played their roles. Moreover, the contestants were trained with the mentor figures of Pakistani Music Industry Salman Ahmed, Aamir Zaki, Shallum, Faisal Baig and Omran Shafique. The show was hosted by Ahmed Ali Butt and Cybil Chaudry that lit up the show Cornetto Music Icons.

Pepsi Smash was another hit music show with some of Pakistan’s top musical performers like Strings, Noori, Sajid and Zeeshan, and in addition SYMT, Siege, Jarar Malik, Ali Asad and Hussain Ali Shah.Few musical artists are playing fundamental part in structuring Pakistan’s music industry through such shows to elevate their flexibility to new styles and give the crowd a reviving change in music.

live music shows in pakistan Pepsi Smash gives a totally diverse style of music and demonstrates an alternate musical side of the craftsmen. This show is gone for those people who acknowledge change and search for new encounters.

For a considerable length of time we have been accustomed to seeing our most loved rock stars make their mark style of music; however Pepsi Smash endeavors to change that by joining a more Western style of electronic music to Pakistani pop/shake sound. The show goes for depicting to the gathering of people how flexible Pakistani artists can be.

Music has taken an important part in our lives. With pirated and torrent links, the music industry find it hard to generate revenue for its survival. That is why, it takes up a place through music shows put on aired on several channels.


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High Ranking TV Show of Pakistan in 2014

Political Comedy shows of Pakistan entertaining the audience

Apart from the dramas, our entertainment industry is also producing some high level tv shows as well. The variety is huge and keeping in top shows of pakistan 2014 mind the situation prevailing in Pakistan regarding instability and chaos overall, the audience needs something different to be served every day. In order to provide some relief in the shape of entertainment, the entertainment industry came up with different TV shows ideas that are now very popular. Yes, one can tag them with entertainment with lesson theme easily.

Among some of the high ranking TV shows of Pakistan, Khabarnaak, Hasb-e-Haal, Mazaq Raat, Hum Sab Umeed Say Hain and BNN are on the front seat in TRP. These shows are delivering the same information being shared on news channels all day long but in an entertaining manner. The target audience of such

TV shows is a common man and it is made sure that they are addressed frequently throughout. The information is spiced up with the pinch of entertainment and humor so that it doesn’t dissatisfies the audience about the country’s situation.

top shows of pakistan 2014 Hasb-e-Haal is all time favorite show broadcasted on Dunya News. It enjoys the highest TRP among all other TV shows of Pakistan. With a comic character of a renowned personality of stage dramas Sohail Ahmed as Azizi and co-hosts including Najia Baig and Junaid Saleem. In the early years of this show, Aftab Iqbal led the show instead of Junaid Saleem.\

With different segments of this show,the show shares great information in a comic way through segments like Baitbaazi, Hasb-e-Mazzi, Khabron par Tabsara, Mukhbariyan, Off-beat,Tu tu main main and many others. The show is a voice of a common man through Azizi’s character in lead.

TV Show “Hum Sab Umeed Se Hain” is written by a popular comic writer Dr.Younus Butt who has been a writer of humorous dramas in thetop shows of pakistan 2014 past. The show carries several segments News Fuse, B-ads, Side News, Bachay Ghair Siyasi Hoty Hain and Boiling Point.

The show was hosted by Saba Qamar ,Mathira, Mehwish Hayat and Veena Malik previously but now Lollywood’s actress Noor is doing an amazing job. Mimicry of politicians, actors and daily routine scenes is the spice of this popular tv show aired on Geo Network.


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HUM TV vs. ARY DIGITAL- who entertained better?

HUM TV VS ARYHUM & ARY are considered to be the pioneers of the Pakistani Drama Industry. Coming up with new ideas for the dramas to entertain the audience makes them standout in the crowd. With creative skills and scripts running in the back, the star casts of these two channels makes the drama popular in its time.

Last year when HUM came up with Humsafar- a major hit of drama industry and Durr-e-Shawar as well, HUM raised its mark and didn’t come up with more hits for a certain period. Soon, they entertained the audience with Bunty, I love you, Rubaru, Main Dewani, Muhabbat Subh ka Sitara and many more. These dramas were not hit like Humsafar but carried one-time watch factor. Dramas aired on HUM are mostly written by Umera Ahmed but every writing piece is not a hit like Muhabbat Subh ka Sitara.

The critics made it clear that the lead cast did not get enough time to be on screen as compared to the supporting characters. On other hand, Bunty I love you had different yet serious love story with an experienced cast consisting of Saba Qamar, Noman Habib and Abid Ali.

On other hand, ARY came up with hit dramas in the last year including Pyare Afzal, Meri Beti, Zara Aur Mehrunisa and Shukk. Pyare Afzal and Shukk took the lead in TRP’s listing. Shukk couldn’t stick the audience for a longer time but Pyare Afzal became a memorable drama from ARY Digital. The script was different that gave a new direction to the drama industry of Pakistan. With no link with daily marriage problems, the script and the cast was an entertainment breeze to the audience. With pyare afzal, ARY surely won the race against HUM.

Recently, HUM came up with new storylines like Mausam, Laa, Do Saal Ki Aurat and Muhabbat Ub Nahi Hogi but these plays gained the attention for a limited time period. With weak and usual story, there was no massive viewership of these dramas. Few of them became popular overnight but soon joined the flop league.

HUM surely has to come up with new hits and better storylines against ARY to lead the race in this year.


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Why PTV drama “kis se kahon” prevail

Kis se Kahon – PTV drama becomes a jaw dropper

The drama industry is being led by private channels mostly today. In this scenario, PTV launched a drama “Kis se Kahoon “that becomesKIS SE KAHOON PTV DRAMA favorite of many people. What is so different and out of the box in this drama? Well, the story is different and yes, unpredictable as well. The lead actress Sajal Ali in a character of Hadiqa and her parents Mohsin Gillani and Seemi Raheel in their characters of Mr and Mrs Qureshi along with her grandmother Samina Ijaz are strong actors that make this drama a hit. The story does not carry any marriage scenarios already prevailing too much in our drama industry. The story is well written and to the point. There are no dragged scenes that end up losing interest of the audience. The story moves in a right pitch and hits the audience with an impact.

With a full control over production and direction along with story, the drama is an example of finesse. One cannot find the errors and weak points KIS SE KAHOON PTV DRAMAin the drama and its story. Writer Shahid Nadeem has full grip over the topic of drama. The issues faced by newcomers in schools, the bullying activities and jock culture are professionally shared throughout the story. For example, the character of Salma who is maid led by Yumna Zaidi is a source of depression in the drama but her scenes are not stretched like bubblegum to gain audience’s attention. The directors, cast, and production in fact the complete team of “Kis Se Kahon” did all their homework before presenting it to the audience. With few some beautiful shots of games and school activities, the camera work is appraisable!

The on screen chemistry in the drama will be lighted by the Agha Ali and Sajal along with Essa Chaudry and Yumna Zaidi. The costume designer is Arfa who has given every character a unique look. Like Sajal’s wardrobe consists of printed skirts with scarves and chic tops with jeans- all this makes her look top-notch!


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Do our dramas represent our culture?

One cannot sit with his family to watch a drama being on aired on Paksitani Drama Channels including Geo Entertainemnt, Geo Kahani, HUM or ARY Digital. We all grew up watching family dramas on PTV at 8pm everyday when we not only enjoyed but also learnt from the content being delivered.

Looking at our dramas content these days, our storylines are not as inspiring as they were before. One can easily comment that our dramas industry is a source of contradiction between our cultural and social values.  If you take an example of few dramas being on aired, the storyline has discussion related to pregnancies to abortions to illegitimate Childs and divorces. With absurd content being on aired, the element of respect and culture has started to vanish away in the name of “booming Pakistani Drama Industry”.

With separate drama channels in Pakistan , one cannot ignore the power of television and its effects on the Pakistani Audience. On one hand where Free Media is a imagined to be a source of information, education and awareness on every matter of life , the content being broadcasted is somehow damaging the roots of our culture and society more badly than we can imagine.

Taking an example of women representation in Pakistani Dramas and role of a woman in our Paksitani society where she is a mother, sister, daughter and a teacher in common lives. The dramas are sending gender sensitive messages related to women by showing them as a piece of attraction in the whole story. In few stories , women characters are potrayed as strong personalities and independent humanbeings but on the other hand, few dramas show them as an object to be beaten, humiliated , abused and even lower status in society.

In a society like ours where there is a huge need of development from grass root level, it is important that we pay attention to the content on our drama channels. Rather than focusing on depressing storylines, why not come up with strong characters through which we do not lose our identities as cultured society. We all carry bits of Pakistani Culture in our minds and personalities because we grew up watching PTV dramas but what about the younger generation who is watching such content?


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Freedom of Expression in Pakistani Media

Freedom of expression has its own advantages and disadvantages in Pakistani Media. No doubt, the advantages are a lot more than the disadvantages .Imagine a free Media in Pakistan disseminating correct news all across the country to its citizens without any sort of barriers from ruling powers of the country.  Before the privatization of TV channels, media was under the severe regulations and censorship but in 2000, such bans were lifted that created a space for Freedom of Expression in Pakistan.  With the tag of “Free Media”, better things helped Pakistan including awareness amongst Pakistani audience, developing public opinion, educating people and yes, a powerful support to democracy in Pakistan.  On the other hand, we can blame “Free Media” about disseminating wrong information, supporting few agendas and prioritizing commercialism. In order to reach higher ranking in charts, the channels experiment “fastest breaking news” and other such ideas.

Looking at all around the clock available News Channels like Geo and Samaa , Media can be held responsible for isolating the audience from their relationship. However, our 24/7media plays the role of watchdog over the government’s activity but lacks the responsibility in terms of National Development Approach.

Constitution of Pakistan guarantees the freedom of expression and opinion to everyone but on the other side, Pakistani Media is facing censorship through several state roles. The previous governments, both military dictatorship and democratic governments arrested journalists , confiscated newspapers to control the media.  By 2002, Media started enjoying Freedom of expression in Pakistani Media and state’s television’s monopoly was broken by this development. Licenses to FM Radio Channels and TV channels were issued to private media groups that minimized the censorship and regulations prevailing on Media.

Moreover, free media gives an opportunity to create public opinion amongst masses. Since free media comes through Internet, TV, Radio Channels and Newspapers if the content is driven in right direction. The media can be held responsible for building a nation over all.


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