Ni­gar Awards back

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Looks like the Ni­gar Awards will be back af­ter a gap of four­teen years. These awards were an an­nual event in the hey­day of Pak­istani cin­ema, for what­ever it was worth. They recog­nised out­stand­ing achieve­ments. The awards were in­tro­duced in 1957 by Ilyas Rashidi, the pi­o­neer of film jour­nal­ism in Pak­istan. They were dis­con­tin­ued when Pak­istani cin­ema fell into bad times. Now they are back­though Ilyas Rashdi, the founder, is dead. The next Ni­gar Awards cer­e­mony will be held in Karachi in March.

The event an­nounc­ing the re­vival fea­tured Kashif Warsi, As­lam Ilyas Rashidi, (Ilyas Rashidi’s son), Mustafa Qureshi and Ghu­lam Mo­hi­ud­din, be­sides many other new en­trants to the in­dus­try.

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