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    Bahisht /
    Heaven Catalog Record Only
    Relationships between mother-in-law and sister-in-law in Pakistani society.
    • Date: 2008
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    Hawwa ki beti : PTV Urdu drama /
    Ḥavvā kī beṭī Catalog Record Only
    Television play. A 12-year old girl and her younger brother live in a slum with their mother who toils day and night in order to raise them. Her husband, a gambler, is in jail. The young boy works as a vendor at a theater, while his sister wanders, gaping at the posh world not very far away. On his release from jail, the father, ...
    • Date: 1990
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    Mr. Budhu /
    Mister Budhu Catalog Record Only
    Feature film about the tasteless ostentation and about-face of a nouveau riche. Formerly an extremely popular and jovial figure in the village, after inheriting a fortune overnight from a rich uncle, he turns into a callous, intractable snob. This attitude earns him the wrath of his loving sister and former friends, so much so that he is all but estranged. Eventually betrayed by his ...
    • Date: 1990
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    Dasht / Catalog Record Only The story revolves around three tribes of Baluchistan who were at war with each other due to personal enimities. Born into these tribes, are Shah Taj and Balaj. Despite being surrounded by hatred all their lives, both are gentle souls who fall in love with each other. Fearing that their union would unite two of the tribes, the head of the third tribe tries ...
    • Date: 2004
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    Sassi : tear of sand /
    Tear of sand Catalog Record Only
    Two friends, Sajo and Sultan, come from poor families. Akbar Khan is their village landlord and Sultan is his servant. All villagers live with the hardships imposed on them by the landlord. Akbar Khan always tries to suppress Sajo and eventually kills him. Sajo's brother, Ranjo, marries his brother's widow in accordance with the village custom, despite the fact that he loves Sassi.
    • Date: 2006
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    Miss Singapore /
    Mis Singāpūr Catalog Record Only
    The story of twin sisters: one, brought up after their mother's death by uncles, is the epitome of eastern culture; the other, taken away to Singapore by her criminal father, grows up in the underworld as a callous sharpshooter, partnering with diamond smugglers. The former girl arrives Singapore, along with her artless uncles, in search of her long lost sister. They have a happy ...
    • Date: 1990
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    Baarish kay baad /
    Bārish ke baʻad | Barsāt ke baʻad | Barsaat ke baad Catalog Record Only
    Story revolves around the life of Jahangir, a lecturer of fine arts in a university, as he seeks justice for his brother's murder. His brother Nadir, a journalist, was murdered by Qadir Bakhsh after Nadir discovered that Qadir Bakhsh is involved in crimes such as kidnapping children and selling them to a neighboring country to work at camel races. Jahangir faces problems presented by ...
    • Date: 2004
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    Salakhain /
    Salāk̲h̲en̲ Catalog Record Only
    They story revolves around a father and daughter; who have faced difficulties in their life. Father Badar goes to jail and his daughter Hafiza lives alone then she got married. Badar came back from jail and he anxiously searches his daughter every where and finds she is a club dancer and also very sick. Raja kidnapped Hafiza's daughter Kiran. Badar killed Raja and got ...
    • Date: 2007
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    Manḍī / Catalog Record Only The story centers around life in a fruit and vegetable market. The main character, Muhammad Akram, comes from Karachi and starts work as a Quli (labourer) in the market. He gradually rises to become a leading commission agent, but in the process, loses all his relations. In the end, he realizes that relations are no less important than material success.
    • Date: 2007
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    Nishan-e-Haider /
    Nishān-i Ḥaidar Catalog Record Only
    On the heroism of two young officers of the Pakistan Army and Air Force who were killed in action and posthumously awarded Nishan-e-Haider, the highest military award of Pakistan.
    • Date: 2004
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    Aik aur aik / Catalog Record Only Television series about a working couple. The husband is an architect; the wife, a travel agent. The husband forces the wife to resign and stay at home, but he lands in police lockup because of a misunderstanding and loses his job. On his release, he is hired by his wife's former boss, while the wife replaces him as an architect. The resulting comic situations ...
    • Date: 1988
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    Khawaja & sons /
    Khawaja and sons Catalog Record Only
    Comedy-drama from Pakistan Television. The story is about a typical Pakistani family, consisting of a father, nine daughters and a son. It shows fun and bantering at the large family get-togethers, a young-at-heart Khawaja Sahib, and his scores of grandchildren; the son has his moments of anguish at being pooh-poohed by his future father-in-law; a mean son-in-law wants to blackmail Khawaja.
    • Date: 1988
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    Aurat raj / Catalog Record Only A feature film fantasy, in which a democratic state is ruled by women. The women's mannerisms are masculine, and the men are effeminate. Their roles are reversed as a result of the fallout from the explosion of a "chemical" bomb, which the woman head of state purchases from an alien power, in order to avenge the excesses perpetrated by a male-dominated society on women. ...
    • Date: 1991
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    Karim Sahib ka ghar / Catalog Record Only Karim Sahib ka ghar is a comedy about a household where everybody has a secret or two, but is on the lookout for everybody else's weaknesses. The husband is a convivial person, extremely fond of classical music, who gives away his limousine to a singer in appreciation of her beautiful singing. He then tries unsuccessfully to keep it from his domineering wife. She, in ...
    • Date: 1990
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    Dil lagi Catalog Record Only Najma belongs to a rich family, while Raja is poor. Najma's father wants her to marry his friend's son, Dr. Amjad, but she refuses. Raja is ill after the news of Najma's marriage. His friend Rano tells Dr. Amjad that Raja loves Najma, and Dr. Anjum decides that Najma should marry with Raja. They go to Raja's home only to find Raja had died. ...
    • Contributor: Dar, Aslam - Nadeem - Shabnam - Lehri - Talish - LC Purchase Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2007
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    Before it's too late /
    Der nah ho jāʼe Catalog Record Only
    A documentary drama about the environment and sustainable development in Pakistan. Baba Rehmat and his grandson, Feroze, live in a small fishing village on the Indus River. Baba Rehmat sees the river as the lifeline which has supported his family for generations; Feroze sees it as a chain binding his young family to a life of increasing hardship. When Feroze moves his family to ...
    • Date: 1992
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    Do duni panch : comedy play /
    Do dūnī pāno : Catalog Record Only
    TV comedy series, portraying the plight of the destitute in a Pakistani metropolis, who inhabit concrete aqueducts appropriated and rented out by a smuggler. Events include sequences where a couple of hapless young men, who land in trouble through their follies and naivete, help the police nab the smuggler and his gang.
    • Date: 1991
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    Anokhi shadi : comedy stage drama / Catalog Record Only Comedy stage performance, depicting the social value of marriage in Pakistani society.
    • Date: 1992
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    Choron ka dushman /
    Coron̲ kā dushman Catalog Record Only
    Feature film about a dauntless inspector of special police who poses as a corrupt officer in order to nab a dangerous smuggler. After a protracted and bloody confrontation, he smashes the gang. In the process, he avenges the the cold-blooded murder of his father, who was also an honest police officer, slain by the ring leader many years before.
    • Date: 1990
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    ISQH : beyond love. Catalog Record Only This television series of 19 episodes, has a variety of social undertones and depicts characters with dual backgrounds involved in political and social intrigue. The story runs through two generations and shows how the second generation suffers as a result of the poor choices and mistakes made by the first generation.
    • Date: 2010
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    Gurez : PTV drama serial / Catalog Record Only A millionnaire yearns for a male heir. Three daughters are born to his two wives, whom he marries one after another. He hates the girls, especially the eldest, whom he blames for the death of her mother during delivery. He marries for a third time, only to discover this wife to be a cunning, greedy opportunist. A massive heart attack enlightens him, however, when ...
    • Date: 1991
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    Kanch ka pul ; Ya naseeb clinic. Catalog Record Only Includes two television shows: The first is a story of a generous woman doctor, who pursues her mission by adopting a crippled child (ca. 100 min.). The second is a satire. It is a TV show about a TV show: a new, so-called modern clinic is run by local graduates and foreign trained physicians and surgeons, whose aim chiefly is to earn more money ...
    • Date: 1991
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    Piyās /
    Pyas Catalog Record Only
    This television drama is a story about two conservative families in Pakistan. One family is headed by a hard-hearted landlord who holds to the age-old tradition of limiting women to the confines of their homes. The other family is headed by a revered spiritual guide.
    • Date: 2004
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    Maa Catalog Record Only Asad is a corrupt individual, married to his uncle's daughter, Maryam. He throws out his uncle and his pregnant wife. His parents live in a village in Pakistan with their other two sons. They are unaware of Asad's activities and marriage and arrange to marry their friend's daughter, Javeria, to him. While Asad is taken in by the authorities, Javeria is left sulking at ...
    • Contributor: Sheikh, Zulfiqar - Sheikh, Tasmina - Hussain, Talat - Asad - Gillani, Uzma - Asgahr, Suhail - Hassan, Sajid - Chaudhry, Nighat - LC Purchase Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2006
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    Nijaat /
    Najāt Catalog Record Only
    A television drama serial on the problems of poor families, particularly of those having large families, with emphasis on family planning. Also depicts the trafficking of children in Pakistan.
    • Date: 1993