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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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    Dukh sukh / Catalog Record Only Sarmad and Tania are university students. Sarmad belongs to a poor family while Tania is a daughter of a wealthy businessman.
    • Date: 2004
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    Shehzori /
    Shshzori | Shahzori Catalog Record Only
    Story of a stubborn girl who makes everyone miserable with her sharp tongue and violent moods.
    • Date: 2008
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    Studio 2 1/2 : comedy specialist Anwar Maqsood /
    Comedy specialist Anwar Maqsood | Isṭūḍiyo ḍhāʼī Catalog Record Only
    Satirical and humorous Pakistan Television program, dealing chiefly with Pakistani society and culture.
    • 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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    Rāmcand Pākistānī /
    Ramchand Pakistani Catalog Record Only
    A 7 year old Pakistani boy and his father belonging to the untouchable Hindu caste accidentally cross the border and spend years in an Indian jail while the mother on the other side doesn't know what has happened to them.
    • Date: 2008
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    Taj Mahal /
    A.K. Nadiadwala presents Pushpa Pictures Taj Mahal in Eastman colour Catalog Record Only
    Feature film based on the love story of Prince Khurram (later Emperor Shah Jahan of Hindustan, 17th century), and Mumtaz Mahal, who later became Empress, and in whose memory, Shah Jahan had the famous Taj Mahal erected at Agra, India.
    • Date: 2006
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    Jānglūs /
    Jangloos Catalog Record Only
    Urdu drama serial originally broadcast on Pakistan Television.
    • 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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    Ek din. Rustam aur Sohrab
    Aik din Catalog Record Only
    The story revolves around a young architect Nadeem. He is a very materialistic person. He refuses his fiancée Nailah. He wants to marry Azra because Azra is the daughter of a rich man. After two years, they are getting married. Azra learns of his materialistic approach about her and she refuses to marry him. He returns to Naila but she also refuses him.
    • Contributor: Thakur, Nusrat - Hussain, Irshad - Pirzada, Samina - Pakistan Television Corporation - Shalimar Recording Company - LC Purchase Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2004
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    Afshan : a family entertainment / Catalog Record Only This realistic story of the socio-cultural, religious and political values of the Muslim Society of the Subcontinent before the creation of of Islam in Pakistan. The drama serial portrays a realistic picture of a cultured Muslim family where the parents have a right to decide the fate of their children and integrity of the family rules supreme.
    • Contributor: Bajiyā, Fāṭimah S̲urayy - Shakil - Wajid, Qazi - Shah, Shafi Muhammad - Wasti, Tahira - Pakistan Television Corporation - LC Purchase Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2006
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    Namak haram / Catalog Record Only Feature film. A hilarious comedy, featuring two twin brothers, separated in childhood, and the ludicrous situations that beset one brother, whe he accidentally steps into the shoes of his brother, who is presumed dead in a plane crash. He is forced to acknowledge his (lost brother's) identity, and his constant disavowals are attributed to amnesia. He is saved from this predicament when his "lost" ...
    • Date: 1991
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    Intikhab / Catalog Record Only Feature film. A pretty, young girl, on the lookout for a job, accepts the challenge to tutor and discipline four unruly children, whose mother is mentally deranged, and who have become stubborn on account of a plethora of discipline on every move from their authoritarian father. The friendly tutor wins the children over in no time, and then it is not too long before ...
    • Date: 1991
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    Sanam / Catalog Record Only Feature film, portraying the supreme sacrifice made by a young mother, who willingly parts with her newly-born son in order to save the life of her foster brother's wife, who is not told about her still-born baby, and is in a critical condition. Doctors fear that if a baby is not produced, she would die of brain haemorrhage. In later life, she unwittingly lashes ...
    • Date: 1991
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    Ek din. Qudrat
    Aik din Catalog Record Only
    Story revolves around Hurr Bibi a poor beautiful young girl selling small toys in a village. Asif is a producer in an advertising agency. He introduces Hurr Bibi in advertising world. Muneer Khan is land lord of the village and friend of Asif. He loves Hurr Bibi. He and his brother oppose her decision to work as a model.
    • Contributor: Thakur, Nusrat - Malik, Jamīl - Pakistan Television Corporation - Shalimar Recording Company - LC Purchase Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2004
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    Āg kā daryā /
    River of fire | Aag ka darya Catalog Record Only
    Dilawar is a dacoit. He loots the villagers. One day he kidnaps a prostitute girl but after some time he loves her and gets married. After marriage he decided to leave this way of life and start a more dangerous kind. At the end police siege his hideout and demand his arrest. He agrees but one of his opponents shoots him. After his death, ...
    • Date: 2007
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    Badaltey rishtay = Badalte rishte / Catalog Record Only An emotionally charged feature film on the sacrifice of a servant, who has two children--a boy and an infant girl, of whom he "gives away" the latter to his rich master, who is childless. It also focusses on the arrogance and intransigence of the rich man, who is adamant to marry off his "daughter" to the adopted son of his servant, claiming it was ...
    • Date: 1991
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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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    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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    Ek din. Raakh
    Aik din | Raakh | Rāk̲h̲ Catalog Record Only
    The story of a lady Naheed, who is divorced by Sarmad. They have one daughter. Sarmad and Naheed both get second marriages. After Naheed's second marriage Sarmad claims and is granted custody of his daughter but his second wife doesn't accept her. He returns his daughter to Naheed but is ashamed of his act.
    • Contributor: Thakur, Nusrat - Syed, Asghar Nadeem - Shahid, Salman - Pakistan Television Corporation - Shalimar Recording Company - LC Purchase Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2006
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    Nādān Nādīyah /
    Babra Sharif as Nadan Nadia | Nadan Nadia Catalog Record Only
    Nadan Nadiyah is a Pakistani television comedy series where Babra Sharif portrays an actress who finds herself in humorous situations between acting jobs. This two-disc set is a compilation of twenty two episodes.
    • Date: 2004
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    Jalwa = Jalvah / Catalog Record Only Feature film. Studded with beautiful compositions of South Asian music in the semi-classical tenor, it dipicts a cultured and soft-spoken, but class conscious and self-conceited nabob (lord) of Lucknow in pre-partition India, as contrasted to a businessman from Punjab, who feels ill at ease in this, what he calls, stiflingly formal atmosphere, and showers brotherly affection on the local lord's menial servant, who is ...
    • Date: 1991
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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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    Mehndi lagi mere haath /
    Mihndī lagī mere hāth Catalog Record Only
    The story of a young man who is branded as a bigamist. He moves to another province to take over a branch of his family business; a week later, his wife disappears during a plane journey to join him, when she is caught in the midst of a war with a neighboring country. She is assumed dead, and he marries her younger sister; the ...
    • Date: 1990
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    Aatish : the fire within /
    Ātish | Fire Catalog Record Only
    Story revolves around an architect Yasir and his business partner Sarfarz. Sarfraz is a clever man. He is not fair with him. He joins another firm after getting lost in business. Asiya is daughter of the owner of this firm. She falls in love with Yasir. Yasir's married life is disturbed because of her. Yasir does not accept her. Her father arranges her marriage ...
    • Date: 2006