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Cinema targeted by militants reopens after a year

PESHAWAR:

Shama cinema in Peshawar has re opened for screening Pashto movies on Eid ul Fitr, after being rocked by militants with grenade attacks last year.

Pashto films industry — Pollywood — is releasing seven new Pashto movies focusing social issues with strength of music and powerful storyline. Around 15 surviving production houses in Nishtarabad, a hub of CDs stores and tele-films financiers, are also releasing about 15 CD plays and 20 music albums.

The owners of Shama cinema have also planned to screen a new Pashto flick after a year’s closure.

Shama cine-theatre was attacked by militants in the second week of February last year, killing 14 cine-goers and injuring scores of others.



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