IFFI controversy: Dropping films after selecting them raises questions, says Pakistani filmmaker Farhan Alam

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IFFI controversy: Dropping films after selecting them raises questions, says Pakistani filmmaker Farhan Alam In an email interview, Saawan director Farhan Alam spoke to indianexpress.com about his disappointment with IFFI’s decision that his movie was excluded from the final list. Pakistani filmmaker Farhan Alam, based in Virginia, California, was quite thrilled to bring his globally-acclaimed film Saawan to India for the 48th International Film Festival of India (IFFI), until days before the fest began, he was informed that the movie was excluded from the final list. But Saawan is not the only…

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Suicide attack on Pakistani shrine kills 72, claimed by Islamic State

Suicide attack on Pakistani shrine kills 72, claimed by Islamic State

Suicide attack on Pakistani shrine kills 72, claimed by Islamic State Suicide : A woman clad in burqa walks in the hallway of the tomb of Sufi saint Syed Usman Marwandi, also known as Lal Shahbaz Qalandar, in Sehwan Sharif, in Pakistan’s southern Sindh province, on Sept. 5, 2013. Photo courtesy Reuters/Akhtar Soomro Suicide : KARACHI, Pakistan (Reuters) A suicide bomber attacked a crowded Sufi shrine in southern Pakistan, killing at least 72 people and wounding dozens more in the deadliest of a wave of bombings across the South Asian nation…

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