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Old October 13th, 2007, 02:38 AM   #41
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Good news. So it wasn't all bogus what we've been hearing in some other threads. Odd choice for a city, but at least something that's started outside the big3.
Well, its technically part of the Big 3: Karachi, Lahore, ISB/Pindi.
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Old October 14th, 2007, 05:18 AM   #42
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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's first multiplex movie theatre in Rawalpindi is set to begin operations on Eid-ul-Fitr and the company behind it plans to develop 120 screens over five years with an investment of $30 million.

The five-screen Cinepax multiplex was designed by Canadian architects in accordance with global standards and will be a far cry from the ageing theatres that screen films from Lollywood - Pakistan's movie industry - for ever-shrinking audiences.

When Cinepax opens, local movie-lovers will be able to watch some of the biggest international hits of the past few months, including "Transformers" and "Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix".

The company behind the multiplex, also named Cinepax, plans to build complexes soon in Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Multan and Hyderabad to develop some 120 screens in five years at a total cost of USD 30 million.

The cost of a ticket at the multiplex will be Rs 200 and tickets can be booked through the internet, telephone and SMS. The theatre will screen Hollywood films within a month of their international release, said Cinepax CEO Arif Baigmohammed.

Dany Sidhwa, Cinepax's chief operating officer, said the worldwide standard for estimating market need was an average population of 54,000 people for every cinema screen but the figure for Pakistan was as high as 285,000 people per screen.

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Old October 14th, 2007, 07:41 AM   #43
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The people/screen figure is high for very obvious reasons. Start showing every good movie in the cinema and watch that figure plummet. Also, make more cinemas family-friendly (that's an obvious issue in Pakistan).

As for Cinepax, that's really good news, nice to see that you can buy tickets electronically too. And does anyone have an idea if that cost is JUST for the equipment or the whole cinema?
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Old October 15th, 2007, 04:03 PM   #44
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Does anyone know the website to buy tix?

Just curious to explore that!
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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's first multiplex movie theatre in Rawalpindi is set to begin operations on Eid-ul-Fitr and the company behind it plans to develop 120 screens over five years with an investment of $30 million.

The five-screen Cinepax multiplex was designed by Canadian architects in accordance with global standards and will be a far cry from the ageing theatres that screen films from Lollywood - Pakistan's movie industry - for ever-shrinking audiences.

When Cinepax opens, local movie-lovers will be able to watch some of the biggest international hits of the past few months, including "Transformers" and "Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix".

The company behind the multiplex, also named Cinepax, plans to build complexes soon in Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Multan and Hyderabad to develop some 120 screens in five years at a total cost of USD 30 million.

The cost of a ticket at the multiplex will be Rs 200 and tickets can be booked through the internet, telephone and SMS. The theatre will screen Hollywood films within a month of their international release, said Cinepax CEO Arif Baigmohammed.

Dany Sidhwa, Cinepax's chief operating officer, said the worldwide standard for estimating market need was an average population of 54,000 people for every cinema screen but the figure for Pakistan was as high as 285,000 people per screen.

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Will these movies be censored?
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Old October 19th, 2007, 07:54 PM   #46
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Will these movies be censored?
Why would these films need to be censored? Just have a rating system like U, PG, 12A, 15, 18 and even R. Thats if R-rated films would be screened in Pakistan.

Does Pakistan have a rating system in place?
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Old October 19th, 2007, 09:18 PM   #47
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Why would these films need to be censored? Just have a rating system like U, PG, 12A, 15, 18 and even R. Thats if R-rated films would be screened in Pakistan.

Does Pakistan have a rating system in place?
Sirf Balighan Kay Liay
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Old October 20th, 2007, 07:53 PM   #50
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Looks quite nice
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Old October 20th, 2007, 09:06 PM   #51
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Old October 21st, 2007, 12:32 AM   #53
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What is "Balighan"?
Have you never seen "Taleem-e-Balighaan"?
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Old October 21st, 2007, 01:03 AM   #54
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is it on the net somewhere????
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Baligh = pubescent
Nabaligh = pre-pubescent

God, you guys need Urdu sex-ed
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Old October 21st, 2007, 02:56 PM   #56
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Picture was taken around 2 months back before the openeing of CinePax

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Old October 21st, 2007, 04:02 PM   #57
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is the building orange or that olive green ??
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Old October 22nd, 2007, 12:14 AM   #58
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Rawalpindi to get Rs 20.3 million for water purification plants

RAWALPINDI: The Rawal Town Municipal Administration (TMA) will install water purification plants worth Rs 20.3 million in 46 union councils by the end November, Town Nazim Rashid Shafiq told Daily Times on Saturday in an interview.

He said installation of the plants had started in May and eight plants had been installed so far. He said the plants had a capacity of delivering 2,000 gallons of water in an hour and 20,000 people would benefit from them if the plants ran eight hours a day. He said the plants would be handed over to the Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA) for operation.

According to an estimate, about three million people suffer from water-borne diseases like diarrhea, cholera, hepatitis, typhoid, giardiasis, cryptosporidiosis and guinea worm infections in the country. These diseases account for 40 percent deaths.

WASA estimates show that about 80 percent of the water supplied to the city for drinking purposes is unfit. In Rawal Town, there are 58 plants, 37 of them are operational and 21 non-operational. None of these plants is delivering safe drinking water.

The operational plants are installed at Shamasabad, Dhok Kala Khan, Bihari Colony, Muslim Town, Kuri Road, Satellite Block A, B, C, D, E and F, Dhok Babu Irfan, Commercial Market, Kohati Bazaar, Joharabad, Banni Chowk, Millat Colony, Talab Tilian, Murree Road, Liaquat Road, Raja Bazaar, College Road, Arya Mohallah, Mohallah Hukamdad, Ratta Amral, Mohanpura, Hazara Colony, Dhok Mangtal, Chittian Hatian, Bhabra Bazaar, Muhammadi Chowk, Qadeemi Imam Bara Road, Purana Qila, Pirvadhai, Badar Colony, Model Colony, Bokra Road, Shah Nazar Pul, Dhok Dalal, Waris Khan, Babu Lal Hussain Road, District Headquarters Hospital, District Courts and Railways Scheme VII.

The non-operational plants are located at Satellite Town Block A, Dhok Babu Irfan, Saidpur Chowk, Mohanpura, Dhok Ratta, Toheedi Road, Hazara Colony, Dhok Mangtal, Bhabra Bazaar, Imam Bara Road, Pirvadhai, Badar Colony, Model Colony, Shah Nazar Pul, Dhok Dalal, Waris Khan and Babu Lal Hussain.

Sources said the Punjab government was concerned over the malfunctioning plants in the city and had asked the TMA and WASA to install more plants in the less developed sectors of the city. WASA has also been asked to make proper arrangements for the cleanliness of the existing plants.
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