The prestigious Pakistan Film Festival has finally entered its second edition on Saturday in New York City and some of the biggest Pakistani stars were honored for their contribution in the entertainment industry.
The event was organized by Pakistan’s UN Mission, led by Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi, which aimed to project the soft image of the country in the world.
The guest list of the event unsurprisingly included the industry’s key figures from actors to directors and singers making an appearance.
On the first day of the event, the Mahira Khan and Sheheryar Munawar starrer 7 Din Mohabbat In, Parchi, Verna and Cake were screened. On its second day, Na Band Na Baraati, Punjab Nahi Jaongi, and Lala Begum movies were shown.
Oscar winner Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy’s Beyond the Oscars was also part of the festival on the second day.
The festival ended with a tremendous performance by Zeb Bangash.
Here we have put together a few pictures from the event for you to look at and enjoy.
Mahira Khan with Pakistani Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi
Mahira Khan, Amina Sheikh and Asim Abbasi exploring the New York City!
Mahira Khan and Amina Sheikh posing for a picture
The gorgeous Mahira Khan!
Sheheryar Munawar, Sanam Saeed and Tooba Siddiqui at the festival
Amina Sheikh, Frieha Altaf, Asim Abbasi and Maleeha Lodhi posing for a picture
In the best company! Really enjoyed watching the movie “CAke” this time sitting next to Aamina Sheikh, Beo, Asim Abbassi and the ambassador Maliha Lodhi. The 2nd Pakistan Film Festival New York. Wearing Maheen Kareem. @aaminasheikh @catwalk_events #maleehalodhi #asimabbasi #films #festivals @maheenkarimofficial @asim.abbasi #newyork #saturday #asiasociety
During the session of Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy.
————————————————————————My grandparents migrated to #pakistan . My parents migrated to #america . Where will I go in search of a fair and just society? ———————————————————————— @sharmeenobaidchinoy is a powerhouse. She tells those stories that are hard to hear, the ones that tug at our hearts and make us feel a deep sense of pain. She tells these stories not because she is filled with hatred but because she is full of love- she cares deeply and wants nothing but the best for her community. She knows that to fix a problem- you must first acknowledge that it exists and to which extent. You must acknowledge it’s destruction. Then you can work towards change, change the laws, change the hearts, and change the minds to bring about the things that are right ———————————————————————— I am Pakistani. I am American. I am my roots and I am my present. My grandparents were illiterate but did everything they could to provide over a decade of education for their children. Those very children built upon what they were given sowed the seeds which let me step foot into prestigious places. They gave me the dream- the ability to dream at all. The gave me access, ability, and mobility to have a lifetime full of opportunity- every step taken not to survive but to thrive- to continuously grow and learn. Because of that privilege I have the responsibility to translate their dreams of a just society into a reality. The vision was given before the provision. ———————————————————————— # 🇵🇰 #🇺🇸 #pakistanfilmfestival #PFFNY18 #nyc
Mehwish Hayat and Frieha Altaf while sharing some fun moments
So love this Marilyn Monroe moment with the lovely Mehwish Hayat at the Asia Society for the inaugural of the 2nd Pakistani Film Festival in New York. Thank you Shehla Chatoor for the lovely resort collection wear @shehlachatoor @mehwishhayatofficial @catwalk_events #pffny18 #queenofk #film #festival #newyork #stars #filmfestival #saturday #pakistan
Mikaal Zulfiqar with Frieha Altaf
A star-studded group photo
Maleeha Lodhi with singer Zeb Bangash
At promotin of #7dinmohabbatin in #newyork ❤ #pffny18 #mahirakhan #fawadkhan #humsafar #binroye #ahsankhan #mikaalzulfiqar #newyork #pakistan #india #bollywood #lollywood #sadqaytumhare #adnanmalik #homannjahaan #shehreyarmunawwar #raees #shahrukhkhan #verna #bol #atifaslam #manto #luxpakistan #veetpakistan #lorealparis #cannesfestival #7dinmohabbatin #maulajatt2
We are so proud that Pakistani movies are been screened in such a big international forum to create a positive image of the country.
#Opening #ceremony 🎉 2nd #Pakistan #Film #Feltival #NewYork🗽#Proud moment for Pakistan. Honoured to #represent 🙋♂️ Thank you and congartulations to the Pakistani mission at the #UN 🇵🇰 and Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi for arranging this event. A resounding success 🏆 #PFFNY18 #catwalkevents @friehaaltaf @maleehal @aaminasheikh @mahirahkhan @mehwishhayatofficial @beozafar @nadeembaigdirector @nayab.khanxo #AsimAbbassi
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