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Pak has only 135 Cinema Houses

HYDERABAD: As many as 846 popular cinema halls have been demolished in various parts of the country during last 3 decades. 

According to a report of Pakistan Film data base, the number of cinema halls in Pakistan have reached to 135 which was 981 in last 3 decades..

In Sindh including Karachi division, there were almost 257 cinemas, out of which 218 cinema halls were demolished while only 39 cinema houses were in running condition.

In Punjab there were almost 611 cinema halls including Lahore but now 90 cinema houses were exists in the province,

In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa there were 68 cinema halls but now number of packed houses reduced to 06 only.

In Baluchistan there were around 24 cinema halls in last 3 decades but there are only 3 cinemas.

In Gilgit Baltistan and Azad Kashmir no cinema house exists at present.

The cinemas in Hyderabad whose buildings demolished included Rahat, Nishat, Shalimar, Odeon, Qaiser, Shams, Hill top, Firdous, Elite, Capri, Bombino, Venus, Koh-e-Noor,Chandni, New Majestic, Noor Mahal, Chiragh Mahal, Shaheen and Sangeet, Pakistan and Marvi of Hyderabad, however only two cinemas Bombino and Shahab are in running condition and screens movies.

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Sidra Karim

Sociology graduate Sidra Karim is currently working as co-coordinator/host for Ibex Media House and contributes to Newspakistan.tv on a myriad of themes particularly art and literature. Earlier she was associated as Poetry Writer with Hamari Web.Com and Screen Playwright with Kawish. As a social worker she remained associated with Smart Urban Forest for a considerable period.