Two years ago, Islamist militants were bombing cinemas in the Pakistani city of Peshawar and the region’s Pashto-language film industry had ground to halt. But security has improved dramatically, and Peshawar’s filmmakers are now back at work and cinemas have reopened. Why going to the movies is such a big deal in Pakistan Aamir Saeed/IRIN Why going to the movies is such a big deal in Pakistan Historically, Peshawar, the capital of northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, has been at the heart of Pakistan’s Pashto-language film industry.
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As Islamist militancy wanes, Pakistan’s Pashto filmmakers bounce back