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Sharmeen Obaid wins second Oscar award, makes Pakistan proud

Sharmeen Obaid wins second Oscar award, makes Pakistan proud

The filmmaker won for her documentary A Girl in the River, which sheds light on honour killing in Pakistan
Updated 29 Feb, 2016

Just minutes ago Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy made history as the only Pakistani to win two Oscar awards.

Sharmeen was awarded the Oscar in the category Best Documentary - Short Subject for her documentary A Girl in the River, which follows the life of an 18-year-old girl who is a survivor of an honour killing attempt.

Wearing a floor-length black Sana Safinaz coat over a matching dress, Sharmeen had earlier walked the red carpet with her mother and the SOC Films team.

"I have another one!" said Sharmeen as she took the stage to accept the award, her second after she won an Academy Award for Saving Face in 2012.

“This is what happens when determined women get together," continued Sharmeen. "From Saba, the girl in my film who remarkably survived honor killing and shared her story, to Sheila Nevins, Lisa Heller from HBO and Tina Brown who supported me from day one. To the men who champion women, like Geof Bartz who has edited the film to Asad Faruqi, to my friend Ziad who brought this film to the government, to all the brave men out there like my father and husband who push women to go to school and work and who want a more just society for women!"

"This week the Pakistani PM said he would change the law on honor killing after watching this film -- that is the power of film!" said Sharmeen in closing.

Sharmeen has been in Los Angeles for the past week in preparation for the Academy Awards, arguably Hollywood's biggest night of the year. Sharmeen had previously said that while she was excited by the prospect of winning another Oscar, she would consider her work on the documentary a 'real' success if she managed to help convince stakeholders to pass the Anti-Honour Killing bill.

Sharmeen definitely caught the government's attention with A Girl in the River -- the film was screened at the PM House in Islamabad just last week. Following that, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said that honour killing was a critical issue and voiced his government’s determination to eradicate this practice from society.

Just a few hours before her win Sharmeen had stated in a Facebook post: "In just a few hours the team of A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness will walk the red carpet at the Oscars! Whether we win or lose today we should be very proud of the fact that this film has ignited a national discourse about honor killings in Pakistan and has spurred the government to work on tougher legislation! That achievement shows that we are maturing as a democracy and today I'm so very honored and humbled that we have been able to move the needle on this issue."

Sharmeen has gone a long way to make Pakistan proud.

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AdHawk Feb 29, 2016 08:44am
Just saw her win another. Way to go.
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Mohammad Akhtar Feb 29, 2016 08:44am
Congratulation Sharmeen, we are proud of your bravery, hard work and talent. Keep it going. Thanks for fighting for women.
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AXH Feb 29, 2016 08:44am
Just watched Sharmeen won the award!!! Sp proud of this immensely talented lady.
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Tamhid Feb 29, 2016 08:45am
Good work, thanks for bringing good name for Pakistan .
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Khaled Feb 29, 2016 08:46am
Great, congratulations, we are proud of you Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy.
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Amer Mahi Feb 29, 2016 08:46am
Wow- 2nd Oscar...Congrats Sharmeen and Congrats Pakistan! Two thumbs up!!
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Kamran Feb 29, 2016 08:48am
Congratulations!
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Khurram Khan Feb 29, 2016 08:49am
Congratulations Sharmeen. You're making us proud once again. Thank you.
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Sachin Feb 29, 2016 08:50am
Congratulations Sharman. Congratulations Pakistan
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lalai Feb 29, 2016 08:50am
Congrats Shermeen. You did it again.
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Hira Feb 29, 2016 08:50am
Awesome! So proud of yet another female Hero in Pakistan!!
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stargazer Feb 29, 2016 08:51am
Congratulations Pakistan !
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Concerned Feb 29, 2016 08:52am
Congratulations to Sharmeen and the courageous ladies of Pakistan who are fighting for women's rights.
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Fareed Chaudhry Feb 29, 2016 08:52am
Doing the nation proud Sharmeen! Kudos to the entire team.
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irfan Feb 29, 2016 08:53am
many congrats Sharmeen.....proud moment for Pakistan...
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Valar Morgulis Feb 29, 2016 08:53am
Great job. Congrats Miss Obaid Chinoy for making our entire country proud.
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Parvez Feb 29, 2016 08:54am
Wow. Makes me proud.
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Fatima Feb 29, 2016 08:54am
Congrats lady!!
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Shah G Feb 29, 2016 08:55am
Congratulations, great contribution for awareness of the people. Live long to have many similar successes in future.
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Shaukat Feb 29, 2016 08:55am
Well done! Great Success.
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Ahmad Feb 29, 2016 08:56am
Congratulations. You have made us all very proud. And the impact your film has made on PM is remarkable. Hats off to you!
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Sampath Feb 29, 2016 08:56am
Great. A film makes change in law is better than Oscar. Of-course Oscar makes people sit up and take note.
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Amir Khan Feb 29, 2016 08:57am
Heartiest congratulations on giving all Pakistanis a moment to be proud. You have made history with your efforts. Keep up the good work and improve the conditions of the masses through such exemplary contributions. Good luck.
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Azmeen Feb 29, 2016 08:58am
Congrats. This is true representation of Pakistan.
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sialkoti malibu Feb 29, 2016 08:59am
very proud... congrats..!!!!!!!!!
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zia Feb 29, 2016 09:00am
Congrats Sharmeen !!... I came back home and just switched on TV in time the announcement. Hope your films will bring a change in the lives of its subjects. Keep making these meaningful films.
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Nasrullah Khan -USA Feb 29, 2016 09:00am
Congratulations. SOC, you are a role model for introducing creativity for millions in Pakistan and around the World. The World community is very proud of you.
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farooqui Feb 29, 2016 09:01am
Congratulations All the best
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Anil Raj Feb 29, 2016 09:04am
Congratulations from the people of India.
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Zak Feb 29, 2016 09:04am
Well done.
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Ali Feb 29, 2016 09:05am
Proud of you Sharmeen , well done
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PakSal Feb 29, 2016 09:06am
Awesome, congratulations :)
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mohan Feb 29, 2016 09:06am
congrats...respect from india
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Nasir Feb 29, 2016 09:07am
Congratulations to Sharmeen for making Pakistan proud once again. I think she is the only South Asian who have won Oscar twice. I don't think anyone else has won twice in the sub-continent.
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Salim Feb 29, 2016 09:08am
Congratulations. Hope this will highlight the issue of honor killing in Pakistan.
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Bhaskar Feb 29, 2016 09:09am
Congrats to her & Pak.
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sa Feb 29, 2016 09:11am
Well done
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Sammie Feb 29, 2016 09:12am
Congrats Sharmeen from the Bay area, the home of your Alma Mater. You subject matters are tough but are have the power to change our mother country Pakistan for the better. Thanks for being brave.
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Syed Feb 29, 2016 09:14am
I am a professional working since last 10 years in different part of the world including middle east and the west. Based on my personal experience, i can say these things doesn't mean any thing for Pakistan or Pakistani Peoples. Nations are recognized by their systems, justice, education etc... It is very commonly said in our country that these activities will project "soft" image of Pakistan. I don't understand what this soft image is? Can this bring Justice to our system? Can corrupt politicians will be brought before the law? Answer is no!, so keep winning these awards, good luck!
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Sony Feb 29, 2016 09:16am
Great job
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N K Ali Feb 29, 2016 09:17am
Mubarak Ho! Congratulations! Ole! Winning two Oscars for highlighting the plight of women subject to a cruel system is indeed an achievement that sparkles more than gold. Hard work work and an intrepid approach does pay off. May God bless you and all your associates. Salams
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Liaquat Ali Tejani Feb 29, 2016 09:17am
Thanks Sharmeen for making Pakistan proud.
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Sony Feb 29, 2016 09:17am
Great job
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Vidyut Bharadwaj Feb 29, 2016 09:18am
Congratulations . You nailed the subject and the oscar .
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Muslim Medina Feb 29, 2016 09:18am
My heartiest congratulations to Ms. Chinoy. Feb. 28, 2016 will be remembered by all Pakistanis irrespective of where they are residing. We are proud of the achivement Sahrmeen Obaid-Chinoy, winning Oscars not once but twice .
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Neutral Feb 29, 2016 09:18am
Hearty Congrats and all the best for more such accomplishments.... From India
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Rizwan Ali Feb 29, 2016 09:18am
1st Congratulations on Dawn. Thanks Obaid Chinoy to make us proud again!!
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Biochem/Mol.Bio.(ist). Feb 29, 2016 09:20am
Congratulations!!!. You look beautiful!!.
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MSAlvi Feb 29, 2016 09:20am
I just finished watching OSCARS and Sharmeen receiving the award. Congratulations.
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Zulfiqar_Ahmed Feb 29, 2016 09:20am
Yup, watching the Oscars right now. Was thrilled to see her name announced as the winner. Happy for her.
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farida Feb 29, 2016 09:20am
Congratulation to Sharmeen - her speech was also very meaningful and she acknowledge the fact that through this movie Honour Killing comes to an end.
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Farhan Feb 29, 2016 09:21am
Bravo!
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sana Feb 29, 2016 09:21am
way to go girl!
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Umer Feb 29, 2016 09:22am
I cant decide that should i proud on our Oscar or embarrass on our indigenous honor killings!
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Faruk Feb 29, 2016 09:23am
Proud of her work and cause
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Jawad U Rahman Feb 29, 2016 09:23am
Truly proud of you Sharmeen. Bravo!
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mhw Feb 29, 2016 09:23am
Congrats! Ms Chinoy!
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Shahid Baig Feb 29, 2016 09:24am
Good job. Keep it up.
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Shahid Baig Feb 29, 2016 09:25am
Good job. Keep it up.
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Nauman Feb 29, 2016 09:25am
Certainly a proud moment !!! now how about a documentary on corruption in Pakistan ..that will be an eye opener as well
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Qureshi Feb 29, 2016 09:25am
Congratulations to the Daughter of the Nation :)
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A Q Bhutta Feb 29, 2016 09:27am
Ms. Sharpen Obaid-Chinoy: Congratulations on your second Oscar award! May God bless you for your efforts in alleviating honor killing in Pakistan and else where. Also, we welcome the prime minister Nawaz Sharif's commitment in this regard. Thank you for your hard work and dedication.
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Surya Kant Feb 29, 2016 09:27am
Congratulations......!!!! May your award winning work as a catalyst for Pakistani and all South Asian quality film making....
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Sohraab Feb 29, 2016 09:31am
BRAVO!
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Tanveer Feb 29, 2016 09:32am
Thank you Sharmeen for making us Proud. Way to go Girl
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Misterbhai Feb 29, 2016 09:35am
Proud of you. Congratulations.!!!
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karthik Feb 29, 2016 09:35am
Well done ... Keep up the good work
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Saad Feb 29, 2016 09:36am
Sharmeen you made us proud. Winning two oscars within 3 years is INCREDIBLE. Keep it up!!
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Justice Feb 29, 2016 09:38am
You made us proud.....TWICE!!!!!
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SAIMA Feb 29, 2016 09:38am
congrats sharmeen! more power to you
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sandhu Feb 29, 2016 09:38am
She is pride of Pakistan. Fabulous. Two consecutive times. Waoooo
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KaKa Feb 29, 2016 09:40am
Keep up the good work, great going Pakistan!
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Maysay Feb 29, 2016 09:40am
What an achievement, keep it up Shermeen we are all proud of you.
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AKS Feb 29, 2016 09:41am
We are proud of you Mam. One day things will change, if you keep reminding people about what is wrong and decades old customs are no long acceptable. "There is no honor in Killing". Cong rates
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Rizwan Feb 29, 2016 09:41am
Two good news today
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PostMan Feb 29, 2016 09:41am
Congrats :)
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Awais Ali Feb 29, 2016 09:41am
She is Darth Vader. Pakistan is proud of you Sharmeen. You created history indeed.
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Sony Feb 29, 2016 09:43am
Great job
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SDA Feb 29, 2016 09:43am
well done!
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Ayaz Khan Feb 29, 2016 09:44am
That is truly a great honor to win 2 Oscars. Finally someone elevated the name of Pakistan ...
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someone Feb 29, 2016 09:44am
congratulations from India :)
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ruby Feb 29, 2016 09:47am
who designed her dress?
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Munir Feb 29, 2016 09:47am
Well done miss shermin you made us proud for winning the oscar second time. Keep up the good work thanks.
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Yaser Arafat Feb 29, 2016 09:48am
Salute to Daughter of Nation! I wish my daughter too follow her foot print! God Bless you....
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M. Iqbal Feb 29, 2016 09:48am
Bravo Ms. Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy, second time Oscar ! Congratulation. A lady from my home town Karachi make me proud. Keep making movies on touchy issues of our society.
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Shaikh Feb 29, 2016 09:49am
Proud moment for Pakistan. I hope and pray that all Pakistanis realize the importance of the message of her movies and strict rules and laws are put in place to counter the same.
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Kamran kashmiri Feb 29, 2016 09:50am
Many congratulations!!! No nation can progress without respecting and empowering their women. Our faith and education both teach us that. We need to work on both these areas with vigour and resolve to guarantee that stature for our women. Pakistan zindabad!!!
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Tabssum Feb 29, 2016 09:51am
Highly appreciable.... Pakistan really needs more talented and courageous women like sharmeen..well done and hates off to you...
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Home Alone Feb 29, 2016 09:53am
Sharmeen, you make Pakistan Proud. Keep on doing what you believe is good for our country.
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Khan Feb 29, 2016 09:55am
It doesn't matter what she takes there, she will get the award anyway.
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Hasaan ANWAR Feb 29, 2016 09:58am
Congratulations. Keep up the good work
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Philosopher (from Japan) Feb 29, 2016 10:01am
She is amazing.
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QURESHI Feb 29, 2016 10:01am
Congratulations!!
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Mystic Feb 29, 2016 10:02am
Congratulations!
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Muhammad Ijaz Feb 29, 2016 10:03am
Great Job, Proud of you
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Asad Baig Feb 29, 2016 10:05am
Congratulations Sharmeen! Making Pakistan Proud!!
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chul khade Feb 29, 2016 10:07am
Congratulations Sharmeen.... Best wishes from India..
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Muhammad Ayub khan Feb 29, 2016 10:08am
Congratulation!!!Sharmeen Obaid - Chinoy' s has proved she is a well determined lady in her professional career .No doubt this is big Achievements for her work recognition internationally . She Makes Pakistan proud by her struggle and confidence. she has promoted the country self recognition in the world. my best wishes for her with Best of Luck"
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Masood Haider Feb 29, 2016 10:08am
Malala and Shirmeen - Pakistan's pride. Shirmeen - Make a full length feature film in English now!
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Sanjeev Feb 29, 2016 10:09am
Bravo woman! Hearty Congratulations to you! First wish here from an Indian... :-)
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Baloch Feb 29, 2016 10:12am
welldone! Sharmeen. You made us all proud. May you scale new heights and earn respect all over the world.Kudos !!!
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jalal jeelani Feb 29, 2016 10:13am
Heartiest congratulations, so nice...
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Abdul Rehman, U.S.A. Feb 29, 2016 10:13am
So proud to watch Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy's on TV receiving an Oscar Award second time. She did this not for money, but for a cause. Congratulations and thanks to her.
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MaK Feb 29, 2016 10:13am
Just watched the Oscar on TV. Another amazing Achievement on your part. Pakistan should be proud of your dedicated work. Good luck on your future endeavors.
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AYK Feb 29, 2016 10:15am
WOW!!!! Thats just amazing...2 Oscars for Sharmeen...
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Nadeem, USA Feb 29, 2016 10:16am
Congrats Sharmeen, it's an honor for Pakistan.
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Red Dawn Feb 29, 2016 10:16am
Rock n Roll Lady! You have done us proud!
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Bilal Feb 29, 2016 10:17am
Congratulations.
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Nadeem Notta Feb 29, 2016 10:19am
Great work,proud of you.
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Azhar jamil Feb 29, 2016 10:21am
Congratulations!
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Alexey Feb 29, 2016 10:22am
I'm proud of you Sharmeen! You deserve it.
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A Kay Feb 29, 2016 10:25am
Well done !!....Congratulations to Sharmeen, I have not seen the movie yet ...but will do now for sure.. ...although some people argue about such topics effecting our society being highlighted globally and then being praised by awards in the west ...but then these are hard fact and there are so many incidents of this type every now and again …so hopefully government will take action and do required legislation
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Pakistani Feb 29, 2016 10:26am
Thanks for showing the world the strength of pakistani women
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amjad Feb 29, 2016 10:26am
Great work dear lady.You have made us proud,Hurray !!!!!!
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Tihar Feb 29, 2016 10:31am
Congratulations sharmeen obaid for making Pakistan proud second time and highlighting the core issues in Pakistan. Thanks
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Najam Feb 29, 2016 10:31am
What a great news. Love it.
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Shahid Feb 29, 2016 10:31am
We have been given two women heroes in very short time, Sharmeen and Malala. Proud and humble, lets cherish and celebrate them. Congrats to the lady and all those who stood by her.
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ali Feb 29, 2016 10:32am
many many congrats!!
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Ali Feb 29, 2016 10:38am
Proud of her. She’s won 2 Emmy Awards. She’s the first Pakistani to win an Oscar but that wasn’t enough so she bagged a second. She is one of only eleven female directors who have ever won an Oscar for a non-fiction film. She is also the first non-American to win the Livingston Award for Young Journalists. She is a recipient of Hilal-e-Imtiaz, the second highest civilian award in Pakistan. Time magazine named her in its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world for 2012.
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A Kay Feb 29, 2016 10:39am
Well done !!....Congratulations to Sharmeen, I have not seen the movie yet ...but will do now for sure.. ...although some people argue about such topics affecting our society being highlighted globally and then being praised by awards in the west ...but then these are hard fact and there are so many incidents of this type every now and again …so hopefully government will take action and do required legislation ...
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Sultan Alvi, Toronto, Canada Feb 29, 2016 10:42am
Sharmeen we are proud of your great success tonight. May God bless you and give you courage to achieve greater heights. We saw you, and heard your accepting speech tonight. Hearty congratulation from Canada and Pakistan.
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stranger Feb 29, 2016 10:46am
Great. Happy day for me.
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Hope Feb 29, 2016 10:48am
Shabash! She has a purpose in life and a message in her movies elcomes by all the world.
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Anil Feb 29, 2016 10:49am
Kudos to Independent thinker.
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Dove Feb 29, 2016 10:49am
Well done, proud of you
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CF Feb 29, 2016 10:52am
Amazing!!!! Congratulations!!!! You have done us proud again!!!!!! You have done the women of Pakistan proud yet again. Keep it up and keep inspiring us.
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sha Feb 29, 2016 10:55am
Congratulations Sharmeen! Very well done indeed. You are giving voice to voiceless. Your cause is noble and your hard work and determination unmatched. Your work has ignited the debate about this menace of Pakistani society. Please continue. Nation and the country are proud of you.
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Umair Feb 29, 2016 10:55am
Congratulations Sharmeen you have proved yourself once again :)
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SJ Feb 29, 2016 10:55am
Good Job, Go Girl
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Syed Zafar Kazmi U.S.A Feb 29, 2016 10:56am
A very proud day for Pakistan and her people when the brilliant talent of Ms. Chinoy is once again acknowledged by the great academy award society of the U.S that awarded her best documentary film award for short films. Hearty congratulations to her, her both parents and her husband. I can foresee infinite accomplishments for her in years to come
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SM Feb 29, 2016 10:57am
Zabardast ... so proud of you, Sharmeen. It is now upto the PM to follow up on his promise.
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Omar Feb 29, 2016 10:59am
Well done, we are proud of you mam :-))
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Sh Feb 29, 2016 10:59am
We are so proud of you.... Second oscar and counting
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Saad Feb 29, 2016 11:02am
Well done Madam. I am feeling proud on you.
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Sourabh Feb 29, 2016 11:05am
Congrats Sharmeenji.
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aslam Feb 29, 2016 11:08am
Congratulations Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy.
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Nasir Waheef Feb 29, 2016 11:11am
Congratulations to Sharmeen on her winning the second Oscar. She has made Pakistan proud. May her work that has drawn Government attention helps in making the laws to make women more safe in our country.
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oregata Feb 29, 2016 11:12am
Sharmeen Chonaye is a good woman.
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shabbzz Feb 29, 2016 11:12am
Great Job and Heartiest Congrats Ms. Chinoy on this huge achievement !! You have got 2 'babies' now ... WOW !!!! Wish you all the best for your future endeavors !! Time to show/document something ' good' about the beloved Pakistan in your next project.
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Sam Feb 29, 2016 11:17am
No I am not happy...Sorry ! All documentaries she makes highlight the negative facet of Pakistan, even those issues which you would rarely encounter in Pakistan. Be sure ! bad people and bad traditions are prevalent everywhere in the world. She isn't making any difference except portraying poor image of Pakistan. I urge her to make documentaries of great people of Pakistan, you may even find them in far flung remote villages where you often go and highlight microscopic issue and generalize it in way which shows that whole Pakistan is infected with this issue. That's my opinion and other people have right of disagree, since I am a citizen of free country. Pakistan Zindabad !
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Krishna Feb 29, 2016 11:19am
Congratulations! Great for Pakistani movies. Bollywood makes tons of movies, most of them are degenarative, no Oscar!
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Ghulam Nabi Malik Feb 29, 2016 11:21am
Sharmeen Obaid Chenoy a brave lady in close society of Pakistan did two courageous steps one in 2012 won Oscar for acid throwing faces, and now " A Girl in the River for honor killing prevalent all over Muslims' countries of the world. She has delivered the message to those people uncomfortable to think seriously for human's values and act upon not for the sake of popularity but humanity service. She is proud lady of close society of Pakistan, giving message of Quiad--father of nation that liberalism and secularism is the need of the time to rid from all kinds of adversaries--extremism, terrorism and those customs which are lethal for women in Pakistan.
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Syed Zafar Kazmi U.S.A Feb 29, 2016 11:22am
My heartiest congratulation to Ms. Chinoy for her great success when she won a second Oscar for her great work. She has made Pakistanand it's people real proud
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Shahbaz Feb 29, 2016 11:23am
Proud of you!
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Ahmed Ali Feb 29, 2016 11:23am
Wow - what an achievement. Even without getting the Oscar award the documentaries are big achievements. Sharmeen has made us proud yet again. Hope these documentaries go a long way toward the rights of women, the down trodden and in general the have-nots of the society.
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L.Ahmad Feb 29, 2016 11:24am
Winning ideas of a bright, educated, well informed and well balanced mind.
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asgher Feb 29, 2016 11:25am
Please make a documentary on Syrian refugee children being kidnapped and smuggled in Europe for child prostitution!
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Khurram Feb 29, 2016 11:25am
Good Work... This is how we can change societies thinking and also put attention of government to amend the laws for the requirement of modern era.
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Aftab Feb 29, 2016 11:27am
Congratulations and Thanks Chinoy for raising the voice of the oppressed segment.
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Shuaib Ansari Feb 29, 2016 11:34am
Congratulation on winning her second time oscar awards.This is big a great honor to win second time May Allah guide you in future to bring the more issues peoples facing in Pakistan and other muslim countries Ameen.
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Sandip Bhatia Feb 29, 2016 11:36am
I watched the vent live, and I so wished the announcer reads out Sharmeen's name. I have net watched any of her documentaries, but then this is the common connect of being neighbours. Congratulations to her.
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Truetopakistan Feb 29, 2016 11:36am
Good work Sharmeen. Hopefully it will be a positive step towards eradicating this evil. Some lawmakers siting in the parliament support this in the name of culture. Hope they will be overridden by the majority who doesn't support this. A lot of comments will be on how this impacts the image of Pakistan.. But let's ignore them and acknowledge our shortcomings
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Being_admi Feb 29, 2016 11:39am
Hearty Congrtzz from INDIA
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M Hassan Mangrio Feb 29, 2016 11:42am
Great achievment.go ahead,your efforts will bring colours of joy in the life of women.whole nation is proud of you,of your true and untiring efforts.
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Haris Riaz Feb 29, 2016 11:45am
Welldone , you are a brave girl . Congratulations on receiving the prestigious Oscar Award for Pakistan . We are all proud of you .
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Siri Feb 29, 2016 11:46am
Congrats Sharmeen and Pakistan! A very important topic which has been haunting the whole subcontinent for generations. Next time I hope you will rise the issue of the innocent victims of drone attacks as well! A lost generation!
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murali Feb 29, 2016 11:57am
Superb!! Proud moment indeed.. Congrats
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Idealist Feb 29, 2016 12:00pm
Finally some good news from Pakistan
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Hasan Ali Feb 29, 2016 12:00pm
Marvellous achievement
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Hasan Ali Feb 29, 2016 12:00pm
Marvellous achievement
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Rahi milla Feb 29, 2016 12:02pm
Congratulations on your fabulous win! Great job! Hard work always pays. Bravo!
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Yasmin Chinoy Feb 29, 2016 12:10pm
Congratulations ,we are proud of your good work. Thank you, for bring good name of Pakistan. May Allah give you more strength to continue your work.
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Parvez Feb 29, 2016 12:15pm
A proud moment .... for all.
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Khalid Feb 29, 2016 12:18pm
Congratulations, made us proud
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Mrs. Phannay Khan Feb 29, 2016 12:27pm
What a day... May 29 Februaries like this come again and again.. Heartiest congratulations!
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Vasan Feb 29, 2016 12:28pm
Congrats Sharmeen. I wish you focus more on Women liberation and equality. So that society will change, and more and more South Asian women will get recognized around the world for their talents.
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Hassan Sharif Manj Feb 29, 2016 12:36pm
Felicitation to Sharmeen and Pakistani people.
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Just Someone Feb 29, 2016 12:50pm
Congrats Sharmeen.
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Ali Mohatarem Feb 29, 2016 12:53pm
Congratulations We are proud of your achievement, keep it up
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RIAZ AHMAD Feb 29, 2016 01:01pm
shahbash wdll done young lady God bless you and wr sincerely hope u will contineu with same zeal
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Mrs. Atif Feb 29, 2016 01:09pm
You make us proud!
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Najma masood Feb 29, 2016 01:17pm
Oh my God .....SHarmeen you prove it that Pakistani s are hard working Congratulation with love Keep it up
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M Yousif Kabooro Feb 29, 2016 01:23pm
Congratulations Sharmeen we are proud of you to fight for women right.
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Zafar Feb 29, 2016 01:29pm
CONGRATULATIONS for the Academy Award. What you are doing for our women folk is a lot more than an Academy Award. We are proud of you for bringing up women's issues. They are equal to men and deserve equal rights. It is not liberalism as some Maulanas have said. Our religion Islam requires a women to give an affirmative answer for marriage/nikkah. How can father or brothers take away that right. God bless you.
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rafiullah Feb 29, 2016 01:32pm
Congratulations! This is for Pakistan. Proud to be Pakistani, and proud to have such daughters of Pakistani Nation.
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Talha Feb 29, 2016 01:33pm
Great now, i believe that root all issues regarding women shall be resolved since she has won the oscar!
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rafiullah Feb 29, 2016 01:33pm
congratulations! This is for Pakistan. Proud to be Pakistani. Proud to have such courageous daughters of this great nation.
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Talat NYC Feb 29, 2016 01:41pm
Absolutely amazing!!!! Congrats!!!!!!!
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kumar Feb 29, 2016 01:47pm
congratulation!!! A great achievement indeed.way to go Lady.
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Umar Feb 29, 2016 01:55pm
Congratulations to sharmeen and all those guys who are really working very hard to make Pakistan proud. Sharmeen u r really making youth uncomfortable to youth of Pakistan to think of about change. Best of luck.
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Zahid Malik Feb 29, 2016 01:55pm
WELDONE SHARMEEN
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Ajaib choudhry Feb 29, 2016 01:58pm
Well done sharmeen you have made the Pakistan proud and intire nation that prove Pakistan has talented people how can produce such a remarkable documentary at world stage long live pakistan
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syed saeed akhter Feb 29, 2016 02:02pm
congrats to sharmeen and Pakistan LONG LIVE PAKISTAN
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syed saeed akhter Feb 29, 2016 02:07pm
congrats to sharmeen and its proud for all Pakistanis.
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Maysay Feb 29, 2016 02:26pm
A Pakistani tv channel has reported that Pakisatni origin British director Asif Kapadia has also won Oscar award today for his full length film "Amy". Congrats to him as well.
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Faisal Feb 29, 2016 02:28pm
Congratulations, from india
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Yasmeen Em Feb 29, 2016 02:29pm
Congratulations Sharmeen. You've made it again with your courage and hard work. Thanks for introducing Pakistan in the good books of the world.
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saaaqi Feb 29, 2016 02:49pm
Many thanks for bringing some HONOR to our country.
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Afzal Feb 29, 2016 02:59pm
@Sam Come on Sam! I agree that evil things are found in every country and not just in Pakistan but rising up and fighting against them requires courage and talent. Every human should feel proud of those who show determination to eliminate cruelty to others others especially women. Forget Oscar !the fact that Sharmeen's impressive work will see anti- honour killing laws being passed by the Pak legislators reflects the power and nobleness of her effort. I only wish that producers and directors of Pak film industry follow her example and improve the quality of our films. take a leaf out of her book and improve the
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tshaikh Feb 29, 2016 03:22pm
@Syed which planet are you living on ? the film was screened at PM house and influenced implementation of stronger laws to protect women in Pakistan. Do you follow news from Pakistan in Middle East ? You want us to just give up trying to make a change?
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B.Patel. USA Feb 29, 2016 03:33pm
Hearty congrats. Her acceptance speech was excellent. Made it even more special since the song from lady Gaga about rape victim also addressed similar subject.
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Mebs Feb 29, 2016 03:39pm
Proud daughter of a proud Nation, you make us hold our heads high!
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fas Feb 29, 2016 03:57pm
Liberal & vibrant Pakistan.
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Dhanraj Feb 29, 2016 04:01pm
It is great to hear that you have highlighted sensitive issue,there might be chance,some one with kind heart will look and think to do some thing,which will be recognised as a courageous and bold decision that will have positive effect on our society
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Noshin Feb 29, 2016 04:03pm
I was waiting for your win all morning! Congragulations Sharmeen!
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Noshin Feb 29, 2016 04:08pm
Sharmeen deserves so many oscars and nobel prizes for her personal take on women issues........ Congragulations!
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arshad Feb 29, 2016 04:16pm
Congratulation Sharmeen
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arshad Feb 29, 2016 04:17pm
Congratulation Sharmeen
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Syed Feb 29, 2016 04:21pm
What a wonderful achievement, we r proud of u
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Nitish BHAMAN Feb 29, 2016 04:41pm
We INDIANS also feel proud of you . Honour killing is also a big social issue in India , hats off to you
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rajit Feb 29, 2016 04:41pm
Proud of you Sharmeen . I hope the movies releases in India too. Honour killing is a big social evil in India too.A movie like this should make people sit and take notice
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Well done and keep it up!! Feb 29, 2016 04:46pm
Well done and keep it up!!
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Rabia shoaib Feb 29, 2016 04:56pm
Congratulations Pakistan and thank you Shermeen. Stay blessed.
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SaleemBilal Feb 29, 2016 05:06pm
Well done Sharmeen Obaid
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irtiza Feb 29, 2016 05:09pm
To all those who think this is highlighting something negative about Pakistan - I beg to differ. Changing for the good shows that we as a nation are on a positive track. Also, her documentary highlights the quick response of rescue workers, the attention paid to the case by the police and the amazing skill of the doctors who worked on the victim. If these aren't positive images of Pakistan, I don't know what is. Proud of Ms. Chinoy, proud to be Pakistani!
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Pk Feb 29, 2016 05:12pm
Just make film about something that is right/positive in Pakistan, and let's see if you get Oscar!
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Atif Feb 29, 2016 05:13pm
Pakistan Zindaabad Very very proud of your achievement
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Atif Feb 29, 2016 05:15pm
Congratulations
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athar Feb 29, 2016 05:25pm
Great achievement. Menace of social evils is exposed to redress with strict rules. Governments had to take stern action earlier against such evil practices in our society.
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bathurst Feb 29, 2016 05:31pm
proud to watch sharmeen receive the award. let allah judge his people.spread tolerance and love.
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Urooj Zaidi Feb 29, 2016 05:33pm
Great work Sharmeen, we are proud of you. Pakistan Zindabad.
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Paki Feb 29, 2016 05:36pm
Congratulations to Sharmeen on winning this award. But realistically, this award has nothing to do with Pakistan. It was Sharmeen, who worked hard to make the film and exposed the problem of honor killing. We Pakistanis always want to take credit for Pakistan if someone does good. Out of 180 million people, when we hear one did good, we get proud. Please learn from those who are doing great work and try to copy them and do something worthwhile. Just living and bragging about others accomplishments will get you nowhere. Hard work will always be rewarded. Finally, again congratulations to Sharmeen for a well deserved award.
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Miftah ul Qamar Feb 29, 2016 05:40pm
Masha Allah, waiting for you to bring yourself nd the oscar you well deserve with open arms. Congratulations to your family too.
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Manjit singh bajwa Feb 29, 2016 05:48pm
Congratulation to sharmeen and people of pakistan love from india
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Irongloves Feb 29, 2016 05:52pm
Tragic irony: Great for Sharmeen, sad reflection on her country (indeed the whole sub-continent) for tolerating such a custom for centuries.
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SD Singapore Feb 29, 2016 06:12pm
congratulations. simply wonderful.
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yogi Feb 29, 2016 06:13pm
Congrats madam. High morale, boost to pakistani cinema.
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Hamaad Feb 29, 2016 06:37pm
Way to go! Make us proud. Time to stop honor killing in Pakistan, once and for all.
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Kazim Feb 29, 2016 06:41pm
Wa Ji Wa did good job n making proud of be Pakistani
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Farhana Feb 29, 2016 06:47pm
Keep up with the good work Sharmeen, well done!
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Sharmeen ko Salam Feb 29, 2016 06:53pm
Great. There is a great schism in the world about values, about life, about what is good and what is bad, it may seem ridiculous but many in the world have other ideas about what is good and bad. Many in the world and many in Pakistan think that what Ms. Chinoy did was wrong, very very wrong, and the numbers are not small, they are in the millions. This is the real frightening prospect of knowing that there are so many among fellow citizens who think otherwise. They not only think otherwise but put into practice what they think. That indeed is a very frightening prospect. So this is why Sharmeen is indeed a very brave soul to have made this movie, knowing the dangers.
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MANOJ Feb 29, 2016 06:57pm
HEARTIEST CONGRATULATIONS AND GOOD WISHES TO SHARMEEN AND ALL HER TEAM MEMBERS,,,,,PLS KEEP THE GOOD WORK CONTINUE,,,,
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Ghulam Mujtaba Feb 29, 2016 07:17pm
Congratulations SHARMEEN. we are proud of you.
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zafar qureshi Feb 29, 2016 07:21pm
excellent
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Nuzhat Nasir Feb 29, 2016 07:24pm
Congratulation and very well done make proud.
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Khalid Baloch - USA Feb 29, 2016 07:27pm
Thank you for your efforts and bringing Pakistan's social issue to life. I commend you on your award. Congratulations to you and your team
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Farida Feb 29, 2016 08:05pm
WOW what a great achievement especially when it has made a difference. It has caught the eye of Pakistan's Prime Minister. Absolutely brilliant. Bravo Sharmeen. Please continue the great, wonderful work. Yes indeed way to go Mrs. Chinoy.
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Rubab Yaseen Feb 29, 2016 08:22pm
Congratulations!
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MA Feb 29, 2016 08:23pm
@Sam Agreed. There are many positive things to show. Getting awards for showing negative os easy.
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MA Feb 29, 2016 08:31pm
@Pk the answer is NO. Why are we shaming ourselves in front of the world. Dont we have something good to show?
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MA Feb 29, 2016 08:35pm
@Afzal merely winning an oscar will eliminate honour killing, keep dreaming
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Hasan Rashid Feb 29, 2016 08:44pm
Congratulations Sharmeen
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Syed Mahmood Feb 29, 2016 08:46pm
Congratulations!!!For the award and for highlighting an important issue for Pakistan. Thank you!
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hameed Baloch Feb 29, 2016 08:46pm
Dear Sharmeen we as a Pakistani are so proud of you for your outstanding achievements. It is so unfortunate and sad that we as Pakistani always trying to find out conspiracy of west, relating the outstanding achievements of our hero's including noble laureates, Professor Doctor, Abdus Salam Sahib, and Malala Yousufzai .
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Anantha Feb 29, 2016 08:49pm
Heartiest Congratulations
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Mohammad Afsar Feb 29, 2016 08:57pm
Congratulations Sharmeen. Every human who respects human rights is proud of you.
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Ahmed Feb 29, 2016 09:23pm
Living in the U.S., we always have to defend Pakstani culture and society whenever her documentary wins an Oscar. Can't she find anything else that's positive to portray about Pakistan?
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Uday Kulkarni Feb 29, 2016 09:46pm
Congratulations Sharmeen. Great work for the benefit of women . You make yourself and your country Pakistan proud with your efforts to eradicate discrimination against Women Kind (man kind)
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N_Saq Feb 29, 2016 10:05pm
The question is the world is recognizing her and giving highest awards to her but what is Pak doing for her?
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Syed Hussain Akbari Feb 29, 2016 10:21pm
@Mrs. Phannay Khan And it comes every four years ;).
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Mirza Feb 29, 2016 10:24pm
Congrats Sharmeen for making us proud again! 2 in a row way to go! Thanks for bringing such important issues to life via your talent and hard work. Keep up the great work!
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nj01 Feb 29, 2016 10:35pm
Congratulations to Sharmeen for making such a realistic beautiful movie!!
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Muhammad ejaz Ahmed Feb 29, 2016 10:38pm
Congrats to sharmeen for winning the second time and made Pakistan proud. Keep the good work and now make some documentary on child labor and child abuse cases in our country.
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Muhammad ejaz Ahmed Feb 29, 2016 10:41pm
@Ahmed by hiding such facts can we serve the country or can eradicate such incidents?? .unless you bring truth to society no legislation be made to stop it.
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Sami Feb 29, 2016 10:44pm
@MA showing negative and changing negative are 2 different things. This Oscar is just for showing. What actually is needed is to change the mindset through education of the masses, presenting religion as was thought by the Prophet Mohammed peace be upon him.
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Muhammad ejaz Ahmed Feb 29, 2016 10:45pm
@MA if it was so easy why no one got this award in left 6 decades. When malala was awarded Oscars everyone praised and she got recognition only by showing very negative truth I. E. Extremism in our country. By hiding face we can not bring changes.
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Reality Bites Feb 29, 2016 10:53pm
So happy to see her rewarded for bringing attention to a much needed cause. Bravo! Shermeen and team.
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amer mahmood Feb 29, 2016 11:18pm
Perfectly delighted by your win. Lots more on the way.!!
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Sami Feb 29, 2016 11:34pm
@Syed -- man you are full of sunshine!
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Sami Feb 29, 2016 11:34pm
Congratulations Sharmeen!!! You go girl !!!
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Sami Feb 29, 2016 11:48pm
@Sam --- it is only through reflection, examination, ability to criticize oneself and then to make corrections that you are able to improve yourself as a human being. Same goes for nations. There is no shame in acknowledging your flaws and trying to do something to fix them. There is no honor or "Saving Face" in ignoring or hiding them. The mindset that makes you think of Sharmeen as bringing shame and disgrace to Pakistan with her exposé of the ills of our society is not too dissimilar than the one that, under different circumstances, justifies honor killings--"Pagri di izzat"
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WE ARE CHANGING Feb 29, 2016 11:54pm
Pakistan is changing! great to see the progression in the nation! credit to all of change agents!
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Sami Feb 29, 2016 11:54pm
@Ahmed --- Get with it Ahmed. Why do you think that her film is a negative reflection on Pakistan? A nation waking up to face the evils in its society is a very positive narrative! Thank you Sharmeen!
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asad Mar 01, 2016 12:01am
Pakistan is generally a moderate cultural society which already have the capacity to absorb new ideas and lifestyle cultures and rapidly transforming capabilities in our society......due to this different persons attempt different topics for change....definitely those topics which are more acceptable and appealling to wetern civilization are awarded and in this way they create their icons in this society....and the society changes according the will of that civilization along with giving bad name to domestic moderate society
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Sonny Mar 01, 2016 12:02am
A hearty congratulation to Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy on winning a second oscar. The whole world, not just Pakistan, is proud of you and your work. Now it is up to the rest of Pakistan to remove the stain of honor killings and all other backward laws and in reforming society. If all the people get together in changing such laws Pakistan would be a great nation to live in.
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yasmeen g. hussain Mar 01, 2016 12:27am
Congratulations on second Oscar, the only Pakistani achieving this highest award, the cause is genuine we stand with you making our country a civilized nation. Good job done.
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AD (Canada) Mar 01, 2016 12:29am
@Sachin Congratulation Pakistan??? Are you serious? It is sick blemish for Pakistan to tolerate this kind of behaviour. How can you not have a law to protect the innocent!! It is because of non-existence of such a law that an innocent woman almost lost her life.
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DARA KHAN Mar 01, 2016 12:41am
Bravo
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Harman Singh Mar 01, 2016 12:46am
proud moment for the entire subcontinent, not just Pakistan. congrats ....
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Raj Mar 01, 2016 01:42am
Just FYI, it's not a fictional film but documented so our cultures should be ashamed but not proud, though could be proud of the film maker who brought the sensitive issues to limelight.
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Rashed Mar 01, 2016 02:13am
Congratulations. You have very well represented and introduced your native country as Pakitan. I believe the world knows that we are capable of doing things differently and decently, if given opportunity again the stereotype propaganda we are being subjected to normally. Bravo.
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Sajid Mar 01, 2016 02:31am
@Hira we both are very much happy and excited about the victory.. It must be celebrated . what do you think??
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Congrats Mar 01, 2016 02:42am
Congrats hope your next mission is push for implementation!
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Ejaz Mar 01, 2016 02:55am
Congratulations Sharmeen. Justice to all shall prevail. Ejaz
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Syed Ghani Mar 01, 2016 02:57am
I hope next time, she makes 2 consecutive movies on some positive aspects of Pakistani People.
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Sal Mar 01, 2016 02:58am
I watched Oscar awards and congrats to Shermeen. Only difference I see is Leonardo DiCaprio acceptance speech and hers. He delivered a best one and she could have done better because she has been there. Only small comments but I am happy for her and good job of getting this award twice.
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dr yahya Mar 01, 2016 03:13am
We are proud of you but not of Pakistan where Honour Killing is something sooo normal!
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Najib Khan Mar 01, 2016 03:23am
Many congrats and thanks to Sharmeen! My daughters, my wife and I are very proud of you. We hope and pray that your work would alleviate, if not eradicate, the dis-honor (the so-called honor) killing, insha Allah. A much greater and precious reward awaits you, where you will be rewarded for all the innocent lives saved, insha Allah.
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Daud Mar 01, 2016 04:13am
I seriously don't know how she has made Pakistan proud. This is a dark side of Pakistan being portrayed to world, i am not saying that we should not raise concern for issues like these but certainly this is not a proud moment for Pakistan
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KP Mar 01, 2016 04:33am
Well done. Congratulations for the well-earned appreciation.
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highlyintellectual110 Mar 01, 2016 04:44am
Moment of pride for all Pakistanis =)
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Thoughtful Mar 01, 2016 05:29am
A superb job! Keep it up!
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Rana Arun Mar 01, 2016 07:53am
Wow!-Congratulations! Keep up the good work.
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Tamilselvan Mar 01, 2016 08:15am
@Tamhid , Now it's for Pakistan to punish people who kill innocent women in the name of honor killings. Shame on people who still practice this barbaric acts
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Asma razzaq Mar 01, 2016 08:21am
We are all very very happy for u nd my all best wishes always with u
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Farooq Mar 01, 2016 08:40am
Congrats Sharmeen. You make the whole nation proud. Keep the pace of good work.
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Mazhar Bangash Mar 01, 2016 09:13am
Heartedly congratulations to such a talent, you made everyone proud of you. We need to see more Pakistanis winning awards .
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Masood Ul Qadri Mar 01, 2016 10:49am
Congratulation Madam Sharmeen
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Masood Ul Qadri Mar 01, 2016 10:52am
You are a proud of Pakistan.
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Bobb Mack Mar 01, 2016 12:44pm
@Raj It is not just the real story but Sharmeen's talent that has won the honour. I wish Sharmeen's should also now turns to fictinnal films and I have no doubt Pakistan Film products would surpass any rival industry. Hooray Sharmeen's Sahiba!
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Aamer Mar 01, 2016 04:01pm
Congratulations again, keep up the work and make us proud Sharmeen.
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Syed Rizvi Mar 01, 2016 04:55pm
@Syed Unlike you, atleast she is trying. What are you doing to eradicate these things from the country?
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Regina Mar 02, 2016 08:23am
Very proud of you
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shafi khan Mar 02, 2016 01:19pm
congratulations you have made good work and bring good name for pak every one is doing pray dowah for you
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Nusrat Khan Mar 02, 2016 05:40pm
So proud of you MashAllah Mubarak well done
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Ejazlu Mar 02, 2016 05:48pm
Congrats!!!! So proud of her!!!!
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Aamer Mar 03, 2016 11:18am
@Raj We are proud of the film maker for bringing up this issue, now its up to us to think and change the society.
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ravi vancouver Mar 04, 2016 12:47pm
@Ahmed People either run away from problems facing their home or prefer to stay quiet about social issues creating injustices and problems facing Pakistan's society. If some one gets courage and highlight the problems in society like Sharmeen and Malala, some people feel threatened and find it uncomfortable because issues are highlighted internationally and domestically. If you can not improve society at least appreciate people trying to highlight the problems so that they are identified and first step to solve them has been taken by somebody.
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Imtiaz Mar 05, 2016 03:56pm
Congratulation,, An assets for Pakistan, "THE SHARMEEN OBAID CHINOY"
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Sabeen Mar 06, 2016 12:08pm
Thank you Shermeen to making us proud again
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