New James Bond movie No Time To Die premiered at the Islamabad Club

New James Bond movie No Time To Die premiered at the Islamabad Club

The premiere was hosted by British High Commissioner Christian Turner and Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry.
Updated 11 Dec, 2021

The premiere of one of the biggest movies since the pandemic, James Bond: No Time To Die, was jointly hosted by British High Commissioner Christian Turner and Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry at Islamabad Club on Thursday.

The red-carpet premiere was a high-profile event attended by federal ministers Shireen Mazari, Hammad Azhar, Khusro Bakhtiar, National Security Adviser Moeed Yusuf and music legend Attaullah Khan.

The British high commissioner and the information minister reiterated the deep ties between the UK and Pakistan and the potential for greater cultural exchanges, including in film and arts.

The high commissioner announced a partnership with Patakha Films run by Oscar-winning filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and the Scottish Documentary Institute. The programme will work with 10 emerging female filmmakers to build their creative skills and help them produce short films with mentors from across Pakistan and the UK. The films will be launched under the British Council’s initiative ‘New Perspectives’ to mark Pakistan’s 75 years of independence next year.

Mr Turner said: “James Bond is a cultural icon of the UK’s world-class film industry. As we mark Pakistan’s 75 years of independence in 2022, I hope we can have even more collaboration between our countries in the creative industries; the new partnership with Patakha Films is an example of that.”

Mr Chaudhry said: “I am grateful to British High Commissioner Christian Turner for his unequivocal support for restoration of international cinema in Pakistan.”

Originally published in Dawn, December 11th, 2021


Rahim Dec 11, 2021 03:42pm
Fawad Ch. looks stunning in western dress. Where is traditional dress for such occasions? If minister doesn’t promote culture who else will?
Hilla-le-pakistan Dec 11, 2021 04:22pm
So funny, thank you dawn.
Nasir Dec 11, 2021 04:27pm
sure seen Pakistani James bond with his Villon.
Chrís Dăn Dec 11, 2021 04:28pm
I love Turner and I love Fawad. Both are positive and progressive people.
FAZALM Dec 11, 2021 05:10pm
Attaullah esakhelvi wasted his fame as singer by singing for pti.
Asif Dec 11, 2021 05:12pm
Our very own James Bond.Put a tie and a Coat to anyone and it becomes James Bond.
M. Saeed Dec 11, 2021 05:20pm
The first time I have seen Fawad Ch in neck-tie with a lady in arm.
ENGR Hamid Shafiq Dec 11, 2021 05:27pm
Federal minister doesn’t know the difference between garlic and ginger, watch an English move quite a funny
Syed A. Mateen Dec 11, 2021 06:16pm
It is a good gesture. James Bond movies are liked by millions of people and no James Bond movie will ever become old even if it is watched after decades.
Murtaza Dec 11, 2021 06:37pm
Bond should be classed under fiction. These movies have a heavy dose of make believe.
Chrís Dăn Dec 11, 2021 09:26pm
@Rahim since when night pyjama sets are in our culture? Since centuries, a straight cotton pant which is called straight pajama is our culture. Men wearing shalwar Qameez like women is funny and just like doung day business in night pyjamas.
Raja Farhat Abbas Dec 12, 2021 01:47am
@Chrís Dăn ...Do some research and get educated, Shalwar(original trousers with a Cotton belt) and long shirt(Kameez) was worn by the ancient Parthian warriors designed for Horse riding.!
ENGR Hamid Shafiq Dec 13, 2021 01:13pm
@Chrís Dăn progress in lies speaking
Ping Han Dec 13, 2021 05:37pm
@Nasir He needs to loose some weight!