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    The 2nd Pakistan Film Festival New York is taking place on July 7-8

    Pakistan's biggest stars are headed to New York next weekend to attend the second edition of the Pakistan Film Festival!Organised by Pakistan’s Mission to the UN headed by ambassador Maleeha Lodhi, PFFNY will screen Pakistani films including Na Band Na Baraati, Punjab Nahi Jaongi, Cake, Verna, 7 Din Mohabbat In, Parchi and Lala Begum at the UN for an audience that includes diplomats from 193 countries.
    So which celebs are going? Organisers say Mahira Khan, Mikaal Zulfiqar, Sheharyar Munawar, Aamina Sheikh, Hareem Farooqi, Zeb Bangash, Mehwish Hayat, Mehreen Jabbar and Nadeem Beyg are expected to attend.
    The stars with Pakistan's ambassador to the UN, Maleeha Lodhi, at the first Pakistan Film Festival New York in December 2016
    Oscar-winning filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy will also speak at a special segment titled ‘Beyond the Oscars’, where she will discuss her projects in the context of the challenges faced by Pakistan’s film industry.
    The festival will be followed by a reception on 9 June at the United Nations where Ambassadors, UN officials and media representatives accredited to the UN will be invited, as well as members of the Pakistani diaspora.
    “All the dynamism and diversity found in our films will be on display in the movies that will be shown during this Festival”, Ambassador Lodhi said, and hoped that this edition would prove to be as successful as the first one.

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