MARDAN: A ceremony was arranged at Mardan Press Club on Wednesday to observe the 10th death anniversary of legendary Pashto actor Badar Munir.

Eminent Pashto actors Asif Khan, Jameel Babar, Tariq Jamal, Bibi Sherina and Badar Munir Foundation president Javed Yousafzai and other artists attended the ceremony organised by Badar Munir Federation and Gold Art Council. Participants of the ceremony paid rich tributes to the late actor and offered Dua for him.

Jameel Babar said on the occasion that Badar Munir was a versatile actor and his work will be appreciated for ever. He said the death of Badar Munir was a big jolt for Pashto film industry. He said it is the responsibility of the government to take steps for revival of Pashto film industry and cinemas to keep the culture of Pakhtuns alive.

Tariq Jamal called upon the government to observe the death anniversary of Badar Munir on provincial level through the Culture Department. He said the Culture Department gets funds for promotion of culture and art, and it should spend these funds on people associated with showbiz.

A local emerging actor on the occasion presented famous dialogues from Badar Munir’s super hit movies Deedan, Bad Amala and Yousaf Khan Sher Bano. The local actor received great applause for his talent.

Asif Khan said that he had spent most of his life with Badar Munir and learnt a lot about acting from him. He said Badar Munir was a born actor and he had no replacement.

Badr Munir after ruling the Pashto film industry for four decades died on 10 October, 2008.

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