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‘Flight 420’ brings laughter to terror-stricken Islamabad

The play ‘Flight 420’ on Thursday brought much awaited laughter to the capital facing terrorism with social and recreational activities at its lowest ebb.

“Flight 420”, the latest play of Kopy Kat Productions, staged at Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) auditorium, is produced by Dawar Mehmood and directed by Shafqat Khan.

Many of the youngsters opined that ‘Flight 420’ failed to spinning them in fits of laughter as ‘Kopy Kat Productions’ did through their other plays like ‘Come Again’ and ‘Accidental Death of an Anarchist’.

“It is because the play is an adopted version of a classic comic farce ‘Boeing-Boeing’ from French playwright Marc Camoletti that rocked the 60s with laughter. Its story quite resembles with an Indian movie ‘Garam Masala”, said Ahmed Ibraheem, a student.

His fellow Ahmed Bhatti said it was not an unexpected comedy, whereas public demands fresh stuff for entertainment. He said in present panic-ridden situation and that too in a lifeless city of Islamabad, the play was nevertheless a welcome effort.

The curtain raised with the Jigs (Shafqat Khan) dialogue, “My grandma gave that ring to my mother who presented it to me and I would offer it to my fiancée”. Jigs, the main character of ‘Flight 420’ performed his character fantastically well.

Mr Jigs flirts with three girls who work as airhostess in different airlines and presents his ring to them as his fiancée. He also betrays his real fiancée saying, “He had great love for her”.

‘Flight 420’ will continue to be staged at the PNCA auditorium till November 2.\10\30\story_30-10-2009_pg11_8

2 thoughts on “‘Flight 420’ brings laughter to terror-stricken Islamabad”

  1. Dr Aqeela Says:

    Dear FRIENDS can anybody give me some idea regarding that

    I appealed for student visa against ECO decision from Pakistan last year fortunately , fortunately I won then few days later I received only call from BHC Islamabad on 15 June 2009 and they instructed me to submit my passport including my fresh admission letters at Gerry’s Karachi. But they did not tell me how long I have a time to submit my pasport including fresh admiion letters at Gerry’s Karachi. Since then I have tried to contact BHC Islamalabad and Gerys Krachi but no one replied for that my question yet.

    My question are :

    1. How long I have a time to submit my passport including fresh admission letters at Gerry’s Karachi? because I have missed one session of admission of September Intake 2009 but now I have chance to take admission for January session 2010 . Am I still eligible to submit my passport and get a visa?

    2. How can i obtain letter of success appeal from BHC islamabad because they said me that they had sent me that letter but I had not received that letter? so pls guide me how to obtain that letter again?

    Your Prompt reply will highly be appreciated and look forward to hearing from you soon.

    1. @Dr Aqeela,

      salam dear,

      as you have missed your current session , you have to obtain a new letter for January and then resubmit your passport.

      when did they say , they have posted you that letter?

      Keep emailing BHC visa section and give them your current address as they perhaps don’t have your correct address and explain them in brief that how you have missed your current session due to the call letter and now you have one for January.

      i hope this will help.

      kind regards


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