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A complete list of Pakistani cinemas from all divisions/districts. The main source is Statistic Division - Government of Pakistan and the data has been collected from Divisional Directorates of Excise and Taxation of Punjab, Sindh, NWFP and Balochistan as well as the Cantonment Boards of all the four provinces (exclusive Azad Kashmir and Northern Areas).

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Only 139 cinemas left in 2007
According to the latest statistic on April 9, 2007, there are only 139 cinemas left in Pakistan.
70 cinemas in Punjab, 54 in Sindh/Balochistan and 15 in Sarhad (NFWP).

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According to the Urdu Daily Khabrain Online from August 24, 2006, there are only 175 cinemas
left in 2006. 51 cities and towns are without any single cinema house, Jhelum, Qasoor, Khaniwal,
Mianwali and Muzafar Garh are some of these cities.
The cinema crises began in the 90s and was worst since 2001. There were more than 750 cinemas
in Pakistan until the 80s.
175 cinema in Pakistan
Pakistan Cinemas 537 535 503 493 471 457 433 408
139
Province/Divisin/District 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2007
Punjab Cinemas 316 314 308 302 293 288 277 266
70
1. Lahore 67 65 65 65 62 62 56 56 ?
Lahore 39 38 38 38 37 37 35 36 ?
Shekhupura 16 16 16 16 15 15 12 11 ?
Kasur 4 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 ?
Okara 8 8 8 8 6 6 5 5 ?
2. Faisalabad 42 42 38 38 37 38 38 34 ?
Faisalabad 27 27 23 23 21 25 26 24 ?
Toba Tek Singh 7 7 7 7 8 5 5 5 ?
Jhang 8 8 8 8 8 8 7 5 ?
3. Rawalpindi 25 25 26 26 23 21 20 18 ?
Rawalpindi 17 17 18 18 17 16 16 14 ?
Attock 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 ?
Chakwal 3 3 3 3 3 2 1 1 ?
4. Multan 56 56 53 50 50 47 46 39 ?
Multan 24 24 23 23 23 20 20 17 ?
Vehari 6 6 6 6 6 6 5 5 ?
Khanewal 9 9 7 7 7 7 7 7 ?
Sahiwal 6 6 9 8 8 8 8 4 ?
Pakpattan 9 9 6 4 4 4 4 4 ?
Lodhran 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 ?
5. Gujranwala 61 61 60 59 58 64 66 69 ?
Gujranwala 25 25 25 25 25 29 31 31 ?
Sialkot 12 12 13 13 13 13 13 15 ?
Gujrat 17 17 15 15 14 16 17 17 ?
Norowal 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 ?
Mandi Bahauddin 3 3 4 4 4 3 2 3 ?
Hafizabad 3 3 4 4 4 3 2 3 ?
6. Sargodha 17 17 16 15 15 15 14 12 ?
Sargodha 10 10 10 9 9 9 9 9 ?
Mianwali 2 2 1 1 2 2 2 1 ?
Khushab 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 0 ?
Bhakkar 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 ?
7. Bahawalpur 30 30 31 30 29 29 27 27 ?
Bahawalpur 10 10 12 12 11 11 10 10 ?
Bahawalnagar 8 8 7 6 6 6 5 5 ?
Rahim Yar Khan 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 ?
8. Dera Ghazi Khan 18 18 19 19 19 12 10 11 ?
Dera Ghazi Khan 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 ?
Rajanpur 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 ?
Muzaffar Garh 7 7 7 7 7 3 3 3 ?
Layyah 4 4 5 5 5 3 1 2 ?
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Sindh Cinemas 165 165 141 137 124 114 102 89
54
1. Karachi 57 57 57 57 53 46 45 43 34
Karachi 57 57 57 57 53 46 45 43 ?
2. Hyderabad 35 35 27 27 23 22 19 13 ?
Hyderabad 21 21 19 19 16 15 15 9 ?
Badin 4 4 2 2 2 2 0 0 ?
Dadu 7 7 3 3 2 2 3 3 ?
Thatta 3 3 3 3 3 3 1 1 ?
3. Sukkur 27 27 24 20 17 18 10 9 ?
Sukkur 12 12 11 9 7 8 4 3 ?
Khairpur 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 ?
Nawab Shah 4 4 4 3 2 2 2 2 ?
Naushahro Feroz 9 9 7 6 6 6 2 2 ?
4. Larkana 21 21 11 11 9 6 6 5 ?
Shikarpur 3 3 2 2 4 0 0 0 ?
Jacobabad 8 8 5 5 2 2 2 1 ?
Larkana 10 10 4 4 3 4 4 4 ?
5. Mir pur Khas 25 25 22 22 22 22 22 19 ?
Mirpur Khas 10 10 8 8 8 8 8 5 ?
Tharparkar 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 ?
Sanghar 7 7 6 6 6 6 6 6 ?
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Sarhad Cinemas 36 36 34 34 35 35 35 36
15
1. Peshawar 17 17 17 17 17 15 16 15 ?
Peshawar 14 14 14 14 14 13 13 12 ?
Nowshera 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 3 ?
Charsadda 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ?
2. Mardan 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 ?
Mardan 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 ?
Swabi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ?
3. Kohat 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 ?
Kohat 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 ?
Karak 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ?
4. Dera Ismael Khan 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 ?
Dera Ismael Khan 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 ?
Tank 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 ?
5. Bannu 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 3 ?
Bannu 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 3 ?
Lakki Marwat 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ?
6. Hazara 6 6 5 5 5 7 6 6 ?
Abbottabad 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 ?
Haripur 4 4 3 3 3 4 4 4 ?
7. Mansehra 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 ?
Mansehra 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 ?
Batagram 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ?
Kohistan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ?
8. Malakand 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 ?
Sawat 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 ?
Dir 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ?
Chitral 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ?
Buner 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ?
?
Balochistan 16 16 16 16 15 16 15 15
?
1. Quetta 7 7 7 7 8 8 8 8 ?
Quetta 7 7 7 7 8 8 8 8 ?
Pishin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ?
2. Zhob 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 ?
Zhob 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ?
Laralai 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 ?
3. Sibi 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 2 ?
Sibi 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 2 ?
Dera Bugti 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ?
Kholu 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ?
4. Kalat 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 1 ?
Lasbela 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 1 ?
Kalat 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ?
Khuzdar 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ?
Chaghi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ?
Kharan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ?
Mastung 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ?
Awaran 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ?
5. Makran 4 4 4 4 2 3 3 3 ?
Gwadar 3 3 3 3 1 2 2 2 ?
Kech 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 ?
Panjgur 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ?
6. Nasirabad 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 ?
Nasirabad 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 ?
Bolan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ?
Jhal Magsi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ?
Kachhi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ?
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Islamabad 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 2
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Islamabad 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 2 ?
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Azad Kashmir
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Mirpur ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
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Gilgat ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
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Pakistan Cinemas 537 535 503 493 471 457 433 408
139
  1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2007

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