ABDULLAH

THE FINAL WITNESS

By Hashim NADEEM

INTERNATIONAL MULTI GROUP OF COMPANIES - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2015

Film is based on an event taken place in Quetta . Pakistan which gained very much hype on international media. The incident clips are still floating by the name of Kharot abad killing. (plz see attached link). The story & plot of film has been adopted from the original inquiry & proceedings of court trial of incident in which 4 Russian & one Tajik was killed (including a pregnant woman) The film is totally shot on original locations where incident took place. The film medium is Urdu. (with english subtitles) its first pakistani film shot in Quetta. The subject is not yet covered by any other film in any language. The purpose of making ths film was to give answers to the Questions raised by international media specially Russia. The film is written produced & directed by Hashim Nadeem, a beaurocrate who was posted in Quetta when this incident took place.

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& Awards

Festival de Cannes 2015
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • PAKISTAN
    • Languages
    • HINDI
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Hashim NADEEM
    • Writer(s)
    • Hashim NADEEM
    • Producer(s)
    • Hashim NADEEM
    • Synopsis
    • Abdullah is based on a true incident which happened On May 17, 2011, a group of 4 Russian citizens and 1 Tajik, 3 women and 2 men had been travelling in a hired truck in Baluchistan. They had passed through several police checkpoints and even been searched, but as they approached another checkpoint in the Kharotabad neighborhood of Quetta, they exited the Truck and proceeded on foot. A previous security checkpoint near the Quetta airport had sent a message to the place they were now that five Chechen foreigners were approaching the Kharotabad checkpoint. The Frontier Corps soldiers and Baluchistan Police manning the Kharotabad checkpoint came to understand that they were about to be attacked by Chechen suicide bombers and acted accordingly. As the 5 travelers approached the checkpoint they were greeted with a volley of bullets and all fell to the ground. There was a long period during which no firing was done, and during which several of the victims were still alive and moving, including the two women who were seen holding hands. One of the injured women on the ground waved her arm and pleaded for mercy. It is during that time that TV crews and many officers arrived on the scene. Then another volley of bullets was fired at the group as they lay on the ground until no sign of life could be seen. This second volley of bullets was filmed and photographed by many members of the Press and by Pakistani TV crews. The corpses were then pulled away from each other with ropes tied around their wrists and ankles for it was feared that they wore suicide vests.

      I have tried to capture the story as close as to the actual event because I did had access to the related files and documents prepared by the authorities due to my civil service job which I was serving as Commissioner Quetta.
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