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Daily Archives: July 29, 2019

Indus Blues heads to Mosaic International South Asian Film Festival

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Jawad Sharif’s award-winning documentary film, Indus Blues, has been making waves for quite some time. The documentary, which explores the struggle of Pakistani folk artists trying to keep a fading art form alive, is all set to have its Ontario premiere next month at the Mosaic International South Asian Film Festival (MISAFF). Jawad Sharif took […]


Ode to the lost art of news calligraphy

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KARACHI: Once upon a time, there were no computers in the newsrooms; there were calligraphers. In an interview with Dawn, 67-year-old Ghulam Mohiuddin shared that he started his career as a katib at Hurriyat. He was just 15 at the time. “By the time I was 17 or 18, the senior calligraphers in the newsroom were upset […]


‘Buray Phansay’ wins short film competition

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LAHORE  –    The final event of the STARZPLAY Short Film Competition (SSFC) took place last night where the 10 shortlisted films were shown to a panel of judges and a live audience at Cinepax. “BurayPhansay”, a comedy about two friends who find a bag of money, won the competition after deliberations by the jury of […]


Capital residents urged to join hands for environmental protection

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ISLAMABAD   –   In a bid to make the capital a plastic pollution-free city, Minister of State for Climate Change Zartaj Gul on Sunday urged all stakeholders to join hands to make the environment-friendly steps of the government successful. Zartaj Gul said that reducing air pollution was one of the top priorities of the Ministry’s strategic […]


‘Govt defending Daily Mail story proves it’s involved’

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb on Sunday said prime minister’s aide Shahzad Akbar responding to her party president Shehbaz Sharif’s legal action against Daily Mail for its “defamatory” story against him clearly indicated that the government was behind the report published in the British publication. “Why is the government incensed by Shehbaz’s sending […]


Firdous condoles death of journalist

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Special Assistant to Prime Minister on information and Broadcasting, Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan expressed her deep sorrow and grief over the sad demise of Mushtaq Ali Kamboh, a Hub-based (Baluchistan) senior journalist, associated with Jang and Geo who passed away in Karachi on Sunday at a local hospital after a brief illness. She lauded the […]


‘Digital policy should be backed by proper budget allocation’

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KARACHI: Discussing how digital technologies are transforming developing economies and the way forward for Pakistan, speakers at a symposium held on Saturday at a local hotel urged the government to allocate appropriate budgetary allocation to implement its digital policy. The speakers at the 14th symposium of the Pakistan Academy of Engineering titled ‘Preparing for our […]