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Monthly Archives: October 2019

EXHIBITION: PATHWAYS TO ART

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A great deal of art and culture coming out of Pakistan is wrapped in politics and political concerns. The Wardha Shabbir’s first solo exhibition in London, — which opened at the Grosvenor Gallery in collaboration with Karachi’s Canvas Gallery — could be contextualised along the same lines was my first thought when I read the […]


‘Animation industry needs trained writers’

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KARACHI: Speakers at a seminar on the potential of animation in Pakistan organised by the Karachi Film Society (KFS) as part of the Pakistan Inter­national Film Festival (PiFF) 2019 have underlined the challenges that the country’s film industry is facing vis-à-vis animation. Asif Iqbal of Bridge Anim­ations said there are a few reasons that we […]


Art exhibition to show unity with Kashmiris held

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Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) and Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication (MoITT) in collaboration with Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA) organized an art exhibition ‘Giving a voice to the voiceless’ to show unity with the people of Occupied Kashmir here on Friday. Federal Minister of IT & Telecom Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, who […]


MPAs for protecting home-based workers’ rights

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KARACHI  – Women members of Sindh Assembly, representing treasury and opposition benches, here Friday pledged to unanimously support the cause of gender sensitivity, including provision for economic empowerment of women and excluded groups. Actively participating in a session organised by Home Net-Pakistan and UN Women to mark World Home Based Workers (HBW) Day they also committed to rise […]


Women’s sufferings in patriarchal society reflected in artworks

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KARACHI: A solo exhibition, titled ‘Unnatural Selection’, featuring artworks by Fatima Munir on the theme of women’s miseries in a patriarchal society, is being held at the Canvas Art Gallery. Commenting on her works on display, the 40-year-old artist says they deal with socio-political issues and how they have directly affected her life. “I have […]


Friends and colleagues fondly remember Abul Hasanat at CEJ

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Friends and colleagues gathered on Friday at the Centre for Excellence in Journalism at the Institute of Business Administration (CEJ-IBA), Karachi, to celebrate the life and journalistic achievements of veteran journalist Abul Hasanat, who passed away on October 5. Talking about the late journalist’s honesty and dedication and integrity at work, his former colleague, Shahzad […]


News consumers: speakers call for media literacy

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Keeping in view the spread of information from various sources including social and other media, the speakers at a training workshop stressed the need of media literacy for all news consumers in order to make them able to access and analyze information. The two-day workshop on Tools for Media Information Literacy (MIL) was organized by […]


Indian Occupied Kashmir: Pakistan hails US public hearing on human rights

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Pakistan Thursday welcomed the US House of Representatives Sub-Committee on Asia & the Pacific’s public hearing on human rights in South Asia with focus on the Indian-occupied Jammu and Kashmir. Welcoming the hearing, the Foreign Office said in a statement that the deliberations were mostly focused on the grave human rights and humanitarian situation in […]


Film-maker stirs #MeToo debate with rape allegation

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ISLAMABAD: Film­-maker Jamshed Mahmood Raza has added new momentum to the country’s fledgling #MeToo movement after airing the allegation that he was raped by an unnamed media tycoon. The director, who is popularly known as Jami, rocked Pakistan’s social media over the weekend after he published several tweets describing the alleged assault that happened 13 […]


TikTok user incurs social media wrath for FO video

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ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office, the nerve centre of diplomatic activities, was in the spotlight on the web on Wednesday when a TikTok user’s video posing in one of its boardrooms went viral. TikTok app user Hareem Shah can be seen in the video clip sitting at the head of the table in the boardroom located […]


16 countries artists to showcase their talent at Karachi Biennale

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KARACHI-Showcasing artists from 16 countries, Second Karachi Biennale will be a citywide public art exhibition under the thematic Flight Interrupted: Eco-Leaks from the invasion desk. As Pakistan’s largest international contemporary art event it recognises environmental emergency as the defining issue of our times. The theme refers to the disappearance of low flying birds of Karachi […]


Kashmir issue: Fakhar terms Indian media’s coverage a travesty of professional journalism

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The Indian media is biased in reporting on Kashmir issue which shows its complicity with Hindutva hardliners, especially after abrogation of the Articles 370 and 35-A in the Indian-occupied Kashmir. This was the opinion of speakers at the seminar ‘Post 5 August Reporting of Kashmir Issue with Special Reference to Indian Media,’ which was organised […]


Hareem Shah’s TikTok video in govt office goes viral

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LAHORE – The internet is on fire with Tik Tok star Hareem Shah Videos from the conference room at Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA). The Foreign Affairs ministry has taken notice and initiated an inquiry into the incident. In one of the pictures that were shared on twitter, Hareem Shah was seen sitting on prime minister’s […]


Sindh information minister slams Centre’s ‘unannounced restrictions’ on the media

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KARACHI: Sindh Information Minister Saeed Ghani on Tuesday condemned what he described as “unannounced restrictions on the media” and attributed the financial crisis being faced by the media to the “failed” policies of the federal government. Mr Ghani was speaking to journalists at Karachi Press Club in its ‘Meet The Press’ programme. “Bans are slapped […]