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Adab Festival to begin at Karachi Arts Council on January 31

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The second Adab Festival will start from January 31, 2020 at Pakistan Arts Council Karachi. This three-day Adab Festival is a new Silk Route through which traditions, ideas, literature and the arts and their luscious fruit can travel and enter the hearts of people in every part of Pakistan and the world, Ameen Saiyid, founder […]


Federal govt stops release of Zindagi Tamasha

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LAHORE: The Punjab government has stopped the release of Sarmad Khoosat’s upcoming film Zindagi Tamasha and formed a committee to review the movie. The film, written by Nirmal Bano, a fresh graduate from NCA, was set to release on January 24, 2020. Directed and co-produced by Sarmad Khoosat along with his sister Kanwal Khoosat, Zindagi […]


Napa’s laughter fest from Jan 9 to 26

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KARACHI: The National Academy of Performing Arts’ (Napa) annual Karachi Laughter Festival will be held from Jan 9 to 26, it was announced at a press conference on Monday evening. This year, the event will showcase three plays, each staged for four days, from Thursday to Sunday. The first that will be put up on […]


Entertainment tax on cinemas from Feb 1st

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MULTAN (APP): Excise, Taxation and Narcotics department has sent suggestions to the provincial government for imposition of entertainment tax on cinemas. Director Excise and Taxation, Abdullah Khan told APP here on Sunday the Excise department Punjab had sought suggestions about entertainment tax. He said the film association was demanding five percent tax and five years […]


Exhibition on Quaid-e-Azam continues at PNCA

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ISLAMABAD: A week long exhibition to pay tribute to the Father of Nation Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah continue to attract the visitors of twin cities at Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA). Portraits of Quaid-i-Azam that were collected from different organisation of Pakistan are displayed in this exhibition. The Exhibition was aimed to pay homage […]


Google honours singer Iqbal Bano

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KARACHI: Google honoured acclaimed singer Iqbal Bano with her very own Google Doodle on what would have been her 81st birthday. The illustration, designed by Karachi-based guest artist Samya Arif, celebrates the singer famous for her rendition of ghazal, nazm and various classical forms, as well as music for film and patriotic songs. She passed […]


Thar Foundation organises science festival

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Continuing the mission to make quality education accessible for all, the Thar Foundation in collaboration with Pakistan Space Science Education Centre organised a science festival in New Senhri Dars, Jeewan Das campus, some 70 kilometres away from Mithi. Thar’s 1st Maker & Science Expo is the culmination of a three-phased training through hands-on science and […]


Golden era of television remembered at launch of book on documentaries

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Among all the productions for television viewers, which include dramas, news, current affairs shows and musical programmes, the art of television documentary is arguably the most challenging, as it takes a lot of hard work, knowledge and insight to produce a good documentary. This view was echoed on Saturday night by academics and multiple television […]


Children carnival at Arts Council today

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KARACHI – A carnival, dedicated to children from marginalized sections of the society, is being organized on Saturday at the premises of Karachi Arts Council. Hundreds of these kids currently enrolled in over 150 different schools, scattered across Sindh, mainly in its remote areas, under the management of The Green Crescent Trust (GCT), are expected […]


First-ever craftsmen fair begins at Sindh Museum

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HYDERABAD: A first-ever ‘hunarmand melo’ (craftsmen fair) under the aegis of Sindh Indigenous Traditional Crafts Company (Sitco) began at Sindh Museum here on Friday to bring famous handicrafts — identity of Sindh — of different artisans under one umbrella to promote the province’s traditional handmade products and clothing. “If it picks up momentum, we will […]


Human rights Film festival concludes

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Islamabad: The 5th edition of the ‘Human Rights Reel — Film Festival’ concluded with the marking the Human Rights Day (HRD) in Islamabad. The closing ceremony of the festival and commemoration of the HRD was co-organised by the Embassy of Switzerland and United Nations in Pakistan. The theme of this year’s HRD was ‘Youth Standing […]


Exhibition: ‘My Land, My People’ opens at PNCA

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA) on Wednesday exhibited breathtaking photographs captured by the youth of Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan to highlight the landscape and cultural heritage of the beautiful northern region. The Special Communications Organisation in collaboration with the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication organised the photography exhibition […]


A labour of love: Preserving a bygone artistic era

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KARACHI: It was the year 1989 when Romano Karim Yusuf, an art enthusiast, saw some captivating family portraits at his friend’s place. Completely mesmerised with the life-like paintings, Romano inquired from his friend about them and learned that they were the works of ‘Uncle Hal.’ “I was very young, but it sparked my interest and I […]


Bonfires light up Kailash winter festival

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PESHAWAR:The remote Kailash tribes of upper Chitral celebrated their winter festival — Chawmoss — with religious zeal. Children of the tribes collected twigs and branches of pine trees as they participated in bonfire and smoke competitions on Tuesday. Some tourists are braving the freezing cold and snow to venture to the remote valleys to witness […]