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Book fair concludes

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KARACHI- The 15th International Book Fair came to a successful end on Monday as students from private and government educational institutions, literary people and  Karachities  joined in huge number. The international Book Fair Event kicked-off on Thursday, 5t December, which was inaugurated by the Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah. The event was organised by Pakistan’ […]


Karachi International Book Fair ends today

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KARACHI:Scores of people from all walks of life attended the 15th International Book Fair yesterday (Sunday), as the event neared its end, scheduled to conclude today (Monday). Attending the fair, Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan leader Khawaja Izharul Hassan reflected that the provincial and the federal government need to extend support for organising such events, adding that […]


Three luminaries honoured as Urdu Conference closes

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Three respected literary personalities were presented life-time achievement awards on the last day of the 12th International Urdu Conference on Sunday. The award recipients, who were chosen by the office-bearers of the Arts Council, were Iftikhar Arif, Asad Muhammad Khan and Amar Jalil. Arif is considered one of the most important living poets of Urdu, […]


Anwar Maqsood brings the curtain down on Urdu Conference

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KARACHI: The four-day 12th International Urdu Conference rose to its crescendo at the Arts Council here on Sunday with Anwar Maqsood doing the honours at the concluding session in front of a capacity audience that comprised the literati, the glitterati and people from across the city. While keeping in line with the larger theme of […]


Urdu Conference discusses state of Sindhi and Punjabi literature

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A number of sessions were held on the third day of the 12th International Urdu Conference on Saturday, including talks on Sindhi and Punjabi literature. Speakers in the session on Sindhi literature included Mumtaz Bukhari, Mazhar Jamil, Noorul Huda Shah and others. Dr Qasim Rajpar moderated the session. The speakers were of the view that […]


International book fair attracts more visitors on weekend

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The 15th Karachi International Book Fair (KBIF) continued for the third day on Saturday. Students, youngsters and citizens came in a large number and availed discount on books available at different stalls. Chairman PEMRA Muhammad Saleem Baig, Chairman National Book Foundation Dr Inam-ul-Haq and Muttahida Qaumi Movement leader Ameen-ul-Haq visited the book fair. Notable personalities, […]


Punjabi reigns supreme at Urdu Conference

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KARACHI: It was Punjabi that clearly ruled the third day of the 12th International Urdu Conference here on Saturday, with Mohammed Hanif and Naeem Bukhari sharing the honours in an even split. Indeed, there were many a cerebral session during the day, like, for instance, those on Contemporary Urdu Fiction and Critical Overview of Pakistani […]


Many answer the call of Urdu as it’s time again to cherish literature

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For the past many years in Pakistan, we have not produced a single body of work which could stand out in any field of social sciences. There are, obviously, noted social scientists in Pakistan who are doing their bit but how could we deny the fact that no discipline of social sciences ever progressed in […]


‘Poetry & stories cannot be penned when one is gasping for breath’

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KARACHI: The 12th International Urdu Conference began at the Arts Council here on Thursday evening with two intellectually stimulating and thought-provoking keynote addresses. Poet and secretary general of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan Harris Khalique delivered an impassioned speech. He said the age we live in is faced with two great crises: one relates […]


Sharmeen launches ninth animated short film from ‘AAGAHI’

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LAHORE-SOC Films has released the ninth animated short film from the series “AAGAHI” focusing on the topic of sexual harassment. AAGAHI is a public service campaign, which aims to educate women about their legal rights in Pakistan. In Pakistan, the National Commission on the Status of Women found that almost 50 per cent of women […]


Four-day international Urdu conference opens tomorrow

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KARACHI: The 12th International Urdu Conference organised by the Arts Council of Pakistan Karachi will begin on Dec 5 and conclude on Dec 8. Talking to the media on Tuesday, president of the council Ahmed Shah said in 2008 the conference was incepted. It’s a one-of-a-kind event where discussions on poetry, film, fiction, children’s literature, […]


Karachi International Book Fair begins tomorrow

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KARACHI: The 15th Karachi International Book Fair, which will take place from Dec 5 to Dec 9 at Expo Centre halls 1, 2 and 3, will bring together 200 publishers and booksellers from Pakistan and 36 from the rest of the world. This was announced at a press conference at a hotel here on Tuesday. […]