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Crafters Expo showcases handicraft ‘made in Pakistan’

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KARACHI: With 130 participants displaying their handiwork, Crafters Expo was rich in its exhibit of handicrafts and other artistic products, ‘Made in Pakistan.’ The event was held at Royale Rodale, Karachi on Sunday, December 1, 2019 and was an all-inclusive affair which hoped to encourage creativity as a way of channelling positive energy. “In a country […]


Call for preserving Pakistani arts, culture

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Islamabad: Federal Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training and National History and Literary Heritage Shafqat Mehmood on Thursday stressed the need to highlight the importance of the arts and culture of Pakistan and preserve the country’s rich historical and cultural heritage. He was addressing a ceremony after inaugurating the ‘International Conference and Exhibition on […]


Islamabad Art Festival 2019 in full swing

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Islamabad: The first-ever International Islamabad Art Festival 2019 (IAF-19) was in full swing in the federal capital, aims at celebrating diversity and creativity in all forms of visual and performing arts. On day eight of 13-day long festival, various cultural programmes was held at various locations in federal capital. President Islamabad Art Festival, Jamal Shah […]


AGAHI Awards-2019 Recognizes 47 Journalists For Excellence

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AGAHI Awards-2019 – Pakistan’s prestigious and most-sought after journalism recognition – has recognized 47 journalists for media excellence and ethics. The AGAHI Awards in its seventh year received thousands of submissions in more than 40 categories from across Pakistan, a press release said. A jury of national and international experts, development specialists, academicians and media […]


Thousands throng charity bazaar on Sunday

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ISLAMABAD: Thousands thronged the charity bazaar on Sunday held under the aegis of Pakistan Foreign Office Women’s Association (PFOWA). The hallmark of the bazaar, as usual, was the presence of various foreign missions that established their stalls. At the stalls, the foreign missions displayed various items depicting lifestyle, culture and traditions of their respective countries. Besides, the event […]


Pak-Japan fusion enthrals audience at art festival

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ISLAMABAD-The Embassy of Japan in collaboration with the Islamabad Art Festival 2019 organized a joint music performance of Pakistani and Japanese artistes titled “NIHON Cultural Performance” at the auditorium of Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) here on Sunday. The Japanese musicians known as ‘The Trio Zipang’ where Takanabe is a percussionist; Tabata is […]


Seven Vertical Miles wins Dawn-DW top film prize

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KARACHI: A short documentary about a coalmine in Balochistan titled Seven Vertical Miles made by Ali Haider, Ali Baloch, Hassan Zia and Zeeshan Haider won the first prize of the ‘It Only Happens in Pakistan video story contest 2019’ organised by Dawn.Com and Deutsche Welle (DW) at a local hotel on Saturday. This year the […]


Mellifluous confluence of poetry and music

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KARACHI: What do the names of Hafiz, Rumi, Faiz and Farough Farrokhzad bring to mind? Pure, unadulterated poetry. Imagine their poems being set to music by four musicians of exceptional talent — musicians who are known to play jazz at that. Isn’t it beautifully unique! It happened on Thursday evening at the Arts Council when […]


International Writers Conference Held At Islamabad Art Festival

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ISLAMABAD:A day-long International Writers Conference was held here at Sir Syed Memorial Complex organized by Pakistani Branch of the Writers Union of Africa, Asia and Latin America in collaboration with Islamabad Art Festival 2019 and Progress Writers Association Pakistan. Eminent international writers and scholars attended the conference including Dr. Helmi Al Hadidi, Head of the Afro-Asian Peoples’ Solidarity Organization (AAPSO), Cairo Film Festival President Cherif El-Shoubashi, Director General National Language […]


12th Aalmi Urdu Conference to commence in Karachi next month

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With the aim of celebrating the national language, the 12th edition of Aalmi Urdu Conference (International Urdu Conference) is coming to the city of lights in December. Initiated in 2008, the conference focuses on Urdu literature, poetry, prose and plays, and just like previous years, it will be a four-day event that will showcase a […]


Artists in Swat vow to stick to profession despite odds

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MINGORA: Despite recent violence against female singers and dancers in Swat, the local artists have vowed to stick to their profession of entertaining people by singing and dancing. Presently, over 25 families associated with singing and dancing live in Banr area of Swat. The artists said that singing and dancing was their profession and source […]


Master artisans, craftspeople attract visitors to Lok Mela

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ISLAMABAD: Cooler temperatures, weekends and the insatiable hunger of the residents of the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi to find entertainment opportunities were fulfilled by venerable “Lok Mela”  at the Lok Vrisa with hundreds of visitors, both young and old, frequenting. The 10-day festival is featuring cultural performers, artisans and chefs from all parts of […]


Napa’s Young Directors’ Fest from 16th

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KARACHI: The National Academy of Performing Arts’ (Napa) Young Directors’ Theatre Festival will be held from Nov 16 to Dec 1, announced the artistic director of the Napa Repertory Theatre, Zain Ahmed, at a press conference on Wednesday evening. Mr Ahmed said the aim of the fest is to give opportunity to the young graduates […]


Arts council revitalised to facilitate more audience: CM

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KARACHI – The Arts Council of Pakistan has been revitalised — external areas have been improved and urban space enhanced with soft and hard landscape to facilitate much more audience as compared to the past, says Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah. Speaking at the launch of urban spaces being revitalised at the Arts […]