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New book on Qandeel Baloch to release on May 10

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KARACHI: A new book on the life of Qandeel Baloch titled ‘The Sensational Life & Death of Qandeel Baloch’ by journalist Sanam Maher will hit the shelves on May 10. One of the most anticipated works of the year, the book covers the life of social media model Fauzia Azeem aka Qandeel Baloch, who was […]


Cinema of resistance

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If you want to learn how to challenge authoritarianism with creativity, film directors and writers during post-WWII Europe can serve as role models. Be it Gunter Grass and Milan Kundera in terms of writing novels or Andrzej Wajda and Milos Forman through filmmaking, there is an impressive array of geniuses who have produced great works […]


‘Reading habit key to personality development’

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LAHORE: Punjab University Department of Information Management and PU Library jointly organised a seminar on the role of reading in personality development to mark World Book and Copyright Day at Al-Raazi Hall on Friday. Punjab Commission on Women Chairperson Dr Fauzia Waqar, Oriental College Principal Dr Muhammad Fakharul Haq Noori, Department of Information Management Chairperson […]


Pakistan Artists Convention- seeking promotion of arts to fight extremism

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70 per cent of the population in Pakistan has no access to cinemas and that is one of the main reasons of the downfall of film industry in the country. Cinema revival was one of the main component of recently held first-ever Pakistan Artists Convention at Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA). The aim […]


First Karachi Art Festival celebrated in city

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With an objective to bring art into the public domain, the two-day Karachi Art Festival (KAF) concluded on Sunday. The festival provided accessible platforms for art interactivity. The programme encompassed art discourse attended by art critics, historians, collectors and curators and the general public. Tauqeer Muhajir, editor of Nigaah stressed that by actively encouraging social […]


Strings release music video of Urr Jaoon

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KARACHI-After the success of the release of their first single earlier in March, Sajni, Strings revealed their much-anticipated second single from the album “30” titled Urr Jaoon. The melodious Urr Jaoon features Bilal Maqsood’s soothing vocals cushioned in the quintessential Strings pop-rock sound. Penned by Maqsood, the experience of Urr Jaaon is personal and heavy […]


Google honours Nadia on her 53rd birth anniversary

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LAHORE:-Google on Tuesday dedicated its doodle to mark the 53rd birth anniversary of Pakistan’s pop queen singer Nadia Hassan.  In the past Google had likewise paid tribute to Nusrat Fateh Ali khan, Abdul Sattar Edhi, Noor Jehan and numerous others. Nadia Hassan was born on 3rd April, 1965. She came into the spotlight through Pakistan […]


Asim Abbasi bags Best Director award for ‘Cake’ at UK Asian Film Festival

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KARACHI: Asim Abbasi’s upcoming directional Cake has garnered a lot of attention even before its release in Pakistan, especially after the world premiere held at Leicester Square in London. Many have been anticipating the release of the film in Pakistan ever so eagerly and to add to the flurry, Abbasi has gone and bagged the […]


Shazia Khushk sings for clean water

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KARACHI: To highlight the lack of clean water on World Water Day, folksinger Shazia Khushk performed in front of the Karachi Press Club on Thursday, demanding that a law be enacted to protect the Indus River from contamination. After enthralling her captive audience with rendition of tradition Sindhi folk songs, she addressed the media and […]


Haseena Moin addresses television’s biggest issues

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Veteran playwright and the writer behind classic TV serials Uncle Urfi, Kiran Kahani, Ankahi, Tanhayyan and Dhoop Kinaray, Haseena Moin made a startling revelation during her interview in the See It Be It program by Cannes Lions at a local hotel in Karachi. She revealed that she doesn’t watch television dramas by choice. The writer […]


Chalay Thay Saath to screen in Hong Kong on March 20

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With over ten years post cinema revival, Pakistani films have begun to make a mark internationally. Several films have been screened in multiple countries (Rahm, Lala Begum, Janaan, etc.) in recent past while this year’s Parchi was the first film to release in Saudi Arabia. The most recent example in this regard is Cake that […]


Pakistan is ready for change: Mahira Khan

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An unapologetic rebel in her choices, Mahira Khan represents a new generation of Pakistani women. The 33-year-old’s latest offering Verna released in November last year, after its fair share of controversies and bans. The film – which followed the story of a rape victim her quest for revenge – proved to be a bold condemnation […]


Anger over ‘Blackface’ on TV

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Islamabad – Social media users in Pakistan have reacted with outrage after a popular morning TV show darkened fair-skinned models’ faces and asked contestants to “transform” them into beautiful brides, reported BBC on Friday. The show Jago Pakistan Jago asked contestants on Wednesday to demonstrate bridal makeup looks for darker skin. However, the use of […]


Mahira bags award at UK Asian Film Fest

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LAHORE-Mahira Khan has done it again! She has bagged the award at Asian Film festival in London for her contribution to film and activism at the opening ceremony. On the occasion, the Raees actor gave a short speech and dedicated the award to her son, Azlan. “Thank you, I’m going to keep it short. I […]