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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Atif Aslam honoured with own Dubai star

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LAHORE-Emaar, the developing group that has been responsible for much of Downtown Dubai, has added a star for Pakistani singer Atif Aslam at the Dubai “Walk of Fame”. Aslam was awarded for being the ‘Best Singer in Pakistan’ and the star shared the moment on his Instagram along with pictures of the engraved honour. Emulating the Hollywood Walk […]


62nd Children’s Literature Festival to be held tomorrow

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Islamabad:The two-day 62nd Children’s Literature Festival (CLF), a flagship program of civil society organization Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi (ITA), will be held on October 23 and 24 at Lok Virsa, Islamabad. The event will be open to all from 9 am to 4 pm on both the days. At least 70 sessions have been planned for CLF Islamabad […]


Veteran journalist remembered at KPC

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KARACHI: On a sombre October evening, journalists – old and young – academics, intellectuals, poets and thinkers, family members and loved ones gathered in the conference hall at the Karachi Press Club in remembrance of a friend, a teacher, a mentor departed. As those who knew him well, recalled tales of Abul Hasanat’s resilience, resolve, and courage, Hasanat sahib’s […]


Alvi wants e-textbooks introduced in the country

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LAHORE: President Dr Arif Alvi has underscored the need to introduce e-textbooks in the country to impart the latest knowledge to the youth. Addressing the concluding ceremony of the 33rd three-day annual conference of the Asian Association of Open Universities at a hotel on Wednesday, he said the world had changed due to revolution in […]


Festival to highlight Kalat’s historical importance kicked off

KHUZDAR: Balochistan Minister for Home and Tribal Affairs Mir Zia Ahmed Langove inaugurated the Kalat Festival on Saturday. Tribal chieftains, notables, students, government officials and people from different walks of life attended the ceremony at the Khan of Kalat Mir Ahmed Yar Khan Stadium. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Langove said that Kalat festival would […]


To, mother, with love

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KARACHI: How does it feel to be an artist of high merit and the son/daughter of a legendary artist? It’s a tricky subject to raise, because only that artist can give the answer to the question, and no creative person worth their salt can come up with a response that can make mortal souls empathise […]


Google remembers Pakistan’s chocolate hero

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KARACHI: Pakistan’s chocolate hero, Waheed Murad, was celebrated by a Google doodle on what would have been his 81st birthday. The doodle shows a dreamy Murad with a jacket flung on his shoulders looking on with a photograph of a woman in the background. According to Google, Murad’s blockbuster films electrified cinemagoers throughout the 1960s […]


‘Shaikh Ayaz’s Urdu verses have Sindh’s soul’

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KARACHI: Scholars shed light on the finer points of iconic Sindhi and Urdu poet Shaikh Ayaz’s poetry at a seminar titled Ayaz Hai Shair-i-Muhabbat organised by the Sindh Literature Festival (SLF) and the Arts Council on the council’s premises on Wednesday evening. But the highlight of the day was recitation of his poems by eminent […]


‘Contemporary Muslim artists are fascinating’

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KARACHI: Ethics is at the heart of contemporary Muslim artists’ works and to understand them we need to understand our times, said Prof Dr Jonas Otterbeck in his lecture on ‘Contemporary Muslim Artists and Creativity’ on Friday. The event was held in the multipurpose hall of the Centre for Innovation in Medical Studies at the […]


Mahira Khan set to represent Pakistan at Paris Fashion Week

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PARIS PR – After the historic representation of Pakistan at cinema’s grandest international film festival, the Cannes Film Festival in 2018, L’Oréal Paris Pakistan’s Spokesperson Mahira Khan is set to represent Pakistan and the brand at the prestigious Paris Fashion Week happening from 23rd September to 1st October 2019. L’Oréal Paris and Paris Fashion Week have had […]