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Napa festival kicks off with Hashr’s Mureed-i-Shak

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One of the recurring themes in William Shakespeare’s plays is that of jealousy caused by unfounded misgivings or doubts. Othello is a cogent example. In The Winter’s Tale, the situation is a bit different and the treatment of the subject quirkier. Agha Hashr Kashmiri’s Urdu adaptation of The Winter’s Tale, titled Mureed-i-Shak, is thought to […]


Indus Blues to screen at Copenhagen International Documentary Festival

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After having multiple screenings at various international festivals and winning accolades at different platforms, Jawad Sharif’s documentary film Indus Blues had its premiere in Pakistan earlier this month at the 10th edition of Karachi Literature Festival. The good news is that the documentary has now been officially selected for screening at the CPH:DOX, Copenhagen International […]


Court reserves order on plea seeking details of govt ads

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KARACHI: An accountability court on Wednesday reserved its order on an application seeking direction for the National Accou­ntability Bureau to submit three-year details of the government advertisements allegedly illegally awarded from 2013 onwards. Accountability court-I Judge Rashida Asad rese­rved her verdict to be pronounced on March 20 on an application moved by an accused, Mansoor […]


Senate body fears cyber-attack from India

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ISLAMABAD: Members of the Senate Standing Committee on Information Technology (IT) have expressed fear that India may resort to hacking key websites of Pakistan and urged the IT ministry to take precautionary measures in this regard. The Senate standing committee held its session on Wednesday with Senator Rubina Khalid in the chair. During the session, Senator […]


NAPA International Performing Arts Festival kicked off yesterday

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The National Academy of Performing Arts (NAPA) is certainly one of the key institutions that are working to promote theatre in Pakistan; it has not only produced some brilliant artists but also regularly hosts events and festivals featuring stage plays and other music and dance performances. One such event is the international theatre and music […]


NA committee stops state-run TV MD from working

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ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Information, Broadcasting, National History and Literary Heritage Tuesday expressed its displeasure over the absence of managing director of the state-run Pakistan Television from its meeting. The committee met here under the chairmanship of MNA Mian Javed Latif here at Committee Room of Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV) Headquarters. At […]


PML-N questions logic behind establishing PMRA

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakis­tan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has questioned the logic behind establishing the Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority (PMRA). During a meeting of the National Assembly Stan­ding Committee on Infor­mation, Broadcasting, Nat­io­nal Heritage and Literary Heritage on Tuesday, Mar­riyum Aurangzeb of the PML-N asked the reasons for setting up the new authority. She claimed that the […]


PPF condemns arrest and isolation of journalist in Venezuela

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Juan Guaidó, Acting President of Venezuela has expressed concern over the arrest of journalist Luis Carlos Díaz. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali, has urged the government of Venezuela and concerned authorities to stop targeting working journalists in the country and provide safety and security to the […]


PPF condemns assault and detention of journalist in Malawi

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Peter Mutharika, President of Malawi has expressed concern over the assault and detention of journalist, John Paul Kayuni. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali, has denounced the vicious attack and detention of journalist in the line of duty and urged the authorities to drop all charges against […]


APMC concludes with soaring vocals, brilliant instrumentals

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KARACHI: The 16th All Pakistan Music Conference ended on a high on Sunday with some brilliant vocals and instrumental performances that is a testament to the success of the conference that caters to and satiates classical music lovers in the city. Ustad Ashraf Sharif’s performance on the sitar was possibly the defining moment of the […]


NAPA Performing Arts Festival to kick off tomorrow

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KARACHI: The National Academy of Performing Arts (Napa) will soon roll out its sixth edition of the International Performing Arts Festival. The annually held three-week celebration will commence on March 12 and run until March 31, 2019. The event will bring together the best in theatre, music and dance from Pakistan and around the world, stated […]


Partly Facetious: Pakistani media being hailed

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“Each one of us, according to our status, is eligible for some discount – the poor get cheaper electricity and gas, the bureaucrats get annual pay raises even in times of severe shortages like now as well as plots upon retirement, the middle classes wait for sales and the very rich get special treatment inside […]


Naval chief announces plantation drives

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ISLAMABAD: Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi Monday said spring tree plantation campaign was an opportunity to strengthen link with nature and afforestation was vital for socio-economic development and a sustainable ecosystem. In his message, the naval chief said for years, besides contributing towards food, fibre resources and livelihood; trees had been […]


Female Lyari rapper takes charge with ‘Gully Girls’ song

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This year’s Aurat March seems to have rubbed many people the wrong way. The use of certain placards by some of the people in attendance has been met with a lot of backlash and social media is still rife with keyboard discussions and fights about the matter. But it may be a better idea to shift […]