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11th Urdu Conference opens at Arts Council

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KARACHI: The 11th International Urdu Conference commenced on Thursday at Arts Council of Pakistan with an opening address by Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah. The CM claimed that Karachi is the largest city of Urdu speaking people. “It [Urdu] is the language of love and fraternity. It has the ability to remove the communication barriers […]

11th Urdu Conference begins tomorrow

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KARACHI: The 11th International Urdu Conference organised by the Arts Council of Pakistan will be held from November 22 to November 25. Following their yearly protocol, leading intellectuals, poets, researchers and writers from the world, including India, US, China, and the United Kingdom (UK) will participate in this mega event to be held in Karachi Arts […]

Memorial session: Journalists, writers pay tribute to poet Abeda Iqbal Azad

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KARACHI: Late activist, columnist and poet Abeda Iqbal Azad was remembered as a writer who shed light on life in both Dhaka and Pakistan at a memorial session held at Karachi Press Club on Saturday. Several journalists attended the session, organised by the club’s literary committee to mark Azad’s third death anniversary at the Ibrahim […]

Journalist, poet Anwer Pirzado remembered

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KARACHI: Speakers on the eighth death anniversary of poet and journalist Anwer Pirzado on Sunday discussed his multifaceted personality and his contribution to Sindhi literature in the form of poetry, journalism and investigation into the nuances of Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai’s poetry. “Basically, he was a lover of beauty, which he saw epitomised in Sindh […]

Attacks on media may harm democracy, Safma moot told

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KARACHI: Politicians, journalists and activists affiliated with various groups of the civil society on Tuesday expressed concern over unremitting attacks on the freedom of expression – freedom of the press in particular – which, they warned, if continued could break the very framework of the hard-won democracy. “Our infant democracy which we have won with […]

Two years on, civil society remembers Abeda Iqbal Azad

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KARACHI: The fans and admirers of Abeda Iqbal Azad will mark the second death anniversary of the celebrated poet, journalist and short-story writer. Several literary organisations have planned Quran Khwani and reference meetings to commemorate the day. Azad breathed her last on April 20, 2012, and her untimely death cut short her career, which was […]

Arts Council suspends activities

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Karachi: The Arts Council of Pakistan has announced the suspension of its activities for three days to protest against the Peshawar carnage of Sunday and express solidarity with the bereaved families In a message issued on Monday, the office- bearers of the arts council’s city chapter said that the attack on a church in Peshawar […]

36-24-36 on display at Colours Art Gallery

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LAHORE: Faseeh Saleem’s solo exhibition titled “36’ 24’ 36’” kicked off at Colours Art Gallery here on Thursday. A number of art lovers, art students, teachers and renowned artists visited the gallery on the inauguration day. Caretaker Education and Health Minster Salima Hashmi inaugurated the exhibition. He has displayed 5 of his art works including […]

Posters show

KARACHI: A two-day exhibition of 100 posters from Bolivia, Botswana, Ecuador, Ghana, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Greece, India, Kenya, Mexico, Ukraine, Macedonia, Morocco, Tunisia and Pakistan opens at the Arts Council of Pakistan on Wednesday at 5pm. Source: Dawn

Awards conferred on Indo-Pak peace activists

Peace activists, poets, writers, journalists and civil society members on Tuesday underlined the need to take measures to ensure lasting peace between India and Pakistan. One of the methods to achieve this objective was people to people contact, they stressed. They were speaking at Association for Communal Harmony in Asia (ACHA) Peace Star Award distribution […]