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‘Technology helping in overcoming disabilities’

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Speakers at a special children’s day programme held at the Arts Council on Thursday said that we are living in a jet-set era in which every day technological achievements are taking place in various fields, due to which people with disabilities are now able to participate in every activity. The event was organised by the […]

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‘People unaware of basic human rights due to low literacy rate’

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KARACHI: Tehrik-e-Niswan, a women’s rights group, organised a cultural programme at the Arts Council of Pakistan on Sunday to commemorate International Human Rights Day. The event was organised in collaboration with various other organisations and aimed to raise awareness about human rights. In her keynote speech, the founder of Tehrik-e-Niswan, Sheema Kermani, said that because of […]

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Following govt directions: Rawalpindi Arts Council looks to commercial events

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ISLAMABAD: With the provincial government claiming at every opportunity that its coffers are empty, it has decided to at least make its cultural centres self-sufficient, if not turn a profit. The Punjab government, under its Information Minister Fayyazul Hassan Chauhan, has devised a plan whereby arts councils in Rawalpindi, Murree and other parts of the province, […]

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Urdu moot comes to an end amid homage to departed poets, writers

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KARACHI: Tributes poured in for writers, intellectuals, activists, and poets at the final day of the 11th International Urdu Conference at the Arts Council on Sunday. The crowds too were in no mood to miss talks by eminent speakers and thronged the auditorium till the organisers had to turn away many owing to lack of […]

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5 characters you’ll always find at the Urdu Conference

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KARACHI: The Aalmi Urdu Conference is a funfair of sorts. It gathers writers, poets and authors of Urdu language from all around the world under one roof and provides Karachiites with an opportunity to learn and socialise at the same time. For a country whose primary form of entertainment is food, events such as the Urdu […]

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Sindh Theater Festival concludes

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KARACHI: The closing ceremony of third Sindh Theater Festival held at Arts Council of Pakistan Karachi on Monday. The festival was presented by the Arts Council of Pakistan, Karachi with the collaboration of Sindh Cultural Department. The ceremony was attended by Sindh Secretary Culture Ghulam Akber Laghari and many other social and cultural personalities. On […]

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Koocha-i-Saqafat — reviving Sindh’s cultural traditions

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KARACHI: It may not have been a street affair as had been the norm, but Koocha-i-Saqafat at the Arts Council of Pakistan Karachi on Sunday adopted a holistic approach and provided a platform where music, theatre, book stalls, art and handicrafts, and delicious food were present, so the public could spend hours with family and […]

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In theatre: Anwar Maqsood’s ‘Siachen’ to come to Karachi on January 1

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KARACHI: A play Siachen, centred on the lives and sacrifices of Pakistani soldiers, will be staged from Jan 1 to Feb 28 at the Arts Council Karachi’s auditorium, announced the writer of the play Anwar Maqsood at a press conference on Tuesday afternoon. Mr Maqsood, using his trademark humorous tone tinged with satire, said that […]

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Lorelei and the quality of mercy

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KARACHI: A Shakespearean character describes the quality of mercy as twice blest: “It blesseth him that gives and him that takes.” That’s the theme of the play Lorelei performed and directed by Nimra Bucha at the Arts Council on Thursday. Written by Tom Wright, the play, which is told in the form of narration and […]

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Documentaries set the tone for 3rd Karachi conference

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KARACHI: The three-day third annual Karachi conference began with the screening of some insightful long and short films on Karachi at the Arts Council on Friday evening. Historian Kaleemullah Lashari briefly introduced the first set of documentaries, after which the distinguished architect and town planner Arif Hasan shed light on why the films were important. […]

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‘Pakistan needs a new social contract’

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By: PEERZADA SALMAN KARACHI: A book on the ebb and flow of Pakistani politics titled Pakistani Siyasat Ke Madd-o-Jazr by Urdu columnist Muqtada Mansoor was launched at the Arts Council on Wednesday. Prof Sahar Ansari, who presided over the programme, said the hallmark of a good book was that it generated debate both for and […]

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Film festival ends on a high note

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KARACHI: The week which saw a lot of patronage for arts ended on a promising note as I am Karachi Film Festival concluded with better prospects for aspiring film-makers. Divided over three events, I am Karachi Film Festival wrapped up its last installment on Sunday at Expo Centre. Starting off on May 31, the first […]

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Campaign goes on: ‘I Am Karachi’ all set for youth festival’s second episode

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KARACHI: The ‘I Am Karachi’ campaign has geared up for its second episode of ‘I Am Karachi Youth Festival’ that will begin May 23 and end May 30. Arts Council of Pakistan, Karachi, secretary Ahmed Shah announced this at a media conference on Tuesday. According to Shah, the motive behind the citywide campaign is to […]

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KLF to bring Nehru’s niece this year

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KARACHI: The sixth Karachi Literature Festival plans to bring Jawaharlal Nehru’s niece, Nayantara Sahgal, to the meet of literary buffs this year. The organisers are expecting up to 100,000 visitors at the three-day festival that starts on February 6 at the Beach Luxury Hotel. With the large turnout expected, the organisers are even using the […]

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