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The extra eight hours that worked for Abdullah Hussain

Anil Datta Karachi: The Arts Council was host to an enlivening evening on Monday with nationally famed Lahore-based novelist Abdullah Hussain who was in town in connection with the 4th Karachi Literature Festival. Addressing a compact gathering, Hussain talked about his metamorphosis into a novelist. The programme was compered by Wusatullah Khan of the BBC […]

Faiz Foundation’s ghazal evening

Shoaib Ahmed LAHORE: A ghazal-and-classical dance evening generated festivity and gusto at Alhamra Art Centre on Saturday night. The evening was arranged by the Faiz Foundation with the Lahore Arts Council in connection with Faiz Ahmed Faiz’s 102 birth anniversary. Though Faiz’s birthday falls on Feb 13, but the evening was arranged on the weekend […]

Aangan Terha being staged from today

KARACHI: A stage play based on the famous 1980s TV series Aangan Terha will be staged from Feb 8 at the Arts Council Karachi auditorium. This was announced by writer of the play Anwar Maqsood at a press conference at the Arts Council on Thursday. The play would last for 90 days. He said the […]

Writers to engage book lovers for three days

By: Peerzada Salman KARACHI: This was announced by Oxford University Press managing director Ameena Saiyid at a press conference at the Arts Council Karachi on Wednesday. She gave a presentation which began with a brief overview of last year’s festival. She said 142 speakers, including Hanif Kureishi, Vikram Seth and William Dalrymple, took part in […]