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Project on cultural heritage inaugurated

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MANSEHRA: A project titled “Campaign for Protection of Cultural Heritage in and Around Hazara University” was inaugurated at the Senate Hall of the campus on Saturday. The project, funded by the USEFP-Pak US Alumni Network (USEFP-PUAN), will be launched by the Department of Archaeology, Hazara University, said a press release. The event was attended by […]

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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 […]

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Celebrating Sindh, the land of heart’s desire

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Karachi: It was an extravaganza of bright, vibrant colours, intricately woven vivid patterns, enthralling songs on traditional rhythmic beats and indefatigable dancing outside the Karachi Press Club on Sunday hundreds turned up to participate in the Sindh cultural day festivities. The day is celebrated every year on the first Sunday of December, an important aspect […]

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Festival for peace

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THE incongruities that exist in Pakistan would be fascinating had they not highlighted serious divisions and issues. Consider, for example, the fact that at the Sindh festival that kicked off in Moenjodaro on Saturday, security arrangements saw 2,000 policemen guarding some 500 guests. Although interior Sindh has not been as affected by militancy as many […]

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Efforts for Sindh Festival gear up amid controversy over location of stage

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MOENJODARO: As the clock ticks closer to the Feb 1 kick-off of the Sindh Festival in the important archaeological site of Moenjodaro, media reports about the main stage being constructed in a protected area has prompted Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari to visit the site and survey the potential for damage. Mr Bhutto-Zardari, chairman of the PPP and […]

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Preserving our cultural heritage

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ISLAMABAD: This is with reference to your story “Civil society starts own ‘coup’ to protect culture” (January 30). I am shocked to see the picture of the Moenjo Daro site published alongside the story, which shows a huge stage being erected right inside the archaeological site to launch the Sindh Cultural Festival, which is being […]

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Don’t ruin the ruins, SHC tells govt

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Karachi: By the looks of it, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari’s plan to bring Mohenjodaro and Makli back to life has backfired. The Sindh High Court has stepped in to stop the authorities from possibly destroying the protected archaeological site of Mohenjodaro by staging a cultural show on the ancient ruins. First it was the civil society […]

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Conserving cultural heritage through traditional crafts

Karachi: Traditional crafts which were a redeeming feature of our cultural heritage of thousands of years are directly threatened with extinction by the forces of modernisation and development. This was the crux of the movie produced by Nameera Ahmed screened on the second and final day of the seminar on ceramics and ceramics interpretation at […]

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