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Donkey King: Massive response to premiere in Karachi

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KARACHI: The much awaited and most expensive Pakistan’s biggest and Geo’s first animated film ‘The Donkey King’ will be released today (Saturday), which will hit box office across Pakistan. A cultural and showbiz ceremony was held which was attended by renowned superstars of media and fashion industry and also many dignitaries from various walks of […]

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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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National museum entrance gate inaugurated

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KARACHI: A new portal-like entrance gate to the National Museum of Pakistan with over three-century-old inscription was inaugurated on Wednesday afternoon. The holy verse of Surah-i-Furqan on stone panel carving from Shah Jahan Mosque in Thatta is now part of the museum’s entrance, according to museum official M.A. Bukhari, who said it was brought to […]

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YouTube launches Urdu version for Pakistan

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KARACHI: The world’s largest video-sharing website YouTube has announced the launch of its localised versions for Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka, taking everyone by surprise in Pakistan, where the website’s global version remains banned since September 2012. “This launch provides Internet users in those countries with a more tailored YouTube experience to find high-quality local […]

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Issue of custody: Senators ask ministry to take over monument

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ISLAMABAD: A Senate panel has asked the Ministry of Information and National Heritage to take over the national monument located at the west viewpoint of the Shakarparian Hills. The Senate Standing Committee on Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage in its report maintained that heritage activities were of immense importance and needed to be placed under […]

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13 envoys visit Moenjodaro

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LARKANA: Ambassadors of 13 countries and high commissioners (HCs) along with their families visited Moenjodaro on Sunday in a delegation. Officials of India, Japan, Russia, Germany, Austria, Sri Lanka, Australia, Argentina, Portugal, Afghanistan and other countries accompanied Sharmila Farooqi, adviser to the chief minister on culture, at the site. They went round the giant archaeological […]

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‘Sindh has witnessed the rise and fall of many civilisations’

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KHAIRPUR: A three-day international conference titled ‘Sindh: history and culture’ organised by the Shah Abdul Latif University in Khairpur opened on Monday on the premises of the university. In collaboration with The National Institute of Historical & Cultural Research, Centre of Excellence, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, and the Higher Education Commission (HEC), the conference saw different […]

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Cultural festival urges peace & tolerance in Sindh

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LARKANA: People and the government should play their due role in warding off extremists from the province and help create a peaceful and tolerant society. This was the gist of a message of the one-day literary and cultural festival organised by the Strengthening Participatory Organisation (SPO) Sindh chapter at the Arts Council of Pakistan here […]

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‘People’s history of Pakistan’ screened

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LAHORE: An international film screening on the theme ‘People’s history of Pakistan’ was held at Punjab Institute of Language Art and Culture on Monday. The screening was part of the 6th International Thaap (Trust for History, Art and Architecture Pakistan) conference that kicked off on Nov 6 in Lahore. The Thaap international film screening was […]

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Icons of Art: A variety of masterpieces under one roof

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KARACHI: When it comes to art, one cannot define where imagination ends. It can be a step ahead or may be miles and miles away. A wide variety of artworks of master artists was displayed under one roof at the Artscene Galleries on Thursday. Art lovers flocked in to view the group exhibition, which was […]

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Return of Morning Show Queen on Geo TV

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KARACHI: After a hiatus of a few years, the original queen of morning shows, the ever charming host who initiated the live morning show culture in Pakistan, Nadia Khan, is making another comeback on Geo TV, with all new excitement, buzz and entertainment. The show will also have different segments which tend to break away […]

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German music adds to Karachi’s cultural vibrancy

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KARACHI: International music artists are adding on to the city’s cultural vibrancy and the Friday evening performance of German artists blended with eastern classical music at Habib University was another step away from the usual sampling of music. The performance of musicians Michaela Dippel aka ADA and drummer Jan Philip Janzen at the university’s amphitheatre […]

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Reclaiming Karachi’s lost arts and identity

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Karachi: Following its reopening three months ago, The Second Floor (T2F) hosted the re-launch of its famous ‘Faraar Gallery’ which was coined by the late social activist, Sabeen Mahmud. Held on a breezy Sunday evening, the gallery and pop up cafe saw quite a number of people coming in as they browsed through various art […]

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Call for promoting Sindhi culture, literature

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HYDERABAD: Intellec­tuals, writers and academicians have called for opening up branches of the Institute of Sindhology in every divisional headquarters of Sindh to promote the Sindhi culture, literature and language. They said everybody working in any capacity should perform their duties in a befitting manner instead of pleasing bosses. Sindh could only develop and progress […]

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