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The right to live

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A recent report by the Women’s Human Rights and Gender section of the UN human rights office has stated that attacks on schoolgirls and girls’ education are on the rise. Pakistan, the country whose most famous Nobel Peace Prize winner, Malala Yousafzai, was shot at close range by a Taliban gunman precisely for this reason, […]

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Another stroke on the wall: Non-profit grabs brush to paint over hate graffiti across Karachi

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KARACHI: Determined to reclaim Karachi wall by wall, a non-profit organisation has started painting over hate speech sprayed across the city and replacing it with words of love and peace. Abdoz Arts, a non-profit organisation, is the brainchild of three undergraduate students Umer Asim, Humble Tariq and Wahaj Ali Khan. The three young men and […]

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Feeling the divine presence through water colours

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Karachi: The presence of the Almighty may manifest itself to different people in different concepts even though we are all aware of its presence. This is precisely what artist Ali Abbas has tried to convey through his water colour-on-paper paintings depicting the Sufi concept of the Almighty in the form of whirling dervishes and shrines. […]

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CollaborArt on the canvas

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ISLAMABAD: History is in the making in the contemporary art world and two renowned Pakistani painters are to be credited with it. Tassaduq Sohail and Riaz Rafi, both based in Karachi, have collaborated to paint 24 canvases together for the “first ever joint-solo” exhibition in the world. Titled ‘Inimitable Consilience’, the show is scheduled to […]

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Lok Virsa to document G-B’s indigenous folk culture

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GILGIT: Lok Virsa has sent a team of professionals to Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) to document and preserve its indigenous folk culture. The initiative has been launched by the new management — headed by Shahera Shahid – of the National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage, popularly known as Lok Virsa. Based in the federal capital, Lok […]

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Bilawal apprised of problems in excavation, preservation

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LARKANA: The National Fund for Moenjodaro (NFM)’s technical consultative committee (TCC) is likely to be entrusted with chalking out a plan for further excavation of the Moenjodaro ruins and taking Unesco on board. This was stated by Archaeology and Museum director-general Qasim Ali Qasim while briefing Pakistan Peoples Party patron in-chief Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, who visited […]

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How to make a Pakistani quilt

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By: M. Shirazi What is the first thing that comes to your mind as soon as you think of winters? For most of us, it will be sitting on our sofas snuggled in our blankets/quilts with a cup of coffee in our hands. Well, we still have a few more chilly days to enjoy and […]

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Allama Iqbal’s travel account retold

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BASHEER Ahmed Dar (1908-1979), a researcher and expert on Iqbal, has drawn an interesting conclusion about the political struggle of the Muslims of the subcontinent and their three leaders — Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, Allama Iqbal and Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah. He says that this is a strange coincidence that the political lives and the […]

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History of Sufism in Sindh discussed

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KARACHI: An enlightening lecture on ‘Sufism in Sindh’ was delivered by eminent scholar Prof Dr Michel Boivin at the Mohatta Palace Museum on Tuesday evening. The talk was organised by the Endowment Fund Trust and the Mohatta Palace Museum. Dr Boivin stated at the outset that he was a historian by training. His talk was […]

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Pak-China friendship opens doors for local artists

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With the new democratic government, the Pak-China friendship continues to pick up pace. Cultural exchanges have always played a big part between the two countries. According to a new cultural agreement signed between the governments of Pakistan and China, for the years 2013 to 2015, the Chinese government has invited five Pakistani visual artists to […]

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A different shade: The fading colours of Kalash

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BUMBURET: The centuries-old pagan Kalash tribe of Chitral valley bears testimony to the cultural diversity of Pakistan. Once considered to be the rulers of the vale, the indigenous tribe has unfortunately reduced to 6,000 people living in Bumburet, Rumbur and Brir valleys. “During the past few decades, a large number of Kalash people converted to […]

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Cultural exchange scholarship

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CULTURAL exchange scholarship, taken care of by the Ministry of Inter- Provincial Coordination in Pakistan, has come a long way in achieving its objectives of empowering nations with higher academia. Indeed this scholarship is promoting mutual relations among nations, coexistence, and economic and human resource development. Previously, the ministry used to fund $400 a month, […]

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Exhibition on Indus Civilisation kicks off at Lahore Museum

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LAHORE: To celebrate the Independence Day of Pakistan, the Lahore Museum arranged a special exhibition titled “Belief and Identity” about the cultural, historic roots of Pakistan. History related photos, paintings and some of the installations depicting building structures in an artistic way were exhibited in a stylish manner. A young artist, Mazhar Naveed, a graduate […]

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Anwar Maqsood’s latest offering to set new standards!

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As Pakistan’s 66th Indepedence Day celebrations kick off, KopyKat Production’s ‘Sawa 14 August’ will bring together on centre stage founder Mohammad Ali Jinnah and his successors and political arch rivals Z.A. Bhutto and General Zia-ul-Haq for a comical and hard-hitting analysis of the state’s decline. For a playwright who has given countless successful TV dramas, […]

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