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Historical Sultan Ibrahim tomb damaged during rehabilitation work

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THATTA: A team of archaeologists, heritage lovers, historians and other experts will be set up soon to hold an inquiry into the alleged mishandling of the restoration and rehabilitation of the 424-year-old tomb of Mir Sultan Ibrahim (1556-1592 AD) — a ruler of the Turkhan dynasty — at the Makli necropolis, archaeology director Qasim Ali […]

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Urdu idioms and their cultural connotations

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AS young boys, my peers and I used to address the elders, especially strangers, as chacha (an Urdu word for uncle) to show respect. Any shopkeeper, hawker or passerby was a chacha. In case of women, we addressed them as khala (Urdu for aunt). Any woman in the neighborhood was our khala. But today the […]

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Mamnoon first president to deliver speech in Urdu abroad

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ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain made history by delivering his speech in Urdu on a foreign soil and in an international gathering when he addressed the 2nd World Internet Conference held at river town of Wuzhen in Zhejiang province of China. It was for the first time that a Pakistani president addressed an international event abroad […]

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Pop’ goes my heart

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Pop culture has invaded the world like a storm with its string of interesting and unique characters, stories and concepts. Farhat Ali takes a bold step by reimaging scenes from South Asian history and combining them with popular cartoon and animated characters. The results are amusing and surprising. Sanat gallery’s new exhibition, ‘How did I […]

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Three artists put together past and present in an ode to heritage

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KARACHI: Heritage forms a large part of a nation’s story – it is a combination of both its past and present. But in the eyes of an artist, it is another platform for imagination and wishful thinking. Three such artists exhibited their work on Pakistan’s rich heritage at Majmua Art Gallery, employing colours, history and […]

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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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New cultural policy on the cards

ISLAMABAD: Culture depicts the norms and traditions of a society influencing the living patterns of masses to a great extent. It is the identity of a nation, and established nations always have strong cultural values. In Pakistan, the idea of devising a comprehensive cultural policy emerged in 1995, which lingered on till 2005 when a […]

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