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For love of literature: 1st Adab Festival to be held on February 1

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KARACHI: The first Adab Festival Pakistan will be held on February 1-3 at the Sindh Governor’s House. This was announced by co-organisers, Ameena Saiyid OBE and Asif Farrukhi, at the launch press conference of AdabFest 2019 at the Karachi Press Club on Tuesday. “I am delighted to announce the first Adab Festival Pakistan in Karachi to […]

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FIA raids entertainment company office

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KARACHI: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Friday raided the office of an entertainment company running a cinema in Karachi’s Saddar area, seizing its record and detaining one of its employees while investigating a case related to money laundering through hawala. Sources said officials from the FIA’s anti-corruption circle raided the company’s office in a […]

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The Empress’s five old trees

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KARACHI: It seems that the hullabaloo created by those who seem to care a lot about Karachi’s historicity as soon as the anti-encroachment drive at Empress Market began has now subsided. Empress Market is still there, although these days it cuts a weary, haggard figure. Everybody knows how old the market is and who made […]

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Junoon rocks Karachi, once again

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KARACHI: Music was in the air. Karachi hadn’t experienced live music on such a grand scale in a long time. On Tuesday, it finally happened. Music lovers poured into the Moin Khan Academy to listen to Junoon, the band that defined an era in Pakistani music, the 1990s to be precise, when lines between (Pakistani) […]

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Until next year: KIBF concludes much to the dismay of book lovers

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KARACHI: The five-day Karachi International Book Fair (KIBF) 2018, organised by Pakistan Publishers and Booksellers’ Association (PPBA), successfully concluded at the Expo Centre on Tuesday. A record number of 0.6 million people attended the event this year. KIBF 2019 is expected to be held from December 5, 2019 till December 9, 2019. On the fifth day, […]

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Sunday Book Bazaar to be relaunched at Frere Hall

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KARACHI: The city administration has decided to re-launch the Sunday Book Bazaar at Frere Hall (FH) from December 30. The weekly event, to recommence after a lapse of more than a year, had emerged to be a strong cultural and literary activity for the inhabitants of the metropolis for quite some time. Unfortunately, it had […]

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Third day of book fair sees impressive turnout

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KARACHI: A large number of book lovers, including students and children, thronged the Expo Centre on Sunday for the third day of the 14th Karachi International Book Fair. More than 330 local and international publishers have set up stalls at the book fair which ends tomorrow (Tuesday). Stalls decorated with lights and balloons carrying books […]

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Karachi International Book Fair opens

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KARACHI: There’s no better sight than seeing schoolchildren trickling into a huge hall to buy books. Yes, books. This happened on Friday morning when the 14th Karachi International Book Fair (KIBF) organised by Pakistan Publishers and Bookseller Association (PPBA) opened at Expo Centre. Despite the fact that the formal inauguration of the event was to […]

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Imrana Maqsood’s new cookbook launched

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KARACHI: Imrana Maqsood, the wife of veteran playwright Anwar Maqsood, is a published author who has penned over two dozen books during her writing career. Her last book Uljhay Suljhay Anwar that chronicled the ‘adventures’ of her husband did extremely well and became a bestseller. Her latest book Subha Ka Naashta Shaam Ki Chai is […]

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Five-day Karachi International Book Fair begins tomorrow

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KARACHI: The 14th Karachi International Book Fair (KIBF), organised by the Pakistan Publishers and Booksellers Association, will be held at Expo Centre from Dec 21 to Dec 25, announced PPBA chairman Aziz Khalid at a press conference on Wednesday. Mr Khalid said the fair would be inaugurated on Friday by provincial Education Minister Syed Sardar […]

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Tehzeeb Festival ends on high note

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KARACHI: The queue outside the auditorium on the third day of the 10th Tehzeeb Festival showed no signs of abating despite the cold winds blowing through the city. The three-day festival ended on Sunday on a high note, after treating the audience to different genres and styles of traditional music — khayal, thumri, ghazal and […]

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Coke Fest 2018 concludes in Karachi

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The Coke Food and Music Festival 2018, that commenced in Karachi on December 14, came to an end on Sunday after a three-day, successful run. The festival opened doors to numerous eateries that served local as well as continental cuisines while music reigned supreme at the event. An interesting lineup of artists including Asim Azhar, […]

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Two-day Karachi Carnival Festival organised by Jang and Geo starts

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KARACHI: The two-day Karachi Carnival Festival organised by Jang and Geo at a famous superstore (Metro Cash and Carry) on the University Road started on Friday with a spectacular Qawwali performance by Afzal Sabri. Residents of Karachi attended the festival with great enthusiasm. The colourful event featured stalls of local and international food chains along […]

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Human Rights Day marked

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KARACHI: Human Rights Department of Sindh on Monday held a walk from Peoples Chowrangi Karachi to Mazar-e-Quaid to mark International Human Rights Day. The walk was led by Chief Minister Sindh Special Assistance Khatu Mal Jeewan and Sectary Raiz Hussain Somro while Director Qadir Mangi made all the arrangements for the walk. Numbers of people affiliated with civil […]

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