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Der Spiegel is pulling out its only correspondent from Pakistan

KARACHI: The respected German publication Der Spiegel is pulling out its Islamabad-based correspondent Hasnain Kazim this year and no one is coming to replace him. As he departs so does the German interest in Pakistan. Kazim, 38, the only German journalist working here, shared his views on Pakistan at the Karachi Press Club on Thursday. […]

Political activists ransack Nadra office in Defence

By: Zeeshan Azmat Karachi: A group of political activists took the law in their hands on Thursday when they ransacked the office of National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) near Nisar Shaheed Park, Phase-IV DHA. According to sources, people affiliated with the Awami National Party (ANP) first opened aerial fire outside the Nadra office. Then […]

Aangan Terha being staged from today

KARACHI: A stage play based on the famous 1980s TV series Aangan Terha will be staged from Feb 8 at the Arts Council Karachi auditorium. This was announced by writer of the play Anwar Maqsood at a press conference at the Arts Council on Thursday. The play would last for 90 days. He said the […]

Writers to engage book lovers for three days

By: Peerzada Salman KARACHI: This was announced by Oxford University Press managing director Ameena Saiyid at a press conference at the Arts Council Karachi on Wednesday. She gave a presentation which began with a brief overview of last year’s festival. She said 142 speakers, including Hanif Kureishi, Vikram Seth and William Dalrymple, took part in […]

From dark skins to white masks, the gori details of women’s quest for fairness

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By Atika Rehman / Creative: Maha Haider Glutathione isn’t approved in the US but is popular in many clinics and administered via IV and injection. KARACHI: Sahar Ahmed was 13 years old when she first started smoking. A decade of chain smoking later, her face showed signs of the toxicity that nicotine and tar bequeath: […]

KWF Women Forum organises women rights seminar

KARACHI: A seminar was organised by KFC Women Forum (KWF) in collaboration with Business Professional Women South Club to create awareness regarding the rights of women, here at Dr SRA Women’s Complex Auditorium on Tuesday. Eminent speakers, including Khanum Gohar Ijaz, Barrister Shahida Jameel, Rukhsana Asghar, CEO Fulcrum, and Afroze Malik, spoke about the rights […]

‘Philosophy’ opens at Chawkandi Art Gallery

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Peerzada Salman KARACHI: Photographers capture moments to lend immortality to them. The photographers that understand the fact that more often than not moments carry stories fraught with many a moment within themselves (of joy, sadness and indifference) and encapsulate them according to their mood or feeling become artists. Therefore very few camera-clickers create art. Arif […]

Culture dept to build heritage institute

KARACHI: A ceremony to lay the foundation stone of Sindh Culture and Heritage Institute will be organised by the culture department at National Museum of Pakistan on February 5. Minister for Culture Sassui Palijo is expected to be the chief guest at the occasion. The Express Tribune

The News, Jang websites resume operation

By: Tariq Ahmed Saeedi KARACHI: KARACHI: After a 6-hour downtime caused by hacking of PKNIC servers, the websites of The News and Jang became available to visitors on Monday afternoon. The websites were among those with .pk domains attacked by the group of hackers Pakbugs, which has a track record of launching cyber attacks in […]

Collaborate opens at Indus Valley School

By: Peerzada Salman KARACHI: Artists are thought to be individuals who like to work in isolation or in a private zone far from the public eye. They need their own space to give shape to inchoate ideas and only after giving them the final touches that they put their artworks on display. This is why […]

Journalist implicated in murder case, being hounded

KARACHI: A journalist has allegedly been implicated in an honour killing case by a powerful tribe to punish him for raising the issue of domestic abuse and murder of a woman who had been declared Kari. According to the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) the victim, Sikandar Bhutto, is in hiding and the alleged killers […]

Sirajul Haq Memon: a versatile writer

By: Shaikh Aziz KARACHI: In the death of Sirajul Haq Memon, Sindhi literature has lost not only an enthusiastic writer but a very committed person who applied his creative faculty for the promotion of many genres of Sindhi literature. His varied interest in fiction, linguistics and history made him a versatile writer who made some […]

Karachi Literature Festival — literati to dazzle book lovers

By: Peerzada Salman KARACHI: Literary luminaries Gulzar, Nadeem Aslam, Shobha De, journalist Kanak Mani Dixit and writer and politician George Galloway will be among a wide range of literati and thinkers to attend the 4th Karachi Literature Festival to be held from Feb 15 to Feb 17 at the Beach Luxury Hotel. The festival has […]

Dawn All About Lifestyles opens today

KARACHI: The three-day Dawn All About Lifestyles 2013 exhibition will begin at 3pm at the Expo Centre on Friday. Pakistan’s premier consumer showcase since 2001, Dawn All About Lifestyles is among the most eagerly-awaited events in the calendar for exhibitors as well as visitors. It is well-known for bringing the finest brands and the best […]