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Art, coins, stamps give glimpse of Bangladesh

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KARACHI: An exhibition capturing the political, social, financial and aesthetic essence of Bangladesh was organised by the Bangladesh Deputy High Commission, Karachi, at a local hotel on Monday. From paintings, banknotes, coins, stamps and even books, the items displayed were carefully curated to allow viewers to experience first-hand the journey of the country from inception. […]


Creative minds asked to fight for freedom of expression

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KARACHI: “I don’t know if you have noticed, but perhaps your parents or grandparents have, that there are strange things happening all around us,” said Prof Salima Hashmi while delivering the keynote address on the occasion of the 25th convocation of the Indus Valley School (IVS) of Art and Architecture here on Saturday, where some […]


Activists express concern over human rights violations

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KARACHI: Human rights activists have expressed serious concern over human rights violations in Sindh and stressed the need to make collective efforts to resolve the issue. This was asserted during a consultation workshop on “Pakistan’s International Commitments and Status of Compliance in Sindh” held on Tuesday, jointly organised by Sindh Human Rights Commission (SHRC) and Democracy […]


Truck art: Pakistan’s highways to the world

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KARACHI: Over the last few decades, Pakistani truck art – hand-painted floral patterns, poetry and even caricatures of popular personalities on long-haul trucks, buses and rickshaws – has grown increasingly popular in the West. In its birthplace, however, the art has only recently seen mild interest among art lovers. For years, trucks adorned with glossy floral […]


Jaza, Saza is a treat to watch

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More often than not Pakistani theatre plays are adaptations of certain novels/plays; one of the most recent being Khalid Ahmed’s theatrical production, Jasoosi Duniya – Eik Comedy, which was an adaptation of The Psychic by Sam Bobrick. Adaptations are usually tweaked a bit to cater to the local audience, however, there is a theatre play […]


Role of media in portrayal of disabled persons questioned

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KARACHI: Speakers at a programme shared their sentiments about portrayal of persons with disabilities in the media during a panel discussion held in connection with the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on Monday. The programme Media & Disability: Pity-heroism Dichotomy was organised by the Network of Organisations Working for People with Disabilities, Pakistan (NOW­PDP) […]


Sindhis celebrate culture day across the province

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Sindhi culture day was celebrated with enthusiasm across the province as thousands of people dressed in the cultural attire poured on the streets in dozens of rallies to mark the occasion. This year Sindhi Culture Day’s theme was ‘Aekta’ which means unity. People wearing ajrak, a block printed shawl, and Sindhi caps danced to the tunes of […]


Donkey King Beats Thugs of Hindustan

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KARACHI: The Donkey King is unstoppable at box-office as film rakes in very solid numbers even in its 7th weekend. The film has led the weekend chart this week which is first of its kind that a film has been on top of charts in 7th weekend. Film has beaten numbers of Thugs of Hindustan […]


With love, from Khumariyaan

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The Peshawar and Islamabad-based music quartet speaks to Instep about representing KPK across Pakistan and abroad, the 10-year landmark they are celebrating by releasing their debut album this year an Instep Interview The Peshawar and Islamabad-based music quartet speaks to Instep about representing KPK across Pakistan and abroad, the 10-year landmark they are celebrating by […]


5 characters you’ll always find at the Urdu Conference

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KARACHI: The Aalmi Urdu Conference is a funfair of sorts. It gathers writers, poets and authors of Urdu language from all around the world under one roof and provides Karachiites with an opportunity to learn and socialise at the same time. For a country whose primary form of entertainment is food, events such as the Urdu […]


11th Urdu Conference begins tomorrow

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KARACHI: The 11th International Urdu Conference organised by the Arts Council of Pakistan will be held from November 22 to November 25. Following their yearly protocol, leading intellectuals, poets, researchers and writers from the world, including India, US, China, and the United Kingdom (UK) will participate in this mega event to be held in Karachi Arts […]


Sindh takes lead in human rights protection

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KARACHI: Provincial Special Assistant on Human Rights Dr Khatumal Jeevan has said that Sindh has distinction to have Human Rights Women and Child Commissions to protect the respective segment in a proper manner as our leadership has always supported and encourage us to protect the people’s interests and safeguard their rights. This he observed while […]


Sindh assures CPNE of clearing newspapers’ dues

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KARACHI: In line with the Supreme Court order, the Sindh government will pay all the outstanding dues of newspapers in the province in one-month time so that the newspapers and magazines could come out of their current financial crises.Sindh Secretary Information Imran Atta Soomro gave this assurance to Sindh-based newspapers in a ‘meet the editors […]


The Express Tribune’s Robin Philip Fernandez passes away

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Robin Phillip Fernandez, Editor Opinion and Editorial, at The Express Tribune, passed away on Tuesday. He was 51. Robin is survived by wife Marina Fernandez and three children –Merrick, 12, Ronan, 9, and Russell, 6. He survived a stroke a few months ago and was on the road recovery. However, he suffered another stroke on Tuesday […]