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Fahad Hussayn goes social media solo

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Almost all of Fahad Hussayn’s shows manage to create a buzz for his expertise with theatrics and beautifully crafted clothes that invariably reflect his signature. They’re memorable because one experiences something surreal, fantastical and often slightly bizarre. Oddly enough, whether or not his audience revels in the show he puts on, Hussayn tells Instep, “I’ve […]

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Remembering Waheed Murad on his 35th death anniversary

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LAHORE: Fans and colleagues of late legendary actor Waheed Murad are observing his 35th death anniversary today. The Pakistan Waheedi Club will be arranging an honorary events at Lahore Press Club and also organise a film festival during which, the actor’s super hit films will be screened for the public. According to Muhammad Sajjad, General Secretary of […]

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Faiz Festival enters third day

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LAHORE – The second day of the Faiz International Festival brought together intellectuals, writers and artists at Alhamra Art Centre for discussions on variety of topics. The thre-day festival will conclude today (Sunday). The venue had the look of a festival as people could be seen enjoying the beautiful winter season. The food court served […]

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Punjab divided into three zones for environment protection

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LAHORE : The Environment Protection Department has divided Punjab’s districts in three zones with regard to functioning of brick kilns to counter the effects of smog in the province.The competent authority has approved division of Punjab’s districts in green, yellow and red zones. The districts included in green zone are; Attock, Rawalpindi, Jhelum, Chakwal, Gujrat, […]

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Indian celebrity couple stars Faiz Festival opening

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LAHORE – The first day of the fourth Faiz International Festival kicked off yesterday at Alhamra Arts Council, with a session titled ‘Faiz and Kaifi’. Bollywood veteran actor Shabana Azmi expressed her views along with Faiz Ahmed Faiz’s illustrious daughter Salima Hashmi in the session. Moderated by Adeel Hashmi, the session went quite informal and […]

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Faiz Festival kicks off today

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LAHORE: The two-day fourth Faiz International Festival, from Nov 16 to Nov 18, kicks off at Alhamra Arts Council, The Mall, today (Friday) morning. This mega event is perhaps the biggest congregation of the renowned writers, intellectuals, artists, peace and human rights activists not only from Pakistan but from many other countries of the world […]

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Hum Bridal Couture Week dates announced

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LAHORE – The country’s biggest and eagerly-awaited bridal extravaganza, Hum Bridal Couture Week is back for another season and with it comes new bridal trends, emerging designers and more runway show experiences. The fashion show will be held from 7th to 9th of Dec in Lahore, the Mughal City of Gardens. This year twenty six established and […]

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Wooden toys no longer in vogue

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LAHORE: Although the art of crafting toys out of wood is slowly fading away, there are craftsmen who still continue to make a living through this art, keeping the profession of their ancestors alive. “The art of transforming wooden pieces into toys runs in my family for generations,” says craftsman Muhammad Sarfaraz who is associated […]

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PTV is finally reviving its iconic long plays

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Pakistan Television’s long plays, known for their unconventional storylines on relevant sociocultural issues, remains to the channel’s hallmark productions to this day. PTV has decided to revive the tradition of its golden era and has commenced shooting 90-minute long plays. Considerable hustle-bustle of stars and celebrities was seen in the corridors of the Lahore centre. […]

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Drama festival in full swing

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LAHORE-The second day of the three-day 5th Unique Drama Festival was held on Tuesday at Alhamra Cultural Complex. The festival was organised by the Punjab government in collaboration with the Lahore Arts Council.  The audience, mostly consisting of the youth, was extremely excited to see plays by different schools Provincial Minister for Trade, Industries and […]

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HRCP criticises curbs on freedom of movement

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LAHORE: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) says it is concerned about putting activist Gulalai Ismail on the exit control list (ECL) and confiscation of her travel documents. An HRCP press release says Ms Ismail was taken into custody in Islamabad on Oct 12 in connection with a first information report filed in August […]

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Democracy faces threat from politicians: Bilawal

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LAHORE: The second session of the Asma Jahangir Conference titled “Justice for Empowerment” concluded at a local hotel here on Sunday. The second day discussions were espoused by the late Asma Jahangir’s work and activism. A wide range of discussions focused on protection of fundamental rights, justice for all and impunity for none, freedom of […]

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Hawkers union hopes newspaper price issue will be resolved

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LAHORE: Akhbar Farosh Union Lahore President and All Pakistan Akhbar Faroosh Federation Chairman Chaudhry Nazir Ahmed has expressed the hope that the issues of newspaper prices and commission will be resolved amicably. “We are earning with dignity and respect and serving the country,” said Nazir Ahmed while addressing a meeting at the Akhbar Market in Lahore. […]

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Environmental pollution: Farmers warned against stubble burning

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LAHORE: Punjab Agriculture Secretary Wasif Khurshid on Friday said that to mitigate the effects of smog, farmers should avoid burning of crop residual, rice stubble burning etc. The farmers should mix the crop residual into the soil through deep plough. Wasif Khurshid disclosed that this year agriculture department will monitor and report burning of rice […]

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