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PU book launching

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LAHORE: Punjab University Oriental College will organise a book launching ceremony for “Tarikh-e-Farishta” by Prof Dr Mohammad Reza Nasiri, secretary, Academy of Persian Language & literature, Iran, on Monday, (tomorrow) at 11am at Sheerani Hall, Old Campus. PU Vice-Chancellor Prof Niaz Ahmad Akhter, Payam e Noor University, Iran, President Prof Dr Muhammad Reza Zamani and […]

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Prime minister wants national policy on art, literature

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MURREE: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has directed preparation of a comprehensive national policy on art, literature and artists. He was chairing a meeting at the Government House, Murree, on Friday to review the progress on various development projects pertaining to the hill station. The prime minister said the revival of the film industry was a […]

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Progressive literary movement has virtually died down, says writer

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LARKANA: The progressive literary movement in Pakistan virtually died down after the breakup of the USSR in 1989 and it has now been replaced by the movement of social realism in literature. The resistance, which was a fort of literature under the influence of progressive trends of those days, was usually against the capitalism, but […]

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Remembering Parveen Shakir — poet’s 21st death anniversary observed

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ISLAMABAD: The 21st death anniversary of the renowned poet, teacher and civil servant Parveen Shakir was observed on Saturday. Members of the Parveen Shakir Trust and Pakistan Academy of Letters (PAL) chairperson Qasim Bogio visited Ms Shakir’s grave this morning, and placed wreaths at her grave. Ms Shakir began writing at an early age, and […]

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Bharoo Mal’s book launched

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MITHI: Thar has been an open museum of nature and it has produced many giant personalities who glitter in fields from art to literature and stand out in generosity, but the successive governments did not bother even to hear the cries of the dying children and peacocks. This was stated by known critic, poet and […]

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Call for promoting Sindhi culture, literature

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HYDERABAD: Intellec­tuals, writers and academicians have called for opening up branches of the Institute of Sindhology in every divisional headquarters of Sindh to promote the Sindhi culture, literature and language. They said everybody working in any capacity should perform their duties in a befitting manner instead of pleasing bosses. Sindh could only develop and progress […]

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Good news in the days of doom and gloom: of Urdu humour, research and online journals

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Anwer Ahmed Alavi is a humorist and co-editor of Mizah Plus, an Urdu humour magazine published from Karachi. The little-known magazine offers some good pieces of humour both in prose and poetry. What sets the magazine apart from the other Urdu humour magazines — most of which have now succumbed to the tragic financial constraints […]

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Exhibition seeks peace through literature

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LAHORE: Kaneez Fatima Literary Society held an exhibition titled “Peace Through Literature” in collaboration with Lahore Museum at City Heritage Museum (Old Tollinton Market), Lahoreon Thursday. Acting Head of Programmes at the British Council Lahore Rukhsana Asam inaugurated the exhibition whereas a large number of students attended the inaugural ceremony of the exhibition. Literature of […]

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Tolerance opens at VM Gallery

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KARACHI: When artists fuse art with literature and philosophy, one of their aims is to establish a connection between these disciplines. This notion is consolidated when one realises that the primary objective of artists and writers is to discover, chance upon or explore — depending where they position themselves — a balanced approach to life. […]

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Defining Drama for myself

By Saleha Aziz The literal definition of drama is staging the interplay of fictional characters with thematic relevance. Taking the definition a step further, we can say that drama is also a platform provider that mirrors the society we reside in and the issues and ideas that suffuse through it. An expanse of wooden tiles […]

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