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Pakistani culture — the two narratives

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What is our culture? Is it the one that Muhammad Bin Qasim brought with him or that of Mohenjodaro and Harappa? This has been debated a lot and written about since partition. And in contemporary times, Bollywood films and most recently Turkish dramas have been blamed for “damaging” our culture. This was what speakers at […]

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Utmost care taken while holding Sindh Festival

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KARACHI: Despite almost three weeks into the successful holding of the opening ceremony of Sindh’s cultural extravaganza at Mohenjodaro, the debate over the damages the festival ‘could have caused’ continues unabated. Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Patron-in-Chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari had time and again said that the festival did not damage the ruins of Mohenjodaro. He […]

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A show of colours to revive the ‘dead’ civilisation

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Instead of usual dusty plains, the Mound of the Dead was a palette of red, green and purple hues. At the world heritage site of Mohenjodaro, around 600 people, mostly ministers, diplomats and journalists, witnessed the sights and sounds of the long lost Indus Valley civilisation on February 1. Amid the sounds and lights, the […]

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Sindh festival: Bilawal praised

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LONDON: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has been praised for his daring and open criticism of Taliban and other extremist groups and for organising the Sindhi cultural festival to highlight the real heritage of Pakistan. Bilawal told The Telegraph that his “two-week cultural festival was designed to reclaim ground lost to militants […]

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Efforts for Sindh Festival gear up amid controversy over location of stage

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MOENJODARO: As the clock ticks closer to the Feb 1 kick-off of the Sindh Festival in the important archaeological site of Moenjodaro, media reports about the main stage being constructed in a protected area has prompted Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari to visit the site and survey the potential for damage. Mr Bhutto-Zardari, chairman of the PPP and […]

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Preserving our cultural heritage

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ISLAMABAD: This is with reference to your story “Civil society starts own ‘coup’ to protect culture” (January 30). I am shocked to see the picture of the Moenjo Daro site published alongside the story, which shows a huge stage being erected right inside the archaeological site to launch the Sindh Cultural Festival, which is being […]

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Don’t ruin the ruins, SHC tells govt

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Karachi: By the looks of it, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari’s plan to bring Mohenjodaro and Makli back to life has backfired. The Sindh High Court has stepped in to stop the authorities from possibly destroying the protected archaeological site of Mohenjodaro by staging a cultural show on the ancient ruins. First it was the civil society […]

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Sindh Festival: synonym for renaissance

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The masses were barred from getting an education and so they could neither read nor understand the Bible. The high illiteracy rate of the poor people was exploited by the religious class, which would extort money from them by lying about Biblical commands Pakistan has a 95 percent strong Muslim population, with the same religion […]

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Mohenjodaro 2014 — peace through culture

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KARACHI: The nation hit by terrorism, sectarianism and ethnic tensions burst into applause on Sunday night when young leadership of the Pakistan People’s Party announced to use one of the richest cultures of the world for promotion of peace in the society. “Terrorists want our country to have a primitive society …It is up to […]

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