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Fahmida Riaz remembered with teary eyes

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KARACHI: It was an evening that exuded pure emotion and love. The cultural space T2F had a panel of some of the known writers and social figures of the city that went down memory lane to pay tribute to poet Fahmida Riaz who passed away on Nov 21 in Lahore. A few speakers even choked […]

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Noted poet and columnist Jamiluddin Aali passes away

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KARACHI: Noted poet, writer and columnist Jamiluddin Aali passed away after a protracted illness here on Monday. He was around 90. Aali, who was most famous for the numerous national songs he penned, had been under treatment at a private hospital for the last three days. Heart failure was stated to be the cause of […]

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Ironic to see Sadequain being used for commercial benefits

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KARACHI: Master painter, muralist, calligrapher and poet Sadequain is being remembered at an exhibition of his rare works that validate his stature as a man of both letters and brushstrokes. The exhibition, put together by the Institute of Business Administration as part of its 60th anniversary celebrations, kicked off with a seminar, titled ‘Sadequain in […]

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Call to include Joyo’s works in textbooks

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HYDERABAD: Intellectuals, writers and poets have declared noted scholar and translator, Muhammad Ibrahim Joyo a great critic and a man of letters of the 20th and 21st century and demanded his writings be made part of textbooks to enable the youth to benefit from them. They were speaking at a conference on ‘Muhammad Ibrahim Joyo, […]

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Aks-e-Rahat launched

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A book ‘Aks-e-Rahat’ by young poetess Asma Rahat was launched during a ceremony organised by Rawalpindi Arts Council (RAC) here on Monday. Prof Dr Ehsan Akbar presided over the ceremony. Aks-e-Rahat is the first poetic book of Asma Rahat. Addressing the ceremony, Prof Dr Ehsan Akbar said that although Asma was a new comer in […]

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Jalibs for everyone

By: Asha’ar Rehman IT has been exactly 20 years — 20 long years — since Habib Jalib passed away on March 12, 1993. The anger shows no signs of ebbing. The street agitation spearheaded by Jalib continues unabated, with one or another manifestation of him unavoidably in the central role. Back in the 1990s, when […]

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Noted journalist, poet Anwar Pirzado remembered

By: Razzak Abro KARACHI: Speakers at a book launching ceremony held on Saturday evening opined that senior journalist, poet and anthropologist, Anwar Pirzado, remained a source of inspiration for youth in his life, and his work had continued the job even after his death. People from intelligentsia, journalism and civil society gathered at Arts Council […]

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