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Literary Notes: Of magical realism, political critique and translations in Urdu

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MAGIC and realism car­ry two apparently contradicting connotations. But a literary technique that caught the fancy of readers and critics alike in the third and fourth decades of the 20th century was called magical realism. Some Latin American fiction writers have used this technique wonderfully in last few decades, too. Alternatively called marvellous realism and […]

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War of words intensifies on social media

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ISLAMABAD – With opposition uniting against the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf’s government, the war of words on social media is becoming intense once again. With over 19.5 million tweets, the trend faqirazam (the biggest beggar) was among the top trend where PML-N supporters ridiculed Prime Minister by showing how Khan is doing exactly opposite to what he had been […]

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Sarwar launches ‘Clean and Green Pakistan’ campaign

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LAHORE: Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar on Saturday said government has launched an indiscriminate anti-encroachment campaign across Punjab. Addressing the inauguration ceremony of ‘Clean and Green Pakistan’ at Town Hall, he said strict action was being taken against encroachers without considering their political affiliation. The governor said the programme was not related to a single […]

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Ignorant people in the media

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All political, economic, social or administrative measures that the incoming government implements or enacts will be as null and void as were those of the Raisani government Ghaus Bakhsh Barozai, the Balochistan caretaker chief minister (CM), speaking recently at the Punjab University (PU) said that the “Punjab was like Balochistan’s big brother and had made […]

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