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Anwar Maqsood’s Haaf Playt: Spicy but stale

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KARACHI: Old is not always gold and sometimes can verge on being outdated. When Anwar Maqsood, Pakistan’s premiere satirist, took his PTV classic Half Plate to the Arts Council stage as Haaf Playt, he reminded us that some classics are better left untouched. The change in spelling, possibly to avoid copyright infringement is, sadly, the […]

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Seeing the plate half full

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KARACHI: Those of us who have had the pleasure of watching writer Anwar Maqsood’s tele-drama ‘Half Plate’ on PTV in the 1990s would agree that it’s one of those high-quality pieces of writing where literary humour blends with bitter reality like a dream to create a work of art that’s not a tragicomedy but something […]

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‘I wrote Half Plate for Khalida Riyasat’

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KARACHI: A stage play titled ‘Haaf Plate’, based on the famous long drama that ran on PTV in the 1990s, will be staged from Dec 10 at the Arts Council, announced Anwar Maqsood, the writer of both the play and its adaptation, at a press conference on Saturday afternoon. He made it a point to […]

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