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World heritage: Efforts needed to include more cultural, natural sites to UNESCO list

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ISLAMABAD: The country is lagging behind other nations in terms of listing its cultural sites to the global list of heritage sites. With six sites on the World Heritage List of UNESCO and 18 on a tentative list, Pakistan has no natural or mixed heritage sites on the list. This was stated by Information, Broadcasting […]

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Court directs culture department to provide heritage site details

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KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) directed on Wednesday the provincial culture department authorities to submit details along with the criteria to declare old structures as protected heritage sites. Headed by SHC Chief Justice Faisal Arab, the bench was hearing a petition involving controversy over the declaration of the Hotel Metropole building as a protected […]

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Faiz’s authentic, comprehensive biography

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A LARGE number of books on Faiz Ahmed Faiz (1911-1984), one of the greatest Urdu poets of the 20th century, have been written. The number of books that discuss Faiz exceeds the 100 mark and that does not take into account the periodicals that have brought out special issues or sections on him, nor does […]

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Karachi Literature Festival – expectations and aspirations

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PEERZADA SALMAN KARACHI: While efforts have been made in the past few years to project the soft image of Pakistan to the rest of the world by virtue of its music, films and theatre, one event has gradually but surely assumed the importance of a truly international affair whose warmth and vibrancy have captured the […]

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Karachi Literature Festival

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The Karachi Literature Festival (KLF) has, in a fairly short span of time, turned into one of the country’s most vibrant and key arts and literature platforms. In times when the humdrum of trying daily routines, the gruelling rat race of professional life and a dismal security situation has drained the common citizen, this open-to-all […]

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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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Sindhi Culture Day

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Sindh is a land that has its roots in the Indus Valley Civilisation and its rich heritage resonates with the verses of Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai, Lal Shahbaz Qalander and Sachal Sarmast. The Sindhi Culture Day, also called Ekta (Unity) Day, has been celebrated for the last five years on December 8. It had its […]

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Malik for promoting local language

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QUETTA: Balochistan Chief Minister Dr Abdul Malik Baloch said that local languages and culture were not given due attention so that they could be promoted in the country. “We love our languages and culture, and through paying attention towards promotion of languages we can revive these languages that would lead us to become a nation,” […]

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Culture dept to build heritage institute

KARACHI: A ceremony to lay the foundation stone of Sindh Culture and Heritage Institute will be organised by the culture department at National Museum of Pakistan on February 5. Minister for Culture Sassui Palijo is expected to be the chief guest at the occasion. The Express Tribune

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