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Nazar-ul-Hasan: A promising theatre actor

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We have seen that most theatre actors, who shift to small screen or films, stand out amidst the rest and are usually better performers than their contemporaries because of the value of training theatre lends to them. Some of the names in the list include Zahid Ahmed, Sanam Saeed, Osman Khalid Butt, Mohib Mirza and […]

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Sindh Festival

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THE celebration of festivals was a good step. It was for the first time that a cultural festival was celebrated in Sindh. But the way it was celebrated I can’t say that it was a cultural festival. A lot of events could have been included by having exhibitions of handicraft, indigenous sports, horse and cattle […]

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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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Ruins of Moenjo Daro: Culture officials no-show at court

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KARACHI: Concerns on national as well as international levels have been raised about the damages that the world heritage site of Moen Jo Daro may have suffered because of the opening ceremony of the Sindh Festival 2014. None of the officials from the Sindh government, however, appeared in court on Wednesday to quash these concerns. […]

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The favourite son of Sindh also rises

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THATTA: What do you get when a 50-year-old political party claims to be the sole representative of a 5,000-year-old culture? The Sindh Festival’s closing ceremony — thinly veiled political propaganda hidden inside a poorly planned event. Under a scorching sun and almost unbearable heat, the closing ceremony of the Sindh Festival on Saturday was in […]

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Sindh Festival ends on a high with Abida Parween’s dhamaal

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THATTA: The 15-day Sindh Festival, organised to promote the vibrant culture and traditions of the province, ended on high with a dhamaal by the living legend, Abida Parween, on Saturday. Unlike most events of the festival, which had largely catered to the viewing pleasures of a hand-picked audience, the closing ceremony at Makli Stadium in […]

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Sindh Festival event cut short over Karachi bus tragedy

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HYDERABAD: Fifty something Yousuf Khoso was quite happy after being adjudged runner-up in a horse riding competition held at the ground located off Hyderabad by-pass as part of Sindh Festival here on Thursday. “It is the horse ‘Dilbar’ which won the race against me and its rider was Imran,” said Yousuf. He looks after around […]

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Promoting culture: Shabana Azmi visits Sindh Festival

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KARACHI: Indian film star Shabana Azmi and PPP leader MPA Owais Muzaffar toured the Sindh “Festival” city at Bagh-e-Ibne Qasim on Tuesday. Azmi purchased souvenirs from various stalls and sampled the food available there. She praised Bilawal Bhutto Zardari for organising the event, saying it will highlight the culture of Sindh at an international level. […]

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A welcome initiative

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The ongoing Sindh Festival has helped flash a bright, clear and welcome spotlight on the distinctiveness, richness and inherent liberalism of the Sindhi culture. The open-to-public musical shows, poetry recitations and sports tournaments at the festival are nothing short of a rare and welcome elixir for a populace that has since long been doing little […]

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Karachi’s gotten cultural

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As the Sindh Festival is well underway, moving smoothly from its grand launch in Moenjo Daro, that impressed some with its 3D laser show and scandalized others with its semi-clad dancers, to Karachi, where it has taken over the huge expanse of the Ibn-e-Qasim park where a Festival City featuring handicrafts and traditional foods from […]

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Ajrak, from Mohenjo Daro’s priest to Sindh Festival

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KARACHI: “Jiye Sindh jiye Sindh wara jiyan, Ajrak Topi wara jiyan,” a recorded song by Ahmed Mughal was the day’s pick as Karachiites moved to a destination with a diverse array of traditional and cultural crafts, cuisine and entertainment – Bagh Ibne Qasim. Sindh Festival protecting and promoting culture and traditions of Sindh, is being […]

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Silence returns to Moenjodaro

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LARKANA: Silence — the hallmark of Mound of the Dead — returned to Moenjodaro on Sunday after a few days of hectic activity for the fanfare organised as an international event a day earlier when the ruins bathed in colourful lights and reverberated with dance, music and other enthralling performances by artistes. The event — […]

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Festival for peace

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THE incongruities that exist in Pakistan would be fascinating had they not highlighted serious divisions and issues. Consider, for example, the fact that at the Sindh festival that kicked off in Moenjodaro on Saturday, security arrangements saw 2,000 policemen guarding some 500 guests. Although interior Sindh has not been as affected by militancy as many […]

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Extraordinary measures being taken for Mohenjo Daro’s integrity

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KARACHI: The Sindh Festival and the Sindh government are taking every necessary measure to ensure the integrity of the ancient ruins at Mohenjo Daro, Sindh, the location of the Opening Ceremony of the debut Sindh Festival, scheduled for February 1. “We are grateful for the concern voiced by Pakistanis on all media platforms about protecting […]

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