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Role of media in portrayal of disabled persons questioned

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KARACHI: Speakers at a programme shared their sentiments about portrayal of persons with disabilities in the media during a panel discussion held in connection with the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on Monday. The programme Media & Disability: Pity-heroism Dichotomy was organised by the Network of Organisations Working for People with Disabilities, Pakistan (NOW­PDP) […]

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Walk the line: Three artists endeavour to uncover society’s complexities

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KARACHI: ‘Line and length’ as a phrase seems simple but, the exhibition at Chawkandi Art Gallery under the same title brings out the complexity of society. The exhibition features the works of three artists, including Arif Hussain Khokhar, Arif Ahmed Ali Manganhar and Munawar Ali Syed. Syed’s straight lines crossing each other in a meshwork […]

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Cultural festival urges peace & tolerance in Sindh

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LARKANA: People and the government should play their due role in warding off extremists from the province and help create a peaceful and tolerant society. This was the gist of a message of the one-day literary and cultural festival organised by the Strengthening Participatory Organisation (SPO) Sindh chapter at the Arts Council of Pakistan here […]

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Expression of thought: Of rituals and taboos passed on

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KARACHI: Five artists tried to highlight the realities of our society — the rituals that reinforce and preserve memories and the taboos that have been passed on from generations to the next. Their works were displayed on Friday in a show, titled ‘Basiliq’, at Sadequain Gallery, Frere Hall. Presented under the magnificent ceiling of the […]

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‘No one was willing to give a blind person a chance to host a radio show’

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KARACHI: Attitudes towards the visually impaired in Pakistan are of a curious nature, oscillating between extreme indifference and ill-advised sympathy. Both are detrimental as they undermine the positive role such an individual can play in society. This is why many strive to generate discourse about the nuance of integrating people with disabilities into society in […]

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Writers urged to use pen for peace and harmony

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HYDERABAD: Participants in a three-day workshop held here on Tuesday emphasized the need for ending ethnic and sectarian divide through writings. The workshop on ‘Writers and artists on peace and harmony’ saw participants from Peshawar, Lahore and Multan come together on a common platform to work for the cause. M. Prakash, president of the Minority […]

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‘Pakistan needs a new social contract’

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By: PEERZADA SALMAN KARACHI: A book on the ebb and flow of Pakistani politics titled Pakistani Siyasat Ke Madd-o-Jazr by Urdu columnist Muqtada Mansoor was launched at the Arts Council on Wednesday. Prof Sahar Ansari, who presided over the programme, said the hallmark of a good book was that it generated debate both for and […]

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Where do we stand? Artist sees only a society of talking parrots

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KARACHI: The Pakistani society is analogous to a rattutota [talking parrot] as people do not even have a basic understanding of their problems, believes artist Amir Raza. His works are on display at the Full Circle Gallery, portraying a history of the region known as the ‘Subcontinent’ and how it has deteriorated since Partition. The […]

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Writers urged to promote social harmony

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QUETTA: Balochistan Chief Minister Dr Abdul Malik Baloch has said that writers, poets and intellectuals have always played a vital role in eliminating extremism from society. He said that as the nation was facing the challenge of extremism, the situation required the writers and poets to intensify their efforts to promote social harmony and human […]

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Workshop on sustainable development

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KARACHI: Emil Wyss, Consul-General of Switzerland, inaugurated a training programme on capacity-building of journalists at the office of Karachi Union of Journalists. The programme on “Sustainable development and role of media” was organised by the Council for Participatory Development. Speaking on the occasion, Wyss stressed sustainable development and the role of the media and said […]

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The media and polarisation

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I have yet to hear a strong voice in the media saying the allegations should be probed and the principle of innocent till proved guilty should be held paramount till the final verdict is out I feel a little odd writing this for the op-ed pages of a newspaper but then I believe it has […]

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