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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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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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Stipend committee meeting for needy artists, poets, writers held

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KARACHI: Special Assistant to Chief Minister Sindh for Culture and Tourism Ms Sharmila Faruqui chaired meeting of monthly stipend committee for needy and poor artists, poets and writers. She stressed the need to devise a transparent manner in the process of distribution of stipend to deserving people. The meeting was informed the total 712 artists […]

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The equestrian theme

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KARACHI: In the history of art, painters and sculptors, not to mention writers, have always had a fascination with equestrian themes. Some have tried to use them as multiple metaphors while others have simply endeavoured to interpret the different galloping movements which are difficult to capture in a moment of time. Artist Shan Amrohvi’s latest […]

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Writers on music

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THERE has been a dearth of learned writers on music in Pakistan. If the writers themselves are practising musicians, especially vocalists, and also possess writing skills, they are in a better position to explain and convey to the readers the rich heritage of classical music in the subcontinent and the significance of innumerable raags. Most […]

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Writers to engage book lovers for three days

By: Peerzada Salman KARACHI: This was announced by Oxford University Press managing director Ameena Saiyid at a press conference at the Arts Council Karachi on Wednesday. She gave a presentation which began with a brief overview of last year’s festival. She said 142 speakers, including Hanif Kureishi, Vikram Seth and William Dalrymple, took part in […]

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Defaming Human Rights campaigner: Media mogul promises to take action

ISLAMABAD: The publisher of a leading media house has responded positively to noted rights activist and legal expert Asma Jehangir’s complaint against two columnists who allegedly carried out a ‘character assassination’ on her in their respective write ups early last month. The publisher has promised to take action against the two writers, who were also […]

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