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  • Artists launch Dil Sey Pakistan song

    ISLAMABAD: Various artists launched a new song, complete with a video, titled Dil Sey Pakistan on Wednesday at the National Press Club to celebrate 70 years of independence...

    The video starts with a scene from a mela where artists are singing the song and features a student of Army Public School Peshawar, Aakif Azeem...

  • Artists look to counter violent extremism in Pakistan

    Pakistan has been battling Islamic extremists for more than a decade, but despite $30 billion in US aid and an American drone campaign, the country still hosts powerful armed groups that have killed tens of thousands of people...

    In the southern port city of Karachi, friends of the late Sabeen Mahmud, an activist gunned down in April because of her liberal views, have assembled 300 local artists to paint over violent graffiti...

  • Artists reclaim Karachi walls from hate graffiti

    Now a group of artists and volunteers are reclaiming the walls by painting them with cheerful designs aimed at bringing some happiness and pride back to an often violent, chaotic and corrupt city...

    Karachi, Pakistan’s economic capital and biggest metropolis, has been swamped in recent years by a wave of extortion, murder and kidnapping — for religious, criminal, ethnic and political reasons...

  • Artists’ work: The ripple effect

    Artist residencies are a great way to experience new places, often taking the artists away from tourist sites into everyday situations...

    These residencies become even more interesting for visiting artists when they are held in cities like Karachi...

  • Group exhibition featuring eight artists opens today

    ISLAMABAD: Eight artists have contributed to a new group exhibition, titled The Onrushing 2, which will be inaugurated at Gallery 6 today (Saturday)...

    The participating artists, Doda Khan Badini, Faiz Supro, Javed Iqbal Mughal, Kishwar Kiani, Maham Mujtaba, Rubab Jawaid, Sajjad Nawaz and Unab Sambal, are exhibiting mostly portraits and landscapes in mixed media...

  • Marwari artists in Peshawar fear losing their language, culture

    Most members of the community have switched over to other professionsHe said that only three or four musicians of his community, out of hundreds of deserving artists, were benefited from the government’s monthly stipend scheme...

    “Most of the young artists have turned to computer music as they are no more interested in learning traditional music...

  • Artists remember Peshawar tragedy

    These images and installations are the works of over 80 artists who responded to a call from Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) and its Shakir Ali Museum which sought description of their feelings on the incident through their art...

    Arranged in collaboration with the Artists Association of Pakistan, the exhibition titled, ‘Massacre of Innocents’ is also a message from the artist community that they stood with the nation and...

  • Little artists highlight culture of Peshawar

    PESHAWAR: Schoolchildren highlighted various aspects of the rich culture of Peshawar at a painting and calligraphy contest arranged by Gandhara Hindko Academy here on Thursday...

    The contestants, both boys and girls, used water colours to spotlight the tangible heritage of Peshawar as observed by them
  • Artists discuss promotion of animated movies

    ISLAMABAD: Artists from different parts of the country attended an exhibition for the promotion of animated movies and comic books here on Sunday...

    Organised by software engineering and fine arts students, 20 stalls were set up at the exhibition to display the work of the artists...

  • Young artists bring mighty mountains to life on canvas

    The exhibition was organised by the Development Communications Network (Devcom-Pakistan) in collaboration with the RAC in connection with the 7th Pakistan Mountain Festival...

    Senior artists appreciated the work of post-graduate and undergraduate students from government and private education institutions...

  • Artists revision Stalin’s ‘Jewish Autonomous Republic’

    In Moscow, elevators bring luxury cars to the penthouse doors of oligarchs, so why not do the same for the folks in Birobidzhan? The work is one of many produced during a trip to Birobidzhan by US, European and South Korean artists, who have each responded to the area’s unique combination of Soviet Jewish heritage, Chinese influence and modern Russian reality...

    Bringing artists to Birobidzhan means they can tell the city’s story to a...

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