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  • Arts Council’s youth festival begins on May 23

    KARACHI: This year’s second youth festival organised by the Arts Council of Pakistan Karachi in collaboration with the I Am Karachi initiative will be held from May 23 to May 30...

    This was announced by the secretary of the council, Ahmed Shah, at a press conference on Tuesday...

  • Arts council polls held amid high hopes on both sides

    KARACHI: Actors, musicians, politicians and theatre artistes thronged the Arts Council premises on Sunday to cast their votes for the two competing panels of Ahmed Shah-Ejaz Farooqi and Sheher-i-Quaid...

    Since 1954 the voting for the new governing body members of the Arts Council, of around 6,000 members, is held every year in December...

  • Arts Council elections marred by rigging controversy

    KARACHI: Uncertainty loomed over the results of the annual elections for the Arts Council of Pakistan Karachi’s office-bearers and governing body members on Sunday night...

    Things got so tense that the South Deputy Commissioner (who was the election commissioner) had to take away the ballot boxes with him...

  • Arts council’s magazine launched

    KARACHI: A literary and cultural magazine, Arzhang, published by the Arts Council of Pakistan was launched on its premises on Tuesday...

    She congratulated the Arts Council for undertaking such an important task...

  • Arts Council’s theatre festival ends

    KARACHI: The first Theatre Festival organised by the Arts Council of Pakistan closed on Tuesday evening with a performance of the play Aarfy, which had already been staged during the early days of the event...

    He opened his speech by saying that all bad people lived in Karachi...

  • Theatre Festival begins at Arts Council

    KARACHI: Theatre lovers and practitioners flocked to the Arts Council of Pakistan Karachi on the inaugural day of the first Theatre Festival organised by the council on Thursday...

    Look at Karachi’s population, it’s (20 million) one-tenth of Pakistan...

  • Arts council to mark ‘50 years of Sahiwal’

    SAHIWAL: Sahiwal Art Council (SAC), in collaboration with the Government Post-Graduate College and other local partners, is celebrating ‘50 Years of Sahiwal City’...

    During the colonial era, a British town planner developed a small town “Montgomery” on the Karachi-Lahore railway line which was named after Sir Robert Montgomery, the then lieutenant Governor of Punjab...

  • Arts Council’s Theatre Festival to begin on Nov 3

    KARACHI: The first theatre festival organised by the Arts Council of Pakistan Karachi, which was supposed to be held in August but could not because of financial constraints, will now begin on Nov 3 with Zia Mohyeddin-directed play Khawabon Ke Musafir and end on Nov 21, announced the council’s Ahmed Shah at a press conference on Wednesday afternoon...

    Elaborating on the reason for the delay, Mr Shah said the months of June and July...

  • Arts Council officials get pre-arrest bail

    KARACHI: The president, secretary and an executive director of the Arts Council of Pakistan, Karachi were on Monday granted pre-arrest bail for their alleged involvement in corruption...

    The NAB officials on July 30 had visited the ACP after receiving a complaint and sought records of the council...

  • Karachi City of Lights festival brings a glow to arts

    KARACHI: With temperatures rising in the city, it wouldn’t be surprising to see only a few leaving their homes to attend any event but by the evening considerable number of people had gathered to see the public space luminous with art installations and performers entertaining audiences...

    A joint effort of the Citizens Archive of Pakistan (CAP) and ‘I AM Karachi’, the Karachi City of Lights Festival brought a glowing radiance to...

  • US Senate invites social media giants to testify in 2016 election probe

    The United States House and Senate intelligence committees are inviting tech giants Facebook, Twitter and Alphabet the parent company of Google to appear for public hearings as part of their investigations into Russia's interference in the 2016 US election, The Associated Press learned on Thursday...

    In a joint statement, Schiff and Republican Representative Mike Conaway from Texas, who is leading the House investigation, said they...

  • Putin-linked think tank drew up plan to sway 2016 US election

    A Russian government think tank controlled by Vladimir Putin developed a plan to swing the 2016 US presidential election to Donald Trump and undermine voters’ faith in the American electoral system, three current and four former US officials told Reuters...

    They described two confidential documents from the think tank as providing the framework and rationale for what US intelligence agencies have concluded was an intensive effort by...

  • How YouTube is shaping the 2016 US presidential election

    IN the years since Sarah Palin’s sound bites and the “Obama girl” cemented 2008 as America’s first “YouTube election”, the world’s most popular video site has proven even more spellbinding — and powerful — than political campaigns ever imagined...

    Since April 2015, Google data show, Americans have watched 12,500 years’ worth (110 million hours) of YouTube videos about the 2016 issues and candidates...

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