Pakistan News

    Basant Festival Date In Lahore 2014 Nfl

  • Basant Festival draws crowd to Lok Virsa

    ISLAMABAD: The National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage, Lok Virsa, organised a one-day Basant Festival on its premises on Sunday, the last day of the chunri and kite making training programme...

    The six-day training programme in chunri (tie-dye) and kite making to mark Basant, was part of a series of programmes that Lok Virsa organised under the title of ‘Craft of the Month’...

  • US Vice president exits NFL game after anthem protest

    US Vice President Mike Pence walked out of an NFL game Sunday after some players knelt for the national anthem, the latest twist in a running saga over the controversial protests against racial injustice...

    "While everyone is entitled to their own opinions, I don't think it's too much to ask NFL players to respect the Flag and our National Anthem," Pence tweeted...

  • Wave of protests grip NFL after Trump urges fan boycott

    Trump ignited a firestorm of criticism after comments on Friday in which he described NFL players who chose to take a knee through renditions of “The Star-Spangled Banner” as “sons of bitches” who should be fired...

    The US leader doubled down on those remarks in an early morning tweet, urging fans to boycott the NFL as long as the protests continued...

  • NFL players kneel in protest after Trump urges fans to boycott games

    A wave of protests swept across the National Football League (NFL) on Sunday as United States (US) President Donald Trump escalated his feud with players who kneel during the US national anthem to draw attention to racial injustice...

    Trump ignited a firestorm of criticism after comments on Friday in which he described NFL players who chose to take a knee through renditions of “The Star-Spangled Banner” as “sons-of-bit***s” who should...

  • Pakistani-American billionaire Shahid Khan says jealousy drives Trump's attacks on NFL

    Jacksonville Jaguars owner Pakistani-born American billionaire Shahid Khan says United States (US) President Donald Trump is “jealous” of the NFL and trying to soil its image in “personal” attacks in an interview with USA Today published on Thursday...

    The 67-year-old who also owns English football club Fulham, spoke at an NFL owners meetings in New York, where team owners and players met to discuss Trump's call for the league to...

  • Basant ban and the loss of livelihood

    LAHORE: The Punjab government brought Basant to a drastic end in 2007 following deaths due to chemicalised twine...

    But the blanket ban did not only contain deaths, it affected every aspect of the huge informal industry that started functioning weeks ahead of Basant...

  • Basant and spring, a heady combination

    KARACHI: Despite basant and particularly kite-flying becoming a much polarised and politicised yearly event, the seasonal festival celebrations at the DA Country & Golf Club on Sunday saw family and friends gather together to celebrate the Basant & Spring Gala 2016 amid much fanfare...

    The festivities were as much an ode to the basant festival as they were in celebration of spring in Karachi which vanishes as quickly as it comes...

  • Lok Virsa celebrates Basant with song competition

    ISLAMABAD: Lok Virsa organised a Basant song competition on Sunday to celebrate spring, featuring several musicians from across the country...

    Executive Director Dr Fouzia Saeed said it was very important to celebrate traditional events such as Basant...

  • No more Basant...

    He was brought to the police station for having the temerity to fly a kite in these dry days of prohibition in Lahore...

    Kite-flying is a serious offence in Lahore as well as in other parts of Punjab which may periodically suffer on account of officers too lenient to enforce the ban...

  • Another year without Basant

    IN a tweet sent on Feb 7, Shahbaz Sharif reiterated his government’s policy of a “complete ban” on Basant in Punjab...

    The statement puts to rest months of speculation concerning a regulated revival of the festival...

  • More
Back to top