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    Basant In Lahore 16 Feb 2016 Holidays

  • 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’...

  • 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...

    In mid-October last year, the government created a committee consisting of several bureaucrats, Lahore-based politicians, and the heads of kite-flying and kite-making associations...

  • Salam Basant

    Thinking about his promise two days after a minister in Punjab falsely declared a return of the great kite-flying festival, the progressive prime ministerial streak could soon have him talking fondly about Basant...

    The writer is Dawn’s resident editor in Lahore...

  • Basant means happiness and all it takes are a few precautions

    It surely does occur to every true Lahori just why do our religious ‘experts’, whom the establishment remains scared of, want Basant banned...

    Punjab notes: Basant: yellow fields and Lahore’s colourless skyFirst they said it was a Hindu festival, which scholars proved as an incorrect assertion because every place on mother earth, all with varying religions, has its Spring Festival...

  • Seven killed during Eid holidays

    RAWALPINDI: Seven people, including two women, were killed and over 450 others injured in separate incidents during the Eid holidays, police said...

    According to Holy Family Hospital (HFH)’s deputy medical superintendent Dr Shahzad Rehan, 160 victims of motorcycle-related accidents were treated at the hospital during the holidays...

  • Summer holidays in FDE schools likely from 6th

    Earlier, Federal Directorate of Education had announced summer holidays from June 11 to August 10, 2015 due to inter-provincial games here at Pakistan Sports Complex from June 9 to 12, where 15,000 students were supposed to watch games...

    As per calendar our holidays start from June 6,” said Shahnaz A Riaz, director general FDE...

  • Eidul Azha holidays from Sept 1 to 4

    The federal government announced a four-day holiday on account of Eidul Azha, falling on September 2, Saturday, via a notification issued by the interior ministry on Wednesday...

    All offices will remained closed from September 1 to 4 — Friday to Monday, both days inclusive — according to the notification, DawnNews reported
  • Summer holidays from tomorrow

    ISLAMABAD: The academic session at the schools and colleges of the federal capital ends tomorrow (Friday) with summer holidays being observed from June 6 to August 9...

    Earlier, FDE had announced summer holidays from June 11 to August 10, 2015 as inter-provincial games were scheduled to be held from June 9 to 12 which were to be attended by 15,000 students...

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