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  • Carpet industry for softer image of Pakistan

    LAHORE: The Pakistan Carpet Manufacturers and Exporters Association (PCMEA) urged the government to involve the handmade carpet industry in building a softer image of the country abroad with a view to enhancing exports and convincing buyers in Europe and USA to seek ‘Made in Pakistan’ tag on hand-knotted carpets again...

    In a press statement, PCMEA Chairman Usman Ghani stressed the need for convincing foreign buyers who hesitate in...

  • First film fest in Gaza sees red carpet amid the rubble

    While designer dresses and bling ruled the red carpet at Cannes this week, a very different celebration of the arts unfolded in a ruined Gaza neighbourhood...

    Also read: Bloody Sunday in GazaThe most striking aspect of the festival?The long red carpet that snaked its way through long stretches of rubble and devastated housing, making a statement much more powerful than any celebrity appearance...

  • Five stand-out red carpet trends at Cannes

    Here's a round up of the hottest style trends at Cannes, as seen on the red carpet and more:White was a winning colour on the red carpet — all the better to show off that sun-kissed tan!Who wore it best? Actress Emma Stone in Christian Dior Haute Couture, model Bar Refaeli in a draped column by Roland Mouret, Doutzen Kroes in Atelier Versace...

    Moving beyond baring just a midriff, red carpet looks played peek-a-boo with a vengeance......

  • Israel rolls out the red carpet for Modi; Iran talks Kashmir

    Mr Khamenei in 2010 had said: “The major duties of the elite of the Islamic Ummah is to provide help to the Palestinian nation and the besieged people of Gaza, to sympathise and provide assistance to the nations of Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq and Kashmir, to engage in struggle and resistance against the aggressions of the United States and the Zionist regime...

  • Glam squad: 8 Pakistani celebs who rocked the red carpet this summer

    The revival of the Pakistani cinema has brought with it lots of movie premieres and promotions and you know what that means? They're rolling out the red carpets!Whether it's the carpet leading to the cinema or the one laid out at award shows, we all know it's where the real drama lies...

    i feel she could do without them and still look smashing!Our favourites: When she looked like a vintage pin-up doll in this Elan ball dress, this...

  • Carpet industry needs value addition, says Dastagir

    While addressing the opening ceremony of a four-day exhibition organised by Pakistan Carpet Manufac­turers and Exporters Association (PCMEA) on Tuesday, he said that the prime minister would announce a relief package for export oriented sector this week...

    Pakistan will import cheap products from across the globe including India,” the minister said...

  • Khan of Kalat Palace: throne and Kashan carpet

    Then there’s a remarkable black and white photograph taken by Arif Mahmood capturing the grand drawing room of the palace with a 1,000sqft early 18th century Kashan carpet taken from the Mashhad Fort by the driving hordes of the Khan’s marauding forces...

  • Exploring Chinese carpet market

    LAHORE: The Xining International Carpet Exhibition has provided Pakistani exhibitors an excellent opportunity to showcase their unique handmade carpets and enhance their competitiveness to tap the future China markets...

    Punjab Industries Minister Ch Mohammad Shafique, who led the delegation of Pakistan Carpets Manu­facturers and Exp­orters Association, said the successful participation in the exhibition, which held between June...

  • UK rolls out red carpet for China's Xi on contentious visit

    LONDON : Chinese President Xi Jinping was to address Britain's Parliament and dine with Queen Elizabeth II on Tuesday as he began a state visit to cement the close economic ties between the two countries — a trip that risks being overshadowed by concerns about the effects of Chinese competition on the British economy...

    Britain splashed out a welcome full of tradition and pomp for the Chinese leader's four-day visit, driving Xi the half...
  • Uzbek carpet weavers closing down workshops in Karachi

    KARACHI: Putting their weaving tools aside, the Uzbek refugees from Afghanistan have bolted majority of their carpet weaving workshops in Camp Jadeed citing “rising expenses”, and “fear of harassment”, it emerged on Sunday...

    Many still have carpet looms inside their homes for orders on the side, says Haji Nadir, 55, a respected elder of the community involved in the craft of carpet weaving for more than 30 years...

  • Saudi film fans revel on ‘green carpet’ as fest begins

    DAMMAM: The “red carpet” was made of green artificial turf and women wore traditional black robes instead of plunging necklines when the third Saudi Film Festival opened on Thursday night...

    Although public cinemas are banned in the conservative kingdom, there is a growing interest in cinema and film-making...

  • Magic carpet ride

    Others rejected the idea that any kind of intervention would prove successful in such a ‘den of thieves’ while the business-minded wondered what would become of lamp oil and carpet prices, Agrabah’s main exports, in the wake of a bombing campaign...

    Except sometimes that short cut may strand you in Agrabah without a magic carpet in sight...

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