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  • Pundits predict repeat of voting patterns from 2013 election

    RAWALPINDI: The results of the cantonment board elections are likely to be a reflection of the results of the 2013 elections with Nawaz Sharif’s PML-N and Imran Khan’s PTI emerging as the two strongest parties...

    Almost all major political parties are participating in the elections, but a real contest is only expected between the two main rivals
  • Metaphoric use of patterns by artists in group show

    LAHORE: Patterns in every sphere of life have their own importance be it social, political or or some other...

    This was emphasised in a group show at Ejaz Art Gallery, titled ‘Within Patterns’ where artists put on display a host of works creating new patterns and giving them novel meanings...

  • Reading between the lines — exploring the patterns of life

    Nageen Hyat, founder and director of the gallery, said: “This exquisite exhibition of miniature paintings by three talented young artists, Sadaf Javaid, Osama Bin Shahab and Hira Shakir, are a wonderful expression of modern day life and the interconnectedness of its patterns...

    ”She added: “There exist many patterns besides our own...

  • PFDC design district to take fashion to another level

    LAHORE: When it comes to defining what has been achieved after four days of back-to-back fashion, eight years of fashion weeks and 10 years since the establishment of Pakistan Fashion Design Council (PFDC), perhaps no one can put it in better words than the council’s Chairperson Sehyr Saigol when she announced the establishment of a ‘design district’ in Lahore...

    She added that through the design district the gap between artisans,...

  • Design, build, fly contest concludes at GIK Institute

    SWABI: A three-day design, build and fly competition concluded at the Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology here on Monday...

    On the occasion, Mr Ikram said the PAC had been cooperating with GIK Institute since the start of the design, build and fly contest a decade back to hunt the young talent...

  • Desi by design

    The IVS exercise, a week-long venture, is part of the IVS Foundation Programme’s design to heighten perceptions, build awareness and sensitivity to the socio-cultural environment, and inculcate a sense of responsibility towards constructive and innovative change in the fields of art design and architecture...

    An enthusiastic engagement with the art / craft was evident in the students’ brash almost gleeful stroke play in bold...

  • Exhibition held to celebrate Italian creativity and design

    Organised by the Italian Consulate in Karachi at LuckyOne Mall on Friday, the exhibition, mostly comprising panel installations lining the mall’s atrium, displayed Italian creativity and design in developing objects that have now become common in our daily life — pasta, coffee makers, footwear, designer clothes, high-speed weaving machines, scooters, electricity meters, paper moulds, etc...

  • Suicide by design?

    WHATEVER you say about Pakistan’s foreign policy and its de jure head, Sartaj Aziz, you will have to concede both are pretty consistent, and if this consistency of thought and policy comes at unimaginable cost to the nation so be it...

    Towards the end of last week in an interview to Reuters, the prime minister’s adviser on foreign affairs, answered the critics of the country’s policy who say Pakistan does not crack down on all militant...
  • COVER:The footsteps of design:Artisans, Sufis, Shrines

    The colonial administrators engaged the Punjabi artisans through art education and architecture, and the policies devised and implemented in England for promoting design education in Punjab were emulated in Punjab with similar theoretical assumptions...

    “A key concern of the Cole circle was how to increase the market value of artisanal and industrial products … that designers should take inspiration from nature rather than ancient...

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