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  • Committees formed to probe death of student at Rawalpindi college

    The Punjab Higher Education Department on Friday ordered the creation of two committees to probe the death of a 20-year-old university student whose body was found in a hostel in Rawalpindi's Government Post-Graduate College for Girls on Friday...

    The source claimed that Fatima had died to the negligence of the college administration...

  • Pakistan's mixed martial arts fighter Uloomi Karim downs India's Yadwinder Singh

    Pakistan's Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter Uloomi Karim Shaheen on Saturday beat India's Yadwinder Singh in a World Series of Fighting Global Championship (WSOF-GC) bout at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Manila, Philippines...

    Ahmed Mujtaba, another MMA fighter from Pakistan, was also successful at Manila as he beat Philippines' Neil Laranow in the first round via a Triangle Choke...

  • 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...

    In that regard, he said, the Arts Council had an important role to play...

  • Karachi City of Lights festival brings a glow to arts

    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 performing and visual arts at the Fomma Trust-Art Centre at Zamzama Park on Friday...

    CAP’s executive director Swaleha Alam Shahzada shared that the aim of the festival was to give room to tolerant activities through arts...

  • Evolution, social impact of performing arts discussed

    KARACHI: “Art should be accessible to everyone for it to be meaningful,” said Sheema Kermani, underscoring how performing arts in Pakistan are neglected and those who believe in their power for bringing about a positive change in society are struggling for their (arts’) sustenance...

    At a talk held on Wednesday at the Oxford bookshop on the book Gender, Politics, and Performance in South Asia, editors of the book — Kermani, Asif...

  • Spirit of the arts lobby

    A NEWS photograph of the Karachi University arts lobby showing defiant participants of a seminar on the missing Baloch earlier this week triggered a flood of memories with the mind zooming in and out of events spanning 35 years...

    It was befitting then that the organisers quickly chose to go ahead with their seminar in the arts lobby that, over the years, has been a proud venue for many acts of defiance and sacrifice for the cause of...

  • Afghan martial arts bout reveals a nation divided

    KABUL: A martial arts bout in Afghanistan was billed as a bare-knuckle duel for supremacy, but it has become a lightning rod for long-simmering ethnic rivalries that threaten to tear the country apart...

    Instead, the mixed martial arts challenge devolved into a maelstrom, with fans from both sides spewing ethnic vitriol on social media, prompting it to be cancelled after pleas from top officials...

  • Arts from Islamic world at Sotheby’s

    Sotheby’s Middle East and 19th Century European Painting Department has organised its Orientalist and Middle Eastern Week (April 25 to 26) in London comprising the Oriental Sale, Arts from the Islamic World and 20th Century Art/Middle East...

  • Performers show their mettle at GIKI arts festival

    SWABI: The young artists belonging to different universities and Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA) enthralled audience with their performing during the three-day arts festival at Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology...

    The plays that received appreciation from the audience included Nang of Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad, Blood and Other Drug and Aik Alif of Comsats Lahore, It’s not About...

  • Mixed martial arts – another line of self defence

    In a building in the middle of G-11 Markaz, a small club with a big reputation trains future mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters in Islamabad...

    While the younger fighters are more inclined towards training for national and international competitions, girls, women and men come to Fight Fortress to learn self defence techniques...

  • 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...

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