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  • The beats of qawali and Sufism

    Witty one-liners by writer Dr Arfa Syeda Zehra taking subtle digs at the provincial government dominated an enchanting discussion on qawali, titled ‘Festivity of Soul: the Tradition of Qawali’, at the Lahore Literary Festival...

    Adding to this Dr Aziz said: “The qawali we listen to today cannot be certainly said if it’s the same as introduced by Amir Khusro...

  • Little Afghan Messi fan not giving up on meeting idol

    KABUL: The five-year-old Afghan boy who won the Internet's heart when he was pictured wearing a plastic bag as an improvised Lionel Messi jersey is still eager to meet the Argentine football superstar, he told AFP Friday...

    Murtaza Ahmadi travelled with his family to Kabul this week to receive two jerseys autographed by Messi and presented to the young fan by UNICEF
  • Bethlehem fetes Palestinian Arab Idol singing hero

    BETHLEHEM: Hundreds of Palestinians celebrated in Bethlehem after a young singer from the occupied West Bank city became the second Palestinian to win the Arab Idol television song contest...

    He became the second Palestinian to win the contest after Mohammed Assaf, who was raised in a refugee camp in the Gaza Strip, won Arab Idol against all odds aged 23 in 2013...

  • 'Idol' singers — Japan's obsession with minor girls

    She is a so-called “idol” singer, common in Japan, where rights groups have complained that society's sometimes permissive view of the sexualisation of young girls puts minors at risk...

    Idol Tama Himeno, who has performed on stage since the age of 16, says the men attending her shows worship the performers and crave communication with young girls that they cannot get elsewhere...

  • Relationship with coach suffered after I played Diana Baig in WC, Sana Mir says

    Pakistan women's cricket team skipper Sana Mir in an open letter shared on Facebook on Thursday said that her relationship with the team coach suffered when she insisted on playing Diana Baig in the Women World Cup...

    In a leaked post-World Cup report submitted to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Azhar accused Sana of adopting a "negative approach" and of being completely self-obsessed during the mega event...

  • Ex-senator Baig slams Sethi for Big Three goof-up

    ISLAMABAD: Ruling PML-N leader and former member of Senate Standing Committee on Sports, Senator Enver Baig said Pakistan Cricket Board failed to get any benefit from the BCCI by supporting the Big Three...

    Speaking to Dawn, Baig, a vocal sports critic, said the entire nation was given a wrong impression by Najam Sethi at the time of inking support for the Big Three back in 2014...

  • Corporate sector support crucial for hockey revival: Enver Baig

    ISLAMABAD: Feeling dejected by the shameful performance of the national team in the World Hockey League’s semi-finals, ruling PML-N leader and former member of the Standing Committee on Sports, Enver Baig urged the government to seek corporate sector’s help to uplift the standard of the national game...

    Speaking to Dawn, the former senator said: “All over the world the teams are financed and supported by the corporate sector and it...

  • Kismet Baig, alas

    Lahore’s stage performer Kismet Baig’s brutal murder has again raised multiple questions about the unbridled use of weapons in our country and the kind of life that the artist community leads...

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