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  • A tribute to progressive women writers

    KARACHI: The dramatic readings held at Habib University on Monday saw the group Zambeel perform on the works of progressive Urdu writers Qurratulain Hyder and Ismat Chughtai...

    Commenting on the need to bring such stories in the curriculum, Farrukhi stressed that contemporary, progressive writers must be taught to the younger generation...

  • New poetry book termed addition to progressive Pashto thought

    PESHAWAR: Poets, writers and intellectuals gathered here on Friday to appreciate a new poetry collection ‘Su Jawanda Mazal’ (the journey through lives) recently published and authored by a noted progressive Pashto poet Rashid Khattak...

    A large number of university students, teachers and fans of progressive poetry attended the event...

  • InMemorium: The last of India’s progressive painters

    He was the last of India’s progressive artists...

    Raza was one of the founders of the Progressive Artist Group, formed in the early 1950s, and which brought into its fold influential modern artists of the time including MF Hussain, EN Souza, KH Ara, HH Gadi and Akbar Padamse...

  • EXCERPT: Progressive by nature:A Rebel and Her Cause:

    I began to work in the trade union movement, became involved in a league for civil liberties and joined the Progressive Writers’ Movement...

    In London, while ostensibly studying for the Bar at Law, Zaheer and a group of young men had drafted a manifesto of the All India Progressive Writers’ Association (PWA), a copy of which Zaheer had mailed to several prominent Indian intellectuals and writers, including Premchand...

  • LITERARY NOTES: Progressive Writers’ Association in Pakistan: a research-based analysis

    PROF Fateh Muhammad Malik’s latest book Anjuman Taraqqi Pasand Nusannifeen Pakistan Mein: Islami Raushan Khayali Ya Ishtiraki Mullaiyyet (Progressive Writers’ Association in Pakistan: Islamic enlightenment or communist mullah-ism) discloses quite a few secrets about some progressive bigwigs and their strategies in Pakistan...

    The first chapter analyses the activities and the political role of the progressive writers during Pakistan...

  • Progressive Pashto poet Muntazir Baba dies at 68

    PESHAWAR: Senior progressive Pashto poet and chief of Khyber Pakhto Adabi Jirga Khairur Rahman aka Muntazir Baba died at Hayatabad Medical Complex (HMC) here on Friday morning following protracted illness...

    He had diehard fans in KP and a large following in Kabul too as he enjoyed widespread respect for his progressive thoughts...

  • Senate body asks CAA to redesign third runway of new Islamabad airport

    ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Cabinet Secretariat on Wednesday directed the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to revisit the design of third runway at the new Islamabad airport so that at the interests of the local settlements could be safeguarded...

    The chairman of the Senate committee, Senator Talha Mahmood said the residents of Meelu village, located adjacent to the airport, feared that they would be uprooted if the...

  • NAB team set to ‘receive’ Nawaz Sharif at Islamabad airport today

    LAHORE/RAWALPINDI: Disqualified prime minister Nawaz Sharif will be “received” by a team of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) when he lands at Islamabad airport on Thursday morning...

    A NAB official says the action is aimed at implementing the Islamabad accountability court’s orders, which issued bailable arrest warrants for the former premier after he failed to appear before it on Oct 26 in references related to graft and...

  • PAC questions CAA over grounded PIA planes, irregularities in Islamabad airport

    The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Tuesday grilled Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) officials on irregularities in the construction of the new Islamabad International Airport and five grounded aircraft belonging to Pakistan International Airlines (PIA)...

    Audit officials later informed the committee that a contract worth Rs660m for a dam near the new Islamabad airport was given to an unqualified contractor who submitted faked...

  • NAB directed to probe financial irregularities in construction of Islamabad airport baggage terminal

    The Senate's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Wednesday directed the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to probe allegations of financial misconduct surrounding the construction of the baggage terminal at Islamabad's new Airport...

    The meeting, led by PAC Chairman Khursheed Shah, was briefed that misappropriations had been made in the construction of the baggage terminal at the new Islamabad airport...

  • With 'blast-proof' wall and new lounge, Islamabad Airport gets much-awaited upgrade

    ISLAMABAD: Nine months and Rs450 million later, Islamabad's Benazir Bhutto International Airport has got its much-awaited facelift which includes what officials say is a "blast-proof wall", revamped business lounge and a new taxiway link...

    According to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) officials, a number of missing facilities have been added to the airport during the refurbishment process...

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