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  • Dutch company to acquire Engro Foods Ltd

    FrieslandCampina International Holding BV intends to acquire a 51 per cent stake of Engro Foods Limited, one of the largest listed companies at the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX), a notification on the bourse's website said Thursday...

    Citibank Pakistan is the financial advisor...

  • AGP Ltd raises Rs2.8 billion

    KARACHI: AGP Ltd, a pharmaceutical company in the fold of OBS Group, has raised Rs2...

    At the gong-ringing ceremony at the PSX on Monday that signalled the start of trading of company’s stock, AGP Ltd share price quickly hit the upper circuit of 5 per cent to take the stock price to Rs84, from the offered price of Rs80 a share...

  • President calls for promoting progressive image of Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain on Wednesday called on the government departments to take steps to promote “progressive, moderate and democratic” image of the country...

    He was speaking at the inauguration ceremony of a coffee table book on the art of calligraphy in Pakistan named, ‘Allama Bil Qalam’ (Who teaches by means of the pen)...

  • 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 book is a kind of invitation to Pakistani intellectuals, especially those with leftist leanings and a...

  • 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...

    The story goes that unlike today when people publicly insult their counterparts using media platforms, these two writers used intellectual means to criticise the way of writing...

  • 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...

  • Progressive poets lauded for advocating humanism

    PESHAWAR: Progressive poets advocated the spirit of humanism and also gave due place to issues of people, said speakers at a literary function...

    The function was organised jointly by provincial chapter of Pakistan Academy of Letters (PAL) and Pakistan Women Writers Forum (PWWF) at Khan-i- Farhang Iran, Peshawar to pay tributes to two Pashto literary giants Alif Jan Khattak and Saifur Rahman Salim...

  • 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...

  • Separatist group’s purported claim of blast responsibility in Hyderabad undergoes vetting

    HYDERABAD: The civilian and non-civilian authorities are looking into different aspects of Monday’s explosion in Qasimabad in the backdrop of a purported claim by a group calling itself the ‘Sindhudesh Revolu­tionary Army (SRA)’ that it carried out the attack and that the target was a law-enforcement agency’s vehicle...

    Hyderabad’s counterterrorism police have lodged a case in connection with the explosion, which had left a rag picker...

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