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  • SC orders removal of encroachments around luxury hotels in Islamabad

    ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the removal of encroachments and road blockades around luxury hotels in the capital within 24 hours...

    While taking notice of encroachments around two hotels, the court directed the Capital Development Authority (CDA) to submit a report after implementing the order today (Thursday)...

  • Security audit of Islamabad hotels ordered

    ISLAMABAD: Deputy Inspector General (operations) Waqaruddin Syed on Monday ordered a security audit of hotels, especially five-star ones, in the capital in the wake of the terrorist attack on Pearl Continental (PC) in Gwadar, police said on Monday...

    The audit is aimed at identifying loopholes and improving security of the hotels...

  • 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...

  • British MPs hope India will reciprocate Pakistan’s ‘progressive approach’ on Kashmir

    British Parliamentarian Debbie Abrahams – who is chair of the All Party Parliamentary Kashmir Group (APPKG) in the British House of Commons – on Wednesday said Pakistan's stance on the Kashmir issue reflected the country's openness and progressive approach to the dispute, expressing hope that India would "reciprocate"...

    Speaking in Islamabad alongside Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and British MP Imran Hussain, Abrahams...

  • Jailed Indian tycoon seals deal to keep hotels

    MUMBAI: The Sahara Group of jailed Indian tycoon Subrata Roy said Monday it had reached a deal with Britain's billionaire Reuben brothers to avert the sale of three luxury hotels overseas...

    “It is a matter of great satisfaction to our chairman, Shri Subrata Roy Sahara, that the Indian flag will continue to fly on these three globally-renowned hotels...

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