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  • Tribute to army

    The tribute to the Pakistan Army and martyrs of the Army Public School, Peshawar, massacre brought tears to everyone’s eyes...

    It was because of the Pakistan army that after many years we were free and able to celebrate Independence Day and Defence Day with this much glory and pride...

  • Misbah defends celebratory push-ups: 'They were a tribute to the army'

    Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq on Saturday defended the celebratory press-ups his players do after high-profile successes, despite criticism by some Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) lawmakers back home...

    Press-ups (or push-ups) took off as a unique way for Pakistan's cricket team to celebrate following a Test against England in July when Misbah himself first dropped to the ground to flex his muscles...

  • Iqbal’s poetry unifies Pakistan and India at border

    SIALKOT: Poetry of Allama Iqbal has become a unification point on the border posts of Pakistan and India at Sucheetgarh at the Sialkot Working Boundary...

    The Rangers of Pakistan and the Border Security Force (BSF) of India hardly see eye to eye with each other on any issue, given the rivalry and frequent tension on the border but their small posts, however, present a unique picture as the lines of two of famous poems of Iqbal have...

  • TRIBUTE: THE GERMAN SAINT OF PAKISTAN

    A recipient of Hilal-i-Imtiaz, the German Staufer medal, Nishan-i-Quaid-i-Azam, and Hilal-i-Pakistan, Dr Pfau received a state funeral at St Patrick’s Church in Saddar, Karachi in recognition of her selfless services to alleviate human suffering...

    The more you read about Dr Pfau, champion of the cause of leprosy in Pakistan, the more the quote by Julius Caesar resounds — and I take the liberty to change the pronoun — “She came, She...

  • GB independence day: PM pays tribute to 'heroes who sacrificed for Pakistan'

    Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday, while delivering a historic address on the independence day celebrations in Gilgit-Baltistan, paid special tribute to the martyrs of the region "who laid down their lives for Pakistan multiple times"...

    "On this day, I especially wish to pay tribute to the youth of Gilgit-Baltistan who sacrificed in Kargil, in the war against terrorism, and the heroes of 1947 and 1948," said Prime Minister Imran,...

  • POETRY: SEASONS OF SORROW

    He has won prestigious awards for his work on the degradation of the environment and biodiversity in the coastal areas of Pakistan, and his articles have been translated into several languages, including Russian...

    Regional language poetry moves away from traditional settings and themesKhwaaban Jay Mausam Jo Hik Geet is a slim volume containing 62 poems that were penned over a long span of nearly three decades...

  • Literary Notes: A beginner-friendly book on the art of poetry

    “THREE things cannot be taught: generosity, poetry and a singing voice,” goes an Irish maxim...

    The book, just published by Pakistan Academy of Letters (PAL) under its new series ‘Rahnuma kitaben’ (guide books), intends to instruct the young poets and new entrants to the field of literature in the art of poetry...

  • POETRY: GERMAN CADENCES IN PUNJABI

    ”American poet Robert Frost was not fond of translation and famously said that “poetry is what gets lost in translation...

    ” Mexican Nobel laureate Octavio Paz had a slightly different view when he said, “Poetry is ‘impossible’ to translate because you have to reproduce the materiality of the signs, its physical properties...

  • Poetry and painting

    But very rarely, especially in Pakistan, does one see a painter doing an exhibition paying tribute to Urdu poetry and exploring his subject by looking through two distinct creative lenses...

    Mind you, it is not an interpretation of Kausar’s work, rather the artist has used poetry as the springboard from where his creativity launches into the issues that compel him to paint and draw...

  • 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...

  • POETRY: A poet’s transformation

    Urdu writer Qurratulain Hyder noted in the preface to Tarkash (Quiver) — Akhtar’s first collection of poetry — that the young lad could have become a political activist with a leftist bent of mind, but “having seen the crude ways of the world, he decided that he would himself be a rich man”...

    His interaction with Bollywood has surely taken him much beyond whatever his poetry alone could have taken him...

  • A poetry collection with new topics

    One thing is quite true that ghazal is still very popular among common poetry lovers and readers compared to azad nazm...

    Dr Sher Zaman Seemab is a young scholar and poet from Malakand who has recently brought out his new poetry volume ‘Zama Da Shauq Liwantob’ (The madness of my desire)...

  • SEVENTY + SEVENTY: POETRY: KARACHI AND LAHORE - 2087

    IFlying cars And salad bars Finger phones And kishmish scones Are not the 'in' things in Lahore There's more Of history to the city Look at the digitised tomb of Jehangir And silicon sheen to Anarkali's grave Look at the virtual state of the Shalamar Don't go in there, don't, be brave History is a palm device Less virtue, more viceKarachi, still youthful And unfaithful To its beloved The dogged Arabian Sea A fantasy Of arid zones and fertile...

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