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  • Tribute paid to Ustad Bukhari

    HYDERABAD: Describing Ustad Bukhari as a great poet of the 19th century, Sindhi poets and writers paid him tribute at a programme held at Mumtaz Mirza Auditorium, Sindh Museum Hyderabad, organised by the Sindh culture department here on Monday evening...

  • Ustad Atif Aslam

    They say a pupil can only be as good as his teacher...

    To be honest, in this case it is difficult to define the teacher-student relationship
  • Celebrating the life and music of Ustad Rais

    KARACHI: A few months after the passing of Ustad Rais Khan, a bethak was arranged at the Arts Council where a large gathering of classical music lovers came together to pay homage to a legend whose equal may never come again...

    However, what was thought to a be a musical tribute ended up becoming a platform where numerous individuals, no doubt deserving in stature, came forth and shared their love and experiences of Ustad Rais...

  • Ustad Irfan: holding pen for master calligraphy pieces

    A master calligrapher Ustad Irfan Ahmad Khan was born in 1947 to a family of Hindko speaking farmers in a small village of Mansehra...

    He was among the team of calligraphers who volunteered to work at the sharine of Data Sahib and later formed the Pakistan Calligraphy-artists´ Guild in 1997...

  • The Ustad of Ustaads

    Immersed in the ancient visual culture of the Indus Valley, art in Pakistan evolved with modern and postmodern ideologies under the colonial and post-colonial inspirations...

    After the Company painters, Anna Molka Ahamad and Shakir Ali, at the fine arts department of the Punjab University and at the National College of Arts (NCA) Lahore, guided and helped in cultivating the new generations of upcoming artists in Pakistan...

  • Tribute paid to Ustad Fateh Ali Khan

    ISLAMABAD: Ustad Fateh Ali Khan’s matchless contribution to the music world will always be remembered...

    This was stated by the director general, Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA), Jamal Shah while speaking at a reference arranged by the council to pay tribute to the music icon...

  • Maestro Ustad Fateh Ali Khan remembered

    KARACHI: The death of legendary Ustad Fateh Ali Khan of the Patiala Gharana is an irreparable loss, but it did result in a rare moment of solidarity among the music fraternity on Thursday at a gathering held here to celebrate his life and contribution to classical music...

    Organised jointly by the Karachi Arts Council, Tehzeeb Foundation of Pakistan, MoUSICi, and the All Pakistan Music Conference, the commemorative gathering was a...

  • Ustad Ashraf Sharif Khan, the shining star of sitar

    His father and mentor, legendary Ustad Sharif Khan Poonchwalay passed away when he was just 11...

    “Once mesmerised by a stunning performance of an Indian artist at a private gathering in Lahore, I decided not to play at the All Pakistan Music Conference on the following day...

  • Pakistan welcomes US offer to take on Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan

    WASHINGTON: Days before crucial talks with the US defence secretary, Pakistan has welcomed an American offer to take action against militants involved in cross-border raids from the Afghan soil, the Voice of America radio service reported on Wednesday...

    The official US news outlet also reported that Pakistan believed the US offer “augurs well” for regional counterterrorism cooperation...

  • Pakistan 2 rout Pakistan 1 to clinch World Snooker team gold

    KARACHI: Pakistan 2 overcome fighting Pakistan 1 by 5-4 frames in agonising all-Pakistan final played for the first time in any global event to win the IBSF Team Event Snooker Championship in the Egyptian city of Hurghadha on Thursday evening...

    Pakistan 2 was represented by the former world amateur snooker champion Mohammad Asif and Babar Masih while Pakistan 1 comprised national champion Mohammad Sajjad and runner-up Asjad Iqbal... ...

  • Round 2: All eyes on Pakistan to pull a Pakistan against India

    In the previous outing between these two on Wednesday, Pakistan were horrible to watch, failing miserably in what was a lop-sided eight-wicket defeat...

    Read: 5 takeaways from Pakistan's predictable meltdown against IndiaIn the game against Afghanistan days later, they regressed more, and were quite possibly the worst version of themselves...

  • Large contingent would have fetched more medals for Pakistan: Pakistan Olympic Association

    LAHORE: Needless reduction in the number of athletes in Pakistan’s contingent by Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) for the ongoing 13th South Asian Games in Nepal has affected Pakistan’s chances of winning more medals in the mega event...

    In a press release, the Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) stated on Friday that while small countries like the host Nepal (596 athletes), Sri Lanka (564 athletes), Bangladesh (470 athletes) and India (487...

  • As Test cricket returns to Pakistan, Sri Lanka win toss, opt to bat first against Pakistan

    As Test cricket returns to Pakistan after over a decade, Sri Lanka won the toss and opted to bat against Pakistan in the first Test at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium on Wednesday...

    Ahead of the start of the series, Pakistan's skipper Azhar Ali on Tuesday thanked Sri Lanka for returning to Pakistan for the first Test tour in the country in a decade, after a fatal militant attack on their team in 2009 drove international cricket away... ...

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