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  • Continuing the traditional art of hand-carving wood

    Perhaps because it neighbours the ancient civilisation of Gandhara, traditional wood-carving is still popular in Rawalpindi, where craftsmen prefer hand-carved wooden products...

    The narrow lanes of Pindi’s bazaars, from Raja Bazaar to Pirwadhai, Saddar and Rawat, are speckled with carpenter’s shops, all busy carving delicate designs on huge panels of wood...

  • Carving out a role for youth through empowerment

    Zubaida’s gift shop in the village is now a full-blown enterprise dealing with antique costumes, locally-designed dresses, old utensils, local ornaments made of horns, gemstones and wood...

    Zaib from Bang village won the reward of YMCA for a project of woodcarving and local furniture and had now established a furniture workshop using the local species of wood...

  • Festival to teach children traditional embroidery, stone-carving

    ISLAMABAD: Lok Virsa inaugurated a five-day children training program in ‘Embroidery and Stone Carving with Artisans’ on Tuesday in collaboration with the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) as part of its ongoing ‘Craft is Knowledge’ series...

    The program is aimed at promoting traditional skills, encouraging master artisans and raising awareness among the younger generation about the craft heritage of Pakistan...

  • Carving beauty out of stone

    Realising the limited scope of painting, he dedicated himself only to sculpture, especially stone-carving, which became his lifetime romance...

    “Stone-carving is traditionally done by a few families...

  • IS and Taliban are carving up Afghanistan

    If anyone wants to understand the shame of Afghanistan — the yearly cull of civilians, the beheadings, the execution by single shots, the kidnapping of women — they have only to read the shocking UN report just published in Kabul...

    It is laced with fearful eyewitness descriptions of brutality
  • Artists ask govt to protect the art of stone carving

    The exhibition was inaugurated by acting Sri Lankan High Commissioner Wijayanthi Edirisinghe, and was attended by the exhibiting stone carving artisans, Shafiq Ahmed and Tariq Butt, RAC resident director Waqar Ahmed and a number of other guests...

    Efforts to preserve stone carving in the garrison city have been hailed by art lovers...

  • From carving stones to creating melodies

    After experimenting with stone, wood, clay and various unconventional mediums, his first creative expression was kinetic sculptures...

    His first show ‘Wooden Woes’ in 2007 was wood carvings, based on the verses of Rumi...

  • NHS admits doctors may be using tools made by children in Pakistan

    Children as young as 12 are making surgical instruments in hazardous conditions in Pakistan, prompting fears that the tools could be used in the National Health Service (NHS), the Guardian has discovered...

    In Sialkot, Punjab, where 99 per cent of Pakistan’s surgical instrument production is centred, illegal child labour was witnessed in at least a dozen small workshops...

  • We need to take our chances against Pakistan: Wood

    SHARJAH: Fast bowler Mark Wood urged his England team-mates on Tuesday to take their chances during the forthcoming Test series against Pakistan, just as they did during the victorious Ashes series against Australia earlier this year...

    Speaking after England’s two-day practice match against a Pakistan ‘A’, Wood said patience would also be needed when the three-Test rubber starts...

  • England name Stokes, Wood for ODI series against Pakistan

    England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Tuesday announced a 15-man line-up for the upcoming five-match One-Day International (ODI) series against Pakistan which kicks off August 24...

    All-rounder Ben Stokes, who limped off the field during the second Test at Old Trafford against Pakistan due to a calf injury, was named in the squad, reported ecb...

  • England axe Vince, recall Stokes, Wood for Pakistan ODI series

    LONDON: England dropped struggling batsman James Vince for their One-day International series against Pakistan, it was announced on Tuesday...

    But they have recalled fit-again Durham duo Ben Stokes and Mark Wood into a 15-man squad which also features a call-up for Vince’s Hampshire team-mate Liam Dawson, yet to make his ODI debut...

  • Tech tools helping to combat counterfeiting

    KARACHI: SMS verification/serialisation, Quick Response codes, and colour shifting film are good measures available to help combat counterfeiting in the pharmaceutical industry of Pakistan, said Executive Director Pharma Bureau (PB) Ayesha Tammy Haq on Monday...

    In a statement, she said that although Pakistan has continued its efforts to advance Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) enforcement through raids, seizures, and arrests by...

  • ISI sought data collection tools, claims report

    ISLAMABAD: The Inter-Services Intelli­­gence sought to tap worldwide Internet traffic via underwater cables that would have given Pakistan a digital espionage capacity to rival the US, accor­ding to a report by Privacy International...

    Pakistan was in talks with a European company in 2013 to acquire the technology but it is not clear whether the deal went through — a fact the rights organisation said was troubling...

  • Satellite and text messages: Pakistani farmers' new irrigation tools

    ”The text messages are sent by the Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR), a government agency that carries out water research...

    “We started with 700 farmers in April 2016, all across Pakistan, and since January this year the number of farmers receiving the messages has increased to 10,000,” says Ahmed Zeeshan Bhatti, deputy director of PCRWR...

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