‘We Can’ launches Report on Social Trend on VAW

Sana Jamal ISLAMABAD: ‘We Can’ campaign in Pakistan launched two critical documents: ‘Impact Assessment Report’ and ‘Strategy Paper’ on Tuesday at a local hotel in Islamabad after completing its six years in March 2011. The campaign dedicated these two significant documents to International Women’s Day (IWD) as March 2011 also marks 100 years of IWD.…

Seeking Free and Responsible Media

Published in Pakistan Observer (1 Mar. 2011) Media plays a vital role in the development of a society, however media must undergo its own self-improvement processes before it can contribute to constant evolution of society. This was the crux of the training workshop on ‘Free, Independent and Responsible Media (FIRM)’ in which the participants called…

Book launch: ‘Faiz Ahmed Faiz in Beirut’

Published in Pakistan Observer (26 Feb.2011) ISLAMABAD: “Faiz Ahmed Faiz in Beirut” – a book which gives account of four years of the renowned poet’s stay in the capital city of Lebanon has been published by Pakistan Academy of Letters (PAL). The book has been written by Tasleem Elahi Zulfi who has focused on activities…

Endorsing Peace through Interfaith Harmony

Published in Pakistan Observer (26 Feb. 2011)Sana JamalISLAMABAD: “There will be no peace among the nations without peace among the religions and there will be no peace among the religions without dialogue among the religions.” This message was highlighted at a seminar on ‘Peace and Tolerance’ held on Friday at a local hotel in Islamabad.Experts…

6% decrease in Incidents of violence against women reported

Published in Pakistan Observer (25 Feb. 2011) ISLAMABAD: “There were 8000 incidents of violence against women in the country in 2010 according to the newspaper reports – which indicates a decrease of 6 per cent in the violence against women as compared to the preceding year in 2009.” This information was revealed at a press…

Josh remembered as ‘Poet of Revolution’

Islamabad – Kaam hai mera taghayyur, naam hai mera shabaab, mera na’ara: inqilaab-o-inqilaab-o-inqilaab (My task is change, my name is youth! My slogan: revolution and revolution and revolution!) These words of Josh were recited by the key speakers of the conference reminding the audience of one of the greatest revolutionary poets and a dominant figure of Urdu language, Josh…

Mother Tongue Day marked in Islamabad

Seminar on Vanishing Languages of Pakistan highlighted that Mother Tongue is the best tool to impart Education Sana Jamal ISLAMABAD: “We must glorify, preserve and develop our regional languages as it plays a vital role in the development of a country.” This message was highlighted at a seminar  to address the issues of preservation and development…

Iran Cultural Festival – a window to Iranian art

To celebrate Iran’s 32nd anniversary of Islamic Revolution in a glorious way, Iranian artists brought the cultural glimpses of Iran to Pakistanis at the week-long Cultural Festival held at Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) in Islamabad. Impressive paintings, inspiring photographs, notable calligraphy, and magnificent inlaid work, engraved work, woodwork, rugs, and handmade metal…

Textile, clothing exhibition

Published in Pakistn Observer (Feb. 19, 2011) Sana Jamal Islamabad – Innovative yet elegant exhibition of textile and clothing at Federal Government College, F-7/2, Islamabad, demonstrated the dedication of the younger generation towards their future careers through their unique artwork. The exhibition was the endeavor of the students of Home Economics and Management Sciences of…

Iranian Cultural Week opens in Islamabad

Published in Pakistan Observer (15 Feb. 2011) Sana Jamal A collection of Iranian jars on display.Photo Courtesy: M. Javaid/APP ISLAMABAD: Iranian Cultural Festival commenced at National Arts Gallery (NAG) of Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) with a lively inaugural ceremony on Monday. The event has been arranged to mark the 32nd Glorious Victory…

Valentine’s Day festivity in Islamabad

Valentine’s Day has gained momentum in recent years in Pakistan where it is celebrated with more fervor every next year. From the roadside florist to the telecom companies, from the lavish restaurant to the trendy gift shop, everyone seems to be celebrating Valentine’s Day in their own special way on 14th of February. A day…

Mobina’s figurative work on display at gallery 6

Published in Pakistan Observer (13 Feb. 2011) Sana Jamal ISLAMABAD: Gallery 6 brings an exclusive exhibition of paintings by Mobina Zuberi in which she has captured snap shot moments through lines and brush strokes. Mobina’s present exhibition titled “The Moment” is unique in the sense that it displays two very different genres of paintings with…

National Women’s Day marked

Published in Pakistan Observer (13 Feb. 2011) Sana Jamal Islamabad – Islam initially granted all due rights to women in a primitive era when they had no rights at all, however, in today’s era mistreatment of women is often justified in the name of religion. This viewpoint was noted at various events held across the…

Measures to improve women status stressed

Published in Pakistan Observer (12 Feb. 2011) Sana Jamal Islamabad – Ignorance and backwardness are the major reasons of oppression on rural women hence timely measures must be taken to improve the status of women by providing them equal opportunities. This was the crux of the two seminars held in Islamabad to mark the National…

60% Pakistanis at risk of Iodine Deficiency Disorders (IDD)

Published in Pakistan Observer (12 Feb. 2011) Sana Jamal ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is rated 6th amongst countries where iodine deficiency is a serious public health issue. More than 60% of the population of Pakistan is at risk of Iodine Deficiency Disorders (IDD) due to delay in legislation on availability of iodized salt, warned the health experts…