Book on Faiz Ahmed Faiz launched

‘Faiz Ahmed Faiz -Muntakhib Mazameen’(Selected essays on Faiz) Islamabad – In these times of chaos and intolerance, Faiz Ahmed Faiz’s writings can help the individuals to realize our real identity in order to emerge as a tolerant, peaceful nation. This was the message of the scholars speaking at the launch of the first book on Faiz…

Japanese Calendars Exhibition opens

Published in Pakistan Observer (14 Jan. 2011)Sana Jamal ISLAMABAD: Exquisite calendars and traditional items on display at the Japanese Calendars Exhibition 2011 present a visual sense of Japanese art and culture to the people of Pakistan. The calendar exhibition opened at the National Art Gallery on Thursday was organized by the Embassy of Japan in…

‘Youth Drama Festival 2011’ concludes amidst zest and joy

Islamabad – At the conclusion of a 10-day ‘Youth Drama Festival-2011’ an award distribution was held here at Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA) auditorium on Tuesday. The drama festival helped in promoting the hidden talent of the youngsters of the country and also provided quality entertainment for the youth of the twin cities. Federal…

“Faseel-e-Jaan Se Aagay”, a drama series on true stories of brave Pakistanis launched

Published in Pakistan Observer (11 Jan. 2011)Sana Jamal ISLAMABAD: To pay tribute to the unsung heroes of war on terror and to promote the message of peace, a drama series “Faseel-e-Jaan Se Aagay,” has been jointly produced by Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) and Communications Research Strategies (CRS). The second curtain raiser ceremony for the…

Implementation of Anti-Sexual Harassment polices stressed

Published in Pakistan Observer (11 Jan. 2011) Sana Jamal ISLAMABAD: In the backdrop of Protection against Harassment of Women at Workplace Act (Section 509), a seminar-cum-book launch was held at local hotel in Islamabad on Monday to make the effective implementation of law possible at all levels. The seminar titled ‘Leaders of Change – Implementation…

Young Pakistanis launch ‘The Re-Volt’ magazine

Published in Pakistan Observer (9 Jan. 2011) Cover of ‘The Re-Volt magazine’. Sana Jamal ISLAMABAD: In the backdrop of hopelessness and distress, a group of young Pakistanis have risen to give new hope to the nation by launching a publication titled ‘The Re-Volt’ in Islamabad on Saturday. The first of its kind magazine, run by…

First ‘Gem Bazar’ in Islamabad

Pakistan can earn Billions through Gem exports ISLAMABAD – Pakistan is home to rare gemstones and minerals that can earn billions of dollars for country if properly exploited and marketed. However, this gem paradise has been unfortunate to receive due attention of the concerned authorities. Inaugurating the Islamabad’s first ever ‘Gem Bazar’, Minister for Industries and Production,…

‘Endorsing Icons’ give identity to ignored ones

Big black canvases of Faraz Ali portray the faces of those in society who play vital roles in our lives but remain unrecognized and unpublicized. Syed Faraz Ali, a Karachi-based artist intends to give identity to unnoticed and unspoken people through his painting exhibition titled ‘Endorsing Icons’, which opened here at Nomad Art Gallery, Islamabad…

‘Two Folds’ depict Fear and Greed

Two miniature artists used traditional methods in their artwork to depict human emotions, greed and fear show two sides of the same coin. The paintings exhibition titled ‘Two Folds’ opened at Rohtas Art Gallery in Islamabad on Wednesday. The exhibition includes eight art pieces by Noor Ali Chagani and twelve artworks by Quratulain Shams. Using…

Solidarity with victims of cruelty marked

Photo Courtesy: Teeth Maestro. Solidarity Day 2011 rally was held in Islamabad as an expression of solidarity with people suffering violence in any form, including suicide attacks, bomb blasts, target killings, kidnappings, disappearances, and torture killings. A large number of students, traders, labour unions, human rights activists, journalists, and civil society members took part in…

Opportunities for youth crucial for a peaceful Balochistan

Published in Pakistan Observer (1 Jan. 2011)Sana Jamal ISLAMABAD: “Employment opportunities and youth participation in policy making is imperative to have peace in Balochistan”, this consensus was reached at a press conference at Islamabad Press Club on Friday. The conference was organized by Chanan Development Association (CDA) a national youth lead organization, in collaboration with…

Artistic way to bid farewell to 2010

A remarkable exhibition of 76 paintings, prints and sculptures by 29 artists was held at Gallery 6, Islamabad to bid farewell to year 2010 in an artistic manner. Upon entering the gallery, one is bound to get enthralled by the paintings that sparkle with energy which fill one’s soul with positivity and brings liveliness to…

Challenges and opportunities in media discusses at 3-day seminar

2nd Munsalik National Annual Seminar for Journalists Sana JamalISLAMABAD: Challenges and opportunities in media, reporting on critical issues and issues of women in media were discussed in a three-day (27-29 Dec.) seminar titled “Framing Social Issue, Shaping Individual Responses” in Pakistani media. Media is a key player in any society to highlight issues of public…

Young artist visualizes ‘Error 404’

Published in Pakistan Observer (28 Dec. 2010) ‘Paper planes’ Sana Jamal ISLAMABAD: Colorful yet original portray of the society captured in the canvases by Sara Khan welcomes the element of uncertainty in life and leave us pondering for a solution. Young painter Sara Khan’s ten paintings and drawings will be on display from Dec. 28…

Remembering the Quaid

Students pay tribute to the Father of the NationPublished in Pakistan ObserverSana JamalISLAMABAD: Pakistanis recalled the revolutionary struggle of the father of nation and Jinnah’s vision of Pakistan on 134th birth anniversary of Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah on 25 December. Students of Islamabad and Rawalpindi paid tribute to the father of the nation through performing…

Rich colours and energy depict women in Artwork of Nahid Raza

Lively colours mixed with strong emotions in the paintings of Nahid Raza depicted strong woman and conveyed the message to respect and value women. The artist, Nahid Raza greeted the guests with a gentle smile at the inaugural ceremony of her painting exhibition here at Tanzara art gallery. “My paintings show strong women, who fulfill…