Effective Policing to prevent Extremism

Reforming Pakistan’s Police can help curb Extremism  Sana Jamal  ISLAMABAD – A comprehensive state policy along with mechanism to strengthen the police force of Pakistan are the key solutions to tackle extremism, according to a Report launched here on Wednesday. “Despite the surge in terrorist attacks in Pakistan since 2005, there has been no consistent…

Graduation Ceremony: Golden day for SAS graduates

Excitement and cheer filled the air, with smiling faces everywhere as the proud graduates walked up on stage in their academic regalia to receive their hard-earned degrees on graduation day. The graduation ceremony of the girl students of Saudi Arabian School (SAS) in Islamabad was a joyous occasion – a gathering of graduates, parents, teachers,…

Exploring the Brazilian Culture through Capoeira

Capoeira classes for Pakistanis – A fun way to learn The beginning of Capoeira classes at the Embassy of Brazil is a wonderful chance for Pakistanis to learn about the dynamic and brilliant Brazilian culture. Capoeira, a Brazilian art form, is an amusing kind of activity that combines elements of martial art with dance and…

Argentina's guitar trio performing in Islamabad.

Argentine Tango delight Islamabad music lovers

The rhythmic Tango music, played by a guitar trio, offered an exquisite experience for the audience to enjoy the Argentine music in Pakistan at the PNCA auditorium. Rodolfo Gorosito, on guitar and vocals, Jose Armando Cataldi and de la Vega, with acoustic guitars, in the right hands, conveyed the integral feeling of tango to the listeners..

‘Hamara Yaqeen – Piyara Cheen’

Students hold peace walk to mark National Day of China Published in Pakistan Observer (1 Oct. 2011)Sana Jamal ISLAMABAD – Chanting slogans ‘Hamara Yaqeen – Piyara Cheen’ students of Islamabad thronged the Parade Ground (D-Chowk) in Islamabad, on Friday, to endorse the Pak-China friendship. The peace walk was held on the eve of the national…

Hajj – a mean to strengthen Islamic solidarity

Islamabad – Prominent Islamic scholars from around the world, on Tuesday, highlighted the real message of Hajj and advised the Muslim Ummah to close their ranks to establish a unified Islamic approach against serious challenges. Speaking at the two-day international conference on “Hajj – Unity and Solidarity of Islamic Ummah”, organized by the Ministry of…

child reading book

World Literacy Day marked in Islamabad

Promoting a Culture of Reading in Pakistan Islamabad – Literacy is, rightly termed as ‘a bridge from misery to hope’. It is the ultimate key to open the door to progress, self learning which enhance human competencies and also help to achieve many other rights. On International Literacy Day (September 8) – a day aimed at…

Young Film-makers earn recognition

Published in Pakistan Observer (27 May 2011)Sana JamalISLAMABAD – The three-day short film festival concluded here in Islamabad with a vibrant ceremony in the presence of seasoned silver screen personalities and young brilliant film-makers. ‘Overcoat’, a 10-minute film, directed by Afzaal Yousaf Baig was declared the ‘Best film’ of the film fair. The film was…

‘Creative Pakistan Film Festival’ aims at revival of cinema

Islamabad – Seeking to revive the Pakistani cinema and to provide a much needed platform to the passionate young generation, Creative Pakistan Film Festival began here at Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA). Twelve short films made by amateur film-makers are to be screened during the three-day (23–25 May) Festival, co-organized by Akash Media Group…

IIUI Cultural Festival: Food, Fun and Learning

IIUI Festival endorses harmony among diverse Cultures Published in Pakistan Observer (19 Apr. 2011) Sana Jamal Spainish stall. ISLAMABAD: A huge number of visitors on Monday were fortunate enough to get glimpses of the major cultures of the world including Islamic, Asian, Eastern, Western, Latin and African culture – all under one roof at the…