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…

Islamabad Expo 2011

To highlight the role of women entrepreneurs, an exclusive exhibition opened here at Convention Center on Saturday. Islamabad Expo 2011 ‘Invigorating Women Entrepreneurs’ is aimed at supporting the women entrepreneurs of the country by forming a direct business bonding between the rural woman and urban woman.   The two-day festival (9 & 10 April) has…

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…

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…

Diary – Urdu stage play enthralls audiences

Published in Pakistan Observer (8 Feb. 2011)Sana Jamal ISLAMABAD: Yasra Rizvi’s play “Diary” enchanted the audiences of the twin cities throughout the week as the play was staged at Pakistan National Council of the Arts from February 2-7. The reality-based play aimed to preserve the language and the cultural heritage of Urdu was well-received and…

Islamabad Knowledge City Festival: Evolving a Culture of Learning

Published in Pakistan Observer (26 Jan. 2011)Sana Jamal ISLAMABAD: “Knowledge for All – All for Knowledge” was the slogan of the first ever ‘Islamabad Knowledge City Festival’ which concluded on Tuesday, attracting a marvelous response from the knowledge lovers of the twin cities during the week long activities at convention center. The festival organised by…

Documentaries highlights Sufi poets’ message of Peace

Published in Pakistan Observer (21 Jan. 2011) Sana Jamal ISLAMABAD: A society shrouded with chaos and conflicts can turn over a new life through meditation and by practicing the message of tolerance, love, brotherhood – which is the message of the Sufis. This message was communicated through the three documentaries on Pakistani Sufi Poets, Shah Hussain,…

“Brecht Theatre Festival” begins

Published in Pakistan Observer (15 Jan. 2011)Sana JamalISLAMABAD: To pay homage to Bertolt Brecht (10 February 1898—14 August 1956), a German poet, playwright and theatre director, a play titled ‘Takey Da Tamasha’ was staged at Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) auditorium on Friday evening. ‘Takey Da Tamasha’ is part of “Brecht Theatre Festival” from…

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…

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,…

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…

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…