The exhibition displaying tapestries from Pakistan, inspired by the Scottish Western Isles, opened here in Islamabad on Friday.

Crafts connect Pakistan and Scotland culturally, artistically

Cultivating Crafts: Exhibition of Tapestries depict Scottish and Chitrali stories ISLAMABAD – An inspiring textile exhibition of tapestries has connected Pakistan’s Chitral region with Scotland’s Outer Hebrides in an exceptional and surprising way. The exhibition displaying tapestries from Pakistan, inspired by the Scottish Western Isles, opened here in Islamabad at the Nomad Art Gallery on…

Chinese artists performing at Cultural Festival in Islamabad

Food and Culture Festival marks Chinese New Year in Islamabad

Chinese New Year is the longest and China’s most important traditional holidays. On this festival, homes and streets are lightened with red lanterns to celebrate happy life. Also known as Spring festival, it is an occasion for family reunions as the traditional activities include the family dinner, sharing gifts.

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…

Photographs of Onart reveal a picturesque Turkey

Turkey – Land where Climates, People and Cultures meet (Published in Pakistan Observer) Viewing Turkey through the lens of Erkut Onart was pleasantly refreshing for many as the photographs reflected a Turkey, culturally rich and diverse. Erkut Onart’s photography exhibition titled “Turkey: the land where climates, people and cultures meet” that opened here at Satrang Gallery was…

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…

Pakistan witnesses Digital Patriotism on Independence Day

As the nation marked its 66th Independence Day with great enthusiasm on Tuesday, many joined the local parades, and festivals, lifting high up the green flag. Official festivities began with flag raising ceremonies after a 31-gun salute echoed in the federal capital. Children dressed in green-colored garb, wearing badges and waving flags were also seen.…

Making Islamabad a Bicycle-friendly City

The ordinarily car-clogged streets of Islamabad presented an inspirational sight when dozens of local bicyclists came together on roads to promote pro-cycling culture in the capital city. These bicycle enthusiasts were taking part in the Critical Mass Mega Cycling Ride on a pre-determined route that started from F-9 Park and continued for over three hours.…

Pakistan’s Cultural Treasure documented by Japanese Archaeologist

Sana Jamal Islamabad – A renowned Japanese professor and archaeologist, Prof. Koji Nishikawa has spend more than two decades to come up with an excellent publication on Pakistan’s brilliant chapters of cultural history, titled ‘Ranigat, a Buddhist Site in Gandhara, Pakistan, surveyed 1983-1992’. The comprehensive report, based on two volumes, is a fine photographic record…

Bid to enlist Kalash on the World Heritage List

Efforts to preserve Kalash Culture Published in Pakistan Observer Sana JamalIslamabad – To the good fortune of Kalash people, the government of Pakistan has finally moved to take long-awaited measures for the preservation of Pakistan’s rare tangible and intangible cultural heritage.Following the repeated demands from the endangered community and a comprehensive deliberation held on Wednesday at…

Book Launch: ‘Wazir Khan Mosque Rediscovered’

Islamabad – Pakistan’s treasured Wazir Khan Mosque has enchanted and inspired many by its mere magnificent look, but the latest comprehensive documentation on the Mosque is yet to charm the art lovers. The innovative book “Wazir Khan Mosque Rediscovered”, by Mamoona Khan was launched here on Friday at National Art Gallery in the presence of…

Iran Culture Festival begins in Islamabad

Pak-Iran strategy to highlight Islamic culture stressed Islamabad – In a colourful inaugural ceremony, the Iranian Cultural Week started here at National Arts Gallery (NAG) of Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) on Thursday where the speakers urged for measures to initiate Pak-Iran joint strategy. The cultural festival, highlighting Iran’s development in the field…

Young pupil promote Pak-Japan understanding

Islamabad – Inspiring words and splendid colours at the Art and Speech Competitions about Japan not only expressed the talent of young Pakistani students but also promoted Pak-Japan cultural understanding and relationship.  Speaking on the occasion, Ambassador of Japan, Mr. Hiroshi Oe remarked that “the competition shows that the Pakistani students are extremely intelligent and…