Govt announces civil awards for 184 in recognition their services to Pakistan
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Govt announces civil awards for 184 in recognition their services to Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Friday, August 14, 2020 (WNP/DL): On 73rd Independence Day, Pakistan’s government announced civil awards for 184 Pakistanis and foreigners in recognition of their services to the country and showing excellence in their respective fields. The awards will be handed out by President Dr Arif Alvi in a ceremony scheduled for Pakistan Day, March 23, […]

Wazir Khan Mosque controversy: Saba, Bilal apologize for unknowingly hurting public sentiments
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Wazir Khan Mosque controversy: Saba, Bilal apologize for unknowingly hurting public sentiments

LAHORE, Sunday, August 09, 2020 (WNP/DL): Saba Qamar and singer Bilal Saeed will be starring together in a music video for Bilal’s upcoming song Qubool. The music video which is the directorial debut of Saba Qamar will be released on 11th August. However, just a few days before its release controversy seems to have found […]

Amitabh Bachchan recovers from coronavirus
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Amitabh Bachchan recovers from coronavirus

MUMBAI, Sunday, August 02, 2020 (AP/WNP/DL): Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan was discharged from a Mumbai hospital on Sunday after undergoing three weeks of treatment for the coronavirus. His actor son, Abhishek Bachchan, who is still in the Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital with the virus, said in a tweet that his father has tested negative and […]

Pakistan’s folk music enchanting with soulful lyrics, rich musical tapestry: Australian envoy
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Pakistan’s folk music enchanting with soulful lyrics, rich musical tapestry: Australian envoy

By Shabbir Hussain ISLAMABAD, Friday, July 17, 2020 (WNP/DL): Australian High Commissioner to Pakistan Dr Geoffrey Shaw Friday said Pakistan’s folk music is enchanting with its soulful lyrics and rich musical tapestry. Taking to twitter, he said it speaks for the unique and diverse culture of my present home. This is Pakistani music at its […]

ICESCO culture ministers extraordinary virtual conference conclude
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ICESCO culture ministers extraordinary virtual conference conclude

By Shabbir Hussain ISLAMABAD, Thursday, June 18, 2020 (WNP/DL): The extraordinary virtual conference of culture ministers of the member states of the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO), held with the participation of 50 countries and 22 international organizations, under the theme – sustainability of cultural action in the face of crises (Covid-19) […]

Pakistan has potential to become top tourist destination: French mountaineer
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Pakistan has potential to become top tourist destination: French mountaineer

PARIS, Thursday, June 04, 2020 (WNP/DL): Ambassador of Pakistan to France Moin ul Haque Thursday held a virtual meeting with Ms. Francoise Cadoux – a renowned French mountaineer and traveler who had recently published a book about her travels to Pakistan and China. Moin ul Haq thanked Ms. Francoise for writing an interesting book based […]

Google honors acclaimed Pakistani artist, educator Anna Molka Ahmed with Doodle
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Google honors acclaimed Pakistani artist, educator Anna Molka Ahmed with Doodle

ISLAMABAD, Monday, June 01, 2020 (Google/WNP): Today’s Doodle honors acclaimed Pakistani artist and educator Anna Molka Ahmed, the country’s first art teacher to bring her students out of the classroom to paint outdoors. On this day in 1940, Ahmed established the Fine Arts Department, now the University College of Arts and Design, at the University […]

Deadly thunderstorm in northern India partly damages Taj Mahal
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Deadly thunderstorm in northern India partly damages Taj Mahal

AGRA, Sunday, May 31, 2020 (AFP/WNP/DL): A deadly thunderstorm that rolled across parts of northern India damaged sections of the Taj Mahal complex, including the main gate and a railing running below its five lofty domes, officials said Sunday. One of the New Seven Wonders of the World, India´s top tourist attraction has been shut […]

Saadat Hasan Manto: Google celebrates 108th birthday with doodle
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Saadat Hasan Manto: Google celebrates 108th birthday with doodle

ISLAMABAD, Monday, May 11, 2020 (WNP): Today’s Doodle, illustrated by Lahore-based guest artist Shehzil Malik, honors Pakistani author, journalist, playwright, and screenwriter Saadat Hasan Manto on his 108th Birthday. Known for his candid and often provocative narratives, Manto has been widely credited as one of South Asia’s most accomplished modernist fiction writers. Saadat Hasan Manto […]

Pakistan presents cultural revival strategy at UNESCO virtual meeting
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Pakistan presents cultural revival strategy at UNESCO virtual meeting

PARIS, Thursday, April 23 2020 (WNP): Federal Minister for Education and Special Initiative Shafqat Mahmood Thursday outlined Pakistan’s strategy to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the cultural sector of Pakistan at a virtual meeting organized by the UNESCO headquarters Paris. The first virtual meeting of its kind held by UNESCO was attended […]

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Fouzia Saeed appointed PNCA DG

ISLAMABAD, January 10, 2020 (WNP): Recog­ni­sed for her services for promotion of culture for three decades, Lok Virsa executive director Dr Fouzia Saeed has been appointed director general of the Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA). The post was advertised in September 2019, shortly before Jamal Shah concluded his three-year term as director general on […]