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 […]
ISLAMABAD, Nov 24 (WNP): Google Sunday paid tribute to the late Pakistani poet Parveen Shakir with a doodle to mark what would have been her 67th birthday. Parveen was born on November 24, 1952, in Karachi and passed away in a car accident in Islamabad on December 26, 1994. Writing from a young woman's perspective, Pakistani poet Parveen Shakir […]
By Shabbir Hussain ISLAMABAD, Nov 22 (WNP): A four-day Japanese film show opened here at the Islamabad Club Friday with the screening of the film ‘Graves of the Fireflies’. Japanese Charge d’ Affaires Yusuke Shindo attended the screening of inaugural film of the show, organized by the Embassy of Japan together with the Islamabad Art […]
ISLAMABAD, Nov 18 (WNP): Over 200 individuals from 34 countries and approximately 400 participants from across Pakistan converged in Islamabad for 13-day long Islamabad Art Festival (IAF-19) which opened on Monday at the Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA). A grand opening of the event showed performances of Indonesian, Chinese and Pakistani dancers. Art exhibitions […]
ISLAMABAD, May 24 (SPA/WNP): The Musaharati profession is one of the oldest Ramadan traditions in Al-Ahsa in the Kingdom’s east Despite the march of modern technology, old Ramadan traditions continue to die hard for Muslims in the Kingdom’s largest province.
Theater Wallay and RUNG School of Music and Arts would hold a Qawwali evening featuring soul soothing melodies by Shabih Sen, Wajih Nizami and Hamnawa here on Friday.
ISLAMABAD, May 22 (WNP): Famous Sufi Qawaal and Naatkhuwan Amjad Sabri was remembered on his Third death anniversary on Wednesday. Born on December 23, 1976, Amjad Sabri used to participate in chorus in his father and uncle’s group, “Sabri Brothers.” He started working as supporting vocalist after death of his father. Later, he started his […]
ISLAMABAD, May 21 (WNP): Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) Tuesday organized a condolence reference for renowned British Pakistani Painter Jamil Naqsh who was passed away on May 16, in London. He was 79 years old. First Lady Samina Alvi graced the condolence reference to share her sentiments to this great loss of artist […]
ISLAMABAD, May 20 (WNP): Punchhi 2019 – an Eid family festival is being organized here from June 22 to 23 in order to promote peace, art and culture. Isloiites will entertain first time by a new chapter of musical box. The event organizer said through organizing such events, his organization is portraying a soft image […]
ISLAMABAD, May 20 (WNP): A two-day Eid Bazaar by Twin Cities Enterprises – an event management company – is being organized from May 24, to 26, here at Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA). The main features of the bazaar included shopping stalls, Sufi Qalaam, kids play area, gaming corner and Inaam Ghar. The […]
ISLAMABAD, May 18 (WNP): Lok Virsa Saturday organized a day museology workshop in “Textile Objects: Conservation, Preservation and Restoration” marking the International Museum Day 2019. Around 40 participants from different museums and provincial archaeology departments participated in the workshop, here at Pakistan National Museum of Ethnology (Heritage Museum), Shakarparian. Iqra University Department of Textile Design […]
BEIJING, May 17 (Xinhua/WNP): As one of the major sideline events of the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations (CDAC), a week-long food festival was held in China to showcase Asia’s diverse food cultures. The festival is simultaneously being held in Beijing, Hangzhou, Chengdu and Guangzhou, aiming to promote exchange of Asian cultures by featuring […]