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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 […]

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‘Graves of the Fireflies’ screened at Japanese film show

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 […]

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Islamabad Art Festival-2019: 200 int’l, 400 national artistes converges at PNCA

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 […]

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Museology workshop held to mark ‘Int’l Museum Day’ at Lok Virsa

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 […]

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Food festival showcases cultural diversity in Asia

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 […]