Valentine’s Day festivity in Islamabad

Valentine’s Day has gained momentum in recent years in Pakistan where it is celebrated with more fervor every next year. From the roadside florist to the telecom companies, from the lavish restaurant to the trendy gift shop, everyone seems to be celebrating Valentine’s Day in their own special way on 14th of February. A day…

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Mobina’s figurative work on display at gallery 6

Published in Pakistan Observer (13 Feb. 2011) Sana Jamal ISLAMABAD: Gallery 6 brings an exclusive exhibition of paintings by Mobina Zuberi in which she has captured snap shot moments through lines and brush strokes. Mobina’s present exhibition titled “The Moment” is unique in the sense that it displays two very different genres of paintings with…

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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…

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Measures to improve women status stressed

Published in Pakistan Observer (12 Feb. 2011) Sana Jamal Islamabad – Ignorance and backwardness are the major reasons of oppression on rural women hence timely measures must be taken to improve the status of women by providing them equal opportunities. This was the crux of the two seminars held in Islamabad to mark the National…

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Directory on NGOs launched

Published in Pakistan Observer (11 Feb. 2011) Sana Jamal ISLAMABAD: Most of the Pakistani NGOs run social and welfare works through self-generated income while rest of the support comes from national and international donor agencies. This information was revealed at the launch of the directory of certified nonprofit organizations working in Pakistan compiled by Pakistan…

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‘Spread Peace through Love’

Published in Pakistan Observer (8 Feb. 2011) Sana Jamal ISLAMABAD: Jharoka Art Gallery is currently showcasing some of the exquisite art works by M. H. Sulehri whose theme of the work is largely centered on nature. The vibrant colours and striking images in the painting exhibition titled ‘Spread Peace through Love’ are indeed a treat…

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‘Nomadic Voyage of Colours’ opens in Islamabad

A colorful exhibition of unique clay and wood artifacts has been arranged by the Nomad Art Gallery to gratify the art lovers of the twin cities. The show titled ‘Nomadic Voyage of Colours’ by Bina Ali, will showcase a wide range of artistic hand-made products including hand-painted tile-inlay furniture, artifacts, hand painted wooden vessels, jewelry,…

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‘Self Absorption’ – a journey towards self-realization

Published in Pakistan Observer (4 Feb. 2011) Sana Jamal ISLAMABAD: Rich colours and meaningful expressions in the new artworks of Abdul Jabbar Gul takes one into a spiritual journey of serenity leading towards the path to self-realization. The painting exhibition titled ‘Self Absorption’ was opened on Thursday evening at Khaas gallery, Islamabad. According to the…

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Increased Tobacco Tax will Save Lives, enhance Revenue

Islamabad – Tax increase on tobacco products is one of the most effective tobacco control measure that can save thousands of lives as well as increase the national revenue. This consensus emerged at a two-day workshop arranged by International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease in collaboration with Society for Alternative Media and Research (SAMAR) held…

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Wooden work depicts anxiety & fear in society

Imran Hunzai has used a traditional medium wood carving in an artistic way to depict the element of fear and frustration which has seeped into the society with the passage of time. The exhibition titled ‘Wooden Woes’ include 14 exquisite wooden sculptures and dust paintings by Imran Hunzai which are put on display at Rohtas…

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Fashion Week 2011 makes its way to Islamabad

Published in Pakistan Observer (22 Jan. 2011) Sana Jamal ISLAMABAD: The first ever ‘Islamabad Fashion Week’ is all set to launch in the capital city. The highly anticipated, four-day glamour event is scheduled to take place from January 27-30, 2011. After the successful launch of Karachi Fashion Week Chapter 1 and 2, Excellent Events and…

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Artist depicts historic splendor through mixed media art

Bold colours, profound themes and splendid pieces of paper in the paintings of Samina Ali, takes one back into the magnificent history of Mughal era, one of the richest culture of the world. Samina Ali’s exquisite exhibition of paintings titled ‘Imprints – Historical Promises’ will open at Nomad gallery, Islamabad today. During the press preview…

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A unique Tea restaurant offering 70 brands

A new tea house Chaayé Khana (Tea café) has opened in the heart of capital city, in Super Market which claims to offer 70 differents brands of tea from all over the world. The new tea house aims to boost the culture of tea in society as opposed to coffee culture.

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“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…

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Implementation of Anti-Sexual Harassment polices stressed

Published in Pakistan Observer (11 Jan. 2011) Sana Jamal ISLAMABAD: In the backdrop of Protection against Harassment of Women at Workplace Act (Section 509), a seminar-cum-book launch was held at local hotel in Islamabad on Monday to make the effective implementation of law possible at all levels. The seminar titled ‘Leaders of Change – Implementation…

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Young Pakistanis launch ‘The Re-Volt’ magazine

Published in Pakistan Observer (9 Jan. 2011) Cover of ‘The Re-Volt magazine’. Sana Jamal ISLAMABAD: In the backdrop of hopelessness and distress, a group of young Pakistanis have risen to give new hope to the nation by launching a publication titled ‘The Re-Volt’ in Islamabad on Saturday. The first of its kind magazine, run by…

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Relief sought for women in tax system

Published in Pakistan Observer (9 Jan. 2011) Islamabad — In a male-dominated society where a women is faced with inequality of some kind or other, Dr. Rakhshinda Parveen’s latest book asks the state for some relief in taxation system for disabled, divorced women, divorced mothers and unmarried women, at least the exemption in property tax.…

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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,…

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‘Endorsing Icons’ give identity to ignored ones

Big black canvases of Faraz Ali portray the faces of those in society who play vital roles in our lives but remain unrecognized and unpublicized. Syed Faraz Ali, a Karachi-based artist intends to give identity to unnoticed and unspoken people through his painting exhibition titled ‘Endorsing Icons’, which opened here at Nomad Art Gallery, Islamabad…

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‘Two Folds’ depict Fear and Greed

Two miniature artists used traditional methods in their artwork to depict human emotions, greed and fear show two sides of the same coin. The paintings exhibition titled ‘Two Folds’ opened at Rohtas Art Gallery in Islamabad on Wednesday. The exhibition includes eight art pieces by Noor Ali Chagani and twelve artworks by Quratulain Shams. Using…

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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…

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Opportunities for youth crucial for a peaceful Balochistan

Published in Pakistan Observer (1 Jan. 2011)Sana Jamal ISLAMABAD: “Employment opportunities and youth participation in policy making is imperative to have peace in Balochistan”, this consensus was reached at a press conference at Islamabad Press Club on Friday. The conference was organized by Chanan Development Association (CDA) a national youth lead organization, in collaboration with…

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Artistic way to bid farewell to 2010

A remarkable exhibition of 76 paintings, prints and sculptures by 29 artists was held at Gallery 6, Islamabad to bid farewell to year 2010 in an artistic manner. Upon entering the gallery, one is bound to get enthralled by the paintings that sparkle with energy which fill one’s soul with positivity and brings liveliness to…

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Young artist visualizes ‘Error 404’

Published in Pakistan Observer (28 Dec. 2010) ‘Paper planes’ Sana Jamal ISLAMABAD: Colorful yet original portray of the society captured in the canvases by Sara Khan welcomes the element of uncertainty in life and leave us pondering for a solution. Young painter Sara Khan’s ten paintings and drawings will be on display from Dec. 28…

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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…

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Rich colours and energy depict women in Artwork of Nahid Raza

Lively colours mixed with strong emotions in the paintings of Nahid Raza depicted strong woman and conveyed the message to respect and value women. The artist, Nahid Raza greeted the guests with a gentle smile at the inaugural ceremony of her painting exhibition here at Tanzara art gallery. “My paintings show strong women, who fulfill…

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Children Parliamentarians demand basic Child Rights

Published in Pakistan Observer on Dec. 25, 2010 Sana Jamal Islamabad—Children Parliament Pakistan (CPP) demanded the government to ratify direct steps to put a ban on child trafficking, child labour and on involvement of children in armed conflicts. The members (children) of the CPP forwarded these demands in the form of resolutions passed by the…

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Art and Nature in harmony

Book launch, exhibition of sculptures Artist and writer Fauzia Minallah’s new book ‘Chitarkari and Banyans – The Pursuit of Identity’ highlights the need to preserve our natural environment and to promote national art and culture. In her book, Fauzia bring to light the fading art of slate engraving or ‘Chitarkari’ and also emphasized on the preservation…

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Artist depicts social worries of society

Published in Pakistan Observer (Dec. 23, 2010) Sana Jamal ISLAMABAD: Brilliant colours conveying daring thoughts were put on display in an exhibition of exquisite miniature paintings at Nomad Art gallery in Islamabad on Wednesday. The solo exhibition titled ‘Waqt ke Sath Sath’ gave the impression that how with the passage of time the element of…

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Chinese traditional art signifies harmony

Chinese brush paintings at Pak-China Friendship Center Swift strokes of the brush, deep philosophical thinking and visions of nature combined in beautiful Chinese brush paintings reflecting the art and culture of China is awaiting Pakistanis at the Pakistan-China Friendship Centre. To celebrate the inauguration of Pakistan-China Friendship Centre, masterpieces of the Chinese Brush Painting titled ‘Ink…

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