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Lok Virsa celebrates the music of legendary folk singer late Mai Bhagi

Lok Virsa celebrates the music of legendary folk singer late Mai Bhagi

  Islamabad: To commemorate the International Women Day, Lok Virsa here on Tuesday named a hall after the legendary folk singer late Mai Bhagi to acknowledge her services for Sindhi folk music. Executive Director Lok Virsa Dr. Fouzia Saeed said on the occasion that today we are covering another milestone naming a hall after the legendary folk singer Mai Bhagi. “This is ...

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Lok Virsa promotes new talent

Lok Virsa promotes new talent

 Islamabad: Lok Virsa started a new program ‘Open Mic’ to provide a platform to the emerging singers from all genres. The idea is to promote those who are eager to sing but they lack a proper platform. Not only certificates are distributed among the singers but they are also provided the opportunity to sing at different forums. Program started properly ...

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All Provinces have equitable rights over country resources:  PM

All Provinces have equitable rights over country resources:  PM

Islamabad:  Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Saturday said his government’s vision of transforming the country into a truly developed state was based on progress and development of all federating units. In a meeting with Balochistan Chief Minister Sardar Sanaullah Zehri at PM House, the prime minister said all parts and provinces had equitable rights over the country’s resources. “It is our ...

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Balochistan: The Fruit Basket of Pakistan 

Balochistan: The Fruit Basket of Pakistan 

By:  Sana Samad  Though Balochistan is full of natural resources and profiting the country, it is also called “The Fruit Basket of Pakistan”.   Balochistan is sharing 90 percent national production of grapes, cherry and almonds, almost 60 percent of peach, pomegranate, apricot and around 34 percent apple and 70 percent of dates. In Balochistan, 149,726 hectares areas are covered by ...

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Gwadar: Fishermen’s Quest for Survival With their Ancestral Livelihood

Gwadar: Fishermen’s Quest for Survival With their Ancestral Livelihood

By: Mariyam Suleman Fishermen’s children play at the “PadiZir” (west bay) beach of Gwadar while seeing their fathers and elder brothers dragging their boats toward the waves of Arabian Sea meeting the shores of Makran coast. “Things have changed over the years. As a little boy, I used to get fish for free when the fishermen anchored their boats at ...

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Legislators agree to work for developing national agenda on women’s rights   

Legislators agree to work for developing national agenda on women’s rights   

 By: Mir Behram Baloch  Quetta: Legislators from the four provincial assembly and national assembly have agreed to work together for developing a national agenda for addressing women’s rights in Pakistan. Additionally, With the tenure of national and provincial assemblies reaching to completion in 2018, legislators also prioritised several other democratic reforms and human rights reforms which they agreed to take ...

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Key Stakeholders and Academia discuss Code of Ethics for Media in Pakistan at National Symposium

Key Stakeholders and Academia discuss Code of Ethics for Media in Pakistan at National Symposium

Islamabad: The Code of Ethics strive to play a fundamental role for democratization of a society, nonetheless, face many implementation challenges in Pakistan. This was announced at the national symposium on media ethics organized by Mishal Pakistan.  Industry experts, senior journalists, media professionals and academicians attended the symposium along with a large number of students, scholars and faculty members from the journalism ...

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Mother Languages Literature Festival kicked off with resolve to promote linguistic and cultural diversity to fight extremism

Mother Languages Literature Festival kicked off with resolve to promote linguistic and cultural diversity to fight extremism

Islamabad: The second Pakistan Mother Languages Literature Festival kicked off at Lok Virsa on Saturdaywith dhammal and speeches expressing the strong urge for celebrating the rich linguistic heritage and cultural diversity to fight rising extremism, and to promote harmony and peace in Pakistani society. Writers, intellectuals, cultural and political activists reaffirmed their resolve to work for creating a peaceful, progressive and tolerant ...

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Two-day Pakistan Mother Languages Literature Festival starts on Saturday

Two-day Pakistan Mother Languages Literature Festival starts on Saturday

 Islamabad:  The second edition of Pakistan Mother Languages Literature Festival will be held on February 18 and 19 at Lok Virsa Islamabad. The two-day festival will feature a number of attractions to celebrate Pakistan’s rich linguistic and cultural diversity that is essential to promote critical thinking among the young generations.  Over 160 writers, intellectuals, critics, poets and artists from over 15 languages ...

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Powering Pakistan for the 21st Century Volume II: The State of Maths & Science in Schools

Powering Pakistan for the 21st Century Volume II: The State of Maths & Science in Schools

Islamabad:  Pakistani schools (especially government schools) are producing unacceptably low levels of learning outcomes in maths and science. This represents a significant and deep-rooted challenge to Pakistan’s economic growth. This was revealed in Volume II of State of Maths and Science in schools on Monday.  The report launched by Pakistan Alliance for Math and Science relates: The average maths score ...

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