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DC comics introduces a female Muslim superhero

DC comics introduces a female Muslim superhero

Iranian-American actress Tala Ashe will don the role of Zari – a Muslim computer hacktivist American comic book publisher – DC Comics introduces first Muslim female Superhero as Zari in its latest season of “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”. An Iranian-American actress Tala Ashe will play the role of Zari in ‘Legends of Tomorrow‘- a Muslim Superhero computer hacktivist from the ... Read More »

British Council Library reopens in Karachi after 15 years

British Council Library reopens in Karachi after 15 years

KARACHI – The British Council has re-opened its gates for the book lovers of Karachi after a gap of almost 15 years. The British Council library, closed after the 9/11 attacks, has been re-launched on 21st July with a new avatar. The library, located at the British Council on Shahrahe Iran in Clifton and features more than 10,000 books in its shelves. ... Read More »

How a new Dutch Library transformed into a happening place

Nieuwe Bibliotheek (New Library) in Alemere, Netherlands, a thriving community hub that looks more like a bookstore than a library.

The New Library transformed itself into a thriving place where people could relax and hang out By Cat Johnson Facing declining visitors and uncertainty about what to do about it, library administrators in the new town of Almere in the Netherlands did something extraordinary. They redesigned their libraries based on the changing needs and desires of library users and, in 2010, ... Read More »

Harry Potter Book 8 coming this summer

Harry Potter Book 8 coming this summer

Harry Potter is soon going to be on bookshelf with an eight installment of the two-part play There’s good new for Harry Potter fans that eighth Harry Potter book is set to be released this summer. The book will include the script for the upcoming stage play, which is centered on Harry being a father. The book tells a story about Harry ... Read More »

Pakistan to promote Urdu language and literature in Turkey

ANKARA – Pakistan Government would take further steps to promote the study and research of Urdu language and literature in Turkey, state Pakistan’s Ambassador to Turkey Sohail Mahmood during his visit to the Department of Urdu at Ankara University today. During the visit, Ambassador Sohail Mahmood handed over more than 100 books to the Chairperson of Urdu Department, Prof. Dr. ... Read More »

Poetess Fahmida Riaz awarded Pakistan’s highest literary award

Poetess Fahmida Riaz awarded Pakistan's highest literary award

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Academy of Letters (PAL) has announced Kamal-e-Fun Award for the year 2014. Kamal-e-Fun Award – the highest literary award in the field of literature – has been awarded to country’s prominent poetess Fahmida Riaz. Fahmida Raiz is a writer, human rights activist and the author of more than 15 books on fiction and poetry. Pathar Ke Zaban, Dodavari, Karachi, Dhoop ... Read More »

Book on China-Pakistan friendship launched in Islamabad

Chinese ambassador to Pakistan, Sun Weidong, at the book launch of “You and Us: Stories of China and Pakistan” in Islamabad.

Pakistan-China friendship cuts across multiple dimension, touching state-to-state and people-to-people relation Speakers at the book launch of “You and Us: Stories of China and Pakistan” highlighted the special bond shared by the states as well as by the people of Pakistan and China. The book is a compilation of the stories of that friendship by former Chinese officials, interweaving personal recollections inside ... Read More »

Int. Book Festival Opens in Istanbul

ISTANBUL — Turkey’s biggest international book fair opened its doors in Istanbul city with a ceremony to mark its 34th anniversary. The Tuyap Fair in Beylikduzu opened with the theme of ‘Humor: Looking at Life with a Smile.’ This year, the 34th International Istanbul Book Fair will host over 750 publishers from all over the world, plus panels, seminars and ... Read More »

Sad news for Pakistan – Books import almost halved in 2014-15

ISLAMABAD: Import of books declined by 45.89 per cent in fiscal 2014-15 to Rs71.453 million from Rs132.898m in 2013-14. Pakistan imports books from 45 countries. The daily Dawn quoted the Commerce Minister Khurram Dastgir as saying that local publishers were more interested in publishing syllabi and local books. This information was provided by the minister in a written reply to ... Read More »

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