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Eid ul Fitr 2018 holidays in Pakistan announced

Women buy bangles in a market in Islamabad, Pakistan, ahead of Eid ul-Fitr celebrations.

Eidul Fitr holidays in Pakistan will be observed from June 15 to June 18, 2018, according to the interior ministry. The holidays will continue from June 15 to June 18 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday), the interior ministry said in a notification. Eidul Fitr celebrations mark the culmination of the Holy month of Ramazan during which Muslims all over the world ... Read More »

Eco-friendly carpets of Pakistan introduced in France

Pakistan carpets

Pakistan’s eco-friendly carpets now introduced in European Market Pakistan’s finest, hand-knotted and machine-made carpets will now be available in the heart of Europe in France. Multan Carpet Industries has opened its first outlet and warehouse in Paris under the name “Noble Natural” to market Pakistan-made biodegradable, natural and hand-knotted high-end carpets and rugs in Europe. The Ambassador of Pakistan to France ... Read More »

Turkey honours Allama Iqbal with prestigious “Service to Islam” award

Iqbal’s grandson, Walid Iqbal, received the award on behalf of the Iqbal family KONYA (Turkey) – Pakistan’s national poet-philosopher Allama Muhammad Iqbal has been honoured in Turkey, through the conferment of the “Dost Award” for “Service to Islam.” Iqbal’s grandson, Walid Iqbal, received the award on behalf of the Iqbal family. The splendid ceremony for the prestigious Dost Awards, usually ... Read More »

Art exhibition portrays depth of Pakistan China friendship

Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Mr. Sun Weidong at joint exhibition by Pakistani and Chinese artists at PNCA in Islamabad on 18 Oct. 2016.

Pakistan and China Art Exhibition of Photographs, Calligraphy, and Paintings celebrate the friendly relations of two countries and 67th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China A group of Pakistani and Chinese explore the deep-rooted Pakistan and China friendship in their mesmerizing artworks at an exhibition titled ‘Collective Vision – China in the eyes of Pakistani Artists’. ... Read More »

Photos: Pakistan marks Independence Day 2016 with national zeal

A vendor sells national flags of all shapes and sizes in Islamabad. Photo: APP

Pakistan celebrated Independence Day with national zeal and determination. The day dawned with 31 gun salute in the federal and 21 gun salute in the provincial capitals. Prayers for peace, progress, and security of the country were held across the country to express gratefulness. Meanwhile, all major public and private buildings, roads and avenues have been tastefully decorated with illuminations, ... Read More »

Documentary Films promote cultural preservation in Pakistan

Rohtas Fort Pakistan

American Embassy and Walkabout Films promote cultural preservation in Pakistan with 3 Documentaries on World Heritage Sites, namely Taxila Remains, Lahore Fort and Rohtas Fort Jhelum ISLAMABAD – Three documentary films highlighting the archeological and cultural heritage of Pakistan were opened at the Pakistan National Council of the Arts to promote cultural preservation in Pakistan. American Ambassador to Pakistan David Hale ... Read More »

Experts urge to promote Pakistan’s creative industries for social development

Pakistan's rock band Junoon performing with the Indian Ocean band at a special concert in Dehli organised by UNESCO's Mahatama Gandhi Institute for Peace and Sustainable Development

Pakistan’s creative economy has huge potential but current structures don’t provide the flexibility these businesses need to achieve that potential ISLAMABAD — Entrepreneurs, cultural policy makers and experts across Pakistan, together with UNESCO are engaging in talks to revitalize support for the country’s creative industries through a project funded by the Danish Centre for Culture and Development (CKU). ‘’Empowering people through ... Read More »

Pakistani artist wins prestigious Islamic art award in Istanbul

Pakistani artist wins prestigious Islamic art award in Istanbul

Pakistan’s Ambassador to Turkey Sohail Mahmood said winning the Jameel Prize “is great news for Ghulam Mohammad, for Pakistan’s young artists, and for art community in Pakistan.” ISTANBUL, (Turkey) – Pakistani artist Ghulam Mohammad has won the prestigious Islamic art award, Jameel Prize 4, for his works in contemporary Islamic art. The Prize was awarded to Ghulam Mohammad at a ceremony held ... Read More »

Sri Lankan leaders hail arrival of Holy Relics from Pakistan

Sri Lankan Ministers receives holy relics.

An impressive ceremony was held in Sri Lanka to celebrate the arrival of Holy Relics from Pakistan’s Gandhara region. Deputy High Commissioner of Pakistan said such exchanges will further strengthen cultural relations between Pakistan and Sri Lanka COLOMBO (Sri Lanka) – Religious and political leaders of Sri Lanka welcomed the Holy Relics of Lord Buddha from Pakistan’s Gandhara region in a ... Read More »

Rich Pakistani culture showcased at Cultural Celebrations in Ankara

Rich Pakistani culture showcased by students at Cultural Celebrations in Ankara

Pakistan’s Ambassador to Turkey Sohail Mahmood congratulated the students on organizing ‘Pakistan Day’ celebrations included folk dances, medley and display of truck art ANKARA (Turkey) – Pakistani students of Middle East Technical University (METU) organized culture festival celebrations and showcased rich Pakistani culture through an array of performances. The “Pakistan Day” celebrations included folk dances, a medley of Pakistani pop ... Read More »

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