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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 »

Urdu Scholars attend International Congress on Ahmed Nadeem Qasmi at Pakistan House in Ankara

Urdu Scholars attend International Congress on Ahmed Nadeem Qasmi at Pakistan House in Ankara

ANKARA (Turkey) – Urdu writers, poets, and scholars attended International Congress on Ahmed Nadeem Qasmi at Pakistan House in Ankara, Turkey. Pakistan’s Ambassador to Turkey Sohail Mahmood hosted a scholars evening at Pakistan House for participants of the International Urdu Congress, held in Antalya from 13-16 October in connection with centenary birthday celebrations of Ahmed Nadeem Qasmi. The guests included ... 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 »

Year in Review: Pakistan’s 10 most memorable moments of 2015

Brandon Stanton (Humans of New York) photographer visits Pakistan

Young author Faizan Soofi, Entrepreneur Fiza Farhan, Top cadet Junaid Saleem are the bright stars and faces of Pakistan who made us proud in 2015 TVI Special Report As 2015 draws to a close, it’s time to look at the year gone by to learn from our mistakes, to cherish good and memorable moments and make promises for a better tomorrow. ... 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 »

Renowned poet Jamiluddin Aali passes away at 90

Jamiluddin Aali paases away today

KARACHI – Famous scholar and Urdu poet Dr Jamiluddin Aali passed in Karachi. He was admitted in a private hospital in Karachi for last three days. He died of heart attack. Raju Jamiluddin, the son of Aali said “He will rule the hearts of the people of the motherland through his literary work and songs.” He wrote famous patriotic songs ... Read More »

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