Pakistan claims qawwali as its own. Why not khyal?

This year’s World Music Arts and Dance (Womad) festival held in the United Kingdom flaunted an exquisite assortment of global music legends, ranging from Ziggy Marley to Salif Keita to Robert Plant. In the midst of this incredible lineup was the venerable Ustad Naseeruddin Saami from Pakistan, possibly the only …

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Murree Governor House opened to public

MURREE: The Government House was opened to the public on Monday by the Punjab chief minister. Hundreds of police officials were deployed on the Islamabad-Murree Expressway for the chief minister’s security along with dozens of police vehicles. Mr Buzdar said the Punjab government had opened 177 government rest houses to …

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Buner council approves Rs4.44bn budget

BUNER: The Buner district council unanimously approved the Rs4.44 billion budget for the fiscal 2019-20 on Monday. Of the total outlay, Rs633 million have been earmarked for development schemes. The budget was presented on Saturday by district nazim Dr Obaidullah. During the budget debate district council members suggested a number …

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‘Out, damn’d spot! Out’

‘DAAGH toh achay hotay hain’ is a detergent campaign that has proved to be regionally successful. According to experts, its success lay in its unique take on the idea of cleanliness. While competitors played up the importance to stay clean, daagh toh achay hotay hain offered the idea that dirt …

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