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British Council, LBF associate to mark Pakistan’s seventy fifth anniversary



LAHORE: The British Council and Lahore Biennale Basis (LBF) have partnered to launch the Lahore Biennale Basis Digital Museum venture on the Nationwide School of Arts in Lahore.

The digital museum is a digital platform for artists, teachers and inventive practitioners to re-examine our shared cultural language and inventive legacy. The launch occasion was attended by senior members of the humanities neighborhood in addition to representatives from the British Council and the British Excessive Fee.

The venture is a part of the British Council’s Pakistan-UK Season: New Views programme to mark the 75th anniversary of Pakistan.

The venture invited a various group of curators, collaborators and artists throughout the board to reply and contribute to 75 years of Pakistan’s wealthy, multifaceted historical past and tradition post-independence. The intention is to facilitate broader socio-cultural modifications in public interplay which has led to the necessity of offering individuals with a digital house to reconnect with their cultural heritage.

The venture additionally questions the function of the “conventional types of museum making” and builds on the worldwide actuality of digital connectivity regardless of bodily borders, making our on-line world a perfect platform for native and world conversations – transcending boundaries by making information manufacturing an accessible and open-ended actuality.

The LBF’s Digital Museum engages in new types of museum making, overcomes bodily boundaries, and capabilities as an everlasting on-line useful resource.

Kate Joyce, Enterprise Director Cultural Engagement, British Council South Asia, mentioned: “The Digital Museum is an progressive manner to make use of artwork and heritage in neighborhood constructing in an inclusive and impactful manner. This shaped a part of our programme of exercise for the Pakistan-UK: New Views programme. I stay up for many younger artists and curators contributing to this house and meaningfully sharing concepts that pave the best way for an inclusive and sustainable future. The tragic latest occasions in Pakistan with the floods underline the significance of working collectively to deal with world challenges.”

The curators and themes for the venture are Dastaan-i-Urdu, curated by Ali Usman Qasmi (co-curator: Mahmood ul-Hasan); The Physique and Past: Girls’s Actions in Pakistan, curated by Farida Batool; Taos Chaman – Put up-Colonial Identification in Creative Practices in South Asia, curated by Masooma Syed; Manduva: Exploring What We Received’t Prefer to Name ‘Lollywood’, curated by Sarmad Sultan Khoosat; Ilm-e-Mosiqui: Classical Legacies, People Music and Up to date Classics, curated by Sarah Zaman and Structure by way of Area and Time: Conversations with the primary technology of Pakistani Architects, curated by Tanvir Hasan.

All these themes reply to a unique side of our nation’s shared historical past, cultural language and inventive legacy.

Qudsia Rahim, Government Director on the Lahore Biennale Basis, mentioned: “The Lahore Biennale Basis Digital Museum is a novel type of archiving, information making and exhibition discourse in response to the worldwide socio-cultural modifications in museum follow and public notion. Curated by a collaboration of main native artists and teachers (and never with a Western lens), it represents our shared historical past and heritage, and hopes to construct upon the analysis as introduced by native practitioners. With the present local weather disaster within the nation, it’s now extra essential than ever, to come back collectively, collaborate and assist every different.”

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KU Confucius Institute donates Rs0.6m for flood victims



KARACHI: The Chinese language college members of the Confucius Institute at College of Karachi handed over greater than Rs0.6 million to Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Khalid Mahmood Iraqi on Tuesday for aid of flood victims.

The Chinese language college expressed that they need to present some assist to the folks affected by the floods in Pakistan.

Of their message, they talked about that many elements of the nation had witnessed large floods after record-breaking rainfall leaving folks to obtain speedy assist because the Chinese language college realizes how essential it’s to return ahead at this level of time.

KU VC Khalid Iraqi, who visited the CIUK, acknowledged the great gesture of the Chinese language college members and expressed gratitude to the previous Chinese language Director of the CIUK Prof Zhang Xiaoping, who joined the assembly from China.

The KU VC talked about that Pak-China has an iconic friendship and they’re like brothers to one another.

He appreciated that the Chinese language college for being dedicated to the duty and busy educating college students in addition to taking part in flood aid actions.

In the meantime, within the assembly KU VC Prof Dr Khalid Iraqi additionally mentioned the longer term planning of the CIUK with its Pakistani and Chinese language administrators.

KU VC Prof Dr Khalid Iraqi suggested the CIUK Pakistani Director Prof Dr Nasiruddin Khan to put in writing a letter to the KU Syndicate to request the allocation of land for the CIUK.



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Unlawful Afghan immigrants arrested in Karachi



KARACHI: The police in Karachi on Tuesday arrested 26 immigrants from Afghanistan from a high-rise in Sohrab Goth city of the metropolis for illegally crossing the porous border into Pakistan.

The Sohrab Goth police station carried out an operation close to the constructing to arrest the immigrants.

A police spokesperson mentioned the raid was performed was by a patrolling officer. Upon him asking for identification, the immigrants failed to indicate proof of their citizenship and related journey paperwork, he added.

In the meantime, the police claimed the incarcerated immigrants have confessed to crossing into Pakistan illegally. Circumstances have been registered in opposition to them below the Foreigners Act, 1946, and additional investigation is underway.

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Loss of life toll from Balochistan floods reaches 270



QUETTA: The demise toll from flash floods triggered by heavy rains in Balochistan has risen to 270, with three extra deaths reported within the final 24 hours on Saturday, statistics revealed.

In response to the info issued by Provincial Catastrophe Administration Authority (PDMA), over 500,000 livestock was both swept away or killed within the tragedy.

In the meantime, the torrential rains broken a complete of 185,000 homes: 65,000 collapsed and 120,000 homes had been broken.

A member of the Board of Income, in a press release, mentioned the floods broken a complete of 103 dams throughout the province. Thus far, 125,000 individuals have been evacuated from the broken districts, he added.

On September 2, the Balochistan authorities as soon as once more postponed an anti-polio drive within the province amid heavy rainfall and floods which have resulted in deaths, lack of infrastructure and displacement of hundreds of thousands of individuals.

In response to the provincial well being division, the immunisation drive was deliberate from September 5, nonetheless, it has now been postponed for the second time.

“The brand new date for the drive might be introduced quickly,” it mentioned. The polio drive was postponed final time on August 29.

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