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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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Karachi cop killing: CTD arrests mastermind from Korangi



KARACHI: The Counter-Terrorism Division (CTD) Karachi on Saturday arrested the mastermind behind the killing of a police constable and a citizen throughout a theft incident on October 19.

A Karachi cop policeman was killed when an armed robber tried to rob a citizen within the Bara Board space of Karachi final month. In response to CTD police, the accused Zahid Channa was arrested from Korangi space of Karachi.

The person was robbed when he was taking cash from a financial institution. Proper after the incident, the Shaheen drive of Sindh police arrived on the spot however each the police constable and robber received injured in an alternate of fireside in Bara Board.

Later Constable Nihal Zia-ul-Haq and the theft sufferer, Shakeel Ghafoor have been declared lifeless.

The mastermind of the theft Zahid Channa was contained in the financial institution on the day when the theft incident passed off, the CTD in cost Chaudhry Safdar defined.

Revealing the theft planning, the accused Zahid advised police that he knowledgeable the opposite robbers through cell phone that Shakeel, the theft sufferer is taking cash from the financial institution.

Furthermore, the CTD added that Zahid Channa was earlier arrested for different crimes as properly.

The accused mastermind was handed over to the police for additional investigation.

Earlier, a Karachi policeman, Abdul Rehman, was killed by the firing of unidentified assailants after he began chasing a suspicious automobile within the DHA Part V space.

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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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