Faizan Hussain

  • TThe book ‘International and Domestic Arbitration in Pakistan’ by Rana Rizwan Hussain discusses the law and practice of arbitration in Pakistan that has developed over the years. Starting with an overview of arbitration practice in Pakistan, it talks about the different stages of it ...

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  • TSafar is the second month of the Islamic calendar. It is marked with many important events in Islamic history but one of the most important of these is Arbaeen (20th Safar). In Arabic language it means forty and in Islamic history it marks the 40th day of mourning period following Ashura, the 10th ...

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  • TThe book “A History of Judiciary in Pakistan” by Hamid Khan is a distinct piece of writing, discussing the development of judiciary and its system in the country. It forms to be a valuable part of the literature on legal studies in Pakistan and beyond. It is particularly for the fact ...

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  • TSarah Jahaan Khan belongs to the school of filmmakers who believe they are empowered to challenge norms and change mindsets through films. She is a young documentary filmmaker who took inspiration from her mother Samar Minallah Khan. At the age of 15 she started to highlight positive initiatives by ...

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  • TVicki Husband is a Scottish poet. Her poems have been widely published in literary magazines including Gutter, Magma, Northwords Now, and The Rialto, and have won prizes in the Mslexia poetry competition, the Edwin Morgan international poetry prize and the Pighog / Poetry School pamphlet prize. In ...

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  • TShafaq Habib is a leading Pakistani jewellery designer who has a global fan following. She started her label, Shafaq Habib House of Jewellery, in the 80’s and revolutionised gold and diamond jewellery. This year she was selected among Pond’s Miracle Women for the year 2016. We met up ...

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  • TAthar Masood is a well known personality among music lovers. He often writes about the issues and problems relating to music industry in our region. Recently, he has authored a travelogue, Chandigarh Tak, which describes details of his visit to Chandigarh, India, for attending the 37th Sangeet ...

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  • TUrdu has suffered from a serious lack of reliable online resources. Finding synonyms has never been an easy task. But the time is over and it is good news for all those who often felt lost to find suitable Urdu words. Musharraf Ali Farooqi, an acclaimed novelist and translator adds another feather ...

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  • TKate Leiper is an artist and children’s illustrator based in Edinburgh. Her work has a style of its own, instantly recognisable, highly desirable and having a loyal and enthusiastic following. Her work is figurative and for the most part based upon narrative. She is particularly inspired by ...

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  • TThe role and status of journalism has undergone profound changes since the advent of electronic media. The Press has earned recognition as the fourth pillar of the state and scope of journalism has widened over the years. Reporting, one of the basic elements of journalism is becoming more ...

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  • TIan Stephen is a writer, artist and storyteller. Since the late 70s his poetry and short fiction have been published in numerous UK journals, and in Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Switzerland and the USA. He served 15 years in the coastguard and ...

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  • TTranslating a literary piece is always a daunting task for two reasons: first, it seeks to preserve its form and second it demands its aesthetical spirit to be preserved. Translating poetry, out of all genres of literature, is considered to be the most difficult job because to add or lose something ...

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  • TA careful examination of Freedom Movement in sub-continent reveals that the Christians played a pivotal role in the process of political socialization in India. Masihe aur Tareekh-e-Pakistan (Christian and Pakistan Movement) highlights the efforts and sacrifices of the Christians community in this ...

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  • T‘One Life is not Enough’ is an autobiography of a an Indian politician Mr. Natwar Singh, who has sketched almost his entire life inside a four hundred pages book. He shares his experiences and services in various ministries and also narrates different events and the ups and downs of the ...

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  • TPakistani youth is filled with tremendous energy and towering ambitions. It comprises more than 50% of country’s population. In every country youth has maximum stakes in nation building process. It is the life-line of any country because it is continuously providing the homeland with fresh ...

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  • TThe fate of Pakistani Film Industry is changing since experienced and qualified people are making films. Last year we saw many wonderful movies like Waar, Main Hoon Shahid Afridi, Chambaili, Zinda Bhaag etc which created vibes across the borders. This year we are again going make a big bang with ...

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  • TStreet theatre is a form of theatrical performance in outdoor public spaces without a specific paying audience. It is the oldest form of theatre which is still surviving and admired. It is an effective means of spreading awareness about any issue or to convey any desired message to the common ...

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  • TThe literary galaxy consists of number of excellent biographical books. The release of the book ‘Adbi Sitara’ is a great contribution Urdu Literature. It is neither a biography book nor it about any single personality rather there are many different legendary personalities. The distinct ...

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  • TZero Below, an alternative to hotel living. Why live in a room when you can spend it in a perfectly curated chalet, villa or private island? Tell us something about Zero Below? What is the significance of its name? I conceived the company with a focus on skiing and snowboarding, and so we came up ...

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  • TThe World in Miniature The World in Miniature was a session fully dedicated to the work of Shahzia Sikander. She works in drawing, painting, animation, large-scale installation, performance and video, addressed the session and briefed about her work and achievements and the new horizons she ...

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  • TIn literary circles Shaheena Chanda Mehtab is not an unknown name. She is a novelist and short story writer. She is more famous in monthly women’s digests. She is the author of seven Urdu novels which published in different magazines. With her gripping stories and brave characters she has a ...

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  • TTell us something about the background of writing Half Plate? I wrote this play for Khalida Riyasat when she was passing the last few months of her life. She said to me, ‘Anwar, I will hardly survive till December and you haven’t written anything for me.’ It was September when she ...

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  • TRecently, a play Haaf Playt was performed at Alhamra Hall, Lahore. It is the fourth play which Anwar Maqsood has written for KopyKats Productions and directed by Dawar Mehmood. This stage play is based on the famous long drama Half Plate that ran on PTV decades ago. The basic story revolves around ...

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  • TMusic stars belonging to South Asian region are gaining immense popularity all around the world. Abbas Hasan, an award winning French singer of Pakistani origin, is one such artist who is constantly making headlines. Besides all the nominations and awards which he had won, Abbas recently signed a ...

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  • TAltaf HussainQurashi is playing a very distinctive role in the field of Journalism for more than five decades. His writings cast a spell on the readers and open new dimensions. His interviews in the early 60s made him popular for his innovative style. He interviewed more than 200 personalities of ...

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  • TPantene Bridal Couture Week 2013(PBCW) which has become one of most eagerly awaited event of fashion and entertainment industry was held at Faletti’s Hotel in Lahore. The fashion show was pioneered by HUM Network Ltd and Pantene four years ago with the objective of promoting Pakistan’s ...

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  • TIt was a fine Sunday when some of my friends were making plans to watch the newly released movie ‘Waar’. They were all happy that our cinema industry is reviving and good Pakistani movies have started to appear on our cinema screens. There was a hot debate going on the movie and ...

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  • TThe world knows Dr Muhammad Iqbal as a poet and philosopher. There are thousands of books written on him explaining his work as a poet as philosopher. The research work is still going on exploring new horizons from his philosophies. But it is very interesting to note that there is rarely a book ...

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  • TThe recently released movie Waar has proved once again that Pakistani nation has the capacity to do wonder in every field. It is an action movie dealing with the menace of terrorism which Pakistan is facing for more than a decade. It shows the different aspects of extremists and how they are funded ...

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  • TIt was 2006 when people of Pakistan fell prey to a new disease spreading through mosquitoes. People suffering from this virus complained about intense fever, searing muscle and joint pain, in severe form blood seeping through the skin and possibly leading towards death. It was dengue which was once ...

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