ASEAN movie night held at Indonesian embassy

Abdullah Jan Islamabad: The Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia, in collaboration with the ASEAN Committee in Islamabad (ACI) this week organized an ASEAN Movie Night event featuring the award-winning Indonesian film “Ngeri-Ngeri Sedap” (Missing Home.red), directed by the Indonesian Producer Bene Dion Rajagukguk. The event was a delightful fusion of cinema and cuisine, celebrating […]

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British-Pakistani opera singer receives royal honor for recording national anthem post-coronation

Celina Ali Islamabad: A British-Pakistani Sufi Opera singer, Saira Peter, announced in a video message circulated this week she received a letter of appreciation from Buckingham Palace for recording the British national anthem, “God Save the King,” following the coronation of King Charles III. The British king’s coronation took place last May at Westminster Abbey […]

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High Commissioner Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri appreciates Eid traditions in Pakistan

Canberra: Pakistani High Commissioner to Australia Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri this week spoke about the Eid traditions in Pakistan. “A beautiful tradition associated with Eid,” the envoy posted on X, with a picture of colourful bangles. In Pakistan, the outlets of traditional bangles and henna are flooded with girls and women where special stalls in major […]

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High Commissioner Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri meets renowned photographer Andrea Francolini

Canberra: Pakistani High Commissioner to Australia Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri this week met renowned photographer Andrea Francolini. “Andrea has extensively travelled across Pakistan and captured the beautiful landscape and faces of Pakistan. He is passionate about Truck Art, Education,” the envoy posted on X.Andrea Francolini is a renowned and award-winning Sydney Photographer specializing in Sydney corporate […]

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Kazakhstan movie “Kazakh Khanate: Diamond Sword” screened

Celina Ali Islamabad: Ambassador of Kazakhstan Mr. Yerzhan Kistafin this week watched the movie “Kazakh Khanate: Diamond Sword” during its screening at PNCA, Islamabad. In a bid to further strengthen cultural relations, Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) and the Embassy of Kazakhstan organized screening of a movie titled “Kazakh Khanate –Diamond Sword” at […]

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Colurful event held to celebrate Chinese New Year

Newswire Peshawar: A colorful event was held here this week to celebrate the Chinese New Year. China Window, a Chinese cultural center established in Peshawar, organized the event. Caretaker Provincial Minister for Transport Zafarullah Khan, Caretaker Provincial Minister for Energy and Planning Dr. Syed Sarfraz Ali Shah, President Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industry Fawad […]

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Pakistani Community in Beijing joins in Chinese New Year celebration

China Economic Net Beijing: As the Chinese people are embracing the Year of Loong (Dragon), the Pakistani community residing in Beijing is enthusiastically participating in the Chinese New Year celebrations, showcasing the strong bond between China and Pakistan. The streets of Beijing are adorned with red lanterns and festive decorations as locals and foreigners gather […]

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Ethiopian culture celebrated at Karachi feast

Staff Writer Karachi: Caretaker Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training, Madad Ali Sindhi, graced the Ethiopian Pavilion with his presence at the Karachi Festival this week. On arrival, the minister was welcomed with warm hospitality by Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (FDRE) in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, […]

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Kazakhstan strengthens its fashion diplomacy with visa fashion week Almaty

Stephan Rabimov Almaty: For the world’s largest landlocked country, Kazakhstan is making some big waves in geopolitics. Ancient trade routes between China, India, Russia and “the West” positioned this nation as a keystone puzzle piece on the map of Central Asia. Now its intermediary prowess is stronger than ever. The last weeks saw visits from […]

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Ambassador Andreas Ferrarese, Albana Ferrarese host grand Fashion Show

Celina Ali Islamabad: Italy’s embassy in Islamabad this week organized a grand Fashion Show at its yet-to-be-completed new embassy, presenting a distinctive fusion of diplomacy and fashion. Despite the ongoing construction, the event, hosted by Ambassador Andreas Ferrarese and his wife Albana Ferrarese, attracted a remarkable crowd, showcasing impeccably crafted dresses by renowned Pakistani designers. […]

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Kazakhstan’s first participation in contemporary Istanbul fair reveals international demand for Kazakh art

Assem Assaniyaz Astana: This year, Kazakhstan participated in Contemporary Istanbul, Türkiye’s premier annual art fair, for the first time. Its 18th edition, which was held from Sept. 26 to Oct. 1, presented works of Kazakh artists from three generations. Supported by the Kazakh Ministry of Tourism and Sports and the Kazakh Tourism national company, the […]

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Italy’s artist Stefano Fake mesmerizes art enthusiasts

Celina Ali Islamabad: Italian artist Stefano Fake this week mesmerized art enthusiasts with his latest masterpieces. Stefano Fake, a prominent figure in Immersive Art, is renowned for his groundbreaking work. In 2001, he established the acclaimed studio, The Fake Factory, in Florence. Stefano Fake has achieved international recognition in the realm of new media art, […]

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Embassy of Italy hosts captivating photo exhibition featuring esteemed Italian photographer Marzia Reggiani

Celina Ali Islamabad: The Embassy of Italy this week hosted a captivating photo exhibition featuring the esteemed Italian photographer, Marzia Reggiani. Marzia Reggiani has dedicated herself to focusing on Pakistan’s photography scene for the next three years, having already spent a year in the nation’s capital. She shared her journey into photography, stating that her […]

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China in Frames: A Photographic Tribute by Ambassador Moin ul Haque

Gwadar Pro Beijing: Diving into a visual journey across China’s diverse landscape with “China in Frames: A Photographic Tribute,” an exhibition presented by Pakistan’s Ambassador to China, Moin ul Haque. Held at the Yindi Art Museum in Beijing, the photo collection captures the Ambassador’s three-year tenure, illuminating his deep admiration for China’s distinctive allure. The […]

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EU ambassador, other musicians play special version of Pakistan’s national anthem

Abida Shaheen Islamabad: As Pakistan’s 76th Independence Day approaches, European Union Ambassador to Pakistan Dr Riina Kionka along with other musicians paid a special tribute to the country by performing a rendition of the national anthem — ‘Pak Sarzamin (thy sacred land)’. “This rendition is a celebration of the rich cultural diversity of Pakistan and […]

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China’s box office exceeds 126 mln USD in Dragon Boat Festival holiday

Beijing: The Chinese mainland’s box office revenue reached 909 million yuan (126.6 million U.S. dollars) during the recent Dragon Boat Festival holiday, which lasted from Thursday to Saturday, according to data released by the China Film Administration. Domestic films took 80.08 percent of the total box office revenue during the three-day holiday, with suspense film […]

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Canadian High Commission screens “Minahil”

Celina Ali Islamabad: The film “Minahil”, directed by Wajahat Malik, premiered at the Serena Hotel Islamabad. Minahil is an inspirational docu-drama about a young girl from Chitral playing ice-hockey and how her participation in the sport has contributed to her empowerment. The film was co-funded by Serena Hotels and the Canadian High Commission in Islamabad. […]

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Ambassador Jakob Linulf delighted to see three nominations from his country for Oscar 2023

Staff Writer Islamabad: Ambassador of Denmark to Pakistan Jakob Linulf this week expressed delight to see three nominations from his country for the Oscar 2023. “Great News! Three Nominations in Oscar 2023. ‘A House Made of Splinters’ is nominated for best documentary, ‘Ivalu’ is nominated for best live action short film, & film editor Mikkel […]

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Masterpieces from Italy museum on display in Shanghai

Newswire Shanghai: An exhibition featuring masterpieces from the National Archaeological Museum of Naples in Italy has opened to the public in Shanghai. The exhibition — “A World of Beauty: Masterpieces from the National Archaeological Museum of Naples” — debuted in the eastern Chinese metropolis on Wednesday, as part of the events celebrating the 2022 China-Italy […]

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Nakajima Kento is ready to make leap from Japanese music to international film and TV

Patrick Frater Audiences at the opening of the Tokyo International Film Festival had a chance to glimpse Nakajima Kento stretching his acting range in “Fragments of the Last Will” (aka “From Siberia With Love”), Takahisa Zeze’s melodrama about coming home from the front after WWII. Nakajima, a J-Pop star with a major fan following, is […]

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China-Pakistan Folk Music Concert highlights ironclad friendship

Gwadar Pro Islamabad: To promote China-Pakistan cultural exchanges and cooperation, the China Cultural Centre in Pakistan and Hebei Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism of China with the collaboration of Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA) jointly produced a China-Pakistan Folk Music Concert to highlight the bilateral ironclad friendship. This folk music concert was performed […]

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Japanese CG inaugurates International Photo exhibition in city

Staff Writer Karachi: On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Pakistan and Japan, an international photo exhibition was organized under the umbrella of the Pakistan Association of Photojournalists in collaboration with the All Japan Association of Photographic Societies, Japan’s multi-circulation daily Asahi Shimbun and the Consulate of Japan at Karachi consulate. […]

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China Tourism and Culture Week kicks off in Pakistan

Gwadar Pro Islamabad: China Cultural Center in Pakistan launched a series of online activities this week to celebrate the global “2022 China Tourism and Culture Week” in September. The official launching ceremony of “2022 China Tourism Culture Week” was held in Beijing on September 6. Minister of Culture and Tourism Hu Heping attended and address […]

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Italy: Brazilian artist Vitória Basaia exhibits in Rome

Newswire Rome: Brazilian artist Vitória Basaia participated in Art without Borders, a collective exhibition in Rome from 9. Oganised by curators Ligia Testa and Sandra Setti, the group show will bring together talented and creative artists at the Galleria La Pigna (Palazzo Maffei Marescotti) in the Italian capital. Vitória Basaia is originally from Rio de […]

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British Council organizes Pakistan Stories Film Screening

Newswire Islamabad: The British Council organized a film screening event for “Pakistan Stories” here to support a new generation of female Pakistani documentary filmmakers to enable them to create engaging films that reflect on their society, and Pakistan’s 75 years of independence. The event was organized in collaboration with Patakha Pictures in Pakistan and the […]

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Sadequain one of the greatest artists of Pakistan: Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri

Newswire Canberra: Pakistan High Commissioner to Australia Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri this week said that Sadequain was one of the greatest artists of Pakistan. “Sadequain (RIP) was undoubtedly one of the finest painters and calligraphers Pakistan has ever produced,” he tweeted.. Syed Sadequain Ahmed Naqvi – 30 June 1930 – 10 February 1987 – often referred […]

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Italy: Rome exhibition celebrates magic of Disney

Newswire Rome: Palazzo Barberini in Rome is staging an exhibition dedicated to Disney, the world’s most famous animation studios, from 15 April until 25 September 2022. The interactive show is displaying orignal Disney sketches from its earliest hand-drawn classics up to modern-day sequences created using the most sophisticated digital technology. Titled Disney: The art of […]

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Gwadar Youth Festival attracts youngsters of both genders

Gwadar Pro Gwadar: The three-day Gwadar Youth Festival has attracted a large number of youngsters of both genders to participate in sports and various healthy competitions organized under the gala to engage the young folk in positive activities. The festival was inaugurated by Member Provincial Assembly (MPA) and Adviser to Balochistan Chief Minister on Public […]

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