“Failed state“, terrorism, corruption, killings and oppression are among the terms that define Pakistan around the globe. Is this all Pakistan is about? I don’t think so. So what is it about Pakistan that raises hopes, makes us optimistic, and tells us that we’re going to make it out of this temporary rough patch in the road? Even before finishing the first paragraph of this post I can see the
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Asim Butt goes down in history as one of those artists whose work lives on stronger after his death. A well known artist in Karachi and beyond, his work was aimed at showing the underdogs of society, providing a glimpse into the world which many privileged people fail to see. He started the Karachi branch of the Stuckism International art movement, promoting figurative paintings in opposition to conceptual art. Early
The cultural heritage of Pakistan is a rich and notable one especially in the area of the arts. From the rich history of the Mughal-era paintings and other modern forms of art, creativity continues to blossom in the country. There are far more artists than galleries and those with a true passion for art have created stunning environments to view the artistic beauty provided by Pakistani’s. Karachi Chawkandi Art: Successfully
Culture in Pakistan dates back to more than 5,000 years to the period of the Indus civilization. Also called the Indus Valley or Harappan civilization, Indus was the earliest known urban culture of the Indian subcontinent. The emphasis on the Islamic religion has brought about a strong romantic identification with Islamic culture in Pakistan. Traditionally, literature – most notably poetry – has been one of the richest forms of art