Faiz Amn Mela
The Faiz Amn Mela will take place on Feb 17, 2013, at the Open Air Theatre, Bagh-e-Jinnah
(Lawrence Gardens) Lahore, from 1-6 pm. The event includes a mushaira with Faiz poetry sung
by Jawad Ahmad, Adeel Burki, Laal Band, Toheed Malik, Nida Faiz and others. Entry is free
and open to the public.
"All are invited with families, to get together for a message of peace and prosperity," say
the organizers, Faiz Amn Mela Committee along with Awami Workers Party.
Indo-Pak Short Films Fest
The Third Annual National Students' Short-Film Making competition at the School of Planning
and Architecture (SPA), New Delhi goes pan-subcontinental, jointly organised this year for
the first time by students of SPA and students of the National Collge of Arts, Lahore.
This Indo-Pak students short-film making competition "Beta Movement", a part of SPA Delhi's
annual college fest, is open only to students. Films may range between 3 o 20 minutes.
The last date film submissions is Feb 20, 2013. For details see the Facebook page:
Sangam Uni's AKA talk show
Students at Sangam University, Bhilwara, Rajasthan organised a talk show on the India
Pakistan relationship on Feb 9, with a focus on Aman ki Asha - Hope for Peace - at the La
Union Dance Drama Music Triveni festival at their university.
"One of the most important item in La Union was the talk show on Indo Pak relations which
should see beyond the thorny Kashmir issue and nagging terrorism related ones," said B.R.
Natarajan, Vice Chancellor Sangam University.
"The focus must shift to cultural exchanges, sporting events for cricket and hockey, food
fests, music fests, film fests etc leading to conducive environment for better trade and
commerce. Youth of both nations must lead the change."
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
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The News on Sunday Special Report: India Pakistan prisoners more editions
We probably didn't need to do this Special Report. Newspaper stories don't matter when it comes to Indians in Pakistani jails and vice versa. In fact, 'vice versa' sums it up. We do to them what they do to us.
Except when the two countries decide to begin talking, yet again! This time a little before the foreign secretary level talks, some Pakistani prisoners were released by India (and vice versa must have happened) and some more were release....read more
For the past 2 years the Jang Group and Geo have been working on a project of great national interest; one that we hope will help usher in an era of peace and prosperity in the country and indeed, in the region. And one that hopefully all Pakistanis can be proud of. more
The Jang Group has entered into an agreement with the Times of India Group, the largest media group of India, to campaign for peace betw