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Abida Parveen: ‘I’m not a man or a woman, I’m a vehicle for passion’

Abida Parveen: ‘I’m not a man or a woman, I’m a vehicle for passion’

Abida Parveen, the great Sufi singer, on sexism, Pakistani politics and why TV talent shows and devotional Islam aren’t mutually exclusive A meeting with Abida Parveen, the warning comes, should be treated like a visit from the pope: as a rare, celestial experience in which you shouldn’t ask too many questions or expect much in the way of answers. Parveen […]

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Zeb and Haniya interview

Zeb and Haniya interview

Zeb Bangash talks about the future of Zeb and Haniya, exploring a solo career and working with A.R. Rahman “Haniya is my sister. I have to support every decision she makes…” Share ! Zeb Bangash and Haniya Aslam have made it to the soundtrack of Imtiaz Ali’s upcoming film, Highway. So, what’s the catch? The majestic and selective A.R. Rahman […]

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Arif Lohar on his language and his legacy

Arif Lohar on his language and his legacy

There is a sense of electricity that resonates around Arif Lohar. In his office, there is an enlarged portrait of his father Alam Lohar, the renowned folk-singer who passed away when Arif was only beginning his journey into the grassroots of Punjab, as a travelling folk artist. His legacy constantly shadows his own work, but despite this, he can gather […]

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Shoaib Malik, Kamran Akmal recalled for World T20

Shoaib Malik, Kamran Akmal recalled for World T20

Pakistan have recalled wicketkeeper-batsman Kamran Akmal and former captain Shoaib Malik in their squad for the World Twenty20, which starts in Bangladesh in March. Malik last played a T20 for Pakistan in November 2013 against South Africa in the UAE but was dropped for the series against Sri Lanka. Akmal, meanwhile, has not been a part of Pakistan’s T20 playing XI since March last […]

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