The brilliant performance by a 13-member Egyptian folk dance troupe at Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) ended about ten years of cultural isolation between the two countries. Incidentally, the show also celebrated the National Day of Egypt.
What often gets overlooked is how the tensions between the countries affect ordinary people every day. With the hostilities come tough security measures and visa restrictions that deeply impact people like Tasleem, who have family members living on both sides of the border.
In Tere Bin Laden, pop star Ali Zafar makes his debut as a Bollywood hero - a notable coup for a Pakistani actor.
While governments can do important work to promote peace, tolerance and understanding can come only from people, and not government bureaucracies, Under Secretary of State for Public Affairs and Public Diplomacy Judith McHale told South Asian Seeds of Peace participants at the State Department.
Ninety-eight per cent of the visa applications from Pakistan are rejected for being relied upon fake documents. Even strong candidates make their cases doubtful by just attaching one fake document to their application. This was stated by US Consulate Consul General Carmella Conroy while addressing the students of Government College University on ‘the role of the United States for promotion of education in Pakistan’ here [Lahore] on Tuesday
Pakistan's permanent representative to the United Nations Abdullah Hussain Haroon and Pakistani Peace Builders (PPB) will host the 1st Annual New York Sufi Music Festival on Tuesday at Union Square, New York City, with an objective to present "soft image" of Pakistan through cultural diplomacy.
Three artists of Tabla, violin and flute performed at Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) here on Monday to welcome US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. ...a large number of US Embassy officials, media persons and people belonging to different walks of life were among the audience...
They are part of a broader move to quell anti-Americanism by convincing Pakistanis that the US has a deeper commitment to the country, a key ally in the war in Afghanistan.