Iqbal Bano (1935-2009): Payaal Mein Geet Hain

Posted on April 21, 2009
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Adil Najam The magical voice of Iqbal Bano was silenced by death today. The magical voice of Iqbal Bano will live on in our hearts forever. Running this blog on a daily basis is not an easy task in these dark dark days. Having had to write as many obituaries (e.g., here, here, here, here, […]

Ustad Amanat Ali Khan: Ae Watan, Piyare Watan

Posted on August 12, 2008
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Adil Najam Following its spectacular success with the Independence Day tribute to Mehdi Hassan and his iconic song ‘Yeh watan tumhara hai’ (2006) and to Farida Khanum with the new song ‘Hum bolain mohabat ki zabaan‘ (2007), the telecom company Mobilink and filmstar Shaan (of Khuda Key Liye fame), who is the moving force and […]

Adil Najam Having to write regular posts of ATP can sometimes become a heavy burden. Not because of the workload. But because of the pain and hurt that can come with following the daily struggles for survival. Today, once again, too many did not survive those struggles. The News reports from Karachi: Death toll in […]

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