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Lahore

BY AMBEREEN KARAMAT

Aerial view of Lahore. Photo by Sonya Reyman for ArtAsiaPacific

Young and established artists still navigate between global interest and local challenges to their practice. On April 26, the Pakistani Supreme Court convicted current prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani of contempt of court for not reopening graft cases against president Asif Ali Zardari. Less than a week before, a discount airline crashed in Islamabad, killing all 127 passengers; this was later attributed to company negligence. Sources of entertainment, political talk shows dominate prime time—all alarming signs of an anomalous…

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