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This Pakistani artist aims for world record with pencil swing

KARACHI: With a sharp eye for detail, Bilal Asif carefully labours over his quest for a pointedly unusual world record -- crafting the largest swing ever made from pencils. Asif combs over his creation inside his studio in the southern megacity of Karachi, fine-tuning details with a razor blade and mulling new decorative additions. "My main objective was not only to make the pencil swing but I aspired to make it with as much creativity as I could," said the artist. By January, Asif plans to register his work for…

Qazi Wajid: Pakistan TV industry loses a jewel

Qazi Wajid, the renowned TV, Radio and Theatre artist breathed his last on Sunday at the age of 87, leaving behind a huge number of admirers to mourn his death. He was one of the very few long-serving actors with a hundred characters but one identity and that is of a true showman. The versatile actor was hospitalised for chest pain on Saturday night and passed away in the early hours of Sunday morning after his condition deteriorated during the treatment. Wajid launched his career as child artist in 1950 after joining…