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  • Two die from heatstroke in Karachi amid forecast of hotter weather

    KARACHI: Soaring temperatures claimed two lives in the city on Friday amid a forecast of a hotter weather in the next two days, with mercury levels expected to rise up to 40 degrees Celsius...

    Earlier, the Pakistan Meteoro­logical Department had issued a warning of rising temperatures in Karachi amid the already hot weather being experienced throughout Sindh...

  • Weather vane 'stolen' from Karachi's Frere Hall, Chief Secretary takes notice

    KARACHI: Chief Secretary Sindh Siddique Memon on Wednesday took notice of 'theft' of a rooster-shaped weather vane which used to sit atop Karachi landmark Frere Hall...

    Chief Secretary spokesman Naukhaiz Anwar Siddiqi said Memon has also ordered Karachi Commissioner and Karachi Municipal Corporation Administrator Shoaib Siddiqui to submit a report on the incident within two days...

  • Japan to provide Rs1.6bn for weather monitoring system in Karachi

    ISLAMABAD: The weather surveillance radars established in Karachi nearly 24 years ago will be replaced with a modern, digitalised system for which the Japanese government will provide a grant of Rs1...

    The Karachi radar system has played an important role in monitoring meteorological phenomenon in the southern area and tropical cyclones formed over the Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal...

  • Rain turns Karachi weather pleasant

    KARACHI: The weather in the city turned pleasant after many areas received light rain on Sunday evening...

    Met Office’s Karachi director Abdul Rasheed said that the weather would turn chillier in the city due to rain, as the current spell would also continue on Monday...

  • Comedian Sami Shah lands BBC Radio show

    You might have asked this question lately: where in the world is Sami Shah?The answer is: he's planning to take over Britain with a new two-part BBC Radio 4 series called 'A Beginner's Guide To Pakistan'...

    "How did I land this gig?" says the home-grown comedian of 'Black Fish' fame (a Karachi-based comedy troupe), while talking to Dawn...

  • Brahamdagh met Dr Malik Baloch, discussed Balochistan issue: BBC report

    Talking to BBC on Tuesday, Bugti claimed that he discussed the Balochistan issue with the chief minister of the province but said that Dr Abdul Malik Baloch has no 'authority' to discuss the all important issue with him...

    "If our friends, companions, political allies and finally the people are in favour of this, then we are definitely ready to live with Pakistan,” Bugti had said during a BBC interview...

  • BBC reviews staff pay over gender gap

    LONDON: The BBC is reviewing employee pay after it was forced to reveal that male stars were paid far more than their female counterparts, damaging the British public broadcaster’s image and angering women employees...

    “These are difficult and often deep-rooted challenges, and they are not unique to the BBC, but I see this as a moment of real opportunity for us,” Director General Tony Hall said in a speech on Wednesday...

  • Imran slams distorting of BBC interview

    KARACHI: A day after his interview that hit the headlines, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chairman Imran Khan on Wednesday defended the performance of his party’s government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and criticised a section of media for what he described as “misstating and distorting” his interview to BBC Urdu...

    In the interview which was published on the BBC Urdu website, Mr Khan talked about the four-year performance of Pervez Khattak-led...

  • BBC journalist on trial for Thailand crime reporting

    A British BBC journalist appeared in a Thai court on Wednesday for the start of a criminal defamation trial brought by a lawyer who featured in an investigation about foreigners being scammed of their retirement homes...

    Jonathan Head, the BBC's Southeast Asia correspondent, faces up to five years in jail at the private prosecution on the popular tourist island of Phuket...

  • Thai lawyer drops defamation suit against BBC reporter

    A Thai lawyer has dropped a criminal defamation suit against a BBC journalist over his investigation into foreigners being scammed out of retirement homes in the country, the broadcaster said on Thursday...

    Jonathan Head, the BBC's Southeast Asia correspondent, faced up to five years in jail after his report exposed how two foreign retirees had properties on Phuket island stolen from them by a network of criminals and corrupt...

  • Blogger claims he was 'tortured' during detention: BBC report

    A Pakistani blogger who went missing mysteriously earlier this year and returned home several weeks later has alleged that he was tortured while in detention, a BBC report said on Wednesday...

    The other four include academic Salman Haider, bloggers Waqas Goraya and Ahmed Raza Naseer, and Samar Abbas, head of an anti-extremism activist group in Karachi...

  • UN rapporteur urges Iran to stop harassing BBC Persian staff

    UNITED NATIONS: A UN special rapporteur on Wednesday urged Iran to stop harassing BBC employees from the Persian service after Tehran launched a criminal investigation of 152 staff for “conspiracy against national security...

    “We urge the government of Iran to stop harassing the employees and the families of employees of the BBC Persian service as well as other journalists,” Kaye told a news conference at UN headquarters...

  • Insight: Juve’s ‘BBC’ face uphill task against Real counterparts

    Real’s attacking trio are widely termed as BBC in Spanish media but they face their Italian namesakes — Leonardo Bonucci, Andrea Barzagli and Giorgio Chiellini — willing to put everything on the line to ensure Juve advance to their first final of Europe’s premier club competition since 2003...

    He did, however, train on Tuesday and Real manager Ancelotti will hope the Frenchman returns to form his deadly ‘BBC’ alongside Bale and...

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