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  • In theatre—Slaver: Aaj Ki Taza Qabr/Khabar—dead men tell tales

    KARACHI: The third presentation of the Napa — I am Karachi Theatre Series, Slaver: Aaj Ki Taza Qabr/Khabar, held at the PACC on Thursday, had the makings of a superior dramatisation...

    Acting in most small-scale productions tends to be undermined, however in Slaver: Aaj Ki Taza Qabr/Khabar a range of commendable actors graced the stage...

  • Pemra directs Aaj TV to air apology for showing indecent content

    The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) directed Aaj TV to air apology to viewers for showing indecent content in its headlines on April 13...

    The Pemra had issued a show-cause notice to Aaj TV on April 13, directing the management of the channel to explain its position within seven days and appear before the committee for personal hearing on April 20...

  • 'Abducted' Aaj News journalist Nafees Naeem returns home safely

    Nafees Naeem — an assignment editor at the Aaj News television channel who went missing from near his residence in Karachi on Monday after he was reportedly picked up by men in plain clothes — has "returned home safely, within 24 hours of being abducted", a report by the media outlet said...

    The report added that the Aaj News team received the news of Naeem's return by 5am on Tuesday...

  • Karachi home to second highest number of IDUs living with HIV: study

    KARACHI: ‘Concentrated epidemic’ of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) infection has been found in 22 of the 23 recently surveyed cities, with Karachi having the second highest number of injecting drug users living with HIV after Kasur, it emerged on Sunday...

    The field implementation partner NGOs were: Bridge Consultants Foundation (BCF), Karachi and Bahria University, Islamabad...

  • Gulshan, Saddar report highest number of Covid-19 cases in Karachi

    KARACHI: Towns of Gulshan-i-Iqbal, Saddar and North Nazimabad have so far reported the highest number of Covid-19 cases in Karachi, which along with Sukkur constitute the majority of coronavirus cases in Sindh...

    Hypertension and diabetes found to be most common underlying health conditions in patientsA district-wise breakdown of Covid-19 showed the highest number of cases in Sukkur (272) followed by Karachi East (178), Hyderabad...

  • Wrong Number was a learning experience for me: Danish Taimoor

    Would you believe that the angry young man of Jalaibee isn’t angry anymore? In fact, he's now an aspiring actor willing to go to any lengths to fulfill his dream! Yes, we are talking about actor Danish Taimoor whose second feature film, Yasir Nawaz's Wrong Number, released this Eid...

    Excerpts:How is Wrong Number different from your debut flick Jalaibee that was released earlier this year?Danish Taimoor (DT): Both films are quite...

  • UN overstates number of visits by N. Korean ‘diplomats’

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistani officials claim that a United Nations panel grossly exaggerated the number of visits by two North Korean ‘diplomats’ to Pakistan, which internationally raised concerns about the motive of their frequent trips...

    A UN panel of experts monitoring the enforcement of sanctions on North Korea had in a recent report claimed that the Iran-based North Korean officials identified as Jang Yong Son and Kim Yong Chol had...

  • Difference in number of voters in CBC wards baffles contestants

    KARACHI: After over two decades, more than 142,000 voters — 75,000 men and 67,000 women — will go to the polls in the Cantonment Board Clifton on April 25 to elect 10 councillors, each representing a ward...

    An equal number of councillors will be nominated by the board president, who is in this case Station Commander Karachi Brigadier Farrukh Waseem, while CBC chief executive officer Shahrome Safdar Khattak will act as secretary to...

  • Increase in number of apex court judges proposed

    ISLAMABAD: The Senate committee of the whole, a special arrangement in which entire upper house is turned into a panel, has recommended an increase in the number of Supreme Court (SC) judges from 17 to 27...

    The committee, in its draft report on “Provision of inexpensive and speedy justice” submitted to its meeting on Tuesday, has noted that the number of the judges has remained stagnant since 1997...

  • Large number of fake CNICs seized

    Assistant Political Agent Ali Asghar told Dawn by telephone that a large number of fake arms and driving licences, degrees with stamps of vice chancellors and certificates had been found during the raid...

  • India lauds world number one Sania

    “An excellent accomplishment @SaniaMirza! Congrats on being World Number 1 in doubles,” Modi, currently on a three-nation European tour, tweeted to his 11...

    It was the third successive title for the duo, also the number one doubles pair, after their victories in the hard court events in Indian Wells and Miami...

  • Two vehicles, one registration number

    ISLAMABAD: Shalimar Police, responding to a call from a women requiring assistance, reached the spot and found two vehicles with the same registration number and arrested four people...

    However, this car was also bearing the same number plate as the other car...

  • Danish Taimoor's Wrong Number trailer is funny, action packed

    In a string of commercial, light-hearted movies releasing this year, Wrong Number joins the club as the trailer promises some fun, mainstream cinema...

    The trailer starts off with Danish Taimoor in wacky clothes, professing his ambition to be an actor, followed by him running from numerous thugs around the city of Karachi...

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