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  • Book on ex-mayor Paracha launched

    Habibullah Paracha was launched here on Thursday...

    Titled as ‘Paracha-HM Habibullah’s Journey Across the Silk Road and Beyond’ the book has been written by Mr Paracha’s granddaughter, Nazli Rafat Jamal...

  • Gitmo detainee Saifullah Paracha gets first parole hearing

    Saifullah Paracha, a 68-year-old former businessman from Pakistan who also lived in the United States for more than a decade, appeared by video-teleconference link from the base before the Periodic Review Board, a panel of government officials in Washington that conducts parole-like hearings to determine if Guantanamo prisoners should be eligible for release...

    Paracha, 68, would seem at first glance to be an unlikely candidate for...

  • Kohat’s noted writer Ahmed Paracha dies

    KOHAT: Renowned writer and intellectual Ahmed Paracha passed away here on Sunday, leaving behind a big chunk of literary work in the shape of 100 books which he wrote on various topics...

    Born in Kohat on March 3, 1936, Ahmad Paracha had worked with great devotion to enlighten the hidden history of Kohat through his writings...

  • Book on former Karachi mayor Habibullah Paracha launched

    Habibullah Paracha held at the Mohatta Palace on Sunday was a poignant affair for many reasons...

    Mr Paracha is credited for contributing to the overall development of the country, and his many admirers were present to pay tribute to the larger than life figure, respected and revered by all...

  • Fitness camp will not benefit Pakistan cricket team: Abdul Qadir

    ISLAMABAD: Former leg-spinner Abdul Qadir termed Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) fitness camp to be useless and stated that it will not provide any assistance to the national side in England...

    Commenting on PCB Chairman Shaharyar Khan's remarks about a lack of education in cricketers being the reason behind the team's decline, Qadir said that top cricketers in the history of Pakistan were not educated...

  • Pakistan ready to hold talks with India, says Abdul Basit

    Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit on Monday, in an interview with Indian TV channel Aaj Tak, said that Pakistan is ready for a dialogue with India on the sidelines of the Heart of Asia conference in Amritsar next week, India Today reported...

    "The schedule of Foreign Affairs Adviser Sartaj Aziz is not cast in stone and if there was an offer for talks from the host nation, then it would be accepted by Pakistan," Abdul Basit was...

  • Pakistan not begging for dialogue with India: Abdul Basit

    Pakistan High Commissioner to New Delhi Abdul Basit in an interview with The Hindu on Friday said, "Pakistan is not begging for dialogue...

    "Discussing the increasing hostility between India and Pakistan, Basit, highlighting "the need to break the impasse" between the two countries, said, "Talking to each other is inevitable...

  • Pakistan great Abdul Qadir's son chosen for Australian PM's XI

    The son of legendary leg-spinner Abdul Qadir has been included in an Australia Prime Minister's XI to play a tour match against South Africa in Canberra...

    The 25-year-old Usman Qadir's father took 236 wickets in 67 Tests from 1977 to 1990 and is generally regarded as Pakistan's best-ever leg-spinner...

  • REVIEW: What really is in a name?:Names by Tariq Rahman

    ASK anyone in Pakistan or elsewhere the process of how he/she was named, and there is a little bit of a history attached; often times simple, sometimes a bit complicated but mostly quite interesting...

    Naming trends in Pakistan vary greatly amongst social strata, across provincial and ethnic lines, religious inclination, urban and rural divide, family lineage, and have differed over time...

  • Killers of Perween Rahman nabbed, Supreme Court told

    ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court was told on Tuesday that the principal accused behind the murder of director Orangi Pilot Project (OPP) Karachi, Perween Rahman, had been arrested and efforts were on to arrest 11 other absconding accomplices...

    Ms Rahman who served as the director OPP Karachi was killed on March 13, 2013 while going home from her office...

  • Budding singer’s tribute to Rahman Baba

    PESHAWAR: Rising Pashto Sufi singer Ali Baba Khan released his video titled ‘Malang Abdur Rahman’ to pay tribute to legendary 17th Sufi poet Rahman Baba here on Sunday...

    Ali Baba Khan is a goodwill ambassador of Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) and also runs his own property business in Islamabad and Peshawar...

  • Suspect remanded in Perween Rahman murder case

    KARACHI: The administrative judge of antiterrorism courts remanded on Wednesday a suspect in police custody in a case pertaining to the murder of renowned social activist Perween Rahman...

    The investigating officer produced the suspect before the court and submitted that the suspect was one of the absconders in Ms Rahman’s murder case and sought his custody for questioning as well as to arrest the other absconders...

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