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  • Akbar shines as Pakistan CC win title

    KARACHI: Pakistan CC, inspired by 93 from Akbar-ur-Rehman, clinched the KCCA Zone-VI Daud Khan Memorial Cricket title after defeating Alamgir Gymkhana by 115 runs in the final played at the KCCA Stadium here the other day...

    Batting first, Pakistan CC collected 285-8 in the stipulated 40 overs with man-of-the-match Akbar striking six sixes and two fours during his dazzling innings...

  • Top cueist Hamza Akbar to join British professional circuit

    KARACHI: Reigning Asian snooker champion Hamza Akbar will become the first Pakistani ever to make his mark in the British professional circuit later this month...

    To a question, he said the Pakistan Billiards and Snooker Federation (PBSF) have helped him a lot in getting some cash awards from the private sector...

  • JWP chief Nawabzada Talal Akbar Bugti passes away

    QUETTA: Jamhoori Watan Party (JWP) leader Nawabzada Talal Akbar Bugti passed away on Monday morning from a protracted illness in Quetta's Combined Military Hospital (CMH)...

    At the hospital, Bugti suffered a heart attack which led to his demise, said a report published on Radio Pakistan...

  • Hamza Akbar rewarded for Asian Snooker win

    KARACHI: Asian snooker champion Hamza Akbar added Rs300,000 to his kitty that were doled out by three individuals on his remarkable feat in Kuala Lumpur rece­ntly...

    Raising funds was part of the Pakistan Billiards and Snooker Federation (PBSF) campaign it has launched to help the cueist compete in professional league in England...

  • Poet, educationist Hasan Akbar Kamal remembered

    KARACHI: Friends, colleagues and relatives of Hasan Akbar Kamal, who passed away on July 21, shared their views on the life and work of the poet at an event organised in his memory at the Arts Council on Tuesday evening...

    Dr Fatema Hassan said Kamal belonged to the first young generation of poets of Pakistan [1960s]...

  • COLUMN: HISTORY, ART AND AKBAR NAQVI

    ” [7]Although postcolonial revisionism is characterised by its own peculiar dynamics, the imperative to “other” is a salient, shared characteristic across the board: writing in Dawn, columnist Jawed Naqvi notes, “As in India, rigging the chronology of history has been honed into a craft in Pakistan too, and it is difficult to say who between the two is better in conjuring myths that exhort young minds to violence...

    A recent study in...

  • Freedom fighter Akbar Khan’s grave needs govt attention

    KOHAT: A freedom fighter, Gul Akbar Khan – brother of gallant warrior Ajab Khan Afridi of Darra Adamkhel – who lies buried near the newly-constructed Jail Plaza, remains unrecognised due to the insensitivity and incompetence of the tehsil municipal administration, Kohat...

    Accompanied by his brother Gul Akbar Afridi and two other companions Sultan Mir and Haider Shah, the legendary Ajab Khan Afridi had kidnapped Moli Elis, daughter of...

  • LHC told: Mauj Darya shrine land allotted by Emperor Akbar

    LAHORE: The Lahore High Court was told on Wednesday that the Punjab government could not acquire even an inch of Hazrat Baba Mauj Darya shrine’s land as Mughal Emperor Jalaluddin Muhammad Akbar had allotted the whole property in the name of the saint’s family for all times to come...

    Advancing his final arguments against the Orange Line Metro Train project, civil society’s counsel Advocate Azhar Siddique told a division bench that...

  • Akbar Bugti's son files plea seeking exhumation of father's body

    QUETTA: Nawabzada Jamil Akbar Bugti, son of late Baloch nationalist leader Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti, filed an application with an anti-terrorism court (ATC) here on Wednesday, seeking to exhume the body of Akbar Bugti to ensure that it was his father who was buried after he was killed in the mountains of Dera Bugti district during a military crackdown on Aug 26, 2006...

    In a separate application, Nawabzada Bugti requested the court to...

  • ATC acquits Pervez Musharraf in Akbar Bugti murder case

    QUETTA: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Quetta on Monday acquitted former president General Pervez Musharraf in a case pertaining to the alleged murder of former Baloch nationalist leader Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti...

    The court also rejected the request by Nawabzada Jamil Akbar Bugti, eldest son of late Nawab Akbar Bugti, to order exhumation of the body of his father to confirm that the body buried in Dera Bugti was that of his father......

  • Two witnesses testify in Akbar Bugti murder case

    QUETTA: An anti-terrorism court adjourned on Wednesday the hearing of Nawab Akbar Bugti murder case to Oct 21 after recording testimonies of two witnesses...

    Former federal interior minister Aftab Sherpao and the lawyers of former president retired General Pervez Musharraf and Nawabzada Jamil Bugti, son of Akbar Bugti and the complainant in the case, appeared in the court...

  • BHC issues arrest warrants for Musharraf in Akbar Bugti murder case

    The Balochistan High Court (BHC) on Monday issued bailable arrest warrants for former president Pervez Musharraf in a case pertaining to the alleged murder of former Baloch nationalist leader Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti...

    Justice Jamal Mandokhail and Justice Zaheeruddin Kakar heard a review petition filed by Nawabzada Jamil Bugti, the son of Akbar Bugti...

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