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  • PCB inaugurates training academy in Karachi

    Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Shaharyar Khan inaugurated High-Performance Centre (HPC) in Karachi on Thursday, named after cricketer Hanif Mohammad...

    It is the first facility of its sort in Karachi that will cater to cricketers and trainers, not only from the metropolis but also the surrounding areas...

  • Two South Korean media staffers arrested for trespass at home of North’s envoy in Singapore

    SINGAPORE: Two South Korean media staff have been arrested for trespassing at the home of the North Korean ambassador to Singapore, police said on Friday, just days before a high-stakes summit between the US and North Korean leaders in the city-state...

    “Two South Korean men, aged 42 and 45, who were representing the Korean Broadcasting System News (KBS), were arrested,” po­l­ice said in a Facebook post...

  • When home is not a home

    They preferred Pakistani schools instead of educational institutions in their home province of Nangarhar, Afghanistan, due to the low standard of education there...

    “I hadn’t lost heart and continued studying in the evening at home after assisting my elder brother as a munshi (record keeper) at his auto-parts shop near the Torkham border during the day,” he told me when I visited the school at Bacha Maina...

  • For Hariri, Saudi Arabia no longer feels like a home away from home

    WHEN I heard that President Macron was ready to whisk Lebanon’s kidnapped prime minister to Paris with his family — victims of the gentlest hostage-taking in the history of Saudi Arabia — I couldn’t but recall what Saad Hariri said to me a few years after he first became Lebanon’s premier in 2009...

    I was sitting in his office in his Koreitem Palace — a vast, ugly monster of a building not far from the Hamra district of Beirut — and I...
  • IDPs: Home away from home, or is it?

     Over the past six years, the people now living at the Durrani camp, like hundreds and thousands of people across north-western Pakistan, were forced to flee for their lives due to the lethal mix of terrorism, sectarian killings and army operations launched to remove extremists from Pakistan’s soil...

     Durrani is home to more than 2,000 people, the majority of whom are women and children...

  • Home away from home

    Mitharam Hostel, Sewakunj Hostel and Jinnah Courts Hostel were homes away from the home for students of the ’50s, ’60s and early ’70s; these were the golden era of student life...

    The DSF struggled for a solution to students’ problems in Karachi...

  • Footprints: Living in a home away from home

    SUMERA Riaz sits gingerly on the edge of the sofa and tells her story...

    It is in the words of a little girl who does not understand much of anything except being torn away from her family, with not much hope of being reunited with them
  • Sikh pilgrims reach a home away from home

    “We always feel Pakistan a home away from home as many temples of our spiritual and religious leaders are here,” group leader Raam Paal Singh told reporters on the occasion...

    A Pakistani driver, who was sent to Attari by the authorities to collect pilgrims and bring them to Wagah and onward, was sent back home by the Indian authorities after his visa was found expired...

  • Footprints: Home away from home?

    IF you happen to be in Dortmund or North Rhine-Westphalia for that matter, flüchtlinge (refugees) is the word you would like to know these days...

    Victor Kidess, who is in charge of the cultural centre, welcomes the refugees and says they’re now home...

  • Veggies and fruit: home-grown and home-made

    With health, environmental and economic troubles, there’s never been a better time to plant a few seeds in your own garden Hafeez Khan, 29, an Islamabad resident, decided to turn to home gardening more than six months ago...

    According to Salma Kamal, project director of Kitchen Gardening Free Lesson and Seeds, a home-based course on social media, the concept took root in the country just two years back...

  • Home sweet home

    IN Karachi, only three katchi abadis (squatter settlements) have been regularised in the recent past...

    There is no evidence of any such work in the more than 700 squatter settlements in Karachi...

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