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  • Report on death of Alisha rejected

    PESHAWAR: The members of TransAction Alliance and representatives of civil society have rejected the inquiry report on death of Alisha, a transgender person who died at Lady Ready Hospital about two months ago...

    Addressing a news conference at Peshawar Press Club on Monday, TransAction Alliance president Farzana Jan alleged that the administrative officials of the hospital, who were responsible for the death of Alisha, were protected...

  • Prime suspect in Alisha murder case arrested

    PESHAWAR: The city police here on Saturday arrested the main accused in the murder case of transgender Alisha after a weeklong manhunt...

    Alisha, who was a coordinator for Trans Action Alliance Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, was shot six times on Sunday last in the limits of Faqirabad police station...

  • Committee report fails to pin responsibility in Alisha's death at LRH

    PESHAWAR: The provincial health department committee constituted to probe the death of Alisha failed to pin responsibility for her death in its report released Thursday...

    The five-member committee constituted by the provincial health department at Lady Reading Hospital (LRH) to investigate allegations of negligence by doctors and paramedics as the cause of Alisha's death remained split over assigning responsibility...

  • STUDIO: POTTER’S PARADISE

    As for her studio/work space, it is a medium-sized room with many large glass windows that overlook the natural greenery...

    Just outside the studio is a sitting area, shaded by a large tree and surrounded by palm leaves, monstera and other plants...

  • SOUNDCHECK: COKE STUDIO’S IDENTITY CRISIS?

    Surely, Coke Studio is doing something worthwhile...

    Remember Atif Aslam with a loosened tie knot and his guitar casually slung over his shoulder while belting out Jal Pari and the cameraman with the hand-held camera hovering in the background? It defined the Coke Studio attitude, in a way...

  • Coke Studio marks 10 years

    KARACHI: It’s not a regular sight that a new season of Coke Studio gets launched with fanfare...

    In the third layer the “sound” of Coke Studio was looked upon, because the programme had its own “genre”, which should not be lost...

  • STUDIO: LIVING AND BREATHING ART

    In their Islamabad house which they painstakingly and lovingly built 30 years ago, Rahi works in the basement while Hajra’s studio is on the ground floor — which also houses their drawing room where they entertain their guests and meet their buyers...

    Meet Mansoor Rahi and Hajra Mansoor, the first artist couple of Pakistan’s art sceneHe met Hajra in the late ’60s when he had come to Karachi for settling down, where he had found...

  • ‘Take Kashmir, give us Coke Studio’

    KARACHI: The hall in the Beach Luxury Hotel where a session on ‘Laughter, the best medicine’ was under way was bursting at the seams...

    When the topic was stretched, Rajoura said: “Take Kashmir and give us Coke Studio...

  • Coke Studio EP 4

    The fourth episode of Coke Studio Season 8 had one redeeming feature: pop band Siege’s wonderful version of the classic folk song Khari neem...

    Hamid Ali Khan’s Piya dekhan ko was okay, given the stature that the classical singer has, it is expected much more of him to push the boundaries when using a platform like the Studio...

  • Coke Studio Episode 5: Ali Azmat back in the spotlight

    It's that time of the week, folks: Coke Studio is releasing the fifth batch of its singles today, and the return of Ali Azmat to the platform gives us enough reason to celebrate...

    This is Ali's third song for Coke Studio; 'Babu Bhai' from Season 6 was a hit in 2013, and we hope 'Rangeela' is just as delightfully irreverent...

  • Students transform KU’s wasted space into outdoor studio

    KARACHI: Home to wild plants, gravel and garbage, an open sewage in Karachi University that appeared to be useless has been transformed with recycled material into a sitting place where students of the Visual Studies Department would love to do their experimental work and laze around after back-to-back classes, it emerged on Saturday...

    The ‘outdoor studio’ is the creation of foundation year students of Visual Studies who took around...

  • Coke Studio: stalwarts are back

    Although Bilal Maqsood is being tight-lipped about it, the media has been claiming that the new lineup for the new season of Coke Studio is all but out...

    And it includes some names that were once, according to some pen-pushers, associated with the Studio run by Rohail Hyatt — such as Arif Lohar and Ali Azmat...

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