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  • How Lahore came to claim the rebellious Mughal princess Zeb-un-Nisa as its own

    We were quite certain that the monument before us was not the mausoleum of Zeb-un-Nisa – the rebel Sufi poetess, daughter of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb – even though there was a board put up here, seemingly by the Archaeology Department, stating otherwise...

    There is much historical evidence to suggest that Zeb-un-Nisa died in the Salimgarh Fort in Delhi, part of the Red Fort complex in India’s capital city, where it is said she had...

  • Another gem from Zeb

    When Zeb Bangash sings a song, she becomes that song...

    The song begins with a famous Persian verse meaning if there’s paradise on earth, it’s Kashmir, and Zeb’s rendition of it is heart-touching...

  • Zeb’s Sandaraa

    The extremely talented vocalist Zeb Bangash (of Zeb & Hanya fame) has joined a Brooklyn-based clarinet player Michael Winograd to form a band called Sandaraa...

  • Govt to sign agreements with China, UAE to check money laundering: Shahzad Akbar

    Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Accountability Shahzad Akbar on Sunday said that the government has finalised a mutual legal assistance law to obtain evidence from foreign jurisdictions about financial crimes and mega corruption cases involving Pakistanis, reported Radio Pakistan...

    While addressing a press conference in Islamabad, Akbar said the law will soon be placed before the cabinet and it will be brought first...

  • 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...

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