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  • City School netball teams impressed in Melbourne: Mudassar Arain

    According to president of the Pakistan Netball Federation (PNF) Mudassar Arain, who also accompanied the teams, the City School teams comprising twenty U-15 girls competed in the event which was contested by as many as twenty-five teams from around the world including those from hosts Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and many other...

  • Tariq Arain sworn in as minister

    KARACHI: Tariq Masood Arain, a member of the provincial assembly from Nawabshah, was sworn in as a minister at Governor House on Saturday evening...

    Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ibad administrated the oath to Mr Arain in the presence of Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah...

  • Three matches decided in Razzak Arain Rocball event

    KARACHI: Friends Club, City Sports and Drigh Road Club won their respective matches on the second day of the Abdul Razzak Arain Ramazan Night Rocball Tournament at the Mini Sports Complex, Nazimabad...

    Meanwhile, the selection committee of the Pakistan Rocball Federation including chairman Saeed Ahmed Arain, president Usman Ijaz Bajwa, senior vice-president Maqbool Arain and general secretary Umme Laila Kalsoom announced here that...

  • Arain vote bank may prove decisive in NA-162 by-poll

    SAHIWAL: Arain vote factor is likely to play a major role in deciding the the by-poll contest to be held in the National Assembly constituency NA-162, Chichawatni, on Monday (today)...

    Keeping this vital factor in view, both Chaudhry Zahid Iqbal, a local PML-N leader and a staunch opponent of Jutt brothers and Chaudhy Muhammad Sarwar, the ex-governor, are trying to secure at least a major chunk of more than 30,000 strong Arain vote...

  • Portfolio: Lahore Lahore hai

    Depicting Lahore in images is an old practice and its early patterns could be found in the miniature paintings of the Mughal era...

    Lahore, being the cultural hub, played a vital role in the arts, literature and culture in the mid-20th century; especially, visual art was inspired by the rich panoramic beauty of the walled city and life around its 13 gates, so an exclusive genre of cityscape came into existence, as early as the...

  • Case registered against housing society after 10 years

    RAWALPINDI: Ten years after the Punjab forest department lodged a complaint against Bahria Town, a case was registered on Thursday on charges of kidnapping, illegal detention and occupation of government land...

    On October 11, 2005, a senior forest department official, Jamil Ahmed, had lodged a complaint with the police stating that the Bahria Town administration was cutting trees from government land in Loi Bher
  • When society blamed me for my miscarriage

    In this day and age, where talk of female empowerment is all the rage, our society needs to sort out its priorities, weed out antiquated values and beliefs to replace them with tolerance and understanding...

    I often ask ladies who seek empowerment: Do you consider your fellow females to be your equal? Do you have it in you to accept them for who they are, to tolerate their choices, to empathise with their unique situation and not...

  • Police help sought for operation against unauthorised housing society

    ISLAMABAD: After facing strong resistance from the landlords recently, the city managers on Friday sought help from the police and the local administration to carry out an operation against an unauthorised housing society in Shah Allah Ditta...

    The CDA said it was going to take action against the society and other unauthorised constructions in Zone III and Margalla Hills National Park on the directives of Supreme Court...

  • ‘British had a poor understanding of Indian society’

    It has its roots in pre-partition British marriage laws, because the British thought of Indian society as backward and irrational...

    She argued that the British thought of the subcontinent as a deeply backward and irrational society that needed to be shepherded into modernity; at the same time they did not want British superiority to be challenged...

  • SOCIETY: OUT OF OUR HANDS

    About a decade ago, Karachi’s Saddar Cooperative Market was lined with shops selling Pakistani artisanal handicrafts: jewellery, ornaments, textiles, furniture, wooden and brass artefacts, leather goods and other decorative tidbits...

    Today, only a handful of shops have survived
  • SOCIETY: DOCTORS AND FRIENDSHIP

    My friend Daanish is every rishta aunty’s dreamboat: a newly-minted emergency room (ER) physician in New York City...

    I gave him the rundown on the doctor at Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) who was fired: “Two-time Oscar winner Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s sister went to the ER in Karachi
  • SOCIETY: GATHERING THE CREATIVE NOMADS

    A writer, professor and civil society activist from the University of Sindh, Sindhu built a cafe at the Sindh Museum to offer a space for creative people and intellectuals from Hyderabad and other parts of Sindh where they would engage in lively discussions...

  • SOCIETY: BETTING ON PIGEONS

    Three nights before Eidul Azha, nine-year-old Iqru went to bed hungry because he was too angry to eat...

    He and his 14-year-old brother had had such a violent fight that women from the neighbourhood had to pry them apart
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