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  • NON-FICTION: ASSALAAM ALAIKUM BRITAIN

    “There seemed to be a mosque on every other corner; brown faces predominated in every direction...

    I was, I knew, in the heart of a Muslim community 250,000-strong: one of the greatest urban concentrations of them in Europe
  • Eid alert: Congo virus: how to protect yourself this Eid

    KARACHI: Given the serious threat posed to public health this Eidul Azha on account of Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) that has so far claimed at least 28 lives in the country, experts have suggested a number of ways that could help people fulfil their religious obligation safely...

  • First special Eid train departs from Karachi

    KARACHI: With the guard waving the green flag from the power van, Pakistan Railways’ first of five special Eid trains left from the City Station in Karachi on Friday morning with Peshawar as its designated stop...

    Farzana Ismail heading to Khanewal for Eid with her four sons Khalil, Adeel, Faheem and Hammad was happy to have got seats in the train...

  • First Special Eid Train leaves Karachi

    KARACHI: The first of three Special Eid Trains arranged for travellers visiting relatives in other cities during the Eid holidays left Karachi for Peshawar from the Cantonment Railway Station here at 11am on Sunday...

    Leaving from Karachi it would make stops at various cities such as Hyderabad, Tando Adam, Nawabshah, Rohri, Sadiqabad, Rahim Yar Khan, Sialkot, Khanpur, Bahawalpur, Lodhran, Multan, Khanewal, Sahiwal, Kot Lakhpat,...

  • Karachi traders eye Rs60bn Eid sales

    KARACHI: Traders in the city have fixed a sales target of Rs60 billion for this Eidul Fitr shopping — up from Rs 40bn in 2017 and Rs 50bn in 2016...

    In the last five years of PML-N government, highest sales of Rs70bn were witnessed in 2015 in Karachi...

  • Two young picnickers drown at Karachi's Sandspit over Eid holidays

    A picnic party of seven young friends turned into a tragedy over the Eid weekend as two of them drowned off Karachi's Sandspit beach on Sunday morning...

    See: What makes Karachi’s beaches so dangerousOn Monday morning, the bodies of 20-year-old Faraz, and Osama, 19, were recovered and handed over to their relatives in North Nazimabad and F...

  • Mad rush at and around Karachi markets after Eid moon sighted

    KARACHI: It must have been minutes after breaking the last fast this Ramazan on Tuesday evening when the bazaars of the city experienced a sudden but expected mad rush for which the shopkeepers returned quickly after a very brief Maghrib break as neither did they want to disappoint the customers nor lose business...

    ‘Eid is really for the ladies and children’And just when he thought he was out of trouble as the customer turned around...

  • Karachi traders divided on post-Eid strike call

    KARACHI: Consensus failed to develop amongst various trade bodies in the city over the post Eidul Azha strike call given by All Pakistan Markazi Anjuman Tajiran (APMAT), with some groups stressing that ‘continued dialogue with the government must be the preferred route’...

    A meeting held few days ago at a local hotel in Karachi was called upon to bring all trade bodies on one page besides garnering support for countrywide shut down on...

  • 'No Eid in our home': Families mourn Karachi crash victims

    As Fazal Rahmaan, 80 and his wife, Wahida Rahmaan, 74, boarded a plane in the Pakistani city of Lahore on Friday, their family’s biggest fear was that they might get catch the coronavirus on their way to spend the holiday in Karachi...

    Instead the couple, who had been married for 54 years, were among the 97 people killed when an Airbus A320, operated by Pakistan International Airlines, crashed into a Karachi neighbourhood — Pakistan’s...

  • Seven killed during Eid holidays

    RAWALPINDI: Seven people, including two women, were killed and over 450 others injured in separate incidents during the Eid holidays, police said...

    Three youths drowned in a small dam in the Jatli police area on the second day of Eid...

  • Hurriyat leaders attend Pakistan High Commission's Eid Milan

    NEW DELHI: Mirwaiz Maulvi Umar Farooq, chairperson of All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC), along with other notable separatist Kashmiri leaders attended an Eid Milan hosted by Pakistani High Commissioner to India, Abdul Basit...

    Earlier, separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, who is chairperson of his own faction of APHC, had decided against attending the ‘Eid Milan’ in a surprise move...

  • Eid in Yemen

    Most Yemenis did not have to fast to experience hunger this Ramazan and most will likely not have had anything to celebrate this Eid...

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