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  • Qavvali at the chowk

    The Pakistan Chowk Community Centre (PCCC) on Saturday evening organised a qavvali performance by Subhan Ahmed Nizami at the chowk...

    One doesn’t know whether the people who run shops around the chowk had any idea as to what was about to take place there...

  • Footprints: D-Chowk commission

    But the piles of mud, dug out to create the underground tunnel for the construction of the metro-bus project at D-Chowk, are still there on Thursday morning...

    Particles of dust are still flying over the Parliament House and D-Chowk...

  • Pakistan Chowk Community Centre inaugurated

    KARACHI: As Pakistan Chowk is a symbol of the city’s rich cultural and historical fabric, the inauguration of the Pakistan Chowk Community Centre (PCCC) on Wednesday was another step by concerned citizens and activists to reclaim the space long usurped by increasing violence, hoards of waste and gentrification...

    She said that the project became a part of the lives of those living near and far from Pakistan Chowk...

  • Work begins on renaming historic Fowara Chowk

    BAHAWALPUR: In the light of the court order, the process to change the name of Fowara Chowk to Khatm-i-Nubawat Chowk has been initiated...

    It was first affixed at Sadiqgarh Palace – the residence of the Nawab of Bahawapur -- but later in 1918 he had it installed at the chowk...

  • Mukka Chowk minus Altaf Hussain

    KARACHI: Mukka Chowk with the symbolic golden fist attributed to the first prime minister of Pakistan Liaquat Ali Khan’s furious gesture towards India, and which over the years people saw as Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s symbol of strength located in the centre of their stronghold Azizabad, was on Thursday found mysteriously stripped off all the posters and pictures of the party founder Altaf Hussain...

    Later, in the evening it was also...

  • Full mobile signals at D-Chowk

    ISLAMABAD: Though mobile phone services have been suspended across the city to hinder communication between the supporters of Mumtaz Qadri, who are staging a sit-in at D-Chowk, the only place in the federal capital where there is full cellular reception is D-Chowk...

    When asked, Mr Raza agreed that mobile phone signals were strong at D-Chowk and that protesters had no problems communicating...

  • August 14 preparations: The sea of green at Pakistan Chowk

    This is the Paper Market at Pakistan Chowk, where hundreds of vendors have set up stalls, selling special merchandise to celebrate Pakistan's 68th Independence Day...

    Being here at Pakistan Chowk, amidst those sights and sounds; seeing people purchasing flags and badges of their beloved nation, with speakers around me blaring national songs – along with the nostalgia, there is a profound sense of comfort in all this...

  • Fawara Chowk fountain to be replaced with flowerbed

    RAWALPINDI: The garrison city is going to lose its landmark, the centuries-old fountain at Fawara Chowk, as the Parks and Horticulture Authority (PHA) has decided to fill the fountain’s pond with earth to plant flowers and trees...

    Six roads branch out from this square: Jinnah Road to Saddar, Liaquat Road to Murree Road, Iqbal Road to Committee Chowk, Raja Bazaar Road to Pirwadhai and Gunjmandi Road to Kashmiri Bazaar...

  • D-Chowk flash in the pan?

    So another D-Chowk protest sit-in, after causing losses to the tune of millions of rupees to the state and considerable anxiety to the citizens, ended with no more than a vague ‘verbal’ assurance to the protesters that their demands will be considered...

    Remember what happened when Tahirul Qadri, along with several thousand devotees, was allowed to set up camp in D-Chowk before the last elections...

  • No political rallies will be allowed in D-Chowk or F-9 park: Nisar

    ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali on Monday said the government has “put its foot down” on the holding of another chehlum for Mumtaz Qadri, the killer of former Punjab governor Salman Taseer, adding that the government will not allow any group or party to hold political gatherings in the capital’s Red Zone or the F-9 park...

    “Why Islamabad? The whole of Pakistan is available for political gatherings or jalsas,” questioned...
  • Footprints: The D chowk that was

    Pan the eye of memory back to not all that many years ago, when in the evening after the Secretariat complex had emptied of its bureaucrat inhabitants, the sprawling area near D Chowk would come alive with families that came to stroll, picnick on the greenbelt and let the children play there...

    That was D Chowk then...

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