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  • Hockney presents ‘Bigger Book’ at world’s largest book fair

    FRANKFURT: David Hockney presented the largest book ever devoted to his art on Tuesday, a limited-edition volume costing $2,500 that spans more than 60 years of work by one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century...

    “David Hockney: A Bigger Book” — a collaboration with publisher Taschen —weighs 35 kg (77 pounds), measures 50 by 70 cm (20 by 28 inches) when closed and comes with its own custom-made stand...

  • Historic Sethi House hosts book reading session

    PESHAWAR: A book reading session was held at the historic Sethi House in Mohalla Sethian here on Wednesday to highlight the cultural heritage of the South Asia’s oldest living city, Peshawar...

    Not only the book reading session was informative and interesting, it helped those living inside or away from the Peshawar city to relive those historic events as the authors read from their writings...

  • Penguin Random House lands book deal with Obamas

    Penguin Random House has landed a deal to publish two forthcoming books by former US President Barack Obama and the former first lady, Michelle Obama, with one volume to be written by each, the publishing company said on Tuesday...

    Terms of the agreement, in which Penguin Random House acquired worldwide publication rights for the two books, were not disclosed...

  • Rest house upgraded to circuit house

    GUJRAT: The district council rest house has been upgraded to the level of a circuit house and additional bedrooms and other infrastructure will now be built there for temporary stay of government officers and other functionaries...

    The rest house was established by the Gujrat district council around four decades ago and was under its control since then...

  • Avenfield House or ‘tax haven’ house?

    LONDON: The family of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif is not the only resident of Avenfield House on London’s Park Lane who bought their properties through offshore companies incorporated in tax havens...

    According to the UK Land Registry record, the majority of flats in Avenfield House are owned by offshore companies incorporated in tax havens like Panama, the British Virgin Islands and Guernsey...

  • Six siblings die in Lahore house fire

    LAHORE: Tragedy struck a family when a massive fire killed six siblings in Shadbagh area late on Saturday night...

    The children, one and a half years old Azan, Azhan, 3, Aleeba, 5, Dua, 7, Zain, 11, and Manahil, 12, were asleep in two rooms in their three-storey house on Shershah Road when the fire broke out and engulfed a room on the ground floor...

  • Who owns Lahore’s Bilawal House?

    ISLAMABAD: The ownership of the palatial Bilawal House in Bahria Town, Lahore, has tax officials perplexed as there is no document available on the Federal Board of Revenue’s (FBR) record to indicate who actually owns the property in question...

    Read: Lahore Bilawal House to be PPP citadel Zardari offers support to Nawaz, taunts `bullet lovers`The company has made three payments to Bahria Town through cheques, amounting to Rs170...

  • Lahore’s Bilawal House still owned by Bahria Town: spokesperson

    ISLAMABAD: The property known as Bilawal House in Lahore is currently in the name of Bahria Town, a spokesperson for the housing society clarified on Sunday...

    In a statement issued apropos a news item titled, ‘Who owns Lahore’s Bilawal House’, published in this newspaper on May 10, the Bahria Town spokesperson stated: “Bahria Town has [until] now only received an amount of Rs170 million, against a total value of Rs0...

  • Lahore blast facilitator's house razed in Bajaur; father, brothers arrested

    The Frontier Constabulary and the Fata political administration razed the house of the suspected facilitator of the Lahore blast and arrested his father and two brothers from Bajaur on Monday...

    SSP Operations Zahid Gondal of Punjab Police and DIG Traffic Lahore Capt (retd) Ahmad Mobin were among the 13 people killed in the attack, which also left at least 85 injured...

  • Court rejects plea by Dar's wife against auction of Lahore house

    An accountability court in Islamabad on Thursday turned down a plea against the auctioning of former finance minister Ishaq Dar's property in Gulberg Lahore...

    Accountability court judge Mohammad Bashir announced the decision, saying that the petitioner failed to substantiate her claim that Dar had gifted the house to her...

  • Ishaq Dar’s Lahore house converted into shelter home

    LAHORE: The Punjab government on Friday converted former finance minister Ishaq Dar’s house in Gulberg into a Panahgah (shelter home), which will start functioning from Saturday (today)...

    “We have established a Panahgah at Ishaq Dar’s house we confiscated in the light of the court orders sometime ago,” Assistant Commissioner Zeeshan Nasrullah Ranjha told Dawn...

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