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  • 140 years on, Khewra guest house stands intact

    While most buildings built 150 to 200 years ago by the British and wealthy Hindus and Sikhs have been left to deteriorate, the Khewra guest house is a rare historical site that stands intact, in all its grandeur...

    After the British colonised India in 1858, they constructed various buildings that housed schools and universities, patwar khanas and guest houses
  • Teacher held, three booked for using schools as guest houses

    MITHI: In a first case of its kind, four persons were booked and one of them, a primary teacher, was arrested for using closed schools as guest houses on Tuesday after the Islamkot civil judge at Mithi, Sajjad Ahmed Chandio, paid a surprise visit to several schools in the taluka...

    The judge found two primary schools lying closed without any valid reason in Mehari Bajeer and Mohammad Saleh Janjhi villages
  • Ignored by Sialkot, Malik to be Lions’ guest player

    LAHORE: In an unusual developmenta key player of Sialkot Region, former national skipper Shoaib Malik, has been ignored by his native region for the upcoming Super Eight National Twenty20, as the cricketer was forced to play for Lahore Lions...

    Finding a window between Pakistan’s ongoing tour of Bangladesh and the upcoming ODI home series against Zimbabwe, the PCB has decided in principle to hold the event in Faisalabad from May 11 to 18
  • Two guest houses sealed in Peshawar

    PESHAWAR: The Municipal Corporation Peshawar (MCP) has sealed two guest houses in the University Town for functioning in the residential colony...

    A statement issued here on Thursday said that the guest houses – Shelton guest house and Green Cottage guest house – had already been issued several notices for violating the bylaws of local government, but they avoided to take notice and continued commercial activities
  • Afghan army chief to be chief guest at Kakul passing out parade today

    ISLAMABAD: Afghan Army Chief Gen Sher Mohammad Karimi will be the chief guest at the passing out parade at the Pakistan Military Academy (PMA), Kakul, on Saturday, the military’s public affairs division said...

    Gen Karimi would have the distinction of being the first foreign dignitary to be the chief guest at the ceremony, which marks the commissioning of officers on completion of their two-year-long training course at the country’s...
  • Dutch guest player records upset wins before flying out

    ISLAMABAD: Rik Van Grewen, a guest player from the Netherlands, registered back-to-back upset victories to qualify for the men’s singles semi-finals of the Subh-e-Nau National Hard Court Tennis Champion­ships here at the PSB Sports Complex on Monday...

    However, after Monday’s victories he left Pakistan, leaving an open chance for his rival to get a walkover in what could be a thrilling semi-final clash
  • Pakistani-American NYPD cop to be guest at Obama's State of the Union address

    NEW YORK: A New York Police Department (NYPD) police officer of Pakistani origin will be among the guests as President Barack Obama delivers his final State of the Union address to Congress on Tuesday...

    United States (US) Congresswoman Grace Meng, a Democrat from New York, said in a statement Monday that Lieutenant Adeel Rana will be her guest at the historic event “in an effort to combat rising anti-Muslim sentiment in the United States
  • Obama to guest-edit issue of Wired magazine

    WASHINGTON: Is President Barack Obama already thinking about his next job? In the coming months, he will guest-edit an issue of tech-focused Wired magazine...

    It is the first time a sitting president has guest-edited a magazine, the publication said Tuesday, announcing that Obama's November issue would be centered around the theme of frontiers
  • My Guest lands Quaid-i-Azam Gold Cup in style

    KARACHI: Favourite four-year-old bay colt My Guest lived up to his top billing while landing the prized Quaid-i-Azam Gold Cup in style before a packed-to-capacity house in the Gymkhana race meeting at the Karachi Racecourse on Saturday...

    Having won the Shah Mardan Shah II Pir Pagara Memorial Cup run over a Mile on Nov 29, the 30 to 100 favourite clocked two minutes 39 3/5 seconds for the gruelling 12 furlongs race to make it two on the...
  • My Guest lifts Pagara Memorial Cup in style

    KARACHI: Making his maiden appearance on the course, Lahore’s four-year-old bay colt My Guest obliged punters while landing the Shah Mardan Shah II Pir Pagara VII Memorial Cup in the Gymkhana race meeting at the Karachi Racecourse on Sunday...

    In the race that was contested over a mile, My Guest showed better endurance to post a commendable win by massive 10 lengths by getting the better of challenger filly Gamez Over
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