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    Churna Island In Karachi Pics Of Horses

  • Giant blue whale spotted with calf off Churna Island

    KARACHI: A giant blue whale has recently been spotted along with its baby off Churna Island, Balochistan, the World Wide Fund for Nature-Pakistan (WWF-P) reported on Thursday...

    According to the organisation, the mother and baby duo were sighted by Captain Saeed Zaman and his team while fishing for tuna off Churna Island...

  • ‘Red tide’ badly affects coral reefs of Churna Island

    KARACHI: The red algal bloom that occurred along the Sindh-Balochistan coast in the months of August and September killed a number of marine species, a World Wide Fund for Nature-Pakistan (WWF-P) expert said on Monday...

    Apart from fish mortality reported from Pasni and Ormara in Balochistan, the phenomenon commonly referred to as red tide also severely affected the coral reefs of Churna Island in Karachi...

  • Churna Island directly hit by oil spill: experts

    KARACHI: As an operation began on Saturday to contain damage from the oil spill at Mubarak village and near Cape Monze, experts called for immediate measures to protect Churna Island’s sensitive habitat, which was directly hit by the oil spill...

    Located some six kilometres from Mubarak village, the island falls under the jurisdiction of the Balochistan government...

  • Hashmi says social media pics of his ‘torture’ are old

    MULTAN: Veteran politician Javed Hashmi has said he is not afraid of being killed and will not step back from his stand...

    Addressing a press conference here on Saturday, Mr Hashmi said a false propaganda was being spread against him on social media that he was tortured by posting old pictures
  • Karachi, an 'urban heat island'

    As the first monsoon winds blow from the Arabian Sea to bring relief to a city where 950 people have been reportedly killed in a heat wave this June, climatologist Qamaruz Zaman Chaudhry terms the scorching heat in Karachi an “urban heat island” phenomenon...

    ”He said these same temperatures, even higher, have often been reported from other parts of Sindh, but that has not killed people like it has in Karachi this year because there...

  • CINEMASCOPE: ALL THE KING’S HORSES

    One can see why Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014) earned cult status...

    A stylish action-packed spy film directed by Matthew Vaughn, The Secret Service was at once a parody of old-school James Bond films as well as an extension of them
  • Police buying horses

    OKARA: Additional Inspector General Sohail Khan with Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Ghulam Mahmood Dogar visited Okara on Thursday to inspect horses being bought for police...

    The Punjab government has decided to provide high breed horses for Punjab police to combat criminals in remote areas of the province...

  • Horses for courses

    KARACHI: It was in 2012 that a young National Academy of Performing Arts (Napa) graduate Sunil Shankar impressed theatre lovers with his intrepid undertaking of Peter Shaffer’s complex play Equus at a festival held at the academy...

    She tells him about a 17-year-old boy Alan Strang (Ali Junejo) who has blinded half a dozen horses...

  • Lone Arab woman takes the reins to tame horses on the Golan

    The slender, brown-haired 32-year-old in white jacket and jeans tames horses — not in itself unusual on the picturesque plains of the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights...

    Horses are an important part of the culture in the region’s ranches and cattle farms spread among the rugged hills and plains...

  • Ex-champion Fletcher rues lack of owners, thoroughbred horses

    KARACHI: Former champion jockey Claude Fletcher has attributed lack of owners and thoroughbred horses as the key factors behind the declining standard of horse racing in the city...

    “Things have drastically changed after shifting of the Karachi Racecourse from the old premises to the existing once,” a dejected Fletcher, who was here on a private visit from the US, told Dawn in an interview the other day...

  • If wishes were horses…

    As the context was the state of the nation, with an emphasis on the dire straits Karachi is in, the slip-up was poignant...

    Whether you live in Karachi or happen to be far from it, as I currently am, your love for the city doesn’t wane...

  • 27 horses to compete in four races at KRC

    KARACHI: A small four-race card awaits racegoers in the Gymkhana race meeting which takes place here at the Karachi Racecourse on Sunday...

    All together, 27 horses have entered the day’s programme barring last minute withdrawal...

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