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  • I’m a certified Grammar Nazi, and I couldn’t pass IELTS

    Nothing wrecks an English writer’s pride – his “unfaltering” confidence in his own pen – like being made to repeat an internationally acclaimed English language test due to an insufficient score...

    IELTS, which stands for International English Language Testing System, meticulously examines one’s language skills for the purpose of working or studying in certain English-speaking countries; notably Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom
  • Police claim arrest of Karachi ‘knifeman’ in Mandi Bahauddin

    KARACHI/LAHORE/SAHIWAL: Police on Sunday claimed to have arrested in Mandi Bahauddin the prime suspect in attacking women with a sharp object, probably scalpel, in Karachi in a joint operation conducted by Sahiwal and Karachi police...

    Karachi DIG says case still open to other potential suspects“Right now it will be premature to say anything about the suspect,” Mr Nawaz said...

  • Nisar, Saudi envoy discuss 2011 killing of diplomat in Karachi

    ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan assured the Saudi ambassador to Pakistan that those responsible for the murder of a Saudi diplomat in Karachi in 2011 would be brought to book at all costs...

    Mr Qahtani, who was a security officer at the Saudi consulate in Karachi, was killed in a drive-by shooting in Defence Phase VI days after Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden was killed by US special forces in a raid in Abbottabad...

  • NA-108 by-poll: PML-N wooing its disgruntled leaders in Mandi Bahauddin

    GUJRAT: The ruling PML-N has started wooing its disgruntled leaders in Mandi Bahauddin district back into party fold to strengthen its position ahead of the by-election in NA-108...

    In the political arena of the NA-108, where by-election is scheduled for June 8, former PPP MPA from Mandi Bahauddin city Tariq Mehmood Sahi is likely to join the PTI since his rival Dewan Mushtaq is expected to rejoin the PML-N...

  • NA-108 by-poll PPP reminds voters what it has done for Mandi Bahauddin

    GUJRAT: Senior leadership of the Pakistan People’s Party in a bid to muster support for party candidate Asif Basheer Bhagat in the NA-108 by-election has reminded the people of Mandi Bahauddin that it was the PPP that had awarded the area a status of district two decades ago for which the area people had been striving since long...

    Before the creation of the district, Mandi Bahauddin and Malakwal were the part of Phalia tehsil in...

  • COLUMN: A SCENE IN MANDI BAHAUDDIN

    I recently made a flying visit to Pakistan to attend a conference at the University of Sargodha, Mandi Bahauddin campus...

    ”Mandi Bahauddin’s bard and the founder of Ali’s Theatre, Usman Ali, exerts an almost cult-like hold over his young students, who revere his visionary teaching and supple creative imagination...

  • Sanity saves the day in Mandi Bahauddin

    MANDI BAHAUDDIN: Chak 44 is calm after an incident a month ago threatened to break its tranquility in Malakwal tehsil of Mandi Bahauddin...

    You will hear some bad things about our Chak in Gojra and Mandi Bahauddin cities, while the picture portrayed in Lahore and Islamabad is worse,” said Mr Khan, who teaches at the Government High School of the village...

  • Mandi Bahauddin election scene: Ruling party MNAs at loggerheads

    GUJRAT: Ruling PML-N candidates in Mandi Bahauddin face a tough challenge from none other than their own party colleagues who are contesting independently in the local government elections second phase scheduled to be held on Nov 19...

    There are 80 rural union councils in the district -- 30 in Mandi Bahauddin tehsil, 28 in Phalia and 22 in Malakwal...

  • A taste of Peshawar’s Namak Mandi

    ISLAMABAD: By flavouring their grilled meat and most karhai dishes with just salt, Charsi Tikka in Saidpur Village brings the taste of Peshawar’s famous Namak Mandi to Islamabad...

    Although Charsi Tikka does away with the traditional floor seating or charpoys that are typical of tikka outlets in Namak Mandi, it does feature a live kitchen, where customers can see mutton tikkas grilling on an open spit and chicken tossed with fresh...

  • Situation in Mandi Bahauddin village ‘under control’

    LAHORE: Rejecting some social media reports, Mandi Bahauddin police say no one has tried to attack Christian community in a village close to the town and the situation there is under control...

    A local Christian leader told Dawn that Imran Masih, a sweeper in a health centre in Mandi Bahauddin, attended a marriage ceremony of his Muslim colleague’s daughter and made a video of celebrations on his cell phone in mid April...

  • How Facebook is killing Lahore's Heera Mandi

    But as an e-commerce boom revolutionises how Pakistanis conduct the world's oldest profession, locals say the historic Heera Mandi district is under threat...

    With location rendered meaningless, prostitutes like Reema Kanwal ? who says the business "runs in my blood" ? have abandoned Heera Mandi...

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