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  • UAF to promote Waris Shah message, Punjabi language

    FAISALABAD: The University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) will set up the Waris Shah building to work on the wisdom from messages of saints and promote Punjabi language which is being vanished from society...

    UAF Vice-Chancellor Dr Iqrar Ahmad announced this at a seminar titled “Syed Waris Shah” which was arranged by the UAF on Wednesday...

  • Waris Mir Kahani — a literary tribute

    LAHORE: The Waris Mir Foundation has published a book titled ‘Waris Mir Kahani’ on the death anniversary of the country’s noted journalist and writer...

    The 287-page book is primarily a compilation of articles about Waris Mir by prominent columnists, intellectuals, writers and political activists, which is a testimony to his struggle in the hard times of dictatorship, especially during the dark era of Gen Ziaul Haq, says a press...

  • Capital and Punjab police leave Nisar’s darbar unhappy

    ISLAMABAD: Thursday was a day of celebration for the police and Frontier Constabulary personnel as Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan announced at a ‘darbar’ cash prizes, medals and welfare schemes for them for turning the PTI’s threat to “lock down” the federal capital into an anti-climax...

    But the city police, who formed the biggest contingent in enforcing the law to save constitutional democracy from the threat, sat...

  • First Lady visits shelter house, Data Darbar

    LAHORE: On her maiden visit to Lahore after her husband Imran Khan took oath as prime minister, the First Lady Bushra Imran on Saturday spent time with orphans at the Darul Shafqat and visited Data Darbar, the shrine of Ali Hajveri...

    Later, she also visited Data Darbar and offered fateha there...

  • ‘Facilitator’ of Data Darbar suicide blast captured

    LAHORE: In a major operation, the Counter Terr­orism Department (CTD) of Punjab and Intelligence Bureau have arrested the “facilitator” of Data Darbar suicide bomber...

    Mohsin told investigators that Tayyabullah alias Raa­ki, a resident of Mohmand district in KP, had received suicide bom­ber Sadiqullah Momand, an Afghan national who entered Pakistan through Torkham on May 6, and escorted him to Lahore for the May 8 strike that left 12...

  • Data Darbar blast facilitator on physical remand

    LAHORE: An anti-terrorism court on Thursday granted 20-day physical remand of an alleged facilitator of Data Darbar suicide attack to the counter terrorism department (CTD)...

    At least 12 people, including five policemen, had lost their lives when a suicide attacker blew himself up near a police vehicle parked outside the Data Darbar...

  • Karachi operation is completely apolitical, stresses Corps Commander Karachi

    KARACHI: Corps Commander Karachi Lt Gen Naveed Mukhtar said Saturday that the Karachi operation is completely apolitical, adding that it will continue without any discrimination...

    Speaking at a seminar organised by the National Defence University at a private hotel in Karachi, the corps commander said, "I assure citizens that our struggle against terrorism will continue unabated...

  • COVER: The heart of Karachi: Karachi Raj By Anis Shivani

    IN his debut novel Karachi Raj, erstwhile critic Anis Shivani depicts a year’s worth of Karachi life as viewed from the differing perspectives of an American anthropologist and a couple of individuals living in the low-income district of the Basti...

    Shivani’s first foray into the realm of fiction intrinsically grapples with an immensely complex topic — the stratified social layers of which Karachi life is composed...

  • Karachi notebook: Is a ‘Naya’ Karachi possible?

    THE buzzword these days is Naya (new) Pakistan, the mantra that has arguably helped the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf capture power in the Centre and two provinces, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab, while doing respectably in Sindh and Balochistan...

    But for the residents of Karachi, the question on everyone’s minds is: will Naya Pakistan also mean a Naya Karachi?By Naya Karachi one does not mean New Karachi, the neighbourhood on the...

  • PSP chief accepts Karachi mayor’s offer to help clean Karachi, seeks his removal

    KARACHI: The ongoing war of words between Karachi Mayor Wasim Akhtar and Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) chairman Mustafa Kamal took an intriguing turn on Monday when the city custodian “designated” the latter as “Project Director Garbage on voluntary basis” to clean the city...

    “I, being Mayor of Karachi, hereby designate Syed Mustafa Kamal as Project Director Garbage on [a] voluntary basis with immediate effect until further order,” said...

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