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    Data Darbar In Lahore Qawali Bhar

  • EMI Pakistan sends legal notice, bars use of 'Bhar Do Jholi' in Bajrangi Bhaijaan

    While many were talking about Adnan Sami Khan's comeback in Bajrangi Bhaijaan in the not-so-liked rendition of 'Bhar Do Jholi', it turned out that the singer, filmmakers, distributors as well as music distributors had never acquired the rights to use the popular qawali...

    The qawali's copyright holders, EMI Pakistan, has issued a legal notice that bars the film from using the song without the fulfillment of legal formalities...

  • Data Darbar bombing facilitator sentenced to death by Lahore ATC

    An antiterrorism court (ATC) in Lahore on Thursday convicted and sentenced to death the facilitator of the Data Darbar suicide bombing on May 8 that had left 12 people, including five Elite Force personnel, dead...

    Retracing the events of the bombing, the prosecutor said that on May 8, at around 8:45am, the bomber had blown himself up near gate 2 of the Data Darbar shrine, near a vehicle of the Elite Force...

  • The beats of qawali and Sufism

    Witty one-liners by writer Dr Arfa Syeda Zehra taking subtle digs at the provincial government dominated an enchanting discussion on qawali, titled ‘Festivity of Soul: the Tradition of Qawali’, at the Lahore Literary Festival...

    In chaste Urdu staying true to the spirit of the topic and the guests, the session began with introductions: “If the city of Lahore is not aware of Dr Arfa Syeda Zehra and Zehra Nigah, then these must be...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Darbar blast facilitator gets death on two counts

    LAHORE: An anti-terrorism court on Saturday handed down death sentence on two counts to a facilitator of a suicide attack on a police van outside the Data Darbar shrine...

    At least ten people, including five policemen, had lost their lives when a suicide attacker blew himself up near a police vehicle parked outside the Data Darbar shrine in March 2019...

  • SPU official to collect data of Chinese nationals at Islamabad, Lahore airports

    RAWALPINDI: The Punjab government plans to deploy an official of the Special Protection Unit (SPU) of the Punjab police at Islamabad and Lahore airports to collect data of Chinese and other foreigners visiting Punjab...

    According to sources, the Punjab home department has sent a letter to the Ministry of Interior and FIA seeking permission for the deployment of officer/official of the unit at the FIA’s desk initially at the Benazir...

  • Official data since January 2018: No conviction in 141 child rape cases reported in Lahore so far

    LAHORE: Minor children -- both girls and boys -- are falling prey to paedophiles in the provincial capital as the incidents of child sexual abuse continue to surface here and most of such criminals escape conviction because of poor investigation by police and flawed prosecution...

    The alarmingly high official figures of cases of sexual assault on minors in Lahore show that such crimes have not been a priority for the police...

  • Portfolio: Lahore Lahore hai

    Depicting Lahore in images is an old practice and its early patterns could be found in the miniature paintings of the Mughal era...

    Lahore, being the cultural hub, played a vital role in the arts, literature and culture in the mid-20th century; especially, visual art was inspired by the rich panoramic beauty of the walled city and life around its 13 gates, so an exclusive genre of cityscape came into existence, as early as the...

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