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  • COVER: A gilded life: Power Failure by Syeda Abida Hussain

    This is Syeda Abida Hussain, the owner of a life that is spilling over with fullness, charm and nerve-racking diplomatic encounters as recounted by her in Power Failure, a rather odd name for a memoir...

    In Islamabad, Abida sees US undersecretary Reginald Bartholomew get out of a top-level meeting with the then Pakistan president Ghulam Ishaq Khan (GIK) and others “without acknowledging his exit,” and shut the door before throwing...

  • Tahira Mazhar Ali – an unflinching Leftist

    LAHORE: Speakers at a condolence reference on Saturday paid rich tributes to the late Ms Tahira Mazhar Ali Khan for her devotion to the cause of the downtrodden and her fearless support to the politics of the Left...

    Wife of iconic journalist and proponent of the Left’s politics, the late Mazhar Ali Khan, Ms Tahira passed away on March 23, 2015...

  • Mazhar Tirmazi’s new poetry book launched

    LAHORE: Punjabi poet Mazhar Tirmazi’s new book “Adh” was launched at the National College of Arts (NCA) on Friday...

    However, he said, there are also books like Mazhar Tirmazi’s which show the bright side of Punjabi poetry...

  • Team Mazhar-IV claim bridge title

    KARACHI: Team Mazhar-IV mustered 58...

    The victorious team comprising Ghufran Ashraf, Saleem Zaki, Gulzar Bilal, Kamran Ibrahim and Masood Mazhar won all their four straight matches to emerge on the top in the 20-team contest...

  • Justice Isa case: Full bench defers hearing due to 'non-availability' of Justice Mazhar Alam

    The Supreme Court on Monday deferred hearing a set of petitions challenging the presidential reference against Justice Qazi Faez Isa because Justice Mazhar Alam Khan Miankhel was not available today...

    The court order read, "One of the members of this bench, Justice Mazhar Alam Khan Miankhel, has had a demise in his family and is not available today for hearing of the part-heard constitutional petition...

  • ‘Lums seminar’ on Balochistan held in Islamabad

    ISLAMABAD: “There were dead bodies found in Balochistan with Pakistan Zindabad carved into their skins,” Mir Mohammad Ali Talpur said on Saturday, at a seminar which had to be relocated to a different city for it to be held...

    While it was finally held at Kuch Khaas in Islamabad on Saturday, M...

  • Four ‘target killers’ from Karachi held in Islamabad

    ISLAMABAD: Four men allegedly involved in incidents of target killings in Karachi and robberies in the federal capital have been arrested here, Dawn has learnt through reliable sources...

    Know more: Contract killers to be arrested in next phase of Karachi operationThe arrests were made during an investigation into some incidents of robbery in Islamabad, most of them taking place outside banks and involving people who had drawn cash...

  • Moral brigade active in Islamabad again

    ISLAMABAD: Are they back – the moral brigades that blackened the faces of women on advertisement boards in 2007?At least that is what people feared when they found bared arms and faces of models on billboards defaced in Super Market during Eid shopping spree...

    “Islamabad has no culture of hooliganism...

  • Islamabad’s traders refuse to close shop early

    ISLAMABAD: Terming the government’s decision to close markets early ‘illogical’, the traders of the federal capital announced on Sunday that they would not comply...

    Addressing a press conference here at the National Press Club, representatives of the traders union and Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) announced that markets and shops will remain open late into the night, as government’s decision, in its current form,...

  • Mexico to reopen its embassy in Islamabad

    ISLAMABAD: Mexico is reopening its embassy in Islamabad after a break of about six years as the Latin American country seeks to reinvigorate its ties with Pakistan...

    Mexico’s Ambassador to Iran Ulesis Canchola, who is also accredited to Pakistan, in a meeting with Chairman of National Assembly’s Foreign Affairs Committee Awais Leghari said: “Mexico was in middle of the process to reopen its embassy in Islamabad which closed in 2009...

  • What happened to the Islamabad Metropolitan Corporation?

    ISLAMABAD: Even as the ascension of Sadiq Khan, the new London mayor of Pakistani-descent, is celebrated by his compatriots, there seems to be little worry that their own local governments, which were elected amid much pomp and circumstance last year, have not even started working yet...

    His mistrust is not completely misplaced: the federal government has failed to transfer assets and responsibilities from the Capital Development...

  • A culture of greed: How CDA is destroying Islamabad's environment

    The Capital Development Authority (CDA) in Islamabad has recently announced plans to expand the Islamabad Highway (from Zero Point to Rawat) to five lanes on each side, felling around 300 fully-grown trees in the process...

    Also read: City to lose 620 trees for Orange Line train“Unfortunately, awareness about the environment is limited at the popular level and at the level of political parties,” argues Senator Mushahid Hussain, who...

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