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  • Visiting loved ones at Gora Qabristan on Christmas

    KARACHI: The pedlars start chasing after you the moment you enter the gates of the Christian cemetery, or Gora Qabristan, as it is known by most...

    It is Christmas Day and they are ready with red rose petals, incense sticks, match boxes and jerrycans filled with water as they know the place will receive many paying a visit to their loved ones’ graves
  • 140-foot-high bulletproof cross rises at Gora Qabaristan

    KARACHI: Amidst the tyranny faced by religious minorities in the country, symbols of hope and perseverance are cropping up to challenge the various extremist elements within the state...

    One such example is of the 140-foot-high cross, a mixture of steel, iron and cement, under construction at one of Karachi’s oldest Christian cemeteries, Gora Qabaristan
  • Pakistan-India contest to be shown on big screens in Peshawar

    PESHAWAR: As millions of viewers in Peshawar and other parts of the country are eagerly waiting for Pak-India contest at the ICC T20 World Cup today (Saturday), cinema houses and food outlets in the provincial capital have also arranged live telecast of the match on big screens...

    The keen interest of people can be gauged from the fact that they are buying tickets for Rs100 for watching the cricket match in cinema houses
  • Peshawar Zalmi win Pakistan Super League 2017

    Peshawar Zalmi thrashed Quetta Gladiators by 58 runs in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2017 final on Sunday at Lahore's Gaddafi Stadium...

    What was to be an intensely competitive final battle turned into a one-sided game, as the Gladiators buckled under the pressure of a 149-run target set by Zalmi
  • PSL: ‘Peshawar is close to my heart,’ says team owner Javed Afridi

    KOLKATA: The Peshawar franchise in the upcoming Pakistan Super League (PSL) has the potential to be both a profit centre as well as a platform for corporate branding, says its owner...

    “A franchise cricket team in Pakistan carries enormous potential both in terms of ROI (Return on Investment) and ROO (Return on Objective),” says Javed Afridi, CEO-HNR Company (Haier Manufacturing Unit)
  • Ashura observed peacefully in Peshawar

    PESHAWAR: Ashura was observed peacefully in the provincial capital as the main mourning processions culminated smoothly after going through their designated routes...

    The main mourning procession was taken out from the Imambargah Syed Ali Shah Razi, which after passing through its traditional route of Mohallah Jan Mohammad Khan concluded at the Imambargah Agha Syed Mustafa Shah at Mohallah Khudadad
  • Peshawar local bodies at loggerhead over ownership of bus stands

    PESHAWAR: The Peshawar city district government is at loggerhead with Town-I and Town-III over the ownership of the bus stands and terminals in the capital city, which are the major source of revenue generation, according to officials...

    They said that Town-I and Town-III would collapse financially and their survival would become in danger if the city district government succeeded in getting the ownership of the bus stands and terminals...
  • BDS defuses IED allegedly meant to target school in Peshawar

    PESHAWAR: An improvised explosive device (IED), allegedly meant to target a school, was defused by Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) personnel in Bashirabad area of Peshawar on Tuesday, DawnNews reported...

    Officials say unidentified suspects handed over the improvised bomb, fitted in a pressure cooker, to a child, asking him to take it to his school
  • Re-poll ordered in 26 polling stations of Peshawar

    PESHAWAR: Peshawar district returning officer on Sunday announced re-polling in 26 polling stations in different areas of the provincial capital where the voting process was either suspended on the election-day or not conducted properly...

    Sources said that a decision to this effect was taken at a meeting of all 36 returning officers with the district returning officer Riaz Mehsud, who is also Deputy Commissioner Peshawar
  • Peshawar’s mass transit system hits new snag

    PESHAWAR: The much-talked about ‘mass transit system’ in the provincial capital has hit newer snags with those associated with one of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s pet projects are now acknowledging its dream may not realise, not at least in its present term in office...

    “It seems difficult now,” Senator Mohsin Aziz, deputy chairman, Board of Investment, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the architect of the mass transit system, acknowledged, while...
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