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  • Aziz says unaware any Afghan Taliban delegation came to Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz on Saturday said he was “not aware” if any delegation of the Afghan Taliban had recently come to Pakistan in relation to peace talks with the government in Kabul...

    Aziz’s statement comes as news reports quoted officials as saying that three senior Afghan Taliban members travelled to Pakistan this week and held a series of meetings with Pakistani officials in...

  • Behind the scenes: How Manto, the movie, came about

    LAHORE: The idea of a movie on Saadat Hasan Manto came during his centenary year celebrations in 2012 and as a tribute to him, said Sarmad Sultan Khoosat who has directed the film and also played the title role...

    There was a great change of medium, from translating the writings into a TV series and then the movie, Sarmad said, adding that the portrayal of a man larger than life had to be on a medium no less than cinema...

  • It remains to be seen where money for Imran's London flat came from: SC

    The Supreme Court on Wednesday said that it still remains to be seen where money for Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan's London flat came from...

    "We will have to see where the [money for the] London flat came from," Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, heading a three-judge bench of the apex court, remarked after hearing the rebuttal presented by the counsel for PML-N leader Hanif Abbasi...

  • ESSAY: WHY STONER CAME BACK AS A CLASSIC

    Only in recent years has it surged in popularity thanks to fervent advocacy by the French writer Anna Gavalda and the news that it is being turned into a film starring Casey Affleck...

    The story centres on the life and times of William Stoner, a peasant boy who joins the University of Missouri as a student in 1910 and dies as an assistant professor of English literature shortly after being forced to resign in 1956 on grounds of poor...

  • When the rains came down

    Two, they should have taken measures to counter the post-rain accidents — an effective water drainage system, more traffic personnel to guide the people to safer places in case they were marooned in the middle of nowhere, and instruct K-Electric to ensure its feeders and transmission lines did not go on the fritz once the showers came...

  • When a nation came together

    The temblor jolted this country into the realisation that nature’s wrath knows no boundaries...

    However, less than five years later, the floods of 2010 would prove that no lasting lessons were learned in how to manage natural disasters...

  • ‘IAF came close to bombing Pakistani bases in Kargil war’

    “In the early hours of June 13, 1999, at the height of the Kargil war, Indian Air Force fighter pilots were minutes away from launching a full-fledged air attack deep inside Pakistan...

    The TV report said there was no explanation for the change of mind, but stressed that Pakistan’s F-16s were not the only danger to the Indian plans...

  • PPP came close to PTI after rejection of demands: Nisar

    ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Friday triggered a new war of words between the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and the Pakistan Peoples Party by saying that rejection by the ruling party of conditions set by the latter to support the government had prompted it to get close to the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf...

    “I have never said how a meter reader has prospered so much,” he said in the the most blistering attack...

  • How a dead Pir came to haunt an Indian government property in Karachi

    Its writer, journalist Sanam Maher's arduous search revealed that the enclaves housed the Indian consular staff, until they were evicted in 1994 by a fiat of the Pakistan government...

    From 1958 to 1960, when my father was the Deputy High Commissioner for India in Pakistan, we lived in a house in the “Shivaji Park” enclave on Karachi’s McNeil Road...

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