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  • Snow City, the new hot ticket in the Saudi capital

    RIYADH: Having to wear ski jackets in Riyadh is unheard of, but a new snow park in the Saudi capital has made them a must despite outside temperatures exceeding 45 Celsius...

    Saudi women wearing the compulsory traditional abaya that covers the body from head to toe are now donning thermal coats and cosy boots as they sit on sledges to scoot down the slopes of “Snow City”...

  • Censor board prohibits Face Film Festival from screening another film

    ISLAMABAD: Another film that was to be screened at the Foundation for Arts, Culture and Education (Face) Film Festival 2016 was banned by the censor board for being ‘anti-state’...

    The festival was not allowed to screen Besieged in Quetta, a film by independent filmmaker Asef Ali Mohammad which shed light on the plight of the city’s Hazara population...

  • Israeli film pulled from Oslo film festival

    NEW YORK: A film by an Israeli filmmaker was pulled from an Oslo film festival on Thursday because it dealt with Israeli subject matter, but did not address the Israeli occupation of Palestine and the sufferings inflicted by Israel...

  • Snow, speed and skiing on top of the world

    But this lack of development and access to comfort is also what gives Pakistan its charm; there is an untamed wilderness in its mountains that encourages only the most adventurous of explorers and sportsmen to make their way to this part of the world...

    “People can ski wherever there is snow,” he said...

  • Deconstructing a city through film

    KARACHI: “Never a fishing village, Karachi was in fact a fortified trading settlement established in 1729,” said urban planner and architect Arif Hasan at the soft launch of the I Am Karachi film festival held at a local hotel on Saturday...

    This was announced as part of the many initiatives of the I Am Karachi movement and the aim is to screen a number of films about Karachi during May and June in different parts of the city...

  • PM’s Rs500m package to make Hyderabad modern city: governor

    KARACHI: Sindh Gover­nor Mohammad Zubair said on Friday the Rs500 million development package anno­u­n­ced by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif would prove to be a catalyst in the modernisation of Hyderabad, the second largest city of the province...

    He said at a meeting with Hyderabad Mayor Tay­yab Hashmi and Deputy Mayor Sohail Mashhadi at Gover­nor House that the fed­eral government belie­v­ed in equal development and economic agenda for...

  • ‘Hyderabad city has lost its character’

    An IAS officer of the 1955 batch who retired as chief secretary of a united Andhra Pradesh, he is considered an authority on Hyderabad — its history and culture — and has 14 books to his credit...

    His books on the founder of Hyderabad, the Nizami city, the cantonment of Secunderabad, its rockscape, the jewels of the Nizam or the coffee table book on its foremost photographer, Raja Deendayal, all reveal the depths of his attachment...

  • Burned body of woman found in car near Hyderabad city

    The charred body of a woman was recovered from a burnt car in the early hours of Thursday in the Tando Jam area near Hyderabad...

    According to Senior Superintendent Police Hyderabad Pir Muhammad, it is believed that the woman was murdered and her body was placed in the car which was then driven to a street and set on fire...

  • Relief work goes on as more rain, snow forecast

    ISLAMABAD: With the rescue efforts virtually over, authorities are planning to continue relief operations amid forecasts of more rains and snowfall from Sunday and a severe winter in the areas hit by a major earthquake earlier this week...

    The Chairman of National Disaster Management Autho­rity (NDMA), Maj Gen Asghar Nawaz, said at a press conference here on Friday that ensuring fair verification of claims and providing relief in coming...
  • ‘Snow leopards face extinction due to demand for their skin, bones’

    ISLAMABAD: Present in only 12 countries in central Asia including Pakistan, the snow leopard can face extinction due to the huge demand for its skin, which is seen as a status symbol, and for its bones which are used in ancient medicine recipes...

    Speaking at an event held in connection with International Snow Leopard Day on Monday, Inspector General Forests Syed Mahmood Nasir said the snow leopard has cultural significance in central...

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