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  • TDF Ghar — a fresh public space near Quaid’s mausoleum

    KARACHI: In the heart of Jamshed Quarters, once home to multiple ethnicities — Muslims, Hindus, Christians, Parsis and Jews — a new public space has emerged to provide the citizens of Karachi with a safe, inclusive space to talk and discuss ideas...

    TDF Ghar, launched by The Dawood Foundation, was originally constructed in the 1930s under an almond tree with hand-crafted tiles, now also having a stunning view of the Quaid’s...

  • Haleem Ghar: Spicing up an otherwise bland palate

    But then, what is the point of serving bland food?”This is how Syed Mansoor describes the cuisine on offer at his family’s restaurant, Haleem Ghar...

    But thanks to their Karachi-based roots and inventive spirit, Haleem Ghar has not gone the way of other commercially viable restaurants, who tone down the spice just for the sake of better business...

  • Ghar-i-Hira — among few holy sites still preserved

    MAKKAH: Just outside Makkah lies one of Islam’s most important historical sites — Ghar-i-Hira, the cave where the Holy Prophet (Peace be upon him) spent time in seclusion, contemplation and self-reflection...

    Jamal Khan, from Karachi, also earns a living by serving the Haj pilgrims who make their way to the cave...

  • Over one dozen shops looted in Urdu Bazaar

    KARACHI: Over a dozen shops were looted in Urdu Bazaar, according to police, after unknown suspects broke their locks and took away cash...

    However, Karachi-South SSP Saqib Ismail Memon told Dawn that the watchman has been detained as his statement appeared to be “dubious and concocted...

  • TV channels’ nightmarish Urdu pronunciation and an Urdu pronouncing dictionary

    URDU pronunciation of some Pakistani TV channels is giving nightmares to many, though the owners and anchors of those channels may not even be aware how mercilessly they have been slaughtering our national language...

    Aside from intermingling English words and phrases with their Urdu conversation, these innocent anchors mispronounce many Urdu words, sometime rendering the sentence ridiculously incorrect...

  • Gboard introduces Roman Urdu to Urdu feature

    Google has recently launched its Roman Urdu to Urdu Google Keyboard (Gboard) feature for both Android and iOS...

    pk's (TJ) review, Gboard’s Roman Urdu to Urdu feature is smart and accurately translates Roman Urdu text into Urdu script in real time...

  • Teen Navilet: French in Urdu, or Urdu in French?

    In Columeau’s case, French and its Provencal dialect are his native languages, and Urdu and Punjabi the languages that he speaks with native fluency...

    The cultural gulf between French and Urdu does not split the writer’s imagination, but enriches it in ways that make his work outstanding...

  • Over 1,000 shops in Karachi's Saddar demolished as anti-encroachment drive intensifies

    KARACHI: The ongoing anti-encroachment operation in Saddar entered its crucial phase on Sunday as authorities demolished more than 1,000 shops in four markets in the surroundings of the iconic Empress Market in an attempt to restore the British-era structure to its original shape...

    The joint operation by the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation and other civic bodies backed by law enforcers was launched on the directives of the Supreme...

  • KMC razes 800 illegally-built shops during third week of anti-encroachment drive in Karachi

    The Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) officials on Monday said as many as 800 shops in the famous city markets were demolished during the third week of the ongoing anti-encroachment drive in the metropolis, on the directives of Supreme Court of Pakistan...

    “Nearly 350 illegally-built shops in Aram Bagh furniture market and 450 shops near the Light House area were razed by the anti-encroachment staff with the help of heavy...

  • Seven shops gutted in Landhi market blaze

    KARACHI: At least seven shops were gutted as fire broke out in a timber market in Landhi area of Karachi on Wednesday evening, according to officials...

    The market mostly contained shops selling wooden stuff and mats, causing the fire to spread rapidly...

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