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  • REVIEW:A history of violence:A Brief History of Seven Killings

    Marlon James’s Booker prizewinning novel A Brief History of Seven Killings is a fantastic attempt at recounting the attack on Marley through a variety of eccentric, rowdy and colourful characters that provide, to a reasonable extent, a clear, albeit bloody, insight into the violence-stricken Jamaica of the 1970s and ’80s (the story moves further ahead)...

    Here’s how A Brief History of Seven Killings moves into first gear by virtue of...

  • A leaf from history: Ghaus’ Karachi operation stokes more violence

    Karachi was living a tetchy peace since the April 1985 rioting after Bushra Zaidi was killed in a road accident...

    The raiding team initiated the task under Deputy Commissioner Sardar Ahmad, Sindh IGP, Karachi DIG, and Karachi Corps Commander Lieutenant-General Ahmad Shamim Khan besides a number of officials belonging to anti-land-encroachment department...

  • Book on Lyari sparks debate on old Karachi’s political history

    KARACHI: Speakers discussed the past and present of Lyari, from being cradle of the mainstream politics to turning into a crime-infested gangland at the launch of a semi-autobiographical book written by veteran journalist Latif Baloch...

    Book Lyari ka muqadma sparked a thought-provoking debate on the issue of Balochistan on the larger scope in which many speakers said the persistent insurgency and fragile security situation in the...

  • SC makes history by hearing case at Karachi registry via e-Court system

    The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday, for the first time in the judicial history of Pakistan, began hearing cases via e-Court — a system based on video-link connectivity, the apex court announced in a press release...

    "Today, a three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khosa and comprising Justice Sardar Tariq Masood and Justice Mazhar Alam Khan Miankhel formally initiated the proceedings of cases through the e-Court system at...

  • Karachi violence

    IT is ironic that on the day the army chief was in Karachi to review progress on the law-enforcement operation, an assistant professor was killed on the violence-prone streets of the unfortunate metropolis...

    Dr Syed Waheed-ur-Rehman, who taught at Karachi University and was also a journalist, was gunned down by armed motorcyclists on Wednesday while he was apparently on his way to the varsity...

  • Corps Commander Karachi orders action against elements inciting violence

    Corps Commander Karachi Lt Gen Naveed Mukhtar visited Sindh Rangers Headquarters here today during which he was given a detailed briefing on the Rangers-led operation in the city...

    The Corps Commander condemned the violence in the city yesterday, taking strong exception against “those who incited violence through their speeches and the language they used against Pakistan”...

  • PPP, PTI workers resort to violence in Karachi over decision to hold rally on same venue

    Workers of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) resorted to violence on Monday evening and clashed with each other near the Hakim Saeed Ground in Gulshan-i-Iqbal area of Karachi, where both the parties want to hold a political gathering on May 12...

    PTI Karachi spokesperson Jamal Siddiqui told Dawn that some “PTI workers were hurt during pelting of stones”...

  • Violence revisits Karachi as PTI, PPP workers clash

    KARACHI: After a gap of several months, violence revisited the metropolis when more than half a dozen workers of Pakistan Peoples Party and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf were injured in street clashes on Monday night over the venue of their rallies planned for May 12...

    Another police officer, who wished not to be named, told Dawn that the Karachi commissioner and deputy commissioner of district east had held talks with the organizers of...

  • PTI leaders barred from entering Karachi, Lahore press clubs over member's 'violence' against journalist

    The Karachi and Lahore press clubs have placed a temporary ban on the entry of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leaders in their premises following the alleged assault of a journalist at the hands of a local leader of the ruling party, it emerged on Wednesday...

    A video had gone viral over the weekend of Masroor Ali Sial, a leader of PTI Sindh, entering into an argument with Karachi Press Club (KPC) President Imtiaz Khan Faran during...

  • History on line as Djokovic, Federer get Wimbledon under way

    LONDON: World number one Novak Djokovic and 17-time major winner Roger Federer get Wimbledon under way on Monday with history beckoning for the two Grand Slam A-listers...

    The 29-year-old defending champion currently holds all four majors and if he wins a third successive Wimbledon title and fourth in all, he will become just the second man in history to win five successive Slams...

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