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  • Purana Qila - the old city’s commercial hub

    Once a large, fortified defensive structure around the city, the famed Purana Qila is now lost among the high-rise buildings that make up Rawalpindi’s commercial hub...

    Before the arrival of the British to the garrison city, the old city was located at Purana Qila and known as Qila Pind Rawal...

  • Pucca Qila wall damage FIR registered

    HYDERABAD: An FIR was registered against a suspect on Tuesday for allegedly demolishing a small portion of the fortification wall of the 18th century Pucca Qila on a complaint of a culture department official...

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  • Court admits case of Pucca Qila wall demolition

    HYDERABAD: The court of civil judge and judicial magistrate-X on Monday admitted for trial the final challan submitted by the Fort police against an accused on charges of damaging a boundary wall of Pucca Qila, a protected heritage site...

    In the challan, investigating officer of the case, Rao Munawar, accused Maqsood Sarwari of damaging the Pucca Qila wall and argued the accused should, therefore, stand trial for the offence...

  • Qila Saifullah surgeon refuses to treat girl injured in accident

    QUETTA: A girl seriously injured in an accident in Qila Saifullah district was brought here for treatment after a surgeon in the district’s government hospital refused to treat her, saying that he was not on duty...

    Police sources said that Naeema was seriously injured after being hit by a speeding passenger coach in Bandat Hamandzai area of Qila Saifullah district...

  • Officials among six kidnapped in Qila Saifullah

    QUETTA: Six people — a general manager, two engineers and a driver of the Balochistan Development Autho­ri­ty (BDA) among them — were kidnap­ped from Qila Saifullah area on Monday...

    BDA General Manger Bacha Khan had gone to Murgha Faqirzai area of Qila Saifullah district with two engineers, a driver, a contactor and another man to inspect an under-construction road...

  • PSP plans ‘people’s court’ in Pucca Qila on 23rd

    HYDERABAD: The Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) on Monday announced its plan to hold ‘people’s court’ in the Pucca Qila ground on Dec 23, when the first ever public meeting of the party is to be held...

    “We will not wait for the 2018 general elections,” he said and vowed to keep raising issues of Hyderabad and Karachi which had become garbage dumps due to neglect by civic agencies and elected representatives...

  • Toll in Qila Saifullah blast rises to six

    QUETTA: Death toll in Thursday night’s explosion in Qila Saifullah has increased to six as officials have found four more bodies in the debris of the house which was destroyed in the powerful explosion...

    An official of Qila Saifullah district administration said that most of the bodies were found in pieces, adding that they were shifted to the District Hospital for identification...

  • SC orders Qila Abdullah police to arrest suspect over marriage proposal threat

    QUETTA: The Supreme Court ordered the Balochistan inspector general and deputy commissioner and police officer of Qila Abdullah district on Wednesday to arrest and produce before it within 10 days a man involved in firing at the house of Obaidullah to pressurise him to marry off his 10-year-old sister with the accused...

    Mr Obaidullah, a resident of the Gulistan area of Qila Abdullah, said in his application that Din Mohammad, an old...

  • The Street Store arrives in Karachi

    KARACHI: From the streets of Rio de Janeiro, Vancouver, Berlin, Manila, Tallahassee, and even Manchester, The Street Store finally arrived in Karachi on Sunday and the precedent it set couldn’t have been more encouraging...

    The world’s first “rent-free, premises-free, free ‘pop-up clothing store’ for the poor” began its journey at Raiti Lines, where early morning a group of like-minded individuals prepped for the arrival of 70-odd...

  • Disney opens its first store in China

    SHANGHAI: Disney opened its first Chinese store on Wednesday, before the launch of its first mainland theme park, as it seeks to sell Mickey Mouse and friends to the Asian giant’s middle classes...

    The 860 square-metre store opened in Shanghai, where the park — initially due to open this year but put back until next spring — is under construction...

  • US plans to store heavy arms in Baltics, E. Europe

    WASHINGTON: The United States plans to store heavy military equipment in the Baltics and Eastern European nations to reassure allies made uneasy by Russian intervention in Ukraine, and to deter further aggression, a senior US official said on Saturday...

    “We will pre-position significant equipment,” the official said, commenting on a New York Times report that the Pentagon was poised to store battle tanks, infantry fighting vehicles...

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