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  • COVER: A life in poems and ghazals

    I skirted clear of an attempt to translate his ghazal poetry published in Khaima-e Siyah (1988) — which is as unique in the Urdu tradition as his nazm — mainly because most of the time language in the ghazal genre is so integrated with the form that severing meaning from the form, through translation, destroys the original...

    Following are excerpts from the interview:There is a separation in the subjects you have handled in your...

  • 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...

  • Mansoor guides KE home

    KARACHI: Opener Mansoor Khan played an exceptional knock to help K-Electric score an unconvincing five-wicket victory over Dubai Hawks in their final-round 20th Hinopak Trophy KCCA Inter-departmental Cricket League at the KCCA Stadium here on Thursday...

    Mansoor struck 11 boundaries and four sixes in making 92 of the 158 runs K-Electric made in 28 overs of their Group ‘A’ clash while losing half their side...

  • Shoaib Mansoor’s film hits censor snags

    KARACHI: Who would have thought that even a filmmaker who enjoys respect across creative, political and social divides in the country would one day be thinking of ways to try and convince the censor authorities not to ban his film from running in cinemas? Writer/director Shoaib Mansoor must be in a spot of bother on Tuesday when he got to know that the Censor Board did not issue the certificate required for the release of a film because of...

  • TTP names successor to APS mastermind Umar Mansoor

    The Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) on Wednesday named a successor for militant commander Umar Mansoor, the mastermind of the Army Public School attack, along with a formal confirmation that he was dead...

    Usman Mansoor Hafizullah will replace Umar Mansoor as the faction's commander in Darra Adam Khel and Peshawar, TTP Spokesperson Muhammad Khorasani said in an email sent to journalists on Wednesday...

  • Shoaib Mansoor to return to cinema with Verna

    Despite the razzle-dazzle, the absence of the writer and director of the film Shoaib Mansoor was conspicuous...

    She replied, “It was amazing,” adding her first job as an actor was in the movie Bol directed by Shoaib Mansoor, so the director was her first teacher...

  • Al-Qaeda's Zawahiri pledges allegiance to Mullah Mansoor

    DUBAI: Al-Qaeda's leader Ayman al-Zawahiri on Thursday pledged his group's allegiance to the new Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansoor who is facing a bitter struggle over his leadership...

    Mansoor, a longtime trusted deputy of Omar, is taking charge as the movement faces growing internal divisions and is threatened by the rise of the self-styled Islamic State (IS) group, which is making inroads in Afghanistan...

  • Mullah Mansoor welcomes Zawahiri's pledge of loyalty

    KABUL: The Taliban's new leader, Mullah Akhtar Mansoor on Friday, welcomed Al Qaeda chief, Ayman al-Zawahiri's pledge of allegiance which could bolster his accession amid a bitter power struggle within the Afghan militant movement...

    Mullah Akhtar Mansoor takes charge as the Islamic State group makes gradual inroads into Afghanistan, challenging the Taliban on their home turf...

  • Muttahida leader Qamar Mansoor released by Rangers

    KARACHI: The Pakistan Rangers informed an antiterrorism court on Wednesday that detained Muttahida Qaumi Movement leader Qamar Mansoor had been released as he was not found involved in any crime punishable under the antiterrorism law...

    The paramilitary force had picked up Mr Mansoor on July 17 during a raid on MQM headquarters Nine Zero in Azizabad and a few days later informed an ATC that he was placed under a 90-day preventive...

  • MQM's Qamar Mansoor sent on transit remand in Rangers custody

    KARACHI: A judicial magistrate has sent Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Rabita Committee's Qamar Mansoor, who was detained during a Friday raid on Nine Zero, on a three-day-long transit remand in Rangers' custody...

    Judicial magistrate district central on special duty remanded Mansoor on Sunday in response to the Rangers' request until courts re-open after gazetted Eid holidays...

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