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  • Book on Yawar Mehdi’s life and times launched

    KARACHI: The media industry in Pakistan considers Yawar Mehdi an icon for his countless achievements and the way some of his students and associates showered praise on the former station director of Radio Pakistan was nothing short of commendable...

    At the launch of Hum Ka Istiyara by Syed Oun Abbas, at the Arts Council on Saturday, people who benefitted from Yawar Mehdi got together to thank him and that included Senate Chairman Mian...

  • Mehdi Raza captures double crown

    KARACHI: Promising Mehdi Raza on Friday equalled the feat of Hareem Anwar by annexing double crown in the Young Stars ranking table tennis tournament at the Sindh Sports Board sports complex...

    Second seed Mehdi first stunned top seed Furqan Patel 11-6, 11-5, 4-11, 11-4 to land boys under-15 title and then went on to clinch the under-18 crown to complete a splendid double...

  • Tanya Wells and Mehdi Hasan

    Simply melodious! It has warmed many a Pakistani heart (on Facebook and Twitter) to see an English folk/alternative singer Tanya Wells sing ghazal maestro Mehdi Hasan’s compositions...

    Last week her video singing, using her guitar, the famous Mehdi Hasan song Duniya kisi ke pyar mein went viral on the Internet, and justifiably so, for two reasons: one, a westerner singing a Pakistani tune; two, she sang it with such mellifluousness...

  • PML-N’s defeat in NA-87: Saira Tarar fails to take benefit of division in Mehdi Bhatti group

    GUJRAT: In a surprising result, the PML-N former federal minister Ms Saira Afzal Tarrar was defeated in NA-87 by her arch rival Shaukat Ali Bhatti of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf by a close margin, despite the division in Mehdi Bhatti group, as the PTI candidate’s paternal uncle Liaqat Abbas Bhatti, a former federal minister, was also in the run from the Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) platform for the only National Assembly seat of...

  • Karachi operation is completely apolitical, stresses Corps Commander Karachi

    KARACHI: Corps Commander Karachi Lt Gen Naveed Mukhtar said Saturday that the Karachi operation is completely apolitical, adding that it will continue without any discrimination...

    Speaking at a seminar organised by the National Defence University at a private hotel in Karachi, the corps commander said, "I assure citizens that our struggle against terrorism will continue unabated...

  • COVER: The heart of Karachi: Karachi Raj By Anis Shivani

    IN his debut novel Karachi Raj, erstwhile critic Anis Shivani depicts a year’s worth of Karachi life as viewed from the differing perspectives of an American anthropologist and a couple of individuals living in the low-income district of the Basti...

    Shivani’s first foray into the realm of fiction intrinsically grapples with an immensely complex topic — the stratified social layers of which Karachi life is composed...

  • Karachi notebook: Is a ‘Naya’ Karachi possible?

    But for the residents of Karachi, the question on everyone’s minds is: will Naya Pakistan also mean a Naya Karachi?By Naya Karachi one does not mean New Karachi, the neighbourhood on the northern tip of the metropolis beyond North Karachi...

    By Naya Karachi, one means a revived, clean and crime-free megacity that can be regenerated from the endless urban sprawl that currently exists...

  • PSP chief accepts Karachi mayor’s offer to help clean Karachi, seeks his removal

    KARACHI: The ongoing war of words between Karachi Mayor Wasim Akhtar and Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) chairman Mustafa Kamal took an intriguing turn on Monday when the city custodian “designated” the latter as “Project Director Garbage on voluntary basis” to clean the city...

    “I, being Mayor of Karachi, hereby designate Syed Mustafa Kamal as Project Director Garbage on [a] voluntary basis with immediate effect until further order,” said...

  • PTI being used in Karachi by-polls, says Hashmi

    MULTAN: Veteran politician Javed Hashmi said the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) is being used in the Karachi by-elections by the forces looking for a solution to the issues of the city...

    “However, the result cannot be predicted as the forces looking to find a solution to Karachi’s problems are once again using the PTI in the by-elections and only God knows what will be the results,” he said...

  • Rise in street crime in Karachi in first 10 days of Ramazan

    KARACHI: As law enforcement agencies count successes in ongoing operation against terrorists, banned outfits and militant wings of political and religious organisations, Karachiites face a sudden rise in street crimes, which has cost four lives so far during the first 10 days of Ramazan and raised fears for the days ahead...

    In 2015, both the security agencies and business community had broken the good news to nation that the...

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