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  • Call for cleaning Nehr-i-Khayyam, Boat Basin

    KARACHI: A group of civil society members gathered at the tip of the ‘ganda nala’ at Nehr-i-Khayyam in Boat Basin on Saturday evening to launch a campaign against the sewage, filth and negative impact it was having on children and the environment...

    We are simply trying to highlight the issues of the common man living around Nehr-i-Khayyam and Boat Basin,” said Shaikh Shafqat Ellahi...

  • Music legend Khayyam dies at 92

    NEW DELHI: Legendary music composer Khayyam who passed away at 92 in a Mumbai hospital on Monday would have continued to announce himself as Sharmaji were it not for friendly poets he respected who prompted him to come clean...

    Eventually, it was in Dilip Kumar starrer Footpath that Khayyam, prompted by Majrooh Sultanpuri and Ali Sardar Jafri, took the credit for the musical score as himself...

  • Shahrukh helps Omar Colts upset Omar CC

    KARACHI: In a stunning turnaround, Omar Colts upset odds to shock fancied Omar CC by 23 runs to qualify for semi-finals of the Omar Associates 31st Karachi Gymkhana Ramazan Cricket Festival here on Tuesday...

    After opting to bat first in the opening quarter-final fixture at the Karachi Gymkhana Ground, Omar Colts rode on a brilliant undefeated innings of 71 from Shahrukh Ali to collect 144-7 in the stipulated 20 overs...

  • Several hurt in Abu Dhabi restaurant blast, police say gas fault likely

    Several people were injured on Monday in an explosion that was likely caused by gas lines in a restaurant in the United Arab Emirates’ capital Abu Dhabi, the police said in a statement...

    The blast hit KFC and Hardees restaurants on the city’s Rashid bin Saeed Street, Abu Dhabi-owned The National daily said, adding that other retail outlets were also damaged...

  • Imran, Nisar in ‘chance encounter’ at Islamabad restaurant

    ISLAMABAD: The two old friends and now arch-rivals — Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chairman Imran Khan and former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan — had a chance encounter at a restaurant here on Monday night...

    However, he confirmed that the two were present at an Italian restaurant in F-7 Sector at the time of dinner...

  • SC orders de-sealing of Monal Restaurant in Islamabad

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the de-sealing of Islamabad's Monal Restaurant, suspending the January 11 Islamabad High Court order of sealing and taking over possession of the restaurant situated in the picturesque Margalla Hills...

    The IHC had on Jan 11 ordered capital authorities to seal Monal Restaurant and take control of the Margalla Greens Golf Club built on encroached land...

  • JuD to hold vicarious funeral for Mullah Omar in Islamabad

    ISLAMABAD/QUETTA: Jamaatud Dawa (JuD), a self-proclaimed charity working in Pakistan, announced holding vicarious funeral prayers for the deceased Taliban chief tomorrow afternoon in an Islamabad mosque...

    Mullah Omar’s death was officially announced by Afghanistan on Wednesday, after a BBC report had cited unnamed Afghan sources saying Omar had died 2 to 3 years ago...

  • Congresswoman Ilhan Omar lands in Islamabad

    WASHINGTON: Ilhan Omar, who made history as one of the first two Muslim women elected to the US Congress, arrived in Islamabad early Wednesday on a four-day visit to Pakistan...

    Ms Omar and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, elected in 2018, are the first women to represent Muslims in Congress...

  • In rich Qatar, an Indian restaurant lets poor eat for free

    DOHA: In a dusty corner of Qatar's booming capital, a sign outside a modest restaurant popular with migrant labourers reads: "If you are hungry and have no money, eat for free!!!"Sixteen kilometres (10 miles) from the gleaming glass towers of Doha, one of the richest places on the planet, sits the “Industrial Area” of small-scale workshops, factories and low-cost accommodation...

    It is at the margin of Doha life, both geographically...

  • ‘Hit man’ held in raid on MNA’s restaurant

    KARACHI: The Rangers on Friday claimed to have arrested a suspect during a raid carried out on Thursday night on a Clifton restaurant owned by a Muttahida Qaumi Movement lawmaker...

    The paramilitary troops raided the restaurant of MQM MNA Syed Ali Raza Abidi and took into custody his cousin and some other persons...

  • This Pakistani restaurant in Vienna runs on trust

    In Austria, one set of restaurant owners has introduced yet another dimension to the dining experience — the concept of a 'suggested donation' at an eatery...

    'Der Wiener Deewan' in Vienna is a Pakistani restaurant based on a pay-as-you-wish concept: diners pay according to what they thought the food, quality and experience of their meal was worth...

  • 18 dead in attack on Burkina Faso restaurant

    Security forces in Burkina Faso's capital ended an assault Monday against suspected jihadists who opened fire on a restaurant in a “terrorist attack” that left at least 18 people dead, the government said...

    The attack that began Sunday night in a Turkish restaurant popular with foreigners also left a dozen people injured, while two assailants were later killed, Communications Minister Remis Dandjinou said...

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