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  • When home is not a home

    They preferred Pakistani schools instead of educational institutions in their home province of Nangarhar, Afghanistan, due to the low standard of education there...

    “I hadn’t lost heart and continued studying in the evening at home after assisting my elder brother as a munshi (record keeper) at his auto-parts shop near the Torkham border during the day,” he told me when I visited the school at Bacha Maina...

  • For Hariri, Saudi Arabia no longer feels like a home away from home

    WHEN I heard that President Macron was ready to whisk Lebanon’s kidnapped prime minister to Paris with his family — victims of the gentlest hostage-taking in the history of Saudi Arabia — I couldn’t but recall what Saad Hariri said to me a few years after he first became Lebanon’s premier in 2009...

    I was sitting in his office in his Koreitem Palace — a vast, ugly monster of a building not far from the Hamra district of Beirut — and I...
  • Home away from home

    Mitharam Hostel, Sewakunj Hostel and Jinnah Courts Hostel were homes away from the home for students of the ’50s, ’60s and early ’70s; these were the golden era of student life...

  • Footprints: Living in a home away from home

    SUMERA Riaz sits gingerly on the edge of the sofa and tells her story...

    It is in the words of a little girl who does not understand much of anything except being torn away from her family, with not much hope of being reunited with them
  • Sikh pilgrims reach a home away from home

    “We always feel Pakistan a home away from home as many temples of our spiritual and religious leaders are here,” group leader Raam Paal Singh told reporters on the occasion...

    A Pakistani driver, who was sent to Attari by the authorities to collect pilgrims and bring them to Wagah and onward, was sent back home by the Indian authorities after his visa was found expired...

  • Veggies and fruit: home-grown and home-made

    With health, environmental and economic troubles, there’s never been a better time to plant a few seeds in your own garden Hafeez Khan, 29, an Islamabad resident, decided to turn to home gardening more than six months ago...

    According to Salma Kamal, project director of Kitchen Gardening Free Lesson and Seeds, a home-based course on social media, the concept took root in the country just two years back...

  • Home sweet home

    Demonstrated successfully in Gulshan-i-Shahbaz (near Hyderabad), Karachi, Gharo, Lahore, Peshawar and other cities, the concept has the potential to be adopted as an option for our cities...

  • Sectarian tension in Hyderabad localities subsides

    HYDERABAD: Residents of Gujrati Para, Gulshan-i-Hamid and some other localities held a protest demonstration after Juma prayers against some statements made by the prayer leader of the Jama Masjid Rais, located in neighbouring Gulshan-i-Rais, a couple of days back...

  • Murder, rape convict executed in Hyderabad

    A man convicted of rape and murder was executed early Tuesday morning at the Hyderabad Central Prison...

    This is the first execution to take place in Hyderabad since 2015, when two death-row prisoners convicted for the 1998 hijacking of a PIA Fokker were executed in Karachi and Hyderabad jails...

  • Anti-drugs rally held in Hyderabad

    HYDERABAD: A rally against drugs was taken out by a number of students of public and private schools and colleges along with scores of police officials on Thursday...

    According to a Hyderabad police spokesperson, district police launched the anti-drug campaign from Nov 17 to 23 in collaboration with the Crime and Human Rights Cell set up at Hyderabad SSP office...

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