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  • Hockney presents ‘Bigger Book’ at world’s largest book fair

    FRANKFURT: David Hockney presented the largest book ever devoted to his art on Tuesday, a limited-edition volume costing $2,500 that spans more than 60 years of work by one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century...

    “David Hockney: A Bigger Book” — a collaboration with publisher Taschen —weighs 35 kg (77 pounds), measures 50 by 70 cm (20 by 28 inches) when closed and comes with its own custom-made stand...

  • Seven shops gutted in Landhi market blaze

    KARACHI: At least seven shops were gutted as fire broke out in a timber market in Landhi area of Karachi on Wednesday evening, according to officials...

    The market mostly contained shops selling wooden stuff and mats, causing the fire to spread rapidly...

  • NHA razes shops along KKH amid traders’ protest

    ABBOTTABAD: The National Highway Authority assisted by the district administration on Tuesday started an anti-encroachment drive on the Karakoram Highway from Muslimabad to Salhad here in connection with widening of the road, bulldozing at least 15 shops and cabins and removing hoardings and signboards amid resistance by the shop owners...

    The shop owners alleged they were not served prior notice by either the NHA or the district...

  • Primary school being run in rented shops

    Students in Swat village demand school buildingThe school has no building for which two shops along the dusty road have been rented where 90 students of six classes from class-I to fifth sit and get education...

    “My brother pay the monthly rent of the two shops for the school,” said Mohammad Roshan, a resident of Sherabad village...

  • 21 shops gutted

    BAHAWALPUR: Clothes, cosmetics and other articles worth over Rs20m were reduced to ashes when 21 shops of the Peshawar Bara Centre near Shehzadi Chowk were completely gutted at night...

    The shops contained imported as well as smuggled goods, including shoes, chemicals and other material...

  • Shops, valuables gutted in Vehari

    VEHARI: Fifty makeshift shops and valuables worth millions of rupees were burnt when a fire broke out at the Dewan Sahib Market in Burewala, some 50km from here, on Tuesday morning...

    Sahoka Station House Officer Zulfiqar Ali said the Dewan Sahib Market caught fire on Tuesday morning and most shops were burnt to ashes before any rescue team reached the site...

  • Fire at 40 makeshift shops

    GUJRAT: A fire erupted on Monday in makeshift shops at the Model Bazaar on GT Road, reducing to ashes clothes, blankets, shoes and other valuables worth more than Rs10 million...

    Reports said as many as 40 shops were hit by the blaze, damaging clothes, blankets, shoes and other valuables...

  • ‘Jalalabad gang’ targets jewellery shops

    FAISALABAD: Police are in search of a gang that belongs to Jalalabad, Afghanistan and has plundered jewellery from shops in Faisalabad and other parts of Punjab and KP...

    Two members of the gang who were working as guards at jewellery shops in Faisalabad have been arrested and they have revealed about the gang which operates in police uniform...

  • Two shops robbed

    TAXILA: Two shops were robbed at gun point in Wah Saddar police area while a man was crushed to death in Hassanabdal on Wednesday...

  • Over 25 shops looted in yet another market burglary

    KARACHI: More than 25 shops in a Lines Area market were burgled on Tuesday, triggering a protest by traders who blocked the main road and chanted slogans against the police, officials said...

    They said the traders of old Shahabuddin Market who were relocated to a temporary market constructed in Lines Area along main Preedy Street, found the locks of their shops broken when they came there for their regular business on Tuesday...

  • 28 shops gutted in Anarkali blaze

    LAHORE: Twenty-eight garment shops were gutted in a fire at Muhafiz Plaza in New Anarkali on Monday...

    It engulfed the ground floor of the building which had garments and embroidery material shops...

  • Over 40 houses, shops destroyed in Badin village

    BADIN: A big fire that broke out in Haji Gul Mohammed Mallah village, located at zero point, some 50km from here, destroyed more than 40 thatched houses, shops and other structures on Tuesday...

    Mithan Mallah, Umar Mallah and other activists of the Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum (PFF) speaking to local reporters said that the affected families suffered a collective loss of around Rs2 million as all their domestic articles, cash and...

  • Traders protest ‘illegal’ shops in Khar bazaar

    KHAR: The traders and political activists staged a protest demonstration here on Tuesday against the local administration for supporting construction of shops ‘illegally’ in front of the existing markets in Sadiqabad Bazaar...

    The protesters chanted slogans against assistant political agent Khar subdivision Mohammad Ali Khan for his alleged support to the land mafia for constructing new shops in front of the existing ones in Sadiqabad...

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