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  • Baloch separatists release video of Allah Nazar claiming he's alive

    ISLAMABAD: Baloch separatists released a video on Thursday purporting to show that their leader Allah Nazar, who the government believed it had killed in a raid in August, was alive and leading the insurgency...

    Balochistan is the poorest and least developed province in the country, and separatists have been demanding an end to what they say is the exploitation of its gas and mineral resources by other parts of Pakistan...

  • Shah Allah Ditta caves to be preserved

    ISLAMABAD: The stalled project of restoring the Shah Allah Ditta caves will be resumed and city managers have also decided on developing a tourist site near the caves, which make up one of the most important heritage sites in the region...

    Also attending the meeting was Deputy Mayor Zeeshan Naqvi who belongs to Shah Allah Ditta...

  • CDA yet to begin preserving Shah Allah Ditta caves

    ISLAMABAD: The change in leadership at the Capital Development Authority (CDA) will not bring any change to the Shah Allah Ditta caves, a historic archaeological site in the federal capital...

    Mr Naqvi, who is from the Shah Allah Ditta area, said the caves have great potential to attract foreign tourism...

  • PM directs CDA, capital administration to develop Shah Allah Ditta caves

    ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed the Capital Development Authority (CDA) and Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) administration to development the historic Buddha Caves in Shah Allah Ditta...

    “The Shah Allah Ditta caves have great potential to attract foreign tourism,” the chief commissioner said, adding that the CDA and ICT administration will carry out civil work and other amenity work while the archaeology department...

  • Akbar shines as Pakistan CC win title

    KARACHI: Pakistan CC, inspired by 93 from Akbar-ur-Rehman, clinched the KCCA Zone-VI Daud Khan Memorial Cricket title after defeating Alamgir Gymkhana by 115 runs in the final played at the KCCA Stadium here the other day...

    Batting first, Pakistan CC collected 285-8 in the stipulated 40 overs with man-of-the-match Akbar striking six sixes and two fours during his dazzling innings...

  • Brazil army chief hails Pak army's achievements in meeting with Gen Raheel

    BRASILIA: Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) Gen Raheel Sharif on Monday met Chief of the Joint Staff of the Armed Forces of Brazil Gen José Carlos de Nardi, who hailed the Pakistan Army's professionalism and operational achievements especially in ongoing counter-terrorism operations...

    According to a series of tweets posted by Director-General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Lt-Gen Asim Bajwa, Gen Raheel was presented a guard of...

  • Artists launch Dil Sey Pakistan song

    ISLAMABAD: Various artists launched a new song, complete with a video, titled Dil Sey Pakistan on Wednesday at the National Press Club to celebrate 70 years of independence...

    The video starts with a scene from a mela where artists are singing the song and features a student of Army Public School Peshawar, Aakif Azeem...

  • Top cueist Hamza Akbar to join British professional circuit

    KARACHI: Reigning Asian snooker champion Hamza Akbar will become the first Pakistani ever to make his mark in the British professional circuit later this month...

    To a question, he said the Pakistan Billiards and Snooker Federation (PBSF) have helped him a lot in getting some cash awards from the private sector...

  • JWP chief Nawabzada Talal Akbar Bugti passes away

    QUETTA: Jamhoori Watan Party (JWP) leader Nawabzada Talal Akbar Bugti passed away on Monday morning from a protracted illness in Quetta's Combined Military Hospital (CMH)...

    At the hospital, Bugti suffered a heart attack which led to his demise, said a report published on Radio Pakistan...

  • Hamza Akbar rewarded for Asian Snooker win

    KARACHI: Asian snooker champion Hamza Akbar added Rs300,000 to his kitty that were doled out by three individuals on his remarkable feat in Kuala Lumpur rece­ntly...

    Raising funds was part of the Pakistan Billiards and Snooker Federation (PBSF) campaign it has launched to help the cueist compete in professional league in England...

  • Poet, educationist Hasan Akbar Kamal remembered

    KARACHI: Friends, colleagues and relatives of Hasan Akbar Kamal, who passed away on July 21, shared their views on the life and work of the poet at an event organised in his memory at the Arts Council on Tuesday evening...

    Dr Fatema Hassan said Kamal belonged to the first young generation of poets of Pakistan [1960s]...

  • COLUMN: HISTORY, ART AND AKBAR NAQVI

    ” [7]Although postcolonial revisionism is characterised by its own peculiar dynamics, the imperative to “other” is a salient, shared characteristic across the board: writing in Dawn, columnist Jawed Naqvi notes, “As in India, rigging the chronology of history has been honed into a craft in Pakistan too, and it is difficult to say who between the two is better in conjuring myths that exhort young minds to violence...

    A recent study in...

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