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  • Pir Kaleem elected president as Asma Jahangir's camp sweeps SCBA elections

    The Asma Jahangir camp convincingly won the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) elections held on Tuesday, Oct 31, with Pir Kaleem Khurshid elected as the president, according to unofficial results received late on the same day...

    Pakistan Bar Council vice-chairman Ahsan Bhoon, its members Azam Nazir Tarar and Abid Saqi, former governor Sardar Latif Khan Khosa and Ramzan Chaudhry were among main supporters of Khurshid...

  • Pir Pagara says GDA will form next govt in Sindh

    SUKKUR: Lashing out at the Pakistan Peoples Party’s leaders and its poor governance in the province, Pakistan Muslim League-Functional president and chief of the Grand Democratic Alliance Pir Pagara said on Sunday that the GDA would defeat the PPP in the next general election and form its government in Sindh...

    The spiritual leader of the Hur Jamaat, Pir Sibghatullah Rashdi, said this while addressing a big public meeting of the GDA...

  • Pir Pagara backs Rangers’ stay in Karachi

    KARACHI: PML-Functional chief Pir Sibghatullah Shah Rashdi has cautioned against withdrawal of the Rangers from Karachi or having a confrontation with it...

    Pir Pagara was talking to journalists at an Iftar party he hosted at his Kingri House residence on Sunday...

  • Karachiites happy with Rangers-led operation: Pir Pagara

    KHAIRPUR: Rejecting the criticism of Rangers by the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) over the ongoing operation in Karachi, Pakistan Muslim League-Functional (PML-F) chief and spiritual leader of his Hur Jamaat Pir Pagara has said that the people of Karachi are happy with the Rangers-led operation against targeted killers, terrorists, criminals and corrupt elements...

    Speaking to the media at a gathering held in Pir Jo Goth to mark the...

  • ‘A pir’s curse’

    APROPOS the feature ‘A pir’s curse’ (July 5)...

    In Pakistan, marriages within close family circles are fairly common with devastating results for children born out of cousins’ marriages...

  • How a dead Pir came to haunt an Indian government property in Karachi

    Its writer, journalist Sanam Maher's arduous search revealed that the enclaves housed the Indian consular staff, until they were evicted in 1994 by a fiat of the Pakistan government...

    From 1958 to 1960, when my father was the Deputy High Commissioner for India in Pakistan, we lived in a house in the “Shivaji Park” enclave on Karachi’s McNeil Road...

  • Footprints: A Pir’s curse

    LEGEND has it an elderly pir stopped at a village handpump in Shikarpur district to prepare for prayer...

    The pir looked up and said to the women: you are snickering now but when you deliver the babies you are carrying don’t forget to laugh at home too...

  • Rs25m aid for Baba Bhit and Shams Pir islanders

    KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has sanctioned Rs25 million to provide financial assistance to the poorest of the poor of Baba Bhit and Shams Pir islands and Rs15 million for Lyari in Karachi for Eid celebrations and expenditures...

    The deputy commissioner of west while briefing the meeting participants informed them that as many as 1,985 poor beneficiaries so far had been identified and verified on Baba Bhits and...

  • Conservation: The mystery of Pir Patho

    Pir Patho, which looks like a watchtower or lighthouse, is attributed to Mohammad Bin Qasim because it is apparently located where the young general first set up camp after arriving in Sindh in the 17th century...

    Locals of the area, who believe Pir Patho could have been a mosque’s minaret, have their own interesting story to tell about its origins — that it dates to back to hundreds of years before Mohammad Bin Qasim’s arrival to the...

  • PML-N lawmakers take back resignations after Shahbaz's assurance to Pir Sialvi

    Days after Pir Hameeduddin Sialvi of the Sial Sharif shrine called off a protest aimed at "bringing down the government", the PML-N lawmakers in Punjab Assembly — who had resigned in solidarity with the religious leader — withdrew their resignations on Monday...

    The four MPAs ? Maulana Rehmatullah, Khan Muhammad Baloch, Raza Nasrullah and Nizamuddin Sialvi, who is the nephew of Pir Hameeduddin Sialvi, a former senator — withdrew their...

  • PPP will taste defeat in election, says Pir Pagara

    NAUSHAHRO FEROZE: Chief of the Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA) Pir Sibghatullah Rashidi, com­monly known as Pir Sahab Pagara, has said the general election will be free and fair and the Pakistan Peoples Party will taste a “historic defeat”...

    The GDA comprises Pakistan Muslim League-Functional, National Peoples Party, Qaumi Awami Tehreek, Sindh National Front, Peoples Party (Workers) and some other like-minded groups...

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