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  • FOOTPRINTS: YOUR RISHTA HAS ARRIVED

    MUDDLED by thoughts reflective of years spent in mental exhaustion for being the only unmarried girl in her large family, 28-year-old Shehla is confounded by an email notification that reads “your rishta has arrived...

    ”For Shehla, the word rishta [proposal] is a grim reminder of her insecurities and shortcomings...

  • Advice: The weekly rishta parade

    There a literally a million and one reasons why someone may not take the rishta to the next stage...

    I wish there was a better way to hack this arranged marriage rishta roller coaster...

  • A year on: Are we prepared for another Karachi Airport attack?

    It has been one year since the Jinnah International Airport (JIA) of Karachi came under a deadly attack by militants on the night of 8th June, 2014...

    The horrific event tarnished the image of one of the largest cities in the world and in the aftermath of the terrorist attack, some international airlines decided to wrap up their operations in Karachi — crippling the already declining air traffic at the airport...

  • 'Militant' wanted for Karachi airport attack, SP Aslam murder killed in Sukkur shootout

    A 'highly wanted militant' suspected of involvement in several incidents of terrorism including the 2014 Karachi airport attack, the Mehran base attack and the murder of Superintendent Police Chaudhry Aslam was killed in a Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) 'encounter' in Sukkur on Sunday night, police said...

    AIG Abbasi said the encounter took place in Sukkur on leads provided by four militants recently arrested by the CTD in...

  • Karachi airport attack suspects acquitted in shootout case

    KARACHI: A sessions court on Wednesday acquitted three airport attack suspects in a case pertaining to a shootout with police near Saddar...

    The accused persons said to be associated with the Al Qaeda and Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan were charged with allegedly attacking a police party and engaging them in a shootout near Saddar in order to escape on Oct 15, 2014...

  • 27kg heroin recovered from PIA aircraft at Karachi airport

    KARACHI: Pakistan International Airline’s (PIA) maintenance crew on Wednesday discovered 27 kilograms of heroin on board a PIA aircraft...

    The heroin was concealed in lavatory panels, and was discovered while routine maintenance was being carried out at the PIA hangar at Karachi’s international airport...

  • ‘Airport-like terrorism plot foiled’, 11 suspects held in Karachi

    KARACHI: Police on Thursday claimed to have foiled a “major terrorism plan” in Karachi after they arrested nearly a dozen suspected militants associated with the Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) and Lashkar-i-Jhangvi (LJ) following an encounter that left a policeman wounded...

    They were planning a “deadly assault” like the June 2014 airport attack to occupy “key and sensitive government buildings”, officials said...

  • 105 phones recovered from passenger at Karachi airport

    KARACHI: Customs authorities at Jinnah International Airport caught a passenger on a flight from Dubai to Karachi with 105 cell phones concealed on his body in an apparent attempt to transport them illegally...

    Muhammad Ali Shah who was travelling to Karachi on flight EK-600 had strapped 105 cell phones on his body to hide them, Customs Chief Media Officer Syed Muhammad Irfan Ali said...

  • A leaf from history: The botched Pan Am plane hijacking at Karachi airport

    On the calm, humid early morning of Sept 6, 1986, a division of Pakistani commandoes stormed a hijacked Pan Am aircraft at the Karachi airport...

    The aircraft was a regular Pan American World Airways 747-121, which had left India’s Sahar airport near Mumbai a day earlier for an onwards journey to Frankfurt, Germany and was to culminate at the John F...

  • Small aircraft crashes at Karachi airport

    KARACHI: A small chartered aircraft with 21 people on board crashed from a height of about 25 feet seconds after taking off from the Jinnah Inter­national Airport on Friday mor­ning, leading to the closure of runway for more than five hours...

  • Rangers’ official dies mysteriously near Karachi airport

    KARACHI: An official of Pakistan Rangers, Sindh, died from a bullet wound while performing his duty near Karachi airport on Monday, officials said...

    The paramilitary force official, identified as Jan Khan, was performing his duty near the parking area of the airport when he received a bullet in the chest, said Malir SSP Rao Anwar...

  • Plugging loopholes two years after Karachi airport attack

    KARACHI: “They have removed the old guards around Gate C, also known as Paan Gate, through which paan is brought into the airport,” said Ali Raza, one of the survivors of the airport attack in 2014, adding that five of the 10 militants used the same gate to enter the airport...

    Two years after the incident, “the gate has been barricaded to enhance [airport] security, with younger recruits and a police mobile standing outside,” he...

  • Bodies of 10 Karachi airport attackers to be exhumed for DNA tests

    KARACHI: A medical team, under the supervision of a judicial officer, will exhume the bodies of 10 attackers of Karachi airport attack case on Nov 22 for identification...

    Around 10 heavily armed militants stormed Karachi airport in June 2014 and were killed by army commandos and personnel of other security forces during an operation lasting about five hours...

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