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  • Ainak Wala Jinn’s ‘Bil Batori’ is no more

    LAHORE: Actor Nusrat Ara, who played a popular character in a children’s television play, commonly known as Bil Batori, passed away on Saturday...

    She acted in several plays such as Uchay Burj Lahore Dey, Alif Laila, Masi Chalako to name a few...

  • Ainak Wala Jinn staged at RAC

    RAWALPINDI: A classic Pakistan Television children’s programme called Ainak Wala Jinn was staged at the Rawalpindi Arts Council (RAC) on Tuesday, in connection with the Punjab culture department’s attempts to revive theatrical performances...

    At the RAC, PML-N MNA Tahira Aurangzeb attended the performance, accompanied by Punjab Council of the Arts Deputy Director Khawaja Nazarul Islam and RAC Resident Director Waqar Ahmed...

  • Election and qeema wala naan

    LAHORE: The poor old qeema wala naan has suffered more than its share of the taunts over its association with politics during all these years...

    A hassle-free offering quite popular among Pakistanis and a favourite here in Lahore, the naan is quite often used to symbolise the incentive or bribe politicians offer to woo people to their side...

  • US president stumbles on Indian names, ‘Chai Wala’ in cricket stadium speech

    Cheered by more than 100,000 people at the opening of the world’s largest cricket stadium, Trump tried to praise his host, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, for achieving high office despite his humble origins as a tea seller, or “chai wala”...

    He started out by his father’s side as a ‘chee wala’, a tea-seller,” Trump said, drawing laughter, cheers and jokes on Twitter...

  • Delay at D-Chowk: PTI announces Lahore rally on Oct 9

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) has postponed its October 4 sit-in scheduled to be held at Islamabad's D-Chowk, party's central organising committee told media on Tuesday...

    The announcement came after local administration on Wednesday reminded the PTI that gatherings and processions in the Red Zone are prohibited and further said that the party will now hold the rally in Lahore on October 9...

  • Wrong map: court moved for case against CM Punjab

    LAHORE: A sessions court on Thursday issued a notice to the capital city police officer (CCPO) on a petition seeking registration of a case against Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and others for publication of ‘wrong map’ of Pakistan in Class-VIII geography book...

    Advocate Rizwan Haider filed the petition and told the court that he had submitted an application to the CCPO for registration of a case against the chief minister and...

  • Qavvali at the chowk

    The Pakistan Chowk Community Centre (PCCC) on Saturday evening organised a qavvali performance by Subhan Ahmed Nizami at the chowk...

    One doesn’t know whether the people who run shops around the chowk had any idea as to what was about to take place there...

  • Footprints: D-Chowk commission

    But the piles of mud, dug out to create the underground tunnel for the construction of the metro-bus project at D-Chowk, are still there on Thursday morning...

    Except for the PTI, the PML-N and the JI, no party has sent any significant member to represent it, though former Punjab governor Latif Khosa argues on behalf of the Pakistan People’s Party, and PPP dissident Dr Safdar Abbasi appears in his personal capacity...

  • Pakistan Chowk Community Centre inaugurated

    KARACHI: As Pakistan Chowk is a symbol of the city’s rich cultural and historical fabric, the inauguration of the Pakistan Chowk Community Centre (PCCC) on Wednesday was another step by concerned citizens and activists to reclaim the space long usurped by increasing violence, hoards of waste and gentrification...

    She said that the project became a part of the lives of those living near and far from Pakistan Chowk...

  • Work begins on renaming historic Fowara Chowk

    BAHAWALPUR: In the light of the court order, the process to change the name of Fowara Chowk to Khatm-i-Nubawat Chowk has been initiated...

    Municipal Corporation Mayor Aqeel Najam Hashmi told Dawn on Friday that in pursuance of the verdict of a division bench of the Lahore High Court’s Bahawalpur bench in an intra-court appeal (ICA), the Local Government and Community Development Department has been assigned the task...

  • Mukka Chowk minus Altaf Hussain

    KARACHI: Mukka Chowk with the symbolic golden fist attributed to the first prime minister of Pakistan Liaquat Ali Khan’s furious gesture towards India, and which over the years people saw as Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s symbol of strength located in the centre of their stronghold Azizabad, was on Thursday found mysteriously stripped off all the posters and pictures of the party founder Altaf Hussain...

    Later, in the evening it was also...

  • Full mobile signals at D-Chowk

    ISLAMABAD: Though mobile phone services have been suspended across the city to hinder communication between the supporters of Mumtaz Qadri, who are staging a sit-in at D-Chowk, the only place in the federal capital where there is full cellular reception is D-Chowk...

    When asked, Mr Raza agreed that mobile phone signals were strong at D-Chowk and that protesters had no problems communicating...

  • August 14 preparations: The sea of green at Pakistan Chowk

    This is the Paper Market at Pakistan Chowk, where hundreds of vendors have set up stalls, selling special merchandise to celebrate Pakistan's 68th Independence Day...

    Being here at Pakistan Chowk, amidst those sights and sounds; seeing people purchasing flags and badges of their beloved nation, with speakers around me blaring national songs – along with the nostalgia, there is a profound sense of comfort in all this...

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