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  • REVIEW: What really is in a name?:Names by Tariq Rahman

    ASK anyone in Pakistan or elsewhere the process of how he/she was named, and there is a little bit of a history attached; often times simple, sometimes a bit complicated but mostly quite interesting...

    Naming trends in Pakistan vary greatly amongst social strata, across provincial and ethnic lines, religious inclination, urban and rural divide, family lineage, and have differed over time...

  • Killers of Perween Rahman nabbed, Supreme Court told

    ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court was told on Tuesday that the principal accused behind the murder of director Orangi Pilot Project (OPP) Karachi, Perween Rahman, had been arrested and efforts were on to arrest 11 other absconding accomplices...

    Ms Rahman who served as the director OPP Karachi was killed on March 13, 2013 while going home from her office...

  • Budding singer’s tribute to Rahman Baba

    PESHAWAR: Rising Pashto Sufi singer Ali Baba Khan released his video titled ‘Malang Abdur Rahman’ to pay tribute to legendary 17th Sufi poet Rahman Baba here on Sunday...

    Ali Baba Khan is a goodwill ambassador of Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) and also runs his own property business in Islamabad and Peshawar...

  • Suspect remanded in Perween Rahman murder case

    KARACHI: The administrative judge of antiterrorism courts remanded on Wednesday a suspect in police custody in a case pertaining to the murder of renowned social activist Perween Rahman...

    The investigating officer produced the suspect before the court and submitted that the suspect was one of the absconders in Ms Rahman’s murder case and sought his custody for questioning as well as to arrest the other absconders...

  • A tribute to Shams-ur-Rahman Faruqi on his 82nd birthday

    Shams-ur-Rahman Faruqi is one of the most awe-inspiring critics and scholars in the world of Urdu literature today...

    On Shams-ur-Rahman Faruqi’s 82nd birthday, Anjuman Taraqqi-i-Urdu Hind’s research journal Urdu adab — published from Delhi under the editorship of Ather Farouqui — has published a special section on him...

  • Edhi, Perween Rahman praised for services to humanity

    KARACHI: Services of Abdul Sattar Edhi and Perween Rahman were recalled on Wednesday at a talk titled ‘Saving humanity: remembering legends of Pakistan’...

    While sharing aspects of her younger sister Perween Rahman’s life, writer and researcher Aquila Ismail said that Perween’s was a simple but complicated life...

  • Rahman Baba Urs concludes with Pashto mushaira

    PESHAWAR: Poets and devotees from parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Fata, Balochistan and Afghanistan gathered at the shrine of Sufi poet Rahman Baba here on Sunday to pay their tributes in befitting words...

    The three-day Urs celebrations started on Friday and concluded on Sunday at Rahman Baba shrine in Hazarkhawani...

  • Rahman first Bangladeshi to qualify for Olympics

    DHAKA: Golfer Siddikur Rahman has become Bangladesh’s first athlete to qualify for an Olympics after finishing 56th in the final eligibility rankings for the Rio Games...

    Bangladesh has been given four wild card spots for next month’s Games so far, with swimmers Mahfizur Rahman Sagor and Sonia Akter Tumpa, archer Shyamoly Roy and shooter Abdullahel Baki set to represent their country in Rio...

  • Ayesha Omar and Azfar Rahman

    Last week, the showbiz fraternity of Pakistan received a shock when they heard that two of their colleagues, actress and singer Ayesha Omar and actor Azfar Rahman, got injured in a car accident on their way to Hyderabad from Karachi...

  • REVIEW: In the name of freedom:Ahfazur Rahman's Sub Se Barri Jang

    AHFAZUR Rahman’s 590-page tome is the second book to come out in recent months on Pakistani journalists’ struggle for press freedom...

    There is a major difference, though: Dr Khan’s work covered the press scene in South Asia since the days of the East India Company, while Rahman’s book concerns itself solely with the 1977-78 movement...

  • ‘ANP man linked to TTP’ held for Perween Rahman’s murder

    KARACHI: Police on Saturday arrested a suspect allegedly involved in the murder of prominent social activist Perween Rahman, who headed an institution involved in regularisation of slum areas and provision of drinking water and other welfare activities...

    Ms Rahman, director of the Orangi Pilot Project Research and Training Institute, was gunned down by armed pillion riders in an attack on her car in Orangi Town in March 2013...

  • Bangladesh executes top Jamaat leader Motiur Rahman over '1971 war crimes'

    Motiur Rahman Nizami, leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was hanged at a prison in the capital Dhaka, just days after the nation's highest court dismissed his final appeal to overturn the death sentence for atrocities committed during the country's 1971 war...

    The 1971 conflict, one of the bloodiest in world history, led to the creation of an independent Bangladesh from what was then East Pakistan...

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