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  • Australia claims foiling ‘terror plot’ to bring down aeroplane

    SYDNEY: Australia has foiled an Islamist-inspired terrorist plot to bring down an aircraft with an improvised explosive device, authorities said on Sunday, after four people were arrested in raids across Sydney...

    Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the plot appeared to be “elaborate” rather than planned by a lone wolf, as security was strengthened at major domestic and international airports across the nation
  • AIG Hamid Shakeel among 3 martyred in Quetta blast

    Additional Inspector General (AIG) Telecommunications Hamid Shakeel and two other police officials were martyred in a suicide attack on Thursday morning in Quetta, according to police officials...

    The blast targeted senior police official Hamid Shakeel who was leaving his residence and was passing near Chaman Housing Scheme at the time, police said...

  • Shakeel, Naveed excel

    LAHORE: Left-arm spinner Mohammad Shakeel shone with four wickets and Naveed Qamar hit a half-century as Pakistan outclassed Sri Lanka by 102 runs in their opening match of the 1st Asia Cup Deaf T20 Cricket Cup at the LCCA Ground here on Wednesday...

    Batting first, Pakistan collected 174-7 with Naveed cracking 52 from 33 balls with the help of four boundaries...

  • Munawar Shakeel: Cobbling his way to five award-winning books

    In the small suburban town of Rodala, located in Jaranwala, Faisalabad, there sits a cobbler in the main bazaar, Munawar Shakeel, who has been repairing the shoes of the villagers for three decades now...

    He has also received awards from organisations such as Ashna-e-Saandal Bar, Pakistan Writers’ Guild, and Punjabi Sevak...

  • Shakeel shines in Eureka CC win

    KARACHI: Junior international Saud Shakeel shone with the bat and ball as Eureka Cricket Club defeated Kashmore CC by five wickets in Dr...

    Eureka CC in reply raced to victory in 14 overs, thanks to fine batting by Shakeel who hit two sixes and one four in his stay at the crease...

  • Shakeel Afridi's family denied new identity cards, claims lawyer

    Pakistan has reportedly refused to grant identity cards to the family of Shakeel Afridi, the jailed doctor who helped the CIA hunt for Osama bin Laden, his lawyer said, effectively denying them passports and voting rights...

    Last year a US threat to cut aid to Pakistan saw a tribunal slice 10 years off his sentence — but since then US pressure for his release has tapered off...

  • No deal with US to hand over Dr Shakeel Afridi, FO insists

    The Foreign Office (FO) on Thursday denied rumours that the sudden decision to move Dr Shakeel Afridi, who was imprisoned for his alleged links to a banned militant group, from Peshawar to Adiala jail was part of a possible deal with the United States government...

    Addressing a weekly briefing, FO spokesman Dr Muhammad Faisal insisted that government authorities were not planning to swap Afridi for Aafia Siddiqui — who is currently...

  • Comedy troupe Bhai Log Company is ready for a comeback

    A comedy troupe trusted to take the mickey out of those in the limelight, the Bhai Log Company has announced its comeback in a teaser image put up on its Facebook page and website...

    "We're sticking to our usual themes like the social divides in Pakistan and extremism," shared troupe member Kamran Bozai about their latest act, which has been tentatively titled The Langar Games, adding that of course fake degrees and jailed models will...

  • Comedy legend Jerry Lewis dies at 91

    Veteran American entertainer Jerry Lewis, whose goofy brand of physical comedy endeared him to millions in a career spanning six decades, died on Sunday aged 91, his agent told AFP...

    Honoured with accolades at home and abroad, including a nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1977, Lewis became known as much for his tireless efforts to promote awareness of Muscular Dystrophy as for his unique brand of physical comedy...

  • EXHIBITION: REIMAGINING DIVINE COMEDY

    Artist Adeel uz Zafar’s Hell, Purgatory and Paradise show, exhibited at the Fost Gallery in Singapore recently, is yet another spin on Dante Alighieri’s epic poem The Divine Comedy...

    One of the great classics of world literature The Divine Comedy spans Dante’s journey through the three afterlives of Hell, Purgatory and Heaven...

  • 6 Pakistani comedy shows that need to make a comeback

    Laughter is the best medicine they say, but in a country like ours where real life is often more ridiculous than reel life and everyday news stories make you ROFL, comedy shows don't stand a chance...

    Or do they?The recent surge in comedy-based shows like Bulbulay, Dugdugi, Namak Paray and Ye Meri Family has one wondering whether humour is just another avenue for misogyny on TV...

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