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  • Literary luminaries, showbiz glitterati to attend 7th KLF

    She said a new category ‘Italy Reads Pakistan’ had been introduced in which a Pakistani book would be selected and translated into Italian...

    He said every year they tried to do something different and the objective was to discuss important issues, such as this year it would be helpful to know as to what the situation in Tharparkar was or what was Pakistan’s official language...

  • Pakistani showbiz: Mum’s the word

    In Pakistani showbiz, working mums have been somewhat of a rarity...

    When she made her debut in showbiz in the early ’90s, she was already a mum and continues to turn heads to this day with her stunning good looks and acting talent while remaining firmly perched on the top rungs of the success ladder as a celebrity...

  • Victory for Showbiz XI

    KARACHI: In an exciting exhibition match played as part of the two-day Spring Festival 2017 at Naya Nazimabad recently, a Showbiz Eleven beat Ministers XI by nine wickets...

    Kamran Jilani and Salman Saeed from Showbiz XI took 1 wicket each...

  • Comedian laments changing times in showbiz

    KARACHI: Comedian Khalid Saleem Mota on Tuesday lamented the changing times that left senior artists, himself included, with no cash and future when the ailing artist needed it the most...

    He did not want to live on charity but many senior artists, including himself, were not being given work in the country’s flourishing entertainment industry despite their experience and recognised talent, said Khalid Saleem, who made Mota (fat) part...
  • Showbiz pundits waiting for England to fail: Bairstow

    Defeats to Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Australia have left England in a precarious position and they are yet to seal a semi-final spot with two league-stage matches remaining against India and New Zealand...

    “It’s just showbiz, they are paid to have an opinion and if they don’t have an opinion they get sacked...

  • 'Goodbye, my son!' — After spate of attacks, Shias flee Pakistan

    QUETTA: After losing one of his two sons to the worst attack against minority Shias in Pakistan's history, Ali was determined for the other to find a new life abroad...

    Sectarian violence — in particular by hardliners against Shias, who make up roughly 20 per cent of Pakistan's 200 million people — has claimed thousands of lives in the country over the past decade...

  • Shias gather to bury 'heroes' of Saudi mosque bombing

    Both attacks were claimed by the Islamic State (IS) group, which considers Shias to be heretics...

    Saudi authorities spoke of an attempt to provoke sectarian strife, after gunmen allegedly linked to IS killed seven Shias in the Eastern Province town of Al-Dalwa in November...

  • Afghan Shias bury mosque attack dead as toll reaches 28

    In scenes that have become all too depressingly familiar for Shias in the war-torn country recently, wailing mourners gathered at the mosque Saturday to lay the bodies of the dead side by side in graves...

    Shias, a minority of around three million in overwhelmingly Sunni Afghanistan, have regularly been targeted by IS jihadists over the past year, providing a sectarian twist to years of conflict in the war-weary country...

  • 19 of 31 abducted Hazara Shias freed in Afghan prisoner swap: Afghan officials

    Kakar said “these Uzbek militant fighters were detained when they entered Afghan soil from the bordering North Waziristan tribal area of Pakistan...

    Also read: Fearing IS, Afghan Shias seek help from TalibanHazara Muslims are often the target of sectarian violence at the hands of Sunni Muslim extremists in Pakistan, though such attacks have been relatively rare in Afghanistan...

  • Kuwait accuses Hezbollah of training Shias suspected of forming 'terror cell'

    Kuwait has protested to Lebanon over the alleged training by Hezbollah of 21 Shias that were convicted on charges of forming a “terror cell” in the Sunni-majority emirate last month...

    It called on Lebanon to take “necessary measures to curb these disgraceful practices” by Hezbollah as it is a partner in the government, ambassador Abdulaal al-Quenai told the official KUNA news agency...

  • Open sectarianism in Saudi Arabia frightens Shias

    The Oct 16 shooting was the fourth attack by self-styled Islamic State (IS) militants against Saudi Shias within 12 months, leaving 40 dead and unnerving a community whose position in an ultra-strict Sunni kingdom has rarely felt so precarious...

    The fate of Saudi Arabia's 2 million or so Shias is closely watched because of Riyadh's intimate involvement in the region's sectarian conflict through its rivalry with Iran and the teachings...

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