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    Small Home Plans In Pakistan

  • Ain’t got no home: 512 workers families to lose shelter as govt plans flats’ demolition

    FAISALABAD: Hundreds of families of workers living in Koh-i-Noor Flats, Madina Town, for years are having sleepless nights and restless days as the district government is planning to displace them by demolishing the ‘fragile structures’ they have been residing in for decades...

    More than 4,000 people are living in 512 flats allotted to workers in 1975 just off the Susan and Jaranwala roads
  • When home is not a home

    TORKHAM: It was an emotional sight for Shahabuddin, principal of a private school in the Bacha Maina village at the Torkham border, when the Afghan students at his school presented a salute to Pakistan’s national flag and then sang the national anthem when they were allowed to rejoin their school after a ban of nearly five months...

    As many as 350 Afghan students, studying in three private schools in Torkham, were restricted from...

  • For Hariri, Saudi Arabia no longer feels like a home away from home

    WHEN I heard that President Macron was ready to whisk Lebanon’s kidnapped prime minister to Paris with his family — victims of the gentlest hostage-taking in the history of Saudi Arabia — I couldn’t but recall what Saad Hariri said to me a few years after he first became Lebanon’s premier in 2009...

    I was sitting in his office in his Koreitem Palace — a vast, ugly monster of a building not far from the Hamra district of Beirut — and I...
  • IDPs: Home away from home, or is it?

     Over the past six years, the people now living at the Durrani camp, like hundreds and thousands of people across north-western Pakistan, were forced to flee for their lives due to the lethal mix of terrorism, sectarian killings and army operations launched to remove extremists from Pakistan’s soil...

    Between 2009 and 2014, the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan and other militant groups waged a war in the region triggering a massive...

  • Home away from home

    Mitharam Hostel, Sewakunj Hostel and Jinnah Courts Hostel were homes away from the home for students of the ’50s, ’60s and early ’70s; these were the golden era of student life...

    The Mitharam Hostel occupies a very significant place in the history of Pakistan’s student life...

  • Footprints: Living in a home away from home

    SUMERA Riaz sits gingerly on the edge of the sofa and tells her story...

    It is in the words of a little girl who does not understand much of anything except being torn away from her family, with not much hope of being reunited with them
  • Sikh pilgrims reach a home away from home

    “We always feel Pakistan a home away from home as many temples of our spiritual and religious leaders are here,” group leader Raam Paal Singh told reporters on the occasion...

    He said the Sikh community always tried to promote peace and good relations between Pakistan and India...

  • Footprints: Home away from home?

    This small caravan moves towards the hall of the Dietrich-Keuning Haus a few metres away...

    Victor Kidess, who is in charge of the cultural centre, welcomes the refugees and says they’re now home...

  • Veggies and fruit: home-grown and home-made

    With health, environmental and economic troubles, there’s never been a better time to plant a few seeds in your own garden Hafeez Khan, 29, an Islamabad resident, decided to turn to home gardening more than six months ago...

    Unlike the West, kitchen gardening has only recently gained some acclaim in Pakistan...

  • Happy to play a small part in bringing cricket back to Pakistan: Faf Du Plessis

    South Africa's Test and T20 captain Faf Du Plessis, while talking to Dawn on Saturday, said that he's happy to play a small part in bringing cricket back to Pakistan...

    "I imagine that the Pakistani people would be super excited because they've been waiting for this for a lot of years," Du Plessis said, adding that he understands that the World XI coming to Pakistan is a "huge thing" for the country...

  • Small slice for poor in Pakistan's growing economic pie

    INEQUITABLE access to assets, market and human development not only persists in Pakistan, but is also reinforced every day by a confluence of unequal relations in roles, functions, decisions, rights and opportunities...

    Access to material resources, mediated through different socio-cultural institutions in Pakistan, is creating fundamental inequalities of wealth and income...

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