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  • Woman reports rape in Gujar Khan

    ISLAMABAD: A 25-year-old woman on Sunday complained to the capital police that she was raped by three men in Gujar Khan...

    The complainant said she belonged to Gujar Khan but was currently living in the federal capital...

  • Terror bid foiled in Gujar Khan, suspected terrorists traced

    RAWALPINDI/GUJAR KHAN: A plan to attack a religious gathering on Saturday night was foiled by the police who seized 15kg of explosive material...

    Regional Police Officer (RPO) Mohammad Wasal Fakhar Sultan told Dawn a religious gathering organised by members of the Shia sect with close to 400 participants was underway in Dhoke Hayat Ali area of Gujar Khan when police officials patrolling the area on a motorbike spotted two suspicious...

  • Independents likely to join ruling party camp in Gujar Khan

    GUJAR KHAN: The 19 councillor seats at the Gujar Khan municipal committee saw tough contests, resulting in the victory of nine PML-N candidates, seven independents, two PTI candidates and one PPP candidate...

    PML-N’s Sahahid Saraf is eyeing the office of chairman of the Gujar Khan municipality...

  • 19 relatives of 2 patients contract Covid-19 in Gujar Khan

    GUJAR KHAN/RAWALPINDI: Nineteen more relatives of two coronavirus patients tested positive in Gujar Khan after their test reports were released on Monday, Chief Executive Officer Health Rawalpindi Dr Sohail Chaudhry said...

    A woman, who had returned to Ferozaal village from France had tested positive and is still under treatment at a Rawalpindi hospital...

  • Italy to cooperate with Pakistan in stone sector

    ISLAMABAD: The Mar­ble Association of Italy has agreed to help Pakistan for the development of marble and granite sectors, in addition to establishing a technical and scientific international trade centre in the country...

    The Memorandum of In­te­nt was signed here on Monday between Pakistan Stone Development Comp­any (Pasdec) and the Marble Association of Italy, and has already been appr­oved by the federal cabinet...

  • Israel declares stone-throwers terrorist, approves 20 years prison

    A stone-thrower is a terrorist and only a fitting punishment can serve as a deterrent and just punishment,” Israel’s Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked, of the far-right Jewish Home party, said in a statement...

    Also read: Israel responsible for Gaza shelter attacks: UN reportConfrontations between Palestinian youths and Israeli police routinely degenerate into violent clashes, and stone-throwing has been a symbol of Palestinian...

  • Owners of stone-crushing plant booked

    TAXILA: The police on Thursday booked the owner of stone crushing plant and his son after the tragic incident in which two labouers were killed and five others injured by falling debris during blasting at the Margalla Hills in Thatta Khalil area on Wednesday evening...

    The FIR registered against Nazar Hussain and his son Kashif Nazar under section 322 and 201 CrPC is the first ever case registered against any stone crushing plant...

  • Emma Stone, single again?

    The girl with the brightest and biggest eyes in Hollywood, Emma Stone, and her boyfriend, actor Andrew Garfield (The Amazing Spider-man) are in a relationship that’s now as wobbly as the Titanic was after hitting the iceberg!Sources close to the couple say that lately the two have been squabbling a lot and seeing things in different directions...

  • Stone’s JFK can be credited for Kennedy documents release

    Oliver Stone’s barely factual retelling of a prosecutor’s effort to prove the CIA killed Kennedy grossed hundreds of millions of dollars, and pushed Congress to order the release of nearly all assassination documents within 25 years, or by Thursday...

    In his defence, Stone never claimed the film he directed and co-wrote was truth...

  • NON-FICTION: A GOD IN EVERY STONE

    Memorial Stones: Tharparkar by Zulfiqar Ali Kalhoro, published by the Endowment Fund Trust for Preservation of the Heritage of Sindh, provides an extensive survey of a centuries-old tradition within the Tharparkar region — that of stone markers to (usually) commemorate graves...

    It is also interesting to know that these markers represent a largely Hindu heritage, and constitute a little-explored cultural and historical aspect of...

  • Festival to teach children traditional embroidery, stone-carving

    ISLAMABAD: Lok Virsa inaugurated a five-day children training program in ‘Embroidery and Stone Carving with Artisans’ on Tuesday in collaboration with the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) as part of its ongoing ‘Craft is Knowledge’ series...

    The program is aimed at promoting traditional skills, encouraging master artisans and raising awareness among the younger generation about the craft heritage of Pakistan...

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