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  • The village that saw the beginning of Islamabad

    The Shakarparian Hills Park, now known largely as a tourist attraction, was once only a small village...

    Prior to the establishment of Islamabad in 1960, the area was known as the home of Syed Mehmood Shah, the father of Shah Abdul Latif Kazmi Bari Imam, before whose birth he moved to the Baghan village – what is now known as Aabpara...

  • Mumtaz Qadri buried in ancestral village near Islamabad

    RAWALPINDI: Thousands of supporters of Mumtaz Qadri, the killer of former Punjab governor Salman Taseer, gathered Tuesday for his funeral in his ancestral village in Bara Kahu area, close to Islamabad...

    Security was beefed up in Islamabad and Rawalpindi, with thousands of policemen guarding buildings and lined along the route taken by Qadri's funeral procession, AFP reported...

  • SC gives SOS Village Islamabad custody of Tayyaba

    ISLAMABAD: Exercising parental jurisdiction, the Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered for custody of Tayyaba, a 10-year-old who was employed as a maid and allegedly abused by her employer, to be given to the SOS Children’s Village in Islamabad for two months...

    The SC order stated: “Without undermining the status of Sweet Home, we direct the concerned authorities to move Tayyaba from Sweet Home to SOS Children Village Islamabad with...

  • Two children die as water tank crashes in Thatta village

    THATTA: Two children died and six other people were injured when a concrete-made water tank built about eight feet above the ground burst and crashed minutes after its inauguration in Haji Mubarak Jokhio village near Shora Mori town on Monday evening...

    A large number of men, women and children from the village had gathered at the site when a mobile tanker pulled up to fill the tank...

  • Palestinian village braces for Israeli demolition

    SUSIYA: Residents of this dusty village are bracing for Israeli bulldozers to come and knock down their makeshift homes of tarp, wood and wire any day now...

    Consisting mostly of tents, and without running water or electricity, the village has nonetheless risen to international prominence in recent weeks as it braces for a round of decisive demolitions after three decades of legal battles with the Israeli government...

  • PSIC to establish ‘Gandhara Art Village’ in Taxila

    Plans to establish the showcase, called the ‘Gandhara Art Village’, were announced by the Punjab Small Industries Corporation (PSIC), and will provide a platform for the export of such products as well as a window into the rich cultural heritage of Taxila...

    While highlighting the art village, Butt said a training centre, common facility centre, display centre and design centre would also be established in Taxila...

  • Sports goods manufacturers demand incentive package, ‘football village’

    SIALKOT: Sports goods manufacturers and exporters on Friday demanded a special incentives package for the Sialkot-based industry, with special focus on setting up a ‘football village’ with training and development facilities...

    He floated the idea of establishing an international standard football village at Sialkot which would have latest training and development facilities...

  • Inferno destroys village in Shangla district, 20 injured

    At least 20 people were injured as huge fire destroyed an entire village comprising 22 houses in the Shangla district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Thursday, DawnNews reported...

    The fire initially broke out at a house in the Kas Manz Kaly village due to an electric short circuit and quickly engulfed the neighbouring houses, police said...

  • Moon village the first stop to Mars: European Space Agency

    Setting up a permanent village on the moon is the first step towards exploring Mars, the European Space Agency said on Thursday as plans to reach and colonise the Red Planet gathered pace...

    “There are a series of missions planned to the moon over the next 10 years, and all these missions will create a movement, a momentum, and will create a wealth of data that will enable building the village,” he added...

  • Solar energy panels given to Kaghan village

    MANSEHRA: The Rabt Development Organisation, working for the uplift of marginalised segments of society, has supplied electricity to 140 mud houses in the remote Battakundai village of Kaghan valley...

    “We have lighted up 140 houses of this remote village by solar energy panels...

  • PTI holds another big show in Dadu to welcome 25 village elders to party

    DADU: The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) staged another big show in Dadu district — its second in recent months — on Friday when 25 politically influential village elders along with their followers and supporters announced their decision to stop supporting the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and join hands with PTI chairman Imran Khan in his struggle against massive corruption in the country...

    The participants held public meetings at...

  • School in Shangla village remains incomplete since 2005

    SHANGLA: The residents of Ranzro village in Chakesar tehsil here have demanded of the provincial government to order completion of the lone government primary school for boys which has been left incomplete by the contractor since 2005...

    “Our village has been kept deprived of the basic right of education in this modern era,” Ziaur Rehman, a local, lamented while talking to Dawn on Sunday...

  • Suicide attack kills 9 in Syria's Golan Heights village

    A suicide car bomb attack killed nine people in a government-held village in Syria's Golan Heights on Friday, state media said, reporting clashes between government forces and militants afterward...

    State news agency SANA said the car bomb hit the outskirts of the village of Hader, which lies near the disengagement line that divides the Syrian-controlled part of the Golan from that occupied by Israel...

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