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  • 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...

  • Bodies of four minor girls recovered from water tank in Quetta

    QUETTA: The dead bodies of four girls, aged between two and 10, were recovered Thursday from a water tank in the Faizabad area adjacent to Quetta's airport road, said police officials...

    The girls' father, Mehmood Khan, alleged his daughters were initially poisoned by their mother and then thrown into a water tank...

  • Excavation for water tank at Moenjodaro reveals ‘more ruins’

    The excavation was being done for laying the foundation of an overhead water tank opposite the house once used by Sir John Marshall — the director-general of the Archaeological Survey of India (1902-1928) whose exploration work had led to the discovery of the remains of this over 5,000-year-old Indus civilisation — within the DK area of Moenjodaro...

    The culture department had awarded the contract for the construction of the...

  • Basant Festival draws crowd to Lok Virsa

    ISLAMABAD: The National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage, Lok Virsa, organised a one-day Basant Festival on its premises on Sunday, the last day of the chunri and kite making training programme...

    The six-day training programme in chunri (tie-dye) and kite making to mark Basant, was part of a series of programmes that Lok Virsa organised under the title of ‘Craft of the Month’...

  • Basant ban and the loss of livelihood

    LAHORE: The Punjab government brought Basant to a drastic end in 2007 following deaths due to chemicalised twine...

    But the blanket ban did not only contain deaths, it affected every aspect of the huge informal industry that started functioning weeks ahead of Basant...

  • Basant and spring, a heady combination

    KARACHI: Despite basant and particularly kite-flying becoming a much polarised and politicised yearly event, the seasonal festival celebrations at the DA Country & Golf Club on Sunday saw family and friends gather together to celebrate the Basant & Spring Gala 2016 amid much fanfare...

    The festivities were as much an ode to the basant festival as they were in celebration of spring in Karachi which vanishes as quickly as it comes...

  • Lok Virsa celebrates Basant with song competition

    ISLAMABAD: Lok Virsa organised a Basant song competition on Sunday to celebrate spring, featuring several musicians from across the country...

    Executive Director Dr Fouzia Saeed said it was very important to celebrate traditional events such as Basant...

  • No more Basant...

    The grand finale tied to the sport and festival, Basant, meanwhile, has been replaced by a terrible, extremely painful and obviously unwanted annual exercise...

    Each year a few weeks ahead of February, the month when Basant used to take place, there is a flurry of totally unneeded activity...

  • Another year without Basant

    IN a tweet sent on Feb 7, Shahbaz Sharif reiterated his government’s policy of a “complete ban” on Basant in Punjab...

    From what I could gather from court documents and newspaper reports, the early and mid-2000s saw at least 35 people killed due to Basant-related activities...

  • Salam Basant

    Thinking about his promise two days after a minister in Punjab falsely declared a return of the great kite-flying festival, the progressive prime ministerial streak could soon have him talking fondly about Basant...

  • Basant means happiness and all it takes are a few precautions

    It surely does occur to every true Lahori just why do our religious ‘experts’, whom the establishment remains scared of, want Basant banned...

    Punjab notes: Basant: yellow fields and Lahore’s colourless skyFirst they said it was a Hindu festival, which scholars proved as an incorrect assertion because every place on mother earth, all with varying religions, has its Spring Festival...

  • Rawalpindi’s incessant problem with water shortage

    The poor water system in the garrison city has meant good business for private water tanker owners as residents are left with no choice but to buy water for their everyday consumption...

    The demand for water brought in by water tankers has increased, a trend that has persisted in the winter months and even though one tanker of water on average costs Rs1,000...

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