Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) supporters took to the streets in Lahore,Karachi,Islamabad and Mardan,pressing the poll body to hold re-election or recount of votes in constituencies “rigged by PML-N,MQM and ANP”.
In Karachi,PTI activists defied the section 144 imposed by the government,and gathered in their hundreds to block the Shahrah-e-Faisal in . . . →Read More:PTI challenges election results in four cities
HE’S LOST 819 OF HIS PARTY COLLEAGUES TO TERRORISM,AND SURVIVED AN ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT IN 2008. WE RECENTLY SPOKE WITH ASFANDYAR WALI KHAN,CHIEF OF THE TALIBAN-THREATENED AWAMI NATIONAL PARTY,WHICH GOVERNED KHYBER-PAKHTUNKHWA PROVINCE UNTIL MARCH,ABOUT SATURDAY’S ELECTIONS AND MORE. EXCERPTS:
The ANP has been mercilessly attacked by the Taliban in the run-up to . . . →Read More:ASFANDYAR WALI KHAN –till the last man standing
By Enum Naseer
Feelings of doom and gloom continue to overshadow Pakistan’s success with democracy. With the country just days away from its moment of truth- the elections,enthusiastic political advertisements continue to consume much of the space on print,electronic and social media to promise peace and prosperity. Yet,the economy of Pakistan stands in . . . →Read More:Mirage Revisited
A major earthquake struck a region near the Iran-Pakistan border on Tuesday,killing 34 people in different parts of Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan province,officials said.
The worst-hit areas from the 7.8 magnitude quake were reported to be close to the Pakistan-Iran border.
Officials confirmed to Dawn.com that up to 34 people had died due to . . . →Read More:34 dead in 7.9 earthquake
KARACHI: One of Lyari’s most notorious gangsters,Arshad Pappu,was reportedly killed alongside his brother and three gang members on Sunday. But while law enforcement officials confirmed the development,they themselves had not seen the bodies and chose to rely solely on eyewitness accounts.
“We have yet to see Pappu’s and his associates’ bodies,” Kalakot police . . . →Read More:Karachi’s most notorious gangster killed
By Arsla Jawaid
A city which has become prone to targeted killings,bomb blasts and abductions,Karachi continues to burn without leaving any significant impact,except the loss of countless lives and further deterioration of the state of law and order. Engagement parties at heritage sitescontinue in full jest,with the police force overwhelmingly deployed to . . . →Read More:Abbas Town tragedy:we had it coming
The 4th Karachi Literature Festival is set to start from February 15 at the Beach Luxury Hotel. The event,which is held in collaboration with Oxford University Press,has been extended to three days this year and will last till February 17.
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Urban violence has become a permanent affliction in Karachi. Anyone explaining the roots of this violence to you would say ‘it’s complicated’ – and that is indeed an accurate summary of the bloodshed that erupts across the city in random spurts. The plague of violence in Pakistan’s biggest city and commercial hub is multifaceted. From . . . →Read More:Karachi calling
The draft bill of the Right to Education Act has been modified – only five percent of the original 10 percent students of private schools will be provided free education.
A panel of educationists prepared the draft bill for Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah,who returned it with instructions to modify certain clauses.
. . . →Read More:Draft bill for free education in private schools modified