Tahir Ali

  • TISLAMABAD - The Islamabad Literary Festival (ILF) is reviving the spirit of art and culture and shows dynamic, vibrant and lively aspects of Pakistani society, according to prominent literati participating in the event.“I think this literary festival is a resounding success; it shows that the ...

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  • TIslamabad - Following the resounding success of the previous editions, 3rd Islamabad Literature Festival (ILF) was inaugurated here at a local hotel on Friday. The festival has been expanded to three days and visitors will have a chance to listen to and interact with as many as 175 authors, ...

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  • TIslamabad - The residents of twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad have welcomed the visit of Chinese President Xi Jingping to Pakistan and hoped that Chinese investment will boost the country’s economy and help end the power shortage.President Xi Jingping during his two-day visit to ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The US predators’ recent airstrikes in North Waziristan Agency have killed 50 members of Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) including its deputy chief Ustad Ahmad Farooq and Qari Imran, the outfit’s incharge of Afghanistan, according to organisation’s official ...

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  • TIslamabad - As the artisan Arab Khan, 70, is one death bed, there is no one left in Shimshal, a large Wakhi-speaking village in Gilgit-Baltistan, to weave ‘Patti’ (woven strip made of yak wool) from ‘Sargaz’ (a kind of knitting thread). The people of Shimshal villages weave ...

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  • TIslamabad - “Trade community is the backbone of country’s economy but the government does not recognise its importance,” said Muhammad Ashfaq, a shopkeeper at Super Market Islamabad who was allegedly humiliated by Capital Development Authority (CDA) task force in front of his ...

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  • TIslamabad - “Islam is peace and Pakistan is peaceful” is the message of Hafiz Muhammad Sajjad Khan Moosa who has covered a distance of hundreds of miles to reach Islamabad from Lahore while travelling by his handcrafted 48 feet long pentacycle.Sajjad Moosa, 24, who is a graduate in arts ...

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  • TIslamabad - As the 10-day Lok Mela at Shakarparian is under way, Punjab Pavilion offers the visitors with wide range of colourful and dazzling crafts with vibrant and energetic traditional folk music of the area.The Punjab Pavilion is truly a window to the cultural diversity that exists in the land ...

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  • TIslamabad - For Ustad Daryian Khan, music is more than passion and never-failing friend which can comfort and calm uneasy soul. “I have devoted my life to music and the art of making musical instruments and want to spread a message of love, peace and happiness,” he said.Daryian Khan, ...

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  • TIslamabad - A 10-day folk festival, popularly known as Lok Mela, dedicated to the dying crafts of Pakistan began here on Friday.The Lok Mela, which is an annual event of Lok Virsa, is showcasing a special exhibition of dying crafts of the country together with mesmerising culture ...

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  • TIslamabad - With the arrival of spring, the season of peace and colours, Faqir Zada sets up a stall along roadside near Fatima Jinnah Park and starts selling sunglasses. Sunglasses of different styles and shapes are available at his stall.“I have been selling sunglasses since 2005,” ...

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  • TIslamabad - In what could be well described as height of financial mismanagement, the legal department of the Capital Development Authority (CDA) has been waiting for their salaries for the last six months, it has been learnt.According to sources, the lawyers engaged in the legal department of the ...

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  • TIslamabad - “Buy things from here and don’t tell anyone that you are wearing second-hand clothes. With such stuff you can compete with your brand-oriented co-workers and friends,” said Muhammad Maroof, a university student who was looking for second-hand jeans in ‘landa ...

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  • TIslamabad - Following attacks on churches in different parts of the country, the members of Christian minority living in Islamabad feel themselves insecure while going to churches for religious activities, particularly worship services.On Sunday last, March 15, a pair of Taliban suicide bombers ...

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  • TIslamabad - To condemn the Taliban’s attacks on two churches in Lahore, which left 15 people dead and more than 70 injured, local Christian community, members of civil society and political parties’ activists on Monday gathered in front of National Press Club (NPC) here and chanted ...

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  • TIslamabad -  “I am waiting for a van but all the passing vehicles are packed to the capacity. On the other hand, it is raining and the passenger shed is roofless,” said a lady commuter standing in front of Melody Market who was going to Rawalpindi from his workplace in ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif said that the terrorists would find no place to hide themselves and be hit wherever they are found.The army chief made this statement during his visit to North Waziristan Agency along with Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Tahir Rafique Butt ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Following successful military operations against them in the tribal areas of the country, Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Jamaatul Ahrar (JuA) and Lashkar-e-Islam (LeI) on Thursday announced forging an alliance for their ‘survival’ and vowed to carry out joint missions ...

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  • TIslamabad - “Give me in the name of Allah. The exorbitant bill of electricity has compelled me to beg,” an old man in his late seventies, sitting outside a mosque in G-9/4, was imploring each and every worshiper coming out of the mosque at night time.Covering his body against chilly ...

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  • TIslamabad - “In early 80s my father migrated to Pakistan. I was born in Sadda Town of Kurram Agency. After the death of my father in 1992, we moved to Rawalpindi and I started work in an automobile workshop. I married during my stay in Rawalpindi and have fathered four children. My children ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - “In early 80s my father migrated to Pakistan. I was born in Sadda Town of Kurram Agency. After the death of my father in 1992, we moved to Rawalpindi and I started work in an automobile workshop. I married during my stay in Rawalpindi and have fathered four children. My children ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Religious minorities in Pakistan have urged the government for the enforcement of five percent job quota in true letter and spirit. The lack of implementation of minorities’ quota has resulted in social, legal and political alienation of the non-Muslim communities who feel being ...

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  • TIslamabad - Religious minorities in Pakistan have urged the government for the enforcement of five percent job quota in true letter and spirit. The lack of implementation of minorities’ quota has resulted in social, legal and political alienation of the non-Muslim communities who feel being ...

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  • TIslamabad - With the objective of tracking challenges faced by the youth of Pakistan, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on Thursday set out its vision and aims for Pakistan’s National Human Development Report (NHDR) 2015 on youth during a ceremony in Islamabad.  The NHDR ...

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  • TIslamabad - Sexual abuse and violence against women continue unabated in the federal capital as the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) police registered 156 cases ranging from the crime of rape to selling and buying women for the purposes of prostitution in the year 2014.The statistics pertaining to ...

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  • TIslamabad - Without carrying out bureaucracy reforms, the 18th amendment will not bring any tangible change in the power structure of the governance of the country, said Dr Mohammad Waseem on Friday.“The 18th amendment requires strengthening of the provincial civil service and it demands ...

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  • TIslamabad - As the traffic signal at a crossing near Shakarparian over Faisal Avenue turned red, Mahiuddin, in his early 40s, suddenly squeezed the brakes of his bicycle; the rear wheel started skidding but he managed to stop his bike just ahead of a car. After a while, the green light appeared and ...

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  • TIslamabad - After unloading ‘Lathi’ from the packsaddle of his animal, Dur Rahman, 57, and his camel moved forward and paid ‘Salam’ to the mausoleum of Shah Abdul Latif Kazmi, popularly known as Bari Imam Sarkar. “I asked Sarkar to bestow health, wealth and Iman ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - An intense gun-battle erupted between the fighters of Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan and Islamic State in Nangarhar province on Tuesday that left several militants injured. According to the sources, the clashes started Tuesday morning when the fighters of Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan ...

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  • TIslamabad - Dealers of consumer electronics in twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi are seeing surge in the sale of television sets leading up to International Cricket Council (ICC) Cricket World Cup 2015, co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand, which starts on Saturday (February 14).The cricket ...

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