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Shahjahan Khurram

The writer is a journalist and used to be associated with SAMAA TV.

Victim blaming is a widespread ill, says Meesha Shafi

Pakistani model, singer and actress Meesha Shafi said on Tuesday that victim blaming was a widespread ill that ultimately endorsed predatory behavior towards women.  Meesha Shafi was responding to a tweet discussing a recent scandal in which an examiner is accused of sexually harassing 80 female students in a private college. She said that ultimately…

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May 29, 2018


Imran hails KP-FATA merger as a huge victory for Pakistan

The passing of the KP-FATA merger bill is a huge victor for Pakistan which will ensure that the problems of the people of FATA will be solved, said the cricketer-turned-politician, on Thursday.  “This is an important victory for Pakistan,” he said. “Had this decision not been taken, a void would have been created in the…

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May 24, 2018


Avenfield reference: Maryam records statement, slams JIT for being ‘partial’

Maryam Nawaz recorded her statement in the Avenfield reference on Thursday, accusing the JIT members of being partial and leveling false charges against her father.  “I never said that I was the beneficiary owner of the London flats,” she said. “Wajid Zia was not impartial–Bilal Rasool is also the supporter of a political party.” Maryam…

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May 24, 2018


Cyclone making its way towards Karachi, warns Met Office

The Meteorological Office has warned that a cyclone is making its way towards Karachi.  According to a statement from the Met Office, the cyclone is developing in the Arabian Sea. The cyclone is making its way towards the coast of Oman, which lies at a distance of 200 kilometers from Karachi. The Met Office has…

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May 22, 2018


PPP representatives have no respect for women, says Nusrat Sehar Abbasi

PML-F representative Nusrat Sehar Abbasi said that PPP leaders have no respect for women.  “I showed them shoes today because this is what they deserve,” she said. “They don’t know how to respect their own mothers and sisters. In the past as well, they’ve talked about sending women to chambers.” Nusrat Sehar Abbas was referring…

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May 19, 2018


Here’s proof why the Neelum Valley picture is fake

The Neelum Valley picture supposedly clicked right before the bridge collapsed, is a fake one. The tour guide in the picture spoke to SAMAA TV to say that he was alive and well.  “I took a group to Neelum Valley three weeks ago,” said Abu Zar, the tour guide. “We were 125 people and I…

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May 14, 2018


Zulfiqar Mirza, PPP to hold separate rallies in Badin

Reported by: Mandro Former home minister Sindh Dr Zulfiqar Mirza is gearing up to make his return to the political arena with a protest against load shedding and water shortage in Badin on Tuesday.  The former Sindh home minister will address a rally in Badin on Tuesday, May 15 two days after the PPP organises…

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May 12, 2018


Fatima Jinnah’s vintage cars restored to original condition

Fatima Jinnah’s 1955 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible and her 1965 Mercedes Benz 200 have been restored to their original condition after they were left to be ruined at Mohatta Palace.  Mohsin Ikram, chairman of the Vintage and Classical Car Club, took the initiative to restore the two cars back to their stylish condition. “After the…

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May 10, 2018


Explainer: How Zia-ul-Haq’s remnants are damaging Pakistan

Mubashir Lucman talks about how two politicians who were promoted by former military dictator General Zia-ul-Haq, Altaf Hussain and Nawaz Sharif, have damaged Pakistan over the years.   

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May 9, 2018


‘Avengers’ muscles rivals aside to continue box office dominance

“Avengers: Infinity War” flexed its considerable muscle anew this weekend in North American theaters, pulling in a robust $112.5 million and leaving other top films in its dust, according to industry estimates. The three-day take by the Disney/Marvel superhero epic gave it the second-highest second weekend of all time, behind only “Star Wars: The Force…

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May 6, 2018


Women tie nooses around their necks to demand Bahawalpur province

Women tied nooses around their necks to demand Bahawalpur province as Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif visited the city, on Saturday.  Employees of the Agriculture Board’s women department tied nooses around their necks to demand a separate Bahawalpur province on the occasion of Shehbaz Sharif’s visit.  

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May 5, 2018


China’s Xi, India’s Modi seek new relationship after summit

The leaders of China and India agreed to open a new chapter in their relationship on Saturday after an informal summit, just months after a dispute over a stretch of their high-altitude Himalayan border rekindled fears of war. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi spent around 24 hours in the central Chinese city of Wuhan for…

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April 28, 2018


US weekly jobless claims fall to lowest level since 1969

New applications for U.S. unemployment benefits dropped to their lowest level in more than 48 years last week, suggesting that March’s slowdown in job growth was probably temporary. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits fell 24,000 to a seasonally adjusted 209,000 for the week ended April 21, the lowest level since December 1969, the Labor…

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April 26, 2018


Five regional teams set to clash as Pakistan Cup begins

Pakistan Cup one-day tournament will begin in Faisalabad from Wednesday. Five regional teams including Federal, Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan will participate in the fifty-over tournament. This was confirmed by the PCB. The matches will be played at Iqbal Stadium Faisalabad at 2.30pm. The final will be played on May 6, 2018. Imad Waseem…

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April 25, 2018


SC says no billboards, Karachi says no problem, builds walls

A ban is no fun unless you can find a way around it without getting burned.  Karachi’s advertisers were crestfallen in 2016 when the Supreme Court banned billboards and hoardings. Not long after, though, some genius who read the judgment found a loophole: billboards were banned—not walls. By the end of 2017, if you passed…

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April 23, 2018


Sindh Games 2018: Athletes attempt dangerous jumps–only to land on low quality mattresses

A video has been doing the rounds on social media in which athletes taking part in the Sindh Games 2018 can be seen attempting a dangerous jump over the net–only to land on low quality mattresses.  With a budget of Rs 40m, one would certainly expect organisers to arrange better mattresses that would ensure safety…

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April 21, 2018


PM Abbasi unveils five-point tax reforms

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi unveiled his five-point tax reforms that included an amnesty scheme, advance tax on declared properties and other things. 

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April 5, 2018


Samaa cartoon

Cartoonist Sabir Nazar’s latest offering focuses on Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

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April 4, 2018


8 tips to watch the Pakistan-West Indies clashes hassle-free

KARACHI: International cricket has returned to the city after nine long years and Karachiites can’t wait to fill those enclosures to witness the match live. Watching the match live is an experience in itself–but here are eight tips to ensure you don’t get bogged down and enjoy the match hassle-free.  1. Leave early for the…

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April 2, 2018


Amjad Sabri’s murderers get death penalty

The two militants found guilty in the murder of famous qawwal Amjad Sabri have been given the death penalty, according to the ISPR.  Mohammad Asim and Mohammad Ishaq were found guilty in the assassination of Amjad Sabri. Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa confirmed the death sentences of 10 militants on Monday including Asim and…

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April 2, 2018


Afridi fan holds up ‘Mujhay Kyun Nikala’ placard for him

KARACHI: A Shahid Afridi fan held up a ‘Mujhay Kyun Nikala’ placard for the cricketer to let the world know how much he missed him.  “I miss Shahid Afridi very much hence this ‘Mujay Kyun Nikala’ placard is for him,” he said. The phrase was made famous after former prime minister Nawaz Sharif was dismissed…

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April 2, 2018