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Family, friends mourn as Sabika Sheikh is laid to rest in Karachi

Shehbaz Khan Thousands of people gathered at Hakim Saeed Ground on University Road to join the funeral prayers of Sabika Sheikh, after which she was laid to rest in Azeempura graveyard. Sabika, a 17-year-old Pakistani student who went to Texas on an exchange programme, died on Friday. Her classmate, 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis, opened fire in…

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May 23, 2018

 

Exams delayed, madrassa students get three-day break as Karachi heats up

The intermediate board and Karachi University delayed their exams scheduled till May 24 while madrassas gave a three-day off to their students in Karachi on Monday (today). The temperature in the city is all set to compete with the hottest day of the year. On Sunday, the city braved the hottest day of the year…

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May 21, 2018

 

Summer vacations come early for schoolchildren in Sindh

  Recent bouts of intense weather have proven to be a blessing in disguise for schoolchildren in Sindh. Summer vacations are expected begin on May 14 this year, as opposed to June. Generally, summer break is through June and July, with schools reopening from August 1 or later. This year, summer vacations will be from…

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May 7, 2018

 

Budget 2018-19: It’s going to cost you more to get married now

With prices of furniture, jewelry and catering set to go up after budget 2018-19 passes, weddings are sure to become expensive for Pakistanis.  Prices of wood and foam have been increased in budget 2018-19. With the government set to discourage imports in the budget, furniture is bound to cost more. “Everything that is used in…

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April 26, 2018

 

English, Sindhi to replace Urdu in Sindh University signboards

JAMSHORO: The language of all the Urdu signboards and building names of University of Sindh and all its campuses will be changed to English and Sindhi, said a notification issued Thursday. “It is notified for general information of all that the signboards and building titles in the University of Sindh, Jamshoro and its all campuses…

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April 19, 2018

 

Chacha Cricket, Chacha Pakistan join hands

Chacha Cricket and Chacha Pakistan have been Pakistan’s most passionate cricket fans. The duo can be seen traveling around the globe to demonstrate their support for the Men in Green.  The two again joined hands in National Cricket Stadium which is hosing an international T20 series after nine years.

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April 2, 2018

 

T20: Fans invent new chants to demonstrate support for Pakistan

Children are ecstatic that they will be able to watch their heroes live in action at the National Stadium when Pakistan take to the field against West Indies in the first T20 match. “We are very excited to have come to the stadium to watch the game,” a family told SAMAA TV. “We have prepared…

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April 1, 2018

 

PSL: Traffic jam in Gulshan-e-Iqbal as routes to National Stadium sealed

Routes leading to the National Stadium have been sealed, resulting in traffic jam on alternative routes Security drills for PSL are happening at the National Stadium. The roads from Dalmia, Hassan Square and KDA Chowrangi leading towards the National Stadium were sealed with trucks and water tankers. Commuters travelling to and from Gulshan-e-Iqbal were left…

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March 22, 2018

 

KU sexual harassment committee records student’s statement

University of Karachi’s sexual harassment committee has recorded the statement of the student who said a teacher harassed her Nasreen Aslam, who is in charge of the committee, said the student’s statement had been taken on phone. “The teacher’s statement will be recorded in a few days,” she said. Earlier, she had shamed the students…

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March 16, 2018

 

Third KU complaint of harassment emerges

A third complaint of sexual harassment, this time from a teacher, has emerged at the University of Karachi On Wednesday, a student accused her professor of propositioning her. Protests have erupted. “One person has been defaming the entire department and for many years,” said a teacher on Samaa’s Awaz program on Friday. “My old batch…

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March 16, 2018

 

KU ‘harassment’ prof still teaching

The Karachi University professor who is facing accusations of harassing his students is still teaching classes. The administration has served him notices to explain his position. The FIA Cyber Crime circle has asked the student to record her statement. “Since I’ve been to class yesterday, my head has been bowed with shame,” said Prof Zubair…

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March 16, 2018

 

Sexual harassment: KU students protest against teacher

University of Karachi students said a professor harassed and blackmailed them. They began to protest Friday “We want justice,” they shouted during the protest at Arts Lobby. They carried placards saying #SpeakUp. A professor was served notices by the administration and sexual harassment committee as more students said he harassed and threatened them. A student…

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March 16, 2018

 
 
 
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