Tatheer Islam

Tatheer-ul-Islam Siddiqui is Karachi -based journalist and has worked with major news channels of Pakistan. He is currently associated with Samaa TV as Senior Content Editor. His areas of interests include social sector and politics.

Kala Pathar banned to stop suicides in southern Punjab

The government of Punjab has banned the use of Kala Pathar that is being consumed to commit suicide after Samaa brought the issue to light. Most such suicides took place in southern Punjab where Kala Pathar i.e. paraphenylenediamine can be purchased at Rs10. On daily basis, at least three people are drinking this poison to…

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Pakistan observing Kashmir Solidarity Day

Kashmir Solidarity Day is being observed today across the country including Azad Jammu and Kashmir to condemn the ongoing state terrorism and violence by the Indian Army in Occupied Kashmir. A resolution to this effect was adopted in a special meeting of the federal cabinet held in Islamabad on Monday with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan…

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Video: Stadium fight between two women

Two women sitting in stadium fought against each other over a seat. The security men intervened. But, the two would not reconcile. Both the women came to watch first Twenty20 between Pakistan and West Indies on Sunday.

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Funeral procession passes through sewage; Samaa receives footage

Footage of another funeral procession through a sewage-filled street came to the fore Tuesday a week after Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar took suo motu notice of a similar incident. Samaa received the footage that shows funeral procession passing through a street flooded with sewerage in Zahidpura, Okara. The footage shows a…

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Peshawar Zalmi, Islamabad United to practice at National Stadium

Peshawar Zalmi and Islamabad United, two former champions of the Pakistan Super League, will enter the final showdown of the third edition of the tournament at National Stadium on March 25. The two finalist teams will hold practice session today at the stadium. All six overseas players of the United’s squad have arrived in Karachi…

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Every single Pakistani is in debt Rs130,000: Imran Khan

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan said the incumbent government of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz took record loans in the history of the country. “More loans were acquired in Nawaz Sharif’s era than in Zardari’s as debts worth approximately US10,000 billion were taken in Sharif’s era,” said Khan while addressing a press conference in Islamabad. “Every single…

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Sheikh Rashid reacts to Captain Safdar’s criticism

Chief of Awami Muslim League Sheikh Rashid said Chief Justice of Pakistan should pick the fair and transparent government; this is what he means by ‘judicial martial law’. “Captain (rted.) Safdar believes that I rebelled against the Constitution. He learned the word ‘rebellion’ while enjoying the 21-vehicle protocol,” he said while reacting to the PML-N…

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Watch: Most dramatic last over in PSL history

The first eliminator of Pakistan Super League between Peshawar Zalmi and Quetta Gladiator culminated in the last over when the latter needed 25 runs off six balls. Anwar Ali and Mir Hamza came in to bat in the last over facing Zalmi’s Dawson. Watch what happened here. 

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Naqeeb Mehsud’s father thanks Supreme Court over arrest of Rao Anwar

Haji Khan Muhammad, the father of Naqeebullah Mehsud thanked Supreme Court and hoped that it would give him justice in the case of his son’s extrajudicial murder. “20 million people of Pakistan stood by us for the cause,” Naqeeb’s father said while standing outside the premises of the apex court after the court ordered to…

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The teen brides of Sukkur

Report by: Sahil Jogi SUKKUR: Underage girls aged between 12 to 13 years are still being married off in Sukkur’s surroundings. The age-old tradition of watta-satta (barter) marriages is still practiced in Panjaghar, a village in Sukkur, Sindh. The law has practically no hold in the area as personnel from Sadhuja police station dread stepping…

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It Was Zainab Everywhere

By Tatheer ul Islam Having arrived at home from work yesterday, I was heavy at heart over the incident that took place in Kasur where a minor girl was dishonored. I did not feel a bit like to take my night meal. She was a little girl of seven years. With both my children sitting…

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Open letter from little Zainab

By Tatheer ul Islam Dear world,  I am Zainab. I am seven years old. I was the eighth child of my parents. I live in Kasur. I was assaulted by beasts in human garb who murdered me mercilessly. He said to me he will offer me my favorite candies and will take me to the…

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New breed of billboard appears in Karachi

Supreme Court of Pakistan slapped a ban on billboards to be fixed on Karachi roads. However, the large adverts have surfaced in altogether new way in the mega city in defiance of the apex court’s order. Know more from Aneeb Azam as to what is happening in Karachi.

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PSP-MQM alliance: Battle of Karachi throne begins

With apology to Shakespeare, ‘Uncertainty Thy Name Is Politics’ especially when it comes to Pakistan which saw a U-turn late Wednesday as Muttahida Quami Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) and Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) joined hands for the upcoming elections. Addressing a joint press conference, top leaders of the two parties i.e. Farooq Sattar and Syed Mustafa Kamal…

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Who is Arsala Saleem—Maryam Nawaz’s escort before JIT?

ISLAMABAD: Who is Arsala Saleem—lady police officer who will accompany Maryam Nawaz as she appears before the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) tomorrow (Wednesday)? The lady officer came to media limelight during Tayyaba torture case some days ago as she accompanied the little girl to Supreme Court of Pakistan and Islamabad High Court. She has been…

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Fostering Team Work

I along with all fellow workers went to a personal development workshop arranged by our Samaa TV on Saturday at a local upscale hotel. The phenomenally funtabulous funshop under the aegis of Funverks—named Renovate, Innovate—proved immensely fruitful for the participants. The trainer, Mr. Farhad Karamaly possesses special credentials in pulling things off to a complete…

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Open letter from a woman who wails for her children

Can anyone forget the mother who hit the most brutal and most effective slap on the justice system of the country? Standing in front of a judge in a courtroom, the woman appeared the most cognizant of the judicial system that stands subservient to the overbearing political elite, select aristocratic class, and self-conceited clerisy. She…

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Pervaiz Rashid dismissal —a futile govt attempt

The government decided to put on exit control list a journalist hailing from daily Dawn for publishing a report that India and the United States leveraged to malign Pakistan Army as the report wrongly depicted the army in collusion with the banned outfits. The controversial report published in national daily Dawn on October 6 pertained…

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Confusion and waning hopes after Quetta blast

By: Tatheer-ul-Islam Complacency that we arduously weaved around us and that was fast slipping into our belief system, could hardly receive a setback, even in slightest degree, in the aftermath of massive bombing that tore through Civil Hospital in Quetta. A towering death toll in Monday’s bombing could not shake this ‘firm self-satisfactory belief’. The…

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Karachi Kachra

Envisioning Karachi to be built up in the fashion of Paris and London, Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah ordered the city administration to clear the city of all stinking rubbish festering nearly in every locality of the metropolis since ages. Wadday Saeen is quite proficient in dreaming BIG. This time round, he dreamed a…

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