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#AajSeTumharaNaam, Laxmi Chowk or Molana Zafar Ali Square?

NCA student’s documentary looks at the politics of city naming

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October 25, 2018


State Bank to issue Rs50 coin for 200th birthday of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan

The coin weighs 13.5 grams and is made of copper and nickel

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October 9, 2018


Pakistani film Azmaish starring Bollywood actress will be featured at LFF

Pakistani film Azmaish, co-presented and by Pakistan’s Sabiha Sumar and starring Bollywood actress Kalki Koechlin, will be featured at BFI London Film Festival. Azmaish is the only Pakistani film to be featured in the film festival. The film takes us to a tour of the subcontinent and provides a fresh angle on how to maintain…

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October 7, 2017


‘Partition is not over’: Pakistani Hindus find little refuge in India

For decades, Jogdas dreamed of moving to India to escape the persecution he suffered as a Hindu in Muslim Pakistan. But the reality of life over the border is a far cry from those dreams. Seventy years after partition unleashed the largest mass migration in human history, Hindus are still moving from Pakistan to India,…

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July 31, 2017


Begum Jaan banned in Pakistan?

Vidya Balan’s latest outing, Begum Jaan, has been banned for screening in Pakistan, a celebrity website claimed on Tuesday.   Although the movie’s trailer was met with some outstanding responses from the audience but looks like the movie is in for some serious trouble. As Begum Jaan revolves around India – Pakistan partition, the movie…

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March 28, 2017


Sharmeen hosts Karan Johar at WEF forum

DAVOS: Academy Award Winner and the Co-Chair at 47th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy had an exclusive one-on-one session with Bollywood director and producer Karan Johar, Head of Dharma Productions, India to discuss film, fame, society and the arts. The event titled ‘A Conversation with Karan Johar and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’ on 18th January…

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January 19, 2017


Syria regime 'to accept de facto partition' of country

DAMASCUS: Weakened by years of war, Syria's government appears ready for the country's de facto partition, defending strategically important areas and leaving much of the country to rebels and jihadists, experts and diplomats say. The strategy was in evidence last week with the army's retreat from the ancient central city of Palmyra after an advance…

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May 24, 2015


MQM does not favor Sindh partition: Altaf

Staff ReportHYDERABAD: Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) Chief Altaf Hussain said the statement by Sindh Education Minister Pir Mazharul Haq has caused grief and distress to the people of Hyderabad, SAMAA reported Sunday. Speaking via telephone to the members of MQM Hyderabad Zonal Committee, Altaf said he was opposed to the divide of Sindh in past…

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February 24, 2013


Pre-partition era painter Allah Buksh’s anniversary today

Staff ReportKARACHI: The prominent artist of pre-partition era, Allah Buksh is being remembered on his death anniversary today (Thursday).Allah Buksh was one of the prominent artists of pre-partition. He was born in Wazirabad in 1895. By the age fourteen Buksh had become an accomplished signboard painter. He worked as a carriage painter for Mughalpura Railway…

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October 18, 2012


Punjab’s partition is the writing on the wall: Governor Khosa

Staff ReportLAHORE: Governor Punjab Latif Khosa said Wednesday Punjab’s split is the writing on the wall, adding Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has learnt no lesson from the past. Speaking to newsmen after meeting PML-Q leader Nasrullah Dareshak, Governor Khosa said his party has no objection to naming new province as Panjnad or Bahawalpur.The next elections,…

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April 25, 2012


MQM doesn’t want Sindh partition: Sattar

Staff ReportSUKKUR: Senior MQM leader Dr Farooq Sattar says his party doesn’t want a partition of Sindh.Interacting with journalists at Sukkur Airport today, He said Altaf Hussain’s message is to turn the country into Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s Pakistan. “Rulers will have to be changed to change the country,” he emphasized. Dr. Farooq Sattar also…

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January 22, 2012


JSQM stages sit-in against Sindh partition

Staff ReportKHAIRPUR: The Jeay Sindh Qaumi Mahaz (JSQM) is staging a sit-in in Khairpur on National Highway against attempts to divide Sindh province. The sit-in is being led by JSQM leader Bashir Qureshi. The move has caused a massive traffic jam as long queues of vehicles can be seen on both sides of the highway….

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July 27, 2011


Indian court lifts ban on partition book

NEW DELHI: A court in India's western state of Gujarat ordered the lifting of a ban on a controversial book about the 1947 partition of the subcontinent that angered Hindu nationalists, a report said Saturday. The book, which praises Pakistan's founder Mohammed Ali Jinnah and is critical of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, a revered nationalist of…

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September 6, 2009


Indian state bans Partition book

NEW DELHI: The Indian state of Gujarat has banned a new book about the partition of the subcontinent in 1947 that has angered Hindu nationalists, a minister said Thursday. The book praises Pakistan's founder Mohammed Ali Jinnah and is critical of the role played by Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, a revered Hindu nationalist of the partition…

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August 20, 2009

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