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Twitterati pay homage to Benazir Bhutto on 10th death anniversary

ISLAMABAD: On the occasion of slain former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto’s 10th death anniversary, Twitter users in Pakistan and throughout the world paid glittering tributes to her.  When I think of a strong woman, I remember #BenazirBhutto what a strong woman, it’s been a decade but you still live in the hearts of millions ….

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Public holiday on Wednesday for Benazir’s death anniversary

KARACHI: The Sindh government has declared December 27 (Wednesday) as a public holiday throughout the province on account of death anniversary of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. According to a notification, the holiday is for all offices, autonomous bodies, corporations and local councils under the administrative control of the Sindh government except essential services. Pakistan…

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Watch: Khursheed Shah’s advice to Imran Khan

Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Khursheed Shah said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan should first save the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa instead of criticizing the prevailing situation in Sindh.

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SHOCKING: Video of Karachi DSP torturing three suspects surfaces

KARACHI: The video showing a DSP in Karachi torturing three young suspects came to the fore on Friday.  In the video, DSP Yaqoob Jutt can be seen clearly punching, kicking and slapping three young men who were held as suspects. Also read: DSP in Karachi subjects three suspects to inhumane torture as relatives protest Yaqoob…

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PM Abbasi to arrive in Karachi today on three-day visit

KARACHI: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi will arrive in Karachi on a three-day visit on Friday. Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi will be welcomed at Karachi airport by Acting Governor Agha Siraj Durrani and Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah when he arrives in the city. The prime minister will attend important events and meetings…

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10th International Urdu conference commences in Karachi

KARACHI: The 10th International Urdu Conference kicked off on Thursday and is being held at the Arts Council of Pakistan.  The event is being attended by local and international intellectuals, scholars, poets and writers. As is the case every year, the main purpose of the conference is to highlight the importance of Urdu language and…

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5,000 teachers to be recruited in Sindh

KARACHI: Sindh Minister for Education and Literacy Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar Thursday said that Sindh Education department will soon recruit over 5000 teachers of Science, Maths, Computer Science and English subjects in order to meet the shortage of the teachers in these subjects. This he said while presiding over a meeting here in his office,…

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Women hold up half the sky? Not so in Sindh, Balochistan and FATA

By Minerwa Tahir KARACHI: While the lion’s share of the last two annual budgets in Sindh was allocated to education, it seems that the funds are not being steered into the right direction. The fifth annual District Education Rankings, launched in Islamabad by Alif Ailaan last week, paint a not very rosy picture in the…

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Relatives protest after Karachi DSP subjects suspects to inhumane torture

KARACHI: Relatives of three young men who were brutally tortured by a DSP on Thursday protested against the treatment and demanded action be taken against him.  Three young men were picked up by police as suspects in a case by Ferozabad Police Station’s DSP. As per the relatives of the young men, the suspects were…

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Nine dead, 20 injured in Khanewal bus collision

KHANEWAL: As many as nine people were killed and 20 were injured when a passenger bus collided with a troller on Thursday.  According to details, the bus overturned due to poor visibility on account of the smog. The bus was on its way from Lahore to Rajanpur when it met with the unfortunate accident in…

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Alif Ailaan rankings: Improvements in education limited to school infrastructure upgrades

NEWS DESK: Certain areas of Punjab and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa have shown marked improvements in terms of school infrastructure as per the fifth annual District Education Rankings launched in Islamabad on Thursday by Alif Ailaan. According to a press release, the rankings use official government data from across the country, along with data from the ASER survey,…

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Police baton charge, arrest protesting teachers in Karachi

KARACHI: Police baton charged and took into custody teachers who were protesting against Sindh government and demanding they be regularised on Wednesday.  According to details, the protesting teachers had assembled at Urdu Bazaar. The teachers had taken to the streets in protest for not being granted permanent status by the government despite being appointed since…

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Pakistani parliamentarians react to Maryam’s inclusion in NYT list

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani parliamentarians gave a mixed reaction to Maryam Nawaz’s name being included in the New York Times’ 11 Powerful Women Around the World 2017 list. Maryam Nawaz has certainly made an entry on the political scene in Pakistan and made quite an impression on all. Recently, she successfully campaigned for her mother in the…

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Police vehicle part of Chief Justice SHC’s protocol collides with bus, one killed

THATTA: One person was killed and as many as three were injured when a police vehicle that was part of the protocol of Sindh High Court’s Chief Justice, collided with a bus on Monday.  According to police, the collision took place at Sultanabad in Thatta when the police mobile and a bus collided. The driver…

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Imran Khan wears Jinnah cap and Twitterati can’t stop talking about it

KARACHI: PTI chief Imran Khan on Thursday was presented with a Jinnah cap when he made his address to Karachi Bar on his visit to the city. Needless to say, Kaptaan sporting a Jinnah cap created quite the stir on social media. While some made fun of Imran Khan, others were quite ecstatic and emotionally…

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Imran blasts federal ministers, Nawaz in Karachi Bar speech

KARACHI: PTI Chairman Imran Khan on Thursday slammed federal ministers and former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in his address to the Karachi Bar. Sporting a Jinnah cap, the cricketer-turned-politician said that corruption on a small level never prevented a country from growing economically. “In Pakistan, federal ministers possess Iqamas,” he said. “If the prime minister…

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Mustafa Kamal, Imran Khan discuss political situation over phone

KARACHI: PTI chief Imran Khan and PSP Chairman Syed Mustafa Kamal on Thursday spoke to each other over the phone to discuss the prevalent political situation of the country. According to details, Kamal and Imran Khan spoke on the phone and agreed to meet each other. The cricketer-turned-politician is on a brief visit of the…

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Court expresses anger over suspects’ absence in Sharjeel Memon case

KARACHI: The accountability court hearing former provincial minister Sharjeel Inam Memon’s Rs 5.75 billion corruption case expressed anger over the absence of suspects, on Thursday. According to details, PPP leader and former provincial minister Sharjeel Inam Memon as well as other suspects in the Information Ministry corruption case reference presented themselves before the accountability court…

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COMMENT: Have the poor no right to a peaceful protest in Sindh?

BY SHAHJAHAN KHURRAM KARACHI: It was quite shocking to see police spraying water to disperse unarmed farmers who had gathered at boat basin and planned to march on to Bilawal House to register a peaceful protest against the sugarcane rate set by the government. Was it justified to use force on farmers who had gathered…

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Dense fog to engulf plain areas of Punjab, Sindh

ISLAMABAD: Dense Fog will engulf plain areas of Punjab and upper Sindh at night and morning hours during the next few days which would decrease the visibility level for the travelers especially on Motorway. Assistant Meteorologist, Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), Ruqqiya Mahmood said that dense foggy conditions usually engulf the fog-prone areas after the moisture…

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Bilawal talks about Netflix in latest interview, terms it a ‘lifesaver’

KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said in a recent interview that if he were to say he had a life, it would be a life and also disclosed his fondness for Netflix. Who knew the Bhutto scion was an ardent consumer of Netflix, the globally popular American streaming media company that also…

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