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Death threat, warning to media spray-painted on Karachi murals

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The walls of Karachi Press Club — which had recently been painted with colourful murals of several progressive civil society activists and journalists — were vandalised last night allegedly by members of politico-religious parties. The messages left by the vandals were spray-painted over the portraits of nearly all women activists featured on the wall. Though […]

Returning Ahmadi villagers face social boycott

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LAHORE: Members of the Ahmadiyya community who fled their village in the wake of the storming of their worship place and a subsequent clash on Dec 12 have started trickling back to their homes in Chakwal’s Dulmail area. Upon their return, the Ahmadi villagers are facing a social boycott imposed by the locals. Most of the […]

SC summons judge, wife in torture case

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ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Saqib Nisar on Thursday summoned an Islamabad additional district and sessions judge (ADSJ) and the records of the case of a child employed as a maid and allegedly abused by the judge and his wife. The Supreme Court summoned ADSJ Raja Khurram Ali Khan his wife Maheen Zafar along with […]

Shikarpur Press Club officials sworn in

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SHIKARPUR – An oath-taking ceremony of the newly-elected office- bearers of Shikarpur Press Club was held at the club’s premises on Thursday. Agha Masihuddin Durrani, District Chairman, administered oath to the office-bearers and members of the executive committee, namely President Sodho Jemas, Vice President Shahid Ali Mithani, General Secretary Rahim Bux Jamali, Joint Secretary Sikandar […]

To the moon and back

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KARACHI: One was expecting that the National Academy of Performing Arts (Napa) students’ presentation of Italian songs and poems on the moon on Thursday evening would be a tad dissimilar from what they were able to pull off in September last year, and they lived up to expectation. This time round their performance at the […]

Ex-staffer of Dawn dies

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KARACHI: Syed Ghazan­far Uddin, a journalist and former senior sub-editor of Dawn, passed away on Thu­rsday. He was in his mid-90s. Mr Ghazanfar joined Dawn in 1978 and served the organisation till 2002. He is survived by his wife, two sons and seven daughters. His funeral prayers would be offered after Fri­day pra­yers at Noorani […]