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Ishtiaq Ahmed at KIBF 2015

Ishtiaq Ahmed, author of 800 books of children fiction, passed away in Karachi

Ishtiaq Ahmed, author of more than 800 books for children, passed away in Karachi. He was 74 years old. Ishtiaq Ahmed was in Karachi to attend Karachi International Book Fair (#Kibf). He was at Karachi airport waiting for flight to Lahore when he experienced heart attack, which proved to be fatal. Isthiaq Ahmed was the […]

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Chaos at Driving License Branches in Karachi as People Flock For Licenses and Traffic Police Fails to Deliver

The drivers of Karachi, who drive bikes and vehicles of all sorts without possessing a valid driving license, started the day in fear after a last moment announcement by Traffic Police authorities that driving without a valid license will result in arrest and jail. On Friday, October 30th, it was announced that anyone driving without […]

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Pakistan Earthquake 26 October 2015: Relief and Support

Earthquake in Pakistan: October 26, 2015 A powerful earthquake struck Pakistan and Afghanistan at 2.09pm on Monday afternoon. The quake was 213 km (132 miles) deep and centered 254 km (158 miles) northeast of Kabul in Badakhshan province. The U.S. Geological Survey initially measured the magnitude at 7.7, then revised it down to 7.5. Forty […]

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Thoughts on the Independence Day of Pakistan

14th August 2015, another independence day of Pakistan. We are all Pakistani today. Although the fun fare and excitement has more to do with consumerism and commercialism than patriotism. رمضان میں ہم مسلمان ہوتے ہیں، چودہ اگست کو پاکستانی. — Kashif Aziz (@kashaziz) August 13, 2015 The Independence Day is a good time for self […]

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Largest Child Abuse Case in Pakistan

The largest child abuse / child rape case in the history of Pakistan has came into main stream media after villagers from and other villages clashed with Punjab Police, accusing them of not taking action against the child rapists. The Nation did a detailed report on it which I don’t want to reproduce here due […]

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Karachi Heatwave Relief: List of resources and how you can support the victims

Reportedly, more than 500 900 1200 people have died in the on-going heatwave in Karachi (unofficial sources claim the numbers are higher than 3,000). With city wide electricity crisis, water shortage and lack of support from the government, citizens of Karachi are largely on their own – supporting each other to beat the heat and […]

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#CricketComesHome: International cricket returns to Pakistan after six years

Have you ever imagined that there’ll be a day when Pakistan will be celebrating a cricket series vs Zimbabwe with so much enthusiasm, passion and anxiety? At least, I have never imagined this. But then, it wasn’t in my wildest dreams either that our cricket grounds have to be deserted for six long years. Sadly […]

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Naegleria Fowleri: Brain eating amoeba claimed two more lives in Karachi

The fatal brain eating amoeba has claimed two more lives in Karachi, bringing the total number of deaths caused by Naegleria to three this year. A 37 year old resident of DHA, Farooq Mir expired in Ziauddin Hospital due to Naegleria. Ten days ago, a 40 year old women also died because of the same […]

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CIE papers leaked in Pakistan?

Social media is exploding with reports, and screenshots, of CIE O/A levels papers allegedly leaked at various examination centers across Pakistan. It is not for the first time that integrity of IGSCE, O/A level exams in Pakistan has been questioned. In 2013, Pakistan Studies and Islamiat papers were allegedly leaked and candidates had to do […]

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Nepal Earthquake left 2000 dead, devastation and despair all around

A powerful earthquake of 7.8 magnitude (the country’s worst in 80 years) shook Nepal on Saturday near its capital, Kathmandu, killing more than 2,000 people as of reported yet. Tremors were felt across the region, with further loss of lives (around 34 deaths reported from Northern parts) in India, Bangladesh and Tibet. The earthquake triggered […]

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