KARACHI

  • Mohammad Amir targets steady progress in Pakistan comeback 3 days ago

    Karachi: Pakistani pacer Mohammad Amir's 23rd birthday celebrations were marred by a hamstring injury Monday as the former prodigy downplayed hopes of a speedy international recall following a four-year ban for spot-fixing. Currently turning out for Omar Associates in Pakistan's Grade-II tournament, Amir, who has bagged an impressive 22 wickets in...
  • I can never replace Irrfan Khan: Jackky Bhagnani 5 days ago

    Mumbai: Actor Jackky Bhagnani stepped into Irffan Khan's shoes for 'Welcome To Karachi' after the latter walked out of the film due to his other commitments. But the younger actor does not feel he can ever "replace" a "supreme actor" like Irrfan. "I feel Irrfan sir is a supreme actor. I...
  • Watch: Arshad Warsi and Jackky Bhagnani play 'desi' dumb and dumber in 'Welcome To Karachi' 5 days ago

    Mumbai: The team of 'Welcome To Karachi', including actor Arshad Warsi, unveiled the trailer of the upcoming Hindi movie here on Monday. "This is a very different film," Arshad said. "Every film has it's own space, and the humour is absolutely funny. It's not political, it's fun... I had a great time...
  • People say we have Utopian and unrealistic ideas about Indo-Pak relations, says Imran Zahid April 3, 2015

    New Delhi: Traversing the lanes of Lahore when he first visited Pakistan in 2014 made Indian actor Imran Zahid reminiscent of old Delhi. And, on his just-concluded visit to Karachi, where he performed in the play 'Daddy', he was all smiles to see Pakistani audiences being moved to tears. He...
  • Pakistan fan Karachi Chacha wants MS Dhoni to win World Cup March 25, 2015

    Famous Pakistani cricket fan Karachi Chacha is a big fan of MS Dhoni and is hoping that Team India once again lifts the title. ...
  • Restoration and preservation of old films is like preservation of our culture: Gulzar February 17, 2015

    Mumbai: Praising Viacom18 and Film Heritage Foundation's initiative to save India's cinematic heritage, veteran writer-lyricist-filmmaker Gulzar says film restoration, which has been neglected for a long time in India, equals preservation of culture. "Handling old films, restoring them and preserving them is like preserving your culture," Gulzar said. The Film Heritage Foundation...
  • Conversation from Karachi intercepted by NTRO led security agencies to suspicious boat January 2, 2015

    New Delhi: A conversation intercepted by the National Technical Research Organisation (NTRO) from Karachi led Indian security agencies to the suspicious boat which finally blew itself up in the Arabian Sea in the intervening night of December 31 and January 1. As per the details emerging on how that boat was...
  • Dawood Ibrahim's conversation caught on tape, location traced to Karachi December 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Underworld don and the man who tops India's most wanted list Dawood Ibrahim has been caught on tape by a western intelligence agency. The agency has claimed to have recorded a telephonic conversation involving the underworld don, the location of which has been traced to Clifton suburb in Pakistan's...
  • Indian fisherman found dead in Pakistan jail December 12, 2014

    Karachi: A 30-year-old Indian fisherman has been found dead under mysterious circumstances in a jail, prompting Pakistani authorities to order a probe into the death. Devo Mand Kansaro, who was arrested in March by Pakistan's Maritime Security Agency for fishing in the Arabian sea, was found dead on Thursday in his...
  • Pop star-turned-preacher booked for blasphemy in Pakistan December 3, 2014

    Islamabad: A pop singer-turned-preacher in Pakistan has been booked under the country's controversial blasphemy law for alleged profanity against one of the Prophet Mohammed's wives. Junaid Jamshed, reportedly committed blasphemy in a video which went viral on social networking sites, creating anger among the conservative Muslims. Mobin Qadri of rightwing...
  • 40 Indian prisoners released from Karachi jail November 28, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan on Friday released 40 Indian prisoners, including fishermen, from a jail here, officials said. The release of the prisoners from Karachi's district jail Malir comes a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif warmly shook hands and exchanged pleasantries at the 18th SAARC Summit...
  • Shoaib Malik relieved his bowling action not reported November 3, 2014

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik has heaved a sigh of relief after the Pakistan Cricket Board confirmed that his bowling action has not been reported by the match officials during a recent game in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy. "Malik's action was scrutinised by the umpires and the match referee during a...
  • Pakistan: Bilawal Bhutto holds first public rally in Karachi October 18, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan People's Party chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Saturday held his first public rally here, launching his political career in a big way. Around 40,000 persons were deployed to provide security cover for the rally at the Bagh-e-Jinnah adjacent to the Quaid-e-Azam Mausoleum in Karachi keeping in view the...
  • Karachi, Pakistan's largest city thirsts for a water supply August 24, 2014

    Karachi: On the outskirts of the slums of Pakistan's biggest city, protesters burning tires and throwing stones have what sounds like a simple demand: They want water at least once a week. But that's anything but in Karachi, where people go days without getting water from city trucks, sometimes forcing them...
  • CISF revamps security at airports, starts tactical profiling of passengers August 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The Central Security Industrial Force (CISF) is revamping the security protocols at all the airports by starting passenger profiling along with the drill of frisking passengers. The central paramilitary has issued directions to all its Airport Security Groups to start an intelligent profiling of air travellers in order...
  • Three Pakistani policemen killed in attack July 7, 2014

    Karachi: Three Pakistani policemen were killed on Sunday night after unidentified gunmen opened fire upon the vehicle they were travelling in at Hyderabad in Pakistan's Sindh province. The three policemen were killed and their colleague was injured when they were on patrol duty on Sunday night in the suburbs of...
  • Four bodies with torture marks found in Karachi June 23, 2014

    Karachi: Police on Monday found four bodies with torture marks and bullet wounds in Pakistan's largest city. The bodies were recovered from a desolate area in Baldia town in Karachi. "All the four bodies have torture marks and bullet wounds but we are still trying to identify them," a senior...
  • Pakistan afflicted with blowback effects of nurturing terrorism: Professor TV Paul June 13, 2014

    After the Karachi attack, Pakistan grapples with the issue of whether to continue talks with the Taliban, Professor TV Paul weighs in on the bigger picture, and what he calls the country's "geostrategic curse". ...
  • Panel formed to investigate Karachi airport attacks June 12, 2014

    Islamabad: The police have constituted an inquiry committee to investigate the terror attacks at the Karachi international airport, media reported on Thursday. The inquiry committee would be headed by Karachi Police's Deputy Inspector General Munir Ahmed Shaikh, Dawn online reported. On Sunday night, an audacious terror attack was mounted at Karachi's Jinnah...
  • Feared Uzbek jihadists behind deadly Pakistan airport attack June 12, 2014

    Islamabad: In a commandostyle attack carried out with military precision, terrorists wearing Pakistani uniforms burst into the country's busiest airport under cover of darkness in one of the most audacious attacks in Pakistan in years. Pakistani military officials said the attackers were ethnic Uzbeks who operate under the wings of the...
  • Pakistan Military presents options to PM Nawaz Sharif to deal with Taliban June 11, 2014

    Islamabad: The military and national security aides to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif have submitted a "range of options" to crush terrorism with an iron hand in the aftermath of the brazen assault on Karachi airport by the Taliban apparently using Uzbek fighters. Sharif presided a highlevel meeting on Tuesday...
  • A look at the history of terrorism in Pakistan June 11, 2014

    Islamabad: The attack on Karachi's airport Pakistan's busiest killed 19 security personnel and civilians, along with the 10 assailants. The group that claimed responsibility on Monday vowed even more violence. Here are the issues related to the history of terrorism in Pakistan: Who are the Pakistani Taliban and what...
  • Veteran Baluch Nawab Khair Bakhsh Marri leader dies June 11, 2014

    Veteran Baluch nationalist leader,Nawab Khair Bakhsh Marri passed away at a hospital in Karachi. The 86yearold Baluch leader was admitted to the hospital for brain Hemorrhage last week in critical condition. He died late last night. Marri, born in 1928, was a leader of Baluchistan Liberation Army (BLA) a proscribed Baluch separatist organisation...
  • Terror attack could negatively affect air traffic in Karachi June 11, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan airline authorities fear that the terrorist attacks on Karachi airport terminal building could negatively effect the flow of international air traffic at the Jinnah international airport here. Some unnamed officials in the Civil Aviation Authority and Pakistan International Airlines admitted that initial reaction to the terrorist attacks had...
  • Ground report from Karachi Airport during the 2nd terror attack June 11, 2014

    The Pakistan Taliban launched a second strike in Karachi on Tuesday attacking a security camp near the airport. The attack came right after the 12 hour siege at the Karachi airport on Sunday night. ...
  • Pakistan: Karachi airport targeted for second time in 48 hours June 10, 2014

    The Karachi airport was targeted for the second time in 48 hours on Tuesday. Heavily armed terrorists attacked a training camp of the Airport Security Force located close to the airport but this time fled the scene after a brief exchange of fire. There were no casualties. ...
  • Pakistan: Terrorists flee after attacking Karachi Airport Security Forces camp June 10, 2014

    Karachi: A group of terrorists launched yet another daring attack at Pakistan's Karachi airport on Tuesday and fled after a fierce gunbattle with security forces. The attackers targeted the Airport Security Forces (ASF) camp in Karachi. While Pakistani Interior Minister claimed that five people had been killed in the latest attack,...
  • Air strikes kills 15 terrorists in Pakistan June 10, 2014

    ISLAMABAD: At least 15 terrorists were killed today when Pakistani fighter jets pounded targets in Pakistan's northwestern tribal region, a day after a brazen Taliban assault on Karachi airport. The early morning air strikes were launched at Taliban hideouts in Tirah valley of Khyber tribal agency. A military official said that nine hideouts of...
  • Karachi airport reopens to passengers after terrorist attack June 10, 2014

    Islamabad: The Jinnah International Airport in Pakistan's Karachi reopened to passengers on Monday afternoon following Sunday night's terrorist attack in which 19 people were killed and 25 others injured, local officials said. Pakistan's Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), in its statement, said the airport was reopened to passengers after the security forces...