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Pakistan court overturns conviction in death of Daniel Pearl

KARACHI, Pakistan — A Pakistani court Thursday overturned the murder conviction of a British Pakistani man found guilty of the kidnapping and murder of Wall Street journalist Daniel Pearl.Instead, the court found Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh guilty of the lesser charge of kidnapping and sentenced him to seven years in prison.One of his lawyers, Khwaja Naveed, said he could go free unless the government chooses to challenge the court decision.Sheikh has already spent 18 years in prison in southern Hyd...
Tags: News, World, Pakistan, Paris, Miami, London School Of Economics, Hyderabad, Pearl, Daniel, KARACHI, Saeed, KARACHI Pakistan, Sindh High Court, Daniel Pearl, Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, Khwaja Naveed

The history of Karachi’s Homi Katrak Chambers

If you head to Clifton after passing Sind Club and Frere Hall in Karachi, you’ll come to a traffic signal at Lilly Bridge, with a piece of history on its left: Homi Katrak Chambers. This stunning pre-Partition heritage building was bought by TPL Properties and will be converted into a luxury real estate complex. This is its story. Photo: Twitter/@annusraza The building’s story begins with a Zoroastrian businessman by the name of Kavasji Katrak. He came to India in the early 1900s and was base...
Tags: UK, Life, India, Heritage, Pakistan, Clifton, KARACHI, Pinto, St Johns, Yusuf, RAWALPINDI, Jamshed, Katrak Parsi Colony, Homi, Lever Brothers, Abdullah Haroon

Quiet Navroze celebrations observed in Karachi

KARACHI: “Yes, we are celebrating Navroze, but quietly in our homes, no functions, no gatherings,” said well-known rally driver Tushna Patel, who also happens to be a proud member of Karachi’s Parsi community. The country’s first female rally driver, besides racing in big trucks over uneven hilly and dusty tracks, is also a caring homemaker. Early on Friday morning, at exactly 8.49.37am, she had her Navroze table all set and ready to usher in spring and the new Parsi year of the rat. Article by ...
Tags: Life, KARACHI, Ronnie, Parsi, Festivities, Navroze, Tushna Patel, Tushna, Ronnie Patel, Jamshedi Navroze, Shazia Hasan, Mehervan, Native Jetty bridge

Pakistan can't afford to shutter cities to prevent virus: PM Imran Khan

Pakistan cannot afford to implement the type of large-scale urban lockdowns the West is undertaking as it tries to slow the spread of coronavirus, Prime Minister Imran Khan said Tuesday. The United States and many other nations have either mandated or recommended the closure of restaurants and other businesses as a way of stopping people from passing the virus on. In Pakistan, home to megacities such as Karachi with millions of people living in close proximity, Khan said such a move was consid...
Tags: News, West, United States, Pakistan, Imran Khan, Khan, KARACHI

Pakistan building collapse kills at least 11: officials

At least 11 people were killed and 22 others wounded when a five-storey residential complex collapsed in Pakistan's port city of Karachi on Thursday, leaving additional victims trapped in the rubble. The building had initially been constructed as a four-storey complex, but another floor was added about a year ago, in violation of construction rules, officials said. "The dead included seven women and three children," Qarar Abbasi, police surgeon at the government-run Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, to...
Tags: News, Pakistan, KARACHI, Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, Qarar Abbasi

Karachi bowl; Riaz leads Peshawar with Sammy 'rested'

Legspinner Yasir Shah got his first game of this year's PSL as well
Tags: Sport, Cricket, Peshawar, Yasir Shah, Riaz, KARACHI, Sammy

Pakistan's largest city shuts schools for two weeks over virus fears

Pakistan's southern province of Sindh extended the closure of all educational institutions following the confirmation of a second coronavirus case in Karachi, the country's largest city. Pakistan has confirmed four cases of coronavirus, three of them involving people who had traveled to neighboring Iran, one of the countries hardest hit by the outbreak that began in China in December. While two of the confirmed cased were in the southern port city of Karachi, the other two were in the capital ...
Tags: News, China, Iran, Pakistan, KARACHI

Pakistan confirms two more coronavirus cases, bringing total to four

Pakistan confirmed two more cases of coronavirus on Saturday, bringing the total number of positive cases to four since Wednesday when the first two cases were reported in the country. "We have received reports of two more positive cases of coronavirus, one has been reported in Sindh province, (the) other in federal areas," Zafar Mirza, Pakistan's health minister, told a news conference. Sindh information minister Murtaza Wahab told Reuters one of the new cases was in Karachi, the country's ec...
Tags: News, Pakistan, Reuters, KARACHI, Zafar Mirza Pakistan, Murtaza Wahab

Umer Khan comes in as Karachi opt to field

Multan have left out James Vince in favour of Ravi Bopara
Tags: Sport, Cricket, James Vince, KARACHI, Multan, Umer Khan

Army of 100,000 Chinese Ducks Ready to Fight Locust Plague

A troop of special Chinese ducks is waiting to be deployed to neighboring Pakistan to fight a swarm of crop-eating pests that threaten regional food security. At least 100,000 ducks are expected to be sent to Pakistan as early as the second half of this year to combat a desert locust outbreak, according to Lu Lizhi, a senior researcher with the Zhejiang Academy of Agricultural Sciences. The ducks are “biological weapons” and can be more effective than pesticide, said Lu, who is in charge of...
Tags: Tibet, News, China, Animals, India, Africa, Uncategorized, Bloomberg, Pakistan, Army, Xinjiang, South Asia, FAO, Himalaya, Arabian Peninsula, KARACHI

Peshawar’s Zoroastrian cemetery vulnerable to land grab

THE boundary walls of the historic Parsi graveyard located in Peshawar Cantonment are under threat of encroachment as it has become a safe haven for drug addicts and junkyard for the people residing around it. Article by Sher Alam Shinwari | A local resident claiming anonymity told this scribe that some individuals, apparently the gunmen of land grabbers, late in the night walked up to the graveyard and began removing bricks of its boundary walls and made off along the uprooted bricks. “Accord...
Tags: News, Australia, Life, India, Canada, Pakistan, Christian, Peshawar, Islamabad, Gujarat, LAHORE, KARACHI, Quetta, Multan, Hasan, RAWALPINDI

Fantasy Picks: Trust Ahmed Shehzad's record in Karachi

Fantasy suggestions for the PSL game between Karachi Kings and Quetta Gladiators
Tags: Sport, Cricket, Psl, KARACHI, Ahmed Shehzad, Karachi Kings

Locusts Could be the Next Plague to Hit China

HONG KONG—Swarms of desert locusts have devastated crops in East Africa, hit the Middle East and moved into South Asia. They’re breeding fast thanks to changes in global climate patterns that have brought about major cyclones and heavy rains, and they are feeding off human food supplies across continents. So far, India has managed to prevent a swarm of biblical proportions from spilling over into Bangladesh, Burma, and then China—where the coronavirus has already paralyzed much of the country’s ...
Tags: Hong Kong, News, China, Southeast Asia, India, Africa, Iran, Beijing, Egypt, Pakistan, Farmers, Middle East, Palestine, Burma, Ethiopia, Bangladesh

Fantasy Picks: Go with the in-form Babar Azam as captain

Our fantasy team suggestions for Karachi's home game against Peshawa
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Fantasy picks - Go with the in-form Babar Azam as captain

Our fantasy team suggestions for Karachi's home game against Peshawa
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Karachi Kings face eliminators jinx; Peshawar Zalmi want to sustain consistency

Pretty much all Karachi have done in the PSL so far is stumble through to the playoffs
Tags: Sport, Cricket, Psl, KARACHI, Peshawar Zalmi, Karachi Kings

How to plan a trip to Pakistan

For much of the past two decades, Pakistan was hardly thought of as a tourist destination. Though the mountain-rich South Asian nation had once been an integral part of the Hippie Trail, foreign arrivals all but ceased post-9/11. But the tourism department has been completely overhauled under Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government. The country saw a 70 percent increase in foreign tourist arrivals between 2017-2018, according to Middle Eastern news outlet Gulf News. This number is only project...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, UK, Russia, Berlin, India, US, Iran, Britain, Pakistan, Imran Khan, North America, Hertz, Peshawar, LOC

Karachi groom chased from wedding after first wife turns up

A banquet descends into violence in Pakistan after the groom is revealed to have two other wives.
Tags: News, Pakistan, KARACHI

BCB turns down PCB proposal to play day-night Test in Karachi

Board CEO cites "lack of preparation" as the reason for the decision
Tags: Sport, Cricket, KARACHI, PCB

Shan Masood's Second Innings

20 Test Matches, 38 innings, 1189 runs, average of 31.28, three hundreds, six fifties.This is Shan Masood's Test Career, which began 6 years and a few months ago. 6 years and only 20 test matches? Exactly!These numbers don't provide a true picture of Shan Masood the test cricketer.Having scored 75 on his debut, in October 2013, one would have expected to see Shan as a regular test opener for Pakistan, but after two tests in that series, he did not play for another year, till his return in Octobe...
Tags: England, Australia, Sex, South Africa, Pakistan, Bangladesh, West Indies, Shan, KARACHI, Quinton de Kock, Younis Khan, Shan Masood, Fakhar Zaman, Imam Ul Haq, Starc Hazlewood, Dale Steyn Vernon Philander

How Bykea is winning Pakistan’s ride-hailing and delivery market

Increasingly, the streets of Karachi and Lahore are being flooded with men riding bikes and wearing green T-shirts, a writer friend recently told me. In a sense, these men represent the emergence of Pakistan’s tech startups. India now has more than 25,000 startups and raised a record $14.5 billion last year, according to government figures. But not all Asian countries are as large as India or have such a thriving startup ecosystem. Long overdue, things are beginning to change in bordering Pakist...
Tags: Food, Startups, Transportation, Uber, Asia, India, Tech, Pakistan, Alibaba, Rocket Internet, Payments, Ant Financial, Zomato, Logistics, Naspers, Careem

Karachi’s first elected mayor Jamshed Nusserwanjee remembered

Celebrating the 134th birth anniversary of Jamshed Nusserwanjee (1886-1952), a philanthropist and the first elected mayor of Karachi, speakers at a gathering on Sunday stressed the dire need to understand and acknowledge the contributions of various non-Muslim communities, especially Parsis. The Karachi Theosophical Society, a forum founded in 1896, organised the gathering at the auditorium of the Jamshed Memorial Hall to pay tributes to Nusserwanjee and discuss his work as the city’s first elec...
Tags: Life, Pakistan, South Asia, Clifton, KARACHI, Sindh, Gita, Individuals, Avesta, Hamid Mayet, Jamshed Memorial Hall, Karachi Municipal Corporation, Akhtar Balouch, Theosophical Society, Jamshed Nusserwanjee, Nusserwanjee

From Kingston to Karachi: England's ten greatest away wins

As England play their 500th overseas Test, we look back at some of their highest points on tou
Tags: England, Sport, Cricket, Kingston, KARACHI

Pakistani Authorities Paid No Mind To This Satirical Novel When It Was In English. Now That It’s In Urdu, They’re Confiscating It

“First published, in English, in 2008, [Mohammed Hanif’s] A Case of Exploding Mangoes is a dark satire about the possible reasons for the death of [dictator] General Zia [ul-Haq] in a plane crash in 1988. Featuring bumbling generals and homosexual romance, it was shortlisted for the Guardian first book award, longlisted for the Booker and won the Commonwealth prize for best first novel.” The Urdu translation of the novel has just been released, and men claiming to be from the Pakistani military...
Tags: Art, ISI, Words, KARACHI, Zia, Mohammed Hanif, 01.08.20

Pakistan and China launch joint naval drills. Should India be concerned?

A nine-day Sino-Pakistani naval exercise commenced in Pakistan’s port of Karachi this week with the arrival of a Chinese naval task group. Find out what ships were in attendance.
Tags: News, China, India, Pakistan, KARACHI

Thousands protest in Pakistan over U.S. killing of Iranian commander

KARACHI/ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Protestors clashed with police in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi on Sunday, as thousands of demonstrators attempted to march toward the U.S. consulate to protest the killing of Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani. Soleimani, a powerful Iranian military commander and the architect of Iran's spreading military influence in the Middle East, was killed in a U.S. drone strike in Iraq on Friday.
Tags: News, Iraq, Iran, Pakistan, Middle East, KARACHI, Islamabad Reuters, Qassem Soleimani Soleimani

Notes from Riyadh

So, a few days ago, I was in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. And this was my first trip there. And these are some notes observations from the trip, in case anyone is curious. First things first. It is safe. Probably safer than in India. I walked alone for miles and did not get uncomfortable at all. People are VERY friendly, simple and helpful. Most speak some degree of Engish. It is not tough to get around with local taxis, Ubers, and Careems. No, there is no public transport. They are making a metro but...
Tags: Travel, Google, Saudi Arabia, India, GCC, Pakistan, Tokyo, Starbucks, Delhi, Mumbai, Travelogue, Riyadh, KARACHI, Riyadh Saudi Arabia, MDI, Lem

Multan, Rawalpindi among four cities to host all 34 PSL 2020 fixtures

Karachi will host the tournament opener on February 20, and Lahore the final on March 22
Tags: Sport, Cricket, LAHORE, KARACHI, Multan Rawalpindi

'Apart from Kumara, no one stuck to a plan' - Sri Lanka assistant coach Ratnayake

Pakistan progressed at a run rate of 3.76 through the 90 overs they faced on Saturday, taking firm control of the Karachi Test
Tags: Sport, Cricket, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, KARACHI, Kumara, Ratnayake

Pakistan's Abid, Masood dominate in 2nd Sri Lanka Test

Openers Abid Ali and Shan Masood put on a solid stand against the Sri Lankan attack in Karachi on Saturday as Pakistan took the lead in the second Test. Abid was just seven away from his second hundred of the series, while Masood was 78 not out as they took Pakistan to 175 without loss at lunch on day three, batting on a dry pitch at the National Stadium. Abid and Masood were unperturbed after the hosts resumed the day at 57-0, putting on a record opening stand for Pakistan against Sri Lanka.
Tags: News, Cricket, Pakistan, KARACHI, Masood, Abid Ali, Shan Masood, Abid, Abid Masood, 2nd Sri Lanka Test