Salima Bhutto

Salima Bhutto

The best ‘Daal Chawal’ in Karachi

‘Daal Chawal’ may be a common dish but it is also the most frequently cooked dish in Pakistani homes. And why it shouldn’t be? Daal served with a hot tarka of sliced garlic cloves, cumin, and curry leaves, makes the

The best mango shakes in town

When summers arrive, the only happiness we expect is a yellow honey-sweet fruit. Mango is called the king of fruits but for us, it is also the king of hearts. Did you know that more than 50 varieties of mangoes

3 Falsa juice spots for a refreshing summer

Summers in Pakistan brings scorching heat, humid weather, and heat strokes but also bring some absolutely delicious fruits and berries like falsa. These bitter and sweet berries are blended in sugar added with a pinch of white pepper to make

Best spots for die-hard nihari lovers

Ever thought why our national food is Nihari? Served with chopped green chilies, lemons, and sliced ginger, nihari is served with hot tandoori naan! Mouth-watering, isn’t it? Nihari is served as a breakfast item in Karachi and Lahore but is

Haleem houses heavenly in taste yet light on pockets

Haleem is a unique and delicious combination of wheat, barley, lentils, and meat. What makes special is its taste and splendidly balanced flavour. Karachi offers a large variety of delicious Haleem for every price point. We have gathered a few

Must try dessert this Eid

On the occasion of Eid-Al-Fitr, also known as the ‘Meethi Eid’, a religious celebration is observed that often comprises a wide range of sweet delicacies. As you know, sweetmeats also known as ‘mithai’ are an essential part of Eid celebrations. 

Biryani – a national dish of Karachi

Biryani may not be the national dish of Pakistan but it definitely is a favourite for Karachiites who are always in search of tasty rice. A perfect plate of biryani consists of some aromatic rice, tender meat pieces, served with

Nabeinn is empowering women through food

If you are passionate about cooking, then there is no reason why you should not follow your heart. After all, everybody needs food, and being able to cook well is a highly sought-after skill. Samreen Junaid’s ‘Nabeinn’ has turned the

Meet Areeba Zeeshan, co-founder of ‘Machine Sells’

Female entrepreneurs in Pakistan are making a splash in the male-dominated world of business. We spoke to Areeba Zeeshan about her journey on establishing her startup ‘Machine sells’, a Business to Business machine trading platform where you can buy, sell

NC requests FIFA for financial support for helping players amid COVID-19

KARACHI: Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) had requested FIFA for financial support to help players amid nationwide lockdown due to the coronavirus epidemic. While speaking to media reporters, Normalization Committee (NC) Chairman Hamza Khan has revealed that they have requested the

Life in Kashmir remains paralysed as curfew enters 246th day

SRINAGAR: The curfew and communications blockage in Indian occupied Kashmir (IoK) continues to cut off the region from the rest of the world for the 246th consecutive day on Monday. Last month, Indian forces killed one Kashmiri youth in Baramulla

CM Sindh Murad Ali Shah visits Welfare Trust in Karachi

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has visited the office of the Saylani Welfare Trust today. Saylani Chairman Hazrat Allama Moulana Bashir Farooqi gave a briefing to the chief minister about the arrangements made to feed the needy. Murad

Will award Dr. Usama Riaz status of national hero: CM GB

GILGIT BALTISTAN: A young doctor who spearheaded the fight against the coronavirus in the region and sacrificed his life will be awarded the status of a national hero. Chief Minister Hafeezur Rehman has expressed that the country would award Dr

Coronavirus cases in Pakistan surge to 312

KARACHI: The confirmed cases of coronavirus in Pakistan have risen to 307 as more cases have been reported from other provinces of the country. According to details, Sindh remained the worst affected province of Pakistan from coronavirus as 211 cases

Ten deadly pandemics that shook the world

There has been a number of pandemics throughout history that not only affected mankind but the viruses were strong enough to kill a man too. The word pandemic is defined as a disease that has spread in multiple countries around

10 practices you can alter to prevent coronavirus

Coronavirus cases have been soaring in Pakistan. The deadly disease which originated in China and has become a global pandemic is now actively present in the country and could see a rise in a number of cases over the next

Drinking chilled water? 5 reasons why its harmful for you

Drinking water and staying hydrated is vital for health, but the temperature for water before drinking factor. Drinking cold water does affect your body in ways you may not anticipate or want. There are five mentioned reasons below that why

Ishq Zehnaseeb: mental sickness and marriage in a nutshell

There is little doubt that Pakistani dramas are excelling when it comes to highlighting social issues. After ‘Dar Se Jati hai Sila’ exposing sexual abuse within families, hit serial ‘Ishq Zahe Naseeb’ laid bare before the audience the often hushed

Pakistan’s brave biker girls

“Traveling in a bus always affected my life; my office timings, the uninvited staring, my ability to be free. Above all, it wasted a lot of my time,” Marina Syed, a girl in her twenties, sitting on a bright blue

No education for Pakistani’s Bengalis

Pakistani-Bengalis, despite being citizens, are still being barred from their basic right to an education.  Article 25-A of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan mandates the state to provide free and compulsory quality education to children between the

Birth rate in China drops to lowest level since 1949

BEIJING: The research revealed that China’s birth rate has dropped in 2019 to its lowest level since the Communist country was founded in 1949. The research added that an aging society and shrinking workforce would pile pressure on a slowing

PM chairs high-level meeting over education system in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired a  high-level meeting to review matters related to the education system. The meeting was attended by Asad Umar, Shafqat Mahmood, Usman Dar, Moeed Yusuf, and HEC chairman. During the meeting, the overall development budget

PM to attend World Economic Forum in Davos on Jan 21

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan is scheduled to visit Switzerland on a 3-day visit to attend the World Economic Forum on 21st January. The prime minister will depart for Davos to the World Economic Forum in the upcoming week with

AC to hear money laundering case against Hamza Shehbaz today

LAHORE: The National Accountability Court (NAB) will present Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) leader Hamza Shehbaz before an accountability court today in the money laundering case. AC judge Justice Ameer Muhammad Khan will conduct the hearing. In the last hearing, the

ECP suspends membership of 318 members of NA, Senate

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has suspended the membership of 318 members of the National Assembly and the Senate over non-submission of their assets’ details. The suspension list issued by the ECP included the federal ministers for not

Meet Pakistan’s first female taxi driver

She is fearless. That was my first thought when Zahida Kazmi started telling me her story about how she became Pakistan’s first female taxi driver. Zahida Kazmi, a 64 years old widow and a mother of seven children, drives a

Eat Oranges This Winter To Get 10 Incredible Benefits

The citrus fruit oranges make for a healthy snack. It is very easy to include oranges in your daily eating plan. These fruits load up on oranges to ensure a healthy body, skin and immune system.  People eat oranges to

In a world of ‘Alif’, we choose ‘Mere Pass Tum Ho’

Drama ‘Meray Paas Tum Ho’ is currently one of the best leading serials in Pakistan that has not only continuously dominated the Saturday slot every week with the highest ratings, but also kept the audience engaged with an intriguing yet

Consuming green tea extends life; what else it can do?

A new study has suggested that consuming a cup of green tea could help  live longer. The research from the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences stated that herbal tea extended life. Drinking tea at least three times a week could

NA passes Zainab Alert Bill over missing children in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly (NA) has passed the Zainab Alert Bill today for the complaints related to missing children. The bill was presented by Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari. Both the government and opposition unanimously passed the bill. The Zainab