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In Pictures: Protests held for release of Dr Aafia Siddiqui

Protests have been held in various cities of the country calling for the release of Pakistani neurosurgeon Dr Aafia Siddqui who has been imprisoned in the United States. The ‘Free Aafia Movement’ led by her sister Dr Fowzia Siddiqui held

In pictures: Schools open across the country

Educational institutions closed for 187 days due to the coronavirus outbreak in the country have finally reopened today. The institutes across the country are being reopened in phases after the severity of the outbreak in Pakistan. After the opening of the

In Pictures: Citizens across Pakistan protest against motorway rape

KARACHI: Women and men across Pakistan have staged a protest against the Lahore motorway gang-rape incident to express solidarity with the victim. The protests were held in Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Multan, and Hyderabad. The protestors chanted against the lack of

In pictures: Pakistan Celebrates Defence Day

Pakistan Defense Day was celebrated with great enthusiasm all over the country, paying homage to the courage and bravery of the officers and gentlemen of the Pakistan Army who sacrificed their lives for the nation in the 1965 war.  On

In pictures: Ashura in Pakistan and around the globe

Ashura processions were held all over the world including Pakistan and gatherings were held for the remembrance of Imam Hussain (as) which will continue throughout the day. The procession was taken out in Karachi. A large number of mourners joined

In pictures: Karachi under water

Pakistan’s economical hub Karachi is witnessing the worst spell of rains that have flooded the city. At least 500,000 people of Karachi can become homeless if the rain continues. At least 90 people have been killed in three days of

In Pictures: Pakistan celebrates 73rd Independence Day

KARACHI: The celebrations of the 73rd year of Independence on Friday began with traditional zeal and fervour across the country as the change of guard ceremonies were held at Mazaar-i-Quaid and Mazaar-i-Iqbal in Karachi and Lahore, respectively. Flag hoisting ceremonies

In Pictures: 4th anniversary of Civil Hospital Quetta terror attacks

QUETTA: Today marks the fourth anniversary of the terror attack at Civil Hospital in Quetta. More than 70 people, mainly lawyers, were killed in the suicide bombing and shooting and 130 others were injured. The fatalities were mainly lawyers who

In Pictures: Nation observes Youm-e-Istehsal

The nation today (Wednesday) observed ‘Youm-e-Istehsal’ (Kashmir Siege Day) to express solidarity with the oppressed Kashmiri people on completion of one year of the military siege of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJ&K). One minute silence was observed at 10:00

In Pictures: Eid-ul-Azha celebrations across the nation

On the occasion of Eid al-Azha, Muslims around the world sacrifice an animal mainly a goat, cow, or camel. However this year, in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, Pakistan honoured the supreme sacrifice of Prophet Hazrat Ibrahim (AS). Camel

In pictures: Most expensive goats at the mandi

Eid-ul-Azha, which is considered one of the biggest festivals of the country, is about to hit the ground on the upcoming Saturday. Millions of goats, sheep, and cattle are slaughtered annually at Eid al-Azha On the occasion of Eid, people

In Pictures: Follow SOPs at the Cattle Market

The festive occasion of Eid-ul-Azha is fast approaching and many people will be heading to the cattle market to purchase their sacrificial animals. This year, however, a visit to the cattle market will be a lot this due to the

In pictures: Heavy rains hit Karachi

Several areas of the metropolis have received heavy rain, causing citizens to suffer due to urban flooding, prolonged power outages, and traffic jams. Many roads, streets, and homes were flooded in Karachi following heavy rains on Monday afternoon. Since yesterday,