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In Pictures: World’s longest reigning monarch Queen Elizabeth turns 95

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II turns 95 today, just days after burying her late husband Prince Philip, in what will be her first birthday alone in more than seven decades.  The Queen was born on 21 April 1926 at 17 Bruton

In Pictures: TLP holds violent protests, attack policemen across Pakistan

Protests erupted in several cities across Pakistan this week after police took into custody the leader of the far-right religious party Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP). Several major intercity highways were closed by police as protests broke out in Karachi, Lahore, outside

In pictures: A glimpse at the life of Prince Philip

LONDON: Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II’s husband and the longest-serving consort of any British monarch, has passed away at the age of 99 on Friday. A statement posted on the royal family’s website morning said: “It is with deep sorrow that

In Pictures: Reliving the Imran Khan-led historic World Cup 1992 triumph

March 25, 2021 marks the 29-year anniversary of Pakistan’s cricket World Cup triumph which till date remains the only time they lifted the trophy but still remains etched in our memories. Led by the inspiring Imran Khan, Pakistan embarked on

In pictures: Pakistan Day celebrations and enthusiasm of people across country

Pakistan Day is being celebrated with enthusiasm all over the country including Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, and Quetta. Last year, the Pakistan Day parade was postponed due to the coronavirus, this year, it will be held on 25th March instead

In pictures: A look-back to Aurat March 2020

It has been three years now since people actively participated in Aurat March which is organized every year on International Women Day. On 8th March, women march on the roads and observe the Aurat March, a day to raise voice

In pictures: 100th anniversary of Saka Nankana Sahib massacre

Today, the Sikh community all over the world, including Pakistan, is commemorating the 100th anniversary of Saka Nankana Sahib.The Nankana massacre (or Saka Nankana) took place in Nankana Sahib gurdwara on 20 February 1921. More than 260 Sikhs were killed,

In pictures: Myanmar citizens resist military coup

Tens of thousands of demonstrators flooded the streets of Myanmar’s biggest city, staging the biggest demonstrations since troops fanned out around the country to quell opposition to the new military junta. Myanmar’s military seized power in a coup on February

In pictures: Pakistan observes Kashmir Solidarity Day

KARACHI: Kashmir Solidarity Day is being observed across the world on Friday (today) to express wholehearted support of the Pakistani nation to the just struggle of Kashmiri people for their inalienable right to self-determination. As a national holiday, the day

In pictures: Aseefa Bhutto Zardari celebrates her 28th birthday

Aseefa Bhutto Zardari, the youngest daughter of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto and former president Asif Ali Zardari, turned 28 on Wednesday. She was born on 3 February 1993 in London.  She has elder two siblings named Bilawal Bhutto Zardari

In pictures: Farmers enter Red Fort on India’s Republic Day

NEW DELHI: Tens of thousands of farmers protesting against agricultural reforms have fought through police barricades and tear gas to enter Delhi’s historic Red Fort complex. They were on foot and in tractors – part of a huge rally that

In pictures: A glance at “king of the world” boxer Muhammad Ali’s life

Muhammad Ali was a boxer, philanthropist and social activist, who is universally regarded as one of the greatest athletes of the 20th century. Ali became an Olympic gold medalist in 1960 and the world heavyweight boxing champion in 1964.  Ali

In pictures: Hazaras hold protests against Machh massacre

The latest wave of killing people of the Hazara community in Quetta has shock the nation as ten colliers earlier this week on 3rd January were kidnapped and killed and four others were seriously injured after armed men attacked them

In pictures: Remembering Z.A. Bhutto – Charismatic leader who became a legend

The nation is observing the 93rd birth anniversary of its former prime minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto today. Born on 5th January 1928, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto laid the basis for the democratic process in the country with the formation of the

In pictures: Celebrating Christmas across Pakistan

KARACHI: The Christian community in Pakistan has celebrated the Christmas festival like elsewhere in the world today (Friday). Houses were decorated with colourful lights, flags, and balloons. Christmas trees were set up, gifts were purchased for children, and prayers were

In pictures: Sindh celebrates culture day with traditional enthusiasm

Sindh Culture Day is being across the country with traditional enthusiasm and fervour to highlight the ancient civilization and rich culture of the province. The day is marked every year on the first Sunday of December since 2009. The day

In pictures: KCR began operations

KARACHI: The Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) began operations, after being out of commission for 21 years, with several problems and a delay-plagued process. The KCR revival project, in its present form, covers a 44 km route that includes a 30

In pictures: Diwali celebrated across the world amid COVID-19 fears

The Hindu community all over the world, including Pakistan, has celebrated Diwali, during which implementation of SOPs has been declared necessary to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The festival symbolizes new beginnings and the triumph of good over evil,

In Pictures: Biden’s triumphant journey to the top

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is all set to become the next United States president after securing the crucial 270 electoral votes he needed to win the White House. Biden ended up securing victories in the “blue wall” battlegrounds of

In Pictures: Illuminations and celebrations on Eid Milad-un-Nabi

The auspicious occasion of Eid Milad-un-Nabi (SAWW) is being celebrated with great religious zeal and fervour across the country on Friday. The day dawned with thirty-one guns salute at the federal capital and twenty-one guns salute at all the provincial

In pictures: Chehlum of Imam Hussain (RA) observed peacefully

KARACHI: The Chehlum of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) and his companions, was observed peacefully across Pakistan with religious fervour on Thursday. Chehlum processions kicked off in various cities of Pakistan under tight security, as cellphone services were suspended and traffic

In Pictures: A glance at Imran Khan’s life and achievements

Imran Khan was born to an affluent family on 5th October 1952 in Lahore. Before entering politics, he became a national hero by leading Pakistan’s national cricket team to World Cup victory in 1992. He was educated at elite schools

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