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Pakistan seals Gurdwara Shaheed Bhai Taru Singh saying it’s a mosque. Sikhs are angry

Shiromani Akali Dal leader Daljit S Cheema calls for the Indian government to take up the matter with the Pakistani officials.

Pakistan mending its wildlife abuser image—with animal rights syllabus in children’s textbooks

The Shehbaz Sharif govt says that the new curriculum will help inculcate compassion for animals.

Pakistanis see 3 challenges for Gen Asim Munir — Economy, Army’s image, Indian ‘threats’

General Qamar Javed Bajwa formally handed over the command of Pakistan Army to former ISI chief and head of Military Intelligence Lt Gen Syed Asim Munir Tuesday.

Murder of Nazia Hassan’s Aap Jaisa Koi—how Pakistanis are describing the Bollywood remix

It was Pakistani legend Nazia Hassan who originally sang Aap Jaisa Koi for Qurbani in 1980.

Fury after actor Feroze Khan accused of abusing ex-wife is nominated in Lux Style Awards

Oscar winning director Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy has returned her Lifetime achievement award in protest.

Journalist leaked Bajwa family tax records but his billions a lesser concern for Shehbaz govt

The report claimed that the assets of Bajwa's wife went from zero to PKR 2.2 billion in six years. This news of military officials acquiring capital is not new to Pakistan.

Dubai businessman claims Imran Khan aides sold $2 million watch gifted by Saudi Crown Prince

Khan and his wife are said to have retained all 112 gifts from the Toshakhana of Pakistan govt for a payment of less than 40 million Pakistani rupees.

Pakistan just got its Buddhas back from this Indian-American art smuggler

The antiques were returned during a repatriation ceremony at the Pakistan Consulate after a probe by US Homeland Security cracked the smuggling case.

One place in Pakistan where blasphemy laws won’t haunt you—in your dreams

The colonial-era blasphemy laws were expanded upon during General Zia-Ul Haq’s reign and made more stringent.

Pakistan bans 2023 Oscar contender, Joyland, which explores queer love

We have to make sure we don't let these violent, insensitive extremists win again, says the cast of the film.

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Pervez Musharraf

Musharraf went from being warmaker, dictator to yelling on Indian TV...

His worldview was shaped by the foundational logic of Pakistan — that its people could preserve its purity only in a separate State achieved by mutilating India.

Petrol doped with 20 pc ethanol starts retailing in 11 states/UTs

Bengaluru, Feb 6 (PTI) Petrol doped with 20 per cent ethanol was rolled out on Monday at select petrol pumps in 11 states...

Defence

Army personnel helping Wildlife SOS rescue the elephant | Photo credit: Army

Army personnel, NGO come together to save 35-year-old elephant in Uttarakhand

The Army swung into action after Union Minister General V.K. Singh (retd) reached out to them to rescue the elephant that has been lying down for the last two weeks.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Market has won & now it’s for Adani to decide whether...

If the political establishment responds to a situation like this as if it’s something that must only play out between a corporate & the market, it's coming of age of Indian capitalism.