India expels Pakistan High Commission staffer and arrests two Indians for spying

India expels Pakistan High Commission staffer and arrests two Indians for spying

New Delhi, October 27 (NIA): The Indian External Affairs Ministry on Thursday asked Pakistan High Commission staffer, Mehmood Akhtar, to leave the country after declaring him persona non grata on charges of espionage , The Hindustan Times reported. In the latest strain between the neighbors, the decision came after Akhtar was found in possession of confidential documents relating to India’s...

Taliban splinter group with IS links claims responsibility for Pakistan police college attack

Taliban splinter group with IS links claims responsibility for Pakistan police college attack

Quetta, October 26 (AP): Survivors of an overnight attack that killed 61 people at a Pakistani police academy described chaotic scenes of gunfire and explosions, with militants shooting anyone they saw and cadets running for their lives and jumping from windows and rooftops. A Taliban splinter group and an affiliate of the Islamic State group made competing claims of responsibility...

I firmly believe in peace between India and Pakistan and their peoples, says Pakistani actor Mikaal Zulfiqar

I firmly believe in peace between India and Pakistan and their peoples, says Pakistani actor Mikaal Zulfiqar

Karachi, October 25 (Dawn Images): After Fawad Khan, Mahira Khan ,Shaan Shahid and more have spoken about how tensions between India and Pakistan are affecting the film industry, the latest actor to sound off is Mikaal Zulfiqar. In a post on Facebook attached to a picture of himself with Indian actors Om Puri and Naseeruddin Shah, the actor stated that he...

Pakistani actor Fawad Khan calls for India-Pakistan unity

Pakistani actor Fawad Khan calls for India-Pakistan unity

In the midst of what has been a trying week for Pakistani and Indian actors who have worked on cross-border projects, Fawad Khan calls for India-Pak unity. In a Facebook post he says: "I've been in Lahore since July as my wife and I had been expecting our second child. I've received numerous requests from the media and from well...

Ban on films hurts both India and Pakistan

Ban on films hurts both India and Pakistan

Karachi, October 25 (NIA): The ban imposed on each other by the Indian and Pakistani film industries will hurt the film industries in both countries. While Pakistan is the third largest overseas market for Bollywood films, Pakistani theaters get 50 to 60 percent of their income from showing Bollywood films. Speaking to Dawn Images, Khorem Gultasab, General Manager of SuperCinema,...

Death toll from militant attack in Quetta rises to 61

Death toll from militant attack in Quetta rises to 61

Quetta, Oct 25 (NIA) - The death toll from a militant attack on a police college in the Pakistani city of Quetta, rose to 61 by Tuesday afternoon, officials said. Pakistan Army Chief, General Raheel Sharif, arrived in Quetta, hours after the attack and visited the police training college where he met police officials, army and Frontier Corps troops who...

Film bans won’t break our cultural bonds

Film bans won’t break our cultural bonds

Amber Shamsi/Dawn Friday nights, the oldest and youngest members of my household sit and watch one of their favourite TV shows together. It is the weekend and my eight-year-old gets to stay up late with her grandmother; an age difference of sixty years bridged over an hour of CID, the Indian rendition of a crime show. Now splintered into individual...

BJP’s Surgical Strike on Freedom in India

BJP’s Surgical Strike on Freedom in India

New Delhi, October 23 (The Wire Editorial): It is somehow entirely fitting that the whole saga of Karan Johar’s film Ae Dil Hai Muskhil, has achieved closure via a ‘deal’ between the producer and the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray, brokered by no less than the chief minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis. This rank abdication by the state to...

Mahira Khan shooting in a secret location for “Raees”

Mahira Khan shooting in a secret location for “Raees”

Mumbai, October 23 (Times of India): Mahira Khan, who is going to debut with Shah Rukh Khan in the movie 'Raees' will continue shooting for the movie despite the ban on Pakistani artistes. According to reports, the makers of the film including the producer Ritesh Sidhwani, Farhan Akhtar , and Shah Rukh Khan hope that things will change for the better by...

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