Manik Aftab

  • TThousands on Sunday lined outside polling stations to determine the winner of NA-120, the constituency of ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif, which lies in the heartland of Punjab, Lahore. Historically, the constituency had been the stronghold of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP). The party ...

    READMORE
  • TAzad Jammu and Kashmir Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider on Sunday denied media reports which claimed he had questioned Kashmir’s ties with Pakistan after Supreme Court disqualified Nawaz Sharif from premiership. ہم پاکستان کا آئینی حصہ نہ ہونے کے باوجود ...

    READMORE
  • TDear Diary, It has been decades, isn’t it? The last time I checked it was Dharna-I and God knows I was scared. The atmosphere was tense. The capital had been a warzone. I had once tried to break in to my neighbour’s house but was caught for attempted burglary and placed under house ...

    READMORE
  • TThe Pashtoon Council of Punjab University has demanded the provincial government to provide protection to Pashtoons studying in the university against what it termed the "hooliganism" of Islami Jamiat Taleba (IJT). Several Pashtoon students staged a protest on Wednesday, which ...

    READMORE
  • TThey say all good things must really come to an end. And on Sunday night the inevitable happened. After a 27-year illustrious career in the squared circle, the man known as The Undertaker hanged up his boots; the place was Orlando, the PPV was Wrestlemania aka ‘The Granddaddy of Them ...

    READMORE
  • TCall it a palette full of colours, both fresh and dry, or call it a book on partition, for that is what my area in Lahore seems like. Sant Nagar, as the name suggests was inhabited by Hindus before partition, and their remnants are what I mentioned before as dry colors, for there stand old, massive ...

    READMORE
  • TColours were all over the sky as Lahori folks celebrated Holi with full zeal and fervour. People of all ages and from all walks of life embraced each other to signify the triumph of good over evil and spread love. Last year, the government declared Holi, Diwali and Easter as holidays for ...

    READMORE
  • TThey say that happiness is short lived. I don’t know who ‘they’ are but happiness is indeed short lived. The second edition of Pakistan Super League ended with a bang in Lahore. The city is again set to host a World XI four-match series in September. But the former has passed and ...

    READMORE
  • TThe brutal murder of Salmaan Taseer, a former governor of the Punjab who was gunned down by his own bodyguard at the Kohsar Market in Islamabad six years ago, screams of societal ignorance at large. Taseer was murdered because he sought reforms in Pakistan's controversial blasphemy laws.  The ...

    READMORE