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The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government and Auqaf department have been directed to start the work immediately and submit a progress report in two weeks.(AFP)

‘Restore temple in 2 weeks’: Pak SC

By Imtiaz Ahmad | Hindustan Times, Islamabad
PUBLISHED ON JAN 07, 2021 12:46 AM IST
Pakistan’s chief justice Gulzar Ahmed, who had taken suo motu notice of the attack, gave the ruling after minority lawmaker Ramesh Kumar briefed him about the temple being vandalised during their meeting in Karachi last week.
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People from the Shia Hazara community chant slogans during a sit-in to protest the killing of coal mine workers by gunmen near the Machh coal field, in Quetta, Pakistan on January 6.(AP)
People from the Shia Hazara community chant slogans during a sit-in to protest the killing of coal mine workers by gunmen near the Machh coal field, in Quetta, Pakistan on January 6.(AP)

Hazara refuse to bury 11 miners killed by IS till Imran Khan comes. He says no

By Imtiaz Ahmad, edited by Vinod Janardhanan | Hindustan Times, Islamabad
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 12:16 AM IST
The Majlis-i-Wahdat-i-Muslimeen organisation insisted they want Prime Minister Imran Khan to visit Quetta, where the dead bodies have been placed as part of the protest, and give assurances for the safety of the community.
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Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif in 2006(Getty Images)
Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif in 2006(Getty Images)

‘Shoaib Akhtar and I looked at that Indian team and said to each other ‘how will we get them out’’: Mohammad Asif recalls Karachi Test 2006

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2021 12:58 PM IST
Asif, playing only this third Test, picked up seven wickets in the match to help Pakistan hammer India by 341 runs. It was a team that boasted the Fab Five of Indian cricket – Virender Sehwag, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman.
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A local resident lodged a complaint about Begum saying she was working as gram pradhan without authority as she is a Pakistani national.(Sourced)
A local resident lodged a complaint about Begum saying she was working as gram pradhan without authority as she is a Pakistani national.(Sourced)

Pak national becomes gram panchayat head in UP’s Etah, probe ordered

By Hemendra Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, Agra
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 04:53 PM IST
District panchayati raj officer Alok Priyadarshi said magistrate Sukhlal Bharti has ordered the probe to know how Bano Begum managed to get an Aadhaar card and other documents to get elected
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HT reviewer Maaz Bin Bilal picks his best reads of 2020

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2020 05:12 PM IST
The shutting down of dissent: A classic that comments on reactions to the epidemic, novels that reveal the paranoia against Muslim minorities, and a volume that interrogates the idea of Hindustan
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson walks to Downing Street in central London on September 22 after attending the weekly meeting of the cabinet at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office .(AFP file)
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson walks to Downing Street in central London on September 22 after attending the weekly meeting of the cabinet at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office .(AFP file)

UK slaps sanctions on Pak ex-cop for human rights violations

By Prasun Sonwalkar , edited by Vinod Janardhanan | Hindustan Times, London
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 11:46 PM IST
Others sanctioned include Russian, Venezuelan and Gambian human rights violators, the Foreign Office said, adding that the sanctions have been imposed alongside the United States on International Human Rights Day.
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After Nandgaokar’s video became viral, Raut had clarified that the demand for changing the shop’s name is not the party’s official stance.(ANI Twitter)
After Nandgaokar’s video became viral, Raut had clarified that the demand for changing the shop’s name is not the party’s official stance.(ANI Twitter)

‘Bring back PoK first’: Raut on Fadnavis’ ‘Karachi will be part of India’ remark

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2020 01:19 PM IST
The former chief minister of Maharashtra was responding to a controversy that erupted after a video of a Shiv Sena leader allegedly asking Karachi Sweets shop owner in Bandra West to remove the word ‘Karachi’ from the names of their shop went viral.
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“We believe in ‘Akhand Bharat’. We also believe that Karachi will be a part of India one day,” Fadnavis said.(ANI Twitter)
“We believe in ‘Akhand Bharat’. We also believe that Karachi will be a part of India one day,” Fadnavis said.(ANI Twitter)

‘Karachi will be a part of India one day’: Fadnavis on Bandra sweet shop row

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2020 10:21 AM IST
The BJP leader was responding to a question over the incident where Shiv Sena allegedly asked sweet shop owners in Bandra West to remove the word ‘Karachi’ from the names of their outlets.
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A sweet shop owner in Mumbai covered the word ‘Karachi’ on his establishment’s hoarding with a paper on Thursday.(ANI Photo)
A sweet shop owner in Mumbai covered the word ‘Karachi’ on his establishment’s hoarding with a paper on Thursday.(ANI Photo)

After Sena leader’s ‘nudge’, Mumbai man covers ‘Karachi’ on sweet shop’s name

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2020 02:35 PM IST
In a viral video, the Sena leader can be heard telling the shop owner to change the name to anything “but Karachi, which reminds one of Pakistan.”
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Photos of Wasim Akram (L) and Dean Jones (R)(Twitter)
Photos of Wasim Akram (L) and Dean Jones (R)(Twitter)

PSL 2020: Wasim Akram dedicates Karachi Kings’ maiden title win to late Dean Jones

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2020 01:58 PM IST
Dean Jones was appointed the coach of Karachi ahead of the PSL season in March before the coronavirus pandemic led to the postponement of the knockout stage of the tournament.
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Sachin Tendulkar in his debut match (L) and last match (R)(BCCI/Twitter)
Sachin Tendulkar in his debut match (L) and last match (R)(BCCI/Twitter)

BCCI posts special message marking Sachin Tendulkar’s international debut

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2020 12:22 PM IST
Marking 31 years of Sachin’s international debut, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) took their Twitter handle to thank the cricket legend for inspiring an entire generation with his excellent game.
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People who took part in a Tablighi Jamaat function earlier in March being checked by a health team before being taken by bus to a quarantine facility amid concerns of infection on March 31, 2020.(Ajay Aggarwal/HT PHOTO)
People who took part in a Tablighi Jamaat function earlier in March being checked by a health team before being taken by bus to a quarantine facility amid concerns of infection on March 31, 2020.(Ajay Aggarwal/HT PHOTO)

Thousands to attend Tablighi Jamaat congregation in Karachi despite uptick in Covid-19 cases

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | Lahore
PUBLISHED ON NOV 05, 2020 09:43 PM IST
Pakistan has seen a spike in the number of new coronavirus cases after a brief lull in September. The virus death toll stands at 6,893 with over 3.3 lakh confirmed infections
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Earlier police registered the journalist’s disappearance as an “abduction” case without naming suspects.(Unsplash/photo for representation)
Earlier police registered the journalist’s disappearance as an “abduction” case without naming suspects.(Unsplash/photo for representation)

Missing Pakistani TV reporter is found after 72 hours

By Associated Press | Posted by Niyati Singh | Islamabad
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2020 11:24 PM IST
A reporter working for Pakistan’s leading Geo News television who had gone missing in the southern port city of Karachi has been found, family and colleague said Saturday.
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FILE PHOTO: Maryam Nawaz, Safdar Awan’s wife and PML-N vice president, lauded Sindh Police, tweeting, “I salute the Sindh Police.” (REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro/File Photo)
FILE PHOTO: Maryam Nawaz, Safdar Awan’s wife and PML-N vice president, lauded Sindh Police, tweeting, “I salute the Sindh Police.” (REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro/File Photo)

Pakistan: Sindh Police officials apply for leave after arrest of ex-PM Nawaz Sharif’s son-in-law

By Asian News International | Posted by Karan Manral | Islamabad
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2020 06:07 AM IST
Captain (retired) Safdar Awan was arrested by the Karachi Police on Monday, just hours after a fiery speech by his wife and Nawaz Sharif’s daughter, Maryam Nawaz, against PM Imran Khan at a Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) rally.
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This July 8, 2018 file photo shows Mohammad Safdar Awan, son-in-law of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, leading a rally in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.(AP file)
This July 8, 2018 file photo shows Mohammad Safdar Awan, son-in-law of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, leading a rally in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.(AP file)

Pak oppn claims police chief was ‘kidnapped’, made to order arrest of Nawaz Sharif’s son-in-law

By Imtiaz Ahmad | Hindustan Times, Islamabad
PUBLISHED ON OCT 19, 2020 06:40 PM IST
The retired captain and 200 others including Maryam Nawaz were reportedly booked for sloganeering inside the mausoleum of Pakistan’s founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah a day earlier, and thus violating its sanctity.
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Activists of the newly-formed Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), an opposition alliance of 11 parties, gather during the public rally in Karachi.(AFP)
Activists of the newly-formed Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), an opposition alliance of 11 parties, gather during the public rally in Karachi.(AFP)

Pakistan opposition rally calls for PM Imran Khan to quit

By Reuters | Posted by Srivatsan K C | Karachi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 19, 2020 01:23 PM IST
Under Khan, Pakistan has experienced mounting censorship of the media and a crackdown on dissent, critics and opposition.
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Activists of the newly-formed Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), an opposition alliance of 11 parties, gather during the public rally in Karachi on October 18.(AFP)
Activists of the newly-formed Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), an opposition alliance of 11 parties, gather during the public rally in Karachi on October 18.(AFP)

Pak Oppn hammers Imran Khan at rally, cops ‘gate crash’ Maryam Nawaz’s hotel

By Imtiaz Ahmad | Hindustan Times, Islamabad
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2020 02:20 PM IST
Maryam Nawaz, daughter of former PM Nawaz Sharif and currently PML-N vice-president, attended the mass protest where she launched a scathing attack on PM Khan in a speech
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In this picture taken on April 3, 2018, Pakistani fishermen Abdul Aziz (R) and Muhammad Dada give food to dogs on Dingy Island in Karachi.(AFP file)
In this picture taken on April 3, 2018, Pakistani fishermen Abdul Aziz (R) and Muhammad Dada give food to dogs on Dingy Island in Karachi.(AFP file)

Karachi’s famous dog islands under threat of urban development

By Imtiaz Ahmad | Hindustan Times, Islamabad
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2020 11:59 AM IST
Hundreds of strays, often escaping the cull, have found refuge on the islands and are helped by local fishermen who bring food and water to them on a regular basis.
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Rescue workers examine a burnt bus at the accident site on a highway outside of Karachi, Pakistan.(AP Photo)
Rescue workers examine a burnt bus at the accident site on a highway outside of Karachi, Pakistan.(AP Photo)

Passenger bus catches fire in Pakistan, 13 killed

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Prashasti Singh | Karachi
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2020 06:15 AM IST
The over-speeding bus, on its way to Karachi from Hyderabad, skidded off the road and burst into flames on Saturday, police and rescue officials said.
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A new book on Pakistan by a journalist, another that looks at caste and race in the USA, and a Bengali debut novel in translation feature on our list of interesting reads this week.(HT Team)
A new book on Pakistan by a journalist, another that looks at caste and race in the USA, and a Bengali debut novel in translation feature on our list of interesting reads this week.(HT Team)

HT Picks: New Reads

By HT Team | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2020 07:51 PM IST
Pakistan, race and caste, and a Bengali novel in translation are all on this week’s list of good reads
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On Saturday, the woman was on her way to Sector 137 of Noida for a picnic along with some relatives in the mini bus but got arrested soon after crossing over into the UP territory.
On Saturday, the woman was on her way to Sector 137 of Noida for a picnic along with some relatives in the mini bus but got arrested soon after crossing over into the UP territory.

Pak national arrested in UP’s Noida for violation of visa norms

By Press Trust of India | Noida
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2020 04:55 PM IST
The 36-year-old woman, identified as Nausheen Naaz from Karachi in Pakistan, was held on Saturday. She was staying with her husband at their Ajmeri Gate home in Delhi on a long-term visa. The couple had got married in 2005, the officials said.
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A 20-feet long and three-to-four-feet wide tunnel has been found in the Indian territory near the International Border in the Basantar area of Samba.(HT Photo)
A 20-feet long and three-to-four-feet wide tunnel has been found in the Indian territory near the International Border in the Basantar area of Samba.(HT Photo)

BSF detects trans-border tunnel in J&K’s Samba sector

By Ravi Krishnan Khajuria | Hindustan Times/Jammu, Jammu
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2020 05:26 PM IST
The tunnel extends 50 metres into the Indian territory, a search operation is underway
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India maintains that Pakistan spy agency is protecting Dawood Ibrahim and uses its network for its nefarious activities(Getty Image/File Photo)
India maintains that Pakistan spy agency is protecting Dawood Ibrahim and uses its network for its nefarious activities(Getty Image/File Photo)

Where does Dawood Ibrahim live in Karachi? Pakistan has three addresses

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2020 05:40 AM IST
Pakistan has finally listed three addresses in Karachi for Dawood Ibrahim in a government document ordering sanctions against terrorists and terror organisations operating from its soil.
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A woman carries sack of wheat and household goods while she wades through a flooded area of Dadu, a district in the Pakistan's southern Sindh province on Sunday.(AP Photo)
A woman carries sack of wheat and household goods while she wades through a flooded area of Dadu, a district in the Pakistan's southern Sindh province on Sunday.(AP Photo)

Nearly 50 people killed due to heavy monsoon rains in Pakistan in past 3 days

By Asian News International | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | Islamabad
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2020 05:53 AM IST
Rains have damaged around 100 homes and caused a breach in a flooded main canal, inundating villages in the Sindh province. Troops with boats rushed to the areas in the province on Sunday.
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The incident happened near a mosque and shattered windows of cars nearby. A heavy contingent of security forces reached the site after the incident.(Reuters Photo)
The incident happened near a mosque and shattered windows of cars nearby. A heavy contingent of security forces reached the site after the incident.(Reuters Photo)

At least 40 people injured in blast at Karachi rally

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 06, 2020 08:44 AM IST
The blast was caused by a “cracker” tossed near the hardline Jamaat-i-Islami group’s rally by unidentified people on a motorcycle, a report on the Geo News website said. It said the attackers managed to escape.
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Sindhudesh Revolutionary Army (SRA), a banned outfit in Pakistan, has claimed responsibility for the attack through social media.(File Photo. Representative image)
Sindhudesh Revolutionary Army (SRA), a banned outfit in Pakistan, has claimed responsibility for the attack through social media.(File Photo. Representative image)

39 injured in a grenade attack on a rally in Pakistan’s Karachi

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by: Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2020 12:29 AM IST
The blast took place near the main truck that was part of the rally in the Gulshan-i-Iqbal area, when two persons on a motorcycle lobbed a grenade, according to a Jamaat-i-Islami spokesperson.
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The process of verification of licences of 93 pilots has been initiated, while the investigation of the remaining 141 cases is expected to be completed within one week.(Reuters file photo)
The process of verification of licences of 93 pilots has been initiated, while the investigation of the remaining 141 cases is expected to be completed within one week.(Reuters file photo)

Pakistan’s aviation authority suspends 15 more pilots having fake licenses

By Press Trust of India| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal | Islamabad
PUBLISHED ON JUL 18, 2020 03:50 PM IST
These are among the 262 pilots, who were grounded and put under investigation by the aviation ministry last month, for possessing suspicious licences, according to the Dawn newspaper.
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Members of the United Nations Security Council during a meeting at the UN headquarters in New York.(Reuters File Photo)
Members of the United Nations Security Council during a meeting at the UN headquarters in New York.(Reuters File Photo)

How UN Security Council condemned Karachi attack, and Pakistan

By Yashwant Raj | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, Washington
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2020 11:26 AM IST
The UNSC statement condemned the Karachi attack. But it was perfunctory, styled to fit a template.
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A police officer stands guard next to a bullet-riddled window at the Pakistan Stock Exchange building after an attack in Karachi, on June 29.(Reuters Photo)
A police officer stands guard next to a bullet-riddled window at the Pakistan Stock Exchange building after an attack in Karachi, on June 29.(Reuters Photo)

Members unhappy over Pakistan blaming India for Karachi attack, China-pushed UNSC statement delayed

By Shishir Gupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2020 09:39 AM IST
While such statements are routinely issued by the UNSC after a terror attack, fellow UNSC members intervened at the last moment expressing reservations on uncalled statements by Pakistan.
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Mumbai police personnel petrol outside Taj Hotel in Mumbai. Ht photo by Anshuman poyrekar.
Mumbai police personnel petrol outside Taj Hotel in Mumbai. Ht photo by Anshuman poyrekar.

2 Taj hotels in Mumbai get threat calls from ‘LeT operative in Pak’, cops step up vigil

By Manish K Pathak | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2020 04:31 PM IST
A Mumbai Police official, requesting anonymity, said that the hotel authorities received the threat calls and security has been intensified at the properties.
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