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In this January 1, 2015, file photo, police officers escort Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, center, the main suspect of the Mumbai terror attacks in 2008, after his court appearance in Islamabad, Pakistan.(AP file)

Pak anti-terror court jails Mumbai attack mastermind Lakhvi

By Imtiaz Ahmad , edited by Vinod Janardhanan | Hindustan Times, Islamabad
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 06:32 PM IST
The hearing and sentencing concluded in just few hours after the Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist was produced before court for the first time since his arrest on January 2.
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Lakhvi, one of the alleged masterminds of the Mumbai attacks, was arrested by Pakistani authorities on January 2 on charges of involvement in terror financing, almost five years after he was freed on bail.(AP FILE PHOTO.)
Lakhvi, one of the alleged masterminds of the Mumbai attacks, was arrested by Pakistani authorities on January 2 on charges of involvement in terror financing, almost five years after he was freed on bail.(AP FILE PHOTO.)

US welcomes LeT commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi’s arrest on charges of terror financing

By Rezaul H Laskar | Edited by Sohini Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 11:16 PM IST
Six US citizens were among the 166 people killed when a 10-member LeT team attacked Mumbai in November 2008. Lakhvi, who is also a UN-designated terrorist, will now face trial in an anti-terrorism court in Lahore.
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Karachi. For some, the repository offers glimpses of cities they will likely never visit. For others, it is a reminder that borders often separate people who were once one.(Lawaiza Zahid Hussain)
Karachi. For some, the repository offers glimpses of cities they will likely never visit. For others, it is a reminder that borders often separate people who were once one.(Lawaiza Zahid Hussain)

Check out a virtual pandemic-era travelogue focused on South Asia

By Dipanjan Sinha | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2020 05:41 AM IST
The Daak Vaak repository on Instagram is crowdsourced, with people sending in photographs of cities they love and miss.
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Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, chief of the banned Islamic charity Jamaat-ud-Dawah, looks over the crowd at a protest in Islamabad.(REUTERS)
Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, chief of the banned Islamic charity Jamaat-ud-Dawah, looks over the crowd at a protest in Islamabad.(REUTERS)

Pak court sentences Hafiz Saeed to 15 yrs in jail in terror funding case

By HT Correspondents | Hindustan Times, Islamabad/New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2020 02:07 AM IST
This was the longest prison sentence awarded so far to the Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) chief in the five cases that have been decided against him by the anti-terrorism court in Lahore.
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Hafiz Saeed will have to undergo collective imprisonment of over 36 years in five terror financing cases at the Kot Lakhpat Jail in Lahore.(REUTERS)
Hafiz Saeed will have to undergo collective imprisonment of over 36 years in five terror financing cases at the Kot Lakhpat Jail in Lahore.(REUTERS)

Pak court sentences JuD chief Hafiz Saeed to over 15 years in jail in one more terror financing case

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kunal Gaurav | Lahore
PUBLISHED ON DEC 24, 2020 08:11 PM IST
Hafiz Saeed, a UN-designated terrorist on whom the US has placed a $10 million bounty, was arrested on July 17 last year in the terror financing cases.
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People travel on a road as smog envelops Lahore, Pakistan.(AP)
People travel on a road as smog envelops Lahore, Pakistan.(AP)

Lahore again tops list of world’s most polluted cities; Delhi is second

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Mallika Soni | Lahore
PUBLISHED ON NOV 30, 2020 06:25 PM IST
According to the index, Lahore reported a particulate matter (PM) rating of 423. Pakistan’s financial capital Karachi ranked at 7 on the AQI. Delhi came in second with a PM of 229, while Nepal’s capital Kathmandu ranked the third-worst city with a PM of 178.
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Workers hang posters of opposition party Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) on a street in Lahore on October 15.(AFP)
Workers hang posters of opposition party Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) on a street in Lahore on October 15.(AFP)

First rally of Pakistan oppn parties against Imran Khan govt today to kick off protest movement

By Imtiaz Ahmad | Hindustan Times, Islamabad
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2020 11:19 AM IST
Maulana Fazlur Rehman, the chief of the Jamiat-Ulema Islam (F), who is also heading the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), will lead a rally from Lahore to Gujranwala ahead of the public meeting, which will be attended by leaders of almost all opposition political parties.
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Sirsa-based writer Kesra Ram has won the Dhahan Prize for excellence in Punjabi fiction for his collection of short stories, Zanani Paud, while British Columbia’s Harkirat Kaur Chahal has been selected as the finalist of the Gurmukhi script category for her novel, Aadam Grehan. She is the first woman author to have won the Dhahan Prize for her groundbreaking novel.(Dhahan Prize FB page)
Sirsa-based writer Kesra Ram has won the Dhahan Prize for excellence in Punjabi fiction for his collection of short stories, Zanani Paud, while British Columbia’s Harkirat Kaur Chahal has been selected as the finalist of the Gurmukhi script category for her novel, Aadam Grehan. She is the first woman author to have won the Dhahan Prize for her groundbreaking novel.(Dhahan Prize FB page)

Haryana-based Kesra Ram’s Zanani Paud wins $25,000-Dhahan Prize for Punjabi fiction

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON OCT 07, 2020 09:16 AM IST
Lahore’s Zubair Ahmad won $10,000 for Panni Di Kandh (Wall of Water), a collection of short stories in the Shahmukhi, while Harkirat Kaur Chahal of Chilliwack, BC, Canada was selected as the finalist of the Gurmukhi script for her novel, Aadam Grehan (Humanity’s Eclipse).
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Shahbaz Sharif (Centre wearing blue mask), Pakistani opposition leader and brother of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, comes out from the Lahore high court surrounded by supporters after the court rejected his bail plea in a money laundering and assets beyond income case.(AFP)
Shahbaz Sharif (Centre wearing blue mask), Pakistani opposition leader and brother of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, comes out from the Lahore high court surrounded by supporters after the court rejected his bail plea in a money laundering and assets beyond income case.(AFP)

Pak Oppn leader Shahbaz Sharif arrested ahead of stir against Imran Khan govt

By Imtiaz Ahmad | Hindustan Times, Islamabad
PUBLISHED ON SEP 28, 2020 08:12 PM IST
The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz president was detained by the National Accountability Bureau from the Lahore court premises after a two-judge bench rejected his interim bail plea.
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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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Gang rape is rare in Pakistan, although sexual harassment and violence against women and children is not uncommon. In 2018, the rape and murder of an eight-year old girl had led to widespread protests (in picture).(AP/File)
Gang rape is rare in Pakistan, although sexual harassment and violence against women and children is not uncommon. In 2018, the rape and murder of an eight-year old girl had led to widespread protests (in picture).(AP/File)

12 held in Pakistan after woman allegedly raped on highway

By Imtiaz Ahmad | Hindustan Times, Islamabad
PUBLISHED ON SEP 10, 2020 07:02 PM IST
The alleged rape in Lahore-Sialkot motorway on Wednesday night led to outrage in the country, with people from all walks of life demanding the apprehension of the suspects.
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The case against the three men was filed by the Counter-Terrorism Department of Pakistan’s Punjab province. They were charged under several provisions of the Anti-Terrorism Act of 1997. (Image used for representation).(AFP FILE PHOTO.)
The case against the three men was filed by the Counter-Terrorism Department of Pakistan’s Punjab province. They were charged under several provisions of the Anti-Terrorism Act of 1997. (Image used for representation).(AFP FILE PHOTO.)

Pakistani court convicts 3 LeT and JuD leaders, including Hafiz Saeed’s brother-in-law

By Rezaul H Laskar | Edited by Sohini Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2020 08:36 PM IST
Makki, a top JuD leader for whom the US state department has announced a reward of $2 million, Malik Zafar Iqbal and Hafiz Abdul Salam Bhuttavi were convicted by judge Ejaz Ahmad Buttar of an anti-terrorism court in Lahore on Friday.
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Pakistan actor Saba Qamar in a still from film Hindi Medium.
Pakistan actor Saba Qamar in a still from film Hindi Medium.

FIR against Saba Qamar, Pakistani singer Bilal Saeed for shooting song inside mosque in Lahore

By Imtiaz Ahmad | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, Islamabad
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2020 03:52 PM IST
The complaint has been filed by Farhat Manzoor, an advocate, who said that the act of filming a music video inside the Wazir Khan mosque has hurt the religious sentiments of the public.
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The values that Mughal-e-Azam embodies need to be cherished(HT FIle)
The values that Mughal-e-Azam embodies need to be cherished(HT FIle)

August 5: A tribute to the values of the Republic

By Ira Bhaskar
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2020 06:12 AM IST
Mughal-e-Azam, exactly 60 years ago, displayed a bold imagination of the nation, law, governance and dissent
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Rani Balbir Kaur in the play Rani Jindan.(HT Photo)
Rani Balbir Kaur in the play Rani Jindan.(HT Photo)

Roundabout: Playing the role of women in the life of Maharaja Ranjit Singh

By Nirupama Dutt | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2020 11:12 PM IST
Two veteran actors of the stage and screen recall with joy the roles they played of the brave queens of the Sikh Raj and their resilience even in trying times
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Investigators said there was no technical issue with the plane, and the government blamed the pilots.(Reuters)
Investigators said there was no technical issue with the plane, and the government blamed the pilots.(Reuters)

Timeline to disaster: The last moments PIA’s Flight 8303

By Agence France-Presse | Posted by: Shivani Kumar | Islamabad, Pakistan
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2020 09:31 PM IST
CCTV images released with the report showed sparks flying across the runway as the engines scraped the ground.
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An upright reporter and a woman of strong beliefs, Rama Sharma was never afraid of speaking out her mind(HT Photo)
An upright reporter and a woman of strong beliefs, Rama Sharma was never afraid of speaking out her mind(HT Photo)

ROUNDABOUT: Remembering Rama Sharma, a woman of substance

By Nirupama Dutt
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2020 04:47 PM IST
The brave daughter of Partition was more concerned about breaking glass ceilings than fitting into glass slippers
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Volunteers look for survivors of a plane that crashed in a residential area of Karachi, Pakistan, May 22, 2020.(AP photo)
Volunteers look for survivors of a plane that crashed in a residential area of Karachi, Pakistan, May 22, 2020.(AP photo)

82 bodies recovered, more feared dead in Pakistan plane crash with 99 on board

By Press Trust of India | Karachi
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2020 03:12 AM IST
The PIA Airbus A320 carrying 91 passengers and eight crew members has crash-landed into the Jinnah Housing Society located near the airport, a spokesperson of the national carrier said.
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Fire brigade staff try to put out fire caused by a plane crash in Karachi, Pakistan(AP)
Fire brigade staff try to put out fire caused by a plane crash in Karachi, Pakistan(AP)

At least 57 dead as Pakistan plane crashes in residential area in Karachi

By Press Trust of India | Karachi
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2020 11:36 PM IST
The PIA Airbus A320 carrying 91 passengers and eight crew members has crash- landed into the Jinnah Housing Society located near the airport, a spokesperson of the national carrier said.
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A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) passenger crashed near Karachi airport on Friday.(REUTERS)
A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) passenger crashed near Karachi airport on Friday.(REUTERS)

Pakistan plane, about to land, crashes near Karachi; 99 passengers on board

By Imtiaz Ahmad | Hindustan Times, Islamabad
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2020 09:23 PM IST
There were more than 90 passengers on board the Airbus aircraft. Black smoke could be seen from afar at the crash site in Karachi, say eye-witnesses.
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Pakistan's Umar Akmal celebrates against Sri Lanka during their Asia Cup final.(AP)
Pakistan's Umar Akmal celebrates against Sri Lanka during their Asia Cup final.(AP)

Umar Akmal refuses to divulge details of two meetings with suspected bookies: PCB sources

By Press Trust of India | Karachi
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2020 12:30 PM IST
Akmal was found guilty of two charges under the PCB Anti-Corruption Code and on April 27, he was banned from cricket activities till February 19, 2023.
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The management tried to make alternative arrangements and contacted some cooks but they refused to come amid the coronavirus outbreak.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)
The management tried to make alternative arrangements and contacted some cooks but they refused to come amid the coronavirus outbreak.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)

Ex-councillor turns saviour for elderly residents amid Covid-19 lockdown

By Urvashi Dev Rawal | Hindustan Times, Jaipur
PUBLISHED ON APR 18, 2020 10:40 PM IST
The residents, all above 70 years, were left unaided after their cook and some other staff went to their villages ahead of the lockdown announced on March 22.
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A policeman wearing a facemask stands at the Tablighi Markaz checkpoint during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus, in Lahore.(AFP)
A policeman wearing a facemask stands at the Tablighi Markaz checkpoint during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus, in Lahore.(AFP)

Pak scrambles to track Tablighi Jamaat followers after Covid-19 cases rise

By Imtiaz Ahmad | Hindustan Times, Islamabad
UPDATED ON APR 18, 2020 09:05 PM IST
This effort comes at a time when the Pakistan government and religious organizations, including the Tablighi Jamaat, are in talks over holding congregational prayers during the holy month of Ramazan that starts in about a week.
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Pakistan till now has reported a total of 6,506 confirmed cases of coronavirus with 123 deaths, the paper reported.(AP file photo)
Pakistan till now has reported a total of 6,506 confirmed cases of coronavirus with 123 deaths, the paper reported.(AP file photo)

Nine Tablighi Jamaat members test positive for Covid-19 in Pakistan

By Press Trust of India | Islamabad
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2020 12:51 PM IST
The new cases emerged on Tuesday in different districts of the Punjab province.
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Wasim Akram.(Twitter)
Wasim Akram.(Twitter)

Moustache or not? Wasim Akram asks fans on social media, Shahid Afridi replies

By Indo Asian News Service | Lahore
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2020 06:05 PM IST
Former captain and his fellow teammate, allrounder Shahid Afridi replied, saying moustache or not Akram will always remain a champion.
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Municipal workers disinfecting a street in Lahore’s old city on March 23, 2020.(Arif Ali/AFP)
Municipal workers disinfecting a street in Lahore’s old city on March 23, 2020.(Arif Ali/AFP)

Lockdown Diaries: To connect and to share by Anam Zakaria

By Anam Zakaria | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON APR 12, 2020 08:08 PM IST
The pandemic is so bizarre that we oscillate between obsessing about it and feeling emotionally numb
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An official of animal rescue team checks a cat rescued from a cage of a closed animal market during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown in the wake of Covid-19 outbreak, in Karachi.(AFP Photo)
An official of animal rescue team checks a cat rescued from a cage of a closed animal market during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown in the wake of Covid-19 outbreak, in Karachi.(AFP Photo)

‘Horrific’, says activist as hundreds of lockdown-hit animals die in Pakistan

By Agencies | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2020 03:25 PM IST
As the coronavirus pandemic grew, Pakistan’s major cities were plunged into lockdown, forcing many shops to close.
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Representational Image.(Twitter)
Representational Image.(Twitter)

Pakistan Super League: Teams request PCB to move Lahore games to Karachi

By Indo Asian News Service | Karachi/Lahore
UPDATED ON MAR 15, 2020 12:36 PM IST
The report says the franchises are also ready to bear travelling costs while moving to Lahore as most of the teams are currently based in Karachi.
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A file photo of an encounter between India and Pakistan.(Getty Images)
A file photo of an encounter between India and Pakistan.(Getty Images)

‘We want India here’ - Lahore fans come up with special message during Pakistan Super League

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2020 06:01 PM IST
During the ongoing Pakistan Super League, a picture posted on Twitter by a local journalist showed crowds holding signs which said ‘We want India here’.
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Congress leader and veteran actor Shatrughan Sinha on Saturday called on Pakistan President Arif Alvi(President of Pakistan/Twitter)
Congress leader and veteran actor Shatrughan Sinha on Saturday called on Pakistan President Arif Alvi(President of Pakistan/Twitter)

Congress’ Shatrughan Sinha calls on Pak President Arif Alvi, discusses Kashmir

By Press Trust of India | Islamabad
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2020 03:22 AM IST
Sinha, who is in Pakistan on a personal visit, called on President Alvi at the Governor House in Lahore and the two discussed Kashmir among other matters of interest, according to a statement by Alvi’s office.
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