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More protests over controversial film

This article was first published in The Express Tribune on Sept 22, 2012. Islamabad – Violent protests continued against a sacrilegious film for the third day in the twin cities on Friday. Angry protesters, mostly students from Rawalpindi, set a CNG station, four police and two private vehicles on fire in Faizabad. Hundreds of young […]

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Red Zone turns into battleground over controversial film

This article was first published in The Express Tribune on Sept 21, 2013. Islamabad – The battle for Red Zone lasted several hours. Around 1,000 protesters battled the Islamabad Police for more than four hours on Thursday afternoon in a bid to march toward the US embassy, housed in the sensitive Red Zone along with […]

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Sector G-8 gets some attention

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Sept 17, 2012. Islamabad – The Melody Food Park in G-6 might have lost its shine, but the Capital Development Authority (CDA) has announced a new food court to be built in sector G-8. On Friday, Chairman CDA Farkhand Iqbal visited G-8 to interact with the […]

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Aeromodelling in Islamabad

Islamabad – Qasim Ali Shigri loved cars, so when his father decided to quit selling digital cameras in 2004 and stocked his shop in Rawalpindi with remote-controlled cars and model aircrafts, Shigri naturally tagged along to help. Eight years later, he’s considered an expert of model aircrafts and a guru for other flying enthusiasts in Rawalpindi and […]

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On Gabriel Garcia Marquez: A Eulogy from Islamabad

  An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on April 23, 2014. At the end of Love in the Time of Cholera, the 1985 novel by Colombian Nobel Prize-winning writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez, a riverboat captain, who is transporting his girlfriend and two ageing lovers, is hounded by armed […]

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