In its eighth-month report published in Sept 2015, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) counts 391 cases of ‘encounters’ in and around the city. Of them, 116 are said to have been conducted by paramilitary forces. An HRCP spokesperson says that the majority of the ‘encounters’ took place in Baldia Town and Malir. One police officer whose name keeps cropping up in this regard is that of SSP Rao Anwar.
There are many problems that go unaddressed in Pakistan, and corruption is one of them. On the contrary, the international scandal involving Axact’s sale of fake diplomas has led to criminal charges against the company and CEO Shoaib Ahmed Shaikh and caused a nationwide debate. Amid this unusual furor, however, we should spare a thought for the 2,200 employees of Axact’s nascent television channel whose jobs are now in peril.
Amjad Sabri with his wife Nadia Sabri.—Courtesy Nadia Sabri Late Amjad Sabri is remembered not only as a beloved qawwal, but also a great showman and entertainer. The qawwal’s penchant for all things filmy has been readily documented. Signs of this mutual admiration between Amjad and film stars are still on display at his home. A collection of framed pictures of the qawwal includes ones of him with celebrities from both India and Pakistan.
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Selecting a term
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