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Entertainment News
 

Meesha Shafi to Appear in a Hollywood Movie

Pakistani fashion model Meesha Shafi is to star in a Hollywood movie “The Reluctant Fundamentalist”. This movie is directed by Mira Nair. The movie is based on Mohsin Hamid’s bestselling novel ‘The Reluctant Fundamentalist’. Pakistani fashion model Meesha Shafi will perform alongside Hollywood actors Kate Hudson, Liev Schreiber and Kiefer Sutherland. Rest of the cast, of ‘The Reluctant Fundamentalist’, includes Bollywood icons Shabana Azmi, Om Puri and the international project star Riz Ahmed along with Nelsan Ellis, Martin Donovan and Haluk Bilginer. Meesha Shafi “The Reluctant Fundamentalist” is adapted by Mohsin Hamid, Bill Wheeler, and Ami Boghani and is produced by Lydia Dean Pilcher. The movie will be filmed in New York, Atlanta, Lahore, Delhi and Istanbul.


 
Pakistani News
 

Loadshedding: Protests swelling up, Multan Road blocked

People have blocked Multan Road in Lahore to protest against prolonged load shedding. Lahore like many other cities of Punjab has been in the grip of over 18-hour loadshedding, making life miserable for the people. The irked people blocked the Multan Road and pelted buses with stones. Police reached the spot shortly in order to disrupt protesters. Lahore witnessed worst kind of unscheduled loadshedding on Saturday night and most localities of the provincial capital remained under darkness for virtually 24 hours. The areas which were affected by long hours of power shutdown included Muslim Town, Johar Town, Icchra, Muzang, Gulberg, Baghbanpura and Batapur among others. Angry residents has staged small protest in many localities Saturday night and blocked roads by burning tyres. The protesters also chanted slogans against the government. The protesters were of the view that continuous power shutdown is badly affectin...


 
Pakistani News
 

PIA grounded 10 plane, passengers face long delays

KARACHI: The passengers of national carrier , are facing delays of up to 10 of 39 PIA aircraft were grounded because of technical faults, PakistaniNewsChannel reported. In Peshawar PIA flight PK tied in UAE-255 made ​​an emergency landing here after developing a technical fault at one of its generators. According to sources, the flight was scheduled to land in the city of Al Ain and carrying95 passengers. Another Islamabad to Skardu PIA flight PK-451 alloy was also canceled while other scheduled flights between Karachi and Muscat PK-225 PK-356 Lahore to Islamabad have been canceled. Earlier Tuesday, a flight bound for Islamabad Karachi PK-369, leading some lawmakers, has made ​​an emergency landing in Multan after developing a technical fault.


 
Sports
 

Lions enter last-four as Zebras win last-ball thriller

Fast-rising Rameez Aziz and seasoned Hasan Raza struck delightful fifties on Tuesday to help Karachi Zebras’ clinch a six-wicket victory in a last-ball thriller against Abbottabad Falcons, while Lahore Eagles became the first team to qualify for the semifinals of Faysal Bank T20 tournament at the National Stadium here on Tuesday. Chasing a target of 159, Zebras were in trouble at 4-28 in 4.4 overs. However, Rameez and Hasan took centre-stage in their quest to achieve what seemed like a gigantic task at that stage. Both players were finding it hard to keep up with the required rate until 10 overs were completed. Experts wrote off Zebras’ at that stage and were questioning the competence of talented left-hander Rameez. Zebras needed 103 runs off the last 10 overs when they stepped up on the gas with some wonderful strokes, finding the gaps with perfection. The duo completed their fifties and Hasan raised the bat toward...


 
Pakistani News
 

Punjab Dengue death toll climbs to 124

The menace of Dengue fever continues to play with the lives in Lahore as six more persons died during last 24 hours. The death toll in the disease has climbed to 124 with fresh deaths, while several others were tested positive for the deadly virus. The total number of dengue patients in Punjab reached 11054 and out of these 9787 are in Lahore. So far 10583 dengue patients have been cured and discharged out of which 9490 belong to Lahore. At present 1132 patients are under treatment at different hospitals of the province and out of these 895 are in Lahore. The authorities have directed for delivering daily lectures in academic institutions to create awareness about the deadly disease.


 
Pakistani News
 

Dengue death toll in Lahore reaches 106

LAHORE - All measures taken by the Punjab government to contain dengue mosquito appear to be failing as another five people have succumbed to the deadly virus in Lahore on Tuesday taking death toll in Lahore to 106. According to the Punjab Health Department, more than 10, 000 people have been affected by the mosquito-borne virus in Punjab so far. The provincial government and medical experts term the virus a social problem instead of medical one. They say the virus could not be contained without public support. People mostly women and children are continuously visiting city hospitals while the hospital administration said that it was not possible to satisfy each patient due to overwhelming number of patients. Experts said that the virus might spread fast due to load shedding that has again started in the city. Therefore, it is critical to control load shedding in order to get control over the virus spread. Punjab Chief Min...
 

September 27, 2011