Mayhem on the streets of Newcastle as drunken revellers enjoy a booze-fuelled May Day Bank Holiday weekend

Stumbling out of nightclubs and being propped up by friends as they attempt to make their way home, these are some of the thousands of revellers who descended on Newcastle for a boozy Bank Holiday weekend. Party-goers made the most of the three-day May Day Bank Holiday by dressing up to the nines and hitting… Read More Mayhem on the streets of Newcastle as drunken revellers enjoy a booze-fuelled May Day Bank Holiday weekend

What’s important to funnyman Ahmed Ali Butt? Making his wife laugh

Comedy is serious business, for Ahmed Ali Butt. His steely determination may not be easy to discern when he’s on stage dressed as a Baby Angel a la Tahir Shah. Or when he’s doling out fake awards, cocking a familiar eyebrow, poking fun at everything ranging from Humayun Saeed’s flirtations to social media rage Qandeel… Read More What’s important to funnyman Ahmed Ali Butt? Making his wife laugh

Pakistani Sikhs open temple after 73 years amid fears of violence

The newly-opened gurdwara has a 24-hour Sikh Security detail as well as police guards, but their Muslim neighbors believe an attack is inevitable. Ia Pakistani policeman stands guard outside the 300-year-old gurdwara in Peshawar. While Sikhs celebrated the opening of their gurdwara, its neighbors all of whom are Muslim told The Associated Press that they… Read More Pakistani Sikhs open temple after 73 years amid fears of violence

Afghanistan’s spring harvest

KANDAHAR: As the world’s largest opium producer, Afghanistan’s steady increase has had a direct impact on global opium cultivation, which reached record levels last year, triggering “a large increase” in cheaper heroin supply around the world, the United Nations said in a report last year. But this happened despite opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan decreasing… Read More Afghanistan’s spring harvest

How Ali Xeeshan’s grand costumes bring Mughal TV drama Mor Mahal to life

The queen, a crowned, bejeweled Meesha Shafi, stares you in the eye haughtily. From the set of her elaborately ornamented shoulders to her pursed scarlet-painted lips, she exudes power; visceral, vicious and deadly. Meesha returns to television after a seven year hiatus Conceptualized by Imran Aslam, scripted by Sarmad Sehbai and directed by Sarmad Khoosat,… Read More How Ali Xeeshan’s grand costumes bring Mughal TV drama Mor Mahal to life