Napa will present Urdu Adaptation of the Famous Play

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The National Academy of Performing Arts (Napa) will present an Urdu adaptation of the famous play, Art, at the Arts Council auditorium from May 4 to 13. This was announced by Napa head of theatre Rahat Kazmi on the academy premises on Monday. The play is directed by Samina Nazir and adapted by her and Tariq Siddiqi from Christopher Hampton’s English translation of the original (French) version by Yasmina Reza. Rahat Kazmi told the media that the project would shun the notion that the academy did not highlight the young talent that it had. He said he was proud and happy that the mission of enabling the students of the academy to do things on…

BIEK will not Accept any more Examination Form

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The Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK) said on Monday that it would not receive any further examination form pertaining to its first phase of examinations commencing on May 7. According to BIEK chairman Anwar Ahmad Zai, the candidates of pre-engineering, pre-medical, commerce (regular), home economics and general science (computer) groups’ examinations of the Higher Secondary School Certificate were given a last chance and in all 6,732 examination forms were received till April 23 — the last day for acceptance of the forms. Admit cards of all such candidates would be sent to their respective colleges by April 27. The BIEK, in the meantime, have already sent the admit cards and date sheets of other…

Serial Killer arrested from Soldier Bazar

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A man allegedly involved in killing women and later cutting them up into pieces was arrested by police on Tuesday from Soldier Bazar area of the city. According to police, the serial killer along with his aide was arrested from the Soldier Bazar area today. The killers were involved in killing four women in three months who were found in pieces later from different areas. Police told female body parts were found from Soldier Bazar, Jamshed Quarters, Gurumandir, MA Jinnah Road, Mazar-e-Qaid and others that used to be wrapped in plastic bags. In March, one of the victims’ finely cut up body was found in four different places near the Aga Khan Jamaatkhana in Garden….

Guard involved in 9.5 Million bank Heist in Karachi

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At least six dacoits looted a private bank in Karachi with inside help of a security guard. Police said the armed robbers barged into a private bank situated in PCHS Block 6 at Shahrah-e-Faisal and looted more than Rs9.5 million within 15 minutes. Officials and eyewitnesses said Najam, a bank guard who was hired just a month ago, was central character of the dacoity, assisting his five cronies in taking away the booty. He was said to be hailing from Parachinar area of the Kurram Agency. Meanwhile, CCTV footage of the bank robbery obtained and aired by SAMAA shows six armed men barging into the bank and holding the staff hostage on the gunpoint. Police…

5 People killed in Gun Attack in Karachi

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Despite the presence of President Asif Ali Zardari and Interior Minister Rehman Malik, there was no let up in violent attacks that left another five people killed in Karachi on Monday. According to reports, unknown gunmen shot and injured Zulfiqar, who was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he succumbed to his wounds. A 40-year-old man was shot to death near Qatar Hospital in Orangi Town. The victim was identified as Naseem Khan. In another incident, 45-year-old Syed Badshah and 25-year-old Lal Jan were killed when unknown gunmen opened fire on them at Ayub Goth in New Karachi. Besides, a man shot and killed his mother-in-law and injured his wife over domestic dispute in Landhi.