Saturday, 24 August 2019

Tag Archives: British-Pakistani

India never respected the autonomy of Kashmir: Riz Ahmed

BIRMINGHAM: British actor and activist of Pakistani decent, Riz Ahmed is the latest celebrity to expressed his concern over the on-going situation in occupied Kashmir. He took to Instagram and condemned India’s recent decisions to revoke special status of the occupied Kashmir. “Article 370 of the Indian constitution, guaranteeing the ...

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20-year-old Pakistani Alina Azhar wins Diana Award

BIRMINGHAM: Alina Azhar has become the first Pakistani woman to receive The Diana Award for her humanitarian efforts. The 20-year-old philanthropist has been involved in social work since she was 11 years old. “This the first time that a Pakistani woman has been awarded The Diana Award,” said Azhar. She ...

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It’s super scary to be a Muslim right now: Riz Ahmed

LONDON: British-Pakistani actor Riz Ahmed called on high-powered Hollywood executives and politicians to act to reduce Islamophobic sentiments in the media. According to Variety, Ahmed who was onstage at the CAA Amplify conference in Ojai, United States said, “The efforts of individual artists or storytellers may be bold, they may be ...

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Riz Ahmed to play British-Pakistani rapper in new role

LONDON: British-Pakistani actor Riz Ahmed is set to play the lead in upcoming film Mughal Mowgli, a drama about a British-Pakistani rapper whose big break is derailed by serious illness. Ahmed, who won an Emmy in 2017 for his role in American series The Night Of, has co-written Mughal Mowgli ...

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ASF arrests British-Pakistani woman at Islamabad airport

RAWALPINDI: The Airport Security Force (ASF) thwarted an attempt of foreign currency smuggling at Islamabad airport after arresting a British-Pakistani woman in possession of a huge amount of foreign currency. Zubaida Begum was taken into custody for carrying a hefty foreign currency onboard on a PIA flight to Manchester, United Kingdom. ...

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British Pakistani loses Court fight over grave edging

LONDON: A British Pakistani Muslim who claimed his human rights have been breached because he cannot install a raised marble edge around his father’s grave lost a High Court battle on Tuesday. Atta Ul-Haq wants to erect 4in (10cm) edging to stop people walking across his father’s grave in Streetly ...

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Zayn Malik all set to perform on stage again

LONDON: British-Pakistani singer Zayn Malik left thousands of his fans disheartened after he announced he will no longer be performing any more concerts due to his anxiety issues. However, it seems that his fans can very soon expect him to be take centre-stage as the ‘Dusk Till Dawn’ singer shared ...

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Sajid Javid among contenders to replace UK PM Theresa May

LONDON: With British Prime Minister Theresa May badly weakened by her decision to delay a key Brexit vote she would have lost, potential leadership contenders for the Conservative Party are waiting to pounce. If she falls, any Conservative MP elected by the party as leader would automatically become prime minister. ...

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British-Pakistani author Kamila Shamsie wins London Hellenic Prize

LONDON: The British-Pakistani author Kamila Shamsie has been awarded 2017’s £10,000 London Hellenic Prize , given to the best book inspired by or relating to Greece, for Home Fire. Shamsie claimed the award at a ceremony in the Great Hall of Kings College London although the winner was announced on October ...

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Didn’t make a single friend in One Direction: Zayn Malik

LONDON: Famed British-Pakistani singer Zayn Malik, in an interview with British Vogue, has lifted the curtain off certain secrets regarding his personal life and career. The Pillow Talk singer admitted to not being   in contact with his former One Direction band members as things between them severed even before he ...

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