Celebs opt for brights on a somber Eid in Pakistan

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Updated 02 June 2020

Celebs opt for brights on a somber Eid in Pakistan

  • A quiet Eid in Pakistan had stars celebrating at home in mood-lifting attire
  • Most stars wore bright colors and spent the festivity with their families

ISLAMABAD: Eid Al-Fitr was a subdued and somber event in Pakistan this year due to the coronavirus pandemic and a PIA plane crash that claimed 97 lives in Karachi on Friday. The country’s celebrities opted to celebrate quietly at home, sharing the cheery outfits they wore on their respective social media. A trend of airy brights and pastels emerged with many stars taking cues from the summery weather on the hues they chose to rock.
Actor Ayesha Omar shared her icy blue look on social media from the set of her long-running sitcom “Bulbulay.” Blue was also the color of choice for fellow actor Sara Khan, who wore a periwinkle shade while performing hosting duties on ARY TV.




Actor Ayesha Omar shares a shot of herself in an icy blue ensemble from the set of her show 'Bulbulay' on Eid al-Fitr. Karachi, May 24, 2020. (Photo courtesy: Ayesha Omar/Instagram)




Actor Sara Khan shares a shot of her blue Eid look on the set of a Ramadan game show. Karachi, May 24, 2020. (Photo courtesy: Sara Khan/Instagram)

Actor Danish Taimoor shared a shot of himself flanked by his young children, all wearing pink. Like many stars, Taimoor acknowledged the darker Eid that had taken place and offered condolences to those affected by Friday’s plane crash.




Actor Danish Taimoor and kids all sporting cheerful ensembles in pink at their home while celebrating Eid al-Fitr. Karachi, May 24, 2020. (Photo courtesy: Danish Taimoor/Instagram)

Areeba Habib, model and actor, shared a shot of her and her mom in matching pink as well, geotagging the image with a popular location release being used by Instagram to spread awareness on COVID-19, “Stay Home, Stay Safe.”




Another star opting to wear pink was actor and model Areeba Habib, sharing a shot of her and her mom in matching pastels. Lahore, May 24, 2020. (Photo courtesy: Areeba Habib/Instagram)

A classic color choice for Eid, across the globe and across cultures, is white, worn by actor and television host Fahad Mustafa (and his mini-me sons), stylist Maryam Raja and fashion designer and television personality Hassan Shehryar Yasin.




Actor and television host Fahad Mustafa donning classic white on Eid alongside his sons. Karachi, May 24, 2020. (Photo courtesy: Fahad Mustafa/Instagram)




Stylist Maryam Raja wearing white with pops of colors at her home in Lahore on Eid. May 24, 2020. (Photo courtesy: Maryam Raja/Instagram)




Fashion designer and television personality Hassan Shehryar Yasin shared his white look for Eid with a somber caption highlighting how Eid this year was especially tough. Lahore, May 24, 2020. (Photo courtesy: Hassan Shehryar Yasin/Instagram)

Continuing with pastel and merry hues, stylist and fashion editor Mehek Saeed wore a pastel yellow suit punctuated with flowers and eye-catching (also pastel) shoes.




Stylist and fashion editor Mehek Saeed opted to wear an airy pastel yellow look for Eid al-Fitr. Lahore, May 24, 2020 (Photo courtesy: Mehek Saeed/Instagram)

Actor Zhalay Sarhadi shared a photo of her and her daughter both in bright, saturated colors with Sarhadi also going for a yellow in a sunny shade.




Actor Zhalay Sarhadi went for a sunny, saturated yellow sharing a shot alongside her daughter who wore a festive pink. Karachi, May 24, 2020. (Photo courtesy: Zhalay Sarhadi/Instagram)

 


At least 30 injured in grenade attack in Pakistan at Kashmir rally

Updated 05 August 2020

At least 30 injured in grenade attack in Pakistan at Kashmir rally

  • The attack was claimed by Sindhudesh Revolutionary Army, a separatist outfit that has become active in the past months
  • Organized by Jamaat-e-Islami, a religious right party, the rally was called off after the attack

KARACHI: At least 30 people were injured in a grenade attack on a rally in Karachi on Wednesday, as Pakistan marked the first anniversary of India’s revocation of Kashmir’s semi-autonomy.
The wounded were rushed to different hospitals, where one was in a critical condition, an official from the provincial health department said.
“A grenade was lobbed in the rally, causing several casualties,” Karachi police chief Ghulam Nabi Memon told Reuters.
The attack was claimed by Sindhudesh Revolutionary Army, a separatist outfit that has become active in the past months.
In June, four people were killed including two soldiers in three consecutive explosions claimed by the SRA.
The group wants Sindh province, of which Karachi is the capital, to break from the Pakistani federation. It has also announced its alliance with the Balochistan Liberation Army, a militant group fighting for greater autonomy for the Balochistan region in southwestern Pakistan.
The attack took place as similar rallies were held across the country. The Karachi rally, organized by Jamaat-e-Islami, a religious right party, was called off after the attack.
Last August, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government stripped Jammu and Kashmir — India’s only Muslim-majority state — of its special rights and split it into two federally administered territories.
The government said the change was necessary to develop the revolt-torn region and integrate it with the rest of India, but it infuriated many Kashmiris as well as neighboring Pakistan.
Kashmir is claimed in full by India and Pakistan, which have gone to war twice over it, and both rule parts of it.
Indian authorities deployed troops and curbed public movement on Wednesday to stop potential protests in Kashmir.