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Pakistan’s first designer starts Indian retail

In a historic fashion, business and diplomatic move, Faiza Samee, the Pakistani designer who once dressed former prime minister Benazir Bhutto for her wedding, has begun retailing in Delhi, the first ever for a Pakistani designer in India. Samee, who will be selling at the Carma fashion boutique in Mehrauli, has even made saris for [...]

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Oslo’s ‘Little Karachi’ – a trendy Pakistani hotspot

It is called Little Karachi and is fast turning into the Norwegian capital’s hottest place to live and hang out. Situated just east of the city centre, the Groenland area has become a thriving part of the city with international shops, restaurants and cafes – and a distinctly subcontinental flavour. “If we lived here, we [...]

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From pickles to dishes, Karachi’s Hyderabadi Food Street has it all

His business interests swing from jewellery to cuisine. Hands which once used to design Hyderabadi necklaces are now expert at prickle recipes. Twenty-nine-year-old Waqar Ahmed’s food business in Karachi’s Hyderabad Colony is a success story. ‘I started business in 1996,’ said Mr Ahmed, who runs Deccan Zaiqa House, one of 12 shops in the small [...]

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