Not many people are able to read my books, so I write for TV too: Qaisra Shahraz

Courtesy Dawn News Qaisra Shahraz is a British Pakistani novelist and screenwriter. Her first novel, The Holy Woman, was published in 2001 and garnered critical acclaim. Ms Shahraz’ stories revolve around strong women who are made to conform to the patriarchal rules set down by Pakistani culture but still manage to live life on their…

Apple received 30,000 data queries from security agencies in 2015, says report

Courtesy Dawn News WASHINGTON: Apple received some 30,000 data requests from law enforcement agencies globally in the second half of 2015, and provided information in a majority of cases, the company’s latest transparency report showed. In the report released late Monday, Apple said it provided some data in 80 per cent of the 4,000 request…

Three days after Ecuador quake, hopes for survivors dwindle

Courtesy Dawn News PEDERNALES: Earthquake-stricken Ecuador faced the grim reality of recovering more bodies than survivors as rescue efforts moved into a third day on Tuesday and the death toll climbed over 400 in the poor South American country. Praying for miracles, desperate family members beseeched rescue teams to find their missing loved ones as…