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  • Prize bond dealer robbed of Rs2.76m

    RAWALPINDI: A prize bond dealer was robbed of bonds valuing Rs2...

    Waqar Ahmed, who is associated with a trading company in Raja Bazaar, was going to office after purchasing 186 prize bonds worth Rs15,000 each from the State Bank of Pakistan on The Mall...

  • Pleas against prize bond discontinuation dismissed

    LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Tuesday dismissed a set of petitions challenging the federal government’s decision to discontinue Rs7,500 prize bonds two days before the schedule draw...

    They said the draw of the prize bonds was scheduled for May 2, but the government issued a notification on April 29 announcing discontinuation of the bond...

  • PM Abbasi launches 100/100/100 education programme for children in Islamabad

    Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Monday inaugurated the 100/100/100 education programme targeting 100 per cent enrolment, retention and graduation of children in schools in Islamabad and hoped that the initiative would also be emulated by the provinces...

    The 100/100/100 programme was first mentioned in the annual budget speech by Finance Minister Miftah Ismail, who had said: "This is a national commitment that I make today to...

  • J.M. Coetzee, Elizabeth Strout on Man Booker Prize list

    Coetzee and US Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout are among the contenders announced on Wednesday for Britain’s prestigious Man Booker Prize for fiction...

    Coetzee, who lives in Australia, is the early bookies’ favourite and will become the first triple Booker winner if he takes the prize...

  • No Pakistani university makes it to list of top 100 Asian varsities

    ISLAMABAD: Though the annual budget of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) has seen a steady increase for several years, in the recent ranking none of the Pakistani universities could make a place among the top 100 universities of Asia...

    On the other hand, India and China are far better than Pakistan in the higher education sector as nine Indian and 20 Chinese universities were among the top 100 Asian universities ranked by the...

  • Afghans make up half of BBC list of ‘100 most inspiring women’

    KARACHI: The BBC has released a list of what it says the world’s 100 most inspiring and influential women for 2021...

    The list comprises women who are hitting “reset” — those who are playing their part in “reinventing our society, our culture and our world”, according to the British news organisation...

  • Foreign tourists to Pakistan more than triple since 2013

    Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) data showed that international tourists have more than tripled since 2013 to 1...

    Tourism and travel's direct contribution to the GDP in 2016 ranks Pakistan at 47th place in a list of 185 countries in terms of absolute contribution, and 136th place in terms of relative contribution to the GDP...

  • Japanese reporter died in 2013 after 159 hours of overtime

    NHK reporter Miwa Sado, 31, who had been covering political news in Tokyo, was found dead in her bed in July 2013, reportedly clutching her mobile phone...

    Sato covered Tokyo assembly elections for the broadcaster in June 2013 and an upper-house vote for the national parliament the following month...

  • ECP rejects PTI claim of manipulation of 2013 polls

    ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan rejected on Wednesday Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s claim that the 2013 general elections were systematically manipulated or influenced by design...

    The ECP rejected the allegations that numerous unauthorised and unlawful changes were made in the final polling scheme for constituencies in violation of the Representation of People’s Act 1976 and said a list of polling stations had been...

  • ECP asked to provide details of ballot papers printed for 2013 polls

    ISLAMABAD: The Federal Ombudsman’s Secretariat has taken notice of the refusal by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to provide record pertaining to ballot papers printed for 2013 general elections to an applicant, observing that it was not justified and amounted to a violation of spirit of the Freedom of Information Ordinance (FIO) 2002...

    2013 by the federal Ombudsman’s institutional reforms act, 2013,” the communiqué sent to...

  • Turkey acquits all 26 leaders of 2013 protests

    ISTANBUL: A Turkish court on Wednesday acquitted more than two dozen activists who helped launch mass protests in 2013 against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, after a trial slammed by rights campaigners...

    The 26 suspects are all leaders of Taksim Solidarity, an umbrella group of civil society, union and political groups at the forefront of the May-June 2013 demonstrations that marked the biggest challenge yet to the dominance of the...

  • ECP rejects ex-official’s allegations of rigging in 2013 polls

    ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has dismissed allegations levelled by its former additional secretary Mohammad Afzal Khan that the 2013 general elections were massively rigged and said that no proof exists to substantiate his claims...

    Afzal Khan claimed in a television interview that people’s mandate was stolen in the 2013 elections and he accused former chief justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry of being involved...

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