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  • Ramazan of 1947, and now

    RAMAZAN of 1947 also fell in the long and thirsty days of the subcontinental summer...

    The collective act of fasting paralleled at the time the collective act of waiting, the patient longing for dusk, a metaphor for the collective longing for a country, for the creation of Pakistan...

  • ‘The Ramazan of 1947 and now’

    The Ramazan of 1947 was also hot and humid...

    Shouldn’t be we ashamed that even after 68 years of independence we are unable to provide electricity and water to our people? Shouldn’t we be ashamed that more than half of our population has no access to potable water and sanitation? Shouldn’t we be ashamed that millions of our children don’t go to schools and most of the schools in rural areas are without teachers, roofs, furniture,...

  • Pakistan denounces India’s ‘mischievous move’ to mark August 14 as ‘Partition Horrors Remembrance Day’

    The Foreign Office (FO) on Wednesday condemned the Indian government’s “mischievous move” of observing “Partition Horrors Remembrance Day” on August 14 — Pakistan’s day of independence...

    According to The Hindu, the decision to observe August 14 as a remembrance day was taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to remember the “struggles and sacrifices of our people”...

  • Sartaj Aziz to visit India for talks on August 23

    ISLAMABAD: Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs and National Security Sartaj Aziz will visit New Delhi for security talks on August 23, he said on Thursday, in the rivals' first attempt in months to restart talks...

    “I can confirm that I will be going to India on August 23,” Sartaj Aziz told a news conference...

  • India's manufacturing sector thrives in August, Chinese factories stagnate

    KOLKATA: Operating conditions in the manufacturing sector of India saw “a solid improvement” during August while those in China “stagnated”, global economy tracker IHS Markit said on Monday...

    Based on data collected over August 12-24, the London-based firm said Indian manufacturers raised output during this time period after demand from domestic and external markets picked up...

  • South Africa hopeful of home series against India in August

    CAPE TOWN: South Africa are optimistic about hosting India for three lucrative Twenty20 Internationals in late August, but are trying to find new dates for their proposed tour to the West Indies...

    Cricket South Africa (CSA) has already had to postpone a limited overs series in Sri Lanka, but has earmarked the visit by India to raise much-needed revenue...

  • Tahirul Qadri to return to Pakistan on August 8

    Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chairperson Tahirul Qadri announced on Monday that he would be returning to Pakistan on August 8, DawnNews reported...

    Qadri's announcement has come just as Pakistan is gearing up to elect a new prime minister after Nawaz Sharif's disqualification by the Supreme Court in the Panamagate case...

  • Imran Abbas's 'Jaanisaar' to release on August 28 in Pakistan

    **After news came in that notable Indian film director Muzaffar Ali will be visiting Pakistan on the release of his love saga Jaanisaar, many were curious to know when exactly will that be...

    The film, which is actor Imran Abbas's second Bollywood venture, is opening in Indian cinemas today, and will be released in Pakistan on August 28, according to Abbas's Twitter post today:With Imran Abbas and fashion entrepreneur-turned-actor...

  • August 15 — Pakistan's Independence Day

    In 2003, I attended a workshop under Hussain Naqi, that the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) conducted in Lahore...

    "Naqi sahab smiled, emptied out the tobacco from his pipe into an ashtray, and retorted, "You are late by only 24 hours, and, yes, now I can understand why the Red Revolution did not make it to Pakistan on time...

  • Pakistan received 47pc less rainfall than usual this August

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan received 47pc less rainfall this August than usual with just two weeks remaining until the end of the monsoon, apparently due to climate change...

    According to data compiled by the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), overall rainfall between July 1 and Aug 27, 2018, was 28pc below normal...

  • Covid-19 loses steam in Pakistan as cases decline 10 times since August

    2pc • 22,852 active cases recorded • Polio frontline worker sacked for sexually harassing female colleagueISLAMABAD: While 11 patients succumbed to Covid-19 and 567 people got infected during the last 24 hours, the number of coronavirus cases has decreased 10 times since August this year...

    The NCOC data further revealed that in August, the number of hospitalised patients had hovered around 6,000...

  • Pakistan's economic position will be 'far better' by August, says Fawad

    Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Friday insisted that Pakistan was heading in the "right direction" and that the country's economy will be "far better" by August 2022...

    Speaking to reporters in Lahore, Chaudhry said a phase was being commenced in Pakistan in which the social protection programmes will take effect, paving the way for improvement of the overall economic situation of the country...

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