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  • Grocery shops, superstores to be closed at 5pm in Sindh

    Taking this decision at a meeting here, Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said that he decided that grocery shops and stores would operate from 8am to 5pm from Saturday as the people were found hitting the streets unnecessarily till late evening...

    “We had decided to close shops from 8pm to 8am but people have started taking its unnecessary benefit and keep roaming here and there, therefore, I have decided that shops, including...

  • It’s feeding time here, all the time

    One of the myths surrounding those wrestling greats of yesteryears was their extraordinary large meals -- that the meat of an average-sized goat or sheep made up one-time meal for a pehlwan...

    Next, the lady of the house you are a guest in will unveil her culinary skills with the best recipes ever taught by her mother, all tried and time-tested...

  • Time after time

    But once inside a shop, you realise that there is more to do with time here than just the wall clocks...

    On the shelves and inside the showcases you also see pretty timepieces and table clocks and inside the glass counter showcases there are the wristwatches all reminding you of the importance of keeping time...

  • Nawaz believes time has come to give tough time to govt

    LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif has directed the party leadership to take other opposition parties on board on doing “aggressive” politics after Muharram...

    Although mainstream opposition parties — the PML-N, PPP and JUI-F — maintain that they are in talks with each other to finalise the agenda of the MPC, the PML-N has reportedly conveyed Mr Sharif’s wish to the PPP and JUI-F leadership to evolve a...

  • This is ideal time for Pakistan-India series: Shaharyar

    LAHORE: Not losing hope and still awaiting a reply from the BCCI on the bilateral series, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Shaharyar Khan is convinced that the role of the Indian cricket board is now vital to persuade its government for endorsing the crucial series after the ice-breaking visit of Indian foreign minister Sushma Swaraj to Islamabad the other day...

    “The official announcement [on restoring India-Pakistan bilateral...

  • Don't blame Pakistan, Haqqanis were your 'darlings' at one time: Asif tells US

    Pakistan refuses to take the blame for the Haqqani Network and other alleged militant outfits, reminding the United States that these 'terrorists' were considered the 'darlings' of the White House up until a few decades ago...

    "Further clarifying Islamabad's position, Asif said: "It is very easy to say Pakistan is floating the Haqqanis and Hafiz Saeed and Lashkar-e-Taiba...

  • Sperm whales spotted for first time in Pakistan’s waters

    KARACHI: Two sperm whales, a species that had no past record of its live sighting in Pakistan’s waters, were recently spotted by fishermen off Jiwani, the World Wide Fund for Nature-Pakistan (WWF-P) reported on Tuesday...

    “Fishermen became very curious and followed these whales for over an hour during which they were able to record their movement with the help of their mobile phone cameras,” Mohammad Moazzam Khan, technical adviser on...

  • US will try to work with Pakistan ‘one more time’, says Mattis

    WASHINGTON: US Defence Secretary James Mattis said on Tuesday Washington would try “one more time” to work with Islamabad on the Afghanistan front before President Donald Trump turned to options to address Pakistan’s alleged support for militant groups...

    “We need to try one more time to make this strategy work with them, by, with and through the Pakistanis, and if our best efforts fail, the President is prepared to take whatever...

  • Petrol sales hit all-time high in Pakistan

    KARACHI: Petrol sales hit a record high of 681,938 tonnes in August, according to an official of the Oil Companies Advisory Council...

    Petrol sales were 607,411 tonnes in May, a record that was broken in July when people bought 615,178 tonnes of fuel
  • Time to reflect on Pakistan’s sporting decline

    THE nation is commemorating the 70th Independence Day of Pakistan with fervour...

    It is time to celebrate the landmark achievements it had made in different walks of life, including sports, but also to ponder on the sports nose-dive for the last quarter-of-a-century...

  • Time for Pakistan to do some serious soul-searching

    AT the end of the fourth day, the writing was on the wall that unless a miracle happened Pakistan — still needing 119 runs to win with five wickets in hand — may not be able to get the victory to level the series...

    Their only hope rested on captain Sarfraz Ahmed and Asad Shafiq, who for the first time in the series looked determined to not only play themselves back in form but also — with a bit of luck — survive the storm which had...

  • IS IT TIME FOR PAKISTAN TO PIVOT?

    Saudi Arabia has been Pakistan’s original “all weather” ally but that relationship needs reassessing in light of the Qatar crisisA much more visible presence is the estimated nine million Pakistanis who have worked in the states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) since the early 1970s...

    Pakistan and its democratic allies must know that there are risks associated with unequivocally backing Mohammad bin Salman against Saudi Arabia’s...

  • Pakistan asks Tehran to investigate, share details of Indian spy's time in Iran

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Thursday asked Tehran to investigate and share details of Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav's activities in Iran, along with those of his colleague, who was identified as Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) Sub Inspector Rakesh alias Rizwan...

    com, signed by Federal Interior Secretary Arif Ahmed Khan, says Pakistan "expects Iran to seriously look at Islamabad's assertions and take every step to stem incursion of Indian...

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