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    60 Years Of Pakistan

  • Past few years termed a ‘period of missed opportunities’ for Pakistan-India ties

    KARACHI: One of the main challenges facing Pakistan is the battle of ideas, a battle of narratives and think tanks are pivotal in this regard, said Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed while speaking at a conference organised by the Pakistan Institute of International Affairs (PIIA) on Wednesday...

    Senator Mushahid quoted the Quaid-i-Azam on the role and future of Pakistan, stating that it would “be the pivot of the world on which the...

  • West Indies to play T20 series in Pakistan for next 5 years, Sethi says

    West Indies cricket team will visit Pakistan for a three-match Twenty20 series every year, for the next five years, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Najam Sethi announced on Saturday...

    Addressing a press conference, Sethi said that both the teams will play two T20 series "each year for the next five years", one in Pakistan and the other in the United States (US), “subject to the availability of dates and venues”...

  • Hostage family held in Pakistan for five years: CIA

    WASHINGTON: The CIA head said on Thursday that the US-Canadian couple kidnapped by the militants in Afghanistan were held inside Pakistan for five years before being freed last week...

    “We had a great outcome last week when we were able to get back four US citizens who had been held for five years inside of Pakistan,” CIA Director Mike Pompeo told the Foundation for Defence of Democracies think tank in Washington...

  • The 70 erratic years of Pakistan’s agriculture sector

    WITH a rich and vast natural resource base covering various climatic and ecological zones, Pakistan ranks eighth in the world in farm output...

    In short, the sector covered many milestones as production of various crops — grains, fruit, vegetables — increased manifold in the past 70 years...

  • 70 years on, India and Pakistan have successfully dehumanised each other in popular imagination

    This is indeed imperative – 70 years on, we are on the brink of losing the Partition generation and there is an urgency to record their stories, to understand history more holistically, to uncover the nuanced experiences Partition survivors had, and to try and challenge one-sided jingoistic state narratives...

    A couple of years ago, I had interviewed two sisters in Lahore...

  • In pictures: 70 years on, you show us how diverse Pakistan still is

    As Pakistan turns 70 years old, we asked you to share with us pictures capturing our country's beautifully diverse culture through heartwarming photographs of traditions, attire and places of significance...

    Here are some of the best shots you shared with us on Instagram using the #DiversePakistan hashtag:Also read: Here is why Pakistan is more diverse than you thoughtView all submissions here...

  • More than 200 URLs blocked in Pakistan in three years: report

    KARACHI: In random tests involving 22 internet service providers (ISPs) it has been found that more than 200 URLs have been blocked in Pakistan, according to a research study carried out by the Open Observatory of Network Interference (OONI) and Bytes for All Pakistan...

    The research study is part of an ongoing effort to look at internet censorship in Pakistan and more than 200 other countries around the world...

  • Women directors in Pakistan to more than double in three years

    Pakistan has made a breakthrough on gender diversity on its corporate boards...

    The Companies Act 2017, passed by the country’s parliament on May 24, requires public interest companies to have such representation of women directors as specified by the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP)...

  • Uber to invest $500 million in Pakistan in next three years

    Uber has pledged to invest an additional $500 million towards expanding its operations in Pakistan, a week after Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty took charge of the company's Europe, Middle East and Africa division...

    The Uber team and Gore-Coty met with the Chairman Federal Board of Investment Dr Miftah Ismail, on Thursday in Islamabad to discuss the expansion of Uber in Pakistan by investing $500m by 2020, a press release issued by the...

  • Terrorism cost Pakistan Rs6.3 billion in the last 6 years: Safron minister

    Minister for States and Frontier Regions (Safron) Abdul Qadir Baloch on Wednesday apprised the National Assembly about the human and monetary cost of Pakistan's war against terrorism along the Pak-Afghan border over the past six years...

    The Safron minister today said that as a result of the conflict, a total of 5,740 people lost their lives over the past six years, of which 5,332 were civilians...

  • 40 YEARS OF ZIA: HOW ZIA REDEFINED PAKISTAN

    Forty years ago General Ziaul Haq seized power and put the country under its third and longest martial law...

    Over the next decade, he decisively transformed what was left of Jinnah’s dream of a secular democratic Pakistan into an almost completely theocratic polity...

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