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    9 November In Pakistan History Urdu

  • TV channels’ nightmarish Urdu pronunciation and an Urdu pronouncing dictionary

    URDU pronunciation of some Pakistani TV channels is giving nightmares to many, though the owners and anchors of those channels may not even be aware how mercilessly they have been slaughtering our national language...

    Aside from intermingling English words and phrases with their Urdu conversation, these innocent anchors mispronounce many Urdu words, sometime rendering the sentence ridiculously incorrect...

  • Gboard introduces Roman Urdu to Urdu feature

    Google has recently launched its Roman Urdu to Urdu Google Keyboard (Gboard) feature for both Android and iOS...

    pk's (TJ) review, Gboard’s Roman Urdu to Urdu feature is smart and accurately translates Roman Urdu text into Urdu script in real time...

  • Teen Navilet: French in Urdu, or Urdu in French?

    It happens very seldom in the literary history of a language that a non-native speaker produces creative writing that bears the hallmark of a literary style that is honed over years of studying and absorbing classical literature in that language...

    In Columeau’s case, French and its Provencal dialect are his native languages, and Urdu and Punjabi the languages that he speaks with native fluency...

  • Literary Notes: Two books on origin and history of Urdu language

    IN a recent meeting held at a university to discuss the curriculum for the teachers’ education programme, it was hotly debated whether or not Urdu was a ‘lashkari zaban’ or the so-called ‘camp-language’...

    Some professors from Karachi University’s Urdu department objected to the incorrect, age-old theory being taught to the new teachers...

  • Literary Notes: A history of women’s Urdu periodicals

    WOMEN’S role in Urdu literature and journalism of the 18th and 19th centuries has largely remained unsung...

    The tazkiras — or the biographical and critical accounts of Urdu poets and their poetry, which were written in 18th and 19th centuries — generally did not make any mention of women poets...

  • LITERARY NOTES: A 200-year-old Urdu book on Assam’s history finally published

    Dr Jameel Jalibi has noted in the third volume of his Tareekh-i-adab-i-Urdu that the FWC was established in an effort to strengthen the British rule by teaching the local languages to its young officers sent from Britain to India...

    It worked as a stimulus for the Urdu language and literature as well, and a large number of Urdu books were written and published at the FWC, many of them being translations from Persian and Arabic... ...

  • REVIEW:A history of violence:A Brief History of Seven Killings

    Marlon James’s Booker prizewinning novel A Brief History of Seven Killings is a fantastic attempt at recounting the attack on Marley through a variety of eccentric, rowdy and colourful characters that provide, to a reasonable extent, a clear, albeit bloody, insight into the violence-stricken Jamaica of the 1970s and ’80s (the story moves further ahead)...

    Here’s how A Brief History of Seven Killings moves into first gear by virtue of...

  • A Leaf From History: A history of ethnic violence

    Ethnic disturbances in Sindh first began in 1952 when, during an Ashura procession, some rumours created tensions between Sindhi and Urdu speaking residents and an infuriated crowd burnt down a police station...

    Violence again erupted between Urdu and Sindhi residents in the wake of a bill passed by the Sindh Assembly on July 2, 1972 outlining measures for the promotion of the Sindhi language...

  • Pakistan will host West Indies in November for a three-match T20 series: Sethi

    Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Najam Sethi on Thursday, while thanking West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) President Dave Cameron for visiting Pakistan amidst the ongoing Independence Cup, announced that the West Indies team will visit Pakistan for a three-match T20 series towards the end of November...

    The sources further said that Cameron's tour would pave the way for a West Indies tour to Pakistan...

  • Moving forward: Pakistan set to launch pro hockey league in November

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is set to launch its very own Pro Hockey League in November which will also involve foreign players, Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) Secretary Shahbaz Ahmed Senior revealed on Monday...

    The former Olympian believed development and growth of young hockey players will rely on the success of the league which will help Pakistan regain its historic aura as a hockey-playing nation...

  • Pakistan to tour Australia in November this year: PHF

    PESHAWAR: National senior team would visit Australia in November this year, secretary of the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) Shahbaz Ahmed Senior said on Saturday...

    Commenting on the senior team’s proposed visit to Australia, the PHF official appreciated the support offered by Hockey Australia which has promised to provide free boarding and lodging facilities to the Pakistan squad on the tour Down Under...

  • ITF postpones India-Pakistan Davis Cup tie to November

    India's Davis Cup tie against Pakistan at Islamabad next month has been postponed to November under “exceptional circumstances” after a security review, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) said on Thursday...

    “Following an in-depth security review of the current situation in Pakistan by independent expert security advisors, the Davis Cup Committee has taken the decision to postpone the Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Group I tie,” ITF...

  • World Bank president to visit Pakistan in November

    ISLAMABAD: World Bank President David Malpass will visit Islamabad in the first week of November to finalise enhanced financial support for institutional reforms and growth agenda...

    The Ministry of Finance on Thursday said World Bank’s country director in Pakistan Patchamuthu Illangovan and his team called on Adviser to the Prime Minister on Finance Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh to apprise him of the upcoming visit of Mr Malpass to...

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