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    Aalmi Mushaira 2014 Karachi Se

  • Rahman Baba Urs concludes with Pashto mushaira

    The Pashto mushaira was conducted in two sessions...

    The second and third resolutions asked the directorate of archives and public libraries to vacate Mushaira Hall at Rahman Baba Complex from the record of the revenue department and start renovation work on it immediately and also release funds for Rahman Baba Public Library forthwith...

  • Young poet steals show at Naranjgul Mushaira

    The poets gathered to attend Naranjgul Pashto Mushaira that was organised by Afghan Kulturi Tolana (Afghan Cultural Society), a Peshawar-based organisation of Afghan poets...

    Young music director-cum-poet Shakirzeb stole the mushaira when he rendered his heartrending poem in his velvety voice...

  • Not quite an aalami mushaira

    KARACHI: When an event in the city is touted as an international poetry gathering one infers that people will get to hear works of poets from around the world...

    However, at the 24th Aalami Mushaira held at the KHA ground, next to Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology, and organised by the Sakinan-i-Shehr-i-Quaid on Saturday night, there was just one sole Indian poet...

  • Documents show PFF sold 2014 World Cup tickets at inflated prices

    FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke was suspended in October in the wake of the biggest crisis in football’s world governing body after misconduct allegations surrounding tickets for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil...

    ”PFF’s audit report for 2014 doesn’t, however, particularly show that surcharge amount from the sale of tickets as sponsorship...

  • CTD official summoned with record of 2014 school attack case

    PESHAWAR: A Peshawar High Court bench has summoned the counter-terrorism department’s DSP (investigation) along with the relevant records over a plea of the father of a student martyred in the 2014 Peshawar Army Public School carnage that his statement be recorded by the agency probing the killings...

    Meanwhile, the bench also adjourned hearing into another petition filed by slain APS student Asfand Khan’s father, advocate Ajun Khan,...

  • ATC orders Imran Khan to record statement in 2014 PTV attack cases

    An Anti-Terrorism court (ATC) in Islamabad on Friday ordered Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan to record his statement in four cases — including the Asmatullah Junejo assault case — registered after the PTI's months-long 2014 dharna which left the capital city paralysed...

    "Referring to this 2014 dharna, Khan claimed the sit-in was "politically driven"...

  • Banks earned record Rs247bn in 2014

    KARACHI: Banking industry’s pre-tax profit surged by 52 per cent to an all-time high of Rs247 billion in 2014 thanks to their huge investments in government securities, the State Bank said on Thursday...

    In its quarterly report ‘Performance of Banking Industry’ for Oct-Dec 2014, the SBP said, “Banks holding of government securities surged to Rs4...

  • Developing Asia invested $440bn in other countries in 2014: UNCTAD

    The report revealed that Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) outflows from developing Asia increased by a third to $440 billion in 2014, followed by North America ($390bn) and Europe ($286bn)...

    Moreover, transnational corporations (TNCs) from developing economies invested almost half a trillion US dollars abroad in 2014 — a 30 per cent increase from the previous year...

  • Report finds nearly 70,000 cases of violence against children in 2014

    KARACHI: A report on children’s rights in the country released on Tuesday presented some dismal facts about their condition in every aspect ranging from education and health to labour, abduction, sexual assault and murder...

    Titled The State of Pakistan’s Children – 2014, the report prepared by the Society for the Protection of the Rights of the Child (Sparc) was formally launched by its representatives Kashif Bajeer and Zahid Thebo...

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