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  • RD on imported tiles, sanitary ware welcomed

    KARACHI: Welcoming the recent imposition of regulatory duties on imported items, CEO Shabbir Tiles and Ceramics Ltd Masood Jaffery on Wednesday said the measures would support the local tile and ceramic industry and discourage imports, particularly from China...

    Addressing a press conference, Mr Jaffery said tile and sanitary ware manufacturers support the 20pc increase in duty on import of tiles and ceramics, followed by imposition...

  • Dumping probe into Chinese tiles launched

    ISLAMABAD: The National Tariff Commission (NTC) has initiated anti-dumping investigations against cheap imports of wall and floor tiles from China...

    The NTC, in a Feb 19 notice issued under the new anti-dumping laws approved by Parliament in September 2015, has asked all stakeholders, including importers and local industry to submit their viewpoint on the issue of dumped imports of tiles by April 4, 2016...

  • Exclusion of tiles from PTA with Iran sought

    KARACHI: The local man­ufa­cturers have demanded that tiles should not be incl­uded in the preferential trade agreement (PTA) with Iran...

    Trade between the two countries is essential, but it should not be at the cost of local industry,” said All-Pakistan Ceramics Tiles Manufacturers’ Association...

  • Contempt plea filed against govt for not using Urdu as official language

    ISLAMABAD: A lawyer on whose petition the Supreme Court handed down a judgement requiring the federal and provincial governments to use Urdu as official language has now complained that the federal government was not implementing the apex court’s Sept 8 judgement...

    Written in Urdu language, the one-page contempt of court petition argued that Prime Minister Nawaz Shreef did constitute a committee comprising Information Minister Pervez...

  • ‘Heritage Now’ opens at Alhamra: Experts discuss role of museums, identity and language domination

    HERITAGE AND IDENTITY:In a session on Heritage and Identity, moderated by Risham Syed, Dr Tariq Rahman termed language a part of heritage which worked at various levels, saying the language of the power always locked out the language of the poor...

    Giving an example, he said Prakrit was once a widespread language in this region and Sanskrit, the language of those in power, overpowered it...

  • Pakistan registers protest against Bangladesh's 'undiplomatic language'

    The Foreign Office summoned the High Commissioner of Bangladesh in Islamabad on Thursday to register its protest against "the use of undiplomatic language" by Dhaka following a video controversy...

    "In order to register our protest on the use of undiplomatic language in a note verbale, on an incident of obscure origin, the High Commissioner of Bangladesh in Islamabad was summoned by the director general South Asia and Saarc to the...

  • ‘Language is the carrier of cultures’

    KARACHI: How can you have just development when you have a structure that is fundamentally unjust? This was the question that Dr Mwangi wa Githinji tried to find an answer to in his keynote address at a conference organised by Habib University on Saturday...

    Expanding on dispossessing history, he pointed out factors such as rewriting history, creating racial hierarchies, religious control and language...

  • Footprints: Language under stress

    The renowned poet and writer was born in Lyari but did not fall in love with the language till he started teaching Islamic Studies at the University of Balochistan...

    He wanted people to understand and appreciate this language that no one seemed to be interested in anymore...

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