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  • LETTER from PARIS: Paris celebrates 120 years of cinema

    Workers Leaving the Factory was shot in March 1895 in the city of Lyon and screened before a select audience in Paris three months later...

    Assured of their accomplishment, the Lumiere brothers made nine additional films, each lasting 50 seconds, and projected the whole lot in Grand Cafe of Paris on Dec 28 the same year...

  • Parliamentary panel asks govt to give priority to CPEC’s western route

    ISLAMABAD: The Parlia­mentary Committee on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor has recommended to the government that the western route of the project should be built as a dual carriageway at the outset and, eventually, there should be a motorway linking Gwadar with the rest of the country...

    A meeting of the committee presided over by its chairman Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed was briefed on Monday by Chairman of the National...

  • PM to inaugurate CPEC’s western route in Zhob

    QUETTA: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif is likely to visit Zhob on Wednesday to inaugurate western route of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)...

    “Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will be visiting Zhob to inaugurate western route of CPEC,” they said, adding that he would also address a gathering of tribal elders and citizens there...

  • PHC asks centre if western, trade routes part of CPEC

    PESHAWAR: A Peshawar High Court bench on Tuesday directed the federal government to verify the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa chief minister’s claim about the inclusion of certain developmental projects in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), including trade and western routes related to the province...

    Chief Justice Yahya Afridi and Justice Roohul Amin Khan Chamkani issued the directions during the hearing into a petition filed by Khyber...

  • ‘Western powers not meeting nuclear disarmament obligations’

    The outcome, Ambassador Hyder believed, vindicated Pakistan’s position in the Conference on Disarmament (CD) that it was not Pakistan, but the major western powers which were obstructing progress on nuclear disarmament...

    At the CD the western countries, he said, used Pakistan’s justified national security concerns to distract from their own reluctance to make any meaningful move towards fulfilling their disarmament obligations... ...

  • The painter who investigates the Western masters

    In 2013, she was awarded the Best Young Artist Award by the Lahore Arts Council, followed by Arjumand Painting Award in 2014...

    “We are forced to study the history of Western arts during academic studies, which dictate us to look at things like Americans and Europeans...

  • Western terror policies have 'backfired', says Ayatollah Khamenei

    Attacks by the Islamic State militant group in Europe and elsewhere show that Western policies in the Middle East have backfired, Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Sunday...

    “This is a fire that (Western powers) themselves ignited and now has backfired on them,” he told a gathering of senior officials in Tehran at a ceremony to mark the anniversary of the death of revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in...

  • Most major Western leaders to skip China's New Silk Road summit

    Only one leader of a big Western country is attending China's most important diplomatic event of the year, a summit next month on Chinese President Xi Jinping's New Silk Road strategy, as China's foreign minister denied it had been snubbed...

    Diplomatic sources in Beijing said China had hoped for at least some senior Western leaders to attend the summit, including British Prime Minister Theresa May, to burnish the plan's international...

  • US makes lukewarm offer to defuse tension along western borders

    WASHINGTON: The United States offered on Monday to work closely with Pakistan and other states in the region as tensions on the country’s western borders increase and after its envoy urged Washington to ensure that Afghan soil was not used for launching attacks into Pakistan...

    In all these meetings, “Pakistan emphasised that its concerns about the western borders cannot and may not be discounted in any future scenario, or in any...

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