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  • Ainak Wala Jinn’s ‘Bil Batori’ is no more

    However, it was PTV’s Ainak Wala Jinn in 1993 that made her a household name through the character of Bil Batori...

    Haseeb Pasha, another actor from Ainak Wala Jinn expressed grief over the her demise, saying she was a great actress who contributed a lot to performing arts...

  • Ainak Wala Jinn staged at RAC

    RAWALPINDI: A classic Pakistan Television children’s programme called Ainak Wala Jinn was staged at the Rawalpindi Arts Council (RAC) on Tuesday, in connection with the Punjab culture department’s attempts to revive theatrical performances...

    Ainak Wala Jinn reached the height of its popularity between 1993 and 1996, and will be staged across Punjab in August and September at the division level...

  • 'Parathay wala' selected for T20s against Malaysia, eyes slot in national team

    The left-handed batsman Hanan Khan, currently working at a local hotel in Karachi, has been called for the National Cricket Academy's (NCA) team to play two T20 matches against Malaysian cricket team starting January 14 at Gadhafi Stadium, Lahore...

    “I am really thankful to all the people who supported me especially Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) which has played an important part in promoting the emerging players from Baluchistan,” he...

  • Election and qeema wala naan

    LAHORE: The poor old qeema wala naan has suffered more than its share of the taunts over its association with politics during all these years...

    So what is the background to the presence of qeema wala naan in the political discourse and why is it that it is associated with one party more than the others?The people in Lahore, where the Kashmiris have been prominently experimenting with everything from politics to what people would love...

  • US president stumbles on Indian names, ‘Chai Wala’ in cricket stadium speech

    Cheered by more than 100,000 people at the opening of the world’s largest cricket stadium, Trump tried to praise his host, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, for achieving high office despite his humble origins as a tea seller, or “chai wala”...

    He started out by his father’s side as a ‘chee wala’, a tea-seller,” Trump said, drawing laughter, cheers and jokes on Twitter...

  • Shaheer Niazi — teenager who put Pakistan on science map

    The team representing Pakistan at the International Young Physicists’ Tourna­ment was given the electric honeycomb phenomenon to present on and Shaheer’s twin sister, Khadija Niazi, was the team captain...

    Her paper — Solving core issues of early physics education in Pakistan — addresses the problem of paucity of women interested in careers in pure physics and sciences, while discussing novel ways to reach a wider audience...

  • PTV sacks 2 officials for airing 'incorrect' map of Pakistan

    State-run Pakistan Television (PTV) has fired two employees for airing an "incorrect map of Pakistan" that showing occupied Kashmir to be a part of Indian territory...

    In a tweet on Wednesday, the state broadcaster said: "Taking strict action on the recommendations of the inquiry committee designated to probe the airing of an incorrect image of a map of Pakistan on June 6 on PTV News, PTV management has terminated two officials found...

  • Wrong map: PU teacher suspended

    LAHORE: Punjab University’s Institute of Education and Research (IER) Assistant Professor Dr Abida Nasreen has been suspended from service for three months for publication of wrong map of Pakistan on a flex...

    PU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran on Monday took notice of the publication of wrong map of Pakistan on a flex in which Azad Kashmir was not shown part of the country...

  • Road map to bring electric vehicles to local roads

    KARACHI: The Ministry of Science and Technology has taken the initiative for “engineering foresight” to gear up auto assemblers and parts makers for new challenges, especially electric vehicles (EVs)...

    The volumes are low in Pakistan but there is a need to start working on capacity building for institutions so that in future the country is well placed in adopting new technologies of electric vehicles and has the human resources to...

  • India takes Al Jazeera off air in Kashmir map row

    An official said the order was made earlier this month over the maps that showed parts of the Himalayan Kashmir region in Pakistan and in China ? an extremely sensitive issue in India...

    “The ban has been imposed for five days and it was done on instructions of an inter-ministerial committee, who took cognisance of an incorrect map of India in which the channel showed parts of Kashmir in Pakistan and China,” the official told AFP on...

  • More than lines on a map

    With the positive side of a democratic dispensation evident in the agreement to move forward first with one (the western) of the branches of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), the decision-makers will now need to focus all energies on securing the country from terrorism...

    Media reports have suggested that the rate of return, in some cases up to 30pc per year, on the Chinese investment may have factored in the ground...

  • Map of resistance

    It is time Pakistan’s government revisited its strategy of dispossessing peasants of the land they have tilled for four generations and who hold occupancy rights under the Punjab Tenancy Act, 1887...

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