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  • Census 2016

    I REFER to a report by Fahim Zaman regarding the population census (Sept 1) and refute the writer’s contention that the population and housing census-2016 is likely to be delayed or even scrapped...

    The writer focuses on the single point that the census funds for the first quarter have not yet been released to the Pakistan Bureau of Census and then proceeds to assume that the ‘census has been scrapped’...

  • Pakistan 8th among 10 countries prone to quakes, floods: NDMA

    ISLAMABAD: Chairman of the National Disaster Manage­ment Authority (NDMA) Major General Asghar Nawaz said on Monday that Pakistan was prone to earthquakes and floods and faced enormous challenges in view of climate change...

    Speaking at the inaugural session of a media workshop on reporting disasters organised by the NDMA, he said, Pakistan stood eighth among 10 high- risk countries with respect to climate change...

  • State executions in Pakistan decreased by 73pc in 2016: Amnesty International

    State executions in Pakistan dropped by 73 per cent in 2016 as compared to the previous year, with over 360 convicts put on death row and more than 87 hanged, rights group Amnesty International said in its latest report released on Tuesday...

    According to the report, Pakistan was joined by Iran, Saudi Arabia and Iraq as one of the countries with the greatest number of state executions in 2016, amounting to 87pc of death sentences...

  • SAG 2016: Pakistan’s first women boxers determined to land big punch

    The three fighters will become the first female boxers from Pakistan to feature in an international sporting event when they step into the ring on February 13 at the ongoing South Asian Games...

    But if you’re mentally strong and physically not quite there yet, you still have a chance,” says Noman as he brushes aside the inexperience of the Pakistan trio as a demotivating factor for the girls...

  • Moor selected as Pakistan's submission to Oscars 2016

    Oscar fever officially kicks off in Pakistan as the Pakistani Academy Selection Committee has announced Moor as its selection for submission to the Foreign Language Film Award category at the 88th Academy Awards next year...

    "Moor pushes the boundaries of cinema in Pakistan," she said of the film, "A visual treat, the film reminds us of the history of a land we too often ignore...

  • 2016 World T20: Muddled Pakistan have plenty to ponder

    Pakistan will end 2015 with the bitter taste of a 3-0 rout at the hands of a largely inexperienced England side...

    The T20 series defeat, in harmless conditions in the UAE, set the alarm bells ringing but anyone who has followed Pakistan's limited-overs performances over the course of the year would agree that it did not come as a surprise...

  • 2007-2016: A decade of deadly insurgent attacks across Pakistan

    Here is a list of major attacks against civilians by militant groups in the country since 2007:October 18: Bomb attacks targeting former premier Benazir Bhutto kill 139 people in Karachi as she returns to Pakistan for the first time in eight years...

    May 13: The first attack officially claimed by the Islamic State group in Pakistan kills 45 Shia Muslims in Karachi...

  • Pakistan women to tour England in 2016

    LONDON: England’s women cricket team will play three one-dayers and three T20 games against Pakistan next year, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced on Tuesday...

    ”“All the venues that will be staging games against Pakistan have the aspiration of reaching new fans and achieving capacity crowds...

  • Pakistan seeks 120 LNG cargoes for 2016-2020 delivery

    SINGAPORE: The Pakistan State Oil Company launched two tenders on Monday to buy 120 cargoes in total of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) over five years, setting a new bar for requirements following big recent purchases from Egypt and Jordan this year...

    Read: Chinese company to build LNG, gas pipeline projects in PakistanAt the same time Jordan concluded part of its first major LNG buy tender, awarding half of its four-year requirement...

  • Pakistan win 2016 World Team Junior Squash Championships in Poland

    KARACHI: Pakistan won the 2016 World Team Junior Squash Championships after beating defending champions Egypt in the final by 2-1 on Wednesday...

    “My heartiest congratulations to the entire Pakistan team, Pakistan Squash Federation and above all to the entire nation for the great victory,” Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said...

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