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  • Hockney presents ‘Bigger Book’ at world’s largest book fair

    FRANKFURT: David Hockney presented the largest book ever devoted to his art on Tuesday, a limited-edition volume costing $2,500 that spans more than 60 years of work by one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century...

    “David Hockney: A Bigger Book” — a collaboration with publisher Taschen —weighs 35 kg (77 pounds), measures 50 by 70 cm (20 by 28 inches) when closed and comes with its own custom-made stand...

  • Steps suggested to make Karachi a world-class metropolis

    ISLAMABAD: The World Bank has suggested that Karachi must act quickly and resolutely to preserve its central position as the country’s main growth pole and window to the world...

    In its ‘Pakistan Development Update’ released on Thursday, the bank said the megapolis needed a programmatic, phased approach aligned with the Karachi City Development Plan 2020 in order to address its deeply structural challenges...

  • 2nd Test: Pakistan maintain stronghold despite English resistance

    DUBAI: Pakistan grabbed three key wickets including the key scalp of Alastair Cook to sense victory in the second Test against England after Younis Khan smashed a century in Dubai on Sunday...

    Pakistan will need another seven wickets to force a 1-0 lead in the three-match series after Younis's brilliant 118 helped them set a daunting 491-run target for England...

  • Pakistan’s ‘middle-class’ future

    -based Urban Institute hosted a discussion on Pakistan’s emerging middle class...

    There is a broad agreement among those on the panel, as well as within the larger research and policy community, that Pakistan has witnessed considerable growth in its middle-income population...

  • US hands over 50 'world class' explosive detectors to Pakistan Army

    The United States (US) Embassy announced the provision of over 50 "world class" Fido X3 explosive device detectors to the Pakistan Army on Wednesday...

    The Fido ? a hand-held device allowing Pakistani soldiers to determine in less than 10 seconds whether an item contains explosive material ? was delivered to the army by the US Embassy’s Office of the Defence Representative Pakistan (ODRP), an embassy handout stated...

  • Has Pakistan overeducated its middle class?

    The mushroom growth of colleges and universities across Pakistan has produced a large cohort of young graduates belonging to working class families...

    Take a look: A few hard facts for unemployed PakistanThese numbers could be misleading for the following reasons:First, the labour force statistics underreport female workers in Pakistan...

  • Pakistan Navy launches third Azmat-class fast attack craft

    KARACHI: Pakistan Navy on Saturday launched the third Azmat-class Fast Attack Craft-Missile (FAC-M) and layed the keel for a 600 ton Maritime Patrol Vessel (MPV) in Karachi...

    The launching ceremony of FAC-M, built for Pakistan Navy, and the keel laying of the MPV, being built for Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA), was held at Karachi Shipyard & Engineering works (KS&EW)...

  • Explainer: Decoding Pakistan's prison class system

    KARACHI: The recent accountability drive has seen a number of high-profile prisoners — including former president Asif Ali Zardari and former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi — demanding that they be provided better class facilities in jail...

    However, the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf government in its latest move has decided to withdraw provision of ‘A class’ jail facilities to these under-trial prisoners...

  • Karachi International Book Fair begins tomorrow

    KARACHI: The 13th Karachi International Book Fair organised by the Pakistan Publishers and Booksellers Association (PPBSA) in collaboration with the National Book Foundation will begin on Dec 7 and close on Dec 11 at the Expo Centre...

    In the beginning it had sought help from the media to arrange a book fair of international standard in the country...

  • Team Muhafiz: At Karachi Central Jail, a comic book helps those who need it most

    This is why when Imran Azhar, the CEO of Azcorp Entertainment, was launching a comic book revolving around teenage Pakistani heroes, he decided that the first people to get a look at the book should be those who need it most...

    The soft launch of the first chapter of local upcoming comic book Team Muhafiz took place last week at the Youthful Offenders Industrial School (YOIS) located in the Karachi Central Jail, where teenage inmates...

  • Five-day Karachi book fair gets under way

    KARACHI: The hunger for books was apparent in everyone as the doors of the 11th Karachi International Book Fair (KIBF) opened to the general public at the Expo Centre on Thursday afternoon...

    Among the first visitors to the annual five-day book fair on the inaugural day were women of all ages and tastes in reading, children, especially students, and elderly folks...

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