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  • Pakistan Hindu Council expresses concern over shoes sold with 'Om' symbols

    ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Hindu Council (PHC) on Sunday has alleged that shoes bearing the Hindu holy word ‘Om’ are being sold in Tando Adam area of Sindh...

    “For the last three years, some shop keepers in Tando Adam are selling shoes which have the Hindu holy word ‘Om’ written on them on the occasion of Eid,” said PML-N’s Dr Ramesh Kumar Vankwani, who is also Patron-in-Chief of the Pakistan Hindu Council...

  • Banks’ future lies outside comfort zone

    Today, as Pakistan turns 70, banks realise that in order to grow and prosper they need to help build a new economy...

    ”Banks in Pakistan weathered the 1970s wave of nationalisation with patience but it stifled their growth, recalls a former chairman of the board of directors of another local bank...

  • Home comfort makes Tests even more testing for tourists

    LONDON: Home advantage has always counted for something in Test cricket but, after England wrapped up the Ashes series with a match to spare, is it now counting for too much?England’s innings and 78-run win, on a typical seaming English pitch, in the fourth Test at Trent Bridge last Saturday gave them an unbeatable 3-1 lead in the five-match Ashes series — just 18 months after they had been whitewashed 5-0 in Australia...

    Yet last...
  • Sound byte: ‘Delimitation carried out from the comfort of air-conditioned offices’

    The local government elections in the federal capital are likely to be held, as planned, on Nov 30 after the Islamabad High Court (IHC) dismissed petitions challenging the delimitation of union councils (UCs)...

    Dawn spoke to Islamabad Bar Council Vice Chairman Shoaib Shaheen to understand exactly what the petitioners were asking for and how the court’s decision would have impacted the elections...

  • Japan, S. Korea hold talks amid ‘comfort women’ feud

    TOKYO: Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida held talks with his South Korean counterpart on Sunday in a bid to mend ties strained by a territorial dispute and a feud over “comfort women” forced to work in Japan’s wartime military brothels...

    South Korea says Japan has not properly atoned for its wartime past, including its role in forcing Korean women into prostitution at military brothels, while Japan says the matter of...

  • Comfort level of Pakistani professionals in Gulf

    Relocating took time but I am glad that we moved in and out of Jeddah at our choice and convenience,” an executive who quit job and returned last year to Pakistan from Saudi Arabia told Dawn...

    Anecdotal evidence suggests the comfort level of Pakistani professionals in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait and Qatar is eroding...

  • Tokyo to propose new fund for former ‘comfort women’

    TOKYO: Japan plans to propose a fresh fund to support former comfort women as foreign ministers from Tokyo and Seoul meet next week to settle a bitter row over a Japanese wartime brothel system, reports said on Saturday...

    The Japanese government is considering creating a new fund of about 100 million yen ($830,000) to help former comfort women, the Mainichi daily reported, while other media said the sum would be larger than that... ...

  • S. Korea, Japan strike deal on ‘comfort women’

    The fate of the 46 surviving South Korean “comfort women” is a hugely emotional issue in South Korea, and a source of much of the distrust that has marred relations with its former colonial ruler Japan for decades...

    Abe, he said, extends “his feeling of heartfelt apology and regret to all of those who as comfort women have suffered great pain, both mentally and physically, that is difficult to heal”...

  • S. Korea’s ‘comfort women’ protest accord

    SEOUL: Hundreds of South Korean protesters joined two surviving former “comfort women” on Wednesday to denounce an agreement with Japan to resolve an issue stemming from Japan’s wartime past that has long plagued ties between neighbours...

    The two “comfort women”, as those who were forced to work at Japan’s wartime military brothels are euphemistically known, criticised the government for agreeing with Japan on Monday to “finally and...

  • Abe urges S. Korea to remove ‘comfort woman’ statue

    TOKYO: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called on South Korea to remove a statue of a “comfort woman” which has reignited a diplomatic row over Tokyo’s wartime sex slavery...

    Japan argues it is against a 2015 agreement between the neighbours meant to put an end to the hugely emotional and decades-long “comfort women” issue with a Japanese apology and payment of money...

  • South Korea allows ‘comfort women’ statue

    The municipal authorities had previously removed the “comfort woman” statue, but changed track after Japan’s hawkish defence minister offered prayers at a controversial war shrine in Tokyo...

    Activists had first placed their statue outside the consulate on Wednesday — marking their opposition to a South Korea-Japan agreement reached a year ago to finally resolve the comfort women issue...

  • Prawns: the perfect winter comfort food

    RAWALPINDI: Though all sea food generally becomes more popular in the winters, the garrison city seems to be particularly taken with prawns this winter...

    “Most people like fried, crispy prawns, which can also be served with Chinese vegetable rice,” said Mohammad Aslam, the manager of a local Chinese restaurant on Haider Road
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