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  • TPP negotiators agree on trade rules for six subjects

    TOKYO: Negotiators for the Trans-Pacific Partn­ership have agreed trade rules for six broad categories as officials race to conclude a trade pact, a Japanese government source said on Thursday...

    The United States, Japan and 10 other countries have been locked in talks over the TPP, a US proposal that would cut trade barriers and harmonise standards covering two-fifths of the world economy and a third of global trade
  • UoG to shift four science subjects to main campus

    GUJRAT: The University of Gujrat (UoG) administration has planned to shift four science disciplines from its city campuses to the main Hafiz Hayat campus due to lack of facilities in laboratories...

    Unlike the city campuses -- Government College for Boys, GT Road, Government College for Girls, Marghzar Colony, and Fatima Jinnah College, Railway Road, the Hafiz Hayat campus had fully equipped labs and teachers from other campuses had...

  • Centre still encroaching on provincial subjects despite 18th amendment, says Baloch

    HYDERABAD: Dr Abdul Malik Baloch, the former chief minister of Balochistan and leader of the National Party (NP), said on Tuesday that even after the passage of the 18th constitutional amendment the Centre continued to encroach upon provincial subjects, adding that the country cannot have true democracy unless commoners from grass-roots level reached parliament...

    Likewise, he added, the ports of Karachi and Gwadar should be owned by...

  • Social contract between State, subjects not being complied with: CJP

    ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Gulzar Ahmed has regretted that the social contract between the State and its subjects as agreed under the Constitution is not being complied with...

    In its order, the apex court observed that the Sindh government had no justification to put away the funds to buy luxury vehicles when no allocations have been made for any development schemes, particularly for Karachi, although they earmarked...

  • How India's 'Garden City' became garbage city

    Hailed first as the country's Garden City and then its Silicon Valley, drawing in multinational IT firms and their monied executives, today Bangalore is paying a heavy price for its success ? it's a city overflowing with garbage, its infrastructure and waste collection services unable to keep up with decades of unchecked growth...

    Located on a plateau and blessed with a relatively cool climate, the city is dotted with public parks and...

  • Man City dazzle as United held by Hull City

    LONDON: Manchester City turned on the style to dismantle West Ham United 4-0 and revive their fading Premier League title aspirations as Manchester United’s hopes suffered a potentially fatal blow with a goalless home draw against struggling Hull City on Wednesday...

    City produced a scintillating first-half display, scoring three times before the break through Kevin De Bruyne, David Silva and new boy Gabriel Jesus, before Yaya Toure’s...

  • Karachi City of Lights festival brings a glow to arts

    KARACHI: With temperatures rising in the city, it wouldn’t be surprising to see only a few leaving their homes to attend any event but by the evening considerable number of people had gathered to see the public space luminous with art installations and performers entertaining audiences...

    A joint effort of the Citizens Archive of Pakistan (CAP) and ‘I AM Karachi’, the Karachi City of Lights Festival brought a glowing radiance to...

  • Opposition protest mars City Council proceedings in Karachi

    KARACHI: A noisy protest by members of opposition parties on Tuesday forced Mayor Wasim Akhtar to prorogue the City Council session in less than 10 minutes after the house passed a single resolution relating to a trivial issue...

    He said the elected mayor of the city, unfortunately, showed that he could not run the KMC even at par with the efficiency of the administrators of the recent past...

  • City School PAF win Karachi Girls Netball Cup in style

    KARACHI: City School PAF Chapter (Blue) proved their superiority by outplaying rivals in both junior (schools) and senior (colleges) categories to win the Karachi Girls Netball Cup here at the PSB Coaching Centre on Thursday...

    In the junior (schools) category, the thrilling final was played between City School PAF Chapter (Blue) and Habib Girls School teams which was won by City School 7-6 to become the champions of Karachi Girls...

  • Economist's report marks Karachi as most unsafe city in world

    Karachi has been named among the least safe cities of the world in a report published by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) — the research and analysis division of The Economist Group...

    Asia and the Middle East and Africa dominate the bottom of the index as Dhaka, Yangon and Karachi are at the bottom of the list...

  • Karachi — a case study of an unsustainable city

    The more developed a city, the more sophisticated and expanded an infrastructure network it needs to maintain its growth momentum...

    Urban economists, however, lament the low level of current investment for development of civic facilities in Karachi which hosts the country’s premier financial and capital markets and is a major commercial and industrial hub and a port city...

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