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  • Light diesel oil price goes up by Rs5.4/litre

    ISLAMABAD: The government on Thursday decided to keep the prices of all petroleum products, except light diesel oil, unchanged for July to facilitate general public ahead of Eidul Fitr...

    The price of light diesel oil (LDO) was, however, increased by Rs5...

  • 2nd Test: Rampant Pakistan edge England in fading light

    DUBAI: Pakistan's bowlers wore down tough resistance from England's tail to win the second Test by an emphatic 178-run margin in Dubai on Monday, taking a 1-0 lead in the three-match series...

    Babar ended Wood's resistance while Shah finished the match by ending Rashid's 239-minute resistance when he had him caught in the covers in the fading light as the Pakistani fielders embraced each other...

  • COMMENT: Pakistan cricket must constantly rage against dying of the light

    Cricket is us, and we are cricket - and perhaps it is more this way for Pakistan than for any other country?The socio-political roots of cricket are deep...

    From the fall of the British Empire to the emergence of the Commonwealth, from the division of South Asia to the solidarity of the West Indies, from the destruction of South Africa’s Apartheid to the political wall between India and Pakistan, cricket is a metaphor for the...

  • World's largest solar park to light up Pakistan's future

    Some 400,000 solar panels, spread over 200 hectares of flat desert, glare defiantly at the sun at what is known as the Quaid-e-Azam Solar Power Park (QASP) in Cholistan Desert, Punjab, named after Pakistan’s founding father, Mohammad Ali Jinnah...

    This is the first energy project under the $46 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a key part of China’s ‘new silk road’, linking the port at Gwadar in southern Pakistan with...

  • PM Nawaz gives Pakistan green light to play India in Sri Lanka

    ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has permitted the Pakistani cricket team to play a series against India in Sri Lanka next month, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) sources said on Thursday...

    According to a source in the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), the prime minister gave his approval for the India series only after Sri Lanka was finalised as the venue for the fixtures...

  • As industry falters, Pakistan’s lack of policy comes to light

    IT IS beyond irresponsible, perhaps even stupid, not to have an industrial policy in a country like Pakistan, abundant in its resource base but reeling under the pressure of veiled vested interests...

    Razak Dawood, advisor to the prime minister who publicly vowed to promote the corporate sector’s ‘Make in Pakistan’ vision, promised input on the subject but his views did not reach the paper within the deadline...

  • Portfolio: Of light and shadows

    Tracing the history of this in Pakistan, it would be fair to observe that post 9/11 representation of conflict, violence, and oppression, have formed strong metaphors within our visual culture...

    Perhaps, this marks a new age for contemporary art in Pakistan...

  • India shines light on the plight of the disabled

    NEW DELHI: Go, inspect the toilets in the building, the trainer said, handing out a 17-page checklist and a tool kit to the students...

    She told them to measure the width of the wheelchairs, height of the ramps, weigh the force of the door and look for Braille signage
  • Indian movie Aligarh shines rare light on homophobia

    MUMBAI: A rare Bollywood movie tackling homophobia gets its Indian premiere on Friday, with the film-makers hoping it will help change attitudes in the conservative country where homosexuality is illegal...

    Aligarh is based on a true story about a university professor who was suspended from his post after a television news crew filmed him having sex with a rickshaw puller in an undercover sting operation
  • Light and heavy things in Zeeshan Sahil’s Karachi

    ’Released in the summer of 2013, Light and Heavy Things marked an important moment for all English speaking poetry enthusiasts, namely the first moment that the late Zeeshan Sahil’s free-verse poetry (or rather, a minute sample of it) became readily accessible outside of the pages of an anthology...

    It is an image rife with juxtaposition and conflict, an idea of a homeland and a soul that are both an amalgamation of the irreconcilable...

  • Gandhara International University gets green light

    TAXILA: The government plans to establish the Gandhara International University in Taxila, in an effort to revive the 3,000-year-old Buddhist university of ancient Taxila and make Pakistan a centre for interfaith harmony and Buddhism studies...

    In addition, the institute will counteract the negative image of Pakistan and promote the region’s tourism industry...

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