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  • Cyber armies, misplaced judicial activism threaten internet landscape in Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: Threats to the internet landscape, including arbitrary administrative shutdowns, misplaced judicial activism against internet freedoms, the rise of cyber-armies, enforced disappearances of activists and the abuse of cybercrime legislation have been on the rise across the country, according to a report titled Internet Landscape of Pakistan 2017...

    The annual report is an “indigenous effort” to regularly monitor and document...

  • Pop art: Landscape symphonies

    The Punjab Landscape Movement, initiated by Khalid Iqbal in the ’50s, has inspired powerful artists and retains its popularity today...

    Bashir Ahmed became a famed contemporary miniaturist but echoes of landscape were often found in his work...

  • COLUMN: Landscape and historical imagination

    A few years ago as I walked around the village of Nartiang in the Jaintia hills of Meghalaya, well known for its megaliths, I wondered how inhabitants imagined landscape and geography in the 18th- and 19th-century...

    More significantly, the landscape of Nartiang, read as a historical source, gives access to forms of resistance to colonial and postcolonial geographies, histories, and ideas of the hills and its people...

  • A barren landscape

    While there is no doubt that such measures are needed, the less said about the results of our efforts to make Pakistan a peaceful country the better...

    Across Pakistan various ethnic, sectarian and religious groups are angry and frustrated with the state at times with external help causing them to air their grievances in ways that are detrimental to the security of this country...

  • ‘A barren landscape’

    THIS is apropos of Nargis Sethi’s article ‘A barren landscape’ (May 2)...

    The failure of the Pakistan Cricket Board in Bangladesh and the news of the financial crisis of the Pakistan Hockey Board have despaired the people...

  • Karachi labour landscape in flux

    KARACHI: The labour employed in the city’s industrial hubs shows a changing ethnic trend – the arrival of new workforce from South Punjab and interior Sindh replacing Pakhtuns and Punjabis in low-paying jobs...

    Chairman Pakistan Fashion Apparel Forum Jawed Bilwani said 10 years ago, majority of the labourers in dyeing and finishing sectors hailed from Punjab but this has now fallen to 13pc...

  • Foreign interest transforming auto landscape

    ISLAMABAD: The Board of Investment (BoI) has received two formal applications from prospective investors to set up auto assembly plants in Pakistan in the greenfield category of the Automotive Development Policy 2016-21, a senior official told Dawn...

    The BoI has received another application from Haier Pakistan for setting up a plant in collaboration with Chinese automaker Foton to manufacture light and heavy-duty trucks in Lahore... ...

  • Portfolio: A landscape of my own

    In Pakistan, the decade from 1985 to 1995 can be marked as the decade of annihilation and then resurrection from the sanctions that the dictator imposed during his 11-year rule from 1977 to 1988...

    The impact of these years on art in Pakistan is categorised as the agitated, agonised and coined art and even the famous figurative artists started to paint landscapes and calligraphic patterns; and few simply avoided exhibiting their work...

  • Past present: Man-made landscape

    After Partition, Pakistan inherited two types of cities; those which belonged to the medieval period and those that were built by the colonial government during its rule...

    One such example is of the Minar-i-Pakistan which is built as a carbon copy of Eiffel Tower...

  • Changing charity landscape

    The culture of giving in Pakistan is rooted in the citizens’ belief system, as Islam ordains Muslims to spend at least 2...

    Though an efficient social security net is lacking, all the provinces have launched schemes such as the Watan Card project in Sindh, or the laptop distribution and low-cost housing schemes in Punjab, to ease the stress on the poor...

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