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  • LITERARY NOTES: Remembering Krishan Chander and Akhter-ul-Iman

    Both have recently come up with special issues, remembering two of Urdu literature’s towering figures: Krishan Chander and Akhter-ul-Iman...

    In these works, gadha, or donkey, symbolizes common man and by depicting its plight Krishan Chander satirizes the political system and social circumstances in India, though this more or less applies to Pakistan, too...

  • Father’s Day: 'Pyari Beti' by Gao Suno Badlo is for all fathers out there

    Like father, like son is a famous adage and in our part of the world Father’s Day revolves around the father-son relationship, with commercials showing little boys being taught how to ride a cycle or the father reminding his son that he will carry forward the family's legacy...

    Gao Suno Badlo’s dedication to fathers aims to change this notion — to something that says that sons are not the only offspring who can support their fathers...

  • FICTION: GRIEFS FROM OUR FATHERS

    These are the lonely young men such as Parvaiz who want to make music, but end up as recruits for militant organisations, seduced by stories of their fathers who seem like exotic gods and make everything — jobs, sisters, “Mo Farah at the Olympics, Aunty Naseem’s commemorative cake tin from the Queen’s Jubilee” — pale and grey in comparison...

  • Bilawal, Maryam met to hide their fathers’ corruption: Firdous

    ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Information Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on Sunday termed the Fathers’ Day meeting between Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari and Maryam Nawaz of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) at Raiwind a bid to conceal “corruption” of their fathers...

    Speaking at a news conference at the National Press Club, she said: “Today, both [Bilawal and Maryam] exchanged...

  • Sindh govt to grant paternity leave to fathers

    KARACHI: In line with the police department, the Sindh government has begun applying 10-day paternity leave to its male employees as allowed through the Gazette of Pakistan 2019, it emerged on Friday...

    Officials in the provincial government said the finance ministry had written to the authorities in the Sindh Secretariat and other related departments to allow for the 10-day paternity leave for its employees...

  • Govt changes date of observing 'black day' against Indian atrocities in Kashmir

    ISLAMABAD: Taking back its earlier announcement, the federal government on Saturday decided to observe 'black day' against Indian atrocities in India-held Kashmir on July 20 instead of July 19...

    In a surprising move, the federal cabinet on Friday had decided to observe a countrywide ‘black day’ on July 19 for expressing solidarity with people of India-held Kashmir, several of whom were killed while protesting against the murder of...

  • India restores date re-export facility for Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: India has allowed the re-export of dried date shipments currently parked at the Attari border check post since February...

    Around 96pc of the country’s total date exports are India-bound and the hike in duties adversely affected the local producers who mostly rely on India’s huge market for their sales...

  • Three roads to have date palm trees

    GUJRAT: The district government has arranged at least 500 date palm trees for plantation on the medians of three thoroughfares including the old GT Road...

    It is quite surprising that the district government had just two months ago uprooted the date palm trees from the city’s Court Road...

  • ECP extends date for disposal of delimitation appeals

    BAHAWALPUR: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has extended the date of the disposal of the objections/appeals against the proposed/preliminary delimitations of the union councils and wards in the rural as well as urban areas across the province for the upcoming local government polls...

    Talking to Dawn, officiating Bahawalpur regional election commissioner Mian Muhammad Shahid confirmed that the ECP had extended the date... ...

  • Return filing date extended to Nov 30

    ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue on Wednesday extended the last date for filing of income tax returns/statements until Nov 30...

    As per decision, salaried individuals, other individuals and AOPs can now file returns/statements within the due date...

  • With budget date uncertain, APCC clears development outlay of Rs1.675tr

    The federal minister said the priority had been given to projects of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) which could be completed at the earliest, and accelerating energy projects including those relating to the Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) and transmission and distribution...

    7bn, Rs27bn for the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission, Rs100bn for security and the displaced people in tribal region, Rs20bn for Prime...

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