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    Federal Ministers Of Pakistan 2013 In Urdu

  • TV channels’ nightmarish Urdu pronunciation and an Urdu pronouncing dictionary

    URDU pronunciation of some Pakistani TV channels is giving nightmares to many, though the owners and anchors of those channels may not even be aware how mercilessly they have been slaughtering our national language...

    Aside from intermingling English words and phrases with their Urdu conversation, these innocent anchors mispronounce many Urdu words, sometime rendering the sentence ridiculously incorrect...

  • Gboard introduces Roman Urdu to Urdu feature

    Google has recently launched its Roman Urdu to Urdu Google Keyboard (Gboard) feature for both Android and iOS...

    pk's (TJ) review, Gboard’s Roman Urdu to Urdu feature is smart and accurately translates Roman Urdu text into Urdu script in real time...

  • Teen Navilet: French in Urdu, or Urdu in French?

    In Columeau’s case, French and its Provencal dialect are his native languages, and Urdu and Punjabi the languages that he speaks with native fluency...

    The cultural gulf between French and Urdu does not split the writer’s imagination, but enriches it in ways that make his work outstanding...

  • Sindh ministers vow to take issue of missing persons to federal govt

    ”Later, provincial Ministers Syed Nasir Hussain Shah and Sohail Anwar Siyal, along with Karachi Commissioner Ejaz Ahmed Khan, visited the protest site and held talks with office-bearers of the committee...

    The sit-in was called off after assurances from the ministers that they would take up the matter with the federal government officials...

  • Two federal ministers likely to resign

    LAHORE: As the ruling Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) hinted that two federal ministers may resign by Monday (today) as part of its efforts to end the ongoing crisis, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif held an important meeting with Law Minister Zahid Hamid on Sunday and discussed the matter with him...

    “Shahbaz Sharif is playing an active role in ending the ongoing crisis and it is likely that a couple of federal ministers may...

  • Khuhro endorses Senate chairman’s move over federal ministers’ attitude

    KARACHI: Pakistan Peo­ples Party Sindh chapter pre­si­dent Nisar Ahmed Khu­hro has said Senate Chair­man Mian Raza Rab­bani has taken a principled stand to stop working over absence of federal ministers from the Senate proceedings and said the absence is an affront to the office of the chairman and the sanctity of the house...

    Mr Khuhro, who is also senior provincial minister for parliamentary affairs, said at a press conference at...

  • Two more ministers join federal cabinet

    ISLAMABAD: Two more ministers have been included in the federal cabinet despite the government’s tall claims of adopting austerity measures and keeping the size of the cabinet ‘quite small’...

    President Mamnoon Hussain administered the oath of office on Friday to MNA Sheikh Aftab Ahmed and Senator Mir Hasil Bizenjo as federal ministers in a special ceremony held at the President House, the president’s spokesman said...

  • Enemies of progress cannot stop us, say federal ministers

    ISLAMABAD: The federal government on Monday reacted sharply to allegations levelled against it by the Sindh government and the Pakistan People’s Party, saying that the enemies of the Pakistan’s progress won’t be able to create another Gen Musharraf and coerce the government into abandoning its ongoing drive against corruption and terrorism...

    Speaking at two separate press briefings, ministers Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Ahsan Iqbal...

  • Foreign tourists to Pakistan more than triple since 2013

    As terrorism recedes in Pakistan, tourism appears to be on the rise, with more than thrice the number of international tourists travelling to the country in 2016 as compared to just three years ago, Bloomberg reported...

    Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) data showed that international tourists have more than tripled since 2013 to 1...

  • 122 ‘sectarian incidents’ took place in Pakistan since 2013, NA told

    ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly has been informed that 122 sectarian incidents have taken place all over the country since June 2013 and 10 banned organisations have claimed responsibility, or found involved during investigations, of 91 of them...

    According to a written reply to a question by MNA Saman Sultana Jafri of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal states that 56 sectarian incidents took place in Punjab,...

  • Japanese reporter died in 2013 after 159 hours of overtime

    NHK reporter Miwa Sado, 31, who had been covering political news in Tokyo, was found dead in her bed in July 2013, reportedly clutching her mobile phone...

    Sato covered Tokyo assembly elections for the broadcaster in June 2013 and an upper-house vote for the national parliament the following month...

  • ECP rejects PTI claim of manipulation of 2013 polls

    ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan rejected on Wednesday Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s claim that the 2013 general elections were systematically manipulated or influenced by design...

    About unauthorised printing of additional ballot papers and delivery, the ECP said the process of procurement of papers for printing of ballot papers was an exclusive responsibility of the Printing Corporation of Pakistan and the Pakistan...

  • ECP asked to provide details of ballot papers printed for 2013 polls

    ISLAMABAD: The Federal Ombudsman’s Secretariat has taken notice of the refusal by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to provide record pertaining to ballot papers printed for 2013 general elections to an applicant, observing that it was not justified and amounted to a violation of spirit of the Freedom of Information Ordinance (FIO) 2002...

    2013 by the federal Ombudsman’s institutional reforms act, 2013,” the communiqué sent to...

  • Turkey acquits all 26 leaders of 2013 protests

    ISTANBUL: A Turkish court on Wednesday acquitted more than two dozen activists who helped launch mass protests in 2013 against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, after a trial slammed by rights campaigners...

    The 26 suspects are all leaders of Taksim Solidarity, an umbrella group of civil society, union and political groups at the forefront of the May-June 2013 demonstrations that marked the biggest challenge yet to the dominance of the...

  • ECP rejects ex-official’s allegations of rigging in 2013 polls

    ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has dismissed allegations levelled by its former additional secretary Mohammad Afzal Khan that the 2013 general elections were massively rigged and said that no proof exists to substantiate his claims...

    Afzal Khan claimed in a television interview that people’s mandate was stolen in the 2013 elections and he accused former chief justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry of being involved...

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