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  • Kashmir a litmus test of leaders’ foresight: Sharif

    MUZAFFARABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has described the Kashmir issue as a litmus test of the political foresight of Indian and Pakistani leadership and expressed the hope that dialogue would be held soon to resolve the lingering dispute...

    “That’s why I say Kashmir issue is the litmus test of the political foresight of present India-Pakistan leadership that whether they clear the debt of history or pass it on to the next...

  • Move on export control of sensitive technologies, goods praised by US

    ISLAMABAD: The United States has praised Pakistan’s move to update its export control list for sensitive technologies and goods to make it compatible with international regimes...

    Take a look: Access to peaceful nuclear technology a priority, US toldPakistan has recently revised the control lists of goods, technologies, material and equipment related to nuclear and biological weapons and their delivery systems...

  • Facebook, Unity Technologies set to launch gaming platform

    CALIFORNIA: Social media giant, Facebook has announced plans to team up with gaming engine developer, Unity Technologies, in order to expand their services for gamers and developers, the company announced on its official blog for developers Thursday...

    The partnership with Unity Technologies is a strategic move for Facebook to re-engage the over 650 million active gamers on the network...

  • Google, Tencent eye collaboration on new technologies

    Internet titans Google and Tencent on Friday signalled possible future collaboration on developing new technologies as the US and Chinese firms announced a long-term patent-sharing agreement...

    The companies gave no details on the scope or nature of the potential cooperation but said in a joint statement that they “are open to deeper collaboration in the future on innovative new technologies”...

  • Contempt plea filed against govt for not using Urdu as official language

    ISLAMABAD: A lawyer on whose petition the Supreme Court handed down a judgement requiring the federal and provincial governments to use Urdu as official language has now complained that the federal government was not implementing the apex court’s Sept 8 judgement...

    Written in Urdu language, the one-page contempt of court petition argued that Prime Minister Nawaz Shreef did constitute a committee comprising Information Minister Pervez...

  • ‘Heritage Now’ opens at Alhamra: Experts discuss role of museums, identity and language domination

    HERITAGE AND IDENTITY:In a session on Heritage and Identity, moderated by Risham Syed, Dr Tariq Rahman termed language a part of heritage which worked at various levels, saying the language of the power always locked out the language of the poor...

    Giving an example, he said Prakrit was once a widespread language in this region and Sanskrit, the language of those in power, overpowered it...

  • Pakistan registers protest against Bangladesh's 'undiplomatic language'

    The Foreign Office summoned the High Commissioner of Bangladesh in Islamabad on Thursday to register its protest against "the use of undiplomatic language" by Dhaka following a video controversy...

    "In order to register our protest on the use of undiplomatic language in a note verbale, on an incident of obscure origin, the High Commissioner of Bangladesh in Islamabad was summoned by the director general South Asia and Saarc to the...

  • ‘Language is the carrier of cultures’

    KARACHI: How can you have just development when you have a structure that is fundamentally unjust? This was the question that Dr Mwangi wa Githinji tried to find an answer to in his keynote address at a conference organised by Habib University on Saturday...

    Expanding on dispossessing history, he pointed out factors such as rewriting history, creating racial hierarchies, religious control and language...

  • Footprints: Language under stress

    The renowned poet and writer was born in Lyari but did not fall in love with the language till he started teaching Islamic Studies at the University of Balochistan...

    He wanted people to understand and appreciate this language that no one seemed to be interested in anymore...

  • Language of lines

    KARACHI: In his remarkable essay ‘Tradition and Individual Talent’ T...

    He insinuates that artists employ language that has developed over many a century...

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