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    General Knowledge Questions And Answers About Pakistan In Urdu Language

  • THE ICON REVIEW: RIGHT QUESTIONS, FEW ANSWERS

    When we talk of Pakistani cinema’s revival, we tend to focus solely on features, when it is in fact our documentaries that have been the country’s more noteworthy efforts in film and television...

    Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy has, of course, created the greatest global impact — with her Oscar wins for Saving Face and A Girl in the River...

  • Merkel answers questions at children’s press conference

    BERLIN: German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s favourite animal is a hedgehog; she loves spaghetti and chicken soup and dreams of being an astronaut for a day...

    Those were some of the personal details the chancellor revealed on Sunday while answering questions from children at a special news conference one week before the country’s general election...

  • Minister turns up in PA with outdated answers to members’ questions

    KARACHI: No new scheme to enhance the source of income for poor women was introduced during 2012-13, said Sindh Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Dr Sikander Mandhro on Friday...

    He was responding to the questions asked by members of the Sindh Assembly during the question hour that pertained to the Social Welfare Department (SWD)...

  • Indonesia seeks answers from US as top general denied entry

    Nasir said the US ambassador to Indonesia was not in the country and his deputy has been summoned to provide more information on Monday...

    Military spokesman Wuryanto, who goes by one name, said military chief Gen Gatot Nurmantyo and his wife had planned to leave Indonesia on Saturday evening but were told by their airline shortly before departure that the US customs authorities would deny their entry...

  • Literary Notes: Two books on origin and history of Urdu language

    IN a recent meeting held at a university to discuss the curriculum for the teachers’ education programme, it was hotly debated whether or not Urdu was a ‘lashkari zaban’ or the so-called ‘camp-language’...

    Some professors from Karachi University’s Urdu department objected to the incorrect, age-old theory being taught to the new teachers...

  • Urdu and Hindi are one language, says expert

    KARACHI: The 17th Hamza Wahid Memorial Lecture organised by Irtiqa Institute of Social Sciences at PMA House on Wednesday had scholar and award-winning author Dr Fahmida Hussain Memon looking at the ‘Globalisation of cultures and importance of mother tongues’...

    “After Partition the people of Sindh started speaking Urdu just to help the migrants coming here feel welcome...

  • 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...

  • A history of slander — Good language vs. bad language

    Sometimes it is really tiring to explain the difference between good Taliban (GT) and bad Taliban (BT)...

    It is actually self-explanatory and not so hard to decipher, yet, there are many out there who just can't seem to determine the fact that those fighting for a just cause are good Taliban, and those fighting against us on the behest of foreign powers are bad Taliban...

  • Questions raised over General Electric’s flagship power turbines in Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: General Electric’s flagship gas turbines ran into problems in Pakistan earlier this year, leading to delays and lengthy outages at three newly built power stations, according to several senior Pakistani officials and power executives...

    But the questions over one of its most important products suggest another setback for the company in a year in which its shares have plunged and third-quarter results were called “horrible”...

  • 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...

  • ‘Urdu is a most scholarly language’

    KARACHI: “If you love your mother and care about your language, how can you turn your back to both and embrace someone else’s mother and language?”The question by renowned Urdu scholar and poet Iftikhar Arif left many pondering over the matter of ‘Urdu as an official language’ and why it has not happened even after 70 years of Pakistan’s existence...

    Arif asked this question during a one-day conference on the subject organised by the...

  • Supreme Court orders govt to adopt Urdu as official language

    ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed federal and provincial governments to adopt Urdu as official language in the country...

    Announcing the verdict on petition filed by Advocate Kokab Iqbal, pertaining to promotion and implementation of Urdu language, a three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Jawwad S Khawaja directed the government to fulfill its constitutional obligation...

  • Urdu: official language

    THE Supreme Court ruling to adopt and implement Urdu as the official language has left the elite class of the country feeling uneducated...

    English being the lingua franca of the land has the undivided attention of students and educators...

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