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  • Minister turns up in PA with outdated answers to members’ questions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

  • Here’s how to talk to your kids about sexual abuse

    However, the tragedy of Zainab reached far and wide and highlighted the need for these conversations...

    Various reasons can be accounted for this anxiety, including parents’ inadequate knowledge, a sense of fear about answering questions related to CSA and not knowing when and how much to discuss...

  • Information about Uzair’s return to prison from military custody can’t be shared, ATC told

    The custody was handed over to the military officials on April 11, 2017 in the presence of the Civil Judge and Judicial Magistrate-XI (South) for investigation in an explosives and arms case, the prison authorities added without mentioning as to when the UTP’s custody would be shifted back to prison...

    The ATC-VI judge, who is conducting the trial of a case pertaining to kidnapping and murder of a policeman, last month took notice of...

  • Govt responds to concerns about growing external deficit

    KARACHI: The Min­istry of Finance responded on Monday to mounting concerns about the growing current account deficit, which has run down the country’s foreign exchange reserves to two months of import cover...

    “Such increase in imports is mainly driven by higher imports of machinery, industrial raw material and fuels to meet requirements of the rapidly expanding economy...

  • Good news about construction of dams soon: CJP

    ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar has expressed the confidence that consensus can be developed on the construction of two dams in the country and that he will soon announce good news in this regard...

    Heading a two-judge Supreme Court bench which took up a loan write-off case on Saturday, the CJP said that he had held significant meetings over the past few days on the issue of dams and found that consensus...

  • Nacta warns about terrorist attacks on politicians

    “We have received as many as 12 threat alerts which are about leadership of political parties, including the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), and six personalities can be targeted during election,” Director of the National Counter Terrorism Authority (Nacta) Obaid Farooq said while briefing a sub-committee of the Senate Standing Committee on Interior...

    The committee, headed by PML-N Senator Javed...

  • Opposition parties euphoric about Avenfield verdict

    LAHORE: The opposition parties, including Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT), Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q), are jubilant at the accountability court verdict against PML-N leader and former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law retired Captain Safdar...

    They expressed satisfaction with the decision and lauded the courts for the...

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