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  • Alhamra gets its own sound system after two decades

    LAHORE: The Lahore Arts Council, after a gap of around two decades, has finally bought its own sound system, that was used for first time during the Talent Hunt Show at Alhamra, The Mall...

    All these years, the council had been using rented or borrowed sound systems for holding various music events and other programmes...

  • Four clerics booked within a week for misusing sound system

    KARACHI: Clerics of four mosques in New Karachi have been booked within a week for violating the Sindh Sound System (Regulation) Ordinance, 2015, as the number of cases registered against clerics for violating the code of using sound system in less than two years has reached 363 in Karachi’s Central and West districts alone, it emerged on Thursday...

    The cases were registered against Maulana Mohammad Waseem Sadiq of Jamia Masjid...

  • Senate committee terms sale of Heavy Electrical Complex suspicious

    ISLAMABAD: The sub-committee of Senate Standing Committee on Finance criticised on Friday the privatisation of Heavy Electrical Complex (HEC) and termed it a conspiracy to sell national assets at throwaway prices...

    The sub-committee, headed by Senator Kamil Ali Agha, pointed out that there were several lacunas in the sale agreement with the Cargil Holding Company which had bought the HEC...

  • US approves sale of $15bn missile system to S. Arabia

    WASHINGTON: The US State Department has approved the sale of an anti-missile defence system to Saudi Arabia at an estimated cost of $15 billion to enhance the kingdom’s military capabilities, the Pentagon announced...

    This sale, valued at up to $15 billion, is part of the $110 Billion package of defence equipment and services initially announced during President Donald Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia in May trip to this year...

  • Russia accuses US of breaking treaty over defence system sale to Japan

    MOSCOW: Russia’s deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov on Saturday accused the United States of violating a key arms treaty by selling a missile defence system to Japan...

    On Thursday, Russia’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said the deployment of the US missile defence system would have a negative impact on relations between Tokyo and Moscow...

  • Sound byte: ‘The more Afghans trust Pakistan, the worse off we are’

    Q: Why do you think, from an Afghan perspective, have relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan taken a turn for the worst?A: The Afghan president took a lot of flak at home over trusting Pakistan and trying to get a security agreement signed between our two intelligence agencies...

    [Earlier this year] he took the level of cooperation to a whole new level, assuming that Pakistan was willing to bring the Taliban to the negotiating...

  • Sound byte: ‘Taliban talking to Afghan govt under pressure from Pakistan’

    Q: How seriously can we take the talks taking place in Murree?A: These talks are very important and of a serious nature, especially for Pakistan, as this is the first time that Pakistan is holding such talks on its soil...

    Earlier, a dialogue was brokered by Pakistan in Urumqi, China, which was attended by Mulla Abdur Jalil, Mulla Hassan, etc who are all based in Pakistan...

  • Sound Bytes: ‘Climate change is a bigger threat to Pakistan than terrorism’

    Dr Chaudhry is also the former special adviser to the secretary general of the UN World Meteorological Organisation for Asia and the lead author of Pakistan’s National Climate Change Policy...

    Q: How is climate change affecting Pakistan, particularly Sindh?A: I am fully convinced that climate change is a bigger threat to Pakistan than terrorism, and Pakistan can experience severe impacts of extreme climate disasters, with water stress...

  • Sound bytes: Seize the moment, Lagarde tells Pakistan

    In all her recent public appearances, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde has reiterated the same message: Pakistan is out of crisis and a “moment of opportunity” presents itself...

    In a wide-ranging interview with Dawn, Lagarde spelled out her vision for a post-programme Pakistan in more detail, from continuing with the reforms, to how the Fund is viewing the growing cooperation between China and Pakistan under the corridor...

  • Judoka Shah Hussain to be Pakistan's flag bearer at Rio Olympics

    KARACHI: Judoka Shah Hussain will be Pakistan's flag bearer at the Rio Olympics, kicking off in Rio De Janeiro from August 5, Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) Director Akhtar Ganjera told DawnNews on Wednesday...

    Traditionally, the captain of the Pakistan Hockey Team used to lift the national flag at the Games...

  • Change of plans: GM Bashir to bear Pakistan flag at Rio Olympics

    RIO: In a drastic change of plans on the eve of the Rio Olympics opening ceremony, the Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) on Thursday nominated shooter Ghulam Mustafa Bashir, also known as GM Bashir, to bear Pakistan's flag despite having named Judoka Shah Hussain for the task earlier...

    Well-placed sources told DawnNews that there were differences between the PSB and the Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) over who would be Pakistan's flag...

  • ‘No disagreement over selection of Pakistan flag-bearer’

    LAHORE: The Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) has contradicted the media reports that there was difference of opinion between them and the Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) over the selection of shooter Ghulam Mustafa Bashir to lift Pakistan flag in the opening ceremony of the Rio Olympics...

    “It is being reported that there has been a last minute change in the flag-bearer of the Pakistan contingent and that there are difference of opinion...

  • This week 50 years ago: Pakistan flag hoisted on Indian tank

    Going through the 1965 India-Pakistan war archives will reveal that the effects and implications of the conflict refused to go away (as they should not, some might argue) from the hearts and minds of those governing the country and the public for a long, long time...

    Pakistan’s armed forces achieved considerable success in keeping the aggressors at bay, so much so that they even captured their armoured vehicles...

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