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  • Little Afghan Messi fan not giving up on meeting idol

    KABUL: The five-year-old Afghan boy who won the Internet's heart when he was pictured wearing a plastic bag as an improvised Lionel Messi jersey is still eager to meet the Argentine football superstar, he told AFP Friday...

    Murtaza Ahmadi travelled with his family to Kabul this week to receive two jerseys autographed by Messi and presented to the young fan by UNICEF
  • Bethlehem fetes Palestinian Arab Idol singing hero

    BETHLEHEM: Hundreds of Palestinians celebrated in Bethlehem after a young singer from the occupied West Bank city became the second Palestinian to win the Arab Idol television song contest...

    He became the second Palestinian to win the contest after Mohammed Assaf, who was raised in a refugee camp in the Gaza Strip, won Arab Idol against all odds aged 23 in 2013...

  • 'Idol' singers — Japan's obsession with minor girls

    She is a so-called “idol” singer, common in Japan, where rights groups have complained that society's sometimes permissive view of the sexualisation of young girls puts minors at risk...

    Idol Tama Himeno, who has performed on stage since the age of 16, says the men attending her shows worship the performers and crave communication with young girls that they cannot get elsewhere...

  • PAKISTAN’S AFGHAN CARPET-MAKERS FACE UNCERTAIN FUTURE

    Of the many stereotypes that exist about Afghan refugees and migrants in Pakistan, one of the strongest is that they are a burden on the economy...

    This assumption fails to take into account the fact that over the years, Afghans have assimilated into Pakistan and contribute to various industries including food, transport and, of course, the carpet industry...

  • Auto-part makers seek cut in sales tax

    KARACHI: In its budget proposals, the Pakistan Association of Automotive Parts and Accessories Manufacturers (Paapam) urged the government to reduce sales tax on 800cc cars from 17 per cent to 5pc, stressing that lower car prices will boost sales to 120,000 units from 36,000 units...

    In 2016, Pakistan is expected to produce 225,000 cars as compared to 4m and 25m cars made in India and China respectively...

  • Pakistani apparel makers need to get creative: IAF chief

    Han Bekke, president of the International Apparel Federation (IAF), thinks Pakistan’s apparel manufacturers must invest in product development, fashion education and creativity to build their own brands to boost exports and compete with other countries in global markets...

    Probably they ignored what happened globally,” Mr Bekke responded when asked if he could explain the factors that might have hampered Pakistan’s apparel industry...

  • Urea makers demand revised export policy

    The Fertiliser Manufacturers of Pakistan Advisory Council (FMPAC) said the current urea export policy has several flaws in it and the council has repeatedly urged the government to review and make strategic changes in this policy in order to facilitate the surplus urea inventory...

    The State Bank of Pakistan has given a very ‘tight timeline’ to export the surplus by October end with a penalty of 15 per cent of the export-price in...

  • Bike makers set production, sales records

    KARACHI: Pakistan’s top two bike assemblers in August broke all earlier production and sales records...

    According to the figures of Pakistan Automotive Manufacturers Association (PAMA), Road Prince Bike Assembler also achieved highest production and sales of 23,650 units in Aug 2017 each as against its last highest of 19,508 units recorded in Oct 2016...

  • Saudi film-makers build audiences without cinemas

    DUBAI: With daring film-makers, untold stories and entertainment-starved young people, Saudi Arabia has all the makings of a local movie industry except for theatres...

    As the traditionally austere kingdom cautiously embraces more forms of entertainment, local film-makers are exploring a new frontier in Saudi art, using the internet to screen films and pushing boundaries of expression often with surprise backing from top royals... ...

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