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  • Young artist makes innovations to stringed instruments

    PESHAWAR: Young instrumentalist Waqar Atal has made unique changes to rabab and Indian sitar, both traditional stringed instruments, to synchronise them with electronic orchestra...

    Member of a famous music family from Peshawar, he was in his teen years when he learnt how to play rabab in just three months from his ustad and sitar maestro, Mubarak Ali
  • New hacks strike at heart of mobile innovations

    LAS VEGAS: As fierce competition leads to rapid innovation in the smartphone market, hackers have pounced on cracks in defences of developments on devices at the heart of modern lifestyles, experts say...

    Smartphones have become increasingly targets for cyber criminals as people cram the gadgets with troves of personal information and go on to use them for work
  • New innovations

    These will largely sprout from technology, thanks to innovations introduced through the Fourth Industrial Revolution which has reshaped government, commerce, healthcare, mobility, education and livelihoods...

    What impact will these technologies have on inequalities, poverty, jobs and well-being? How can these innovations aid in overcoming development challenges? With commercial goals, how can we combine the social impact of new...

  • Reflections on an inclusive budget

    Regardless of the budget strategy, the majority of tax experts and development thinkers stress an inclusive approach for achieving pro-poor economic growth and sustainable development...

    Therefore, rural areas and agriculture development cannot be ignored, particularly those projects and programmes that are focused on the welfare of small and landless farmers
  • Reflections on freedom day

    INDEPENDENCE Day is traditionally described as a time of celebration and reflection...

    One wonders what people will reflect upon tomorrow after the ritualistic festivities are over
  • Reflections: Family, a blessing

    By Khushboo SoomroWhen I was in my early teens some 10 years back, the idea of living independent of restrictions had always fancied me...

    I remember being rebuked once by my mother for accepting a birthday invitation without asking for her permission
  • Reflections of a life well-lived

    As a retired civil service officer of good repute, Syed Munir Husain has written an engaging book...

    Surviving the Wreck is, by turn, circumspect and forthright, solemn and revealing; it is about a single individual’s career, and it is a short, subjective summary of the country’s history
  • Reflections on Fata reforms

    THE Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) have been in turmoil for quite some time but the military operations have added to people’s woes...

    Almost two million people ­— one-third of its total population — have been displaced
  • Some reflections on public sector reforms

    REFORMING the civil services has remained a cherished goal of political parties and military regimes alike during the nearly 70 years of Pakistan’s existence...

    In 1988, international donors like the World Bank and the IMF had also joined this effort by linking their economic assistance with a number of covenants to improve the country’s bureaucratic set-up
  • Samba, reflections and pride as ‘marvellous’ Rio flames out

    RIO DE JANEIRO: A blustery storm, a touch of melancholy and a sense of pride converged at the closing ceremony of the 2016 Olympics on Sunday as Brazil breathed a collective sigh of relief at having pulled off South America’s first Games...

    After a gruelling 17 days, Rio de Janeiro cast aside early struggles with empty venues, security scares and a mysterious green diving pool to throw a huge Carnival-like party
  • Twenty reflections for 2020

    A change is gonna come — By Sam CookePAKISTAN must save itself from plunging towards state failure...

    It is existentially threatened by climate catastrophe; the risks of nuclear conflict; unmanageable population growth; growing food insecurity; criminally corrupt and nationally polarising governance; institutional capture and degeneration; external economic dictation; appalling socioeconomic indices; indifference to human resource...
  • Sectarian tension in Hyderabad localities subsides

    HYDERABAD: Residents of Gujrati Para, Gulshan-i-Hamid and some other localities held a protest demonstration after Juma prayers against some statements made by the prayer leader of the Jama Masjid Rais, located in neighbouring Gulshan-i-Rais, a couple of days back...

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