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  • Great great great! Stunning win helps Windies smile again

    MUMBAI: West Indies captain Darren Sammy said he hopes to help Caribbean fans smile again by completing a unique hat-trick at the World Twenty20 after stunning India to reach the final...

    An emotional Sammy said the West Indies had their backs to the wall before shocking India by seven wickets to emulate their women's team, who also won their semi-final hours earlier...

  • Pakistan achieves targets for economic stability: IPR

    ISLAMABAD: Under the International Monetary Fund (IMF) programme Pakistan’s economy has achieved its targets for economic stability, a report released by the Institute for Policy Reforms (IPR) said on Monday...

    “Economy needs structural changes,” IPR’s half-yearly July-Dec 2015-16 review said...

  • LNG-fuelled power costlier than furnace oil: IPR

    LAHORE: Electricity produced from LNG will add to problems of the power sector, as cost of such electricity will be higher than that produced by furnace oil, maintains a Fact Sheet issued by the Institute for Policy Reforms here on Monday...

    IPR has advised the government to learn lessons from past mistakes...

  • Overvalued rupee hurting exports: IPR

    LAHORE: A significantly ‘overvalued’ rupee has impaired competitiveness of Pakistan’s exports that dropped by 17 per cent in July, the first month of this fiscal year, to $1...

    The precipitous drop in exports represents the “biggest threat” to the growth of the manufacturing sector, the Institute for Policy Reforms (IPR), a Lahore-based think tank, warns in a report issued on Wednesday...

  • IPR stresses provinces’ role to boost revenue

    LAHORE: Pointing to weak performance of the provincial boards of revenue, the Institute of Policy Reforms (IPR) has urged the governments to play their role for improving collection...

    At present, agriculture income tax yields a paltry Rs1 billion, while the sector has a share of 21 per cent in gross domestic product (GDP), said an IPR report on Tuesday...

  • IPR ‘fact sheet on mini-budget’

    LAHORE: The Institute for Policy Reforms (IPR) released on Wednesday a “fact sheet on mini-budget” that was announced at the end of the fifth month of the current fiscal year...

    According to the fact sheet, apparently the objective is to cover the shortfall of Rs40 billion in the FBR revenue for the first quarter which is a precondition to be fulfilled before the release of the next IMF tranche...

  • IPR for strengthening ties with Iran

    ISLAMABAD: The Institute of Policy Reforms (IPR) has called for strengthening Pakistan-Iran relations during the upcoming visit of President Hassan Rouhani...

    The IPR in a statement on Wednesday said that the Iranian president’s visit must transform Pakistan-Iran ties and the two countries should significantly contribute to peace, stability and prosperity of the region...

  • PRU training courses start today

    LAHORE: The Olympic Solidarity Fund Training and Education Course will be starting here on Wednesday under the aegis of the Pakistan Rugby Union (PRU)...

    Senior educator coach Ismail Kadir from the Asian Rugby who has reached Lahore will conduct various courses with the first course starting on Wednesday which will be followed by rugby ready, level-I 7s and Level-2 7s courses...

  • Horses for courses

    KARACHI: It was in 2012 that a young National Academy of Performing Arts (Napa) graduate Sunil Shankar impressed theatre lovers with his intrepid undertaking of Peter Shaffer’s complex play Equus at a festival held at the academy...

    It made an impression on the audience on multiple levels — the understanding of the psychosocial undercurrents of the script, and conjuring a corresponding environment where the entire expanse of the...

  • Nurses resent denial of NOCs for postgraduate courses

    LAHORE: The nursing staff of the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital lodged a protest against their medical superintendent for withholding no objection certificates (NOCs) of their colleagues who want to join postgraduate courses...

    In an application to the health department, the nurses said MS Dr Waqar Nabi Bajwa, through a letter addressed to the principal of the Post Graduate College of Nursing Punjab, had requested to grant permission to the...

  • Anti-Trump wave courses through Republican ranks

    NEW YORK: In an open letter 50 Republican national security experts have warned that presidential nominee Donald Trump “would be the most reckless president” in US history...

    The group, which includes the former CIA director Michael Hayden, said Trump “lacks the character, values and experience” to be president...

  • KP medical colleges leave academic year courses unfinished

    PESHAWAR: The public sector medical colleges in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have not been completing the course for the first year classes as well as the academic year spanning 36 weeks since long and asking the students to go through the remaining course on their own, according to sources...

    This has been occurring every year as classes are started two months behind schedule due to the prolonged admission process, they said...

  • SC issues detailed verdict on police training courses

    ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has ruled that all police personnel who have completed their required period to become eligible for professional training courses be immediately sent for training...

    “The competent authority will ensure in future that in case police officials are bypassed for such trainings because of department’s fault, or to extend a favour to any junior, or negligence by the authority concerned, their inter se seniority...

  • Changes in courses by FBISE puzzle students, teachers

    SWABI: The local teachers and students have termed the decisions of Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE) about changes in courses of secondary school certificate and higher secondary school certificate examinations ‘strange’ and ‘untimely’...

    The teachers of the local schools and colleges, affiliated with FBISE, told Dawn here on Thursday that they informed the students about the revised scheme of studies...

  • Numl runs higher degree courses without professors

    ISLAMABAD: The National University of Modern Languages (Numl), which offers a number of courses from bachelor to the PhD level, has only two professors and most of its departments are headed by army officials or retired employees...

    But Numl has no professor in the departments of education, international relations, peace and conflict studies, governance and public policy, Pakistan studies, economics and management sciences...

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