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  • 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...

  • Gboard introduces Roman Urdu to Urdu feature

    Google has recently launched its Roman Urdu to Urdu Google Keyboard (Gboard) feature for both Android and iOS...

    pk's (TJ) review, Gboard’s Roman Urdu to Urdu feature is smart and accurately translates Roman Urdu text into Urdu script in real time...

  • Teen Navilet: French in Urdu, or Urdu in French?

    In Columeau’s case, French and its Provencal dialect are his native languages, and Urdu and Punjabi the languages that he speaks with native fluency...

    The cultural gulf between French and Urdu does not split the writer’s imagination, but enriches it in ways that make his work outstanding...

  • Pemra seeks ARY News response to IB complaint against 'fake news'

    The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Saturday directed ARY News to respond to a complaint filed by the Intelligence Bureau (IB) against its report on a list of lawmakers suspected of links with banned militant groups allegedly compiled by the IB...

    The list first came to light when ARY News programme 'Power Play' aired a report on Sept 25 claiming that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif had directed the IB on...

  • Pemra serves notices to ARY, Bol News over 'fake' news regarding cabinet reshuffle

    The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has issued show-cause notices to ARY News and Bol News for airing news items regarding a reshuffle in the federal cabinet and change in the portfolios of some federal ministers, it emerged on Tuesday...

    The two media outlets had aired the news on Monday morning about a possible reshuffle in the posts for Minister for Finance and Minister of State for Interior held by Asad Umar...

  • ‘Pakistan losing $133 million daily to corruption’

    With 59 anti-corruption and accountability related laws, Pakistan, he said, was rated 117th on the list of the most corrupt countries...

    Pakistan bears a loss of $133 million daily due to corruption,” he said, adding that less than one per cent of Pakistani citizens were taxpayers...

  • Chinese defence contractor begins construction of warship to be exported to Pakistan: China Daily

    China has started building an advanced warship that would be exported to Pakistan under a defence agreement between the neighbouring countries, China Daily reported on Wednesday...

    Though the Chinese corporation did not specify the type, China Daily quoted Pakistan Navy as saying that the ship's class is Type 054AP, that is based on China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy's Type 054A frigate...

  • Dutch envoy to return to Pakistan 4 months after receiving death threats in wake of anti-Islam contest

    The Dutch ambassador to Pakistan will return to Islamabad in February following an absence of more than four months in wake of the alleged death threat received last year, reportedly from religious parties angry over anti-Islam tweets by far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders, the Dutch media said on Saturday...

    Ardi Stoios-Braken “will fly back to Islamabad in early February,” the daily tabloid Algemeen Dagblad reported...

  • 'People are yearning for old Pakistan': PML-N presents white paper on govt's 2-year 'incompetence'

    The top leadership of the PML-N on Monday accused the government of having ruined the country's economy through its incompetence and pro-elite policies, saying the ruling PTI had promised a new Pakistan but the people today were yearning for the "old Pakistan"...

    At a press conference in Islamabad, PML-N leaders took turns to criticise the government's performance in different areas as they presented a white paper titled "Destruction...

  • Over 20 per cent students miss school daily in KP

    8 million students of the state-run schools in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa remain absent from the educational institutions daily, according to sources...

    814 million enrolled students of government schools were found absent from the educational institutions on daily basis in the month of May, sources in elementary and secondary education department told Dawn...

  • ‘Players not paid full daily allowance during Asia Cup’

    ISLAMABAD: A parliamentary panel was on Thursday stunned to know that Pakistan’s national hockey squad was not paid their fully daily allowance while playing the Asia Cup in Bangladesh recently...

    Pakistan, the former three-time Asia Cup champions, finished a dismal third in the continental event staged at Dhaka’s Maulana Bhashani Hockey Stadium as they overwhelmed South Korea 6-3 in the third-place playoff earlier this month...

  • IG recommends daily allowance for police at current revised rate

    LAHORE: Inspector General of Punjab Police retired Capt Arif Nawaz has recommended to the government to de-freeze the fixed daily allowance and grant it as per revised rates of 2017 to the policemen...

    The Punjab government had allowed the police force the daily allowance in 2009 as par old rates fixed in 2005 and put a moratorium on its revision...

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