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  • 1998 Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna dies at 49

    Novotna, who won the Wimbledon title in 1998 when she defeated France's Nathalie Tauziat in the final, died on Sunday in her native Czech Republic surrounded by her family, a WTA statement said...

    Novotna also won four Wimbledon doubles titles with compatriot Helena Sukova in 1989 and 1990, with Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario in 1995 and with Hingis in 1998...

  • Census results show 59.7pc growth in Karachi's population, 116pc in Lahore's since 1998

    Census data on the populations of the largest cities in Pakistan shows explosive growth in urban centres since the last census, which was conducted nearly two decades ago...

    According to the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics' data, the two biggest population centres, Karachi and Lahore, have seen some staggering growth since 1998: with Karachi's population growing close to 60pc to reach 14...

  • Saudi abandons Islamic calendar for govt pay

    RIYADH: Saudi government workers will be paid according to the Gregorian calendar instead of the Islamic Hijri calendar, making the working month longer as part of cost-cutting measures, newspapers reported Monday...

    The Hijri calender consists of 12 months of 29 or 30 days depending on the sighting of the moon, meaning the Islamic year is several days shorter than the Gregorian calendar, which is widely used in the world...

  • Council of Islamic Ideology terms certain sections of NAB law 'un-Islamic'

    The Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) on Thursday termed some sections of the National Accountability Ordinance, 1999, as going against the Shariah...

    Addressing a press conference on Thursday, chairman of the CII, Dr Qibla Ayaz, said the council held a two-day-long meeting during which it concluded that sections 14-D, 15-A and 26 of the NAO were un-Islamic...

  • Diplomatic calendar: ‘Now Pakistan lives in me’

    “I have lived in Pakistan for three years and enjoyed it very much...

    Now Pakistan lives in me,” said the Egyptian Ambassador Said Mohammed Hindam in a farewell speech at a large dinner hosted by the Argentine Embassy and the Global Affairs Magazine in Islamabad this week...

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    Pakistan’s outgoing and incoming chiefs of the protocol attended the event and were given special recognition; Tasawar Khan, who is the new protocol chief and Moinul Haque, who has left, were praised for their good cooperation...

    In his speech, Dauda Danladi said Nigeria was expecting an increased trade with Pakistan...

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    Three of the five departing envoys will retire upon completion of their assignments to Pakistan, including Sherif Shahin from Egypt, Hasrul Sani Mujtabar from Malaysia and Nguyen Xuan Luu from Vietnam...

    They all praised Pakistan as a duty station, with friendly local people and a great diplomatic community...

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    The head of the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan and several colleagues were also among the guests...

    Several guests also remarked on the friendliness that he and his wife had shown to both foreigners and locals in Pakistan...

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    He was recognised by the ministry for his significant contribution to the promotion of economic relations between Japan and Pakistan...

    While conferring the award, Mr Kurai said: “Mr Nagao has worked in Pakistan for about 20 years, during which time he served as an executive of Pakistan Automobile Manufacturers Association (PAMA) for nine years, and was appointed its president three times...

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