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  • Police use tear gas to disperse ISO’s anti-Trump rally

    KARACHI: Police on Sunday fired shots into the air and used tear gas shells as well as water cannon to stop participants in an Imamia Students Organisation (ISO) rally from marching towards the US consulate general here to lodge their protest over the recent remarks of President Donald Trump against Pakistan...

    Scores of ISO workers and supporters gathered at the Numaish traffic intersection on M...

  • ISO certification for lab to help boost meat exports

    THE concerns of European countries over food export consignments may now be addressed as Pakistan has improved its food safety control system...

    The laboratory, established by the Nuclear Institute for Agriculture and Biology (NIAB) of the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC), has recently earned International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) accreditation...

  • PEF gets ISO-9001 tag

    LAHORE: The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) on Wednesday awarded ISO-9001: 2015 certification on quality management to Punjab Education Foundation (PEF)...

  • Foreign tourists to Pakistan more than triple since 2013

    As terrorism recedes in Pakistan, tourism appears to be on the rise, with more than thrice the number of international tourists travelling to the country in 2016 as compared to just three years ago, Bloomberg reported...

    Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) data showed that international tourists have more than tripled since 2013 to 1...

  • 122 ‘sectarian incidents’ took place in Pakistan since 2013, NA told

    ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly has been informed that 122 sectarian incidents have taken place all over the country since June 2013 and 10 banned organisations have claimed responsibility, or found involved during investigations, of 91 of them...

    According to a written reply to a question by MNA Saman Sultana Jafri of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal states that 56 sectarian incidents took place in Punjab,...

  • Foreign front: Missing the Oscar bus?

    Every year come September the media tamasha begins with the media blaming the selection committee for getting it wrong — sending a flawed or a unremarkable film, as the official entry to the biggest jamboree of Hollywood films...

    Interestingly, their ranting is justified — till now India hasn’t been able to bag a single award though it has been making films for over a century now
  • Iran’s first Oscar submission directed by woman causes stir

    “The West is already spreading enough negative propaganda against us, so we shouldn’t spend our taxes on such a film,” Naghdi said, citing that the state-run Farabi Cinema Foundation submitted Breath for the Oscar...

    Last year, Iranian director Asghar Farhadi won his second Oscar with his film The Salesman, but declined to attend the award ceremony because of Trump’s travel ban...

  • Lava Man upstages Miss Oscar at Karachi races

    KARACHI: Never-say-die Lava Man, an 11-year-old chestnut horse, overcame victory jinx by lowering the colours of public fancy three-year-old chestnut filly Miss Oscar to land the day’s feature event in the Gymkhana race meeting at the Karachi Racecourse on Sunday...

    Lava Man and Miss Oscar ran a neck-and-neck race but the former having handicap advantage edged the latter at the winning post by head to make amends besides denying his...

  • Oscar winner shares her experience of working in conflict zones

    KARACHI: As part of a series of live conversations with some of the biggest and brightest figures in Pakistan, DawnTalks hosted its third conversation with Pakistan’s only Oscar winner, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, on Monday...

    Ms Obaid-Chinoy talked about how, being a woman, it was easier to do her job here due to the respect and space usually given to women in Pakistan in comparison to men, who are often treated with suspicion and are not...

  • Injured Oscar ruled out of Copa America

    RIO DE JANEIRO: A training-ground injury has ruled Chelsea midfielder Oscar out of Brazil’s squad for next month’s Copa America in Chile, coach Dunga said on Tuesday...

    “Oscar got an injury in his last training session with Chelsea, we spoke with [Chelsea manager Jose] Mourinho and the doctor at Chelsea and his recuperation will take time and he won’t be at his best during the Copa Ame­r­ica,” Dunga said...

  • Miss Oscar shines in feature event at Karachi races

    Three-year-old chestnut filly Miss Oscar romped home by four lengths in the feature event while defeating 11-year-old chestnut horse Lava Man to avenge her last defeat...

    Backed by the connection, Miss Oscar justified her credentials when she won in a straight-to-finish bid over Lava Man who had interrupted the former’s winning streak in the preceding run...

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