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  • Remembering an artist par excellence

    KARACHI: As is the case with all great artists, it is not easy to describe the life and work of the late Mansur Salim (1958-2015)...

    Unlike many modern-day painters, sculptors and conceptualists, he didn’t like to talk much
  • Sindh performance on Rs8.9bn project remains below par

    However, progress on the agriculture component remains below par due to the government’s mishandling of the plan, and those connected with the project believe that agriculture funds or part of them may be diverted to the livestock component where progress has been better so far...

  • 10-year timeline to bring Fata on a par with KP

    ISLAMABAD: The long-awaited plan to integrate the tribal areas along Pakistan’s border with Afghanistan into the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa envisages a transition period of five years, while a 10-year timeline has been set for development activities and financial mainstreaming of the Fede­rally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata)...

  • Liverpool end year at par with arch-rivals United

    SUNDERLAND: Liverpool obeyed the pragmatic instructions of manager Jurgen Klopp in a 1-0 win at Sunderland where quality football was at a premium and there was an element of good fortune in a decisive goal scored by Christian Benteke...

    As Liverpool ended the first half of the Premier League season, the result was all that mattered to Klopp, who ordered his team to go toe-to-toe with a Sunderland team fighting to avoid relegation
  • Messi to the rescue for under-par Barca

    MADRID: Lionel Messi scored an acrobatic goal to help Barcelona earn a hard-fought 2-1 victory at Malaga on Saturday, giving the defending champions the overnight lead of La Liga...

    The European champions were handed the perfect start when Munir El Haddadi tapped home the opener after just 64 seconds, but were far from their best and Malaga deservedly levelled through Juanpi 13 minutes before the break
  • Retiring Clarke on par with Border, Shane Warne

    SYDNEY: Shane Warne likened retiring Australian captain Michael Clarke to all-time great and former skipper Allan Border Monday as the nation's media mourned the loss of the Ashes series...

    Clarke ended his international career with 8,643 runs in 115 Tests, including 28 hundreds, going out on a high with a comprehensive innings and 46-run win in the fifth and final Ashes Test at The Oval on Sunday
  • Footprints: Mere saamne wali sarhad par

    Pakistan comes in for some ribbing, too, mostly aimed at the rocky history of the country’s democracy and the figure of the Pakistan-based terrorist...

    But the ATD song Mere saamne wali sarhad par, kehtein hain ki dushman rehta hai has already elicited a critical Pakistani rejoinder, ‘Aisi Taisi Hypocrisy’, urging Indians to swap easily-made bhai-chara promises for a more honest estimation of popular views on either side...

  • Profile: Abdul Hafeez Pirzada — a lawyer par excellence

    KARACHI: Abdul Hafeez Pirzada, the celebrated author of the country’s unanimously adopted Constitution, was a lawyer par excellence who quite belatedly discovered that his unparalleled skill inside a courtroom did not pose to him the risks of the political path he had adopted in his youthful years that put him in the corridors of power and as well as behind bars...

    He was a federal minister in the first cabinet of Pakistan and later...

  • Chicken prices in Karachi come on par with beef rates

    KARACHI: Chicken prices have almost come at par with veal and beef rates owing to the city government’s frequent increases in official prices, thus giving a free hand to stakeholders to fix prices at their whims...

    The meeting between the officials of Pakistan Poultry Association (PPA) and the commissioner of Karachi on Dec 22 aimed at controlling prices has so far proved hard on the pockets of consumers...

  • Tribesmen wish list: ‘Buzdar, bring us on par with settled areas’

    In all colonial arrangements regarding the provision of financial and legal incentives to tribal elders, and even after that in the newly-created Pakistan, common tribesmen remained deprived of civic facilities even though Muhammad Ali Jinnah had given written assurance being the head of the state regarding the development of the areas, he added...

    Brother of chief minister Jafar khan Buzdar, who is Dera Ghazi Khan district council...

  • Kohli says Chahar’s new ball skills on par with Kumar

    PROVIDENCE: Deepak Chahar’s new ball skills are comparable to that of an experienced Bhuvn­es­hwar Kumar, India captain Virat Kohli said after the rookie seamer’s match-winning opening spell against West Indies on Tuesday...

    Playing only his second Twenty20 International, Chahar posted figures of 3-1-4-3 to leave West Indies reeling in the third and final match of the series in Guyana which India won by seven wickets to complete a 3-0...
  • Senate body tells govt to bring tribal districts at par with developed areas

    ISLAMABAD: A Senate committee has directed the government to prioritise the health and education needs in the tribal districts to bring the region at par with developed parts of the country...

    Most departments doubled the quota after Fata was merged with KP, but the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) refused to do so on the grounds that medical and dental colleges have a certain number of seats according to provincial quotas...

  • 50m mobile accounts likely by 2020

    KARACHI: The customer base of branchless banking would become larger than the conventional banks in the next five years as 50 million mobile accounts are expected to be operational by 2020, said Nadeem Hussain, President, Tameer Bank...

    Speaking at the ‘Pakistan Payment Summit-2015’, organised by the Total Communications, in collaboration with the State Bank of Pakistan and 1-Link, Nadeem Hussain further stated that a fund of Rs100...

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