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  • Abbas Ali Khan’s latest ‘Mehfil’ is about the many faces we show the world

    His recently released video for ‘Mehfil’ is just as splendid...

    As the tune falls into place, Abbas's voice fuses with heartfelt lyrics written by the great Sufi poet of the sub-continent, Zaheen Shah Taji:Teri mehfil me hum khoye hue se paaye jatay hainYahan pe hum hosh atay nahi laye jatay hainMuhabbat hamain kis manzil pe le aayi Khuda janayTasalli aap dearahay hain, hum ghabraye jatay hainWhile the lyrics narrate a woeful tale of...

  • Naat recitation to start NA session

    ISLAMABAD: Starting on Wednesday, the National Assembly will open its daily session with a Naat recitation...

    While presenting the motion, Mr Safdar stated that love for Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was a part of every Muslim’s faith and mandatory recitation of Naat would add to the respect of the house...

  • Literary Notes: Pakistani languages and ‘naat’: a shared heritage

    LAST year this writer had a chance to attend an international conference in Islamabad...

    The university organising the event was just a little behind the clock, say, only by a few decades, as Islamabad’s Allama Iqbal Open University takes pride in the fact that it had decades ago correctly named its concerned department as ‘Pakistani Languages Department’, even before the government’s recommendation to the effect...

  • MQM wants to make reciting of ‘Naat’ in NA mandatory

    ISLAMABAD: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) members of the National Assembly on Tuesday sought to make reciting of ‘Naat’ mandatory in the house...

    Proposing amendment to rule numbers 48, 69 and 112 of the Rules and Procedure and Conduct of the National Assembly, MQM MNA Sheikh Salahuddin said reciting of Naat followed by recitation of the Holy Quran on daily basis should be made part of the rules...

  • Documents show PFF sold 2014 World Cup tickets at inflated prices

    FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke was suspended in October in the wake of the biggest crisis in football’s world governing body after misconduct allegations surrounding tickets for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil...

    ”PFF’s audit report for 2014 doesn’t, however, particularly show that surcharge amount from the sale of tickets as sponsorship...

  • CTD official summoned with record of 2014 school attack case

    PESHAWAR: A Peshawar High Court bench has summoned the counter-terrorism department’s DSP (investigation) along with the relevant records over a plea of the father of a student martyred in the 2014 Peshawar Army Public School carnage that his statement be recorded by the agency probing the killings...

    Meanwhile, the bench also adjourned hearing into another petition filed by slain APS student Asfand Khan’s father, advocate Ajun Khan,...

  • ATC orders Imran Khan to record statement in 2014 PTV attack cases

    An Anti-Terrorism court (ATC) in Islamabad on Friday ordered Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan to record his statement in four cases — including the Asmatullah Junejo assault case — registered after the PTI's months-long 2014 dharna which left the capital city paralysed...

    "Referring to this 2014 dharna, Khan claimed the sit-in was "politically driven"...

  • Banks earned record Rs247bn in 2014

    KARACHI: Banking industry’s pre-tax profit surged by 52 per cent to an all-time high of Rs247 billion in 2014 thanks to their huge investments in government securities, the State Bank said on Thursday...

    In its quarterly report ‘Performance of Banking Industry’ for Oct-Dec 2014, the SBP said, “Banks holding of government securities surged to Rs4...

  • Developing Asia invested $440bn in other countries in 2014: UNCTAD

    ISLAMABAD: Countries in developing Asia have, for the first time, collectively invested more money abroad than North American and European countries, the UNCTAD ‘Global Investment Trends Monitor’ said on Monday...

    The report revealed that Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) outflows from developing Asia increased by a third to $440 billion in 2014, followed by North America ($390bn) and Europe ($286bn)...

  • Report finds nearly 70,000 cases of violence against children in 2014

    Titled The State of Pakistan’s Children – 2014, the report prepared by the Society for the Protection of the Rights of the Child (Sparc) was formally launched by its representatives Kashif Bajeer and Zahid Thebo at a hotel...

    Quoting figures from an independent report, Sahil’s Cruel Numbers Report 2014, Sparc stated that 1,786 cases of sexual assault against children — 1,172 committed against girls and the remaining 614 involving...

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