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    Mobile Covers In Pakistan Sick

  • ECP withdraws notice to Imran Khan, mist covers the reason

    ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday withdrew summons it had issued to Imran Khan just the previous day to explain his purportedly illegal plan to campaign for his PTI candidates in the upcoming local government election...

    Published in Dawn, May 20th, 2015On a mobile phone? Get the Dawn Mobile App: Apple Store | Google Play...

  • Italy covers nude sculptures for Iran president

    ROME: Italy's desire to court visiting Iranian President Hassan Rouhani extended to covering up classical nude sculptures in the museum where he met Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, it emerged on Tuesday...

    The two men made speeches in Rome's Capitoline Museum after a Monday signing ceremony which saw Italian companies tie up $18 billion worth of deals with the Islamic Republic
  • Footprints: Between the covers

    While art historian Naman Ahuja and historian Rosie Llewellyn-Jones spoke of the flowering of the arts in 18th century India, historian Ayesha Jalal and others discussed the different facets of the Partition story and how, as Jalal put it, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh need to end finger-pointing and focus on healing the wounds of the divide...

  • Global Fund report: Health dept ‘covers up mega bungling case’

    LAHORE: The Punjab Primary and Secondary Health Department has ‘dumped’ a report of the Global Fund (GF), an international partnership organisation, wherein it has levelled allegation of misuse of funds by the health authorities...

    In a first communication of its kind, the organisation took up the issue with the National Coordinator Common GF Management Unit, National Institute of Islamabad, exposing many senior officials of the Punjab...
  • Obama orders govt contractors to offer paid sick leave to workers

    BOSTON: President Barack Obama on Monday ordered government contractors to offer their workers seven days of paid sick leave a year and, without naming them, knocked Republican presidential candidates for advocating what he said were anti-union policies...

    Obama signed an executive order on sick leave during a flight on Air Force One to Boston, where he spoke at a union event...

  • Sick PIA to get Rs13 billion bailout package

    Sources told Dawn that a meeting of the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the cabinet being called this week will also approve special honoraria for officers working on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), besides allowing four-month salaries to employees of the fledgling Pakistan Steel Mills (PSM)...

    Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) is a chronic recipient of bailouts in the form of capital injections from the budget, or...

  • Sick of congested roads, German man swims to work

    MUNICH: Fed-up with the grind of taking a bus or bike to work every day on congested streets in Munich, Benjamin David started swimming there instead...

    The burly beer garden worker now packs his laptop and clothes into a waterproof bag which he puts on his back, dons his wetsuit and slides into the River Isar for his journey
  • Alamgir: sick but vibrant

    IN the mid-70s the song Dekha na tha, kabhi hum ne ye saman became an all-time hit on the Pakistan Television...

    This song turned out to be a trend-setter for popularising the pop music in Pakistan...

  • NA committee calls for revival of sick textile units

    ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Finance on Wednesday supported the proposal by the textile sector to restructure bank loans of sick units to help their revival...

    Members of the textile sector informed the committee that the revival of sick units will earn $1 billion in foreign exchange and create five million jobs...

  • Rainwater makes Shangla villagers sick

    SHANGLA: The residents of Gumrash area of Chakesar tehsil say that they are vulnerable to water-borne diseases as they use rainwater from a pond for drinking purpose...

    “Provision of potable water to every denizen is responsibility of the government, but over 6,000 people of Gumrash and adjoining localities still consume water of an unhygienic pond,” they said
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