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  • Mona Lisa’s villa up for sale

    ROME: One of Tuscany’s most famous villas is up for sale with its owners hoping to be smiling all the way to the bank thanks to its links to the Mona Lisa...

    The Villa Antinori was once owned by the family of silk merchant Francesco Del Giocondo, whose wife Lisa Gherardini is widely believed to have sat for Leonardo da Vinci’s world-famous portrait
  • 'Imran promised Naya Pakistan but it turned out to be expensive Pakistan': Bilawal at PDM's Hyderabad rally

    PPP Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari on Tuesday once again hit out at the government over inflation and allegedly usurping the rights of provinces, saying Prime Minister Imran Khan had promised a Naya Pakistan "but it turned out to be more expensive Pakistan"...

    He was speaking in Hyderabad where leaders of the 10-party opposition alliance, Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), had gathered for its latest power show against the government
  • ‘Pakistan best place for investment’

    KARACHI: President Mamnoon Hussain has said that Pakistan today is more secure and peaceful and is the best country in the region for investment and entrepreneurs ought to take full advantage of the situation...

    Inaugurating the four-day Pakistan International Trade Fair at Karachi Expo Centre (PITF) on Thursday, Mr Mamnoon said that the participation of 20 countries in the fair is manifestation of the confidence of global community on...
  • Pakistan now a safe place to invest, says minister

    WASHINGTON: Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Muhammad Asif told an energy conference in the US on Wednesday that Pakistan was now a safe place to invest...

    “Pakistan is a frontline state in the fight against terrorism and it needs economic development to strengthen this fight,” the minister said
  • Pakistan at tenth place in list of world's largest arms importers for 2015

    BEIJING: Pakistan was the tenth largest arms importer in the world in 2015, down one spot from number nine the previous year, a military think tank database reveals, while Saudi Arabia was the leading arms importer in the world, followed closely by India...

    The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) database shows India was the top arms importer in 2014
  • Pakistan climbs up to second place in ICC Test rankings

    COLOMBO: Pakistan on Wednesday leapfrogged Australia to secure the second position in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Test rankings after Sri Lanka completed a 3-0 whitewash over Steven Smith's side with a 163-run victory...

    Following India's series victory against West Indies during the ongoing four-match Test series, Australia had to win their final Test against the Lankans to stay at the top of the table
  • Pakistan is a lovely place to live, says British High Commissioner

    ISLAMABAD: British High Commissioner to Pakistan Philip Barton made a scathing attack on international writers who have painted a bleak picture of Pakistan in their books at the the award ceremony of Chevening scholarships...

    Talking at a gathering in Islamabad on Tuesday, he said: “Books about Pakistan have universally miserable and depressing titles
  • Gender gap index puts Pakistan in second-last place

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has been ranked the second-worst country in the world for gender inequality for the second consecutive year...

    According to the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Gender Gap Report 2016, released on Tuesday, Pakistan ranks 143 out of 144 countries in the gender inequality index, way behind Bangladesh and India which rank 72nd and 87th respectively
  • No place for traitors in Pakistan: Siraj

    KARACHI: Jamaat-i-Islami emir Sirajul Haq has said that Pakistan is not merely a piece of land but an ideo­logy and there is no place for traitors in the country...

    Addressing a ‘Pakistan Zindabad Rally’ via telephone on Sunday, he said treason against Pakistan would actually be treason against the blood of martyrs, Mohajirs, Hijrat and the Quaid-i-Azam
  • Poor implementation of law is the reason why child marriages still take place in Pakistan

    KARACHI: Lawyers’ community and civil society activists on Thursday spoke at length on the launch of an extensive review and analysis of the Sindh Child Marriage Restraint Act 2013 in which they highlighted the pros and cons of the law, which they said if addressed, could cause huge positive impact on the society at large...

    They said that being the landmark legislation aimed at ending early marriages in Sindh, the law was still poorly...
  • US, allies pushing to place Pakistan on terror-financing watchlist: report

    The United States and its European allies have tabled a motion with the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) with a view to placing Pakistan on a watchlist of countries considered non-compliant with global anti-terror financing measures, an exclusive Reuters report said on Tuesday...

    Miftah Ismail, Pakistan's de facto finance minister, told the news agency that a few weeks ago the US and UK had nominated Pakistan to be put on the...
  • 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, 40...
  • Islamabad most dangerous place to be a journalist in Pakistan, says media watchdog

    Islamabad is the most dangerous place to be a journalist in Pakistan, according to media rights watchdog Freedom Network (FN) which has released its Press Freedom Barometer 2018 — monitored from May 1, 2017 to April 1 this year — to mark the International Press Freedom Day that falls on Thursday...

    According to a press release issued by FN, the group has recorded over 150 cases of attacks and violations against media and its...
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