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  • One year on, questions about Christian writer Nahed Hattar’s murder remain unanswered

    Almost exactly a year ago, the 56-year-old Jordanian Arab Christian journalist Nahed Hattar was assassinated in the very centre of Amman by an Islamist “well known” to the security authorities (as we like to say in Britain) as Hattar prepared to defend himself against Jordanian government charges of “incitement”...

    I, too, had quite forgotten that a year ago I turned up at the door of his grieving widow and son and uncle in Amman to...

  • Glass half full or half empty?

    The latest round of monetary easing set from last November, when the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) had reduced the discount rate from 10pc to 9...

    During the same period, weighted average yields during Pakistan Investment Bond (PIB) auctions (for the three-year bond) went down from 10...

  • A creamy dessert in a glass

    RAWALPINDI: Any traditionalist will tell you that on a summer afternoon, when the sun is beating down and there seems to be no respite from the heat, there is nothing like a chilled glass of Rabri Doodh to cool the insides...

    Ahmed Saleem, a resident of Westridge, said Rabri Doodh is so rich and nutritious, it is a complete meal in a glass...

  • NOTES FROM THE OVERGROUND: THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS

    What does Pakistan at 70 signify to you?With age comes wisdom and maturity...

    Do you possess these faculties or is it Greek to you? Has Pakistan become that aged relative you wheel out forphoto ops on relevant days, say August 14 and March 23, and then consign to the attic for the rest of the year?There are ways of showing our patriotism as a nation which we fail to seeNo, you protest, foaming at the mouth, spittle forming on the...

  • Pact signed for $9m glass manufacturing facility in Punjab

    LAHORE: A Pakistan company on Thursday signed a joint venture agreement with a Chinese firm to establish a glass products manufacturing facility worth $9 million near Lahore...

    The CEOs of Globallink Glass Technology and Equipment and Balochistan Glass Limited signed the agreement in the presence of Punjab Board of Investment and Trade CEO Amena Cheema...

  • Ahmed Shehzad hurls bat to break dressing room glass

    LAHORE: KPK’s stand-in skipper and temperamental opener Ahmed Shahzad was involved in a needless controversy here when he broke the dressing room glass by hurling his bat in a fit on anger over his missed century in the Pakistan Cup on Sunday...

    A PCB official later said Ahmed has assured to bear all expense for replacement of the damaged glass...

  • Glass windows at metro stations serving as advertisement space

    RAWALPINDI: The glass windows of some metro bus stations are now serving as advertisement space for the Punjab chief minister and his accomplishments...

    In many of the advertisements, pasted on the glass windows at stations from the Secretariat to Saddar, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif’s picture is accompanied by details of projects started by the provincial government, from the wind power project to the reduction in the price...

  • World’s longest glass bridge closed for upgrade

    BEIJING: The world’s longest glass bridge, over a scenic canyon in China, has been closed less than two weeks after it opened after being overwhelmed by a swarm of visitors...

    Following an alarming glass bridge cracking incident at the Yuntai mountain in northern Henan in 2015, authorities in Zhangjiajie were eager to demonstrate the safety of the structure...

  • For Shafqat, the glass is hall full

    You can say that he is saying what needs to be said, which might be an apolitically correct assumption...

    Singer Shafqat Amanat Ali (let’s not mention the national anthem gaffe) does not feel that politics has affected Indo-Pak relations
  • On glass ceilings

    Commentators all over the country are hailing this as a ground-breaking event, and asserting that she has finally broken the glass ceiling...

    Pakistan had already elected Benazir Bhutto prime minister twice and has appointed women to important cabinet positions, Hina Rabbani Khar being one example...

  • Unflappable IMF chief who smashed glass ceiling

    PARIS: Five years ago Christine Lagarde burst through the glass ceiling at one of the world’s leading institutions, becoming the first woman to head the International Monetary Fund...

    In an interview with American public radio, she recalled how she was told by a major French law firm at the outset of her career there was no way to break through the glass ceiling...

  • World’s longest glass-bottomed bridge opened

    The world’s highest and longest glass-bottomed bridge opened on Saturday in China’s spectacular Zhangjiajie mountains — the inspiration for American blockbuster Avatar...

    Six metres wide and made of some 99 panels of clear glass, the bridge can carry up to 800 people at the same time, an official in Zhangjiajie — a popular tourist destination — told the Xinhua news agency...

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