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  • BRT project: Sindh CM approves design of underpass at Numaish in Karachi

    Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah on Thursday approved the design of an underpass at Numaish which would serve as a central point for passengers of Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) projects, a press release issued by the Sindh government read...

    He also approved the design of BRT system from Numaish to Tower while presiding over a meeting in connection with the BRT Green Line Bus project...

  • PAKISTAN’S CHALLENGES: SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS 2015-2030: Looking inwards: the new development paradigm

    - Pakistan’s national income per capita has doubled since 1990; with income poverty declining nearly three times since 2000- The share of Foreign Direct Investment in the economy has fluctuated in the past 30 years; in 2013 it was back at the 1990 level- If Pakistan is to meet the SDGs, there is considerable scope to improve the role of partnershipsNegotiating the path towards sustainable development is not easy for any country acting...

  • PFDC design district to take fashion to another level

    LAHORE: When it comes to defining what has been achieved after four days of back-to-back fashion, eight years of fashion weeks and 10 years since the establishment of Pakistan Fashion Design Council (PFDC), perhaps no one can put it in better words than the council’s Chairperson Sehyr Saigol when she announced the establishment of a ‘design district’ in Lahore...

    She added that through the design district the gap between artisans,...

  • Building design of Nowshera medical college approved

    PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Pervez Khattak has approved the building design of Nowshera Medical College and asked the relevant authorities to set up an autonomous board to run the new teaching hospital from its very beginning...

    He said that instead of the government functionaries the new hospital be made functional under an independent management board that could run it in accordance with international standards...

  • As sovereign issues grow, pricing and design stymie corporate sukuk

    Legal and product design issues as well as pricing — it can be considerably more expensive for companies to issue sukuk than conventional bonds — are deterring corporate activity...

    “In 2015 we will continue to see sukuk issuance, but in the context of the global capital markets I expect that it will remain a niche product for some time,” said Richard O’Callaghan, Islamic Finance partner at law firm Linklaters, which advised Britain...

  • Desi by design

    In a sea of traumatic, angst peppered art that continues to haunt the Pakistani artscape, a cheery burst of colour and a generous dollop of desi pop in “Of the Road — A Truck Art Exhibition” at the IVS Gallery, Karachi, reminded viewers of art’s capacity to simply amuse and entertain...

    Formerly in 1994, a Karachi School of Art project, undertaken in collaboration with PSO, centred on truck decoration — the painted vehicle then toured...

  • Exhibition held to celebrate Italian creativity and design

    KARACHI: Pakistanis were reminded of Italy’s innovative contributions to the world, which they greatly appreciated at the inauguration of an interesting exhibition, ‘The great game of Italian industry’...

    Organised by the Italian Consulate in Karachi at LuckyOne Mall on Friday, the exhibition, mostly comprising panel installations lining the mall’s atrium, displayed Italian creativity and design in developing objects that have now...

  • Suicide by design?

    WHATEVER you say about Pakistan’s foreign policy and its de jure head, Sartaj Aziz, you will have to concede both are pretty consistent, and if this consistency of thought and policy comes at unimaginable cost to the nation so be it...

    Towards the end of last week in an interview to Reuters, the prime minister’s adviser on foreign affairs, answered the critics of the country’s policy who say Pakistan does not crack down on all...

  • COVER:The footsteps of design:Artisans, Sufis, Shrines

    While the coloniser’s cultural objective was to maintain reason-based Positivist knowledge and a new Victorian idea of civility over the subjugated population, the Sufi’s ideology was to reinforce Muslim identity and revive Islamic culture, within the broader vision of establishing an Islamic state...

    The colonial administrators engaged the Punjabi artisans through art education and architecture, and the policies devised and...

  • Fast fashion to ethical couture: Vietnam’s design evolution

    CAO BANG: Long a bastion for cheap, fast-fashion manufacturing, a new crop of designers are trying to transform the Made in Vietnam label and save the country’s rich ethnic heritage in the process...

    Her label, Kilomet 109, is at the forefront of Vietnam’s new ‘ethical fashion’ movement — an approach to design that seeks to maximise benefit to communities while minimising environmental harm...

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