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  • Language: ‘Post-truth’ named 2016 word of the year

    And this sentiment — smiley face — is so last year...

    Oxford Dictionaries has selected ‘post-truth’ as 2016’s international word of the year, after the contentious Brexit referendum and an equally divisive US presidential election caused usage of the adjective to skyrocket, according to the Oxford University Press...

  • ‘More than one national language will not threaten security’

    ISLAMABAD: Decision makers should know that having more than one national language will not pose a threat to national security, and history shows that one language does not ensure a country will remain intact, said Punjabi writer Mushtaq Sufi...

    “A narrative is being constructed for the last 70 years that there should be one national language because that is the only way the country can remain strong,” Mr Sufi said while speaking at a...

  • 2 policemen suspended for using abusive language against citizen in Karachi

    Sindh Police on Monday suspended two police officials for using abusive language against a citizen who was reportedly taking pictures of a police protocol on Shahrah-i-Faisal, Karachi main thoroughfare, officials told Dawn...

    Superintendent of police (SP) of the Security-I division Malik Ehsan confirmed to Dawn that the officials have been suspended for abusive behaviour...

  • Security for New Year’s Eve being reviewed today

    ISLAMABAD: The district administration and the police will meet on Monday to discuss security arrangements for New Year’s Eve and how many officials will be required for the occasion...

    A senior police official said on condition of anonymity that around 500 police officials will be deployed for security on New Year’s Eve...

  • Security plan chalked out for New Year’s Eve in Islamabad

    ISLAMABAD/RAWALPINDI: Police in the twin cities have devised security plans for New Year’s Eve and extra police contingents will be deployed in both Islamabad and Rawalpindi to maintain law and order...

    Capital police will deploy some 1,500 police officers around the Islamabad and the traffic police will be coordinating with the operations and security wings of the police to maintain law and order in the Islamabad, police sources said...

  • New Year's Eve: Special security arrangements, traffic plans implemented across country

    As the country rings in the new year on Tuesday night, authorities in various parts of the country have sprung into action with strict administrative and security arrangements for the occasion...

    Inspector General of Police, Sindh, Dr Syed Kaleem Imam has instructed police to take additional security steps for New Year's Eve, with special attention to churches, the seaside area, as well as other public venues...

  • Sunrise rises to lift New Year Cup at Karachi races

    KARACHI: Second favourite unknown pedigree bay mare Sunrise did his owner proud while lifting The New Year Cup in the Gymkhana race meeting at the Karachi Racecourse on Sunday...

    Owned by Karachi Race Course (KRC) steward Irfan Mehdi, the victorious mare was ridden by Wasim and partnered by trainer Shahid Mannan...

  • Contempt plea filed against govt for not using Urdu as official language

    ISLAMABAD: A lawyer on whose petition the Supreme Court handed down a judgement requiring the federal and provincial governments to use Urdu as official language has now complained that the federal government was not implementing the apex court’s Sept 8 judgement...

    Written in Urdu language, the one-page contempt of court petition argued that Prime Minister Nawaz Shreef did constitute a committee comprising Information Minister Pervez...

  • ‘Heritage Now’ opens at Alhamra: Experts discuss role of museums, identity and language domination

    HERITAGE AND IDENTITY:In a session on Heritage and Identity, moderated by Risham Syed, Dr Tariq Rahman termed language a part of heritage which worked at various levels, saying the language of the power always locked out the language of the poor...

    Giving an example, he said Prakrit was once a widespread language in this region and Sanskrit, the language of those in power, overpowered it...

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