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  • Russian marine mammals’ show likely to begin in Karachi on 20th

    KARACHI: Karachiites will soon see five marine mammals, two pairs each of bottlenose dolphins and sea lions, and a beluga whale, in action at the Maritime Museum, where preparations are under way for the show likely to open on Aug 20...

    Mohammad Riaz representing Sea World, the Pakistan-based company which has partnered with Russia-based Kislovodsk Dolphinarium to organise the show in Karachi, was optimistic that the lineup would...

  • Pakistan’s Sania Nishtar to head WHO’s commission to tackle non-communicable diseases

    The United Nations health agency has announced the establishment of a high-level global commission on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) which will be led by Pakistan’s Dr Sania Nishtar...

    Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said in a statement that new approaches and action are needed urgently to prevent people dying unnecessarily from non-communicable diseases...

  • NON-FICTION: PAKISTAN VIA INDIAN EYES

    “You have two parallel highly developed systems; South Indian Carnatic, and that which northern and central India share with Pakistan and Bangladesh...

    One wishes Joshua’s successor Meena Menon had also given such thought to statistics when she writes in her otherwise fine book Reporting Pakistan that at the time of Partition, minorities were 25 percent of the population which “dwindled” to 5 percent or less...

  • NON-FICTION: PAKISTAN YATRA

    ] This was the background of my journey across Pakistan, in search of our community’s roots and its lost heritage...

    The most moving experience, at least for this reviewer, was reading about the gurdwara in Pakistan’s Kartarpur, which is about a kilometre or two from the Indian border...

  • Pakistan be included in N-mainstream on same terms as other non-NPT states: think tank

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan should be included in the nuclear mainstream on same terms as were offered to other non-NPT states, said Strategic Vision Institute (SVI), a think tank that works on strategic issues...

    The Islamabad-based think tank also rejected proposals made by Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Stimson Centre, which had called on Pakistan to return to “strategic” deterrence instead of “full spectrum deterrence”,...

  • PHF blames Pakistan’s non-participation in Junior World Cup on FIH

    LAHORE: Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) secretary Shahbaz Ahmed Senior on Thursday categorically blamed hockey’s world governing body FIH for Pakistan’s replacement with Malaysia in Junior World Cup due to what he called FIH’s inability to ensure timely visas for the participating teams...

    Talking to media here in the wake of FIH’s withdrawal of invite to Pakistan, a dejected Shahbaz said that Pakistan would not field any team in any...

  • Pakistan will not transfer weapons of mass destruction to states or non-state actors: Aziz

    Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz on Tuesday reaffirmed Pakistan's commitment not to transfer weapons of mass destruction to states or non-state actors...

    Delivering a keynote address on the implementation of UN Security Council resolution 1540 in Islamabad, Aziz said as a responsible nuclear state, Pakistan will continue to partner with international community to prevent non-state actors from acquiring...

  • Pakistan urges more non-permanent seats in UNSC to ensure regional representation

    Pakistan, which opposes additional permanent members on the UN Security Council, has called for equitable representation on the 15-member body by adding more elected seats to it...

    Speaking in the long-running Intergovernmental Negotiations on Security Council reform, Pakistan’s Permanent to the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi said equitable representation has been the primary impulse behind all Security Council reform efforts, and its...

  • Pakistan reaffirms commitment to international non-proliferation regime

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Wednesday reaffirmed its commitment to the international non-proliferation regime and asserted that it was ready to fulfil any criteria for membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) — the cartel that controls global nuclear trade — but warned against an exception for India...

    “Pakistan would be willing to consider any objective and non-discriminatory criteria that the NSG agrees for membership of the...

  • Number of non-Muslim voters in Pakistan shows rise of over 30pc

    According to the latest official document available with Dawn, Hindu voters continue to maintain their majority among the minorities, but they no more constitute over half of total non-Muslim voters as was the case in 2013...

    Read: Problems with the electoral representation of non-MuslimsThe number of Hindu voters before 2013 polls was 1...

  • WB to aid Pakistan in creating new model for non-formal education

    ISLAMABAD: The World Bank will assist Pakistan in developing a new model of non-formal education that it said would combine literacy, labour market skills and life skills development for uneducated and illiterate children, youth and young adults in selected districts of Punjab and Sindh, it’s learnt...

    Despite the urgency of the issues, the federal and provincial governments’ interventions on non-formal education is limited...

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