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  • One Direction … in jealousy

    Call it professional jealousy or rivalry, the fact is that ever since Zayn Malik has left the pop band One Direction, things between him and his former band mates have been getting sourer by the day...

    And now that his first single Pillowtalk from his debut album is out (and news is that it’s doing fine on the charts) One Direction’s Harry Styles has nothing good to say about it...

  • Pemra seeks ARY News response to IB complaint against 'fake news'

    The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Saturday directed ARY News to respond to a complaint filed by the Intelligence Bureau (IB) against its report on a list of lawmakers suspected of links with banned militant groups allegedly compiled by the IB...

    The list first came to light when ARY News programme 'Power Play' aired a report on Sept 25 claiming that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif had directed the IB on...

  • Pemra serves notices to ARY, Bol News over 'fake' news regarding cabinet reshuffle

    The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has issued show-cause notices to ARY News and Bol News for airing news items regarding a reshuffle in the federal cabinet and change in the portfolios of some federal ministers, it emerged on Tuesday...

    The two media outlets had aired the news on Monday morning about a possible reshuffle in the posts for Minister for Finance and Minister of State for Interior held by Asad Umar...

  • Obama asks Pakistan, India to stop moving in ‘wrong direction’

    WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama has urged India and Pakistan not to continue moving in the wrong direction as they develop their military doctrines...

    In his concluding remarks at the fourth and final Nuclear Security Summit, Mr Obama said that leaders from across the globe had gathered at the two-day event to discuss “one of the greatest threats to global security — terrorists getting their hands on a weapon of mass...

  • Team Pakistan moving in right direction but fitness, fielding rankle: Arthur

    KARACHI: Despite Pakistan’s shambolic performance on their recent tours of New Zealand and Australia, their high-profile head coach Mickey Arthur believes the national squad is moving in the right direction, barring the current levels of fitness and fielding...

    In a candid interview with Dawn on Saturday, Arthur stressed upon creating a structure of excellence for the overall betterment of Pakistan cricket — a virtue he emphasized...

  • Editorial: Pakistan's measured response to Trump's tweet is a step in the right direction

    Mr Trump’s rough and undiplomatic language has sparked outrage in Pakistan, but it is not clear if the US president was presaging renewed pressure on Pakistan or simply indulging in rhetorical threats that appeal to his isolationist political base at home...

    Yet, a hostile, threatening comment by a US president cannot simply be ignored, and Pakistan’s political and military leaderships did the right thing by meeting to discuss a...

  • 'One manifesto, one symbol, one party': MQM, PSP announce plans for 2018 elections

    The leaders of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and the Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) set aside their bitter rivalry on Wednesday to announce that they were gearing up for the eventual consolidation of their political forces and that they would contest the 2018 general elections under "one name, one manifesto, one symbol and one party...

    ""The modalities of this alliance will be decided in the days to come," MQM Pakistan chief Dr Farooq...

  • Independence Cup first step in the right direction: Clarke

    LAHORE: While ICC director Giles Clarke on Monday regarded the Independence Cup between World XI and Pakistan the first step towards resuming international cricket in the country, PCB chairman Najam Sethi hoped the highly-anticipated series would pave the way for more visits in future...

    “We are looking to take small steps for a long journey [in resuming international cricket in Pakistan]...

  • Doubling down on new foreign policy direction, Asif terms Narendra Modi a 'terrorist'

    Asif made the remarks in an appearance on Geo TV's Capital Talk show in response to Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj's United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) speech, in which she had accused Pakistan of "producing and exporting terrorism"...

    "Why is it today India is a recognised IT superpower in the world, and Pakistan is recognised only as the pre-eminent export factory for terror?" she had said at the assembly...

  • Movie review: A disaster flick with no ‘direction’

    Seriously, he takes the chopper from Los Angeles to San Francisco just to prove that he is father of all daddies! On one hand, the entire state of California is in trouble with the mother of all earthquakes happening in their part of the world; on the other, Ray is glad to save a handful of people who are related to him or friends with her daughter...

    There is one scene where Carla Gugino jumps from a collapsing building into the...

  • 8th NFC Award: setting direction

    Hard pressed for time to evolve a consensus amidst sharp, diverse views, the federal government has not ruled out the possibility of the 7th National Finance Commission Award being extended for one year...

    So one has to study the ground realities emerging from implementation of both the NFC Award and the 18th amendment...

  • Earthly matters: New direction

    Climate change is expected to disproportionately impact developing countries like Pakistan, whose economies are closely tied to climate-sensitive sectors like agriculture, and which are already facing multiple stresses due to population growth, urbanisation, industrialisation, and globalisation...

    Pakistan’s National Climate Change Policy (NCCP), states the climate change threats to Pakistan clearly: “Increased variability of...

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