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  • '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...

    "On behalf of the Pak Sarzameen Party, I endorse Farooq Sattar Bhai's position when he says that we want...

  • Hyderabad to have another museum as culture dept gets possession of Mukhi House

    HYDERABAD: Mukhi House, built in 1920 by prominent figure of Hyderabad, Mukhi Jethanand, has been handed over to the Sindh government, which will convert it to Hyderabad Museum...

    Speaking to the media, she said that an amount of Rs25 million was being allocated for the repair, rehabilitation and renovation of the proposed museum now when the Mukhi House had formally been handed over to the department...

  • Rest house upgraded to circuit house

    GUJRAT: The district council rest house has been upgraded to the level of a circuit house and additional bedrooms and other infrastructure will now be built there for temporary stay of government officers and other functionaries...

    The rest house was established by the Gujrat district council around four decades ago and was under its control since then...

  • Avenfield House or ‘tax haven’ house?

    LONDON: The family of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif is not the only resident of Avenfield House on London’s Park Lane who bought their properties through offshore companies incorporated in tax havens...

    According to the UK Land Registry record, the majority of flats in Avenfield House are owned by offshore companies incorporated in tax havens like Panama, the British Virgin Islands and Guernsey...

  • A house of one’s own

    From this, one may conclude that despite the pressing needs of the rapidly increasing urban population, housing for the poor is not a priority for the government...

    On the one hand, we talk of shortage of housing, but on the other, our print and electronic media create the perception of a housing glut...

  • One-on-one contest for KP Assembly deputy speaker today

    PESHAWAR: The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz are in one-to-one competition for the office of the deputy speaker of the provincial assembly taking place today (Tuesday)...

    As for the parties’ position in the 124-member house, PTI has 60 MPAs after the recent merger of Awami Jamhoori Ittehad Pakistan with it, PML-N 16, JUI-F 17, QWP 10, PPP 6, JI 6 and ANP 5, while two independent lawmakers are also supporting...

  • One 'agency man' killed, one injured in Badin car collision

    As a result of the collision, 'Inspector' Imtiaz Khan alias Mumtaz died on the spot while 'Sub-inspector' Saeed Akhtar sustained serious injuries and was shifted to Civil Hospital Hyderabad in a critical state...

    Tando Ghulam Haider Station House Officer (SHO) Nand Lal told Dawn that police and investigators were probing the incident...

  • One Belt, One Road

    GEN Joseph Dunford, chairman, US joint chiefs of staff, recently stated at a hearing of the US Senate’s armed services committee: “I think in a globalised world there’s many belts and many roads and no one nation should put themselves in a position of dictating ‘One Belt One Road’...

    That said, the one belt one road also goes through disputed territory … that in itself shows the vulnerability of trying to establish that sort of a...

  • ‘One World One Media’ conference from May 1

    KARACHI: An international media conference titled “One World One Media” to be held in Karachi from May 1 to 3 will be inaugurated by Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ibad...

    Governor Ishratul Ibad who is the patron-in-chief of the event, said at a press conference at the Governor’s House on Wednesday that issues like media’s role in democracy and in ending conflicts; role of civil society, its uses and abuses in media; embedded journalism,...

  • Pakistan extends support to China's One Belt One Road: Ishaq Dar

    The finance minister also extended unequivocal support to One Belt and One Road — a giant initiative undertaken by China for economic progress and prosperity...

    “Pakistan fully supports the One Belt One Road Initiative," said Dar while expressing his views over the reservations voiced by Indian Finance Minister Arun Jailtly on the vision of connectivity during a debate on Trade, hosted by CNBC...

  • One Belt, One Road: Japanese perspective

    In Beijing, the administration of Chinese President Xi Jinping has held its first-ever international cooperation conference under the theme of its “One Belt, One Road” initiative, by which it seeks to establish a huge economic bloc...

    He is believed to have a desire to help reinforce his own authority by successfully holding the “One Belt, One Road” conference, which he regards as his country’s greatest diplomatic event...

  • China invites India to join One-Belt-One-Road project

    NEW DELHI: Chinese Ambassador Luo Zhaohui has called on India to join its One-Belt-One-Road project and assured New Delhi that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) would not impinge on anyone’s sovereign rights...

    Fourth, actively explore the feasibility of aligning China’s ‘One-Belt-One-Road Initiative’ (OBOR) and India’s ‘Act East Policy’,” he said...

  • One line, one refrain

    Are you saying we should have refused it?And if this does not put the ‘try-and-convince-me’ sceptics in their place, the next one sets off on the destination for the irrelevant, last nail neatly driven and all...

    What more proof of popularity for these projects do you need than the evidence recently furnished by the PML-N’s sweep of Lahore in the local government election?The ultimate argument, one which must clinch it for the...

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