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  • I’m a certified Grammar Nazi, and I couldn’t pass IELTS

    Nothing wrecks an English writer’s pride – his “unfaltering” confidence in his own pen – like being made to repeat an internationally acclaimed English language test due to an insufficient score...

    IELTS, which stands for International English Language Testing System, meticulously examines one’s language skills for the purpose of working or studying in certain English-speaking countries; notably Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom
  • CAA calls for making Muzaffarabad, Rawalakot airports operational

    ISLAMABAD: The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has submitted proposals to the Planning Commission for operationalisation and upgradation of Muzaffarabad and Rawalakot airports...

    The CAA had downscaled the Rawalakot airport in October 2005and the Muzaffarabad airport in November 2006 because of the PIA’s inability to continue its services there
  • No operational link between IS, Taliban: US

    WASHINGTON: So far there is no evidence of an operational linkage between the self-styled Islamic State (IS) and the militants in Pakistan and other parts of South Asia, the US State Department said on Friday...

    However, up until now, our estimation has been that these are primarily of a rhetorical nature, not of an operational linkage between ISIL in Iraq and Syria and Pakistan or South Asia,” he said...

  • Supreme Court finalises members of Panama case JIT, issues operational directives

    The three-member bench of the Supreme Court overseeing the implementation of the apex court's verdict in the Panama papers case on Friday finalised the six members of a joint investigation team (JIT) that is to probe the prime minister and his sons' business dealings abroad...

    The Friday hearing was attended by Attorney General Ashtar Ausaf Ali, acting State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) Governor Riaz Riazuddin and Securities and Exchange...
  • Turbat naval air station goes operational

    KARACHI: Defence Minister Khawaja Mohammad Asif on Thursday said the Turbat naval air station would boost Pakistan Navy’s defence capabilities and enhance its control over the Arabian Sea, especially its strategic reach westwards...

    Mr Asif lauded the Pakistan Navy for its operational pursuits and contribution to the socio-economic uplift of Balochistan by providing quality education, healthcare facilities and employment opportunities...

  • Exim Bank to be operational by December

    ISLAMABAD: The proposed Export-Import Bank (Exim Bank) will be operational by December and Rs7 billion has already been released in this regard, the Senate Standing Committee on Commerce was informed on Wednesday...

  • PA asks govt to make new captive power plants operational

    KARACHI: Criticising the federal government for carrying out up to 20 hours of loadshedding, Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Tuesday regretted that despite paying a hefty sum of Rs27 billion to the Water and Power Development Authority, Sindh was facing extreme loadshedding in the sizzling weather...

    He said that power plants of over 100 megawatts could not be made operational because Nepra, with a unilateral decision, reduced...

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