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  • Fawara Chowk fountain to be replaced with flowerbed

    RAWALPINDI: The garrison city is going to lose its landmark, the centuries-old fountain at Fawara Chowk, as the Parks and Horticulture Authority (PHA) has decided to fill the fountain’s pond with earth to plant flowers and trees...

    The fountain, which stands in the middle of Raja Bazaar, was constructed during the British Raj rule...

  • The man in love with fountain pens

    Dr Imran Ijaz Haider has travelled all over the world to see, buy and use the most popular and state-of-the-art fountain pens...

    His passion for writing with fountain pens dates back to his early childhood when his schoolteacher taught him to write with the reed pens and make his own calligraphy tools by altering ordinary fountain pens...

  • Students transform KU’s wasted space into outdoor studio

    KARACHI: Home to wild plants, gravel and garbage, an open sewage in Karachi University that appeared to be useless has been transformed with recycled material into a sitting place where students of the Visual Studies Department would love to do their experimental work and laze around after back-to-back classes, it emerged on Saturday...

    The ‘outdoor studio’ is the creation of foundation year students of Visual Studies who took around...

  • Punjab cancels all outdoor activities on Aug 14

    LAHORE: The Punjab government has cancelled all the outdoor activities planned for celebrating the Independence Day in view of terror threat, official sources informed Dawn on Tuesday...

    Officials said the cabinet committee on law and order, headed by Chief Minister’s Adviser Rana Maqbool Ahmad and comprising inspector general of police (IGP) and representatives of security agencies, had rejected divisional and district intelligence...

  • Master Ayub's outdoor school offers hope to Islamabad's poor

    In the corner of a pristine park in an upmarket district of Islamabad, an open-air classroom run by an ageing rescue-worker offers a beacon of hope to the city's poorest...

    For the past 30 years, Master Muhammad Ayub, whose day job includes defusing bombs and putting out fires, has cycled from his office to the makeshift school to teach children from surrounding slums for free
  • China rejects Indian claim Karachi-bound ship has mly supplies

    ISLAMABAD: China on Thursday strongly rejected an Indian allegation that a detained Karachi-bound Chinese merchant vessel carried cargo that breached non-proliferation and export control restrictions...

    “The Pakistan-bound merchant vessel from China was detained by India, but the autoclave on the ship that India claimed to be material for ballistic missiles is neither military supplies nor dual-use items under non-proliferation and...

  • India presses on with Myanmar defence supplies

    NEW DELHI: India is considering supplying arms to Myanmar’s government in a sign of strong support for a neighbour that faces criticism for its crackdown on Rohingya Muslims...

    The arms were discussed during a visit by the chief of Myanmar’s navy, Indian officials said on Thursday
  • DIG-led police force brings end to week-long blockade of Polish firm’s supplies

    DADU: Food, water and other supplies to the camp of a Polish oil and gas exploration company in the hilly area of Karo Koat was restored by a strong contingent of police led by Hyderabad DIG who intervened on Friday to break the week-long blockade by local tribes...

    Around 800 members of the Rind and Rustamani tribes had besieged the camp about a week ago blocking food, water and all other supplies to the company’s staff and workers...

  • The hunt for new school supplies

    KARACHI: A day before schools reopened after summer vacations, Urdu Bazaar, the city’s biggest wholesale market of books and stationary items, was abuzz with activity on Monday evening as students and parents went from shop to shop in search of prescribed textbooks mostly...

  • Sugar becomes dearer as millers hold supplies

    KARACHI: The wholesale price of sugar swelled to Rs54-56 per kilogram from Rs47 three days ago owing to the suspension in supplies by sugar mills...

    Karachi Retail Grocers Group (KRGG) General Secretary Farid Qureishi said the wholesale rate of sugar was Rs47 per kg three days ago...

  • Cotton prices rule firm as rains hit supplies

    KARACHI: Cotton prices on Saturday remained firm on sustained demand amid short supply as heavy rains in Sindh and Punjab have hampered phutti arrivals into the ginneries...

    Up till now most of the phutti was coming from Sindh’s cotton fields but with the new spell of rains the arrival of phutti has been badly affected and ginneries are not getting adequate supplies, brokers said...

  • New gas discovery to boost domestic, industrial supplies: Abbasi

    ISLAMABAD: The government on Monday announced three new hydrocarbon finds in Sindh with a total estimated flow of about 52 million cubic feet per day (mmcfd) and further claimed credit for achieving 101 discoveries in four years of its tenure...

    Sharing details at a press conference, Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said Petroleum Exploration Limited (PEL), a private firm, made the gas condensate...
  • Nato supplies resume after a year

    LANDI KOTAL: As many as ten oil tankers carrying fuel supplies to Nato forces in Afghanistan reached Torkham border here on Monday amid tight security, resuming the service over a year after its suspension...

    Fuel supplies to Nato forces in Afghanistan via the Torkham border remained suspended for over a year after an announcement that the foreign troops would withdraw from the country...

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