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  • Yearbook of photographers’ work launched

    ISLAMABAD: The Photographic Art Society of Pakistan in collaboration with Lok Virsa launched Yearbook 2015 that highlights the efforts of talented photographers...

    The yearbook showcases the impressions of more than 100 photographers to underscore their creativity and skill
  • In 2015, anti-state violence in Pakistan fell below 2008 levels: HRCP report

    The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan in its 'State of Human Rights in 2015 report' found that anti-state violence in Pakistan over the past year fell below 2008 levels, while there was a 40 per cent decrease in violence-related deaths in 2015...

    The report examines Pakistan's performance in various areas, including violence, human rights, rights of women and children, education, health and housing, among others
  • Clinton’s 2016 White House launch contrasts with her 2008 bid

    HILLARY Clinton cast herself as a champion for everyday Americans on Sunday, kicking off her long-awaited second run for the White House with a vow to fight for a level playing field for those recovering from tough economic times...

    Clinton, who begins the 2016 presidential race as the commanding Democratic front-runner, entered the fray with a flurry of video, email and social media announcements that indicated she had absorbed some of...
  • IOC denies covering up 2008 Olympic doping cases

    LAUSANNE: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) denied on Monday that it covered up doping cases from the 2008 Beijing Olympics after a German TV programme revealed that positive tests by Jamaican sprinters were not prosecuted...

    German documentary maker Hajo Seppelt said “several” of the Caribbean island’s athletes had traces of clenbuterol, a banned muscle-building substance, in recent re-tests of 8-year-old urine samples
  • Abrupt, ad hoc policy shifts responsible for 2008 stock market crash: report

    ISLAMABAD: The arbitrary use of powers for abrupt and ad hoc policy shifts and autocracy at the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) led to the 2008 crisis in the stock market, according to the Shamim Ahmed Khan report, which was submitted to the commission on June 5...

    The report was a result of investigations by a committee constituted in 2012 to analyse the crisis, but the committee had became inactive after the...
  • SECP blames ‘floor’ for 2008 market crash

    ISLAMABAD: The report on the 2008 stock market crash was made public by the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) on Tuesday...

    The report, compiled by the committee headed by Shamim Ahmad Khan and submitted to the SECP on June 5, was released after a lapse of two months
  • Crash of 2008

    YET another investigation report into a stock market crash has managed to deflect the critical question that plagues the country’s financial markets...

    That question is: how do you curb the power of a small group of large stockbrokers to manipulate the market and thereby create the conditions for periodic crashes?The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan has just completed its report into the crash of 2008, and the subsequent...
  • SECP report on 2008 stock market crash in the offing

    KARACHI: The report on the “stock market crisis of 2008” has finally found its way to the offices of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP)...

    Akif Saeed, Commissioner, Securities Markets Division, at the apex regulator told Dawn on Saturday that the report would be released for public view after approval by the SECP Policy Board
  • Gold posts biggest rally since 2008

    LONDON: Gold soared the most since the global financial crisis in 2008 on Friday, after Britons shocked markets by voting to leave the European Union, fueling market turmoil that drove investors toward safe-haven assets...

    The precious metal jumped as much as 8pc to its highest in more than two years, tracking the rally in other safe havens, such as bonds, as risky assets were dumped from stocks to sterling
  • Sugar strikes 2008 low, gold shines

    LONDON: Many commodities faced a fierce sell-off earlier this week, rooted in demand fears arising from China’s slowdown, but later rebounded in line with equities after surprisingly strong US growth data...

    World stock markets were hammered on Black Monday — with Shanghai collapsing by almost 8
  • Khanpur Cadet College project in cold storage since 2008

    RAHIM YAR KHAN: The work on project of Cadet College Khanpur has not started despite the passage of almost eight years since its announcement...

    On Nov 21, 2008, members of provincial and national assembly of PPP from the district met the then Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani and during the meeting, the PM announced the Cholistan Cadet College for Khanpur tehsil and allocated Rs500 million for it
  • Wildest market swings since 2008 unnerve regulators

    LONDON: This week’s sharp commodity-driven sell-off will set alarm bells ringing once again for global regulators who are growing increasingly nervous that, after 12 months of market shocks, the next one might be too big for them to handle...

    With three months to go, 2015 is already the most volatile calendar year for markets since the depths of the global crisis in 2008, according to analysis from State Street Global Advisers
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