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  • Ramazan of 1947, and now

    RAMAZAN of 1947 also fell in the long and thirsty days of the subcontinental summer...

    The collective act of fasting paralleled at the time the collective act of waiting, the patient longing for dusk, a metaphor for the collective longing for a country, for the creation of Pakistan...

  • ‘The Ramazan of 1947 and now’

    The Ramazan of 1947 was also hot and humid...

    Shouldn’t be we ashamed that even after 68 years of independence we are unable to provide electricity and water to our people? Shouldn’t we be ashamed that more than half of our population has no access to potable water and sanitation? Shouldn’t we be ashamed that millions of our children don’t go to schools and most of the schools in rural areas are without teachers, roofs, furniture,...

  • Chinese economy grows at slowest pace since 2009

    BEIJING: China’s economic growth cooled to its weakest quarterly pace since the global financial crisis, with regulators moving quickly to calm nervous investors as a years-long campaign to tackle debt risks and the trade war with the United States began to bite...

    The economy grew 6...

  • 'There has been no change': A year on since law passed, men still kill women for 'honour' in Pakistan

    A year since new laws came into force aimed at stemming the flow of "honour killings", scores of young women in Pakistan are still being murdered by relatives for bringing shame on their family...

    At least 280 such murders were recorded by the independent Human Rights Commission of Pakistan from October 2016 to June of this year ? a figure believed to be underestimated and incomplete...

  • Foreign tourists to Pakistan more than triple since 2013

    As terrorism recedes in Pakistan, tourism appears to be on the rise, with more than thrice the number of international tourists travelling to the country in 2016 as compared to just three years ago, Bloomberg reported...

    Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) data showed that international tourists have more than tripled since 2013 to 1...

  • War in Pakistan, Afghanistan since 2001 has killed 149,000: study

    KABUL: A new study says civilian and military casualties in Afghanistan and Pakistan total almost 149,000 people killed, with 162,000 seriously wounded...

    The study, called Costs of War and produced by Brown University's Watson Institute for International Studies, looks at war-related deaths, injuries and displacement in Afghanistan and Pakistan from 2001 to last year, when international combat troops left Afghanistan...

  • Sri Lanka team to tour Pakistan in September in first visit since 2009 attack

    Sri Lanka's cricket board has approved a tour to Pakistan, eight years after a deadly militant attack on the team brought top international games in the country to a standstill, officials said on Monday...

    Leading cricket nations have shunned playing in Pakistan since the 2009 assault, in which gunmen ambushed the Sri Lankan team bus en route to the Lahore stadium, wounding at least seven players...

  • Over 190 offshore companies registered in Pakistan since 1963

    ISLAMABAD: More than 192 offshore companies have been registered in Pakistan since 1963 to do businesses in different sectors, with power generation being their latest preference...

    Data compiled by the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) show that a majority of the companies have been registered in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad...

  • Test No. 1 slot beckons Pakistan for first time since start of rankings

    Pakistan have a theoretical chance of emerging as the top-ranked Test side during the ongoing summer tour of England – with a little help from Australia, and ironically, arch-rivals India...

    Currently ranked third on the International Cricket Council’s (ICC’s) rankings for the top 10 Test sides – one notch behind India – Pakistan last held the top slot for only a brief period 28 years ago...

  • Indian soldier in custody since Sept 29 returned by Pakistan

    He had "wilfully crossed the LoC on September 29, 2016 and surrendered himself to the Pakistan Army," the press release said...

    As confusion ensued after the soldier's 'desertion' on Sep 29, 2016, Pakistan's Ambassador to the United Nations Dr Maleeha Lodhi, while talking to Al Jazeera, had said that Pakistan Army had "captured an Indian soldier who was trying to enter” into Pakistani territory...

  • 122 ‘sectarian incidents’ took place in Pakistan since 2013, NA told

    ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly has been informed that 122 sectarian incidents have taken place all over the country since June 2013 and 10 banned organisations have claimed responsibility, or found involved during investigations, of 91 of them...

    According to a written reply to a question by MNA Saman Sultana Jafri of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal states that 56 sectarian incidents took place in Punjab,...

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