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  • Amid predictions of early polls, parliament begins a ‘quieter’ new year

    Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan sounded the drums of war when the president opened this parliament’s second year on June 2, 2014...

    At one point, a question mark hung over the fate of parliament and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s government when the PTI and its non-parliamentary ally, the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT), brought thousands of supporters to Islamabad from Lahore to lay siege to parliament to protest...

  • The hazards of early predictions

    In some cases, the witnesses to the event, the celebrated observers as they are reverently addressed as, are much ahead of the actual parties in their preparations for an election...

    Unfortunately, the mother of them all, the 1970 election is not amongst them, purely because it took me longer than some others to be truly aware of what was happening around me...

  • Opposition slammed over frequent govt fall predictions

    Referring to Mr Rashid without mentioning his name, the prime minister said: “Three and a half years have passed during these predictions...

    ”He announced that polls would be held on time after one and a half years and that they [the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz] would win the next five-year mandate...

  • Beware hasty predictions of Fed’s next move

    SACRAMENTO: The fragility of the global economy, weakening conditions in the US and recent statements from some Federal Reserve officials have led to a growing acceptance that the central bank won’t raise interest rates this year...

    But those who now predict the Fed will put off its first increase in almost 10 years until March 2016 may be misreading the broader domestic and international context
  • Pakistan returns Indian arrested in 2012

    Lahore: Pakistan authorities returned an Indian prisoner to authorities of India’s Border Security Force (BSF) at the Wagah border crossing on Monday...

    According to an official, Ghulam Qadir had crossed the Line of Control in Kashmir and entered the Pakistan territory illegally in 2012...

  • How Nasa's GRACE satellites can solve Pakistan's water shortage

    With over 60 per cent of Pakistan's water pumped from natural underground reservoirs, and no limits on how many wells can be drilled and how much they can be drained, it becomes difficult for authorities to precisely monitor the underground water levels...

    But things are changing with Nasa's Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) satellites, which allow effective monitoring of the vital resource, leading to better management...

  • Against all odds: Pakistan-born woman a leading engineer at NASA

    The story of a Pakistani born woman, who survived the war in the Gulf, lived as a refugee in the desert and then went on to become a part of NASA is definitely heart-warming...

    Hibah Rahmani is a rocket engineer at NASA and her tale serves as a role model to girls all over the world, that no matter how bleak things appear at times, they have it within themselves to defy all odds and break stereotypes...

  • Bhoja Air, CAA officials booked over 2012 crash

    The FIR contains charges under Sections 109 (punishment for abetment), 120B (criminal conspiracy), 286 (negligent conduct with respect to explosive substance), 287 (negligent conduct with respect to machinery), 302 (qatl-i-amd), and 417 (cheating) of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC)...

    The complainant Abid Rehman, who is a Karachi native, told Dawn that the heirs of the victims of the Bhoja Air crash had submitted a petition before the...

  • Over 200 children died of measles in 2012, Sindh PA told

    KARACHI: As many as 209 children died of measles in the province in 2012, according to one of the written replies tabled in the Sindh Assembly on Monday...

    The question asked by Pakistan Muslim League-Functional (PML-F) legislator Nusrat Sehar Abbasi was probably submitted to the assembly in 2013 and had been taken up during the question hour after a couple of years as it asked for the district-wise number of deaths during “last...

  • ‘CDA approved new US embassy building in 2012’

    Tariq Fazal Chaudhry says issue of PM’s permission was raised after civic agency approved building planSenator Hamdullah had moved a calling attention notice following the recent report by the auditor general of Pakistan (AGP), which had pointed out that construction work was started on the US embassy building without the prime minister’s approval, and that the civic agency failed to stop it...

    The audit report also cited a letter...

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