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  • ‘Encroachment of Lat drain caused flooding in Saadi Town’

    KARACHI: Infrastructural development that has blocked the natural route of Lat rainwater drain led to flooding in Saadi Town...

    It’s the water flowing in the Lat drain whose route has been illegally encroached that led to flooding,” he explained, adding that the dam was in a different direction and could never flood the town...

  • Pakistan Open set to return after decade-long gap

    ISLAMABAD: After a decade-long gap, Pakistan will host the Pakistan Open Men’s Squash Championship featuring the world’s top players here at the Mushaf Squash Complex later this month...

    The main round of the tournament, carrying a prize purse of US$50,000, will run from December 19 to 23 while the Pakistan Squash Federation (PSF) will simultaneously organise the CAS International Women Squash Championship, carrying US$25,000 prize...

  • WTO vote in Pakistan’s favour will go a long way

    Upholding Pakistan’s position on export promotion policies last week, the Geneva-based World Trade Organisation dispute settlement system has rejected the European Union’s decision of countervailing duties imposed on imports of polyethylene terephthalate from Pakistan...

    The EU had imposed countervailing duties on the import of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) from Pakistan, Iran and the United Arab Emirates in June 2009...

  • Labour Day: A long and winding road for Pakistan's working classes

    It is a culmination of what started off in the early 1800s as the 'Eight-Hour Day Movement', a campaign sought to stop the exploitation of workers who worked hard for long hours, which was eventually commemorated as an annual occasion to focus on broader labour rights...

    Despite making some progress on labour rights, Pakistan has yet to fully grasp the movement's true purpose, as workers across the country continue to be subjected to...

  • The seven long years when Pakistan did not sing its national anthem

    For seven long years after the inception of their country, the people of Pakistan could not sing their national anthem...

    The political leadership was faced with two major dilemmas:Perhaps, in the case of the national anthem, too, language was a contentious issue; people in East Pakistan spoke Bengali, while those in West Pakistan spoke four different languages, which included Sindhi, Balouchi, Punjabi, and Pashto...

  • Qatargas to assess Pakistan preparedness before signing long-term LNG deal

    ISLAMABAD: Amid hiccups in the finalisation of financial arrangements for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) imports, a management delegation of Qatargas (QG) is expected to visit Islamabad next week for assessment of on-ground situation before committing a long-term deal...

    They have some other clients in waiting and want to have a fair assessment of Islamabad’s preparedness for a long-term deal, he said...

  • US to stay engaged with Pakistan ‘long into the future’

    WASHINGTON: The United States would continue to stay engaged with Pakistan and provide it economic assistance “long into the future”, said a US State Department spokesperson following a congressional debate, which also explored the possibility of sanctioning Islamabad...

    In a statement shared with Dawn, the State Department also emphasised the need for Pakistan to take immediate steps to stop cross-border terrorist attacks into...

  • Will Mickey Arthur be the long-awaited fifth horseman for Pakistan cricket?

    Rehired in 2002, he went unceremoniously with the first-round elimination of the Pakistan team from the 2003 World Cup; an acrimonious period that saw a period of war between the players and the board, resulting in six superstars being axed ? Wasim, Waqar and Saeed Anwar for good...

    With the coming of Geoff Lawson (who had also never coached an international team before), Pakistan had a Test famine, winning none of the five Tests and...

  • Misbah considering retirement as Pakistan face long lay-off in Tests

    Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq will be considering the option of retirement as Pakistan face a long lay off from Test cricket after the upcoming series against England concludes on November 1 this year...

    Pakistan will be touring New Zealand in January for three One Day Internationals and as many T20s after which their next bilateral series will be in England, starting mid July, 2016...

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