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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,...

  • Pakistan Cup: Umar Akmal snaps at Junaid Khan in pre-match interview

    Pakistani batsman Umar Akmal and pacer Junaid Khan, who are both representing Punjab in the ongoing Pakistan Cup, were involved in a public spat over the latter's "absence" form a scheduled match...

    "Any changes in your squad?" the TV presenter asked Akmal during the pre-match coin toss ceremony, to which he replied; "Nasir is going to be filling in for Junaid today...

  • Pakistan rejects new Indian army chief’s ‘irresponsible statement on pre-emptive strikes across LoC’

    Pakistan on Wednesday rejected the new Indian Army Chief Lt Gen MM Naravane's "irresponsible statement" regarding "pre-emptive strikes" across the Line of Control (LoC) in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK)...

    In a press release, the Foreign Office (FO) said: "There should be no doubt about Pakistan’s resolve and readiness to thwart against any aggressive Indian move, inside its territory or AJ&K...

  • WHO says Pakistan meets no pre-requisites for easing restrictions, recommends 'intermittent lockdown'

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) — in a letter addressed to Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid — has recommended that the country impose an "intermittent lockdown" to curb the spread of Covid-19, noting that the country doesn't meet any prerequisites for lifting restrictions as was done on May 1 and then on May 22The letter dated June 7 has been penned by Dr Palitha Mahipala, WHO Country Head for Pakistan, and states that the...

  • Pre-CSS exam screening test on cards

    ISLAMABAD: The Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC) has decided to introduce a screening test for candidates appearing in the Central Superior Services (CSS) examination...

    As per its earlier announcement, the screening test will be of three hours, based on multiple choice questions, and will carry 200 marks
  • TDAP scam: Anti-corruption court grants pre-arrest bail to Gilani

    KARACHI: A federal anti-corruption court here on Monday granted interim pre-arrest bail to former prime minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani until Oct 12 in a multi-billion rupee scam case in the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP)...

    The former prime minister was granted bail in 12 of these cases last year while he was granted interim pre-arrest bail in 11 cases until Oct 12 on Monday (today)...

  • Mirza’s pre-arrest bail confirmed in two more cases

    KARACHI: An antiterrorism court confirmed on Monday interim pre-arrest bail of former home minister Dr Zulfikar Ali Mirza in two more cases...

    The disgruntled and disowned leader of the Pakistan Peoples Party and his aides were booked in four cases of allegedly storming a police station in Badin, abusing police officials, forcibly shutting down markets in the district, trying to kill two shopkeepers, rioting, blocking a road and...

  • Gilani granted pre-arrest bail in 11 corruption cases

    KARACHI: An anti-corruption court granted on Monday interim pre-arrest bail to former prime minister and PPP leader Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani in 11 new cases pertaining to a trade subsidy scam...

    Apart from Mr Gilani, others nominated in the cases include former commerce minister Makhdoom Amin Fahim, some former and serving senior officials of the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) and some private persons...

  • Iran shakes up oil firm in bid to strike pre-election deals

    DUBAI: Oil minister Bijan Zanganeh has handed the running of Iran’s national oil company to a trusted ally in a push to agree long-awaited deals with global oil majors, which could be derailed by next year’s presidential polls...

    Iran has pledged to open up its lucrative oil reserves, the world’s fourth largest, although hardline rivals of reformist President Hassan Rouhani have opposed the new contracts, saying Iranian natural resource...
  • PTI terms federal govt’s moves ‘pre-poll rigging’

    ISLAMABAD: The Pakis­tan Tehreek-i-Insaf has described Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s visit to Gilgit-Baltistan and announcement of development projects as pre-poll rigging by the ruling PML-N and lodged a complaint with the region’s election commissioner...

    In a press statement issued on Tuesday, Imran Khan said: “It is time the PML-N should learn the essentials of democracy which begins with fair and free elections with a truly...

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