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  • Statistics minister rejects Sindh's objections to census results

    The federal government on Wednesday rejected Sindh's objections on the recently released results of the national, with Minister for Statistics Kamran Michael asking critics to take their objections to the Council of Common Interest (CCI)...

    He claimed that the statistics gathered by civilian and armed officials are the same...

  • Wah Cantt election statistics reveal interesting trends

    TAXILA: The statistics from the Cantonment Board elections in Wah, shared by the local election commission, have revealed that some interesting new records were set in the polls...

    The statistics, available with Dawn, reveal that despite the fact the local government elections were held after a gap of 17 years, the participation was lacklustre...

  • Alarming statistics of dementia

    LAHORE: Alzheimer’s Pakistan organized a seminar on the ‘Alzheimer’s Disease & Related Dementia at a local hotel here on Saturday...

    Among others Dr Yasmin Raashid, patron, Alzheimer’s Pakistan, Dr Hussain Jafri, secretary general, Dr Ali Hashmi, Dr Yasmin Ehsan and Dr Shahdia Batool atttended the seminar...

  • Statistics show marked drop in terrorist attacks

    WASHINGTON: There has been a marked reduction in terrorist attacks and deaths in Pakistan in 2015, but terrorists seem to have become more lethal as the ratio of deaths per attack has increased...

    The statistics from a comparative study of the US State Department’s country reports on terrorism for 2014 and 2015 also show a greater decrease in the number of people injured in these attacks...

  • Top statistics body fails to fix census timeline

    ISLAMABAD: The governing council of the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) on Saturday failed to come up with a timeline for holding the much-awaited population and housing census in the country...

    Agriculture census 2017 will be conducted and data on price statistics will be collected through Android technology using tablets, which will significantly curtail the time lag in data processing...

  • Khawaja Asif slams Indian minister’s statement of ‘sponsoring terrorism to counter terrorism’

    ISLAMABAD: Defence Minister Khawaja Asif said here on Sunday that his Indian counterpart’s recent statement about sponsoring terrorism to counter terrorism had confirmed “our assertions of Indian involvement in terrorist activities on Pakistani soil”...

    He said the statement of Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar was a blatant admission of sponsoring terrorism in Pakistan...

  • West shouldn’t respond to terrorism with terrorism: Al Azhar head

    CAIRO: Egypt’s top cleric said on Saturday that terrorism was a disease that used religion as a front and it was wrong to blame Islam for crimes committed in its name, like the recent Paris attacks...

    He said terrorism was a life philosophy whose adherents were willing to die, but it was not the by-product of any Abrahamic faith...

  • State executions in Pakistan decreased by 73pc in 2016: Amnesty International

    State executions in Pakistan dropped by 73 per cent in 2016 as compared to the previous year, with over 360 convicts put on death row and more than 87 hanged, rights group Amnesty International said in its latest report released on Tuesday...

    According to the report, Pakistan was joined by Iran, Saudi Arabia and Iraq as one of the countries with the greatest number of state executions in 2016, amounting to 87pc of death sentences...

  • SAG 2016: Pakistan’s first women boxers determined to land big punch

    The three fighters will become the first female boxers from Pakistan to feature in an international sporting event when they step into the ring on February 13 at the ongoing South Asian Games...

    But if you’re mentally strong and physically not quite there yet, you still have a chance,” says Noman as he brushes aside the inexperience of the Pakistan trio as a demotivating factor for the girls...

  • Moor selected as Pakistan's submission to Oscars 2016

    Oscar fever officially kicks off in Pakistan as the Pakistani Academy Selection Committee has announced Moor as its selection for submission to the Foreign Language Film Award category at the 88th Academy Awards next year...

    "Moor pushes the boundaries of cinema in Pakistan," she said of the film, "A visual treat, the film reminds us of the history of a land we too often ignore...

  • 2016 World T20: Muddled Pakistan have plenty to ponder

    Pakistan will end 2015 with the bitter taste of a 3-0 rout at the hands of a largely inexperienced England side...

    The T20 series defeat, in harmless conditions in the UAE, set the alarm bells ringing but anyone who has followed Pakistan's limited-overs performances over the course of the year would agree that it did not come as a surprise...

  • 2007-2016: A decade of deadly insurgent attacks across Pakistan

    Here is a list of major attacks against civilians by militant groups in the country since 2007:October 18: Bomb attacks targeting former premier Benazir Bhutto kill 139 people in Karachi as she returns to Pakistan for the first time in eight years...

    May 13: The first attack officially claimed by the Islamic State group in Pakistan kills 45 Shia Muslims in Karachi...

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