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  • Polls around the corner, where are party manifestos?

    In Pakistan, however, political parties publish only a few thousand copies of their manifestos before an election, considering it a mere formality only for the consumption of the media and for political debate...

    In 1970, when the country had its first direct general elections, the founder chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) announced his party’s manifesto with the popular slogan of “Roti, Kapda aur Makan” (Bread, clothes and...

  • Where the workforce stands

    Haji Bashir Shakir, general secretary of the Pakistan Textile Workers Federation (PTWF), supported the PML-N in the last elections...

    Haji Aslam Waffa, president of the Pakistan Textile Garment Leather Workers’ Federation and general secretary of the Faisalabad Labour Federation, wants the next government to institute living wages instead of minimum wages, reform laws regarding unionisation, reduce case-processing times in labour...

  • NA-245 — a new constituency where Farooq Sattar is pitted against Aamir Liaquat

    The constituency comprises Jamshed Quarters and Ferozabad sub-divisions that include PECHS, Lines Area, Pakistan Quarters, Soldier Bazaar, New Town, Patel Para, Garden West, Martin Quarters, Teen Hatti, PIB Colony, etc...

    Formerly an MQM bastion, unexpected results could emerge from seatThe eight candidates contesting the July 25 elections are Farooq Sattar (Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan), Sagheer Ahmed (Pak Sarzameen Party),...

  • A solar startup sees a market where the lights don’t shine

    In a country with around 14-19 per cent off-grid population as per the World Bank’s Electricity Access in Pakistan report of March 2016, this means a maximum market size of approximately 30 million population who can be provided easier access to energy — something that takes only a day to install and costs around $20 a month...

    “I had worked with National Development Finance Corporation and Grameen Shakti (a project of the...

  • TLY to support brethren where it has no candidate

    LAHORE: The Tehreek-i-Labbaik Ya Rasool Allah (TLY) has decided to support its sectarian brethren in the constituencies where its candidates are not contesting and the effort is aimed at avoiding division of ‘religious votes’, says Ashraf Asif Jalali, chief of the Tehreek...

    Abu-al-Khair Muhammad Zubair, president Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam (Noorani), from NA-277 (Hyderabad), and Syed Tauqeer-ul-Husnain Shah of the Tehreek-i-Labbaik...

  • Pakistan welcomes US offer to take on Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan

    WASHINGTON: Days before crucial talks with the US defence secretary, Pakistan has welcomed an American offer to take action against militants involved in cross-border raids from the Afghan soil, the Voice of America radio service reported on Wednesday...

    The official US news outlet also reported that Pakistan believed the US offer “augurs well” for regional counterterrorism cooperation...

  • Pakistan 2 rout Pakistan 1 to clinch World Snooker team gold

    KARACHI: Pakistan 2 overcome fighting Pakistan 1 by 5-4 frames in agonising all-Pakistan final played for the first time in any global event to win the IBSF Team Event Snooker Championship in the Egyptian city of Hurghadha on Thursday evening...

    Pakistan 2 was represented by the former world amateur snooker champion Mohammad Asif and Babar Masih while Pakistan 1 comprised national champion Mohammad Sajjad and runner-up Asjad Iqbal... ...

  • After Iran, Pakistan?

    Hardly a week after the Iran deal was announced, the New York Times — which often reflects official US policy — editorially propagated that attention be turned to constraining Pakistan’s nuclear and strategic capabilities...

    The NYT arguments, taken from the Indian hymnbook, were not surprising; the timing of the proposal to target Pakistan is significant...

  • Pakistan's Muniba Mazari named goodwill ambassador by UN Women

    ISLAMABAD: UN Women, the United Nations entity for gender equality and the empowerment of women, named Muniba Mazari as Pakistan’s first female goodwill ambassador to advance gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls...

    As the goodwill ambassador for UN Women Pakistan, Muniba will dedicate her efforts towards the empowerment of women and girls, and would serve as an advocate for UN Women’s “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It...

  • Afridi to fly out 150 APS students for Pakistan Super League

    PESHAWAR: Pakistan’s Twenty20 skipper Shahid Afridi will fly out 150 Army Public School (APS) students to Dubai to watch the inaugural edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL), the all-rounder announced during a visit to the school on Tuesday...

    PSL, Pakistan's franchise-based T20 league, starts next month from February 4 and will feature five teams: Islamabad United, Karachi Kings, Lahore Qalandars, Peshawar Zalmi and Quetta...

  • Cricket Classics: Astonishing Moin knock inspires Pakistan to Asia Cup triumph

    The improvisations were out of this world and at times definitely too cheeky,” Woorkheri Raman wrote of the Karachi street fighter's incredible knock in the final of the 2000 Asia Cup between Pakistan and Sri Lanka...

    Winning the toss and batting first, Pakistan piled up 277, of which 104 came in the last ten overs after a brutal partnership between captain Moin Khan and Inzamam-ul-Haq...

  • Breast cancer tops new cases among women in Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: Breast cancer continues to account for the highest number of new cancer cases among women in Pakistan while lung cancer has the highest number of incident cases for men...

    Know more: ‘Lung, breast cancers on the rise in Pakistan’Among the leading cancers, the number of esophageal cancer in men was one of the lowest at 5,600 in 2013, up from 2,600 in 1990...

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