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  • LITERARY NOTES: Remembering Krishan Chander and Akhter-ul-Iman

    Both have recently come up with special issues, remembering two of Urdu literature’s towering figures: Krishan Chander and Akhter-ul-Iman...

    In these works, gadha, or donkey, symbolizes common man and by depicting its plight Krishan Chander satirizes the political system and social circumstances in India, though this more or less applies to Pakistan, too...

  • Indian reports on ‘beef masala’ quashed

    ISLAMABAD: Following media reports that Pakistan had offended the Nepalese by sending beef in food packets, the Foreign Office clarified on Thursday that the population of Nepal was “mostly Hin­­du, not Buddhist” and that Indian media reports on the subject had been exaggerated...

    We have been informed that they have no issues with the food packets from Pakistan...

  • Awards galore: Adding masala to a filmi platter

    The Second ARY Film Awards were held in Dubai where Pakistani film and TV stars were seen in full attendance, and all the films released last year (except Momina Duraid Productions’ Bin Roye) were submitted for nominations with nearly all of them (except Shah) receiving a trophy...

    The event held on a grand scale was hosted by Fahad Mustafa and anchor Sana Buccha
  • Lacklustre response to ‘masala’ bonds

    The past few weeks, however, have seen some excitement in the private bond space, especially with several companies planning to come out with ‘masala’ bonds...

    The IFC, which has in the past issued bonds in different currencies — and also named them colourfully — decided to name it ‘masala’ bonds...

  • ‘It’s full of masala’

    Speaking on the occasion, the director of ‘Taaqub’ Muhammad Usman Aman said when the idea for the film was first floated it was debated whether it should be shot abroad or in Pakistan...

    He said the makers went for the latter option because it’s a Pakistani project and therefore should be made in Pakistan...

  • SC allows paan masala producers to contest SHC decision

    ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Friday allowed a number of paan masala producers from Sindh to assail before the top judiciary the Oct 3 Sindh High Court (SHC) directive for registeration of cases against those selling “Gutka”(chewing tobacco)...

    A three-judge Supreme Court bench, headed by Justice Umar Ata Bandial, granted permission to different producers of paan masala to file appeals even if they were not a party before the high...

  • Masala servings

    SOMEONE like Senator Sirajul Haq may be happy at not being a part of the ‘political biryani’ that the PDM is, according to him, but that doesn’t take away from the impression that, three jalsas into the course, the old masala is kicking in...

  • Drug prices in Pakistan among world’s lowest, claim manufacturers

    LAHORE: Joint efforts of the pharmaceutical industry and the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) to ensure availability of affordable, quality drugs in the country had improved access of patients to several critical drugs, including thyroxine and anti-TB drugs, the Pharma Bureau and the Pakistan Pharmaceutical Manufa-cturers Association (PPMA) said on Wednesday...

    “This means (that the additional burden of price hike) is over...

  • Meeting of pan-Islamic group held in Istanbul over Jerusalem tensions

    ISTANBUL: The main grouping of the world’s Muslim nations on Tuesday accused Israel of staging provocative actions and inflaming tensions with the Palestinians in a crisis over security measures at a key holy site in Jerusalem...

    Turkey hosted an extraordinary meeting in Istanbul of foreign ministers from the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) that Ankara called to discuss the tensions in its current capacity as chairman of the...
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