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    Pinks And Blues Inorbit Hyderabad

  • Quorum blues shorten PA session

    LAHORE: Local government amended bill and the Okara University bill could not be tabled in the Punjab Assembly on Monday because of lack of quorum...

    Sardar Shahabuddin said late arrival of the members amounted to wasting of the people’s time and money...

  • Privatisation blues

    Halfway through its tenure, it has not chalked any major achievements in this area, as true too in other economic areas like energy and exports...

    Given its plans to sell national assets worth billions of dollars, it should have initially crafted a sensible strategy in a transparent and participatory manner given privatisation’s mixed record globally...

  • Footprints: Baa Baa border blues

    QUETTA: In the heat and dust rising from the ground littered with strips of coloured ribbons, only a few of the sacrificial animals in the cattle-market along Quetta’s Eastern Bypass have their chins up...

    Hooves stir up dust, motes dancing in the slanting sunrays, reducing men and cattle to hazy silhouettes...

  • Islamabad, Lahore Blues keep cool in thrillers

    KARACHI: Lahore Blues rode on a whirlwind innings from Ahmed Shehzad to pull off a thrilling win over Peshawar before Islamabad grabbed a sensational last-ball triumph against Faisalabad in the Brighto Paints presents Cool & Cool National T20 Cup matches in Rawalpindi on Saturday...

    Meanwhile, Faisalabad broke the sequence of ‘winning toss and fielding first option’ in all preceding matches of the tournament when Saeed Ajmal opted to...

  • Attitude: Result blues

    You are enjoying your vacation with your cousins, laughing around, making lame jokes, taking pictures and having a generally good time...

    But then suddenly, one of your relatives asks you about your exams and how they went...

  • The monsoon blues

    KARACHI: In our neck of the woods, the monsoon season can be both a boon and a bane...

    The first one deals with works created in 2008-09 and the second is to do with artworks made in 2017...

  • ‘Decapping policy’ blues: Delay in extra funding leaves PEF-backed schools in the lurch

    The PEF pays the administrations of these schools Rs550 for each student enrolled in primary section, Rs600 for every student in elementary section and 900 per student in secondary section...

    Under its ‘De-capping policy’ some 3,000 schools entered an agreement with the PEF on April 20, 2017 that pledged additional funds against increased enrollment and improved infrastructure...

  • CINEMASCOPE: DÉJÀ VU BLUES

    The list starts just a few months back with Mom and stretches all the way to 2006’s atrocious 36 China Town...

    Dev (his character) is soft-spoken, dresses immaculately in a starched white shirt and cleans his already shiny black shoes whenever he notices dirt on them...

  • Imran, Kahaf guide Karachi Blues to PCB U-19 title

    KARACHI: A resolute Imran Shah century and dogged resistance from Kahaf Patel helped Karachi Blues lift the PCB Under-19 National Cricket Championship title after their final against Karachi Whites ended in a draw in Mirpur on Monday...

    Karachi Blues opted to play safe rather have a tilt at the 283-run target when play resumed on the fourth and final day after they slumped to 76-3 on Sunday evening at the Mirpur Cricket Stadium... ...

  • No Ajmal fairytale farewell as Whites, Blues make it all-Lahore final

    For the second straight season, the final will be an all one-city affair with Faisalabad’s conquerors Lahore Whites taking on Lahore Blues, who prevailed over Fata in a contrasting second semi-final that was dominated by a record fourth century from Ahmed Shehzad...

    The clash on a chilly Rawalpindi evening was a rousing encounter and went down to the wire before Fata’s truly extraordinary attempt to chase as many as 222 finished just...

  • Orange Line blues

    I wish this aphorism I concocted turns out to be true, but fear it is contradicted by too many examples of prosperous countries wantonly destroying and neglecting heritage sites...

    We in Pakistan are blessed with many great civilisations that rose and fell along the Indus...

  • Budget debate continues amid quorum blues

    At least 39 lawmakers, 33 of the ruling PML-N, four of PTI, one PML-Q’s and an Independent, took part in the discussion...

    He also defended the hike in CM secretariat expenses arguing that increase in foreign delegates visiting Shahbaz Sharif warranted it, and suggested Finance Minister Ayesha Ghaus to submit a break-up of the expenses to the House to clarify the situation...

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