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  • THE DAWN OF PAKISTAN 1906-1948 : LAHORE 1997: AN ENGAGEMENT WITH THE PIONEERS

    This photograph taken by the prominent photographer of the Pakistan Movement, Faustin Elmer Chaudhry, shows Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah in animated conversation with a group of students on the lawns of the University of Punjab, Lahore, on January 7, 1946 (top row)...

    The elections are vital for the Muslim League because failure to win the Muslim seats will mean that further discussion on the demand for Pakistan will be dismissed...

  • Tribute: Queen of pulp versus queen of soap

    Joan, the queen of soap, coveted the literary skills of her younger sister Jackie, the queen of the pulp...

    In a TV interview around that time, a very young but saucy Opera Winfrey asks the queen of soap, “Are you a normal person? Would we ever see you at the appliance section of Harrods?” Cut to the quick, Ms Collins retorts: “Why not? It’s only ironing that I hate, I have nothing against housework...

  • Queen of Netherlands to visit Pakistan from Nov 25-27

    Queen Maxima of the Netherlands is scheduled to visit Pakistan from November 25-27 in her capacity as the United Nations Secretary General's Special Advocate (UNSGSA) for inclusive finance for development, the Foreign Office (FO) announced on Sunday...

    In a press release, the FO said that the Dutch queen will call on President Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan during her visit, in addition to her engagements with stakeholders...

  • Dutch queen arrives in Pakistan for three-day visit

    Queen Maxima of the Netherlands arrived in Pakistan on Monday for a three-day visit in her capacity as the United Nations Secretary General's Special Advocate (UNSGSA) for Inclusive Finance for Development...

    The Dutch queen was received by senior officials of the foreign ministry and representatives of the Embassy of Netherlands at Nur Khan Air Base...

  • Inclusive financing improving in Pakistan, says Queen Maxima

    ISLAMABAD: Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, who is the UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development, said here on Tuesday that Pakistan had built one of the strongest foundations for financial inclusion in the world...

    She was speaking at the launching ceremony of the Universal Financial Access initiative of the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP)...

  • Impressive ceremony held to welcome Queen’s Baton Relay of Commonwealth Games

    LAHORE: A good number of leading sports personalities of the country including squash legend Jahangir Khan, hockey Olympians Islahuddin Siddiqui, Manzoor-ul-Hasan Senior, Mohammad Usman attended an impressive ceremony held on Monday at Hazuri Bagh, Lahore Fort to welcome the Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR) of the Commonwealth Games 2018 which will be held in Gold Coast, Australia in April next year...

    The President CGA Pakistan, Lt Gen (R)...

  • Google pays tribute to queen of melody

    Her masterful singing soon made her not just Pakistan’s but the subcontinent’s leading female vocalist, receiving laurels from her seniors as well as from her illustrious contemporaries such as Lata Mangeshkar...

    Her songs, especially composed to boost the morale of Pakistan’s armed forces during the 1965 Indo-Pak war, are as popular today as they were 52 years ago...

  • Queen Elizabeth’s estate invested in offshore funds: Paradise Papers

    LONDON: Millions of pounds from the private estate of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth have been invested in offshore tax haven funds, a huge new leak of financial documents — dubbed the Paradise Papers — revealed on Sunday...

    Around 10 million pounds of the Queen’s private money was placed in funds held in the Cayman Islands and Bermuda, according to a new leak by the US-based International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ),...

  • Where the queen ruled

    Long before actor Rani’s door-to-door canvassing in the area was largely instrumental in sending then husband Sarfaraz Nawaz to Punjab Assembly in 1985, there sat the queen of England in the middle of the Charing Cross square lording over young kids frolicking around her statue into the night...

  • Jordan queen urges international community to 'do more' for Rohingya Muslims

    Jordan's queen said on Monday that the international community must respond effectively to end the suffering of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have fled to Bangladesh to escape persecution by Myanmar authorities...

    Queen Rania, who visited a refugee camp in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar district on Monday, spoke of the “shocking escalation of violence” against Rohingya and urged the international community to step in...

  • Queen Elizabeth steps back from Remembrance Sunday role

    LONDON: Queen Elizabeth II took a significant step back from official duties on Sunday, leaving heir to the throne Prince Charles to lay a tribute to Britain’s war dead on her behalf...

    The queen traditionally lays a wreath at the Cenotaph national war memorial in London, but for the first time she observed the annual Remembrance Sunday service from a balcony...

  • CINEMASCOPE: THE QUEEN AND I

    It is the story of the love and friendship between a widowed, lonely, aged queen and a young Indian man who taught her Urdu for more than 10 years...

    Millions of pages have been written about Queen Victoria...

  • Bollywood film in trouble as Rajputs shun portrayal of legendary queen

    The film, a period drama, revolves around the circumstances of legendary Rajput Queen Padmini, who many historians claim never existed...

    The sets of the film were first vandalised in January by the Shri Rajput Karni Sena alleging that the film has invented a romantic angle between the legendary 13th-century Queen and Alauddin Khilji, the Delhi Sultan who obsessed with her...

  • Queen of crime fiction Ruth Rendell dies

    LONDON: Best-selling British crime writer Ruth Rendell, who wrote over 60 books in a career spanning five decades, died on Saturday at the age of 85...

    Rendell — who also wrote under the pseudonym Barbara Vine — suffered a stroke in January and had been in a critical condition in hospital ever since
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