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  • IDB puts Islamic finance on AIIB drawing board

    SARAJEVO: The Islamic Development Bank (IDB) is in discussions with Chinese officials to study the use of Islamic financing in the planned Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), the head of the Jeddah-based multilateral lender told Reuters...

    The move could spur the use of sukuk (Islamic bonds), which have gained prominence as funding tools for a range of countries in recent years, and among multilateral lenders to help fund some...
  • Officials found drawing salaries of dead, retired teachers

    PESHAWAR: The elementary and secondary education department has found some of its officials in Karak district to be involved in drawing the salaries of around 30 teachers, who have either died or retired or don’t exist at all...

    A separate disbursement account has been established for every primary and middle school through the award of a separate drawing and disbursement code by the finance department...

  • ‘Dark water lake’ in Swat drawing tourists in numbers

    MINGORA: Tourists and trekkers have been flocking to a little-known lake at Kangar Danda in the upper gorges of Sulatanr valley here to enjoy its mysteriously dark and icy waters...

    The serene lake is located in a deep narrow gorge surrounded by huge mountains with a long glacier at its one end
  • Indian tech universities drawing out Pakistani, foreign students

    NEW DELHI: Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) will open entrance tests to foreign students in eight countries for undergraduate and postgraduate studies, including Pakistan, Dubai, Sri Lanka, Singapore, and Dubai, starting from 2017, reported The Hindustan Times...

    The ministries of External Affairs and Human Resource Development took the decision
  • Ambassador drawing pension, benefits despite outstanding audit paras

    ISLAMABAD: Despite an outstanding audit para about irregular or unlawful spending of about Rs5 million against former foreign secretary and incumbent Ambassador to Washington Jalil Abbas Jilani, he has got mandatory clearance to draw his pension and other retirement-related benefits, Dawn has learnt...

    In bureaucratic jargon an audit para regarding irregular or unlawful spending by a government official stands pending even after his/her...
  • IMF looks to expand Special Drawing Rights

    The International Monetary Fund is exploring ways to broaden the use of its Special Drawing Rights after the leaders of the G20 reached a consensus on the matter at the G20 Summit in Hangzhou to enhance the resilience of the international financial system, IMF Chief Christine Lagarde said last Monday...

  • Drawing the line

    The project ‘Drawing Document’ by Naveed will involve a series of such exposes of drawings by different artists chosen to be compiled in a publication with critique and discussion on the nature of work, and a collective document to study processes of mark making and notes that precede the more formal works...

  • Pushing the boundaries of contemporary drawing

    Drawing is like making an expressive gesture with the advantage of permanence,” the French fauvist Henri Matisse once aptly put it...

    Sure enough, drawing has slowly evolved from being a brainstorming tool or a precursor to more ‘proper’ mediums, to its contemporary form — where it is a medium of expression in and of itself...

  • Tintin drawing sells for record 1.55mn euros

    PARIS: An original drawing from Explorers on the Moon, widely regarded as one of the two best Tintin adventures, sold for a record 1...

    The 50 cm x 35 cm drawing in Chinese ink by the Belgian cartoonist known as Herge shows the boy reporter, his dog Snowy and crusty sailor Captain Haddock wearing spacesuits and walking on the moon while looking at Earth...

  • Architecture students go back to the drawing board to rethink Clifton green belt

    KARACHI: As a part of their eighth semester architecture thesis project, the students of Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture decided to see how they can, with a bit of sensible planning, turn around an underutilised green belt just behind their building in Clifton...

    Though the 356,270 square-foot area, or 950-metre strip of land, was originally dedicated for a green belt, it is currently being used as a parking area, outdoor...
  • Sailing into drawing rooms

    Using a bit of innovation and creativity, Yousuf’s son, Waqar Ahmed, has used the brass ship windows to make pretty centre tables in people’s drawing rooms...

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