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  • Honour has different meanings for different genders

    The issue of honour killing -- a custom which has been criminalised by amendment in law yet it prevails in the ‘honour’ centric society -- was highlighted with a case from Gujrat (Punjab) where a girl was shot at by her uncle and father and thrown into a river for marrying a boy of her choice despite opposition by her family...

    The girl students, who were sitting all covered in navy-blue gowns and scarves, responded to the boys’...

  • Renault signs new agreement to assemble cars in Pakistan

    KARACHI: After suspending talks with Ghandhara Nissan Ltd (GNL) last week, French automaker Renault is making another attempt to assemble and distribute its vehicles in Pakistan in partnership with Al Futtaim, a Gulf-based business house...

    ”Renault suspended talks with GNL as per a notice that the former sent to the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) last Friday...

  • Chinese tech giant Alibaba Group set to enter Pakistan; signs first MoU

    Pakistan on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Alibaba Group Holdings Limited to promote Pakistan's worldwide exports by Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) through e-commerce...

    "I am glad my meeting with Jack Ma at the World Economic Forum in January has come to fruition in the shape of the MoU we have just signed," the premier said...

  • Pakistan signs helicopter contract with Italian aerospace giant

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has signed a contract for an undisclosed number of AgustaWestland AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters with Italian multinational aerospace company Leonardo-Finmeccanica...

    The contract was signed here in presence of the Italian Ambassador to Pakistan Stefano Pontecorvo, said a statement published on the company's website...

  • Watson signs up for Pakistan Super League

    Twenty20 top gun Shane Watson has become the latest big name player to join the Pakistan Super League (PSL) and the Australian allrounder is being tipped as a 'hot pick' by chairman of the league Najam Sethi...

    According to the Pakistan Cricket Board, Watson, had now become the 152nd foreign player to join the PSL for the December draft...

  • Pakistan signs OECD convention to fight tax avoidance

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan signed on Wednesday the Multilateral Convention on Mutual Adminis­trative Assistance in Tax Matters of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris...

    By signing the convention, Pakistan has shown its commitment to fighting offshore tax evasion and avoidance...

  • Pakistan signs convention to prevent parental abductions

    WASHINGTON: Pakistan has joined a group of 95 states committed to protecting the interests of children in matters relating to their custody, the Pakistan Embassy announced on Tuesday...

    President Mamnoon Hussain had on Dec 15 signed the instrument of accession for The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, paving the way for Pakistan’s formal entry into the group...

  • Trump signs bill that includes $700m reimbursement for Pakistan

    WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has signed into law a $700 billion defence bill that includes up to $700 million to reimburse Pakistan for supporting US military operations in Afghanistan...

    The US Congress passed the National Defence Authorisation Act 2018 early last month, allowing up to $700m in Coalition Support Fund (CSF) for Pakistan as well...

  • Pakistan's Financial Monitoring Unit signs deal with UK to counter money laundering, terror financing

    A delegation headed by FMU Director General Mansoor Siddiqui signed the agreement with the United Kingdom's Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) while on a visit to the UK...

    A press release issued on the occasion stated that the FMU in Pakistan and the FIU in the UK had signed an MoU for the establishment of a channel facilitating the efficient exchange of financial intelligence...

  • US Congress curbs NSA surveillance; Obama signs into law

    Also read: US House passes bill ending NSA bulk data collectionIt shifts responsibility for storing the data to telephone companies, allowing authorities to access the information only with a warrant from a secret counterterror court that identifies a specific person or group of people suspected of terror ties...

    The vote follows days of sharp debate on the floor, with many Republicans split over their support for strong...

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