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  • Trans-Atlantic trade deal in focus when Obama visits Germany

    He’ll also be trying to complete one of his presidency’s main pieces of unfinished business — a trans-Atlantic trade pact...

    Proponents of the agreement — known as the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, or TTIP — argue that lowering tariffs and harmonising rules would give a much-needed boost to businesses at a time of global economic uncertainty...

  • Pakistan’s power crisis: Trans-Mission Impossible

    Poor governance, incompetence, lack of transparency, distribution and transmission losses (a euphemism for theft), have made powering Pakistan a transMission Impossible...

    A recently released book by the Woodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholars (Wilson Center) reviews the energy crisis in Pakistan and raises the question if there is a way out of Pakistan’s endless energy crisis?A careful read of the book reveals that while...

  • From victim to protector: Pakistan's first trans cop fights for justice

    After enduring death threats, transphobic slurs and sexual harassment at college, Pakistan’s first trans police officer Reem Sharif now shields other trans people from abuse...

    In her first two months as a trans victim support officer, Sharif helped 16 trans people in Rawalpindi in Punjab, Pakistan’s most populous province, as well as receiving about 40 trans visitors who came to the station “out of curiosity”...

  • Trans people can use guru’s name as parent in CNIC

    LAHORE: Transgender persons will be able to use the name of their gurus as parents in their computerised national identity cards (CNICs), the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) told the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday...

    It also told the court that the CNIC of a transgender person had been renewed while mentioning name of her guru as her parent
  • ‘Trans-Pacific members aim for good result next week’

    TOKYO: Chief negotiators from the 11 nations left in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) are aiming to have positive results at a ministerial-level meeting next week, a Japanese government official said on Tuesday...

    Japan and 10 other nations have been exploring ways to save the trade pact after President Donald Trump pulled the US out of the grouping in January to prioritise protecting US jobs...

  • FDA to cut trans fats from processed foods

    NEW YORK: The US Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday made good on its proposal to effectively ban artificial trans fats from a wide range of processed foods, from microwave popcorn to frozen pizza, saying they raise the risk of heart disease...

    The food industry has begun preparing a petition seeking approval for limited use of trans fats in certain products, such as decorative sprinkles, the industry’s trade group, the Grocery...

  • Trans issues in spotlight at Toronto film festival

    “This year, they’ve started telling stories in greater numbers of trans characters,” Bailey said in an interview with AFP...

    Trans issues burst into the international spotlight earlier this year when Caitlyn Jenner — the Olympic decathlon champion once known as Bruce — came out as a transgender woman...

  • WB likely to finance $375m Trans-Khyber Pass project

    ISLAMABAD: The World Bank is actively considering financing of the ‘Trans-Khyber Pass’ project which will serve as gateway for Pakistan’s trade to Central Asia’ and give further impetus to growing Pak-Afghan trade...

    The Peshawar-Torkham expressway as a gateway to Central Asia will leverage the Afghan-Pakistan Transit Trade Agreement (APTTA) signed in 2010, and will facilitate access to potential new regional markets...

  • Trans in Taxali Gate

    These photographs were taken in Lahore’s Taxali Gate area during a photography workshop organised in 2012 by the Punjab Lok Rahs...

    Madam Shama, a very powerful, even imposing character at the fore
  • Trans community demands judicial inquiry into death of transgender in Sahiwal

    Two parallel investigations have been launched into the mysterious death of a transgender individual in Sahiwal, DawnNews TV reported on Wednesday...

    However, very little progress has been made by the investigating teams in identifying the identity of the transgender individual, and representatives of the transgender community are now pushing for a judicial inquiry into what they term was a murder
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