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  • M. Umer Memon

    I HAVE read a few works of fiction during the course of 2015, among others Adelbert von Chamisso's Peter Schlemiel and The Man Who Sold His Shadow; Cabrera Infante's Infante's Inferno; Anour Benmalek's The Child of an Ancient People; Olga Grjasnowa's All Russians Love Birch Trees; Juan Goytisolo's Makbara and Marks of Identity; Ian Bedford's The Last Candles of the Night, Marion Molteno's Uncertain Light, and Kader Abdolah's The House of the...

  • Pakistan batting vulnerable against rising ball, leg spin: Iqbal Umer

    KARACHI: Veteran sports official and organiser Iqbal Umer said on Thursday that the third Test defeat against the West Indies in Sharjah exposed Pakistani batsmen’s weakness against high-quality leg spin as well as the fast rising ball and coach Mickey Arthur and other support staff must work hard with the team to bring improvement in this area...

  • Chinese group to finalise land for Lahore theme park

    LAHORE: A delegation of the Golden Bean Group of China will visit Lahore in January to finalise the location of a theme park for which the Punjab Board of Investment and Trade will help the company...

    Participants in an investment facilitation committee meeting held at PBIT office on Friday discussed establishment of the amusement park and an aquarium in Lahore...

  • Lahore court directs NAB to facilitate Jang Group owner's meeting with family as per law

    An accountability court in Lahore on Saturday directed the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to facilitate the meetings of Jang Group editor-in-chief Mir Shakilur Rehman with his family members according to the law...

    On Thursday, Rehman had appeared before a combined investigation team of NAB at its Lahore headquarters at Thokar Niaz Beg and answered its queries for more than two hours...

  • Portfolio: Lahore Lahore hai

    Depicting Lahore in images is an old practice and its early patterns could be found in the miniature paintings of the Mughal era...

    Lahore, being the cultural hub, played a vital role in the arts, literature and culture in the mid-20th century; especially, visual art was inspired by the rich panoramic beauty of the walled city and life around its 13 gates, so an exclusive genre of cityscape came into existence, as early as the...

  • ‘Enemy-backed group killed Baloch labourers’

    He said his government condemned this “act of terrorism” and that a terrorist group had killed the 20 Pakistanis not an ethnic group...

    He claimed a terrorist group in Balochistan had received funding and training from “the enemy” and murdered the labourers...

  • Group show: Sparkling potpourri

    The abstract paintings of Naqvi add yet another stormy nuance to the group show because of the conspicuous, bold application of vivid colours...

    The diverse, yet harmonious, works of the artists’ quartet at the group show is a refreshing event during Ramazan...

  • Tunisian democracy group collects Nobel Peace Prize

    Norwegian Nobel Committee ChairwomanKaci Kullmann Five cited the group for “its decisive contribution to the building of a pluralistic democracy” following Tunisia’s 2011 revolution that overthrew its long-time authoritarian president...

    The gold medals and diplomas were picked up by Houcine Abassi, the labour union leader; Mohammed Fadhel Mafoudh, head of the bar association; Abdessatar Ben Moussa, president of the human rights...

  • Muslim group CAIR evacuates US HQ after getting white powder in mail

    WASHINGTON: Muslim advocacy group Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) evacuated its national headquarters on Capitol Hill on Thursday after receiving a letter containing white powder, but staff were later allowed to re-enter after authorities conducted preliminary tests and deemed the substance harmless...

    About three CAIR employees came into contact with the powder and were quarantined in the building while police and...

  • PBA temporarily suspends Express group’s membership

    Also read: Medialogic CEO alleges Express Media Group manipulated TV ratings system“The PBA board noted with concern that all types of disinformation was being spread about the said TAM tampering issue which was adversely affecting credibility of the TV media and advertising industry,” the statement said...

    “The PBA board regretted that instead of resolving the issue within the auspices of the PBA as agreed by both parties – the...

  • Saudi Binladin Group says delayed wages paid to 10,000 staff

    RIYADH: Saudi Binladin Group, which has laid off tens of thousands of employees because of financial difficulties, said on Monday it has begun paying delayed wages to its remaining staff...

    Saudi Binladin Group, one of the world's largest construction companies, was also suspended by the government from new public contracts after a deadly crane accident last September...

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