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    Watta Satta Marriage In Pakistan Arranged

  • Pakistan will get jets from elsewhere if F-16 funding not arranged, Aziz cautions US

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will acquire jets from elsewhere if the United States (US) does not arrange funding for a previously agreed upon F-16 fighter jet sale, Sartaj Aziz, the prime minister's adviser on foreign affairs, cautioned the US as both countries lock horns over the purchase of the jets...

    "If funding is arranged, Pakistan will get the F-16s, otherwise we will opt for jets from some other place," Aziz said, without clarifying...

  • UAE’s Ajman Bank says it arranged $275m loan for Pakistan

    DUBAI: UAE-based Ajman Bank arranged a syndicated financing of $275 million for the government of Pakistan in May, the bank said on Monday...

    A number of banks participated in the one-year Islamic loan, which has a Murabaha structure and was solely arranged by Ajman Bank, it said in a statement...

  • Yellow Line hits snags as funding not arranged by Chinese firm

    KARACHI: As the Sindh government prepares to launch “Red Line” of the bus rapid transit system (BRTS) in August, a similar project — Yellow Line — hit a snag after the Chinese company tasked with building crucial parts of the mass transit project has so far been unable to arrange funds through its financial institutions under the defined agreement, it emerged on Sunday...

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  • Mother convicted in UK of tricking daughter into forced marriage in Pakistan

    LONDON: A mother was convicted in a British court on Tuesday of deceiving her teenage daughter into travelling to Pakistan to enter into a forced marriage, in the first successful prosecution of its kind...

    The then 13-year-old had to undergo an abortion on returning from Pakistan to Britain, but concerns over the girl’s welfare were allayed by her mother who said the pregnancy was a result of “two teenagers who had sneakily had sex”,...

  • Indian student hacked to death for intercaste marriage

    NEW DELHI: An Indian student from the lowest Dalit caste was hacked to death and his wife critically injured in southern India in a suspected “honour killing” by relatives angered by their marriage, police said Monday...

    Local police commissioner N Manjunatha said the 19-year-old woman's relatives were angered by the couple's marriage...

  • Benazir and Zardari: The marriage that shook the political scenario

    Since she grew up in a liberal environment, her friends wondered why her marriage had been arranged...

    As per the press release issued from London by the PPP, Benazir said: “Conscious of my religious obligations and duty to my family, I am pleased to proceed with the marriage proposal accepted by my mother, Nusrat Bhutto...

  • Underage marriage bid foiled

    “The bride is a Class-I student while the groom is a labourer at a farmhouse in Green Acres, Nawab Town,” the ASP said adding that parents of the bride and the groom were among seven persons arrested for arranging the marriage...

    A child rights activist had alerted the Nawab Town police about the marriage ceremony...

  • Call to make CNIC compulsory for marriage

    KARACHI: Production of the computerised national identity card (CNIC) and birth registration certificate at the time of marriage be made mandatory to effectively implement the law against underage marriage, said speakers at a media training and consultation session held at a local hotel on Wednesday...

    They also underlined the need to bring about uniformity in the legal age for marriage across the country to prevent child marriages......

  • Call for broadening traditional views of love, marriage

    Although the attendance was thin, she kept the audience connected and hanging on to her every word as she candidly spoke about her views on society’s fixation on marriage, which was the genesis of her novel...

    She started off by directing the question at the audience about their definition of love and then remarked that the popular notion among elders was that “romance hu he jata hai” (romance ends up happening) reflecting upon the...

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