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  • No web, no jobs: Residents of occupied Kashmir board the 'Internet Express'

    Braving the snow and cold, Abrar Ahmad, 18, is one of thousands of Kashmiris who regularly spend hours journeying on a packed train just so that they can go online as the region grapples with the longest internet blackout imposed by a democracy...

    Stepping off the crammed train — dubbed the “Internet Express” by people in Indian-occupied Kashmir — in the nearby town of Banihal, the passengers make a beeline for cafes where they pay up to...
  • ICC congratulates Pakistan on successful hosting of Independence Cup

    In a press release posted on its website, the International Cricket Council (ICC), the game's global governing body, has congratulated Pakistan "for the successful staging of the Pakistan versus the World XI series for the Independence Cup at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore...

    "In separate messages, ICC Director Giles Clarke and Chief Executive David Richardson have thanked Pakistani fans for "embracing the World XI players", noting...

  • Jansher blames India for keeping Pakistan from hosting events

    ISLAMABAD: While terming the existing ban on Pakistan for holding international squash events as unjustified, former world champion Jansher Khan on Sunday blamed India for making attempts to keep the sport away from Pakistan...

    “It seems that the Indian lobby is behind the PSA ban on Pakistan for holding international events,” he said in a statement...

  • Hosting PSL abroad will kill cricket in Pakistan: Azhar Mahmood

    LONDON: The Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) plans on hosting its Twenty20 league in the United Arab Emirates or Qatar will have a damaging effect on cricket in Pakistan, according to former all-rounder Azhar Mahmood...

    The twice-postponed Pakistan Super League (PSL) was scheduled to be held in the UAE next February but the unavailability of grounds forced the PCB to look to Qatar...

  • UNHCR chief praises Pakistan for hosting Afghan refugees

    PESHAWAR: In a joint press conference with Minister for States and Frontier Regions (Safron) Abdul Qadir Baloch in Peshawar on Wednesday, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Chief Antonio Guterres appreciated the government and people of Pakistan for having generously hosted the world's largest protracted refugee population over a period of three decades...

    Safron Minister Abdul Qadir Baloch said that Pakistan wants...

  • Pakistan hosting millions of Afghan refugees despite lack of international support: Nawaz

    NEW YORK: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said Pakistan had served as a generous host to millions of Afghan refugees for the past four decades — the largest protracted refugee situation in the world...

    “While financial support from the international community has waned, Pakistan's hospitality has not,” the premier said while addressing the UN General Assembly's first-ever Summit for Refugees and Migrants on Monday...

  • Pakistan lauded for hosting Afghan peace talks

    PESHAWAR: Awami National Party central president Asfandyar Wali Khan has lauded the role of Pakistan for facilitating and hosting negotiations between the Afghan government and Taliban...

    He said that the ongoing peace process required sincere efforts because peace and stability was in the larger interest of Pakistan and Afghanistan...

  • ‘Hosting Blind Cricket World Cup an honour for Pakistan’

    KARACHI: Chairman of Pakistan Blind Cricket Council (PBCC) Syed Sultan Shah on Tuesday said Pakistan will be proud to host the fifth edition of the Blind Cricket World Cup which will be played simultaneously in Pakistan and the UAE in January 2018...

    He expressed these views in a meeting with Chairman of the District Municipal Corporation (DMC), Karachi South, Malik Mohammad Fayyaz here who said it is a real honour for Pakistan to...

  • Pakistan opens new chapter in snooker by hosting world 6-Reds, team event

    Though Pakistan has played hosts to a number of world and Asian competitions of the game in the past, this event has been invented by the world governing body of the game two years back and taking place here for the first time...

    Considered as a strong force to be reckoned with in the game, Pakistan have won accolades by capturing team event gold in the inaugural event at Carlow, Ireland, in 2013 thanks to the duo of Mohammad Asif and...

  • Pakistan’s hosting of refugees exemplary: Mazari

    ISLAMABAD: Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen Mazari said on Thursday that Pakistan’s hosting of refugees in vast numbers has been exemplary and far beyond its resources...

    She said Pakistan continues to host Afghan refugees despite the loss of interest by the world community, and Prime Minister Imran Khan has moved to improve facilities for them...

  • Underworld Wide Web: Moscow to launch free WiFi in cemeteries

    MOSCOW: Residents in Moscow already enjoy free wireless Internet in cafes and on the metro system but now authorities in the city have also decided to bring WiFi to a more unusual setting — some of its most storied cemeteries...

    The free services are set to start working next year for visitors of the Vagankovo, Troyekurovo and Novodevichy cemeteries, where the likes of author Anton Chekov, Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev and the first...
  • Spider-man — adventures of the web-slinger

    His story has been filmed on countless occasions, while comics and cartoons featuring Spider-Man have fascinated children and grownups alike; but do you know the real Spider-Man? Do you know why he became righteous and champions for justice? Simon Hugo’s Spider-Man – Adventures of the Web-Slinger brings to you the past, present and even the future of our friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man...

    Know your friendly neighbourhood...

  • REVIEW: Sociological web: The Upstairs Wife by Rafia Zakaria

    The Upstairs Wife: An Intimate History of Pakistan is recounted by Amina’s niece, whose blood relative, her uncle Sohail, makes a pleasant and conventional marriage in the early ‘70s with a woman whom he finds attractive, and with whom he may have been compatible...

    Readers will find it difficult to judge Sohail, not least because Zakaria does an admirably thorough job of detailing Pakistan’s religious and sociological stances towards...

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