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  • Pakistan must stop dragging its feet and put an end to child marriages

    The Family Planning Association of Pakistan (FPAP) warned some years ago that one woman dies every 20 minutes during childbirth, and that the major cause for high maternal mortality ratio - 276 per 100,000 live births - is child marriage...

    To those who posit that this archaic practice affects but an insignificant fragment of the population, I’d recommend the data made available by Gallup, whereby in Pakistan, one in four women (24......

  • Youm-i-Takbeer, a day of pride for Pakistan: PM Nawaz

    ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that ‘Youm-i-Takbeer’ is indeed a day of pride for Pakistani nation and the Muslims all over the globe...

    Nawaz said this while giving a message to the nation on the occasion of Youm-i-Takbeer, which is being observed on Thursday (May 28) to mark the historic day when Pakistan became an atomic power...

  • Comment: Thanks to Zimbabwe series, Pakistan cricket is back on its feet

    Pakistan open their challenging series in Sri Lanka this week with the first Test to be played at the picturesque Galle International Stadium from tomorrow...

    Both sides have gifted batsmen in their ranks and although Sri Lanka will miss stalwarts like Mahela Jayawardene and Tillekaratne Dilshan who have both bade goodbye to Test cricket, they still have the services of the inimitable Kumar Sangakkara who has decided to extend his...

  • 'Elected leaders turned Pakistan into a nuclear power,' Nawaz says on Youm-i-Takbeer

    Ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday credited democracy with turning Pakistan into an atomic power, saying it was an elected prime minister who initiated the country's atomic programme and another elected prime minister who saw it through its final stage...

    "We should give credit where it's due: Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto initiated Pakistan's atomic programme," he told a gathering at Lahore's Alhamra Hall...

  • HONY: The deleted images from Pakistan

    Quite a few pictures from Pakistan on the popular photoblog Humans of New York’s (HONY) have recently been recovered...

    According to sources, Brandon Stanton, who was recently in Pakistan publishing heart-warming images from the country on HONY’s Facebook page, had deleted a few sets of images...

  • Sindh govt drags feet on shifting ATCs to central jail

    KARACHI: The provincial government is dragging its feet on the Sindh High Court’s proposal to shift all antiterrorism courts in the city to the Karachi central prison as a summary for relocation of seven ATCs has been awaiting the chief minister’s approval for the past over seven months...

  • 'World's oldest' 48-feet long Buddha statue unearthed in Haripur district

    Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Directorate of Archaeology And Museums Director Dr Abdul Samad said,"The 48-feet long 'sleeping Buddha' statue dates back to the third century, which makes it the world's oldest 'sleeping Buddha' statue...

    "We have discovered more than 500 Buddha-related objects during excavations, in addition to the 48-feet long 'sleeping Buddha',” he said...

  • THE ICON REVIEW: THE GROUND BENEATH HIS FEET

    It might also have helped the Pakistan Oscar committee’s selection for the Best Foreign Language category move beyond the first round...

    These raw instances often take your mind off the notion that what we’re seeing is less of a motion picture and more of a docu-drama advertising illiteracy and wrong-doings in Pakistan (always a matter of great applause in international festivals)...

  • Security plan for Youm-i-Ashur in Punjab

    More than 200,000 police officers, Pakistan Qaumi Razaqar and volunteers will perform duties at majalis and processions during these two days all over the province...

    CCPO Amin Wanis briefed the IG regarding arrangements for Youm-i-Ashur...

  • Baby on board: Indian gives birth at 35,000 feet

    An Indian woman gave birth to a baby boy on an international commercial flight as it flew at 35,000 feet, the airline said on Monday...

    “The guest delivered a baby boy at 35,000 feet,” Jet Airways said in a statement, adding that a paramedic on board and airline staff helped with the delivery...

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