Tuesday , 25 April 2017

Need to boost parliamentary linkages with China stressed

ISLAMABAD: Senate Chair­man Mian Raza Rabbani on Wednesday suggested that Pakistan and China enhance parliamentary linkages and increase cooperation on foreign policy matters. He was addressing a delegation of Chinese parliamentarians led by Yu Zhengsheng, chairperson of the National Committee of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference. The delegation, on the …

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Pakistan engaged with all Afghan peace processes

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is keeping itself engaged with all major processes aiming for peace in Afghanistan and isn’t committing itself to any one particular initiative. This was the gist of an in-camera briefing by Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz to the National Assembly’s Foreign Affairs Committee on relations with Afghanistan …

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Time running out for electoral reforms: ECP

ISLAMABAD: The Elec­tion Commission of Pakis­tan (ECP) has warned that time is running out for the enactment of electoral reforms if political parties want the next general elections to be held under the proposed laws. Expressing concern over the delay in the promulgation of the Election Laws 2017, the ECP …

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Lahore Bomb Blast four army soldiers and two peoples died

Total six people died in the lahore bomb blast and 4 army soldiers includes, people are scared from the sounds of this blast in lahore. An unnamed police official said the explosion was caused when a suicide bomber blew himself up near an army vehicle. However, initial reports claimed it …

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4 Pakistan Army soldiers, 2 civilians slain in Lahore suicide blast

Six people including four soldiers of the Pakistan Army lost their lives in a suicide blast targeting a census team in Lahore’s Bedian Road area on Wednesday, a Punjab government official said. A police official said 18 others were wounded in the explosion. “This was a suicide blast, however the …

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Unusual mix of candidates to replace outgoing auditor general

ISLAMABAD: The office of the auditor general of Pakistan (AGP) has proposed an unusual mix of four names, consisting of serving and retired officers, to fill the constitutional post which is due to fall vacant later this month with the retirement of incumbent AGP Rana Assad Amin. Auditor General of …

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How Britain’s retreat from EU is reminiscent of its exit from India 70 years ago

That the castles and museums of the United Kingdom are filled with the treasures of its former colonies is a fact well known to all. Upon entering Windsor Castle one sees the crown (among various others) of the kingdom of Togo. Also on display are other things from other kings: …

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Tapal’s breaking gender stereotypes and celebrating the modern, independent woman

With 63% of the population under the age of 25 (source: UNICEF), Pakistan has one of the largest young populations in Asia. Of the 50 million people that fall in the 18 to 25 age bracket, 55% comprise urbanised young people. Furthermore, the rapid urbanisation witnessed in the past few …

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Behind every successful start-up, there are failures. This is one Pakistani entrepreneur’s story

Sameer Ahmed Khan, the founder of locally developed website Social Champ, had three failures under his belt before lady luck smiled at him and his current successful enterprise. Although his current venture — a homegrown startup which provides comprehensive tools to automate and manage your social media presence — is …

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Teenaged leg-spinner Shadab turning heads

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has a long history of unearthing raw, talented players and in teenage leg spinner Shadab Khan, it looks like they may have discovered another star in the making. The 18 year old made his international debut in last week’s Twenty20 series against the West Indies and could hardly …

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