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Main Reason Behind Low Birth Rate in Pakistan

Main Reason Behind Low Birth Rate in Pakistan

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A US travel ban on Pakistan to be counterproductive: minister

WASHINGTON: Federal Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal has said that putting Pakistan on a list of countries whose citizens have been temporarily barred from visiting the United States will be counterproductive. Mr Iqbal, who met several US officials and lawmakers during his five-day stay in Washington, said he ...

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Pakistan needs political will to try Hafiz Saeed: India

NEW DELHI: India on Thursday dismissed Pakistan’s demand for concrete evidence against Jamaatud Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed, saying Islamabad has everything needed to prosecute the alleged mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai carnage. Foreign ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup was quoted as saying that India would not go by the claims ...

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Bollywood ban ends in Pakistan as Kaabil begins screening

Hrithik-Roshan starrer Kaabil screened in Pakistan yesterday, putting an end to the informal ban on Bollywood films in Pakistani cinemas. The film was screened at Karachi’s Atrium Cinemas at 11pm. When news of its release reached Hrithik, the actor expressed his delight and hoped that the film will be enjoyed ...

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Pakistan, Turkey to boost defence ties

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Turkey opened on Wednesday their two-day defence talks aimed at increasing bilateral cooperation. The Pakistani side at the talks was led by Defence Secretary retired Lt Gen Zamirul Hassan Shah whereas the Turkish delegation was headed by Turkish Deputy Chief of General Staff Gen Umit Dundar. The ...

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Faculty shortage affects quality of medical education in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The mushroom growth of medical and dental colleges coupled with the enhancement of seats by the existing colleges have created a severe shortage of faculty members due to which the quality of medical education is continuously going down in the country. However, Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) President ...

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Gujarati language facing an uncertain future in Pakistan

The Gujarati language is facing an uncertain future in this country, to put it mildly. At least its written form is in danger of a slow death. Although a living and vibrant language in India, Gujarati is suffering from an apparent indifference from the very people who speak it as ...

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Pakistan wasn’t aware of Osama’s presence, says ex-US envoy

KARACHI: Former US ambassador to Pakistan Cameron Munter on Wednesday revealed that Pakistan did not know about the presence of Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad and the detection of the Al Qaeda leader’s location there created mistrust between Islamabad and Washington. He was speaking at a dinner hosted by the ...

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Pakistan not to accept external pressure on Indus Waters Treaty: Asif

Minister for Defence, Water and Power Khawaja Asif on Tuesday said Pakistan would not accept any external pressure on the Indus Waters Treaty (IWT) reached with India in 1960 for distribution of water between the two countries. “Each and every clause of the IWT should be followed by both the ...

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