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6 times Pakistani politicians insulted the women they work with

6 times Pakistani politicians insulted the women they work with

  6 times Pakistani politicians insulted the women they work with DESK REPORT PML-N lawmaker Javed Latif’s lewd comments is just the latest instance of sexism in Pakistani politics Name-calling and fist fights are not uncommon when opposing politicians get together. But yesterday’s brawl between PTI lawmaker Murad Saeed and PML-N lawmaker Javed Latif underscored […]

TV drama Sang-e-Marmar is a necessary critique of Pakistan’s obsession with ‘ghairat’

TV drama Sang-e-Marmar is a necessary critique of Pakistan’s obsession with ‘ghairat’

TV drama Sang-e-Marmar is a necessary critique of Pakistan’s obsession with ‘ghairat’ CULTURAL DESK The drama serial is a haunting reminder of the fact that an honour killing doesn’t stop at one Last night, Hum TV’s Sang-e-Marmar ended with a finale as gripping and thought provoking as the entire serial. It gave audiences a fine […]

Freedom of belief

Freedom of belief

Freedom of belief The writer is a freelance contributor. THE Quran, the foundation of Islam, envisions a society in which all people could freely express and practise their respective faiths and where believers in Islam and non-believers live together. The Quran does not preach coercion or eliminating non-believers. The Quran gives the right of choice […]

Pakistan Stock Exchange closes week in the red

Pakistan Stock Exchange closes week in the red

Pakistan Stock Exchange closes week in the red  EMAIL The Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) ended the week on a negative note, with the benchmark KSE-100 index losing 200.69 points, or 0.41 per cent, by close of trading to reach 49,154.57. The index could not sustain gains made in a late rally in the second session […]

Market watch: KSE-100 plunges close to 500 points in intra-day trading

Market watch: KSE-100 plunges close to 500 points in intra-day trading

Market watch: KSE-100 plunges close to 500 points in intra-day trading By NEWS DESK KARACHI: The stock market recouped some of the losses as investors bought shares on dips after offloading in the final hour on rumours of Panama Papers case verdict that caused a decline of almost 500 points. At close, the Pakistan Stock Exchange’s […]

Malaysian police say foiled attack on Arab royalty ahead of Saudi King visit

Malaysian police say foiled attack on Arab royalty ahead of Saudi King visit

Malaysian police say foiled attack on Arab royalty ahead of Saudi King visit Saudi Arabia’s King Salman inspects an honour guard at the Parliament House in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia February 26, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS KUALA LAMPUR: Malaysia on Tuesday said the seven militants arrested late last month were planning an attack on “Arab royalties” visiting its […]

Imran Khan in eye of storm over ‘vile’ comments about foreign PSL players

Imran Khan in eye of storm over ‘vile’ comments about foreign PSL players

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan was at the receiving end on Monday after a video surfaced in which the party leader made derogatory comments about international players who attended the Pakistan Super League (PSL) final in Lahore. Imran Khan in eye of storm over ‘pateechar’ comment about foreign PSL players  In what seems to be an internal party […]

Pak Army kills Lahore attack mastermind in shelling across Afghan border: sources

Pak Army kills Lahore attack mastermind in shelling across Afghan border: sources

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Army on Thursday conducted targeted strikes across the Afghan border killing two high-profile terrorists affiliated with Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, according to security sources. Those killed included Wajihullah alias Ahrar, who was sponsored by a hostile intelligence agency for terrorist activities in Pakistan, security sources said. He was mastermind of recent suicide attack in Lahore and […]

PAKISTAN Imran details Qatari prince’s ‘murky past’

PAKISTAN Imran details Qatari prince’s ‘murky past’

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chief Imran Khan submitted a 24-page affidavit, describing the ‘murky past’ of the Qatari Prince, Sheikh Hamad bin Jasim, who came to the rescue of the Sharif family in establishing the money trail of London flats in the Panamagate case in the Supreme Court. As the case enters its final round next […]

Forget India, Pakistan next big thing: US business journal

Forget India, Pakistan next big thing: US business journal

ISLAMABAD (APP): Investors should forget India and instead profit from the ‘quiet rise’ of Pakistan along with Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, Barron’s Asia said. “Forget India. Investors looking for the next big thing should look to its South Asia neighbors instead Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka,” the America’s financial magazine in an article said.  According […]

Pakistan to surpass Canada’s economy by 2050: PWC report

Pakistan to surpass Canada’s economy by 2050: PWC report

(Web Desk) – A report by management consultancy PricewaterhouseCoopers forecasts that Pakistan could surpass the Canadian economy by 2050. “By 2050, emerging economies such as Mexico and Indonesia are likely to be larger than the UK and France, while Pakistan and Egypt could overtake Italy and Canada,” PWC said in a report published Tuesday. Bloomberg  surprised  […]

Fitch afirms Pakistan at ‘B’; outlook stable

Fitch afirms Pakistan at ‘B’; outlook stable

HONG KONG: Fitch Ratings has affirmed Pakistan’s Long-Term Foreign- and Local-Currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDRs) at ‘B’ with stable outlooks. The issue ratings on Pakistan’s senior unsecured foreign- and local-currency bonds, country ceiling as well as the Short-Term Local- and Foreign-Currency IDRs are also affirmed at ‘B’.  The issue ratings on the third Pakistan International […]