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PPP denies agreeing to two-year extension in military courts’ tenure

PPP denies agreeing to two-year extension in military courts’ tenure

  PPP denies agreeing to two-year extension in military courts’ tenure By News Desk The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) rubbished on Thursday reports that it had agreed to a federal government proposal to reestablish military courts for two years. “PPP has not agreed to the draft legislative proposals prepared by the government for the revival of military […]

Farcical and embarrassing — the Javed Afridi-Shah Rukh Khan saga

Farcical and embarrassing — the Javed Afridi-Shah Rukh Khan saga

Farcical and embarrassing — the Javed Afridi-Shah Rukh Khan saga By NEWS DESK Published: March 9, 2017 PHOTO COURTESY: PESHAWAR ZALMI KARACHI: When Peshawar Zalmi owner Javed Afridi announced that all of the foreign players in his side will be featuring in the final in Lahore, Zalmi immediately won the hearts of many a cricket-starved fan in […]

Decision for reinstatement of military courts lies with govt: ISPR

Decision for reinstatement of military courts lies with govt: ISPR

Decision for reinstatement of military courts lies with govt: ISPR By News Desk Published: March 9, 2017 Pakistan Army expressed on Thursday satisfaction on the performance of military courts but said the decision for their reinstatement was to be taken by the government. “Forum expressed its confidence on performance of Military Courts. However, decision for […]

Indian media fails to discredit Kashmiri struggle with fake news

Indian media fails to discredit Kashmiri struggle with fake news

Indian media fails to discredit Kashmiri struggle with fake news  NEWS March 08, 2017 PAKISTAN  KARACHI: Indian media outlets invited humiliation with a ‘breaking story’ from last week asserting the son of Jamaat ud Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed and Mumbai don Dawood Ibrahim have recently joined hands to stir up chaos in Indian Occupied […]

Woman with Down´s Syndrome to present weather on French TV

Woman with Down´s Syndrome to present weather on French TV

Woman with Down´s Syndrome to present weather on French TV AAFP March 08, 2017 HEALTH Mélanie Ségard. Photo courtesy Unapei PARIS: A Frenchwoman with Down´s Syndrome will realise her “dream” by presenting the prime time weather bulletin on French television next week, an advocacy group for the disabled said on Wednesday. Melanie Segard, 21, will […]

Counting heads in Karachi’s katchi abadis

Counting heads in Karachi’s katchi abadis

Counting heads in Karachi’s katchi abadis Ashraf Khan March 08, 2017 PAKISTAN KARACHI: The population of Pakistan has always been an estimated guess, as for almost 20 years the authorities have not been counting heads. The guesswork regarding population can work in certain cities but not in Karachi for sure. This is because migration from […]

Lifting ‘unofficial’ ban: Mahesh Bhatt signs Shafqat Amanat Ali for his play

Lifting ‘unofficial’ ban: Mahesh Bhatt signs Shafqat Amanat Ali for his play

Lifting ‘unofficial’ ban: Mahesh Bhatt signs Shafqat Amanat Ali for his play WDWeb Desk March 08, 2017 ENTERTAINMENT Bollywood director Mahesh Bhatt has become the first person from the industry to break the unofficial ban on Pakistani artistes. He is reported to have signed Pakistani singer Shafqat Amanat Ali to sing for his play titled […]

3rd Migration Forum stresses EU countries share migrant responsibility

3rd Migration Forum stresses EU countries share migrant responsibility

3rd Migration Forum stresses EU countries share migrant responsibility Khalid Hameed Farooqi A change in the narrative on migrants is the need of the hour, besides disseminating the many good stories as an antidote to the fears and worries spread by right-wing populists. Efforts towards integration need to be accelerated—the city of Mechelen could be […]

Indian court makes rare conviction against Hindu radicals

Indian court makes rare conviction against Hindu radicals

Indian court makes rare conviction against Hindu radicals AAFP JAIPUR: An Indian court Wednesday handed down a rare guilty verdict against three Hindu radicals over a shrine bombing, but cleared the alleged mastermind of the attack initially blamed on militant groups. Devendra Gupta and Bhavesh Patel were convicted in a special court in Rajasthan over […]

What we talk about when we talk about harassment

What we talk about when we talk about harassment

What we talk about when we talk about harassment Sindhu Abassi March 08, 2017 ENTERTAINMENT I remember his face clearly. I was eight years old, or maybe nine. My mother had brought me on a routine trip to the Sunday market for grocery shopping. As she haggled for a better price, I stood in silence […]

Celebrating some of Pakistan’s finest current sportswomen

Celebrating some of Pakistan’s finest current sportswomen

Celebrating some of Pakistan’s finest current sportswomen KARACHI: In a male-dominated society, it is rare for women in Pakistan to emerge through the gender bias. Rarer still when choosing sports as a destination. And yet there are women who defied the odds, women who not just dared to dream but made certain to achieve their goals. […]

Mr Khan and the ‘phateechar’ logic behind his ‘Africa’ comment

Mr Khan and the ‘phateechar’ logic behind his ‘Africa’ comment

Mr Khan and the ‘phateechar’ logic behind his ‘Africa’ comment Imran Khan, Pakistani cricketer turned politician, speaks during an interview at his residence in Islamabad November 16, 2011. PHOTO: REUTERS KARACHI: By now it has become a near-certainty that if a PML-N leader says ‘the sky is up’, PTI chief Imran Khan will say it is […]

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