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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 […]

PPP rejects bills tabled by federal govt for revival of military courts

PPP rejects bills tabled by federal govt for revival of military courts

PPP rejects bills tabled by federal govt for revival of military courts  TOP SOTRY The PPP on Friday rejected two separate bills pertaining to the reinstatement of military courts presented to parliament by the federal government. The government had tabled the 28th Constitutional Amendment Bill and the Army Act Amendment Bill 2017 for input from […]

Stadium stories: Famous Pakistan cricket grounds

Stadium stories: Famous Pakistan cricket grounds

Stadium stories: Famous Pakistan cricket grounds Gaddafi Stadium City: Lahore (Punjab) Constructed: 1959 First Test Match: 1959 (Pakistan vs. Australia) Original Name: Lahore Stadium. Changed to Gaddafi Stadium in 1974. Seating Capacity: 27,000 Home Ground of Lahore Qalandars; Lahore Eagles; Lahore Lions. Lahore: The cultural centre of the country. (Pic: Dody Baba) • The headquarters […]

Crimes against women on the rise in federal capital

Crimes against women on the rise in federal capital

Crimes against women on the rise in federal capital  CRIME REPORT In a reply submitted to the National Assembly on Friday by Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan, the interior ministry revealed that crimes against women had risen sharply in the federal capital. Last year, Islamabad saw a 160 per cent increase in rape cases, […]

Mother of six allegedly killed for ‘honour’ in Sanghar

Mother of six allegedly killed for ‘honour’ in Sanghar

Mother of six allegedly killed for ‘honour’ in Sanghar  CRIME REPORTER A mother of six was killed alleged by her husband in Peeral Makorani near Tando Adam, Sanghar, on Thursday evening, police said. “The accused, Gul Hussain Malookani, admitted to having killed his wife as he suspected her character and further claimed that he saw […]

Palestinian, Nepalese performers to feature at Napa festival

Palestinian, Nepalese performers to feature at Napa festival

Palestinian, Nepalese performers to feature at Napa festival CULTURAL DESK This is the first time that a Palestinian theatre group, The Freedom Theatre, will perform in the country A scene from a prior production of Palestinian theatre group The Freedom Theatre’s ‘Return to Palestine’. — Photo courtesy The Freedom Theatre This year’s line-up of musical […]

South Korean president sacked by top court

South Korean president sacked by top court

South Korean president sacked by top court AFP South Korean acting Constitutional Court’s Chief Judge Lee Jung-mi, top centre, speaks during the final ruling of South Korean President Park Geun-hye’s impeachment at the Constitutional Court in Seoul, South Korea Friday, March 10. South Korean President Park Geun-Hye was fired by the country’s top court on […]

FIA submits initial PSL spot fixing report to Nisar

FIA submits initial PSL spot fixing report to Nisar

FIA submits initial PSL spot fixing report to Nisar WEB DESK The Federal Investigation Agency on Friday submitted the initial report on Pakistan Super League spot fixing to Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan. The initial report focuses on the measures taken to stop spot fixing during the tournament and important clues pointing to players […]

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 […]

PML-N MNA ‘apologises’ for lewd remarks

PML-N MNA ‘apologises’ for lewd remarks

PML-N MNA ‘apologises’ for lewd remarks PML-N’s Javed Latif, who created a furor in political circles after passing lewd comments about a fellow parliamentarian’s family, admitted on Friday that he had used “a few indecent words” which he does not wish to repeat. Talking to reporters outside the National Assembly, Latif said he would not […]

Tribal leaders challenge govt plan to merge Fata with KP

Tribal leaders challenge govt plan to merge Fata with KP

Tribal leaders challenge govt plan to merge Fata with KP  MONITORING DESK A group of tribal elders have challenged government plans to bring the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) into the mainstream, the primary step of which entails the merger of Fata with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. A petition filed by five tribal elders belonging to various […]

Not enough films on women and Partition: Vidya Balan

Not enough films on women and Partition: Vidya Balan

Not enough films on women and Partition: Vidya Balan IMAGES STAFF DESK REPORT The star of Begum Jaan talks about what makes the upcoming Partition drama different In her next film Begum Jaan, Vidya Balan will be seen as a ‘madam’ who finds her brothel torn apart by the Pak-India Partition. Saying that our knowledge […]

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