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Today’s poets should write about the harsh realities of society: Javed Akhtar

Today’s poets should write about the harsh realities of society: Javed Akhtar

LAHORE:Sunday marked the conclusion of the fourth Faiz International Festival with ace Bollywood lyricist and screenwriter Javed Akhtar holding a special session titled ‘Sunany Walo Ke Naam’.During the session, Akhtar spoke of Faiz Ahmed Faiz’s work and also went on to recite his own poetry. Pakistani poet and playwright Amjad Islam Amjad and writer Yasmeen […]

Punjab Minister stresses to promote cultivation of oil producing crops

Punjab Minister stresses to promote cultivation of oil producing crops

(Web Desk) – Punjab Agriculture Minister, Nauman Ahmad Langrial has stress the need to promote the cultivation of oil producing commodities and oil seed crops.Presiding over a consultative meeting to review the promotion of sunflower cultivation and its sowing target, held at the Agriculture House in Lahore, he said Pakistan imports edible oil worth 3 […]

American woman’s marriage with Sialkoti boy becomes talk of town

American woman’s marriage with Sialkoti boy becomes talk of town

(Web Desk) – Social media has blurred lines between real and virtual world opening more avenues to reach out to people. A prime example of making the most of living in a more connected world was witnessed when a 41-year-old American woman traveled all the way to Pakistan to marry a 21-year-old boy from Sialkot.Since, […]

Six power firms tasked with extra recovery of Rs82b

Six power firms tasked with extra recovery of Rs82b

ISLAMABAD: The Power Division has set 100% recovery target for current electricity bills and has also given the task of recovering old receivables for financial year 2018-19 to six distribution companies.This would bring an extra Rs82.2 billion and improve liquidity of the power sector, the Power Division said in a statement issued on Friday.The decisions were […]

By-polls for two Senate seats of Punjab will be held today

By-polls for two Senate seats of Punjab will be held today

ISLAMABAD  – By-election for two seats of Senate from Punjab, including one general and one reserved seat for women, will be held today (Thursday).The seats had fallen vacant due to de-notification of Haroon Khan and Saadia Abbasi as senators in light of a Supreme Court verdict.According to Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), the polling will […]

ECNEC approves mini-dam as part of Diamer-Bhasha

ECNEC approves mini-dam as part of Diamer-Bhasha

ISLAMABAD: The government on Wednesday changed the scope of Diamer-Bhasha dam project, just six months after its approval by the highest forum, and made a mini-dam part of the scheme, which would push its overall cost to Rs480 billion.The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec), the highest project approving authority, included the Tangir hydropower […]

Recording of statement: IHC dismisses Musharraf’s petition

Recording of statement: IHC dismisses Musharraf’s petition

ISLAMABAD .: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has observed that former military ruler General Pervez Musharraf could not be given any relief until he surrenders to the court of law.An IHC division bench, comprising Justice Aamer Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhter Kiyani, said this on Tuesday while hearing Musharraf’s plea challenging a special court’s order to […]

Rain washes away Pakistan’s chance of series win over New Zealand

Rain washes away Pakistan’s chance of series win over New Zealand

DUBAI (AFP) – Persistent rain forced the third and final one-day international between Pakistan and New Zealand to be abandoned Sunday, extending the Asian side s seven-year wait for a series win over the Black Caps.New Zealand, set a daunting 280-run target against a potent Pakistan bowling attack were 35-1 after 6.5 overs when rain halted […]

PM Khan to lay foundation stone of shelter home in Lahore today

PM Khan to lay foundation stone of shelter home in Lahore today

LAHORE – Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan is all set to lay foundation stone of Shelter Home Project in Lahore today (Saturday). According to details, the premier will visit the provincial capital and also hold meetings with Chief Minister of Punjab (CM) Usman Buzdar and other cabinet members. Imran Khan will also be briefed over […]

Rupee weakens against dollar, just shy of record low

Rupee weakens against dollar, just shy of record low

KARACHI: The Pakistani currency weakened to Rs133.84 to the US dollar, close to the historic low hit in mid-October, in the inter-bank market on Friday after Islamabad started talks with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a bailout package.The rupee lost Rs0.82, or 0.61%, from Thursday’s close of Rs133.02, the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) reported.During […]

Pakistan ‘wants swift completion of CPEC’

Pakistan ‘wants swift completion of CPEC’

ISLAMABAD: Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser has said the friendship between Pakistan and China is based on mutual respect, trust, strong strategic partnership and economic cooperation.The speaker stated this in a meeting with a 15-member delegation of the National People’s Congress of China (NPC) led by Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of NPC Zhang Chunxian.“The everlasting […]