Celebrating Christmas in Pakistan

Celebrating Christmas in Pakistan

All year round, different communities in Pakistan indulge in celebrations and rejoice their respective occasions with exuberance and glee. Among all the minorities, Christmas is the most widely celebrated festival in Pakistan. Be it the high end shopping malls and eateries, or the ‘galli -muhallas,’ one cannot miss the flashy décor of...

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10 inspirational sayings of Muhammad Ali Jinnah

10 inspirational sayings of Muhammad Ali Jinnah

The 142nd birth anniversary of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah is being celebrated across the country. Following are the ten inspiring sayings of the supreme Pakistani leader. Here are some of his inspirational sayings that still keep Pakistan motivated as a nation. 1. We are now all Pakistanis–not Balochis, Pathans, Sindhis,...

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25th December – Reclaiming the beacon of hope with Quaid-e-Azam this year on Christmas

25th December – Reclaiming the beacon of hope with Quaid-e-Azam this year on Christmas

25 December has a special significance for Pakistan as well. Being the birthday of the Founding Father (25 December 1876), no citizen of the Islamic Republic can afford to under- estimate its importance not only for us but for the world at large. Moreover, this is arguably my most favorite...

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Nawaz arrested from courtroom, sentenced to 7 years imprisonment

Nawaz arrested from courtroom, sentenced to 7 years imprisonment

ISLAMABAD: An accountability court on Monday sentenced former prime minister Nawaz Sharif to seven years in prison in Al-Azizia Steel Mills corruption reference, while acquitting him in the Flagship Investment reference. In a short verdict announced today, the court said there was concrete evidence against the former premier in the Al-Azizia reference,...

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Edible oil prepared from dead animals being sold in Karachi #TooCoolToEatOut

Edible oil prepared from dead animals being sold in Karachi #TooCoolToEatOut

During moments of reflection it sometimes occurs to me that, as a nation, we have been conditioned to only react to tragedies on a large scale. In the greater scheme of things, this ability to suppress emotional reactions to the trauma that surrounds us serves as a defence mechanism of...

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FBR likely to devise mobile app to increase tax base

FBR likely to devise mobile app to increase tax base

Federal Board of Revenue is pursuing innovative strategy to increase tax base. According to official sources, the Board is considering to develop a mobile app for filing online return with greater convenience. The sources said databases like NADRA, Provincial Revenue Authorities, Excise and Taxation Departments, Utility Companies and Land Registering...

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Indonesia’s Tsunami: Death tolls rises to 280, hunt for survivors continue

Indonesia’s Tsunami: Death tolls rises to 280, hunt for survivors continue

JAKARTA:An unpredictable chain of events and an inadequate early warning system combined to deadly effect with the tsunami that slammed into coastal areas of Indonesia killing nearly 300 people, disaster officials and experts said Monday. The killer wave struck tourist beaches and low-lying settlements on both sides of the Sunda...

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Sneak peek at Karachi’s much-awaited food festival

Sneak peek at Karachi’s much-awaited food festival

KARACHI: A large number of families and food lovers thronged Benazir Bhutto Park on Saturday as the long-awaited food festival “ARY Feast” kicked off in Karachi, media sources reported. The four-day fun filled food festival will see a number of food giants, restaurants and amusement companies setting up their stalls...

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Pakistan to receive $3bn monetary package and oil on credit from UAE in one go

Pakistan to receive $3bn monetary package and oil on credit from UAE in one go

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is expected to receive $3 billion from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in one go, sources said Sunday. The sources further explained that the interest rate on the amount the UAE will deposit in the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) will be at an interest rate of 2.18%. The...

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Celebrities all praise for ‘The Legend of Maula Jatt’ trailer

Celebrities all praise for ‘The Legend of Maula Jatt’ trailer

The recently released trailer of Bilal Lashari’s ‘The Legend of Maula Jatt’ has been widely praised by Indian celebrities, including Fawad Khan’s Bollywood co-stars Alia Bhatt and Sonam Kapoor. The trailer of the film which stars Fawad Khan and Mahira Khan among others was released on Friday and was praised...

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