2018 is a comedy wrap for Pakistan

2018 is a comedy wrap for Pakistan

Pakistan’s politics repeats itself first as tragedy, then as farce. So, while you may initially be inclined to shed tears over it, a better reaction, I humbly suggest, might be to enjoy the absurdities for what they are. It is the greatest comic show, better than anything you could find...

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Unfolding another new year; welcoming 2019!

Unfolding another new year; welcoming 2019!

New Year’s Day in Pakistan is celebrated with fervor across a multitude of culturally, ethnically and religiously diverse communities. Many Pakistanis welcome the New Year with celebrations, festivities and prayers. Ringing in the New Year is cause for celebration, for spending time with friends and family, and for looking back. A...

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‘Toxic’ fries in Hyderabad claims life of a 3-year-old kid, leaving the other 2-year-old in a critical condition

‘Toxic’ fries in Hyderabad claims life of a 3-year-old kid, leaving the other 2-year-old in a critical condition

HYDERABAD: A 3-year-old minor boy Humayun died while his 2-year-old minor sister Aliza was rushed to a medical facility in critical condition, as they allegedly consumed sub-standard fries in area of Chandi Market, Hyderabad, authorities said, adding that four such restaurants have consequently been sealed. As per details, Humayun lost...

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Karachi’s Empress Market: Then and now

Karachi’s Empress Market: Then and now

KARACHI: It seems that the hullabaloo created by those who seem to care a lot about Karachi’s historicity — as soon as the anti-encroachment drive at Empress Market began — has now subsided. Empress Market is still there, although these days it cuts a weary, haggard figure. Everybody knows how...

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Angelina Jolie hints a move, pursuing career in ‘politics’

Angelina Jolie hints a move, pursuing career in ‘politics’

Angelina Jolie hinted on Friday she could one day enter politics, as she urged global leaders to do more to help refugees and women in conflict. Asked whether she was moving toward a political career, the Hollywood star, an envoy for the UN refugee agency who has also campaigned on...

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Year in review: Exceptionally odd events from 2018

Year in review: Exceptionally odd events from 2018

Life is full of events. Sometimes you encounter phenomenally odd circumstances which leave you flabbergasted and plunge you into pondering that how this just happened. These jaw-dropping events may leave deep impact on your minds. These could be happy, sad as well as awe-inspiring moments. Year 2018 has also had...

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Countries having the highest return on education

Countries having the highest return on education

In measuring performance in education or healthcare, societies often mistakenly focus on inputs rather than outcomes. That is, it is common to erroneously measure success by counting the resources devoted to it. But expenditures do not equal success. Indeed, societies would like to spend – for an equivalent outcome –...

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Social media platform becomes a war hub

Social media platform becomes a war hub

“Time is running out,” warned a short essay written in Urdu and circulated on WhatsApp in late September this year. The writer, who did not identify himself, alleged how a private education network, Beaconhouse School System, was pursuing an “Indian agenda” and promoting “western” values among its students. He expressed...

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PM imran Khan pays a surprise visit to Islamabad’s Polyclinic, expresses satisfaction over health standard

PM imran Khan pays a surprise visit to Islamabad’s Polyclinic, expresses satisfaction over health standard

ISLAMABAD: As vowed earlier, Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday, paid a surprise visit to Polyclinic in Islamabad to inspect Pakistan’s health sector. During his visit, Mr. Khan was briefed about medical facilities being provided to the patients in polyclinic by the doctors. PM Imran Khan also inquired about health...

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Philippine storm claims life of 68

Philippine storm claims life of 68

MANILA: Initially, at least 22 people died from a storm that swept through the central Philippine islands at the weekend, authorities said yesterday, with rescue operations under way in flood-inundated communities. The death toll rose from four a day after the storm brought heavy rain to the Bicol and Eastern...

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