Trump empowers parents, declares ‘National School Choice Week’

Trump empowers parents, declares ‘National School Choice Week’

President Donald Trump issued a proclamation declaring this week, Jan. 20-26, as National School Choice Week. The proclamation expresses concern about performance of U.S. students in international surveys: 24th in reading; 25th in science; 40th in math. And it ascribes the cause of these disappointing statistics to the “consequences of...

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Fawad Chaudhry extends visa to 175 countries to promote tourism

Fawad Chaudhry extends visa to 175 countries to promote tourism

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhary said on Friday that the government is introducing a new revolutionary visa policy to encourage tourism in the country. Speaking to the media, he said the policy has been framed in consultations with all stakeholders. “Under this major visa initiative, 175 countries...

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Mystery of Mirrors: A bridge to another World

Mystery of Mirrors: A bridge to another World

Mirrors have been, throughout history, a source of fascination for different cultures and peoples. Undoubtedly, there is something quite peculiar in the mirrors. They give us the opportunity to “see ourselves as others see us” , in addition to allowing us to practice our sexiest face and important speeches, or get our...

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People with tattoos tend to have more sexual partners and more increased psychological issues

People with tattoos tend to have more sexual partners and more increased psychological issues

People with tattoos are more likely to have mental health issues, a new survey finds. Results showed that those with body art were also more likely to engage in ‘risky’ behavior including: smoking, having gone to jail, and having more sex partners in the last year. They were also at...

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5 “different” aspects of Japanese labor culture (Thank God we are in Pakistan)

5 “different” aspects of Japanese labor culture (Thank God we are in Pakistan)

There are words in the Japanese language that reflect the peculiarity of certain Japanese labor practices. If there is a place where the differences between Western and Japanese culture are dramatic, that is the office. And it is that in the eyes of a Westerner, Japanese work culture is the...

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Women in power: In 2018 they made history, in 2019 they will write it

Women in power: In 2018 they made history, in 2019 they will write it

“History is written by the victors”, is a well-known phrase that is attributed to the English author George Orwell, famous for his political fiction novel “1984”. The reality is that the official story is written by historians, paid for by a particular interest or by the mere passion of perpetuating the...

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Mufti Abdul Qavi is back in the news again for his latest Tik Tok video

Mufti Abdul Qavi is back in the news again for his latest Tik Tok video

Religious scholar and former member of Ruet-i-Hilal Committee Mufti Abdul Qavi is back in the news again, this time for a controversial video with a transgender on popular app TikTok. The mufti, who last made news after some of the photos of her meeting with model Qandeel Baloch went viral,...

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South Africa forgives Sarfaraz Ahmed for his insensitive comment following his Twitter apology

South Africa forgives Sarfaraz Ahmed for his insensitive comment following his Twitter apology

South African captain Faf du Plessis stated that his team has forgiven his Pakistani counterpart, Sarfaraz Ahmed for his racial remarks during the second ODI of the series. However, the situation has gone out of South Africa team’s control and it is the International Cricket Council who will decide Sarfaraz...

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UAE transfers first tranche of $1bn to boost Pakistan’s liquidity, reserves

UAE transfers first tranche of $1bn to boost Pakistan’s liquidity, reserves

KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has received first installment of $1 billion from United Arab Emirates (UAE) to support the country’s financial and monetary policy, media reported on Thursday. A spokesman of the SBP has said that the bank has received first tranche of one billion US dollars from the package...

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The dream of “peace in our time” in the Middle East died last year

The dream of “peace in our time” in the Middle East died last year

 The triumphal parade of trucks and cars stretched from the Rafah border crossing with Egypt to Gaza City. I had climbed into the back of a truck with the Palestinian security forces, not far from the black Mercedes from which a Yasser Arafat, with a radiant smile, made the sign of...

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