Tag Archives: Day

Final day of Islamabad fashion week

Final day of Islamabad fashion week

ISLAMABAD – The first of its kind mega Fashion Week was full of excitement for the entertainment-starved Islooites. The four-day gala attracted large crowds of fashion-mongers – men and women. On the final day, Bina’s clothes were an instant hit with the young and trendy.
An up and coming designer with a successful outlet in the capital, she is going to be one of the next big names in the fashion world of the country. The label is working on several projects including drama

Lackluster day at LSE

LAHORE – The Lahore Stock Exchange (LSE) remained bearish with a low traded volume. The LSE 25-index lost 74.67 points to close at 3,774.83 against its opening at 3,849.50 levels. Out of a total of 113 active scrips, 22 went up, 48 went down and 43 closed without any change in their opening values.
The volume of the market stood at 3.89 million shares, which were 1.31 million shares more than Friday’s turnover of 2.58 million shares. Fauji Fertilisers Bin Qasim was the volume

‘Cougar Town’: Happy Big Present Day

Our favorite cul-de-sac crew returned last night to embrace their inner child (well, Jules’ inner child) with a game of Sardines in a Can. After the gang’s movie night got canceled, Travis told his wine-loving companions that a great way for adults to reduce stress levels is to embrace activities they loved as children. (If this is true, I demand a Lite-Brite be stationed at my desk from here on out.)
And although I’m a little disappointed we didn’t get to see Jules feel smart

Sanaa streets quiet a day after demonstrations

SANAA – Sanaa was quiet on Friday with no sign of the thousands of protesters who had flooded the streets the previous day to demand the ouster of President Ali Abdullah Saleh, in power since 1978. Reports that the protesters would stage another rally after the weekly Muslim prayers proved unfounded and the situation was normal for a Friday, a weekly holiday in Yemen, with no visible extra police deployment, an AFP reporter said.
Saleh, who has been president for decades, was

Thousands protest in Yemen as Egypt unrest enters 3rd day

CAIRO – Thousands of Yemenis took to the streets of Sanaa on Thursday to demand a change of government, inspired by the unrest that has ousted Tunisia’s leader and spread to Egypt this week. Reuters witnesses estimated that around 16,000 Yemenis demonstrated in four parts of Sanaa in the largest rally since a wave of protests rocked Yemen last week, and protesters vowed to escalate the unrest unless their demands were met.
Meanwhile, Egyptian police fought protesters in two

Not a day more to set things right, PML-N tells govt

ISLAMABAD – Dissatisfied with the government’s dilly-dallying, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Thursday decided not to give even one day to it beyond the announced 45-day deadline for the implementation of the reforms agenda.
At a meeting chaired by Nawaz Sahrif, who was also briefed by the PML-N team on the negotiations with the government, the party decided not to panic but agreed to wait for the expiration of the deadline before taking any extreme step.

Egypt opposition calls for second day of protests

CAIRO – Egyptian activists called for a second day of street action on Wednesday as authorities vowed to prevent further protests following huge anti-government rallies in which four people died. The pro-democracy youth group April 6 Movement, the driving force behind Tuesday’s protests – the largest and most significant in Egypt since bread riots in 1977 – urged people to head back to Cairo’s main square Wednesday.
“Everyone needs to head down to Tahrir Square to take over the

IG approves weekly off day for police

FAISALABAD – The newly-appointed Punjab Police IGP, Javed Iqbal, soon after taking the charge, has taken revolutionary decisions regarding the police reforms process that included a weekly off day and a fixed minimum tenure for station house officers (SHOs) at a particular police station.
He, in his letter circulated to regional police officers (RPOs) and district police officers (DPOs), has directed them to draw out a weekly roaster for one day off-duty of each staff member from

Vettori guile a threat on judgement day

The equation is simple for Pakistan on the final day of the second Test against New Zealand.
They need 274 runs to win the Test and the series 2-0 with 10 wickets in hand. Their biggest threat will be Daniel Vettori who can be more than a handful on a fifth day pitch with his crafty left-arm spin. The hosts started the day positively when openers Martin Guptill and Brendon McCullum added 120 runs for the first wicket. Soon after lunch Abdur Rehman removed McCullum for 64. New

Even Sunday is no-fun day, thanks to KESC

KARACHI – Many areas of the city, including Clifton, Keamari and Shirin Jinnah Colony, were without electricity for over nine hours on Sunday.
Sources claimed that faults at a Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC) grid station were the reason for the major power outage.
Power supply was suspended to these areas at around 9:00 am. Residents of the affected areas were upset as Sunday is a weekly holiday.
“KESC should upgrade its transmission and distribution network

Taufeeq and Azhar steady Pakistan on Vettori’s day

WELLINGTON – Taufeeq Umar and Azhar Ali overcame an early misfire to lift Pakistan to 134 for two in reply to New Zealand’s first innings 356 built on a Daniel Vettori century in the second Test here Sunday. At stumps on day two, Pakistan trailed New Zealand by 222 with eight wickets in hand and the placid pitch starting to show signs of turn.
Taufeeq was out on the last ball of the day for 70 and Azhar was undefeated on 62. The pair came together in the second over of the

yet another day without gas – CNG stations sacrificed in vain, outages to continue

LAHORE – Gas load-shedding continued in the city on Saturday despite that Sui Northern Gas Pipeline Limited (SNGPL) has closed down many CNG stations in different parts of Punjab. Moreover, citizens should get ready to face long hours of load shedding today, as Lahore Electric Supply Company (LESCO) will repair grid stations and there will be no electricity from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm in the city suburbs including WAPDA Town, Johar Town, Iqbal Town, Sabzazar, Mughalpura, Tajpura,

City witnesses yet another politico-bloody day

KARACHI – At least nine people including three activists of ANP and two of MQM were killed in separate incidents on Wednesday.Three ANP activists were gunned down after a clash with the Muttahida Organising Committee, a sister wing of the MQM, in Bhittaiabad on Wednesday morning.
Khayal Wazir, son of Muhammad Wazir, was shot dead by unidentified gunmen near the ANP Ward in Bhittaiabad. He was taken to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) for legal formalities.Within 10

TNR to observe black day on Friday

LAHORE – The Tehreek-e-Namoos-e-Risalat (TNR) would observe Friday, January 14, as a black day against Pope Benedict’s statement for repeal of blasphemy laws. Maulana Amjad Khan, Amirul Azeem, Malik Bashir, Ramzan Manzoor and Maulana Azizur Rehman said that by asking the federal government to repeal blasphemy laws, the Pope had actually interfered in our religious and internal affairs.
“It is very much clear now that who is steering the people who are trying to change the

Judgment day looms for Pakistani trio

LAHORE – he fate of the Pakistan cricket’s tainted trio is likely to be decided on Tuesday (today) as the ICC’s hearing into the spot-fixing allegations moves towards conclusion.
Mohammad Aamir was cross-examined by the ICC lawyers on Monday and the tribunal members will give final touches to the verdict which is likely to be announced today.
It has been learnt that the ICC examined the phone record of the players.
Earlier, Salman Butt amd Mohammad Amir were quizzed

Honours even on day one

HAMILTON – Pakistan’s Abdul Rehman produced a sustained, tight spell of left-arm spin bowling to take three wickets for 51 runs as New Zealand scrambled to 260 for seven at the close of play on the first day of the first Test at Seddon Park on Friday.
Kane Williamson was on 44 while pace bowler Tim Southee was on 56, his second Test half century, after the hosts had appeared to be in control on 78-1 at lunch only for Pakistan to seize the advantage in the middle session.

Asia hold Europe at bay on Royal Trophy opening day

HUA HIN – Japanese teen phenomenon Ryo Ishikawa beat Italy’s Matteo Manassero in the battle of the young guns on Friday to help Asia to a 2-2 tie with Europe after the opening day of the Royal Trophy. The 19-year-old Ishikawa, a nine-time winner on the Japan Tour, teamed up with good friend Shunsuke Sonoda to overcome Manassero, 17, and Spain’s Pablo Martin by 3 and 2 in the alternate-shot foursomes at Black Mountain Golf Club.
Europe player/captain Colin Montgomerie partnered