The European Union (EU), which has proposed unilateral trade concession to Pakistan after the devastation wreaked by floods last year, is going to make a last-ditch attempt at World Trade Organisation (WTO)…
On April 13, Pakistan Today carried a special section ‘Bhutto trial in retrospect’ in which it quoted the late Premier Bhutto as saying before the Lahore High Court during his trial in…
The Ashes were gloriously retained last winter, for which Hugh Morris, Andy Flower and Andrew Strauss were quite rightly honoured recently with the Leadership in Sport accolade at the Sports Industry Awards,…
To address the increasing cases of disruption of public order by frequent protest rallies blocking the busy roads, the district administration has decided to reintroduce the implementations of Section No 3 of…
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ISLAMABAD – Students from different schools, colleges and universities on Friday conveyed a message of peace and interfaith harmony by staging dramas. They were performing in an art competition organised by Interfaith League against Poverty (I-LAP) here at Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA).
PNCA Director General Tauqeer Nasir was chief guest on the occasion while writers, intellectuals and journalists also attended the drama competition under the theme of “Interfaith
DHAKA – Bangladesh on Tuesday showed the door to coach Jamie Siddons, just days after the national team failed to make it to the quarter-finals of the World Cup. “It has been agreed that head coach Jamie Siddons’ contract, which expires on June 30, will not be extended,” the Bangladesh Cricket Board said in a press statement. “We are really appreciative of Jamie’s contribution over the last four years and the successes he has had with the national team. However, we feel the time is
DAMASCUS – The Syrian parliament is preparing to adopt major reforms in May, including an end to emergency rule, a politician close to the regime said Wednesday. “There will be an extraordinary session from May 2 to 6 in which social and political laws will be adopted in line with the reforms desired by the head of state,” said the politician.
“Among them is new legislation that will replace the current emergency law,” he said, adding that the proposed bill will be presented to
BENGHAZI – Moamer Gaddafi and his sons appeared to be looking for a way out of the conflict in Libya, as hundreds wounded in besieged Misrata were evacuated by ship and Washington agreed to extend airstrikes into Monday. Greece’s foreign minister said after a meeting in Athens between the prime minister and a Libyan envoy that Gaddafi’s regime is “looking for a solution”.
The New York Times meanwhile reported that at least two of Gaddafi’s sons were proposing a transition to a
LAHORE – Cricket or fashion? It’s no contest in Lahore – cricket has bowled all the model-maidens over. The second day of Pakistan Sunsilk Fashion Week was cancelled because of the Cricket World Cup semi-finals match between Pakistan and India.
The crucial game, nicknamed ‘clash of the titans’ struck a body-blow to the city’s premier fashion event. On the same day, six of Pakistan’s leading designers were due to present their luxury ready-to-wear collections on the Lahore
KARACHI – Despite the present government’s claim of providing the law enforcers with modern crime detection equipment, the Sindh police are still without a proper fingerprint identification system, sources informed Pakistan Today.
The Sindh Information Technology Department had launched four major projects in 2008, namely the e-policing system, the Automated Fingerprint Identification System, the Police Record and Office Management Information System, and the Nationwide
JOHANNESBURG – Coach Corrie van Zyl admitted Sunday that South Africa lacked the composure to go all the way after a shock 2011 Cricket World Cup quarter-finals loss to New Zealand.
Set 222 to win in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, the hotly fancied Proteas were bundled out for 172 and ‘Choker’ headlines littered weekend Johannesburg newspapers.
‘Horrible! Super chokers do it again’, ‘What a choke’ and ‘Chokers’ made painful reading for the likes of all-rounder Jacques
ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani said on Wednesday that dialogue was the only way forward for normalisation of relations between Pakistan and India and wars were no solution to their decades-old problems.
“My government would like to continue working with the government of India to resolve all outstanding issues peacefully [and] in a just manner,” Gilani said while talking to an Indian peace delegation led by journalist Kuldip Nayar at PM’s House. The PM appreciated
LAHORE – Sincere efforts are required to promote the ideology of Pakistan in order to solve the problems facing the country today including US subjugation, speakers of a seminar held at the Aiwan-e-Iqbal on occasion of Pakistan Day said on Tuesday.
Pakistan Today Editor and Aiwan-e-Iqbal Chairman Arif Nizami presided over the seminar which was also attended by Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) Information Secretary Kamil Ali Agha, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Zulfiqar
LAHORE – Zahida Kazmi, hailed as Pakistan’s first female taxi driver, has driven from the crowded markets of Islamabad to the remote tribal country in the north, reports the BBC. In 1992 at the age of 33, newly-widowed Zahida decided to take her fate in her own hands and become a taxi driver, although she was born into a conservative and patriarchal family but had six children to support.
She took advantage of a government scheme to buy a yellow cab on easy instalments and drove
KARACHI – Birjees Talat Nizami, wife of Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET) Chancellor ZA Nizami, died in Washington after a protracted illness on Saturday.
She is survived by five sons and two daughters. Mrs Nizami was a famous writer and had published nine books, including ‘Nao Bhanwar Mein’, ‘Kalian’, ‘Phool aur Kantay’, ‘Afkar-e-Birjees’, and ‘Ehsas kay Saaye’. The news of her death came when the SSUET convocation was in progress.
However, the SSUET