KARACHI – The Pakistani media has come a long way and succeeded in its struggle to attain freedom. In the last decade, it has experienced tremendous change and growth, said speakers at a workshop arranged by Individualland-Pakistan (IL-Pakistan) on Friday. The workshop was organised with
LAHORE – Back in the 1970’s and 1980’s when the Benjamin Sisters and Nazia Hasan came to notice with their harmonious tunes, it was seldom that one would hear of women in the music industry. However, now times have changed dramatically and thankfully now female musicians can be heard loud and clear.
Moreover, now spotting a lady playing an instrument on stage is a usual sight whereas earlier it was improbable. Today our mainstream music industry is flourishing with several
NEW DELHI – India will look to wrap up a convincing victory over rock-bottom Netherlands in the World Cup on Wednesday and virtually make sure of their quarter-final berth. India are the only team who have yet to taste defeat in their group and that record is unlikely to be broken against the under-performing Dutch who have still to register a win. The host nation are on top of Group B with five points. England have as many points but have played a game more and have a worse run rate
WASHINGTON – The United States’ on-again, off-again relationship with Pakistan over the past several decades has been to Washington’s detriment, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said in an emphasis on pursuing stable bilateral ties. Clinton believed in an appearance before a key Congressional panel that a combination of civilian and military engagement with Pakistan provides the way forward in the US relations. “I do think it’s fair to say that our on-again, off-again relationship
NEW YORK – Filmmaking siblings Peter and Bob Farrelly are in secret talks to revive the Dumb & Dumber comedy franchise – with Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels returning as dimwitted best pals Harry and Lloyd.
The brothers admit they’re continually approached by fans of the 1994 movie, who quote lines to them, and now they’re seriously considering bringing their madcap creations back for a sequel.
Bob Farrelly tells, “Dumb and Dumber has run a bunch of times on TV in the States,
KARACHI – The PPP hinted on Wednesday that it might accept the MQM’s local government (LG) system formula in Karachi and Hyderabad. “Our allies have interest in two districts – Karachi and Hyderabad – and we cannot afford to lose the remaining 21 districts of Sindh,” said PPP leader and Sindh Local Government Minister Agha Siraj Durrani, while talking to journalists after attending the Sindh Assembly session.
He said that both parties have agreed to resume talks on the
KARACHI – Before sowing any crops or launching water schemes in the flood-hit Dadu district, the government should determine if the soil is fertile enough or not and also create awareness among the flood survivors about using clean potable water for preventing waterborne diseases. This was recommended by civil society and media representatives at a media workshop titled ‘Post Flood Related Issues in Dadu’ jointly organised by Participatory Development Initiatives (PDI) and OXFAM at a
ISLAMABAD – Without saying an outright ‘no’ to the US in view of a strong backlash and taking a middle ground, the government has skillfully conveyed to Washington a covert solution to the issue of Raymond Davis, a killer of two Pakistanis, suggesting that the matter can be settled out of the court as provided under Qisas and Diyat laws, which is part of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC).
Reflecting what appears to be an understanding reached between Islamabad and Washington during
ISLAMABAD – In an apparent softening of stance on the contentious issue of Raymond Davis, the US on Monday resolved to settle the row amicably while speaking highly of its ties with Pakistan, and in a dramatic move, a PPP leader said Islamabad had to abide by international laws as the detained American had an official visa and enjoyed diplomatic immunity.
The surprising statement by PPP Information Secretary Fauzia Wahab was taken as Islamabad’s willingness to grant immunity to
LAHORE – Swine influenza seems on the loose again, as right after detecting a swine flu case in Karachi, 20 patients have appeared to be infected with influenza A in Lahore, Pakistan Today has learnt.
Sources at CMH revealed that the hospital has been sending two to three blood samples of Influenza A patients everyday to Mayo Hospital for a week. CMH doctors have confirmed that most of the patients are retired army personnel, and are said to be residing in Lahore or the city
KARACHI – The Sindh government has refused to issue weapons licences to private schools, reportedly due to the huge number of institutes operating in the metropolis. After the twin blasts at the Islamic University in Islamabad, the Sindh home secretary had agreed with management representatives of private schools that the institutions would be allowed to keep licensed arms for ensuring safety of students and staff and take strict security measures on their own.
However, the plan
LAHORE – Not only did the rare occasion of having a foreign literary figure speak to a local audience in an open discussion, attract people, but the fact that it was Karen Armstrong who was the speaker delivering a speech on her newest book, called ‘Twelve Steps to A Compassionate Life’, was what intrigued the audience the most. Students and professionals, both, along with several others from different walks of life attended this seminar at a local hotel.
Published locally by the
KARACHI – Pervez Ali Shah Jilani, a senior politician of Sindh, formally announced on Wednesday that he is joining the All-Pakistan Muslim League (APML) led by former military ruler Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf.
At a press conference held at the party’s newly-launched office in a plaza on Shahrah-e-Faisal, the central leadership of APML comprising Barrister Mohammad Ali Saif, Maj Gen (retd) Rashid Qureshi and Chaudhry Shahbaz Hussain welcomed Jilani in the party.
KARACHI – The visit of Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani to MQM Headquarters Nine Zero has finally resolved the issue of appointments in various government departments and the Sindh government has decided to make fresh recruitments for 3,800 vacant positions in the Health Department on quota system.
Reliable sources told Pakistan Today that the premier had assured the coalition partner on quotas of job in each government department, while directing the PPP leaders to share the
KARACHI – A Chinese delegation of 100 young members visited the University of Karachi (KU) on Wednesday in connection with a memorandum of understanding signed between Pakistan and China to exchange the youth of both countries for promoting an interactive environment on both sides. The members of the delegation included artists, workers, students etc.
Talking to the delegation, KU Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Pirzada Qasim said that the year 2011 should be regarded as the year of
KARACHI – Bowing to MQM’s demands, the Sindh government has decided to give special powers to Karachi district and town administrators for utilising development funds on their own.
The decision was taken after the coalition partner in the Sindh government demanded Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani to release development funds of the City District Government Karachi (CDGK), which is facing several problems in having them released, reliable sources told Pakistan Today.
LAHORE – Former security manager of Pakistan cricket team Major (retd) Khawaja Javed Najam revealed on Sunday how Salman Butt and Kamran Akmal had violated the regulations to entertain bookmaker Mazhar Majeed in their hotel room during the tour of England last summer.
As the six-day hearing of the ICC’s anti-corruption tribunal entered its fourth day, Najam, in his statement to the tribunal in Doha, said that some players went out of their way to maintain links with the Majeed