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6 times Pakistani politicians insulted the women they work with

PML-N lawmaker Javed Latif’s lewd comments are just the latest instance of sexism in Pakistani politics Name-calling and fist fights are not uncommon when opposing politicians get together. But yesterday’s brawl between PTI lawmaker Murad Saeed and PML-N lawmaker Javed Latif underscored a disturbing trend. During a a press conference …

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Pakistani university among world’s top 300 business schools

The Suleman Dawood School of Business (SDSB) at Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) has been ranked among the top 300 business schools of the world, by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), a British ranking agency. While Harvard University in the United States topped the ranking, followed by London Business School in …

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Discussion of the Syrian Constitution: Preliminary Results

The political settlement of the Syrian crisis continues with the end of the 4th round of the talks in Geneva and in the anticipation of the upcoming meeting in Astana planned for mid-February. The agenda includes such issues as counter-terrorism, the transitional period, the preparation to the general election and …

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‘84pc of population lacks access to safe drinking water’

ISLAMABAD: (Web Desk) Eighty-four per cent of the population does not have access to safe drinking water in a country where commercial banks posted windfall profits exceeding Rs475 billion in three years, the Senate was told on Tuesday. Quoting a study, Provision of Safe Drinking Water, conducted by the Pakistan …

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Passion for cricket conquers fear

LAHORE: Extraordinary security measures because of a surge in militant violence last month did not stop thousands of cricket-starved fans from flocking to the 25,000-capcity Gaddafi Stadium to watch the Pakistan Super League (PSL) final between Peshawar Zalmi and Quetta Gladiators on Sunday. “Even if we have to pass through …

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The Quaid and Ruttie Jinnah were two lonely people who never become one

They remain the subcontinent’s most mysterious couple despite being one of the most prominent. The marriage of Pakistan’s founder Mohammad Ali Jinnah with Rattan bai (Ruttie) Petit shocked India as it shattered all of society’s unwritten rules and norms — he being Muslim and she being Parsi. But very little …

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Animal hunting in Pakistan deserves no applause

An Italian national flew 5,157 kilometers to Pakistan, travelled 234 miles north to Gilgit-Baltistan, trekked through the mountainous terrain to a secluded wildlife conservatory near the Pak-China border, and paid $8000 to fatally shoot a sheep. Verily, man’s place at the top of the food chain is finally secure. Making …

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ECO Islamabad Summit, Boosting Regional Ties

The 13th summit of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) ended in Islamabad on Wednesday with members vowing to double intra-regional trade. ECO a Eurasian political and economic intergovernmental organization which was founded in 1985 in Tehran by the leaders of Iran, Pakistan and Turkey. It succeeded the Regional Cooperation for …

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Why more single Pakistani women are moving to the West

A pursuit for happiness For Asnia Asim, who grew up on army bases across Pakistan, moving to Washington was a no-brainer. It wasn’t the first time she would be away from home in Islamabad. Asim had lived in a girls’ hostel for four years while pursuing business school in Karachi. …

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