ISLAMABAD-After sitting in several high profile inquiries into corruption scandals pointed out by a judicial commission by successive managements, now the incumbent Chairman CDA has ordered to reinitiate the said inquiries again. A judicial commission was ...

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    ISLAMABAD-Local police, in a crackdown against gangsters have arrested four accused for snatching valuables from the people at gunpoint.Shams Colony police have arrested a gangster involved in snatching bikes at gunpoint. According to the officials, the police arrested Shoaib who used to snatch motorcycles from the city, especially along the IJP Road. They also recovered a snatched motorbike from ...

  • As large pharmacies multiply profits, small retailers fear loss

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    ISLAMABAD-As large pharmacies are multiplying their profits and catching more customers by adding cash and carry sections, small medicine retailers demand steps to save their earnings.Muhammad Faizan was travelling to Murree with family, but had to take a break near Barakahu when his younger son Muhammad Hamid complained of cough. When Faizan went to bring a cough syrup for his son from a ...

  • RDA to conduct third party audit

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    Rawalpindi-The Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA) has decided to conduct third party audit of construction of Walayat Complex on the state land and 48 other private housing societies, informed spokesman on Saturday.He said this decision was made during the 46th governing body meeting.After detailed discussions, governing body also approved establishment of day care centre for children of RDA ...

  • SAPM health inspects vaccination counters at Islamabad airport

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    Rawalpindi-Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Health Dr Zafar Mirza visited the new Islamabad International Airport (IIA) and inspected the vaccination counters established for screening of passengers arriving into Pakistan from China, to stop outbreak of coronavirus here on Saturday.He was accompanied by experts of World Health Organization, officials of Civil Aviation Authority and the ...

  • Special funds to be acquired for Multan uplift: Qureshi

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    MULTAN-Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi Saturday said that special funds would be acquired from the Punjab government for development of Multan.While chairing a meeting to review uplift projects across the district, he said that all local parliamentarians would try their best to get more funds for City of Saints. Sewerage was one of the main issue of the city, he said, adding that the funds ...

  • Youth ends life over domestic issue

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    FAISALABAD-A youth committed suicide in the area of Sitiana police on Saturday.Rescue 1122 spokesman said that a 27-year-old Khushnood Zaman of Ravi Garden Sitiana Road became dejected over domestic disputes and committed suicide and ended his life by shooting himself. The body was handed over to the area police and further investigation was underway.Meanwhile, a motorcyclist was killed in a road ...

  • Quick Read

    FIA arrests accused in judge video scandal MULTAN (APP): The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) arrested an accused in the judge video scandal and got his transit remand, here on Saturday. According to official sources, the accused Nadir Khan, son of Nisar Ahmed, was arrested over his close relationship with the main accused Tariq Mehmood, son of Saifuddin Sadiq. He was also allegedly involved ...

  • First cookies baked in space oven by astronauts

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    WASHINGTON-Chocolate chip cookies have become the first food to be baked in space in a first-of-its-kind experiment.Astronauts baked the cookies in a special zero-gravity oven at the International Space Station (ISS) last month.Sealed in individual baking pouches, three of the cookies returned to Earth on the SpaceXDragon spacecraft on 7 January.The aim of the experiment was to study cooking ...

  • Article 13: UK will not implement EU copyright law

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    LONDON-Universities and Science Minister Chris Skidmore has said that the UK will not implement the EU Copyright Directive after the country leaves the EU.Several companies have criticised the law, which would hold them accountable for not removing copyrighted content uploaded by users, if it is passed. EU member states have until 7 June 2021 to implement the new reforms, but the UK will have ...

  • Obama paintings will go on a five-city tour

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    US - Portrait Gallery will embark on a five-city tour in summer 2021, the museum announced Thursday, giving residents in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Atlanta and Houston a chance to see in person the works that sparked a media frenzy when they were unveiled in 2018.Kehinde Wiley’s official portrait of President Obama and Amy Sherald’s painting of the first lady, like the Obamas ...

  • Taylor drops out of Grammys performance

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    LOS ANGELES-Taylor Swift has dropped out of performing at the Grammy Awards.The ‘Lover’ hitmaker was never officially confirmed as a performer at the annual music awards ceremony this weekend, but she was reportedly being lined up for a surprise performance, which is no longer taking place.Sources have told Variety that the 30-year-old singer - who is nominated for three awards at the ...

  • Eminem scores official UK chart double

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    LONDON-Eminem has scored a UK chart double, topping both the Official Albums and Official Singles Charts. The 47-year-old rapper surprised fans last week when he released his 11th studio album ‘Music To Be Murdered By’, along with new single ‘Godzilla’, which features the late rapper Juice Wrld, who passed away last year at the age of 21.And Eminem’s new releases ...

  • Jessica Simpson set to turn memoir into a movie

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    LOS ANGELES -Jessica Simpson wants to make her new tell-all memoir into a movie.The 39-year-old singer-actress releases her autobiography ‘Open Book’ - which has been guided by the journals she has kept since the age of 15 - in February and she is hoping to turn the tome into a biopic about her career as a pop star then actress and her life away from the spotlight.The book delivers ...

  • The Last Leg

    The government’s hard work in getting Pakistan’s name removed from the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) grey list is paying off; member countries must now recognise that monumental progress has been made in the last ten months. Beijing is already in our corner, but the fact that the US, the UK, Japan, Australia and New Zealand have offered no recommendations or objections means that ...

  • Improper Perceptions

    The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf’s (PTI) austerity measures were much needed by the time of its election. Along with implementing wider policy measures the government has done a commendable job of reducing operational expenses of all arms of the government. From reducing official entourages to axing free service for state officials the government has been quite busy. As the Prime Minister ...

  • Fake Report

    The government of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf (PTI) seems to be on edge after Transparency International (TI) revealed that the corruption in Pakistan had increased a notch in the current political tenure. Corruption is one of the leading factors in the campaign, political ideology, and governance of PTI. While the government has made several attempts to change the basics of the system by shuffling ...

  • Crisis of governance

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    There is a crisis of governance in Pakistan. And PTI should not shy away from accepting their responsibility in creating, and then perpetuating, this crisis. Who is really responsible for the emergence of this crisis? Is it a result of people who occupy positions of power within the government? Or is it more a function of the ‘system’ that that we live in? Has this crisis resulted ...

  • Controversial accountability process

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    In Pakistan, the process of accountability has always been cryptic. Both in political or military governments, the accountability as a weapon has been dexterously used against political opponents. In so doing, parliament in consonance with other state organs works so as to settle scores with the political opponents. Cast your cursory looks into history lanes to ascertain how mainstream political ...

  • Fake News: A conundrum that demands serious discourse in Pakistan

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    Much of the discourse on ‘fake news’ conflates three notions. Mis-information which is unintended, or an accidental mistake in narration. Dis-information is fabricated or intentionally modified content to maliciously harm a person. Mal-information is based on reality but is used to inflict harm on a person or to blackmail. I recently visited two institutions in Karachi that are ...

  • Past in Perspective

    “Painting is easy when you don’t know how, but very difficult when you do.” –Edgar Degas   The creator standing proudly in front of one of his works that took him 22 years to finish.   Edwin Parker Twombly was born in Lexington, Virginia, on April 25, 1928. Commonly known as Cy Twombly, the man was a painter, sculptor and photographer. His paintings are ...

  • Water scarcity

    Pakistan is facing severe water scarcity and is not far away to classify in scare countries. Water is widely wasted by the people of Pakistan without having knowing its importance. Moreover, the crisis is going worse day-by-day. In Pakistan we can observed that water wasted in the houses, offices and factories. Drinking water also wasted by many people. Pakistan having less shortage capacity of ...

  • A voice for hurdle

    Every 15 pc of population of world live disables. Article 10 tells us about the rights of not petable persons. However, 1998 statics only 2.38 percent of population of disable live in our country. Meanwhile, in 2017 census 0.48 percent were recorded while in provice level 207.744520 million out of 132.189531 disable average was recorded. Approximately, 106.449,322 at the 101,314,780 of female ...

  • Justice

    It is really a fact that Iraqies are far from justice and many of them are being killed botheringly that cannot be estimated, since they are being killed by unidentified gunmen in midnights. As the Iraq’s anti-regime protesters gathered in the capital and south on Saturday 17 of them were killed in an attack. According to the newspaper the home of Iraqi cleric Moqtada Sadr was targeted on ...

  • Prophetic profession disgraced

    Teachers play pivotal role in nation building. They are one and only source of aspiration and inspiration for our generations. They are shaping Artists, Doctors, and Engineers since centuries to thrive development in the society. Teaching profession is considered amongst most respectable professions in the world, many philosopher called it prophetic profession (worship) because of their foremost ...

  • Gambia Emerged Taller among the Muslim countries

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    I can hear even now the deeply touched voices of thousands of mothers whose sons have been snatched and taken away from them. The mothers do not even know if they would ever be able to see their beloved sons again or not. Many of them are only crying over the mass graves of their sons as they are aware of the fact that they are not going to see their sons again. These crying mothers can’t ...

  • PIC patients

    Chaos, anarchy and brute abuse of laws and basic human values like protecting hospitals was criminally visible on streets of Lahore. Heart patients in critical condition were subjected to physical torment and agony, with their lifesaving support attachments forcibly removed by protesting lawyers to quench their ego in their quarrel with doctors and para medical staff. Obedience to law is demanded ...

  • Real face of India

    We got freedom from the British Empire after a long struggle. The political movement to gain freedom from the British was started by All India Congress. Later, All India Muslim League joined the movement as a separate entity. The Congress was more organized and well established than the Muslim League. Mr. Jinnah started his political struggle as member of the Congress in 1906 to win freedom for ...

  • l Ways of teachers.

    Nations and civilizations are built by teachers. Nations are nourished by teachers but today’s concept about teacher is very aggravated; teachers are considered as a slave of institutions; especially in private institutes. Teacher is treated like a labor in any cement factory or stone breaker at mountain side. It is seemed in present conditions that schools suck blood of teachers at larger ...

  • A menace

    A journey for a professional who travels daily from one end of Lahore- Wapda town to the opposite corner to UET, faces a major dilemma. A dilemma for the merit of a growing metropolis, a dilemma for the resident commuter and a dilemma for the environment. The new traffic police department was initiated during the government of Pervaiz with a positive and motivational energy only to fall into such ...