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Islamabad: It was May 30th of the last year when Islamabad took a historic decision and the federally administered tribal areas – popularly known as badlands of Pakistan along Afghan border – were merged with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Then tall promises were made to rehabilitate and reconstruct the entire 27200 square kilometers regions badly affected by …

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Web Desk: (The news was originally published by The Daily Caller, USA) WASHINGTON: Broadsheet LLC, a firm hired by Pakistan in the past to investigate money laundering and corruption has assessed that the Imran Khan government is striking a deal to release Nawaz Sharif from prison in return for a turn-over of some one billion …

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Lahore: The unseasonable rainfalls and hailstorms in Pakistan from April 15 to 17 devastated the standing crops of the Rabi season, especially in southern and central Punjab. Besides wheat, the primary contributor to the agriculture economy, various other standing crops such as maize, mustard, tomato, cotton, mango and citrus orchards were also affected. Talking to the Truth …

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Pakistan has been facing economic difficulties since 1947 to date. Although there was a good time in the 1960s yet after the East Pakistan crisis, we started lagging behind in the economic domain owing to short term decision making for the betterment of the economy. Today, when the PTI government was thinking to revamp the …

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In a small city in the municipal limits of Ludhiana district in India May 11 was a big occasion. People including intellectuals gathered to remember perhaps the most outstanding son of the soil—Sa’adat Hasan Manto and indeed the greatest Urdu/Hindustani short story writer of all times. The event was organized by Lekhak Manch Samrala which was attended by …

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Just 7,975,6 kilometres from the proposed site of the Mohmand Dam, retired chief justice Saqib Nisar has pitched his tent on the roof of his London apartment as per his never-forgotten pledge that after retirement, he would guard dams by living in a tent by the site. “Dam is my life, and I cannot leave …

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SUKKUR: As soon as they hear the word or see a transgender, a majority of the people readily start laughing and passing indecent remarks on them. They are treated as aliens as if they are from some other planet. They are taken an object to have fun with. Recently, Sindh Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kaleem Imam visited …

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Pakistan’s dusky Dawn newspaper’s most-read writer Cyril Almeida has been named 71st World Press Freedom Hero by the Interna­tional Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists in over 100 countries, after one member of the IPI succeeding in comprehending one of the columns of Mr Almeida. Though claim to fame …

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Perhaps we are the last generation who has seen the riots of folk media unleashing on our neighbourhood streets or in local grounds so often. Millennial sees a few elements of folk culture as luxury, whereas most of the folk media is now in a preservation mode. The impression gets roots when one sees the …

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Pretty much every believer is familiar with the saying of the Holy Prophet Hadith: ‘Paradise lies under the feet of mothers.’ Mother’s Day celebrated around the world is to honor all the mothers, whose role is unique and whose love is unending. Around 1870, Julia Ward Howe initiated the call to celebrate Mothers Day in …

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