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Death as a metaphor

Persecution of non-Muslims scarcely registers on our conscience. Updated Oct 25, 2014 11:13am

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Analysis: The past greats also count

Younis Khan is undoubtedly one of the greatest cricketers to have donned the Pakistan Test cap. His tenacity under... Updated Oct 25, 2014 11:11am

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Pakistan to continue trade with India

Khurram Dastagir Khan said Pakistan will continue trade with its neighbours, including India, despite border tensions. Updated Oct 25, 2014 10:55am

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State failure or failed state?

Perish the thought that anybody will ever be held responsible for the disaster that has made the country ungovernable. Updated Oct 25, 2014 09:42am

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Food festival held at Arts Council

The day long event wasn't limited to food but there were also theatre performances and tableaux to entertain visitors Updated Oct 25, 2014 09:00am

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Food insecurity looms

The situation should prompt the state into preparing a plan that can address food security issues during emergencies. Updated Oct 25, 2014 07:28am

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Governance challenge

Serious and meaningful structural reforms are needed to put state and society on a more stable, growth-orientated path. Updated Oct 25, 2014 07:26am

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Accelerated billing

People have reported receiving higher bills the moment the new meters are installed. Updated Oct 25, 2014 07:23am

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Historic facts this week

Pablo Picasso is bornOctober 25, 1881ON this day, Pablo Picasso, one of the greatest and most influential artists of... Published Oct 25, 2014 06:49am

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Story time: Calling the spirits

“I MISS last year’s Halloween party thrown by Alishba,” Seemal said with despair. “It was so much fun. But ... Published Oct 25, 2014 06:49am

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Art corner

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CAT TALES: The green-eyed monster

WHEN your kitty shows signs of jealousy, it needs more affection and reassuranceSitting in the centre of the kitchen... Published Oct 25, 2014 06:49am

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The weekly weird

A tall cow‘Blosom’ the cow is a Guinness World Record breaker as she is too tall and luckily, her height has... Published Oct 25, 2014 06:49am

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Website review: BrainPOP

THERE is just too much — too much to learn, play and watch! See, I told you our cyberspace is full of interesting... Published Oct 25, 2014 06:49am

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Doing things on time

IF you organise your day properly, develop a balance between the time you give to friends, what you spend in... Published Oct 25, 2014 06:49am

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Mailbox

Good deeds are always rewardedTHIS is regarding the story “Good deeds are always rewarded” by Shahzeb Khan (YW,... Published Oct 25, 2014 06:49am

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Poets corner

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Can PPP rise again?

THIS is apropos Zahid Hussain’s article ‘Can the PPP rise again?’ (Oct 15). According to the writer, given the... Published Oct 25, 2014 06:48am

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Schools & chaos

THIS refers to the lack of discipline in most schools. Many schools have opened their campuses in clustered spaces... Published Oct 25, 2014 06:48am

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Eliminating polio

TWO new cases of polio have been reported in Karachi, taking the total number of those affected by the disease to ... Published Oct 25, 2014 06:48am

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Causes of inflation

INFLATION is at its peak all over the world and there are different reasons for it. In the case of Pakistan, an... Published Oct 25, 2014 06:48am

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Violating traffic laws

ADHERENCE to the rule of law has seen a sharp decline in every sphere of life. Few people follow traffic rules and... Published Oct 25, 2014 06:48am

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Cities: blocked arteries

A PROPER and functional mass transit system is needed in every country. Sadly, all cities in Pakistan lack this... Published Oct 25, 2014 06:48am

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PAT sit-in ends

SOME people would say that a 70-day sit-in in Islamabad was a failure as the ‘revolution’ claimed by Dr Tahirul... Published Oct 25, 2014 06:48am

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Sleep deprivation

THERE are no two opinions about the health benefits of rising early. But Ms Shaista’s mention of the West as the... Published Oct 25, 2014 06:48am

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Shaan, heal thyself

SHAAN Shahid is a pride of our film industry. His undiminishing respect and exemplary contributions to Lollywood ... Published Oct 25, 2014 06:48am

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A dangerous credo

Hindutva is altogether different from Hinduism. Published Oct 25, 2014 06:47am

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Lawfare versus warfare

The global norm is to avoid using force against another state and to move away from a ‘warfare’ approach. Published Oct 25, 2014 06:47am

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Senior teacher kidnapped in Swabi

SWABI: Unidentified gunmen on Thursday kidnapped Professor Qaim Ahmad of the Government Degree College, Shewa in... Published Oct 25, 2014 06:47am

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CS appeals for unity during Muharram

KOHAT: Chief secretary, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Amjid Ali Khan has called for restraint and display of unity during... Published Oct 25, 2014 06:47am

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Sports complex in Fata still a far cry

PESHAWAR: Lack of attention to promote sports has been giving rise to violence in Fata as despite its approval two... Published Oct 25, 2014 06:47am

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Khyber IDPs threaten protest

PESHAWAR: The displaced families of Khyber Agency have warned to observe a sit-in outside the Governor House here on... Published Oct 25, 2014 06:47am

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KP Assembly condemns Quetta bombing

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly on Friday unanimously adopted a resolution condemning the suicide attack ... Published Oct 25, 2014 06:47am

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Sports Stadium being refused to PAT

SARGODHA: The district administration is not inclined to allow the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) to hold its rally in... Published Oct 25, 2014 06:47am

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Exporters asked to benefit from GSP Plus

RAWALPINDI: Speakers at a seminar on Friday said Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) Plus’ status for Pakistan... Published Oct 25, 2014 06:47am

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AJK govt foundation day celebrated

MUZAFFARABAD: The 67th anniversary of the foundation of the Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) government was celebrated ... Published Oct 25, 2014 06:47am

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Rahi inspires a generation of artists

ISLAMABAD: As many as 35 artists, all former students of the renowned cubist Mansoor Rahi, came together for... Published Oct 25, 2014 06:47am

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Car thieves caught on IJP Road

ISLAMABAD: The Anti-car Lifting Cell (ACLC) on Friday arrested a car thief and a ‘receiver’ (in charge of taking... Published Oct 25, 2014 06:47am

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METRO EVENTS

ConsultationHuman Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) is organising a consultation to discuss recommendations made... Published Oct 25, 2014 06:47am

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Body of kidnapped trader recovered

RAWALPINDI: The body of a trader kidnapped for a Rs30 million ransom over three weeks ago was recovered from Rawat.... Published Oct 25, 2014 06:47am

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Sports Stadium being denied to PAT

SARGODHA: The district administration is not inclined to allow the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) to hold its rally in... Published Oct 25, 2014 06:47am

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Minor girl raped

SIALKOT: A 13-year-old Christian girl was allegedly raped by a vagabond at a brick kiln in Bheer-Motra village in... Published Oct 25, 2014 06:47am

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Police kill robber with Rs0.5m bounty

KASUR: Two robbers, one of them with a Rs0.5 million bounty on his head, were killed in an encounter with police in... Published Oct 25, 2014 06:47am

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Religious leaders support polio fight

LAHORE: However, religious scholars from various schools of thought attended a walk outside the press club here on... Published Oct 25, 2014 06:47am

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Zoo ticket prices may increase soon

LAHORE: Ticket price for entry into the Lahore Zoo for both adults and children may be increased in the near future,... Published Oct 25, 2014 06:47am

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Science fair

LAHORE: The Punjab Intel Provincial Science Fair in collaboration with Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and... Published Oct 25, 2014 06:47am

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Polio – a day without deed

LAHORE: The World Polio Day went largely ‘unnoticed’ in the country as no major ceremony was organised at the... Published Oct 25, 2014 06:47am

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Accused dies in police custody

LAHORE: A man arrested by Muslim Town police in connection with a cheque dishonouring case died mysteriously at the... Published Oct 25, 2014 06:47am

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Trader kills robber, foils robbery bid

LAHORE: A brick kiln owner ‘killed’ an alleged robber in, what police claimed, a robbery bid on a road in the... Published Oct 25, 2014 06:47am

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Changes to two bills get PA nod

LAHORE: The Punjab Assembly on Friday passed two amendments to the Local Government Ordinance 2001 and Local... Published Oct 25, 2014 06:47am

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Qureshi misses Gujrat for Larkana show

LAHORE: Pakistan Tahreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Vice-Chairman Shah Mahmood Qureshi missed his party’s rally in Gujrat on... Published Oct 25, 2014 06:47am

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Half a kilo of heroin seized at airport

KARACHI: Officials of the Pakistan Customs arrested a man at Karachi airport on Friday and seized 500 grams of ... Published Oct 25, 2014 06:47am

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Ex-PPP councillor shot dead

KARACHI: A former Pakistan Peoples Party councillor was shot dead in Kalakot on Friday, the police said. They added... Published Oct 25, 2014 06:47am

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METRO EVENT

SEMINARA seminar on osteoporosis awareness under the auspices of the Pakistan Orthopaedic Surgeons Association and... Published Oct 25, 2014 06:47am

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New corps commander takes charge

KARACHI: Lieutenant General Naveed Mukhtar on Friday assumed the charge of Karachi corps, sources said.They added... Published Oct 25, 2014 06:47am

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Muttahida MPA demands separate province

KARACHI: A Muttahida Qaumi Movement lawmaker in the Friday session of the assembly called for carving out a separate... Published Oct 25, 2014 06:47am

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Queen sends first tweet

LONDON: Queen Elizabeth II has sent her first tweet — though she kept things traditional, signing off with... Published Oct 25, 2014 06:47am

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Snub for Israeli minister in US

WASHINGTON: The Obama administration this week refused requests from Israel’s defence minister to meet top ... Published Oct 25, 2014 06:47am

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Masked men burn Saudi consulate cars

CAIRO: Masked men set fire to two cars belonging to the consulate of Saudi Arabia in the Egyptian city of Suez on on... Published Oct 25, 2014 06:47am

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Myanmar army shoots journalist to death

YANGON: Myanmar’s army shot dead a journalist who was detained while covering clashes between the army and ethnic... Published Oct 25, 2014 06:47am

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China launches experimental moon orbiter

BEIJING: China launched an experimental spacecraft on Friday to fly around the moon and back to Earth in preparation... Published Oct 25, 2014 06:47am

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WHO ready to try new Ebola vaccine

WASHINGTON: The World Health Organisation said on Friday it’s ready to use a new vaccine to combat Ebola while in... Published Oct 25, 2014 06:47am

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Nadal withdraws from Paris Masters

LONDON: Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the Paris Masters ahead of the tournament’s start on Monday for... Published Oct 25, 2014 06:46am

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KRL take charge against Zebras

KARACHI: Gangly Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Irfan grabbed a convoluted hat-trick as Khan Research Laboratories... Published Oct 25, 2014 06:46am

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Tariq leads at KP Golf Championship

PESHAWAR: International golfer and former Pakistan team skipper Tariq Mehmood of Navy with his gross score of two... Published Oct 25, 2014 06:46am

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Rams, Wolves off to impressive start

KARACHI: Rawalpindi Rams and Faisalabad Wolves had the better of the opening day’s action in the PCB U-19... Published Oct 25, 2014 06:46am

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Kane’s hat-trick gives Spurs big win

PARIS: Argentina star Erik Lamela scored a memorable wonder goal while Harry Kane grabbed a hat-trick before taking... Published Oct 25, 2014 06:46am

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Girls throwball in semi-final stage

KARACHI: The 5th Culligan Girls (senior and junior) throwball tournament entered the semi-final stage in both junior... Published Oct 25, 2014 06:46am

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Serena makes semis, year-end top ranking

SINGAPORE: Serena Williams reached the WTA Finals semis and was crowned year-end world number one without picking up... Published Oct 25, 2014 06:46am

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Federer reaches last eight at Basel

BASEL: Roger Federer shrugged off dropping the first set against journeyman Denis Istomin before hitting back to win... Published Oct 25, 2014 06:46am

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Peterson replaces injured Phangiso

CAPE TOWN: South Africa have called up all-rounder Robin Peterson to replace injured left-arm spinner Aaron Phangiso... Published Oct 25, 2014 06:46am

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Proteas rout NZ to win series

MOUNT MAUNGANUI: South Africa crushed New Zealand to claim a 72-run victory in the second One-day International on... Published Oct 25, 2014 06:46am

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Cotton market steady

KARACHI: The cotton market on Friday remained steady where spinners and exporters indulged in active buying to meet... Published Oct 25, 2014 06:46am

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Palm oil hits two-week high

JAKARTA: Malaysian palm oil futures hit a two-week high on Friday, aided by firmer soy oil prices and with traders... Published Oct 25, 2014 06:46am

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CORPORATE WATCH

Sindh Bank posts Rs1.08bn profitKARACHI: The Sindh Bank posted pre-tax-profit of Rs1.08 billion for the (nine ... Published Oct 25, 2014 06:46am

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Sri Lanka raises pay, lowers tariffs

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s government introduced a proposed national budget on Friday that would increase salaries and... Published Oct 25, 2014 06:46am

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Stagnating eurozone seeks German shift

BRUSSELS: France and Italy sought on Friday to bridge stark differences with Germany over how to avert economic... Published Oct 25, 2014 06:46am

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Weekly inflation eases 0.33pc

ISLAMABAD: Weekly inflation for combined income group witnessed a slight decline of 0.33 per cent for the week ... Published Oct 25, 2014 06:46am

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Pakistani beheaded

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia beheaded on Friday a Pakistani man convicted of smuggling heroin into the kingdom, the interior... Published Oct 25, 2014 06:46am

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Man freed after shootout

DERA MURAD JAMALI: Police got a kidnapped man freed after heavy exchange of fire with kidnappers in Pat Feeder area... Published Oct 25, 2014 06:46am

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Schoolboy among three kidnapped

GWADAR: Three people, among them an 11-year-old schoolboy, were kidnapped from Gwadar city and Kech district on... Published Oct 25, 2014 06:46am

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BISP to update list of beneficiaries

ISLAMABAD: The Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) will recertify its beneficiaries to remove flaws in the... Published Oct 25, 2014 06:46am

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UN observers’ course begins

RAWALPINDI: A ceremony to mark the beginning of the first international UN Peacekeeping Military Observers Course ... Published Oct 25, 2014 06:46am

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Rs173m student loans approved

The Rs500m endowment fund was created for the scheme in the fiscal year 2001-02. Published Oct 25, 2014 06:46am

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NY doctor tests positive for Ebola

NEW YORK: A New York City doctor who recently returned from Guinea has tested positive for Ebola, the first case of... Published Oct 25, 2014 06:46am