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Ayesha Shahid

‘Pakistan’s population may touch 300m mark in 2050’

ISLAMABAD, June 29: Family planning is back in fashion in the development world. But Pakistan’s unchanging fertility rates are a serious cause of concern for its future and a major hurdle to it progress, Published Jun 30, 2012 02:32am

‘Pakistan’s population may touch 300m mark in 2050’

ISLAMABAD, June 29: Family planning is back in fashion in the development world. But Pakistan’s unchanging fertility rates are a serious cause of concern for its future and a major hurdle to it progress, established panelists at a seminar organised by the Published Jun 29, 2012 11:11pm

Capacity building steals the limelight in education sector

ISLAMABAD, June 22: Inclinations in the developmental world change and education is no exception. The trends in the field have also been changing regularly and today the focus is on capacity building. Published Jun 23, 2012 02:49am

Speedy justice still a dream

For litigants, justice remains a distant dream. Property disputes and corruption cases get delayed again and again or are simply not taken up for years and the ordinary man is deprived of access to precious Published Jun 10, 2012 02:52am

Kohistan girls alive, SC told

ISLAMABAD, June 7: A team sent to a village in Kohistan to determine the truth about five women who were reported to have been killed after being sentenced to death by a jirga for clapping at a wedding when two young men were dancing told the Supreme Cour Published Jun 07, 2012 09:01pm

Kohistan girls case remains a mystery

ISLAMABAD, June 6: Despite clear instructions by the Supreme Court to produce the five women reportedly killed on the orders of a tribal jirga in Kohistan for dancing with boys at a wedding ceremony, Published Jun 07, 2012 02:48am

The need for early childhood education centres

ISLAMABAD, June 5: How can a state put a whole population segment at a disadvantage? We can look to the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) for an answer Published Jun 06, 2012 01:17am

The need for early childhood education centres

ISLAMABAD, June 5: How can a state put a whole population segment at a disadvantage? We can look to the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) for an answer Published Jun 05, 2012 08:11pm

Apex court takes up Kohistan ‘killing’ case

ISLAMABAD, June 4: With sensational media reports making the rounds about four women having been killed in Kohistan after videos were leaked of them dancing with two men during wedding festivities, the Published Jun 04, 2012 09:30pm

Manto’s fight against hypocrisy rekindled

ISLAMABAD, May 31: The second day of celebrating Manto’s centenary took the standard up a notch as the likes of Qavi Khan and Tahira Imam put up a profile of Manto touching both the personal and professional Published May 31, 2012 09:08pm

Manto’s Ten rupees redone retains old appeal

ISLAMABAD, May 30: These days, Manto is in the air. And in a quest to celebrate Manto’s centenary, Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) put up a rendition of his short story Ten rupees on Wednesday in a simple but effective production. Published May 30, 2012 10:05pm

Manto’s Ten rupees redone retains old appeal

ISLAMABAD, May 30: These days, Manto is in the air. And in a quest to celebrate Manto’s centenary, Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) put up a rendition of his short story Ten rupees on Published May 30, 2012 09:11pm

Exhibition for a cause brings forth talent

ISLAMABAD, May 28: ‘Women empowerment’ is a goal that shows up a lot in the world of development but is hard to trace or quantify and its results do not often become visible. Published May 29, 2012 03:52am

Cabinet sets up committees on Balochistan, Sindh violence

ISLAMABAD, May 23: The federal cabinet formed two ministerial committees on Wednesday to investigate incidents of violence in Karachi over the controversial issue of the demand for a new Muhajir Published May 23, 2012 10:09pm

Mad Family — just another play

ISLAMABAD, May 22: As plays come and go, some leave a lasting impression. Mad Family, the ongoing play at the PNCA is not one of them. Published May 23, 2012 03:37am