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Indian slur

I HAVE an old English book titled Idioms and Phrases by Sam Philips. It was published by the Goodwill Publishing...

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Hub’s chaos

TRAFFIC in Balochistan’s industrial city Hub has gone from bad to worse owing to encroachments, the rickshaw mafia...

VVIP convicts

IT has become customary that as soon as a VVIP criminal is convicted, he develops all kinds of ailments and is...

‘Spiritual’ university

APROPOS the editorial ‘Spiritual university’ (May 7). Surely we need to guard against Sufism (metaphysics) ...


Hunting markhor

THE ibex (markhor) is the national animal of Pakistan. It is on the list of endangered animals. As a rule it is...

Banking hours

APROPOS the letter ‘Banking hours’ (15 May). The writer sought an explanation about reduced banking hours during...

Pak Post UMS

I POSTED a letter under Pakistan Post urgent mail service (UMS) bar code ums68781898 to an addressee located in...

Balochistan village

NAZARABAD is a small village located near Tump in Kech district. This hamlet has been badly affected by a...

Abandoned car

FOR the past year I have seen this sorry vehicle being ravaged by the elements of nature with no end in sight. At...

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