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Daily Archives: February 10, 2019

A festival for literature

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The first edition of the much anticipated Adab Festival ended on a high note, proving that a city the size of Karachi can partake of many more such festivals Most cities welcome spring with flowers. Karachi welcomes it with literature festivals. Till now, it was the Karachi Literature Festival (KLF) that heralded spring in the […]

Flashback: Fifty Years Without Madhubala

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February 23 this year will mark the 50th death anniversary of a truly iconic star of the Urdu/Hindi cinema. Venus of the Indian screen, as she was called, Madhubala died merely nine days after her 36th birthday. Her innumerable admirers were spared of watching the ravages of time affect her beauty. In this she was […]

Tree plantation drive launched in Mansehra

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MANSEHRA: A tree plantation drive was launched in the district on Saturday under 10 billion tree tsunami project initiated by the federal government in the country. “The department concerned has started planting over 2.7 million saplings in the district, which not only bring major change in environment but also prevent landslide in the district,” Ziaul […]

Courageous young leaders of Children’s Literature Festival ‘19

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The challenges of learning are immense in Pakistan where about 50% children in grade 5 cannot manage grade 2 level competencies (ASER; LEAPs); this repeated and stuck narrative has to change through open platforms that provide alternative possibilities where children /adolescents are enabled to share creative modes of learning and expression. These do not have […]

Why science and technology is on decline in Muslim world?

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KARACHI: Some 57 Muslim countries in the world are home to more than 25 per cent of the population. Most of these nations are confronted with problems such as poverty, war, unrest and political instability However, the countries in Gulf and United Arab Emirates are rich in resources and are self-sufficient. Despite the varied spectrum, […]

SBP governor stresses harnessing technology to boost agriculture

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KARACHI: State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) Governor Tariq Bajwa has urged all the stakeholders, including banks and federal and provincial governments, to harness technology platforms in a bid enhance agricultural productivity. He said this while presiding over the mid-term review meeting of Agricultural Credit Advisory Committee (ACAC) held in Hyderabad. “Organising regular ACAC meetings at […]

Balochistan CM kicks off tree plantation drive

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QUETTA: Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan has launched the spring tree plantation campaign, vowing to plant 2.5 billion trees and saplings across the province in five years. “In the first phase of the tree plantation drive 80,000 trees and saplings are being planted today across the province and during this spring season 1.2 million trees […]