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Daily Archives: April 10, 2019

ICT needs governance

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A golden goose needs some taking care of. Or it may fall sick. The Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) industry, whose contribution to the exchequer is about Rs150 billion per annum, is apparently running on an auto-pilot mode. That charge is not specific to this government, however. The PPP government (2008-13) to a large extent, […]


Bilawal to inaugurate first coal-based power project in Thar today

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KARACHI: All is set for the inauguration of the country’s first major coal-based power project by Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari today (Wednesday). The power plant has a capacity to generate 660 Megawatts (MW) and consists of two power generation units of 330MWs each. It is part of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor […]


Alia Bhatt says Sanam Saeed’s Zindagi Gulzar Hai character helped her prep for latest film Kalank

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Bollywood actor Alia Bhatt has revealed that she looked to Sanam’s character Kashaf for inspiration when preparing for her latest film, a pre-partition drama called Kalank. In a recent interview, she claimed that her role as a dancer in Kalank has several parallels with Kashaf: Alia told PTI, “Abhishek asked me to watch Zindagi Gulzar Hai. The character of the […]


Outstanding dues: CPNE stages protest outside Sindh Assembly

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KARACHI: The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) on Tuesday organised a peaceful protest outside the Sindh Assembly, asking the provincial government to pay outstanding dues to newspaper organisations and to ensure transparency in the award of government advertisements. The demonstration was attended by a large number of workers and owners of newspapers and the CPNE […]


New UK-funded renewable energy plant starts operation in Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD: The UK-funded Zephyr Power wind-farm became operational Tuesday, and will provide 50MW of power to thousands of people and businesses in Pakistan. Zephyr Power is backed by CDC Group, the UK’s development finance institution wholly owned by the UK government. This landmark was celebrated Tuesday at an inauguration ceremony in Gharo, Sindh, says a […]


Hot, dry weather to continue

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LAHORE: Met officials said a fresh westerly wave was affecting western and upper parts of the country and might persist for the next 24 hours. They predicted that mainly hot and dry weather was expected in most parts of the country, while very hot in South Punjab and Sindh. However, dust-thunderstorm/light rain with gusty winds […]


I Am Karachi’s vertical garden project launched

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KARACHI: In a concrete jungle such as this city where patches of green are becoming scarce, I Am Karachi (IAK) thought of an innovative way of going green by growing the Vertical Gardens of Karachi. One of these vertical gardens, on one of the massive pillars of the KPT Interchange at Qayyumabad, was inaugurated on […]


‘PM keen to establish varsity in Hyderabad as well as other districts of Sindh’

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SUKKUR: The Sindh Governor, Imran Ismail, on Tuesday said the prime minister has keen interest in providing higher education opportunities for the people of the province and pledged to establish new universities in Hyderabad and other districts as well. The Sindh governor said Hyderabad is the second largest city of Sindh, and it is unfortunate […]


UK theatre group performs at British Council

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KARACHI: It was three days of arts, education and entertainment (April 5 to 7) at the British Council Karachi Library when the all-female UK-based theatre group ‘Struts and Frets’ held day-long workshops for theatre enthusiasts as well as produced and performed a bespoke theatrical adaptation of Sherlock Holmes’ A Scandal in Bohemia. “We were absolutely […]


Pinky Memsaab bags the Best Picture trophy at the UKAFF

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Shazia Ali Khan’s debut feature film, Pinky Memsaab, may not have had a fair chance in Pakistan but the film has been consistently doing well across the globe. It was removed from cinemas across Pakistan just after a few shows, but it managed to make a mark on various international platforms. The latest addition to […]