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December 17, 2018 12:00 AM ISPR releases song to pay tribute to APS martyrs

RAWALPINDI: “Hamey agay hee jana hai (we have to move forward)” is the title of a new song released by the army’s media wing to pay tribute to the martyrs of the Army Public School tragedy. On December 16, 2014, terrorists stormed the army-run school and martyred around 150 people, including more than 130 young students. The incident shook the country 1

December 16, 2018 12:00 AM Handover of Pak-Turk schools to foundation opposed

PESHAWAR: Teachers of the Pak-Turk International Schools and Colleges in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Saturday opposed the handing over of the schools to a foundation, which they said would ruin working of the schools. Speaking at a press conference at the Peshawar Press Club, one of the teachers Shad Muhammad, while representing the administration of the Pak-Turk

December 16, 2018 12:00 AM Colombia fines, bans Odebrecht over graft

BOGOTA: A Colombian court has fined Brazilian multinational Odebrecht more than $250 million and banned it from tendering for state contracts for 10 years after finding it guilty of corruption to secure contracts. The Brazilian firm has acknowledged being at the centre of a massive graft scandal, handing out more than $750 million in bribes across 12 mostly

December 15, 2018 2:52 PM Pakistan is an attractive tourist country: Canadian diplomats

MARDAN: A ten-member delegation of Canadian Embassy Islamabad Saturday visited the archaeological sites in Takhtbhai and evinced keen interest in the historical remains of Gandhara civilization. The delegates were briefed about the historical importance of the archaeological remains by the officials of the KP Archive Department. The members of the delegation 2

December 15, 2018 12:00 AM Germany provides Rs790m for phase two of polio eradication

ISLAMABAD: Secretary Economic Affairs Division, Noor Ahmed and Country Director KfW, Germany, Wolfgang Moeller, here on Friday signed Financing Agreement for Polio Eradication Phase II worth Euro 5 million equivalent to Rs 790 million. The agreement envisages to exclusively financing polio vaccines as well as vaccination campaigns to strengthen measures

December 14, 2018 7:56 AM Climate change affects Pakistan honey production, exports

Besides affecting rain circles and causing heat waves , climate change has started taking its toll on Pakistan's honey production too. The country has seen a record drop in honey production that has resulted in the surge of prices and drop in exports by 50 percent . According to a report, unseasonal rains , hailstorms , deforestation, and pollution are main factors 3

December 14, 2018 7:40 AM Another $1bn bailout package received from Saudi: SBP

A State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) official on Friday confirmed that a second $1 billion bailout package from Saudi Arabia had been received by Pakistan. SBP Spokesman Abid Qamar, confirming the development, said that the latest package had shored up the central bank's foreign reserves, hitting the $9.4bn mark. The SBP spokesman added that another Saudi

December 14, 2018 12:00 AM Sarfraz urges team to play ‘without fear’ in SA

KARACHI: Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed on Thursday urged his fellow teammates to play “without fear” during their tour of South Africa — a country where they have won only two Tests during their past five tours. The Pakistani side is en route to South Africa to play three Tests, five One-day Internationals and three Twenty20 Internationals, with the first

December 13, 2018 10:46 PM Pakistan to host Asia Cup 2020

DHAKA: Pakistan will host the 2020 Asia Cup or the first time in over a decade, the decision was made during the ACC Executive board meeting in Dhaka. As per details, Asian Cricket Council (ACC) has given the hosting right of next Asia Cup to Pakistan , ACC President Nazmul Hassan announced on Thursday. "The next Asia Cup, would be palayed in 2020, will be hosted

December 13, 2018 1:17 PM Pak, Swiss ties ‘strengthened’ as ancient Buddha sculpture is sent from Peshawar to Zurich

Peshawar Museum loaned a nearly 2,000-year-old Buddha sculpture to Switzerland for exhibitory purposes in Zurich on Thursday. The Swiss embassy in Pakistan documented the journey of the ancient and invaluable statue titled ‘Buddha Shakyamuni’ lent from Peshawar museum to Zurich’s Rietberg Museum. Assistant curator and in charge of Peshawar Museum Asif Raza shed light 4