IHC denies bail to Nawaz

–Jail admin cancels political schedules of Nawaz amid ‘security threats’, only family allowed to meet ISLAMABAD/LAHORE: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday dismissed a plea by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif seeking

ECP completes arrangements for 2018 by-elections

ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has completed all necessary arrangements for holding of bye-elections in 36 constituencies on October 14. According to an ECP official, the elections will be held for


Commission should have a wider scope

Tracing funny money is not easy Our prime minister intends to constitute an enquiry commission to look into ballooning of debt burden over the past 10 years. Let it cover related benami,


A positive development

But how long will it last? After keeping the National Assembly dysfunctional for several days of the budget session, an exercise in course correction seems to have been conducted. A directive from


SECP registered 1,323 companies in May

SECP registered 1,323 companies in May

ISLAMABAD: In May, the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) registered 1,323 new companies, according to a statement issued on Thursday. As compared to the corresponding month of the last financial year, it represents a 21 per cent growth, raising...




South Africa lick wounds after more World Cup agony

LONDON: Captain Faf du Plessis was left contemplating the ruins of another World Cup campaign on the ground where South Africa experienced their greatest heartache in the competition 20 years ago. The


PML-N supporter injured after being hit by Shehbaz’s vehicle

A Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supporter was injured on Thursday after being hit by National Assembly Opposition Leader Shehbaz Sharif’s car outside Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat jail. The supporter, identified as Rashid Babar,


Corruption has plagued ‘entire Sindh’, says SC judge

KARACHI: Supreme Court (SC) Justice Gulzar Ahmed on Thursday said every department in Sindh was suffering from corruption, affecting the public adversely. While hearing a case pertaining to Sukkur Press Club land case, the


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The Alchemist

The Alchemist

Paul Coehlo needs no introduction, the author has made a name for himself by writing novels that possess and deliver a profound sense of deeper meaning which exists within this world. His books contain layers upon layers, and can be...