A time to pick and choose

Shah Nawaz Mohal

And why not stay calm and carry on during elections Elections are upon us and being a fun loving lot we are really, really, really excited. Since elections provide an opportunity to


Imran Khan and the institutions

Looking for fall guys in case of bad performance There seems to be no institution in the country, with the exception of the army and judiciary, that the PTI is not dissatisfied with. Party  spokesman


Court appoints PwC, Deloitte as joint liquidators for Abraaj

Court appoints PwC, Deloitte as joint liquidators for Abraaj

DUBAI/LAHORE: Dubai-based Abraaj Holdings said on Tuesday a court in the Cayman Islands has ordered to appoint PwC as provisional liquidators of Abraaj Holdings and Deloitte as provisional liquidators of Abraaj Investment Management Ltd. Abraaj, the Middle East’s biggest private...


US quits ‘biased’ UN human rights body

WASHINGTON/UNITED NATIONS: The United States withdrew from a “hypocritical and self-serving” United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday over what it called chronic bias against Israel and a lack of reform, a


Ode to the Amaltas

It’s six in the afternoon and the hot, dry, summer breeze whistles dolefully through the trees and the shrubbery at Bagh-i-Jinnah (Lawrence Gardens), keeping the stagnant air at bay. The tennis and


Japan dreams of jackpot with legal casinos

TOKYO: At a casino school in Tokyo, croupier-in-training Takuto Saito settles behind a green table and reaches for the roulette wheel, addressing a group of imaginary punters: “Spin up. Place your bets.”



Fierce competition expected among political bigwigs in NA-243

With elections just around the corner, it seems Karachi will become the biggest battleground for all major political parties. With Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman


450 bikers treated in PIMS during Eid holidays

ISLAMABAD: At least 450 bikers were given emergency treatment by the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (Pims) during Eid holidays. 4,500 patients visited the institute’s emergency department during Eid holidays, according to PIMS Media

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Marriage is (literally) good for heart, says study

PARIS: Even if marriage is sometimes more a bed of nails than roses, living into old age with a partner may help ward off heart disease and stroke, researchers said Tuesday. A sweeping