Govt to hold Iqama holders accountable

–PM says commission to probe 10-year corruption to be formed soon –Expresses satisfaction over state of economy, says out of the woods now ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday said the high-level

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


It takes two to tango

Arif Nizami

Islamabad and New Delhi Bishkek the capital of Kirgizstan perhaps was another opportunity lost for initiating a thaw between the two adversarial neighbours of South Asia. Islamabad on more than one occasion


The lawyers sit-in

A straw in the wind The lawyers sit-in outside the Supreme Court on Friday brought together leaders of the legal profession from all the four provinces regardless of their political orientations and


Govt refutes rumours regarding Razzaq Dawood’s resignation

Govt refutes rumours regarding Razzaq Dawood’s resignation

Referring to a news item titled “Rumors regarding Advisor’s resignation”, published in a local daily on Saturday, the Ministry of Commerce has clarified that Prime Minister’s Adviser on Commerce, Textile, Industries & Production and Investment Abdul Razak Dawood has not...


Paris’s Notre-Dame to celebrate first mass after fire

PARIS: The Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris will host its first mass on Saturday, exactly two months after the devastating blaze that shocked France and the world. For safety reasons, the mass led




Govt gives south Punjab a major share in budget

–Southern districts given more share in education, sports, health, infrastructures, agriculture, livestock, resource development -Launch of ‘Agri Smart Card’ to ensure direct benefits to the farmers on the cards LAHORE: Provincial Finance Minister


UBL hosts annual literary awards

KARACHI: United Bank Limited (UBL) organised 8th annual literary awards on Saturday at a local hotel to honour the literary persons for their contributions to society. The event was attended by a host


Bilawal’s spokesman Mustafa Nawaz gets interim bail

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari’s spokesman Senator Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar managed to obtain pre-arrest bail from a local court on Saturday despite the police’s efforts to thwart the move.

Arts / Entertainment

GAME OF LAWNS Summer is Here

GAME OF LAWNS Summer is Here

On a cold February night while mindlessly scrolling through my Instagram feed, I came across a lawn advertisement. The next insta post showed socialites wearing sleeveless lawn suits at a launch event. Now I see these same women smiling into...