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Nation observes Kashmir Solidarity Day

Nation observes Kashmir Solidarity Day

ISLAMABAD/KARACHI/LAHORE/PESHAWAR – People across the country and in Azad Kashmir observed Kashmir Solidarity Day on Saturday, renewing the pledge for continued support to their brethren in Indian-held Kashmir against the atrocities committed by the Indian forces.
Rallies were staged in almost all the cities and towns with a demand for cessation of hostilities and an end to illegal occupation of the valley by India. In Islamabad, National Assembly’s Committee on Kashmir Chairman

‘Pakistanis the highest giving nation in the world’

LAHORE – The Pakistanis are part of the highest giving community in the world when it comes to philanthropy. Chairman of the Board Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy (PCP), Dr Shams Kassim Lakha said this while speaking at the Global Philanthropy for Development Forum at The Frederick S Pardee Centre Boston. He said the developed world, in terms of philanthropy, has now become not only a potent donor, but is driving the development agenda of the underdeveloped world.

‘Ghost Nation’

KARACHI – Murad Khan Mumtaz’s series of paintings and drawings titled ‘Ghost Nation’ are tiny in size, but vast in their depictions of an idealised landscape.
His paintings present the world of the American Indians as a golden age on the verge of annihilation.
A group of stark graphite drawings on handmade khadi paper accompanies the paintings, presenting abstract windows into an elusive language of symbols inspired by American Indian spiritual life and visual culture.

Taseer’s killing aimed at dividing nation on religion: Malik

LAHORE – Federal Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said that the murder of Salmaan Taseer, like terrorism, is a conspiracy to divide the nation on religious basis. He was speaking at the curtain-raiser for “Faseel-e-Jaan Se Aagay,” (Beyond the Life’s Limit” a drama series jointly produced by Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) and Communication Research Strategies Private Limited (CRS) here on Wednesday.
The drama series is reportedly based on the 11 true stories of

A gift for the Nation – Govt drops petrol bomb on New Year

ISLAMABAD – In an ironic gift to the already struggling nation, the government on Friday night jacked up POL prices by up to 9.2 percent. Resultantly, POL prices will shoot up by between Rs 4.04 and Rs 7.69 per litre with effect from today, January 1, 2011.
Addressing a news conference, Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) spokesman Syed Jawad Nasim said OGRA had notified an increase in petrol price for January by Rs 6.71 to Rs 79.67 per litre, HOBC up by Rs 7.69 to Rs 94.36

19th Amend is New Year’s gift for nation: PM

ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani on Thursday called the unanimous passage of the 19th Amendment Bill from the Senate a “New Year’s gift” to the nation.
Speaking in the House on Thursday, Gilani said the passage of the bill reflected maturity of the political leadership of the country. He said it had dispelled the impression that parliament was ineffective.
Gilani also announced the highest civil award, Nishan-e-Pakistan, for members of the Parliamentary

Benazir’s martyrdom was a great loss to the nation: Zaman

LAHORE – Former PM and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) chairperson Benazir Bhutto’s martyrdom was a great loss to the nation whose repercussions could never be overlooked, Pakistan Academy of Letters (PAL) Chairman and PPP leader Fakhar Zaman said on Tuesday.
“Every moment after Benazir’s martyrdom has increased the nation’s agony and present history is being written with her blood,” Zaman said. The PPP leader paid rich tributes to services and sacrifices of the former PM and said

Nation asked to revive Iqbal’s philosophy

LAHORE: he revival of Iqbal’s thought is vital to find a path out of the current crisis opinioned the delegates at a colloquium organized under the aegis of Markaz-e-Majlis-e-Iqbal at the start of the Iqbal Day celebrations on Tuesday.
Participants highlighted the problems being faced by the nation and speculated on how Iqbal’s intellectual force could help tackle the multiple crisis’s. In celebrating Iqbal the delegates celebrated the creation of Pakistan. The function was

Nation united in war against terror: President Zardari

The nation is united in the war against terrorism, President Asif Ali Zardari said on Friday.
Talking to Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah, Provincial Home Minister Dr Zulfiqar Mirza and Interior Minister Rehman Malik at Bilawal House, Zardari said the terrorists had been totally disoriented after losing this war.
He also reviewed the initial report of the recent explosion at the shrine of Abdullah shah Ghazi.
During the presentation of the report, the