Month: May 2018

Cricket Is Slow-Bowling Its Way Into The Future Due to Climate Change

“Cricket is slow-bowling its way into the future. It has plenty to lose in a warming world. It also has a moral responsibility to act.” May 17, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — Rain-stopped play or pollution-stopped match is not what you want to see if you’re a cricket fan. Could it become an increasingly common sight? The […]

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Careem Gets Its First Female Driver in Saudi Arabia

The 43-year-old Careem’s ‘Captainah’ learned how to drive in her native Syria; Uber also has a plan to open “one-stop-shop” facilities dedicated to recruiting future female drivers, or “partners”, as the company calls them. May 17, 2018 (BE2C2) — Dubai-based Careem, the Middle East’s fastest expanding ride-hailing firm has hired Enaam Gazi Al-Aswad as its […]

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Partial Test Run of Lahore’s Elevated Orange Line Metro Train Conducted

The OLMT is Pakistan’s first mass rapid transit train project, costing over Rs6bn per kilometer ((roughly US$60m/km) all inclusive– a whopping figure critics say. May 16, 2018 (BE2C2) — Chief Minister Punjab Mian Shahbaz Sharif on Wednesday witnessed the first test-run of Lahore’s much-awaited Orange Line Metro Train (OLMT), and vowed to introduce such facilities […]

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Mir Zafarullah Jamali Resigns From National Assembly

May 16, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — Former prime minister Mir Zafarullah Jamali on Wednesday announced his resignation from the National Assembly and will send his formal resignation in writing to the Speaker’s Office. Jamali, who hails from Balochistan’s Jaffarabad district told the National Assembly that if the prime minister and the opposition leader are not satisfied […]

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Nepal Army Chief Calls on Gen. Bajwa, Discuss Regional Security Situation

Earlier in March, Prime Minister Khakan Abbasi paid a rare two-day visit to Khatmandu May 16, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — Nepal’s Army Chief, Gen Rajendra Chhetri called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa at GHQ in Rawalpindi on Wednesday. According to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), during the meeting matters of mutual […]

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VIDEO: This Person Says “WE NEED ONE NARRATIVE” on All Major Issues

IRSHAD SALIM (May 16, 2018) — On May 3rd, I attended the World Freedom Day event organized by Karachi Media Club — its president Mubasher Mir and General Secretary Manzar Naqvi says it’s a media think-tank focused on Karachi as its ground zero and the whole country in its outreach program. However, with outer contours […]

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UK ‘Prime Destination’ For Money Laundering From Pakistan: Report

Last year, the then Finance Minister Ishaq Dar had a figure of US$200Bln as a sum that Pakistani citizens have stashed away in the Swiss bank. An estimated 4 to 5 times this figure is speculated to be held as assets by Pakistanis abroad– both lawfully and through inappropriate means including lacuna in laws enacted […]

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2nd Book On Sikh Legacy in Pakistan Launched in Chicago

May 16, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — A book that tracks Sikhism’s cultural footprint in Pakistan was launched in Chicago at a ceremony at which Pakistani Consul General Faisal Niaz Tirmizi was the chief guest. Authored by Amardeep Singh, a Singapore national, the book “The Quest Continues: Lost Heritages The Sikh Legacy in Pakistan” also underlines the […]

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Democracy As A Behavior Rather Than Politics Only

“The one who are more marginalized were presenting themselves more explicitly and the one who were not facing any identity threat were least participating.” MARIAM HASSAN NAQVI — In the midst of woods where two weathers were colliding to conquer the heat of summers, over the coldness of January but at the end winters won […]

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Elections 2018: Imran Khan Forms Committee For South Punjab Province

May 16, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Tuesday formed a committee pertaining to the formation of South Punjab province. The six-member committee headed by former prime minister Balakh Sher Mazari was formed after the approval of Imran Khan. PTI leaders Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Jahangir Tareen, Ishaq Khakwani, Khusro Bakhtiar and […]

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Nawaz Sharif Withdrew Forces From Kargil on US Orders, Says Pervez Musharraf

May 15, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — Former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf on Monday said former PM Nawaz Sharif ordered to withdraw forces from Kargil in 1999 on orders of the United States (US). “Pakistan’s forces had the upper hand on five points in Kargil, but Nawaz opted to withdraw forces after New Delhi asked the […]

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Parliament Committee Summons NAB Chairman Over “$4.9B Remittance to India”

May 15, 2018 — The National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Law and Justice has summoned Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Justice (retired) Javed Iqbal on Wednesday May 16, over media reports that claimed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif remitted $4.9 billion to India. The committee has directed Chairman NAB to appear in person and brief […]

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Handmade Pakistani Traditional Furniture To Showcase At Mexican Furniture Fair

“Only US furniture demand at the manufacturers’ level is forecast to reach $59 billion in 2021″ May 14, 2018 (BE2C2) — Pakistan Furniture Council (PFC) will display Pakistani handmade world-class traditional furniture products at the Mexican International Furniture Fair to be held from May 23. This was decided at a board of directors meeting held […]

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Turkey Expels Israeli Ambassador Over Gaza Deaths

May 15, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — Israel’s ambassador to Turkey was summoned on Tuesday to the Foreign Ministry in Ankara and was asked to leave the country after Israeli gunfire claimed lives of 60 Palestinians protesting along the Gaza border on Monday over US embassy move to Jerusalem. The Gaza Strip, or simply Gaza is a […]

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Ex-President Leaves ILO After Corruption Scandal

MAY 14, 2018 — There is a compact silence surrounding how the corruption scandal affects ILO’s work on developing a plan to change the UN body. In August 2017, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and the then President of Mauritius Ameenah Gurib-Fakim ​​were appointed to lead the ILO Global Commission on the Future of Work. Their […]

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