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3 Pakistani Teacher Aqeela Asifi ranked among Top Ten Teachers of the World

When Aqeela Asifi was nominated for the “Global Teachers Prize” in 2016, she was also nominated alongside ten of the best and most dedicated teachers from around the world – which is an achievement within itself. Aqeela Asifi was trained as a teacher in Afghanistan, but unfortunately, was forced to leave her home country when the Taliban took it over ... Read More »

Govt asked to remove controversial lesson from course book

Political and civil society activists have threatened that if the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Textbook Board doesn’t remove a controversial lesson about Pakhtun hero Malik Kalu Khan from the ninth grade English book, then they would take the case to court. Addressing a convention on ‘Kalu Khan, a hero of Pakhtuns’, at Haqqani Library Hall here on Sunday, they maintained that Yousafzai ... Read More »

With Koreas talking again, should US be worried?

North Korea is starting off the year with a fresh diplomatic initiative aimed at wooing South Korea ahead of its hosting of next month’s Winter Olympics. But it’s sticking to a decidedly harsh and familiar message for President Donald Trump: back off and let Koreans solve their own problems. North Korea’s state-run media have been hitting the “one Korean nation” ... Read More »

Diatribe against judiciary: notices to Nawaz, Maryam

The Lahore High Court on Wednesday issued notices to the federal government and the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) and sought a reply for not stopping anti-judiciary speeches by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter, Maryam. Amna Malik of the Civil Society Network filed the petition through Advocate Azhar Siddique pleading that PML-N President Nawaz Sharif and ... Read More »

Balochistan politics

THE awfulness of the political shenanigans in Balochistan was bloodily underlined by yet another suicide attack in Quetta on Tuesday. The jarring contrast between politicians arguing obscenely among themselves while militants are able to penetrate a so-called high-security zone and kill security personnel ought to give all sensible and right-thinking Pakistanis pause. The newly resigned chief minister of Balochistan, Sanaullah ... Read More »

Everything you need to know about Karachi Eat 2018

We don’t say this a lot so you know it’s a big deal: our favourite time of the year is here, it’s Karachi Eat time! The food fest, which just seems to get bigger and better every year, kicks off on 12 January, ending on 14 January 2018. We get the scoop from Omar Omari of CKO Event Architecture, the ... Read More »

6-year-old Zainab’s autopsy suggests child endured rape, captivity before murder

A postmortem examination conducted on 6-year-old Zainab, whose body was recovered from a trash heap in Kasur days after she went missing, suggests she may have been raped before she was strangled to death. District Headquarters Hospital (DHQ) Medico Legal Officer (MLO) Dr Quratulain Attique told on Thursday that the examination revealed the minor girl had died of strangulation. ... Read More »

Beijing warns it will ‘safeguard’ its interests if US investigates Chinese businesses

China warned Washington on Thursday it will “resolutely safeguard” its interests ahead of a possible decision in an investigation into whether Beijing improperly pressures foreign companies to hand over technology. The United States (US) is disrupting the international trading order by carrying out the “Section 301” investigation under its own laws instead of through the World Trade Organization (WTO), said ... Read More »

CJP warns private medical colleges against turning into ‘business organisations’

Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Thursday offered some words of comfort to private medical colleges fighting for their future, taking a comparatively lenient stance than the one he has taken in previous hearings. Having previously warned the owners and CEOs of private medical colleges of a “complete shutdown,” the chief justice during Thursday’s session said, “We don’t want to ... Read More »

Allahyar’s trailer sets expectations high for Pakistan’s latest animated film

Who isn’t excited about Allahyar and the Legend of the Markhor? No? Well, here’s a trailer to get you started. The trailer for the animated film came out on Wednesday and we have to say, the two-minute video looks good! Allahyar is about a boy who gets kidnapped and uses the help of his animal companions to escape. The film is ... Read More »