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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 Dawn.com 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 »

Religious schools are actively undermining fundamental British values, slams Ofsted chief

Amanda Spielman, Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills, claimed that in many cases the schools were “deliberately choosing not to meet standards” in a report that detailed the inadequacy of selected faith institutions. She said: “In the overwhelming majority of state-funded schools, whether faith or not, these values are embedded in the school’s ethos and teaching. “However, there ... Read More »

Bank of England in bid to go gender neutral with historic ‘Old Lady’ nickname threatened

The UK’s central bank has pledged to drop all gendered terms from its official documents and to ditch “his” and “her” from policies, under plans from its regulator, Prudential Regulatory Authority (PRA). The changes will “form part of the PRA’s commitment to encouraging equality and diversity at regulated firms.” Technical terms such as “grandfathering” and “chairman” also face to axe ... Read More »

Asaduddin Owaisi’s Pakistan barb at PM Modi

The All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen or AIMIM Chief Asaduddin Owaisi launched yet another scathing attack on Prime Minister and the star campaigner of Gujarat Election, Narendra Modi. Asaduddin Owaisi was addressing a public meeting organized by All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) against US President Donald Trump’s Jerusalem decision. Although the subject of the rally was condemning US and ... Read More »

Saudi Arabia to cut oil exports to Asia in January

Saudi Arabia said on Monday it will trim crude exports to Asian customers in January to help accelerate the re-balancing of the international oil market. An energy ministry spokesman said state-owned Aramco will maintain “steady supplies to the United States and Europe while exports to Asia will be reduced by more than 100,000 barrels per day” from December’s production levels. ... Read More »

It’s confirmed! Kohli and Anushka have finally tied the knot

Fans of both Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli should be ecstatic as news of their wedding has finally been confirmed by none other than the couple themselves! Yes, Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli tweeted pictures of the wedding ceremony. Reportedly, it took place on Monday morning in Tuscany. “Today we have promised each other to be bound in love forever. ... Read More »

EXHIBITION: URBAN DREAMS

‘You Selfish Dreamer’, a phrase borrowed from the play The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams, is the name of the exhibition displayed at Rossi and Rossi, London recently. The show marks the curatorial debut of Zahra Khan of Project Art Divvy in London. The exhibit showcased works of five Pakistani artists, whose approach to art-making is visually distinct but their ... Read More »