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Pakistan: Churches warned to handle security or risk closure

Pakistani churches have been threatened with closures if they fail to make their own security arrangements by the end of March. The Home department of the government of the Punjab province instructed churches in the region via a letter that missing the deadline would result in closures until the gov


ZEE5 to ShareTheLove in Pakistan, Bangladesh

Three months after its soft launch across over 190 countries, India’s ZEE5 digital entertainment platform is now branching out to specific priority markets, and the next two are the key neighbouring markets of Pakistan and Bangladesh.


Valyou introduces blockchain remittance service from Malaysia to Pakistan

Pakistan receives about US$1 billion in home remittances from Malaysia. Will make round-the-clock, real-time money transfers possible. TELENOR Microfinance Bank, in partnership with Valyou of Malaysia, has introduced Pakistan’s first blockchain-based cross-border remittance service, powered by indus


Times of India: Activists, writers protest in Pakistan against 'Manto' ban

January 15 – Times of India states that Mumbai, Writers, activists and journalists in Pakistan on Monday held a nationwide protest against a ban on Indian filmmaker Nandita Das' 'Manto', based on the life of the late Urdu writer Saadat Hasan Manto, in the hope the movie will see the light of the day


Proteas whitewash Pakistan

A collective effort from the Proteas bowlers saw the hosts complete a 3-0 whitewash with a 107-run win in the third Test against Pakistan at Wanderers, writes KHALID MOHIDIN. A whitewash was essential for the Proteas’ hunt for the No 1 spot on the Test rankings and they delivered in style. Their 3-0


Pakistan university rebrands Valentine's Day as 'Sister's Day' with free headscarves for women

A Pakistani university is attempting to rebrand Valentine’s Day as “Sister’s Day” by distributing headscarves and shawls to female students. The University of Agriculture in Faisalabad (UAF), in central Punjab province, said the move was an attempt to encourage “Eastern culture and Islamic tradition


Protest in Pakistan to lift ban on ‘Manto’

Nandita Das’ ‘Manto’ which saw a huge success in India, also got support from Pakistan as many journalists and artists in the neighbouring country demanded to lift ban on the film by the Imran Khan government. On January 14, people from Lahore, Peshawar, Multan and other areas took to streets to opp


How weddings in Pakistan can top 1,500 guests

For a lot of couples, weddings are a big affair. But for some young people in Pakistan, they’re huge. From glitzy gowns that cost thousands of dollars to crowded dance floors with smoke machines and disco balls, these flamboyant gatherings can have a guest list that tops well over a thousand people.


Pakistan charges of sub-national movements support is smear campaign: India

New Delhi: Pakistan, at last week’s meet of Financial Action Task Force (FATF), accused Delhi of supporting sub-national movements which the Modi government described as a smear campaign.


De Sousa hoping Pakistan Star can shine bright and upset Beauty Generation

Silvestre de Sousa has been tasked with the role of spoiler, as he and the talented but enigmatic Pakistan Star will attempt to lower the colours of Beauty Generation in Sunday's Stewards' Cup at Sha Tin.


Video: Akon's 'amazing' message for Pakistan, PM Imran Khan

Grammy award-winning artist Akon is visiting Pakistan to perform in two cities - and recorded a special message for the people of Pakistan and Prime Minister Imran Khan. In a shout out video to Khan ahead of his visit, Akon said:


Snap’s Stock Plummets 14 Percent After CFO Resigns

Snap Inc. shares plummeted nearly 14 percent on Wednesday, one day after the Snapchat parent company’s chief financial officer announced his resignation less than a year after his arrival.


Pakistan's TCS to pioneer Smart Indigo production

Denim manufacturers are being drawn back to using natural dyes such as indigo in a bid to be more sustainable. Textile colour management company Technical Color Solution (TCS) is to produce pre-reduced liquid indigo dyes using an electrochemical process at its Pakistan-based site, following a deal w


Sindhis call for independence from Pak on GM Syed's 115th B'day

Sann [Pakistan], Jan 17 (ANI): A large number of Sindhi activists carried out an anti-Pakistan protest march on the 115th birth anniversary of GM Syed, the founder of Sindhudesh movement, in his hometown, Sann.


Australia Likely To Again Shun Touring Pakistan Who Have Lost Millions Not Playing At Home

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Twitter warns conservative author his book violates Pakistan law

Twitter is warning it may censor content by Western users that the social giant deems a violation of Pakistan law. Russian-born Canadian columnist Jamie Glazov explained the situation on The Glazov Gang, an online talk show.


SAfrica wins last test for 3-0 series sweep over Pakistan

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - South Africa's quick bowlers ripped through Pakistan again before a run out sealed a 3-0 series whitewash with a 107-run victory in the final test on Monday.


Azhar Mahmood points out inexperience in Pakistan's attack

Pakistan bowling coach Azhar Mahmood admitted that his side could have bowled a lot better in the morning, as South Africa set the visitors a colossal 382 to avoid a whitewash in Johannesburg. He also added, however, that the pitch appeared to have flattened out, allowing South Africa a degree of co


30+ Best Places to Visit in Pakistan 2019

Planning to explore Pakistan, here are 30+ best places to visit in Pakistan where you should go and make your visit to Pakistan memorable. Pakistan is a country with great potential of tourism. Tourist attractions range from beautiful natural elements in the Northern areas of Pakistan to hundreds of


Pakistan Court Orders Fresh Report On Mentally Ill Prisoner On Death Row

Pakistan's top court on January 14 ordered a fresh medical report into the condition of a mentally ill prisoner on death row, an NGO representing him said, days after his execution was temporarily suspended.