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Pakistan’s CAA submits Airblue plane crash inquiry

Internews Report KARACHI: The investigation report into the incident of Airblue flight, which crashed last year in capital Islamabad has been completed and submitted to the Pakistan’s federal government, the ... Read More »

Afghan citizen gets PhD degree at age of 81!

Maverick Report PESHAWAR: A senior Afghan citizen successfully defended his PhD thesis at the age of 81. The public defence of the thesis of Qazi Hafeezullah was held at the ... Read More »

Prices of 25 essential commodities register 13% increase in Pakistan during July

Maverick Report ISLAMABAD: Prices of 25 commodities, including poultry products, meat, vegetables, cooking oil, kitchen fuel and some pulses and fruits registered an average increase of 13 per cent while ... Read More »

UK foreign secretary says Commonwealth at ‘heart of British foreign policy’

Maverick Report ISLAMABAD: Reaffirming that the Commonwealth was “back at the very heart of British foreign policy”, UK Foreign Secretary William Hague has highlighted the active steps the government had ... Read More »

Four more books by former Afghan PM Hekmatyar launched

Nisar Mahmood PESHAWAR: Four more books of former Afghan prime minister and chief of Hezb-e-Islami Afghanistan, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, were launched here on Thursday. The number of books authored by him ... Read More »

Recovering with resilience: Pakistan floods one year on

Maverick Report ISLAMABAD: One year ago, unprecedented monsoon rains and floods hit Pakistan. Across the country the scope and scale of the crisis was exceptional, affecting the lives of over ... Read More »

Official says SRSP responded promptly to 2010 floods

Maverick Report PESHAWAR: Being the largest non-governmental organisation in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the Sarhad Rural Support Programme (SRSP) responded promptly to the devastating floods of July 28, 2010. “With the financial ... Read More »

UNHCR expert satisfied with newly built houses for Pakistani flood victims

Maverick Report RAHIMYAR KHAN: On the eve of first anniversary of 2010 floods, UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) International Shelter Expert Zelalem Mengistu visited the newly constructed houses for ... Read More »

36% Pakistanis travel domestically for recreation at least once a year: poll

Maverick Report ISLAMABAD: Thirty-six per cent of Pakistanis travel domestically for work at least once a year while 24 per cent do the same for work and business purposes, indicate ... Read More »

Thousands still affected one year after catastrophic floods in Pakistan

Maverick Report ISLAMABAD: Twelve months after the devastating floods in Pakistan, thousands continue a daily struggle to support their families and re-establish livelihoods. The first anniversary of the floods is ... Read More »

The superpower under siege

Gen (Retd) Mirza Aslam Beg On October 7, 2001, President Bush launched the ‘Shock and Awe’ crusade against Taliban, hoping to defeat them and consolidate hold over Afghanistan but failed. ... Read More »

Work on Hindko pronunciation dictionary in full swing

Nisar Mahmood PESHAWAR: The work on a Hindko pronunciation dictionary and another publication having common Hindko, Pashto and Urdu words is in progress and the research-based books would be published ... Read More »