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Apricot: Temperate gold of Pakistan’s Gilgit-Baltistan region


Agha Muhammad Ajmal The Gilgit-Baltistan region (formerly Northern Areas) of Pakistan, defined in general terms, cover the districts of Gilgit, Diamer, Ghizer, Ghanche and Skardu. The Nature has endowed the ... Read More »

ILO helping Jordan’s garment factories combat sexual harassment


ILO Feature SAHAB, Jordan: Twice a week, training specialist, Rania Shanti, visits a garment factory in the industrial city of Sahab, Jordan, and talks to small groups of workers about ... Read More »

Fragile security in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: A challenge to PTI govt


Javed Aziz Khan PESHAWAR: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)-led government installed in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as a result of the May 11 general election was probably not aware of the gravity of ... Read More »

Saving the environment: Last gasp for two-stroke polluters in Pakistan


Internews Feature ISLAMABAD: A fresh crackdown by the City District Government Rawalpindi in Pakistan’s northeast to phase out two-stroke rickshaws may reach its logical conclusion, if such halfhearted drives of ... Read More »

Pakistani girl sells milk, tea to educate siblings

Maria Toheed arrives home after selling milk.

Maverick Feature Although the chief minister of Pakistan’s Punjab province is making commendable efforts to promote education and encourage brilliant young minds from across the country in general and the ... Read More »

Metro bus service: A precious gift for people


Ather Ali Khan Those interested in observing the realization of a sweet dream, actualization of an imagination, completion of wish, formation of a commitment, formulation of an illusion, rising of ... Read More »

Karbala Gamay Shah: History of Lahore’s famous Imambargah


Maverick Feature Everyone in Pakistan has heard of Karbala Gamay Shah, a famous Imambargah in this cultural capital of Pakistan but very few people know why it is called Karbala ... Read More »

Maternity protection: Not just a personal issue

Woman consulting pregnant woman

ILO News Feature Six months into her pregnancy, it was becoming increasingly difficult for Liani (not real name) to endure hours of standing at her production line job in a ... Read More »

Mrs Broadwell ‘incredibly sorry’ for affair with Petraeus: brother

Gen David Petraeus and Paula Broadwell

Maverick Feature ISLAMABAD: The brother of David Petraeus’ biographer-turned-mistress, Paula Broadwell, has revealed how she is ‘incredibly sorry’ for hurting her family and has acknowledged she made a mistake, according ... Read More »

Zhuhai Air Show: JF-17 Thunder aircraft roars in Chinese skies

Maverick Feature ZHUHAI: An impressive inaugural ceremony marked the opening of Zhuhai International Air Show here on Tuesday (November 13, 2013). Professionals & representatives of aviation industry from China as ... Read More »

Allama Muhammad Iqbal: Poet-philosopher of Pakistan

Ghulam Hussain Malik ISLAMABAD: The birth anniversary of one of the greatest thinkers and poets of the Muslim world, Allama Muhammad Iqbal, is celebrated in Pakistan every year on November ... Read More »

Engineer develops heavy-duty hydraulic ram for use in hilly areas

Maverick Feature A Pakistani engineer has developed a working model of the ram pump for use in hilly areas to lift water from streams and other sources for drinking and ... Read More »