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Pluralism and the PSL anthem

The PSL anthem brought with it an uproar yet again in 2021 with two opposing schools of thought, one that endorsed encouragement for the anthem per se and the other that showed vehement (yet witty, courtesy netizens and their trending meme culture) disdain over the composition featuring four different artists. …

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Customs pact with Saudi Arabia soon

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Saudi Arabia will soon ink a comprehensive agreement on Customs cooperation and assistance to promote bilateral trade and control illicit drug trafficking between the two countries. The proposed agreement text — which has already approved by the Pakistani side — has been shared with Saudi Arabian Customs …

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Peshawar trounce Islamabad

KARACHI: Wahab Riaz and Saqib Mahmood shared the bowling honours with seven wickets between them as Peshawar Zalmi completed a six-wicket rout of Islamabad United in their HBL Pakistan Super League encounter at the National Stadium here on Saturday night. For the 10th consecutive game, the side chasing the target …

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Pakistan recognises Saudi efforts in Khashoggi matter

KARACHI: The Foreign Office of Pakistan has expressed solidarity with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia a day after the US administration released the declassified intelligence report containing its assessment on the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. In a statement issued on Saturday, the FO stated: “We have taken note of …

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Pakistan among 92 countries where UK strain detected

ISLAMABAD: The federal government has claimed that Pakistan is among 92 countries in the world where the UK strain of Covid-19 has been detected, urging people to follow health guidelines and go for vaccination. On the other hand, following the emergence of 1,315 more patients and 33 deaths in a …

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Haider files complaint with ECP over code ‘violation’

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has filed a complaint with the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) against Sindh Gover­nor Imran Ismail over alle­ged violation of the code of conduct for the Senate polls. Taj Haider, who is in charge of the PPP’s election cell, drew attention of the ECP to …

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Long march may not be needed: Maryam

LAHORE: PML-N vice president Maryam Nawaz on Saturday hinted at the chance that the Pakistan Democratic Movement’s (PDM) long march, planned for the next month to supposedly oust the Imran Khan government, may not be held after all. “There is a possibility that the long march may not be needed,” …

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