Posts tagged as: year

‘Pak-India series should take place every year’

KARACHI:  Former national captain Essa Khan believes that Pakistan and India should play bilateral series every year in order to benefit from each other in the international arena. Essa, part of the Pakistan team that played against India in 2005, said that having another friendly series this August was a positive sign for football in […]

Year ender: Of hope, false and real

When I reflect upon the year 2013, it seems to be the year where I had to exert myself ever harder to convince myself that things really were normal. But, as things go, it all wore thin pretty quickly because it was pretty hard to shrug off the fact that one’s illusion of stability and […]

Year of the Snake

The Chinese knew in advance. Come 2013, they said, and the Year of the Snake would be upon us. But where the People’s Republic sees this slithery, scaly thing as a force for wisdom, the Islamic Republic (and most others) know it to be a hissy, malicious little killer lying in the grass. Yes, such […]

Balochistan Assembly approves budget for next fiscal year

QUETTA: The Balochistan Assembly unanimously approved the provincial budget for fiscal year 2013-14 here on Thursday. The session was chaired by speaker Balochistan Assembly, Mir Jan Mohammad Jamali. Balochistan Chief Minister Dr Abdul Malik Baloch had tabled deficit budget for 2013-14 on June 20. Dr Baloch moved a total of 51 demands for grants, including […]

You did us proud: A look back at the year 2012

Happy New Year! Here’s a recap of 2012 moments from music, movies and fashion. From actors to film-makers, here’s who made it to our ‘must look out for’ list: Masterful strokes Suleman Khilji would have to be the hottest new sensation on the block as far as art is concerned. This recent NCA graduate hailing from […]

Sectarian violence: Bloody penultimate of a deadly year

QUETTA:  For Pakistan’s embattled Shia community, a bloody 2012 ends on a sombre note. The penultimate day of the outgoing year saw 19 Shia pilgrims killed in a massive car bomb attack in Mastung district, some 60 kilometres west of Quetta. According to New York-based Human Rights Watch, more than 320 Shia community members have […]

Over 24,000 Pakistani children die of Pneumonia every year: UNICEF

QUETTA: Over 24,000 children in Pakistan die of Pneumonia every year that is caused by a bacterium called Streptococcus Pneumonia, revealed a report by Unicef officials on Thursday.    Unicef officials Dr Tariq Iqbal and Dr Aurangzaib Kamal revealed facts about Pneumonia at a workshop held to introduce a newly launched Pneumococcal Vaccine (PCV10). The workshop was […]

16 journalists killed in Pakistan this year: Report

  KARACHI: At least 16 journalists were killed and 47 injured in Pakistan during 2011, the Hong Kong-based Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) said in a report on Wednesday.  Among the 16 journalists, five journalists were allegedly abducted by agencies and their bullet riddled bodies were found dumped on the roadside. Five journalists were killed in […]

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