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5th LADIESFUND® Entrepreneurship Conference held in Karachi

5th LADIESFUND® Entrepreneurship Conference held in Karachi

KARACHI, Pakistan: The 5th LADIESFUND® Entrepreneurship Conference (LEC 2014) hosted by Dawood Global Foundation (DGF) was held in Karachi, according to a press release. The head of UN Women National Committee Canada (NCC) Almas Jiwani was the chief guest at the LEC2014 whereas mountaineer Samina Baig was the keynote speaker at the event which was

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MARIA.B.’s new Mbroidered (Vol. 2) Eid 2014 collection

MARIA.B.’s new Mbroidered (Vol. 2) Eid 2014 collection

LAHORE: Following the launch of the brand’s Fall 2014 Bridal Collection comprising of bridal and formal wear, MARIA.B. will now introduce Mbroidered (Vol. 2) Eid Collection 2014 in all MARIA.B. outlets and leading fabric stores nationwide and worldwide through their e-store www.mariab.pk and their international distributors in UAE, UK, INDIA from 23rd September 2014. Catering

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Technology

Samsung launches its official online store in collaboration with Daraz.pk

Samsung launches its official online store in collaboration with Daraz.pk

KARACHI: Samsung Pakistan recently entered into a partnership with Daraz.pk to become its official online retailer, according to a press release issued on Thursday. With this partnership Samsung will have a dedicated ‘webstore’ on Daraz.pk, which is accessible at www.daraz.pk/samsung. The Samsung Galaxy series of smartphones and tablets are the most popular in terms of

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Defence Budget 2014-15

Defence Budget 2014-15: Critical Analysis

The defence budget of any nation is subjected to its security needs, challenges and strategic vision. There is no doubt that the priority should be given to the socio-economic development but it is undeniable fact that socio-economic prosperity largely depends upon the state’s capacity to ensure the traditional as well as non-traditional security threats. Pakistan

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PCB appoints Shahid Afridi as new T20 captain

LAHORE, Pakistan: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Tuesday appointed Shahid Afridi as new T20 captain until the next ICC world T20 in 2016. Misbahul Haq has been retained as one day and test captain for the national side until 2015 World Cup. Pakistan have three T20 matches lined-up in the upcoming series against Australia

Politics

PTI suspends membership of Javed Hashmi

PTI suspends membership of Javed Hashmi

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has suspended the membership of its renegade president Makhdoom Javed Hashmi and summoned him to the party secretariat to explain his case on September 29.  

World

Rouhani vows to continue nuclear path for Iran’s development

Rouhani vows to continue nuclear path for Iran’s development

TEHRAN, Iran: The Islamic Republic of Iran will never give up its right to peaceful use of nuclear energy, the country’s President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday. Talking to media ahead of his departure for New York City to attend the 69th annual session of the UN General Assembly, the Iranian president vowed to continue

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Acid attack on 16-year-old girl in Jhang

Acid attack on 16-year-old girl in Jhang

JHANG, Pakistan: A 16-year-old girl suffered critical burn injuries on Saturday in Punjab’s Jhang district after two men allegedly threw acid on her while she was at her home, a police official said. The Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) said that two men identified as Tauseef and Asmatullah threw acid on the girl after her

Business

Pakistan, UK sign MoU for cooperation in taxation, revenue collection

Pakistan, UK sign MoU for cooperation in taxation, revenue collection

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and the United Kingdom on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for exchange of information and cooperation on improvement in taxation and revenue collection. The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Chairman Tariq Bajwa and the Head of the Department for International Development (DFID) in Pakistan Richard Montgomery signed the MoU at a

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