Why has Pakistan been labeled too dangerous?

By Caroline Jaine

My love affair with cricket began in Sri Lanka, which was my home over a decade ago. In 2002, the island welcomed the world’s greatest talents in the game for the mini world cup, better known as the now defunct ICC Champions Trophy. We enjoyed the company of some the . . . → Read More: Why has Pakistan been labeled too dangerous?

Peacock disease in Thar: 124 deaths

The deadly viral disease called ‘Ranikhet’ could not be controlled, as it continues the killing spree taking the death toll of peacocks in the desert of Thar to 124 in 23 days, Geo News reported.

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Hobo time: Ramzan time

Religion dominates airwaves all year round in Pakistan. If it is not programs of religious variety offering religious advice on food, matrimony and Halal banking, then someone would be offering Istekhara services to those who seek divine guidance. . . . → Read More: Hobo time: Ramzan time

The Pakistani born Texan Mayor

This charming, droopy city needed new fire trucks not long ago, but, like many American municipalities today, couldn’t necessarily afford them. The mayor, a small-government Republican, dithered: to buy or not to buy? He turned to the natural choice for advice on running a Texan city: Pervez Musharraf, the exiled ex-president of Pakistan.

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Pakistani swimmer Banday already preparing for Rio 2016

Anam Banday has taken her Olympics heartbreak in her stride, preparing herself for the next edition already and looking forward to putting in 30 hours of pool time and 10 hours of gym every week.

Anam, a wild-card entrant, failed to progress past her 400m IM heat on Saturday, ending last among 35 starters but . . . → Read More: Pakistani swimmer Banday already preparing for Rio 2016

21 dengue cases seen in Karachi

As many as 21 more new dengue fever cases in a week were reported in the City on Monday, taking the total number of cases to 126 since January 2012.

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Zardari calls himself Bhutto’s spiritual son

Asking his party workers to start preparations for the upcoming elections, President Asif Ali Zardari has claimed that he is the spiritual son of Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) founder Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. He said that he was a follower of Bhutto and would lead the PPP, the party that he co-chairs now, to astounding success . . . → Read More: Zardari calls himself Bhutto’s spiritual son

A date for you

According to Islamic traditions, dates are an important item for breaking the fast during Ramadan and the increase in their consumption comes as a good sign, especially in matters related to health.

“Dates are the most popular item compared to any other fruit in Ramazan and mostly the fruit sellers offer dates exclusively at their . . . → Read More: A date for you

Pakistan Hockey team sets out to win Olympics

By Raheel Hanif

Pakistan start their genuine medal quest to appear on the medals table today (Saturday) when hockey team kicks off their Olympics campaign against Spain on the new-look blue turf today. Three times Olympic champions and four times world champions Pakistan have slumped at international level after poor planning and with talent becoming . . . → Read More: Pakistan Hockey team sets out to win Olympics

Travel industries prepare for boost in Muslim tourists

By Martin Abbugao

From halal spas to prayer rooms at airport terminals, the global tourism industry is gearing up for a projected boom in Muslim travel over the next decade, experts say.

Their growing number and affluence means Muslims — especially from the oil-rich Middle East — are travelling like never before, and it . . . → Read More: Travel industries prepare for boost in Muslim tourists