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Pakistan to produce FIFA World Cup footballs

When World Cup’s Chinese supplier Adidas failed to keep up with the demand of soccer balls in Rio de Janeiro, a Sialkot ball manufacturing company then stepped in and got...
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Pakistan’s first alternative energy park begins producing 1250 W

For the first time in the country's history, a public park being run on alternate energy is being opened in Karachi. Situated at the Shaheed Lalak Jan Green Belt near...
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Seven short films by Lyari students screened

A film festival showcasing efforts made by teenagers was held in Karachi. Organised by the Karachi Youth Initiative, short films and documentaries based on a variety of ideas were screened. With...
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Rapturous welcome for ‘Bronze’ winning street children soccer team

A team of Pakistan’s street children soccer players received a hero’s welcome at Karachi International Airport, after being crowned bronze medalists at FIFA’s Street Child World Cup held in Brazil last...
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Negotiating with the TTP

Public debate continues to revolve around talks with Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP); with the “month-long” ceasefire coming to a close by the end of March, it remains to be seen whether...
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Muslim Family protects sole Hindu temple in Sindhi town

Photo Courtesy: Kamran Siddiqui - A Hindu temple in a small Sindhi town has been preserved and taken care of by a local Muslim family for the past five generations....
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Weighing in on the Pak-US Strategic Dialogue

After a three-year hiatus, Pakistan and the United States resumed their stalled ministerial-level Strategic Dialogue in Washington this January. Launched in 2010, the Dialogue was left in the cold after...
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3 Transgender Persons Hired By Sindh Government

The Sindh government has made history after hiring three transgendered persons to work as full-time employees. The three candidates all hold bachelors degrees, and will be working in the Women...
Second Opinion

Heading into 2014: Challenges Ahead

The foremost challenge to Pakistan remains extremist creed and violence and concomitantly socio-economic development. Addressing these twin challenges will require clear commitment and perseverance. 2014 is a year of transition...
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Pakistan timeline 2013