G.M.Baig Trust for Human Development announces GM Baig Memorial Award for Young Writers

  Gilgit: In order to celebrate the 25th death anniversary of Late GM Baig who was the Founding President of Karakoram Writers Forum GB and Founding Chairman of Al-Azhar Model School,the G.M Baig Trust for Human Development has announced the GM Baig Memorial Award for young journalists, writers and poets of Gilgit-Baltistan. The award would worth PKR 50,000/ (Fifty Thousand Rupees)…

Pakistan, India exchange lists of prisoners

Agencies Islamabad, July 01: The governments of Pakistan and India on Tuesday exchanged lists of prisoners lodged in each other’s respective prisons. Lists are exchanged under the Consular Agreement signed between the two countries in May 2008. Lists of prisoners are to be exchanged twice a year, on January 1 and July 1 respectively. Foreign Office spokesperson Tasneem Aslam said…

Fears of extremism rise in Pakistan: Poll

WASHINGTON: Sixty-six percent of Pakistanis are concerned about religious extremism while 59 percent have no sympathies for Taliban militants, a poll released on Tuesday revealed. The findings of the Pew Research Center survey – which included interviews of more than 14,200 people in 14 countries – showed fears about extremism rising in nations with large Muslim populations from the Middle East…

Pakistan players unhappy with clauses in central contract

Pakistan players are unhappy with their new central contracts © Getty Images Karachi: Jul 1, 2014 Pakistani players are unhappy with some of the clauses included in the nearly 200-page new central contract documents sent to them after a long delay by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). Well-informed sources close to some of the players told  said that one of the biggest complaints…

Two Kashmir families arrested on return from Pakistan

Jammu, Jul 1: Members of two families in Jammu and Kashmir‘s Rajouri district, who had returned to their homes from Pakistan-administered Kashmir after 27 years on Monday, have been taken into custody for questioning, police said. “Two brothers had crossed over to Pakistan-administered Kashmir from Mendhar sector of the line of control(LoC) in Poonch district along with their families in 1987.  ”The two…

India-Pakistan series could help PCB earn USD 450 million

India and Pakistan have agreed to play six bilateral series © Getty Images Karachi: Jul 1, 2014  The Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Najam Sethi foresees a financial bonanza of around USD 450 million if a planned bilateral series agreement with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) goes smoothly. Sethi told the media that if Pakistan was able to host four…

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