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Pakistan Defeated Australia By 16 Runs
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Dr.Ruth Pfau’s Work For Leprosy In Pakistan
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Broadband Services Will Be Provided To Fata
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You Tube Expected To Be Opened In Pakistan
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Transport For Women In Pakistan

Pakistan Defeated Australia By 16 Runs

DHAKA:Pakistan defeated Australia by 16 runs in a highly exciting match of the Super Ten Series Group-2 in the fifth World Twenty20 here at the Shere Bangla National Stadium Mirpur on Sunday.

Chasing a huge target of 192, Australia made a disastrous start when left-arm spinner Zulfiqar Babar, opening the attack, dismissed David Warner and Shane Watson in the first over.

However, Aaron Finch and Glenn Maxwell came to rescue and changed the complexion of the game through their big hitting. Read More

Dr.Ruth Pfau’s Work For Leprosy In Pakistan

At first glance, the exceedingly soft-spoken Dr Ruth Pfau appears to be a fragile octogenarian. It is only when she recalls the lives altered, vivid and crisp, that you realise hers is a story of no ordinary love — a love charted from Skardu to Gwadar.

During my short interview with her at the Qissa Khwani event at PACC, one thing was for sure, I had met my hero.

However, a curtailed encounter with her left me in want of a deeper look into the life of the woman, who has devoted over 50 years of her life fighting leprosy in Pakistan.

So last week a colleague and I visited the Marie Adelaide Leprosy Centre (MALC) in Saddar, Karachi to do just that. Read More

Broadband Services Will Be Provided To Fata

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Engineer Shaukatullah has said every possible step would be taken to provide latest and enhanced telecommunications and internet facilities in far-flung areas of Fata.

He directed the Special Communications Organisation (SCO) to formulate a detailed proposal regarding the provision of GSM mobile and broadband services in Fata after taking in the loop the local parliamentarians.

He expressed these views while presiding over a high-level meeting at Governor’s House here on Tuesday.

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Engineer Shaukatullah has said every possible step would be taken to provide latest and enhanced telecommunications and internet facilities in far-flung areas of Fata.

He directed all the administrative authorities to take effective measures to ensure provision of telecommunications and broadband services in Fata on priority.

SCO officials briefed the governor regarding provision of latest telecommunications and broadband facilities to Fata. He was informed that 152 tele-centres would be established in Fata in two years time.

Principal secretary to governor Fakhre Alam, DG SCO Brigadier Salahuddin and other c Read More

You Tube Expected To Be Opened In Pakistan

Earlier we posted about Youtube not being opened yet even after the removal of objectionable content from Youtube. However, things might be changing now.

LAHORE: Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid here on Sunday that the ban on YouTube would be lifted soon because a software had been developed for blocking content that hurt people’s sentiments.

The video sharing website was blocked in September 2012 after its administration and Google Incorporation refused to comply with a request by Pakistan and some other Muslim countries to remove a blasphemous video from the site. Read More

Transport For Women In Pakistan

A WEEK and a half ago, I went looking for the pink women’s buses said to be found at the bus terminal near the Islamabad Secretariat, finally spotting one lone minibus — looking like a pink blob in the distance — parked in a rather deserted terminal space.

That bus was waiting for another one coming from Rawalpindi to return so that it could get en route. Under the scheme, seven buses run on the Secretariat to Rawalpindi’s Saddar route, called route number 1, from 7am to 7pm.

I thought it best to catch the last bus in the evening from the stop nearest to the Marriott Hotel. The female conductor, wearing a clean white and pink uniform, eye liner and hoop earrings, Read More

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