The appointment of General Qamar Javed Bajwa as the new army chief in supersession of as many as four seniors, marks a critical pause in the trend of civic-military grid in Pakistan tilting decisively in favour of the army over the years. Domestic and geo-political circumstances have both influenced this event.
Under 50 km from here to Lahore in Pakistan; 450 km to Khyber Pass at the Pakistan-Afghanistan border; 620 km to Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan. When the sixth Heart of Asia conference, a 40-nation meet on the future Afghanistan, begins on Saturday, the venue, chosen by this year's host India, is clearly meant to highlight that a main artery of this heart is blocked, and that the block is none other than Pakistan.
Gentle Readers: A small discussion of Professor Cynthia Talbot's book The Last Hindu Emperor that I gave on March 5, 2016 Thank you to Professors Akbar Haider Ali for the invitation to come today. To Professor Kamran Asdar Ali and Rita Soheila Omrani at the South Asia Institute for their hospitality.
Four persons, including the main suspect Rana Muzamil, have been arrested for their alleged involvement in the murder of Pakistani theatre actress Kismat Baig. According to a senior Lahore police official, the suspects were traced following a clue from Biag's cell phone.
Curry chef, 56, was killed by his restaurant manager, 53, who punched him repeatedly in the head in a row over how to cook tandoori chicken Hidayet Ozden, 53, attacked Shahzad Ali Shah after the cook queried whether the meal was to be on the bone or not and told him they needed to call the customer. The High Court in Edinburgh heard that there had been tension between the two friends with accusations by each that the other was not working hard enough.
New Delhi, Dec 1 - The smell of books while entering a bookstore is probably the most hypnotising aroma for an avid reader. Though e-commerce platforms have been muscling in, shop owners maintain that book stores will always be the first preference for those bitten by the reading bug.
New Delhi [India], Nov. 30 : Self-styled chief of the Khalistan Liberation Force Harminder Singh Mintoo reportedly told interrogators about expansion plans of KLF through Inter-Services Intelligence . [NK India] Days before the jailbreak, he had his last Skype chat his Pakistan handler Harmeet, a KLF militant who managed to flee to Pakistan, and is living in a safe house under protection of ISI at Dera Chall village in Lahore.
Islamabad, Nov 30 : The Data Science Lab in Lahore's Information Technology University has made an application called the Urdu-Hindi Dictionary that will enable people to find the translation of any word in Arabic, Urdu, Hindi or English. [NK World] More than 542 million people on the planet speak either Hindi or Urdu which makes them one of the most common languages spoken, Mit Techonology Review reported.
Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq believes it can bounce back from its 2-0 loss in New Zealand when it takes on a new-look Australia in a three-test series next month. "Australia is not a settled team, and they have made changes in the last match ," Misbah said in Lahore on Wednesday.