Saudi Arabia’s recent “gift” of US $1.5 billion to Pakistan has been shrouded in secrecy. Is it really as benign as we’re being told, or is this a payment for services to be rendered for years to come?
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Celebrating Excellence The 21st Century Business and Economics Club hosted its first get together for Karachi’s elite business community earlier in September. More... (0)
Food Diary: Breakfast Burrito Try this savoury breakfast burrito if you’re in the mood for a Mexican-style breakfast. More... (0)
Food Diary: Chocolate Fondant Try a triple chocolate fondant with some crème anglaise if you’re in the mood for something decadent. More... (0)
Dial An Ambulance The Aman Foundation’s quick emergency ambulances provide the nation with an invaluable medical service. More... (0)
Pretty Prêt: Daaman Opens at Dolmen Daaman, one of the fastest growing fashion brands in Pakistan, opens an outlet at the Dolmen Mall in Karachi. More... (0)
The Sky is the Limit for Usman Riaz Young musician Usman Riaz is making waves both in Pakistan and abroad. More... (0)
Guilty Pleasure: Magnum Launch Party Unilever Pakistan pulled out all the stops for the launch of the all-new Magnum ice cream range More... (0)
“Women get colourful pretty jackets and book blurbs that play up the romance angles of their novels. Men’s works are presented as much more sombre and serious, and high-minded. ”
Official visits, donations, relief packages, deployment of doctors – all these are short-term measures, not a permanent solution to the nightmarish life of people in Thar.
Martin Scorsese’s gritty, autobiographical film about the Italian American middleweight boxer, Jake LaMatta (Robert De Niro) is often cited as his best film to date.
Muhammad Zeeshan merges seemingly contradictory ideas in perfect harmony in Safarnama.
Deeply layered with history and poetic detail, A God in Every Stone is perhaps one of Kamila Shamsie’s best novels.
Total Siyappa could have been a total winner, but alas, the Indian-Pakistani love-hate story falls far short of expectations.
Through manipulative tactics, the alliance of the extreme right and the militants has permeated the national discourse and seems to be moving from social control to state control of Pakistan.