Daily Archives: September 8, 2018

EXHIBITION: TENSIONS BETWEEN BODY AND SPACE


September 8, 2018

When a show combines, arguably, two of this century’s most exciting themes in art — feminism and the body — there is really not much room for disappointment. It is undeniable that the ostracism of women remains inextricably linked to biology and the body becomes a fertile ground upon which debates on gender can be generated. Soft Bodies, curated by …

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Over 20 remain missing after Japan quake as rescuers dig thru landslides


September 8, 2018

ATSUMA: The toll from an earthquake that rocked Japan’s northernmost main island of Hokkaido rose to 18 on Friday, and in one small town two dozen people remained unaccounted for after an entire mountainside collapsed on their homes. The region was slowly restoring transport links and power, with lights back in about half of the homes on the island after …

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Chinese foreign minister arriving in Pakistan today on three-day visit


September 8, 2018

ISLAMABAD: Two days after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s transit visit, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi is reaching Islam­abad on Friday (today) on a three-day official visit. The state-run news agency APP quoted Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokes­person Hua Chunying as saying during a regular press briefing in Beijing that the Chinese foreign minister would be visiting Pakistan from Sept 7 to …

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China’s foreign minister meets Shah Mahmood Qureshi


September 8, 2018

China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi met his counterpart, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, on Saturday to discuss various matters of mutual interest, including the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The two leaders exchanged ideas on bilateral relations and discussed regional security and the peace process in Afghanistan. “We are proud of Pakistan and China’s friendship,” Qureshi said after the meeting, …

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Another 83 days


September 8, 2018

The writer is a former editor of Dawn. The prime minister has asked TV journalists he invited after assuming office to give him time, three months to be precise, before they start criticising his government for its shortcomings. This request for a honeymoon period to a gathering of electronic media stars, many of whom he must see as friends as they …

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Pompeo’s visit


September 8, 2018

A second US secretary of state has visited Pakistan in less than a year, but Mike Pompeo’s visit has not yielded any immediate and outward sign of an improvement in ties. After a dramatic aid cancellation to Pakistan by the US defence department just days ahead of Mr Pompeo’s visit, perhaps the best that could have been hoped for is …

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Jinnah’s Pakistan?


September 8, 2018

14 A meritorious appointment has been undonefor reasons that have nothing to do with professional competence or qualification. Princeton’s Prof Atif Mian has stepped down from the Economic Advisory Council after a campaign by far-right religious elements threatened to engulf the PTI government in a crisis that, sadly, could have quickly spiralled out of control. On Aug 11, 1947, Mohammad Ali Jinnah famously …

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New finance bill next week: Asad


September 8, 2018

KARACHI: The government is set to table a finance bill in the next National Assembly session to curb the fiscal slide and gain a better grip on the economy next week, and hopes to make proposed measures effective by the start of October following clearance from the Senate. The crucial decision on the IMF will be taken after that. Talking …

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Hafizabad man murders daughter, son-in-law and grandsons over ‘honour’: police


September 8, 2018

Police officers inspect the site of the crime in Hafizabad. — Photo by author A man from a village in Punjab’s Hafizabad district turned himself in on Saturday after he allegedly killed his daughter, her husband and their two children in what police suspect is a case of ‘honour killing’. According to police, the suspect was angry at his daughter …

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Move to cut development funds by over Rs250bn


September 8, 2018

29 ISLAMABAD: While protecting the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and other strategic development projects, the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf government is working on scaling down federal development programme to about Rs775 billion from Rs1,030bn set in the budget 2018-19. This would provide about Rs250-255bn or 25 per cent saving to the government, a senior official told Dawn. In the first 65 days …

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