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Tattooing & Body Art En Vogue in Lahore

Tattoos and piercing have come into fashion among the young as tattoo parlours and piercing studios open in Lahore, despite rebuke by parents and ridicule by passers-by, learnt Daily Times. A tattoo artist said mainly 14 to 28 year old boys and girls and some older clients get maps, dragons, images, reptiles, alphabets, comic heroes [...]

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American Volunteers Find Pakistan Friendlier than Expected

“Like most Americans, I had the idea that this is a pretty dangerous place to be,” she says, adding that she had never known any Pakistanis. What she discovered, however, is a country whose beauty and hospitality she is now reluctant to leave. “This totally changed my concept of Pakistan.” Other Americans have come on [...]

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Pakistan Marine Mammals Conservation Project Launches

A three-year project for the conservation of endangered cetacean species in Pakistan’s territorial waters was formally launched at the University of Karachi on Tuesday. The conservation project for whales, dolphins and porpoises, which are key marine mammals in the country’s marine biodiversity, will be undertaken under the British government-funded Darwin Initiative Project. The KU’s Centre [...]

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Lahore’s World Performing Arts Festival in Full Swing

World Performing Arts Festival continues to draw spectators at the Alhamra Cultural Complex with its multi-coloured performances in dance, music, films, theatre and puppet shows. On the fourth day on Tuesday, a dance troupe from India held the audience spell bound with its splendid performance of Bharata Natyam. The audience also appreciated ‘Dance of East’ [...]

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New Undersea Internet Cable Near Karachi

With direct cable landings in Karachi , Fujairah (UAE) and Al Seeb (Oman), the TWA-1 undersea optic fibre network would offer end-to-end, direct broadband, high-speed connectivity to Pakistan’s growing number of telecom operators, internet service providers, and corporate customers. The TWA-1 cable system will achieve an ultimate capacity of more than a terabit per second [...]

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Pakistan Earthquake Geographic Info System Installed

GIS will help to provide the required information about the condition of roads, location and height of villages and population when linked with Nadra and satellite images. The system will also assist in relief operations and rehabilitation programme. It will also help aid agencies operating in the area by providing them the exact data about [...]

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Pakistani, British 4×4 Offroaders at Kohi-Taftan

The venue of the meeting will be Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation’s rest house in Taftan where a group of four enterprising young Britons who left England in August in two 4X4 vehicles on a gruelling expedition to drive 65,000 to New Zealand to raise money for charity will meet up with 17 Pakistani members of [...]

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3 Billion Dollar Investment for Pakistan GSM Technology

According to the president of the GSM Association, Ricardo Tavares, mobile operators in Pakistan are expected to invest USD3 billion in GSM technology over the next three years. The country’s six cellcos – Paktel, Pakcom, U-Fone, Mobilink, Telenor and Warid Telecom – plan to have invested USD1.2 billion in 2005 alone, with the country’s total [...]

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Found by Ameer

The Pakistani Man Who Will ‘Save the Internet’

That’s Masood Khan, Pakistan ambassador. Such is the level of respect and trust he has built up with all parties that at the first restart of the sub-committee this Sunday, every speaker without exception (and that includes countries as diverse as China, Iran, Brazil, Ghana, Argentina, the US and UK) went out of their way [...]

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Found by Wamiq

Pakistani, American Students in Live Videoconference Dialogue

The exchange student moderated a videoconference yesterday at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School connecting 11 students here to students in Karachi, Pakistan; Washington, D.C.; and Maize, Kan. The four-way conference lasted two hours and included questions on premarital sex (is it prevalent in Pakistan?), what students do for fun, how to cure homesickness if you [...]

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