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Language of the Ancient Indus Civilization Discovered

The language of one of the most mysterious civilizations – The Indus Valley Civilization – is reported to have been discovered by a team of University of Washington in Seattle and the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in Mumbai. The Indus civilization flourished in isolation 4,500 years ago along the border of what is now [...]

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Pakistan Tops Dollar Bond Performance in Asia

Despite continued uncertainty, the world’s largest dollar bond investors are continuing to maintain holdings in Pakistan. According to HSBC, Pakistani bonds have returned 35 percent this year, the best performance in Asia among dollar debt indexes compiled by London-based HSBC. ING Groep NV, Erste Sparinvest KAG and HSBC Holdings Plc, which oversee more than $800 [...]

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Pakistani Bus Driver a Celebrated Hero in Sri Lanka

Mohammed Khalil, the Pakistani bus driver who sped away risking his life with Sri Lankan cricketers on board, as terrorists sprayed bullets before a Cricket match in Lahore, is being honoured in Sri Lanka as a hero. Cricket officials heaped praise on Khalil on Monday and gave him cash rewards for having braved gunfire and [...]

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Pakistan SMS Usage Growth Highest in Asia Pacific

In addition to being 4th heaviest user country of SMS, yapping Pakistanis have taken an unusual lead in telecommunication: the largest text messaging growth in Asia Pacific. With Pakistan’s 763 million messages sent during the “festive seasons”, the top five countries with the highest SMS traffic processed over the festive season were the Philippines, again [...]

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Pakistani Boy Genius Sets A-Levels World Record

Ali Moeen Nawazish – An 18-year old wiz-kid from Rawalpindi, wanted to get into Cambridge, so he sat in seven A-Levels exams in just one year – and secured 22 A-grades, one B grade and one C! The Urdu, English and Punjabi speaking boy-wonder is due to win another place – in the Guinness Book [...]

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Pakistan’s First Girl Pop Band Creates Waves

A Pakistani all-girl pop band – Zeb and Haniya – is creating quite a stir with the Pakistani youth. They recently debuted their first album Chup (“Quiet” in Urdu) much to their delight as it was hailed by all major Pakistani reviewers. Breaking stereotypes, Zeb and Haniya are becoming a living and vivid example of [...]

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Ramchand Pakistani Wins Indian Hearts

Pakistani director Mehreen Jabbar’s critically acclaimed film Ramchand Pakistani is receiving accolades throughout India when it premiered at New Delhi’s Osian Cinefilm Festival. Though the film is not without its share of stereotyping, it has some excellent performances by the young boy who plays Ramchand, and Nandita Das as the mother of Ramchand. This utterly [...]

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Pakistan’s Modern Art Buying Frenzy Continues

Pakistani modern art market is soaring, thanks to recent boom in economic activity, rising incomes, investor interest and a line-up of upcoming artists – plus increasing corporate and Arab patronage. Pakistan’s art market has gone crazy over the past year, with prices multiplying 10 to 20 times over. And famous artists are not the only [...]

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Pakistani Boy Becomes World’s Youngest Cisco Expert

Irtiza Haider, a Pakistani student of class 8 from Faisalabad has been crowned to be the world’s youngest Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA). He did it by answering 80 percent of the questions correctly in 2 hours, in order to pass the CCNA test. The CCNA, is a certification that emphasizes on the technology and [...]

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Huge Karachi Floating Ship Makes Sailing Virtual

It’s being called Pakistan’s ‘unsinkable’, virtually floating ship which aims to give people a taste of sailing or cruising without actually going anywhere. Spread over 55,000 square feet, the ship is currently ‘anchored’ at the shores of Clifton Seaview Beach in Karachi. The ship’s entrance resembles a departure terminal, and its separate decks have been [...]

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