Forced mourning in bazaars

Courtesy Dawn News KARACHI: The trading community’s reaction to the execution of Mumtaz Qadri, an Elite Force personnel who killed Governor Punjab Salman Taseer in 2011, was reflected in the partial closure of several retail and wholesale markets all over Pakistan. Leaders, however, underplayed the sentiments in bazaars and blamed the activists of religious parties…

Oscars telecast lowest in eight years, Rock gets thumbs up

Courtesy The News International LOS ANGELES: Some 34.3 million Americans watched the 2016 Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday, the smallest TV audience for the Oscars in eight years, according to national ratings data, amid a Hollywood diversity controversy. The 2016 audience for the ABC Television broadcast was the second-lowest on record for an Oscars ceremony.…