UN fears for hundreds of thousands if Syria troops encircle Aleppo –

Courtesy Of The News International GENEVA: Hundreds of thousands of civilians could be cut off from food supplies if Syrian government forces encircle rebel-held parts of Aleppo, the United Nations said on Tuesday, warning of a massive new flight of refugees. Syrian government forces, backed by Russian air strikes and Iranian and Lebanese Hezbollah fighters, have…

Karachi Literature Festival concludes

Courtesy Of The News International KARACHI: The three day Karachi Literature Festival (KLF) concluded on Sunday. The organisers said that prominent authors and speakers paid glowing tributes to distinguished writer Intizar Hussain throughout the 7th Karachi Literature Festival. They said that Intizar Hussain not only contributed richly to Urdu literature but he was one of the…

Sharmeen hopes Oscar-nominated film will help end honour killings –

Courtesy Of The News International ISLAMABAD: An Oscar-winning filmmaker hopes her latest Academy Award-nominated documentary will help bring tougher laws against honour killings in Pakistan, which account for the deaths of hundreds of women and men each year. The film, which follows the story of a young woman who survived attempted murder by her father…

Danish and Aiza to star in Teri Meri Love Story, but it isn’t about their real-life romance

Courtesy Of Dawn News Actors Danish Taimoor and Aiza Khan are starring in a Valentine’s Day special telefilm, Teri Meri Love Story, but it won’t be based on their real-life romance. The husband-wife duo are starring in a romantic-comedy that also tackles how the media sets up strange expectations about love and marriage. Aiza stars…

Pharma companies await resumption of PIA flights to import raw material

Courtesy Of Dawn News KARACHI: The pharmaceutical industry, beset by suspension of Pakistan International Airlines flights, sees a tough week ahead if operations did not resume, as it relies on raw material imports from India and some other countries. Former chairman of Pakistan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (PPMA) Saeed Allawala said that the industry imports raw…

Trade through Torkham resume

Courtesy Of Dawn News LANDI KOTAL: Exports to Afghanistan via Torkham border resumed on Thursday when the protesting clearing agents ended their strike after successful negotiations with the relevant government officials. Nearly 1,200 registered clearing agents had suspended clearing of all types of goods to Afghanistan on Tuesday at Torkham when the customs officials started…