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Archaeologists start research on culture of ancient Swat

Archaeologists start research on culture of ancient Swat

MINGORA: To understand the lifestyle, fashion and technological use in vitreous materials, ornamental culture and ceramics used in the ancient Swat, international archaeologists launched different research studies in Swat. The international archaeologists from the universities of Italy and United Kingdom have launched three different researches with the scientific agreement between the Italian Archaeological Mission in

IHC rules in favour of Sharifs, suspends sentences handed by accountability court in Avenfield case

The Islamabad High Court on Wednesday suspended the sentences handed to former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Mohammad Safdar in the Avenfield corruption reference. The court was hearing the appeals by the Sharifs and Capt Safdar against the verdict announced by the accountability court on July 6 and have accepted

Guilty: Nawaz to serve 10 years in jail for owning assets beyond income, Maryam 7 for abetment

The accountability court on Friday announced the verdict in the Avenfield properties corruption reference filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), handing ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif 10 years as jail time for owning assets beyond known income and 1 year for not cooperating with NAB. The sentences will run concurrently which means the former

Targeting Dawn

AN adversarial relationship between a free media and the state and public officials it seeks to cover is necessary and desirable in a democratic polity. In Pakistan, which has had long spells of undemocratic rule, such a relationship has often veered towards outright threats and violence against the media. Today, as the country prepares to

Pakistan: A week in review

News desk PAK-US RELATIONS, WAR AGAINST TERROR, INDIA-PAKISTAN RELATIONS Pakistan did ‘helpful things’ against Haqqanis: US general 11 March, 2017 For the first time ever, a US general informed a congressional panel that Pakistan had “done things” against the Haqqani network that have been helpful to the war against terror. Gen Joseph Votel, commander of

PAKISTAN’S NUCLEAR WEAPONS EIGHTEEN YEARS AFTER-IV

RIZWAN ZEB TACTICAL WEAPONS, STRATEGIC AIMS: COUNTERING INDIAN MILITARY’S CONVETIONAL SUPERIROTY AND COLD START DOCTRINE India has been following a military doctrine which is defined as “a nonaggressive, non-provocative defence policy based on the philosophy of defensive defence.” According to Robert Ladwig between 1981 and 2004, India followed the so-called “Sundarji doctrine.” Under this doctrine,

PAKISTAN’S NUCLEAR WEAPONS EIGHTEEN YEARS AFTER-III

RIZWAN ZEB NUCLEAR WEAPONS DURING INDO-PAK CRISES Since 1980s nuclear weapons have figured prominently in Indo-Pakistan conflicts. Even before the overt nuclearization of both countries in 1998, nuclear weapons played a decisive role in at least two crises — Brasstacks and the Compound Crisis 1990. After the nuclearization, India and Pakistan twice came close to

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