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The dowry bill

The bill passed by the K-P Assembly to outlaw dowry is a landmark legislation in its scope and impact. It will finally free people from one of the most oppressive social customs that our society knows and make weddings a more happier affair instead of the burden that it becomes for the family of the bride. This custom has long ... Read More »

FATA — the long haul

Difficult as it may have been in getting on to the statute books the legislation that finally approved the merger of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) with K-P, was the easy part. As noted severally in these columns there is a layer-cake of complexity and divergent — indeed conflicting — interests at stake. Bridges across both histories and cultures ... Read More »

Anti-dowry act

As if it wasn’t already difficult enough for a woman in Pakistan, there is this bile-inducing custom to have a woman weighed in against what material and monies she brings into a marriage. Dowry determines a woman’s worth in this culture. About 95% marriages are said to practise the custom that is not built on functional need but a status ... Read More »

Lahore Qalandars Celebrate Their ICON Player Mudassar Nazar’s 60th Birthday.

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[Pakistan, Thursday 30th June’16]: A surprise party was arranged by the Pakistan Super League franchise team Lahore Qalandars at their headquarters in Lahore Cantt. to celebrate their ICON player Mudassar Nazar’s (also known as Muddi Paa) 60th birthday. Mudassar Nazar was invited to the office for a general meeting, and was pleasantly surprised to see the entire Lahore Qalandars team ... Read More »

VimpelCom and Dhabi Group announce completion of Mobilink and Warid transaction

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VimpelCom and Dhabi Group today announced the completion of Mobilink and Warid merger transaction after which a merged company has emerged with around 50 million customers in the country. Mobilink announced the completion of its merger after all regulatory approvals, that have been granted. A press statement issued by the companies said that the combined Mobilink and Warid entity will be the ... Read More »

Now you can Add Video As A Profile picture on Facebook

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  Facebook just launched new profile features, with that feature you can  make your profile picture a GIF or set temporary profile pictures that will change after a specified amount of time.  The new feature means you can shoot a short, looping clip that will play whenever someone visits your profile (technically, Facebook’s calling them “profile videos”). “Profile videos will ... Read More »

Google introduce new Nexus phones

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  SAN FRANCISCO: Google unveiled two new smartphones Tuesday for its Nexus line of devices aimed at the high end of the market dominated by Apple and Samsung. The California tech giant said it was partnering with South Korea’s LG for its 5.2-inch screen Nexus 5X, and with China’s Huawei for its “phablet” sized 5.7-inch Nexus 6P. Both handsets will ... Read More »

Products of Butlers Chocolate Sealed by PFA

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Last Couple of Days back Punjab Food Authorities has raided and sealed Butlers Chocolate café expired products in Lahore . Luxurious chocolate products manufacturing café is an Irish snack bar, quite popular within Pakistan. According to Brand Synario, one of the leading manufacturers of chocolate products, Butlers Chocolate Cafe, Lahore has been Heavy Fined and sealed the expired products by ... Read More »

L’Oréal Makeup Designer Paris Color Riche #ColorEverAfter Revealed

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    [Lahore: XX September, 2015] L’Oréal Paris, the world’s leading beauty brand, in celebration of the 30th year anniversary of their renowned makeup brand Color Riche, launched fifteen shades of lipstick in a three month campaign titled #ColorEverAfter. Inspired by classic fairy-tales, the L’Oréal Paris Color Riche campaign consisted of five princesses, with each highlighting a color family of ... Read More »

UC Browser Significantly Outperforms On Next Generation Mobile Networks

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Lahore, 31st August 2015:  UC Browser, Pakistan’s number one mobile browser with over 26.3% market share, has outperformed in a trial over NGMNs (The Next Generation Mobile Networks), delivering three times faster download speed comparing other mobile browsers. In a series of internet downloading demos conducted by leading sites, data download and web browsing was typically three times as fast as existing ... Read More »