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A religious heritage lost to commercialisation

PUBLISHED July 25, 2021 PESHAWAR: As one of South Asia’s most ancient cities, Peshawar boasts a rich cultural and religious heritage that stretches back to more than 2,000 years. If the Khyber-Pass served as the historic gateway into South Asia for visitors from lands west, then the present day capital …

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Is there anybody out there?

KARACHI: The question of whether there is life outside of Planet Earth is perhaps as old as the discovery of outer space. Ever since it became clear that our planet was just one of the countless bodies in the universe, people have wondered if we, the human race, are all …

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Sydney to get extra vaccines as Covid cases mount

MELBOURNE: Sydney will get 50,000 more doses of the Pfizer vaccine this week to battle its worsening COVID outbreak, Canberra said on Saturday, reversing a rebuff by the Australian government and other states the previous day of a plea for more supplies.  Australia reported 176 new locally acquired COVID cases …

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JCP to discuss SHC judge’s elevation on 28th

ISLAMABAD: ISLAMABAD. Chief Justice of Pakistan Gulzar Ahmed has summoned on July 28 another meeting of the Judicial Commission of Pakistan (JCP) to consider elevation of a Sindh High Court (SHC) junior judge, Muhammad Ali Mazhar, to the Supreme Court. The JCP on July 13 approved the nomination of Balochistan …

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PSX sheds 80 points on return from Eid break

KARACHI: The Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) snapped the winning streak on Friday after posting gains for five consecutive sessions, succumbing to selling pressure and closing down by 80 points as investors resorted to profit-booking on poor economic data. The approaching rollover week and the monetary policy announcement scheduled for July …

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SBP reserves rise $845m to $18.1b

KARACHI: The foreign exchange reserves held by the central bank rose 4.9% on a weekly basis, according to data released by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Friday. On July 16, the foreign currency reserves held by the SBP, after accounting for external debt repayments, were recorded at $18,050.7 …

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