Golden Chick set to enter Pakistan

Golden Chick set to enter Pakistan

Golden Chick set to enter Pakistan    KARACHI: A central Texas-based US fried chicken chain is all set to enter Pakistan. The Golden Chick Restaurant — Chicken Tender-Fried Chicken will initially open three restaurants this year and aims to raise the number to 30 joints in subsequent years. The company signed a ‘letter of intent’ with Crescent Star Foods (Pvt) …

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Less need for UN on ground as disaster response in Pakistan improves

BANGKOK: The changing response to natural disasters by civil society groups and the government has reduced the need for an on-the-ground presence of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Pakistan and some other Asian countries. Outgoing head of OCHA's Asia-Pacific Bangkok office Oliver Lacey-Hall said of Pakistan and Thailand, “We're seeing this kind of changing regional environment, which means there is less requirement for OCHA to be 'on the ground' in those countries." Major disasters such as floods in Thailand and Pakistan, and the Indian Ocean and Japan tsunamis, galvanised governments and civil society groups to make their countries more resilient. About a decade ago, before the Japanese tsunami, many countries in the region did not have natural disaster management authorities, he said, and OCHA used to go into disaster-hit countries and coordinate humanitarian aid themselves. Lacey-Hall said he recently told Indonesia's national disaster management authority: “Our sense is that you don't need us in the way that you did before." Answer? "Absolutely, we don't," he told the Thomson Reuters Foundation in an interview. After a decade of responding to massive floods, storms and earthquakes, the UN is downsizing its humanitarian staff in some Asian countries where governments have stepped up with funds and manpower . The UN OCHA says it will close in Papua New Guinea this month and Sri Lanka by the end of the year, while “radically downsizing” in Indonesia, said Lacey-Hall. It will, however, maintain its regional office in Bangkok to help governments prepare for disasters and support coordination of assistance after disaster strikes. “If we have a large-scale disaster in this region ─ as you saw in Nepal ─ boom, we're in there. And we provide that support fairly rapidly,” Lacey-Hall said. OCHA's Nepal office, which was meant to close this week, was scaled up from one person to more than 30 after the earthquakes in April and May.

Less need for UN on ground as disaster response in Pakistan improves BANGKOK: The changing response to natural disasters by civil society groups and the government has reduced the need for an on-the-ground presence of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Pakistan and some other Asian countries. Outgoing head of OCHA’s Asia-Pacific Bangkok office …

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Humera Arshad Naat album launch

Humera Arshad Naat album launch

Humera Arshad Naat album launch LAHORE: The Lahore Arts Council will hold the launching ceremony of singer Humera Arshad’s new Na’at video album next week.LAC Executive Director Atta Muhammad Khan told Dawn that a big screen would also be installed on the lawn where the video album would be screened along with the hall.A number of personalities are expected on …

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This exhibit takes you on a sartorial journey through Pakista

This exhibit takes you on a sartorial journey through Pakista

This exhibit takes you on a sartorial journey through Pakistan Are you a fashionista looking for style inspiration Or are you just curious about Pakistan’s textile industry? Either way the exhibition A Flower from Every Meadow Design and Innovation in Pakistan’s Dress Traditions at Karachi Mohatta Palace Museum will keep you interested.The exhibition is not just a tribute to various …

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Two killed, 40 wounded in Afghanistan suicide truck bomb

Two killed, 40 wounded in Afghanistan suicide truck bomb KANDAHAR = A suicide truck bomb in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday killed two civilians and wounded more than 40 officials said in the latest attack since the Taliban began their annual offensive.The attacker detonated a lorry loaded with explosives at the gate of the police headquarters in Lashkar Gah capital of …

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Good Morning show Pakistan Ramzan 2015

Good Morning show Pakistan Ramzan 2015

Good Morning show Pakistan Ramzan 2015  Good Morning Pakistan Ramzan Special 25 June 2015.Good Morning Pakistan Ramzan Special morning show on Ary digital. Read mor  . Watch latest episode of Good Morning Pakistan Ramzan Special . In this Good Morning Peakistan Ramzan Special female host tells what is role of woman and what is woman in Islam what are Islamic …

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Strong gale in Lahore 2 women dead as tree falls on rikshaw

Strong gale in Lahore 2 women dead as tree falls on rikshaw

Strong gale in Lahore 2 women dead as tree falls on rikshaw    Strong gale in Lahore 2 women dead Strong gale in Lahore left 2 women dead on Monday as winds at a speed of 102 km/hour or around 55 knots per hour left the citizens shocked. Electricity supply suffered due to the strong winds in some of the areas …

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Key PPP leaders from Punjab to join PTI

Key PPP leaders from Punjab to join PTI

Key PPP leaders from Punjab to join PT  LAHORE = Five key leaders of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) from Punjab have decided to join the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) after evolving differences with the party leadership, sources said early on Tuesday.Sources told Geo News that former federal minister Nazar Muhammad Gondal, former provincial minister and president of PPP’s Okara chapter, Asharf …

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In just nine Tests, Yasir Shah breaks into ICC top ten 

In just nine Tests, Yasir Shah breaks into ICC top ten 

In just nine Tests, Yasir Shah breaks into ICC top ten  It took Pakistan leg spinner Yasir Shah just nine Test matches and a rich haul against Sri Lanka to grab the No. 9 spot in the International Cricket Council (ICC) ranking for top 10 Test bowlers.He was Sri Lanka’s tormentor yet again with 8/151 in the second Test but …

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Maleeha Lodhi in Islamabad for consultations

Maleeha Lodhi in Islamabad for consultations ISLAMABAD= Ambassa­dor to the United Nations Dr Maleeha Lodhi is in Islamabad for consultations on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s planned visit to the UN in September to attend a series of summits besides addressing the General Assembly (UNGA).According to sources the occasion will be more significant than the usual annual UNGA visits by the …

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Backdrop to militant attacks is a history of violence against Muslims

Backdrop to militant attacks is a history of violence against Muslims  It’s us and them again. It started just after news of the three Islamist attacks broke. David Cameron initially talked about the French and Tunisian killings. He left out the Kuwait mosque massacre – only picking up on it later.Odd that. Weren’t those Kuwaitis – of Shia Muslim faith, …

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Kaptaan special chapal goes online as it gains popularity

Kaptaan special chapal goes online as it gains popularity

Kaptaan special chapal goes online as it gains popularity   Kaptaan special chapal goes online as it gains popularity. The Peshawari traditional double-soled chapal scaled new heights of popularity. when it was launched with its new title ‘Kaptaan special Peshawari chapal’ on January 8 this year.The special double-soled Peshawari chapal had been in fashion since long but when I gifted …

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PTI says ECP was non-cooperative

PTI says ECP was non-cooperative

PTI says ECP was non-cooperative  . Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) counsel Abdul Hafeez Pirzada on Monday alleged that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) remained non-cooperative and did not produce documents which the PTI intended to present as evidence before the judicial commission.A three-member judicial commission investigating rigging allegations in the 2013 general elections presided over the hearing. Presenting his arguments …

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ha qabool hai a plus dailymotion

ha qabool hai a plus dailymotion

  ha qabool hai a plus dailymotion    This is a reality wedding show. The concept is to select girls who belong to lower income families who are unable to provide their daughters with a proper wedding. We give these girls their dream wedding.A-plus is the brand of SSI (SPORTS STAR INTERNATIONAL) SSI (Sports Star International) the parent company of ATV …

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