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8 badass Bollywood babes

KARACHI: Steering away from solely male lead films, Bollywood has made attempts to rid the industry of the female stereotype of “damsel in distress” and moved towards showing women as strong, powerful protagonists. These 8 talented actresses have worked hard to break all gender stereotypes by pushing themselves to the limit for the lead role in their films. Here’s a list ...

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Cantt LG polls: Notices issued to law officers

LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday issued notices to the attorney general and the advocate general on a petition demanding local government polls in cantonment areas to be delayed till new delimitation had been carried out. The petitioner said the cantonment board had not carried out new delimitation for the forthcoming elections. He said holding the polls without new delimitation ...

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‘No private clinics’: Paramedics of Swat protest in defiance

MINGORA: Activists of All Swat Paramedical Association (ASPA) took to the streets on Wednesday against the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) government’s decision to prevent them from practicing at private clinics. Hundreds of paramedics participated in the rally that started from Mingora and culminated in Saidu Sharif. They were holding placards and banners inscribed with slogans against the government. Speakers said the district administration ...

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Employment legislation: Labour rights hammered out in shops, establishment bill

PESHAWAR:  In a session which has ushered in several bills on labour protection, the K-P Assembly also introduced the K-P Shops and Establishment Bill 2015 on Tuesday. The proposed law regulates work hours and conditions for employees at shops as well as commercial, industrial and other establishments. According to the bill, a commercial establishment is one which carries on any ...

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In court: SHC hears petition on toll tax

HYDERABAD: The Sindh High Court on Tuesday admitted a petition challenging the collection of high toll tax on the Hyderabad-Mirpurkhas Road. The petitioner, maintained that a sum of Rs50 is being charged on the road while the tax on the longer Super Highway between Karachi and Hyderabad was only Rs35. He pleaded the court issue orders to lower the rate. The ...

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Bank Al Habib: Shareholders approve 30% dividend

MULTAN: The Annual General Meetng of Bank Al Habib Limited was held at its registered office in Multan on March 18, 2015. The shareholders approved the annual accounts for the year ended December 31, 2014. The payment of 30% cash dividend (final) was also approved. Deposits of the Bank as on December 31, 2014 were Rs446.409 billion and profit after tax ...

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Ready for action: 1,100 constables complete training

HYDERABAD: Around 1,100 police constables, including 35 policewomen, completed their training at the police training centre in Hyderabad, marked by a parade on Wednesday. Police training DIG Dr Jameel Ahmed Khan said that they were making arrangements for counter-terrorism training for the recruits. The DIG also acknowledged the financial problems being faced by the recruits. Published in The Express Tribune, March ...

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The butterfly effect: Helping Pakistan’s children emerge from their cocoon

KARACHI: The human brain is one of nature’s most fascinating and mysterious creations, with its full potential still unknown. And Prof Tony Buzan is on a quest to understand how it works. Buzan and his team have picked Pakistan as the starting point for their Butterfly Universe Initiative, a global movement for mental literacy that focuses upon ‘learning how to learn’. ...

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Designer retakes lawn detour

KARACHI:  The colour tones that dominate Zainab Chottani’s design palette aren’t just summery but also uber feminine. With pale grey, blush and crimson treated to black and cobalt flora patterns, the designer, in collaboration with Lakhany Silk Mills (LSM), has launched her latest collection of the trending fabric, lawn. This isn’t the first time the designer has ventured into lawn. ...

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