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Few young Pakistanis have heard of Dr Mohammad Abdus Salam, Pakistan's first Nobel laureate who was awarded the prestigious physics prize in 1979. The Pakistani state rejected Salam because he belonged to a minority Ahmadiyya community.

Malala Yousafzai may have won the Nobel Peace Prize, but she remains an object of hate for many Pakistanis who view her as a Western agent on a mission to shame her country. More difficult for her supporters to comprehend is the outpouring of invective from Pakistan's middle classes, who may be keen to educate their daughters but who object to airing the country's problems abroad.
Liaquat Ali Khan's 63rd death anniversary was observed on 16th October, 2014. Nawabzada Liaquat Ali Khan was, of course, the Prime Minister of Pakistan from August 15, 1947, onwards, but it was only in the wake of the Quaid's demise that his leadership capabilities were put to test. And it is only during the next three critical years (1948-51) that his multi-faced and compelling personality emerges the most conspicuously.
Exhibitions of paintings by the renowned artists of past and present at the art galleries in Karachi has now become a norm and this is a healthy sign for our young generation. All the gallery's curators and owners are making efforts to provide ground to the pioneers of the modern art along with new generation of contemporary artists to show their works to the art hungry Karachiites.
If you use Facebook and worry that you're letting private information leak out too easily, take heart. It's not so hard to set controls to levels with which you're comfortable. Simple tools like the Friends lists or Activity Log are useful for keeping track of what you make public. Here are some tips to make your time on Facebook more efficient and to help save you from potentially nasty surprises.
Dressed in an immaculate white lab coat, Sandra Mottaz stares intently through a stereo microscope at a bold-coloured painting purportedly by French master Fernand Leger, searching for signs of forgery.
Patrick Modiano, a historical novelist haunted by France's painful experience of Nazi occupation and his own childhood wounds, won the Nobel Literature Prize last Thursday. The Swedish Academy said it wanted to celebrate his "art of memory" in capturing the lives of ordinary people during German rule, which lasted from 1940 to 1944 in France.
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Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
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MonthlyAugust
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