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The 68-year-old author of the book, "Power Failure - the political odyssey of a Pakistani woman", Syeda Abida Hussain, is daughter of late politician, big landlord and honorary Colonel Abid Hussain of Shah Jewna. Her mother was daughter of Sir Maratab Ali Shah, sister of industrialists Syed Amjid Ali Shah, Wajid Ali Shah and Babar Ali Shah. Thus author is an exceptionally privileged mix of rural feudal and urban business / industrial class. She is spouse of politician Syed Fakhar Imam, heiress of a vast Jagir - estate located in district Jhang, owns houses / properties in Jhang, Shah Jewna estate, Lahore, Islamabad. Karachi, Murree Hills, and in London.

Karachi's young people are targeted in numerous consumer-oriented trades and business ventures because the young do not look at the price tag, they buy anything which is trendy, what ever it costs. It is creating mindless spending habit which means there is little respect for money or what it means in the country's economy. It also means the young are self-serving and have no real sense of their responsibility as citizens.
Art is a dynamic and powerful expression of the nation's history and identity. Lahore is historically a hub of art and culture. Painting and sculptures has their special place along with literature and music in the city's cultural activities. Lahore is referred as the "Cultural Capital" of Pakistan, and the city was a centre of the "Mughal Empire".
It has been decades since skirts and dresses were as fashionable as they are now and nothing goes better with a skirt than a pair of nice tights. "Legs have become the playground for the fashion avant garde," says Gerd Mueller-Thomkins from the German Fashion Institute. "Fashion has discovered a new outlet in tights and stockings."
3D printing will revolutionise war and foreign policy, say experts, not only by making possible incredible new designs but by turning the defence industry - and possibly the entire global economy - on its head.
Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini, Bugatti. The prestigious names embody performance and luxury across the automotive world. But with the advent of soulless self-driving cars, are they fated to be locked away in the stables like the horses they replaced a century ago?
Germany's Daimler AG wants to reset consumers' expectations about self-driving cars with its futuristic Mercedes-Benz F 015 concept, unveiled Monday evening at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. "Anyone who focuses solely on the technology has not yet grasped how autonomous driving will change our society," said Daimler Chief Executive Officer Dieter Zetsche, one of this year's keynote speakers at CES. "The car is growing beyond its role as a mere means of transport and will ultimately become a mobile living space."


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