News – Pakistan & Gulf Economist http://www.pakistaneconomist.com Pakistan's Business Financial Magazine Tue, 12 Nov 2019 12:10:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.3 Mahira Khan appointed UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador for Pakistan http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/11/11/mahira-khan-appointed-unhcr-goodwill-ambassador-for-pakistan/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/11/11/mahira-khan-appointed-unhcr-goodwill-ambassador-for-pakistan/#respond Sun, 10 Nov 2019 19:38:17 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=34462   Published in Ary News on Nov 7th, 2019, Syed Omer Nadeem Actress Mahira Khan has been appointed as United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Goodwill Ambassador of Pakistan. UNHCR, the refugee agency took to Twitter to make the announcement. They are “delighted” that she is joining them. The 34-year-old actress wrote, “Grateful and …

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Superheroes vs cinema? Martin Scorsese ‘art’ row splits Hollywood http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/11/11/superheroes-vs-cinema-martin-scorsese-art-row-splits-hollywood/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/11/11/superheroes-vs-cinema-martin-scorsese-art-row-splits-hollywood/#respond Sun, 10 Nov 2019 19:37:03 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=34461 Top Hollywood film critics have also endorsed Martin Scorsese’s position. Photo: Marvel   Published in Geo on Nov 7th, 2019, LOS ANGELES: Martin Scorsese’s dismissal of Marvel films as “not cinema” has split Hollywood and moviegoers, sparking reactions from full-blooded support to accusations of hypocrisy and elitism. The Oscar-winning director penned a New York Times op-ed this …

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After Sabeen, Indus Blues win awards at Montreal Film Festival http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/11/11/after-sabeen-indus-blues-win-awards-at-montreal-film-festival/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/11/11/after-sabeen-indus-blues-win-awards-at-montreal-film-festival/#respond Sun, 10 Nov 2019 19:36:49 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=34460   Published in Samaa on Nov 6th, 2019, Documentaries based on the lives of slain T2F founder Sabeen Mahmud and trained classical dancer and women rights activist Sheema Kermani won big at the South Asian Film Festival of Montreal. Meanwhile, Indus Blues, another documentary on Pakistan’s folk music claimed the Jury award for Best Documentary Feature. …

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Anwar Maqsood returns to stage with ‘Faqat Anwar’ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/11/11/anwar-maqsood-returns-to-stage-with-faqat-anwar/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/11/11/anwar-maqsood-returns-to-stage-with-faqat-anwar/#respond Sun, 10 Nov 2019 19:35:35 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=34459   Published in Geo on Nov 5th, 2019, Legendary playwright Anwar Maqsood, who last wrote the script for the critically acclaimed Naach Na Jaanay that concluded earlier this year after successful spells in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad, is back in the spotlight. While we wait for the announcement of Maqsood’s next project, we can see the man …

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Doris Day auction to feature animal artifacts, Golden Globe awards http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/11/11/doris-day-auction-to-feature-animal-artifacts-golden-globe-awards/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/11/11/doris-day-auction-to-feature-animal-artifacts-golden-globe-awards/#respond Sun, 10 Nov 2019 19:34:19 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=34458   Published in Ary News on Nov 6th, 2019, Reuters Doris Day’s four Golden Globe awards, her piano, and a collection of her gowns are among 800 items going up for auction next year, along with dozens of artifacts reflecting her passion for animals, Julien’s Auctions said on Wednesday. Day, the cheery, girl-next-door who was …

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Pakistan will become formidable T20 unit again: Arthur http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/11/11/pakistan-will-become-formidable-t20-unit-again-arthur/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/11/11/pakistan-will-become-formidable-t20-unit-again-arthur/#respond Sun, 10 Nov 2019 19:32:49 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=34452   Published in Cricket Pakistan on Nov 7th, 2019, Former the Men in Green head coach was optimistic about the team’s future Former Pakistan Head Coach Mickey Arthur believes that the Men in Green will become a formidable Twenty20 unit once again, despite the recent dip in form. Pakistan have won none of their previous …

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IOC pledges $10 million to anti-doping fight http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/11/11/ioc-pledges-10-million-to-anti-doping-fight/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/11/11/ioc-pledges-10-million-to-anti-doping-fight/#respond Sun, 10 Nov 2019 19:31:35 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=34451 Half of the funds will go toward storing samples from pre-Olympics testing for 10 years. — Reuters/File   Published in Dawn on Nov 6th, 2019, KATOWICE: The incoming leader of the World Anti-Doping Agency asked for more money. The International Olympic Committee said “Yes.” IOC president Thomas Bach pledged $10 million to fight doping in …

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Iraq told to play this month’s qualifiers at neutral venue http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/11/11/iraq-told-to-play-this-months-qualifiers-at-neutral-venue/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/11/11/iraq-told-to-play-this-months-qualifiers-at-neutral-venue/#respond Sun, 10 Nov 2019 19:30:04 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=34450   Published in Ary News on Nov 6th, 2019, By Reuters ZURICH: Global soccer’s governing body FIFA said on Wednesday it has told Iraq to play two 2022 World Cup qualifiers they were due to host this month at a neutral venue due to the security situation in the country. Iraq played their first competitive match …

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Japanese officials slam Olympic marathon move http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/11/11/japanese-officials-slam-olympic-marathon-move/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/11/11/japanese-officials-slam-olympic-marathon-move/#respond Sun, 10 Nov 2019 19:29:49 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=34449 IOC’s decision to move 2020 Olympic marathon and race-walking events from Tokyo to Sapporo was taken after after seeing athletes struggle to cope with hot and humid conditions at the world championships in Doha in September. — AFP/File   Published in Dawn on Nov 6th, 2019, TOKYO: Japanese athletics officials on Tuesday slammed the decision …

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Davis Cup: India-Pakistan tennis tie moved to neutral venue http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/11/11/davis-cup-india-pakistan-tennis-tie-moved-to-neutral-venue/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/11/11/davis-cup-india-pakistan-tennis-tie-moved-to-neutral-venue/#respond Sun, 10 Nov 2019 19:28:31 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=34448 Pakistan last hosted India’s Davis Cup team in Lahore in March 1964 [File: AP]   Published in AlJazeera on Nov 5th, 2019, by Saba Aziz ITF decides to relocate Davis Cup from Islamabad citing safety concerns amid cross-border tensions over Kashmir. A highly anticipated Davis Cup tennis fixture between India and Pakistan this month has been moved from Islamabad to a …

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