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K-IV has been turned from a dream to reality, says CM Murad

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that K-IV, the mega water project of Karachi, had turned into a reality because of sincerity of the provincial government. "Earlier, it was a dream and it would have never seen the day of the light had it not been redesigned and included all the missing components of the project," he said on Saturday while talking to media just after receiving presentation from Frontier Works Organisation (FWO) Commanding Officer Lt Col Usman Aftab at Keenjhar, the starting point…

Dream of Naya Pakistan can’t be realised sans uplifting downtrodden people: president

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi on Saturday said the idea of a Naya Pakistan could not meet success until the society played its role for uplifting the downtrodden people, who were unable to afford their children’s education and healthcare. President Dr Arif Alvi has emphasized on collective efforts for making "Naya Pakistan" where the poor has all the basic facilities, including education and health. "Education, training and hardworking will contribute in making the 'Naya Pakistan' committed by the Pakistan…

How nighttime dream wins a man $400,000

Dreams are normally considered to be just the series of thoughts, stories and images that our mind creates while we are asleep and have nothing to do with our real life, but then there are some dreams which indicate certain things in your life which, if followed, can bring fortune to you. A resident of US state Virginia saw one such dream in which he was shown different numbers. Victor Amole, a computer programmer, said his dream helped him win a big lottery prize, a $400,000 jackpot. He said he saw a series of…

Post-Sundance, female filmmakers find Hollywood dream elusive

LOS ANGELES: Sundance, the premiere US independent film gathering, this week saw a record number of female filmmakers showcased and it has championed women for four decades, but the Hollywood success that so often comes for male directors has proven elusive. A study published this month by University of Southern California’s Annenberg Inclusion Initiative analyzed 1,100 Hollywood films from 2007 to 2017 and found that out of 1,223 directors, women accounted for only 4 percent of honorees. In contrast, women made up 37…

Khawaja achieves his Ashes century dream

SYDNEY: Usman Khawaja is relieved he finally has an Ashes Test century to savour after a "lot of carry-on" over his debut against England in Sydney seven years ago. The elegant Pakistan-born left-hander soaked up the acclaim from his home fans after scoring 171 in the final Ashes Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Saturday. Khawaja batted for 515 minutes and faced 381 balls and just missed out on bettering his highest Test score of 174 made against New Zealand in Brisbane in 2015. It was a special milestone in the…

UN chief seeks ‘dream’ of Israel-Palestinian peace in first visit

JERUSALEM: UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres held talks with Israeli leaders Monday on his first visit since taking office, making a forceful argument for a two-state solution with the Palestinians and speaking of his "dream" for peace. Guterres also spoke of what he called obstacles to peace when meeting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, including Israeli settlement building and the need for Palestinian leaders to condemn "terrorism". "I dream that I will have the chance to see in the Holy Land two states able to…

Red-hot Nadal wins ‘dream’ 10th Barcelona Open

BARCELONA: Rafael Nadal hailed a "dream start" to his clay court season after romping to his 10th Barcelona Open on Sunday with a 6-4, 6-1 win over Austria's Dominic. The Spaniard also claimed his 10th title at the Monte Carlo Masters last week as he gears up for to go for his 10th French Open next month. "It is two consecutive weeks winning, in Monte Carlo and here, two special tournaments for me, it is a dream start on clay," said Nadal. "It means a lot for me to reach number 10 here in Barcelona, in front of the…