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Day: November 16, 2022

Black Pottery Made in Chiping, China: A Magic Art that Spans Thousands of Years

Press Release
LIAOCHENG, China, Nov. 16, 2022 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/-- The craft of pottery is a major marker of human civilization. Over the last three decades, Chinese archaeologists have undertaken four excavations at the Longshan Culture Site in Jiaochangpu, Chiping, where a variety of almost 1,000 pieces of pottery, stone and bone relics have been unearthed. Among them, the three pottery kilns excavated in 2001 remain the most complete cluster of Longshan Culture in China, constituting a valuable source of cultural relics for research into the socio-economic patterns of that period. Research by archaeologists has found that the abundant black potteries treasured in the Chiping District Museum in Liaocheng City, Shandong Province, were produced some 4,000 to 5,000 years ago during the Longshan Cu...

LHC acquits death row prisoner after contradiction in statements

Metropolitan Cities
LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday acquitted a death row prisoner after the contradiction in the statements of witnesses in the murder case. As per details, the two-member bench headed by Justice Shehram Sarwar heard the plea. The LHC said that there is a contradiction in the statements of witnesses. Hereby, the court acquitted the accused man Muhammad Amir after six years of his death sentence. The case was registered against the accused Muhammad Amir by the Faisalabad police in 2016. He was accused of murdering a citizen over a property dispute. Earlier, the Lahore High Court (LHC) set aside the life sentence of a man in a murder case and acquitted him after 10 years. The Lahore High Court (LHC) accepted the appeal of a murder convict named Muhammad Yousuf against his ...

ECP announces Senate seat poll date

National
ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has announced the schedule for election on the Senate seat from Sindh that fell vacant due to the resignation of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Mustafa Nawaz Khokar, it emerged on Wednesday. According to a notification issued by the electoral body, the polling for the vacant seat will take place on December 8 in the Sindh Assembly. Candidates can submit their nomination papers from November 18, after which the scrutiny of the papers will begin on November 25. The list of candidates submitting papers will be released on November 23 and the nomination papers can be withdrawn till December 3. On Nov 10, Khokar formally resigned as a senator. “I have formally tendered my resignation today,” Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar earlier said in a soc...

WB to provide $1.3bn to Pakistan for emergency, agriculture, housing relief

National
ISLAMABAD: The World Bank’s Regional Director for Sustainable Development, John A Roome, in a meeting with the Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research Tariq Bashir said that the World Bank plans to provide Pakistan financial support of $1.3 billion for emergency, agriculture and housing relief. According to a statement issued by PID Wednesday, Federal Minister Tariq Bashir Cheema said that recent floods and rains have resulted in colossal losses of the farming community. “We are trying our utmost to provide relief and assistance to the poor farmers, and help them in rehabilitation,” he added. While appreciating the support extended by the World Bank for flood relief and rehabilitation of the affected farmers, Federal Minister Tariq Bashir Cheema said that the natural...

Young man shot dead near Dera Murad Jamali

Crime
DERA MURAD JAMALI: Young man was shot dead by unidentified armed men near Mir Hassan Road in Patfeeder canal area of Dera Murad Jamali on Wednesday. According to police, unidentified armed men gunned down young man namely Abdullah near Mir Hassan Road, Patfeeder canal area of Dera Murad Jamali. The body was shifted to Dera Murad Jamali hospital and later handed over to the heirs after fulfilling necessary medico-legal formalities. The incident has created a mourning atmosphere in the victim’s home. Further investigation is being conducted by the authorities of Dera Murad Jamali police.

Cricket coaching course begins on Thursday

Sports
LAHORE: Pakistan legend and current batting coach Mohammad Yousuf and Test batter Azhar Ali will be part of the Level 3 coaching course that begins on Thursday at the National High Performance Centre in Lahore. The course will run till 22 November and will be attended by 35 participants, 17 of which are current and former Test cricketers. The course will provide opportunities to current and former cricketers to evolve into coaches so they can share their knowledge with the up and coming cricketers. Names of 35 participants: Abdul Rehman, Abdul Saad, Adnan Rasool, Aftab Khan, Agha Sabir Ali, Amanullah Dehpal, Anwar Ali, Arshad Khan, Ashraf Ali, Azhar Ali, Ghulam Ali, Hafiz Majid, Humayun Farhat, Imran Farhat, Jamal Uddin, Muhammad Saeed Anwer, Mohammad Yousaf, Muhammad Sami, Nadeem Za...