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Author: Mohammad Mustafa Hassan

So, did Verna hit its mark?

Audience and critics’ appreciation for the film’s topic gets marred by technical weaknesses Shoaib Mansoor’s latest film, Verna, tells the story of a young Pakistani woman who, after facing sexual assault, decides to fight back and take revenge. The film has received mixed reviews from critics; some have praised the film for showing the dark side of our society which not many people are willing to acknowledge, while others have bashed the film for having a lackluster storyline and lack of depth. The main problem with the film that many critics agreed upon was the lack of character depth,...

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Pakistan’s lacklustre automobile industry

Few major players and a lack of good local options at different price points are some problems facing Pakistan’s automobile industry. There are currently three major players in the automobile industry in Pakistan; Indus Toyota, Atlas Honda, and Pak Suzuki. Pak Suzuki is the undisputed king of the lower priced, sub 1300cc, portion of the market. Indus Toyota is the leader in the market above 1300cc with Atlas Honda closing the distance in terms of the difference in the number of sales per year. These “big three” companies hold almost all of the market share which in turn has...

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The evolving motorcycle industry of Pakistan

Owning a sports bike is all set to get easier for Pakistani Riders With the release of Benelli motorcycles, enthusiasts all over Pakistan now have multiple options to choose from, and can buy bikes from local dealerships rather than importing them. This is cheaper with respect to both initial cost and monthly maintenance, and is the perfect opportunity for riders to move up to and experience larger bikes. The well-known automobile establishment Buraq established a joint venture with Qianjiang motors and on June 30th launched Keeway and Benelli in Pakistan (both companies are owned by Qianjiang motors). Benelli is...

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The Google Pixel 2 and the IPhone X; Smartphones are changing!

The smartphone industry is constantly evolving; the newly released Google Pixel 2 and the upcoming IPhone X highlight some of the major changes in the industry in 2017. 2017 has proven to be a great year for smartphone innovation; features such as VR support, bezel-less displays, dual cameras, IP 67 water and dust resistance,iris scanners, and fast charging have all been a major success. These features have started to be seen as requirements that all flagship phones must have in order to compete in the market, other features such as the squeezable sides, introduced by HTC in their new...

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T10 League: Cricket’s new ‘Shortest’ format

New format excites veterans, but PCB backs off its support. The United Arab Emirates is all set to introduce a new ten-over-a-side cricket tournament which will feature exciting international stars such as Shahid Afridi, Misbah-ul-Haq, Shakib-al-Hasan, Virender Sehwag, Kumar Sangakkara, and Chris Gayle. It will span over four days; starting on the 21st of December and ending on the 24th. Dubbed the “T10 league”, the tournament will feature ninety minute long matches, with teams called Peshawar Pakhtoons, Kerala Kings, Bengal Tigers, Colombo Lions and Punjab Legends and Maratha Arabians. After the massive success of the Twenty 20 format, first...

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