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Would renaming Altaf Hussain university resolve issue of terrorism in Karachi?

All eyes on warm waters: Is Russia going to play a master stroke in Afghanistan?

Famine looms in Yemen: Saudia bombing intentionally targets food production

An act of dignity: Iran announces sanctions on 15 US companies

Killing innocent Yemenis: Hadi deserves  more than the death sentence

Who was behind the assassination attempt on Sayyed Muqtada al-Sadr?

Pakistan’s ‘unreformed’ madrassa enterprise

Raheel Sharif’s new task: What was the tacit deal?

Yemen children dream of school as war keeps them out

Mustapha Hamdan Martyred – Another Extra-Judicial Killing in Bahrain

Erdogan: European leaders are Nazis

The Optics of Blasphemy

Why Muslims cannot stop blasphemy on Social media?

JuD rally: Isn’t it fun of Radd-ul-Fassad?

Zionist’s cat is out of bag: ISIS declares it will kill Palestinians “One By One”!

Will the war in Syria go back to square one?

London attack: A reminder not to feed snakes

What is Erdogan’s plan: Why Europeans will not walk safely on their streets?

The enemy within: Did PPP commit treason?

Terror financing: The neglected case of terrorism funding in Pakistan

Saudi Arabia losses after two years of aggression on Yemen

 Dirty game: Zionists turned Western women into ‘sex object’

Babies deformed as Result of Using Chemical Weapons against Yemen

Polluting the education: The criminal silence on IJT hooliganism

The land of Sufis under threat: Can Sind Govt deal with Takfiris?

Would Iran resume its nuclear program?

Nearly 7 Million Suffering famine in War-Torn Yemen

Netanyahu seeks end to Russia airstrikes in Syria to avert Israel's collapse

Who is Ahlam al-Tamimi and why  Jordan refuses to extradite her to US?

Can Pakistan enact legislation preventing terrorists to enter in Politics?

Choosing Yogi Adityanath : Modi’s secret plan to push Muslims out of India

Blasphemous content: Is banning social media a solution?

Under Zionist pressure: How UN gave killing license to Israel?

Britain’s role in hunger and famine in Yemen

Shafaqna Analysis: How IJT is threatening education at Educational institutes?

Saudi Wahhabi monarchy dictates reconciliation between Ashrafi and Qasmi

The West’s sights are now clearly set on Iran

Shafaqna Special: Why UK is reluctant to take action against Altaf Hussain?

Trump and the al-Saud: An inside story

Four dead, including attacker, in UK parliament 'terror' assault

One shot, several injured in UK parliament 'terrorist incident'

Syrian conundrum: Is there any light at the end of the tunnel?

How foreign press discussed the new Iranian ‘Karrar’ tank?

London comes out against war in Syria

No iota of shame: How Mohamed Bin Salman, yielded to the New US president after insult

Finally the truth : Bangladesh Opposition leader blames India of Terrorism

Is Pakistan educated elite joining ISIS?

Downfall of ISIS: The crumbling Caliphate of Al-Baghdadi

Lobby rejects UN report penned by US Jew

Rabbani – the odd man out

Trump’s Alleged Rape Of 13-Year-Old Girl Isn't Going Away

An axis of evil: The link between terrorism and Madressahs

Inside Pak-Afghan ties and concept of strategic depth

Pak-India water talks resume today

Why religious education of children by parents is so important?

American Muslim teens learn to disarm Islamophobia

The Denationalization of American Muslims

Syrian on the path of peace: ISIS militants on constant retreat

Saudi-Israeli think tank begins its activities in the Kurdistan Region

A powerless organization: Is UN working against Muslims?

Orders on Asylum seekers: Why UN should force gulf countries to follow Iran’s Supreme leader’s advice?

Sharing the Saudi war crimes: US must not sell arms to Saudi Arabia

Shafaqna Special: Why did Saudi king cancelled Maldives visit

The extremists within: The radical ideology of PML-N

Western Muslims and the future of Islam in West

Elected committee of Muslims should protect Islam’s holy sites

What are the rewards of following the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) and Imam Ali (AS)?

Nowruz celebrations to begin on Monday

Raza Rabbani’s corrupt morality: Why does not Chairman Senate voice against Zardari’s corruption?

What is Turkey’s plan to kick off Jihad in Europe?

An inside story: How US arms are falling into hands of Al-Qaeda in Yemen

Plight of Pilgrims: State apathy towards shia community in Pakistan

The military Justice: Is the Civilian supremacy at stake?

UN's food agency says over 60 percent of Yemenis face famine

Islamic European Union of Shia Scholars condemns Sheikh Isa Qassim’s trial in Bahrain

Forty sayings of the Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h) About Fatima al-Zahra (SA)

Western Muslims and the future of Islam in West

Is The Hijab Being Turned Into Everything It Stands Against?

OBL killing: Why Pakistan concealed the Abbotabad commission report?

Sex slaves: ISIS repeats story of defenseless women in Afghanistan

The missing dots: Raheel Sharif and Pakistani troops in Saudi Arab

Trump’s new blunder: Giving CIA the license to kill

Astana talks: Is Turkey trying to derail peace process?

Is Hussain Haqqan a traitor?

Russian warning to Saudia: Russia steps in Yemen war

More than 1,500 children dead in two years of Yemen war: UN

Sexual harassment in Saudi Arabia up by 11.4% in 2016

Israel turns into Turkey’s only friend in the world

Terror bid foiled on FC camp at Shabqadar, two suicide bombers killed

Saudia- US honeymoon: A sign of continued spilling of Muslim’s blood

A fear within: Is Pakistan afraid of ISIS

Facebook delegation to visit Pakistan for talks over blasphemous content

The ruling about blaming (reproaching) others / the Grand Ayatollah Shobairi’s answer

Donald Trump Muslim ban: Google, Apple and other tech giants mysteriously drop off list of companies opposing order

Measuring discrimination in America against Christians and Muslims

Saudia- US honeymoon: A sign of continued spilling of Muslim’s blood

A systematic genocide: How Turkey is secretly killing Kurds

Iran-Kuwait thaw: Iran’s pro-active diplomacy and Saudia’s regional isolation

The Coming Clash: Why Israel Seeks a Third War on Lebanon?

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IMF applause: Why Pakistan has no reason to rejoice?

1395/8/9 | 10:18
    International Monetary Fund’s president, Christine Lagarde, who is recently on a visit to Pakistan, said that the country’s perception on corruption was hurting growth. She was speaking as a keynote speaker at a seminar on “Pakistan and Emerging Markets in the World’s Economy.” She was the first head of IMF to visit Pakistan after the passage of 10 years. She stated that Pakistan’s public debt was high and with corruption being endemic, the country needed a three-pronged strategy to arrest this slide. Previously she ...

IMF praise: Why Pakistan needs to do more?

1395/7/12 | 10:18
 International Monetary Fund's Mission Chief to Pakistan Harald Finger has expressed hope that Pakistan's economy will set on a new and sustainable course, breaking from the past cycles of near-crises and aborted stabilisation programmes. "With stronger buffers, improved sentiment, gradually recovering growth, and prospects of more energy supply and an additional impetus from the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), there was hope that Pakistan's economy would set on a new and sustainable course," he wrote in an article published on Friday. ...

Monster of deficit: Pakistan’s slight drift towards bankruptcy

1395/7/7 | 10:18
Pakistan’s current account deficit swelled by more than 90 per cent in the first two months of the current fiscal year, reflecting an increasing pressure on the external front as inflows from all foreign sources are slowing. Falling exports have widened the trade gap, pushing the government to take more steps to save foreign exchange reserves of over $22 billion. The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Wednesday reported that the current account deficit rose to $1.316bn during July-August, 92pc higher as compared to $686m a year earlier. Time was ...

Dangerous deficit: Why Pakistan economy can’t be stable?

1395/7/5 | 10:18
 Current account deficit widened to $591 million in July 2016, more than double from $234 million in the same month of last fiscal year, the central bank data showed on Friday. The deficit during the first month of the current fiscal year of 2016/17 posted a year-on-year expansion of 152 percent from the corresponding month of 2015/16. The deficit rose by 93pc compared to the same period last year, making it difficult to paper over it by pointing towards remittances and inflows from creditors. There may well be a continued expansion in the ...

Deceiving the nation:  Ishaq Dar’s false claims on Tax defaulters

1395/6/20 | 10:18
 Finance Minister Ishaq Dar told the Senate on Tuesday that the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) had detected 36,936 tax defaulters this year and Rs87.93 billion was outstanding against them. The Senate unanimously passed a resolution to pay homage to the military men who had sacrificed their lives for the country’s defence in the 1965 war. The resolution was read out by Leader of the House Raja Zafarul Haq soon after the Question Hour. Earlier, in response to a question asked by Mian Ateeq Shaikh of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, the finance ...

Mounting debt: Would Pakistan run bankrupt?

1395/6/14 | 10:18
 Overseas Pakistani workers sent remittances amounting to over $1.3 billion in July, down 20.2% from the same month of 2015. On a month-on-month basis, the drop in remittances clocked up at almost 36% in July, as overseas Pakistanis had remitted over $2 billion in June. However, The State Bank governor tried to perform this fragile balancing act on Thursday when he held a news conference to try to reassure the markets that the country’s debt-servicing capacity remains strong and whatever drop in remittances we saw in July owed itself mostly ...

Falling FDI: Is China shying away to invest in Pakistan?

1395/5/30 | 10:18
  Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Pakistan clocked up at $64.3 million in July, down 14.6% from FDI received in the first month of the preceding fiscal year. Statistics released by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Tuesday show inflows from China slowed down substantially in the first month of 2016-17. China became the principal foreign direct investor in the last fiscal year, with a net inflow of almost $600 million in 2015-16. As a result, FDI in Pakistan surged 38.8% year on year to $1.28 billion in 2015-16, with China contributing ...

Declining Export: Low oil glut and Pakistan’s ailing economy

1395/5/23 | 10:18
There is a disconcerting trend in exports as from a peak of $25.3 billion in 2011 the value of exports from Pakistan has fallen to $22 billion in 2015. According to the world development indicators, exports as a percentage of GDP for Pakistan have fallen from 14% in 2011 to 11% in 2015. Although the global trade has decreased in 2015, the looming external debt position of Pakistan makes the impact of the decline ever more daunting. The total debt service as a percentage of exports of goods, services and primary income has risen from 11.3% in 2008 ...

IMF Gone:  A claim no easy to trust

1395/5/18 | 10:18
Pakistan will not renew its bailout package with the International Monetary Fund. After the IMF completed the 12th and final review of the current bailout package, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar announced what had been expected for weeks. Dar’s bold words: ‘Pakistan has said goodbye to the IMF’. This is a hope we share with the finance minister. Pakistan will, however, remain committed to following the IMF’s reform plan to raise revenues and reform key public sector enterprises. With only the last tranche of $102 million of the $6.6 billion ...

Capital gain tax: Real Estate business to plunge in trouble

1395/5/12 | 10:18
 The president of Pakistan on Sunday promulgated the Income Tax (2nd Amendment) Ordinance 2016 to implement the valuation rate of property, which would come into force throughout the country with immediate effect. The ordinance came into force when the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) and property stakeholders struck a deal in this regard a day earlier. According to the ordinance, civil servants and military officers are entitled to get a 50 percent waiver in the Capital Gains Tax on the sale of a plot given to them by the government. The heirs ...