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Imran Khan hints at ‘massive changes’ in Pakistan cricket

Divided opposition: PPP's solo flight and PML-N's isolation

Pompeo's visit: Can Imran Khan defy US pressure?

PM Imran Khan addresses nation for first time as chief executive

Pakistan did not need to pick a side in the Canada-Saudi Arabia conflict

How IK will effect change in first 100 days

US Secy of State Pompeo to visit Islamabad for talks with new Pakistani leaders

China’s top diplomat says cooperation with Iran to continue

Shia Muslims to wear black armbands on Eidul Azha to protest against killing

Will PTI govt continue Musharraf’s treason trial?

Sidhu draws criticism in India for visiting Pakistan and embracing Gen Bajwa

Bomb that killed Yemeni kids supplied by US: CNN

President Rouhani calls for better Iran-Pakistan ties under Imran Khan

‘No one will be allowed to turn Kashmir into another Palestine’

Iranian Parliament speaker congratulates new Pakistani counterpart

Nasir Jamshed handed 10-year ban in PSL2 spot-fixing case

Prosecutor in Chilean sex abuse scandal targets bishops

Why Shehbaz may not serve as the opposition leader?

Prime Minister Imran Khan: PTI chairman sworn in as 22nd premier of Pakistan

Allah his witness: ‘Ruthless accountability on the way’

How China is backing Turkey against US bullying ?

Usman Buzdar: The new CM of Punjab

UAE hits out at Qatar’s pledge to invest in Turkey

PTI wins its first round

Non-bailable arrest warrants issued for Zardari in money laundering case

People of Baltistan, Ismailis dismayed by retired general’s malicious allegations

Imran Khan elected 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan

FO rejects charges Pakistanis aided Taliban in Ghazni

Chinese bombers likely training for US strikes: Pentagon

Frenemies for life: The downward trajectory of US–Pakistan relations

21st prime minister of Pakistan to be elected today

India flood toll jumps to 106, nearly 150,000 homeless: officials

UN experts call for release of top Bahraini campaigner Nabeel Rajab

Former Indian PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee passes away

Saudi neighbours accuse Riyadh of politicising Hajj pilgrimage

Pak-origin Mehreen Faruqi becomes Australia's first female Muslim senator

Pervaiz Elahi elected Punjab Assembly speaker

PTI plans to implement MTI Act across country

Imran Khan: Pakistan’s Jack Kennedy

Not allowed to offer prayer in mosque: Nawaz

Khan's chrisma: Modi softens rhetoric, calls for embracing Kashmiris

Radioactive sheep said to prove Israel illegally tested nuclear weapons

Saudi authorities arrest Sheikh Nasser Al-Omar in Mecca

48 killed in bomb explosion in Shia neighborhood of Afghan capital

Challenges in revamping the education system

Pakistan thrashed 3-0 by Vietnam on international return

Lira crisis and ‘collateral currency damage’ to other countries

PTI's Asad Qaiser sworn in as NA speaker amid opposition ruckus

In partnership of Russia, China and Pakistan, India can be the biggest loser: Global Times

Third Saudi contact with Imran in a week : Is Saudia afraid of Pakistan's tilt towards Iran?

Tightening the noose: Would Zardari meet the same fate of Nawaz Sharif?

Anti-terror financing compliance review of Pakistan to conclude tomorrow

Saudi dissident preacher dies ‘after torture’ in regime prison: Report

Russian foreign minister says dollar's days numbered as global currency

US and Taliban again bypass Pakistan for their talks in Doha

Pakistan's Imran Khan voices support for Erdogan, people of Turkey

Imran borrows waistcoat from NA employee for card picture

Pakistan-Iran relations may be strengthened thru film industry cooperation

What does the future hold for Muslim Uighurs of China?

Suspense over the name of CM Punjab continues

Iran to celebrate Pakistan's independence day for 10 days : Supreme Leader

Pakistan celebrates 71st Independence Day

Coordinated’ Pakistan ready for Asian Games challenge

Cajoling Khan: 'Will always be at forefront to help Pakistan', king Salman tells Imran

'No war, no negotiations with the US,' says Iran's supreme leader

Pieces of US-made bomb found at site of Saudi raid on Yemeni school bus: Report

German minister: US cannot tell us with whom we can do business

US further sidelines Pakistan in Afghanistan peace efforts

Yemen war challenges Saudi moral authority

The inside story of Imran's meeting with Atif Khan, KP CM-designate

How will the PML-N cope with life on the opposition benches?

329 MNAs take oath as 15th National Assembly is born

Announcement of federal cabinet delayed again as talks between Bushra Maneka, matka remain inconclusive

Zilhaj moon sighted, Eidul Azha on August 22

EU calls on Saudis to clarify women rights activists' detentions

Pakistanis shocked over Foreign Office uncalled for support to Saudi Kingdom against Canada

Why Takht-e-Lahore fell

Would PTI frame a Russia focused foreign policy?

An overt message to US : Pakistan's Military officers to get training in Russia

What should be new govt’s priorities in Middle East?

PTI 'Chaiwala' MNA-elect turns out to be millionaire

US senators 'concerned' over possible IMF loan to Pakistan

Iran slams US for 'bullying' Turkey

Israeli minister urges assassination of Hamas leaders

Turkey’s lira crisis: How bad can it get?

‘Sharif in no mood to mend fences’

Saudi Arabia and Iran woo incoming Pakistani prime minister

Sit-in by Muslims against Chinese govt’s plan to demolish mosque

In comes Imran: can a bowler bat?

US cuts military training programmes with Pakistan as Trump cracks down

Shahzaib Hasan’s ban extended to four years

HEC Suspends 400+ MPhil and PhD Programs in Pakistan

Maulana Fazlur Rehman’s address causes outrage in Pakistan

Who controlled RTS, how it collapsed and who benefitted?

FM: Iran wants to restore relations with Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain

Pakistan to pursue economic ties with Iran despite US sanctions

Afghan-trained high profile terrorist commander involved in school attacks

UAE aircraft took part in Israeli air raids on Gaza, journalist claims

Is Mehmood Khan’s nomination as CM a first sign of Imran’s compromise?

Cosying up Imran Khan: Saudi-backed IsDB ready to help Imran-led govt with $4 billion loan

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Imran Khan hints at ‘massive changes’ in Pakistan cricket

1397/5/29 | 05:39
  Imran Khan has hinted at significant changes in Pakistan cricket following his appointment as prime minister of the country. Khan was sworn in as the 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan on July 18 at the President House in Islamabad. On this occasion members of the triumphant 1992 World Cup winning squad were also present amongst other dignitaries. Speaking to former cricketers after the oath-taking ceremony, sources have said that Imran Khan showed keen desire to bring changes for the betterment of Pakistan cricket. It is likely that ...

US Secy of State Pompeo to visit Islamabad for talks with new Pakistani leaders

1397/5/28 | 05:39
  United States (US) Secretary of State Michael Pompeo is likely to visit Islamabad in the first week of September for consultations with Prime Minister Imran Khan and his team on issues of mutual interests, diplomatic and official sources told Media. Pompeo, who is expected in Islamabad on Sept 5, will likely be the first foreign dignitary to meet the newly elected prime minister, who took oath of his office on Saturday. During his talks with Pakistani officials, Secretary Pompeo may focus on two major issues: efforts to revive once ...

Pakistan did not need to pick a side in the Canada-Saudi Arabia conflict

1397/5/28 | 05:39
  I had the pleasure of visiting the Pakistani consulate in Toronto the other day to renew my passport. Every time I enter the consulate, it’s like I am transported back in time to a bureaucratic government office in Islamabad in the 90s.   Passport renewal process in Pakistan has been improved and streamlined yet our consulates and embassies still operate as if this is Nawaz Sharif’s first term in office. But I digress. I was seated next to a bearded gentleman who was also there to renew his passport. We struck up a conversation ...

Sidhu draws criticism in India for visiting Pakistan and embracing Gen Bajwa

1397/5/28 | 05:39
India's cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu on Saturday expressed the optimism that Prime Minister Imran Khan would steer his country out of crises and change its destiny. The legendary cricketer accompanied by Vikram Singh Meta, Imran Khan's close friend from India, and Ramiz Raja, member of Pakistan's 1992 World Cup winning team, addressed a press conference in Islamabad. Navjot Singh Sidhu said the invitation extended to him to attend Imran Khan's oath-taking ceremony was a "message of love, friendship and peace for his countrymen". "There ...

Iranian Parliament speaker congratulates new Pakistani counterpart

1397/5/27 | 05:39
Iranian Parliament’s Speaker Ali Larijani in a telephone conversation congratulated Asad Qaiser over his election as Speaker of National Assembly, lower house of Pakistan’s bicameral parliament.   Dr Larijani expressed satisfaction over developing ties between the Pakistan and Iran, the two Muslim countries, in various sectors and called for further expansion of parliamentary cooperation during his tenure. Referring to regional developments, Iranian Parliament’s speaker said Iran and Pakistan are now regarded as two important ...

Prime Minister Imran Khan: PTI chairman sworn in as 22nd premier of Pakistan

1397/5/27 | 05:39
PM-elect Imran Khan today took oath as the 22nd prime minister of Pakistan at a ceremony held at the President House. Khan, who outvoted opposition and PML-N candidate Shahbaz Sharif in the PM's election on Friday, was administered his oath by President Mamnoon Hussain. After taking the oath as premier, Khan and First Lady Bushra Imran greeted various guests. As the ceremony concluded, Khan proceeded to the Prime Minister's Office, where he was presented a guard of honour. The oath-taking ceremony, which was scheduled to begin at 9:30am, ...

FO rejects charges Pakistanis aided Taliban in Ghazni

1397/5/26 | 05:39
  The Foreign Office rejected on Thursday allegations that Pakistani citizens had supported the Taliban attack on Afghanistan’s city of Ghazni recently. “We have not received any evidence to back up these spurious accusations and reject these baseless allegations,” FO spokesman Dr Muhammad Faisal said, rejecting allegations made by Afghan officials and others. Last Friday, some 1,000 Taliban fighters stormed the city of Ghazni and retreated five days later. Afghan defence minister Tariq Shah Bahrami had earlier this week said that ...

Frenemies for life: The downward trajectory of US–Pakistan relations

1397/5/26 | 05:39
  The United States and Pakistan have had a fraught relationship for decades. Both blame each other for being an unreliable ally. While Washington blames Pakistan’s constant support of militant groups like the Afghan Taliban, Haqqani Network, Lashkar-e-Taiba, amongst others, and lack of adequate security safeguards for its nuclear weapons for the unstable bilateral relationship, Islamabad accuses Washington of being dismissive of the human toll Pakistan has suffered due to the U.S.-led Global War on Terror (GWOT) and always siding with ...

21st prime minister of Pakistan to be elected today

1397/5/26 | 05:39
  With the general elections out of the way and the resultant national and provincial assemblies having taken shape, today at 3:30 pm is when the parliament elects its new leader of the house — the person more commonly known as the prime minister. Since the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf emerged as the biggest parliamentary party in the wake of the July 25 polls, its candidate Imran Khan is considered the clear favourite for the post. Khan has been the PTI's unanimous choice for the PM's job, especially after all 120 of the party's parliamentary ...

Pakistan thrashed 3-0 by Vietnam on international return

1397/5/24 | 05:39
    The Pakistan football team returned to the international arena with a 3-0 loss against Vietnam in their Asian Games Group ‘D’ game at the Wibara Mukti Stadium on Tuesday. Vietnam looked very convincing as they attacked from the start. Within the first 10 minutes, Nguyen van Quyet had made three attempts but his efforts were either off the mark or saved by Pakistan goalkeeper Saqib Hanif. The experience of having played in the AFC U23 Championship in China last January — where they finished second — proved to be advantageous ...

In partnership of Russia, China and Pakistan, India can be the biggest loser: Global Times

1397/5/24 | 05:39
 Chinese state media has warned Narendra Modi’s Indian government that close ties between Russia and Pakistan has the ‘potential for completely changing the balance of power in the region and could lead to New Delhi getting isolated’. In an opinion piece published in Global Times, Sawraj Singh, chairman of Washington State Network for Human Rights stated: “It is evident that Russia and China are coming closer. However, a new element is adding up in this matrix: Russia and Pakistan are also moving closer to each other.” “India should ...

Anti-terror financing compliance review of Pakistan to conclude tomorrow

1397/5/24 | 05:39
  A visiting delegation of the Asia Pacific Group (APG) on Thursday will complete its review of Pakistan’s compliance with international obligations over fighting money laundering and terror financing in order to submit its report to the Paris-based Financial Action Task Force (FATF). By the end of September next year, Pakistan has to comply with a 10-point action plan it committed with the FATF in June this year to combat terror financing and money laundering to get out of the grey list or else fall into the black list, a finance ministry ...

US and Taliban again bypass Pakistan for their talks in Doha

1397/5/23 | 05:39
  It is surprising that US and Afghan Government blame Pakistan government for Taliban attacks and Taliban too attack civilians in Afghanistan but both US and Taliban continue to talk with each other without seeking any role of Pakistan.   The US officials and Taliban representatives are likely to hold a second round of direct talks in Doha (Qatar) next month as American defence chief says, reconciliation is the most important part of the Trump administration’s Afghan strategy. The head of the US State Department’s South Asian ...

Pakistan's Imran Khan voices support for Erdogan, people of Turkey

1397/5/23 | 05:39
  Prime minister-in-waiting Imran Khan on Tuesday expressed the hope that President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and the people of Turkey will steer their country out of economic challenges. In a Twitter post on the occasion of Pakistan's independence day, the PTI chairman said people of Pakistan are praying for the success of President Erodogan and the people of Turkey in dealing with the severe economic crisis. He said the people of Turkey will deal with the current challenges confronting their country as they have always succeeded against ...

Pakistan-Iran relations may be strengthened thru film industry cooperation

1397/5/23 | 05:39
  Post-revolutionary Iranian cinema has been celebrated in many international forums and festivals for its distinct style, themes, authors, idea of nationhood, and cultural references and Pakistan-Iran ties can be strengthen further by film industry cooperation as well.   Iran and Pakistan enjoy close, cordial and fraternal relations in many areas, however, their cooperation in film industry is almost negligible which can play a very important role in bringing people of the two countries closer to each other. Iranian cinema has ...

Pakistan celebrates 71st Independence Day

1397/5/23 | 05:39
The Pakistani nation is celebrating the 71st anniversary of independence today with traditional fervour and enthusiasm as several activities are being arranged to mark the occasion. Special prayers will be offered in mosques at dawn for peace, solidarity, and prosperity of the country and for the resolution of the long-standing issue of Kashmir. Besides, the educational institutions have arranged art exhibitions, declamation contests, national songs competitions and sports competition to mark the celebrations. The district and local administrations ...

Coordinated’ Pakistan ready for Asian Games challenge

1397/5/23 | 05:39
As Pakistan Hockey team reaches Indonesia for the Asian Games, the head coach Roelant Oltmans says players now have their roles and positions clear and will go for the kill in all of their matches. The silver medallist team of the 2014 Asian Games, where they lost the final against arch-rivals India by 4-2 in a penalty shootout after ending the match 1-1 after full time, is all firing on all engines to make it to this year’s final, en route a gold. And Oltmans, while talking about the team’s preparation, told The Express Tribune that the ...

US further sidelines Pakistan in Afghanistan peace efforts

1397/5/22 | 05:39
  The National Defense Authorization Act 2019, passed recently by the US Congress, is having a slight impact on the Pakistani economy, but will be having a more predictable impact on the Islamabad-Washington alliance in the war on terrorism. It also reinforces India’s strategic significance in the Americans’ South Asia and Indian Ocean policy, which will be disquieting for Pakistani defense planners. The new law permitted $150 million of security-related aid to Pakistan, which is significantly less than the $700 million that was authorized ...

329 MNAs take oath as 15th National Assembly is born

1397/5/22 | 05:39
    The first session of the 15th National Assembly is underway in Islamabad during which 329 members of the lower house of the parliament took oath after their election in the July 25 countrywide polls. Outgoing NA Speaker Ayaz Sadiq administered the oath to the MNAs-elect in the 342-member house, in what is a part of only the second democratic transition in the country's history. Prime minister-in-waiting and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan and other prominent political leaders, including PML-N president Shahbaz ...

Zilhaj moon sighted, Eidul Azha on August 22

1397/5/21 | 05:39
The first day of Eidul Azha will be celebrated across Pakistan on August 22, Central Ruet-i-Hilal Committee Chairman Mufti Muneebur Rehman announced on Sunday following the sighting of the Zilhaj moon. The announcement was preceded by meetings of the moon-sighting committee and other zonal committees in all provincial capitals of the country. The Islamic month of Zilhaj will commence on August 13. Meanwhile, Haj will be observed in Saudi Arabia on August 20. Muslims across the country celebrate the annual festival of Eidul Azha, or the Festival ...

Pakistanis shocked over Foreign Office uncalled for support to Saudi Kingdom against Canada

1397/5/21 | 05:39
  Foreign Office Spokesman Dr Muhammad Faisal’s statement against Canada and support to Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has left Pakistani nation in shock and dismay.   Canada remains open for Pakistanis and diaspora settled in Canada enjoys more freedom as compared to Saudi Kingdom where Pakistanis are suffering due to violation of their rights as workers/employees and they have to face extra taxes while many have been jailed when they protested against non-payment of their salaries. Instead of defending Pakistanis rights in Saudi ...

Would PTI frame a Russia focused foreign policy?

1397/5/21 | 05:39
The nadir of Pak-Russia relations was hit during the Cold War when on May 1, 1960, a CIA U-2 spy plane taking off from a secret facility at Badaber, Peshawar, was shot down deep in Soviet territory and the pilot Gary Powers captured, causing much embarrassment to Washington and earning complicit Pakistan a sharp rebuke from then Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev.   The zenith of the formerly marginalised relationship was the Islamabad visit this week by Russian deputy defence minister, meetings with COAS and senior officials of other services, ...

An overt message to US : Pakistan's Military officers to get training in Russia

1397/5/21 | 05:39
Pakistani military officers will receive training in Russian Federation military institutes under a recent agreement signed between the two countries. The deal underscores Pakistan’s increasing reliance on Russia for its military needs amid strained relations with the US. It was signed earlier this week during a visit by Russian Deputy Defence Minister Col Gen Alexander Fomin. The agreement comes as local media reported the US has stopped financing military training in the US for Pakistani soldiers — a step that Senator Mushahid Hussain ...

US senators 'concerned' over possible IMF loan to Pakistan

1397/5/21 | 05:39
A bipartisan group of 16 US senators has expressed concern over potential bailout requests to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) by countries who have accepted “predatory Chinese infrastructure financing”. In a letter addressed to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the senators have asked how the Trump administration plans to address “the dangers of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)”.   The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a part of BRI, and involves billions of dollars worth ...

Saudi Arabia and Iran woo incoming Pakistani prime minister

1397/5/20 | 05:39
  An offer by a Saudi-backed bank to lend financially strapped Pakistan US$4 billion is likely intended to bolster Saudi influence when former international cricket player Imran Khan is sworn in in the coming week as the South Asian country’s next prime minister.   The offer was most immediately related to a statement by Asad Umar, Pakistan’s new finance minister-in-waiting, that Pakistan would decide on whether to seek a bailout from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) or friendly nations such as China and Saudi Arabia by ...

In comes Imran: can a bowler bat?

1397/5/20 | 05:39
  In the next a few days, Imran Ahmed Khan Niazi is going to be Pakistan’s next prime minister. His opponents are also getting ready to make sure he regrets the career move he made a couple of decades ago hoping he would cleanse the Aegean stables of Pakistan politics.   Polls, pundits and people were not expecting the results thrown up through the ballot on July 25th. But then politics in Pakistan remains eternally unpredictable. For the last two weeks, Imran and his companions are busy stitching up the cabinets for the Centre ...

US cuts military training programmes with Pakistan as Trump cracks down

1397/5/20 | 05:39
  United States (US) President Donald Trump’s administration has quietly started cutting scores of Pakistani officers from coveted training and educational programmes that have been a hallmark of bilateral military relations for more than a decade, officials say. The move, which has not been previously reported, is one of the first known impacts from Trump’s decision this year to suspend US security assistance to Pakistan to compel it to crack down on militants. The Pentagon and the Pakistan Army did not comment directly on the decision ...

HEC Suspends 400+ MPhil and PhD Programs in Pakistan

1397/5/19 | 05:39
  The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has stopped over 400 courses related to MPhil and PhD from different universities for not meeting the standard criteria, revealed HEC officials. A committee of the HEC reviews the degrees of all universities and updates the syllabus after every three years,” said Executive Director (ED) HEC Dr Arshad Ali while briefing the Senate Standing Committee on Federal Education and Professional Training. The committee met with Rana Maqbool Ahmed in the chair. The meeting commenced with a discussion on ...

Pakistan to pursue economic ties with Iran despite US sanctions

1397/5/19 | 05:39
Pakistan on Thursday said it reserves the right to ‘pursue legitimate economic and commercial interests’ with Iran in the wake of re-imposition of sanctions on Tehran by US President Donald Trump, who warned that the countries doing business with the Islamic states might also face the music. “We are examining the implications of the US’ re-imposed sanctions on Iran,” Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal told reporters at his weekly news briefing. “However, Pakistan, being a sovereign state, reserves the right to pursue ...

Afghan-trained high profile terrorist commander involved in school attacks

1397/5/19 | 05:39
Gilgit-Baltistan police said today that a militant commander involved in the Diamer school attacks and killed during a search operation earlier this week, was a high-profile Afghan-trained terrorist. In response to the incident, police cordoned off the entire area and started a search operation, the SP said. Three suspects identified as Fidaur Rehman, Faizur Rehman and Saeedur Rehman allegedly involved in the attack were arrested, whereas Commander Shafi was killed during an exchange of fire, according to the SP's report. A criminal case ...

Pakistan sides with Saudi Arabia in diplomatic spat with Canada

1397/5/19 | 05:39
  In what looked to be a word of caution for the non-career politically appointed ambassadors serving in different capitals across the world, the Foreign Office on Thursday suggested that many of them would soon have to pack their bags. “According to their contract, non-career ambassadors are deemed to have resigned, unless the new government decides otherwise,” Foreign Office Spokesman Dr Muhammad Faisal said in response to a question about the ambassador to the United States, Ali Jehangir Siddiqui. The future of politically appointed ...

Partition could have been averted by making Jinnah the PM of undivided India: Dalai Lama

1397/5/18 | 05:39
Exiled Tibetan leader Dalai Lama said on Wednesday that partition would have been averted had Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah become the first prime minister of India, reported Hindustan Times. The Dalai Lama made the comments while speaking at a Goa educational institute. He made the remarks while responding to a student’s query on taking right decisions. “Now look at India. I think Mahatma Gandhi was very much willing to give the prime ministership to Jinnah. But Pandit Nehru refused,” he said. The exiled Tibetan leader went on to ...

Daesh remains key concern in Russian security dialogue with Pakistan

1397/5/18 | 05:39
  Pakistan and Russia strengthened their military ties as the two sides signed an agreement that allows for training of Pakistani troops at Russian military training institutes.   However, the two countries talks in Islamabad also featured a discussion on the situation in the Middle East and Afghanistan. One of Russia’s key concerns in its security dialogue with Pakistan had been the growing foothold of the militant ISIS group, also known by its Arabic acronym Daesh, in Afghanistan and the relocation of Daesh terrorists from Iraq ...

Pakistan rejects US statement against CPEC and China

1397/5/18 | 05:39
  Pakistan on Wednesday defended its economic partnership with China, amid fears that the terms of opaque multi-billion dollar investments by Beijing could be exacerbating Islamabad's economic woes as it considers a fresh International Monetary Fund (IMF) bailout.   “We have noted recent media reports questioning the viability of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), claiming that it would create an unbearable debt burden for Pakistan,” the government said in a statement issued to the media. “Such media reports are often ...

US courts India while ditches Pakistan

1397/5/18 | 05:39
After amending its domestic laws, the US has now designated India to get into the list of its Strategic Trade Authorization-1 (STA-1). There was a tweet by Wilbur Ross, US Commerce Secretary that with this new status given to India the US companies and manufacturers seek to reap benefits by protecting the US national security concerns. The decision of Trump Administration to grant Strategic Trade Authorization-1 status to India came in 2016 when the US announced India as its major defence partner. The step is taken quiet perilously by the US ...

Pakistani student bagged Bronze medal at International Chemistry Olympiad

1397/5/18 | 05:39
A Pakistani student Muhammad Suleiman Thaniana of Karachi Grammar School won the Bronze medal at International Chemistry Olympiad competition held in Slovakia and Czech Republic.   The contest kicked off on 19th July and ended on 29th July. A team of four members from Pakistan led by Dr. Khalid Mohammed Khan and Dr. Muhammad Raza of HEJ participated in the event. A total of 304 students from 76 countries participated in the event. The four-team members were selected after a thorough test conducted by HEJ Research Institute of Chemistry ...

Second edition of T10 League gets ICC’s approval

1397/5/17 | 05:39
T10 League organisers today announced that International Cricket Council (ICC) has officially sanctioned the second season of T10 League, which will be held from November 23 2018 in Sharjah. The apex body’s validation comes as a shot in the arm for the league that will have two new teams making them to a strong eight teams and a ten-day long season.   T10 League is the evolution of cricket, from 50-over games to 10-over games. ICC, last season, had approved the organisers of running the first 10 overs format league in the world. Local ...

Pakistanis hide Rs43 trillion assets abroad

1397/5/17 | 05:39
The authorities probing into the illegal foreign accounts and properties of thousands of Pakistanis disclosed on Tuesday that the volume of hidden assets stashed by Pakistani nationals in different tax havens abroad stood at $350 billion (Rs43 trillion). Interestingly, the authorities also revealed, for the first time, that only accounts, properties worth Rs1,003 billion (US$8.1 billion) were declared by over 5,300 entities, individuals under the amnesty scheme 2018 in the past three months. “By the close of Amnesty Scheme 2018 on July 31st, ...

Is Gilgit-Baltistan becoming next headquarters of Terrorist outfits?

1397/5/17 | 05:39
A spate of terror attacks in the Diamer district of Gilgit-Baltistan is worrying and mystifying. A sudden eruption of violence over the weekend, with arson attacks on a number of schools in the Diamer region, and helter-skelter attempts by the security apparatus to find the culprits, took another turn on Sunday.   Militants on higher ground attacked security personnel and government officials travelling by road below, effectively cutting off two tehsils of Diamer district and narrowly failing in an assassination attempt on a district and ...

Time to resuscitate the civil services in Pakistan

1397/5/16 | 05:39
Civil services, once the Faberge egg of the society, cease to be the choice of talented and creative young people. During the last seven decades, the institution of civil services has seen various fluctuations under different democratic and military regimes.   Every government tried to clip the wings of civil servants on the pretext of purging the institution from corruption and aligning it with changing times. Every attempt to reform the vital sector spawned more inefficiency and moral infirmity. As per the Corruption Perception Index, ...

No objection to Iran-Pakistan gas project: EU

1397/5/16 | 05:39
The European Union (EU) Ambassador to Pakistan, Jean-François Cautain, said on Monday that the European Union was ready to work with the new government of Pakistan in security, economy, GSP-Plus, education, and rural development sectors. He said this during a meeting with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan here at Banigala. He visited Imran to congratulate him on his party’s victory in the recent elections. The EU ambassador maintained that the European Union had no objection to the proposed Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline project and ...

Pakistan will be going to the IMF for the 13th time. Will PTI’s Asad Umar fare better than past ministers?

1397/5/16 | 05:39
As election fervour morphs slowly into a nervous anticipation for Naya Pakistan, commentators are now shifting their attention away from the events of July 25 and looking to the future. Amongst the many policy proposals floating in newsfeeds and pundit circles alike is the government-elect’s rumoured plan to approach the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a bailout to deal with Pakistan’s pesky foreign exchange reserves crisis. While stories about American opposition to a new loan and the interplay between the IMF and the China-Pakistan ...

Failing fifth-generation fighter project: Russia may punish India with Pak help Listen

1397/5/15 | 05:39
Russia should pay less attention to India’s interests. Some experts believe that such a policy could serve as a punishment for India, even though the two countries have had positive relationship for many decades. However, everything changes. It’s no secret that India was and still remains one of the main buyers of Russian arms. According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, India was the largest arms importer in the world in 2000-2014. The share of Soviet (and Russian) weapons in India’s armed forces made up about 75%. In ...

British campaigners hopeful Pakistan will exchange Shakil Afridi for Aafia Siddiqui

1397/5/15 | 05:39
  For two Pakistani doctors languishing in jails thousands of miles apart, there was more at stake than the promise made by Imran Khan to transform their nation as he declared victory after the general election. During weeks of frenetic political campaigning, an influential group of British Pakistanis has been negotiating with Khan and senior military figures to arrange a prisoner swap involving Dr Shakil Afridi, who helped the CIA track the al-Qaida leader, Osama bin Laden, and Dr Aafia Siddiqui, convicted of attempting to kill two American ...

'Smaller residence for Imran Khan to save Rs1.85b annually for Pakistan'

1397/5/14 | 05:39
Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan’s decision to live in a smaller, simpler residence and not in the official Prime Minister’s House will save the exorbitant amount of Pakistani Rs1.85 billion spent annually on the PM House. It will also send a positive message to the masses that their prime minister is not wasting public money on a life of luxuries and protocol ,the Gulf News reported. Imran Khan has, in a number of interviews and press conferences, made it clear that he will neither stay in the PM House nor enjoy VVIP protocol ...

After the looted money: How Imran Khan would bring looted money back to Pakistan?

1397/5/14 | 05:39
The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Saturday confirmed that an important point of discussion in Imran Khan’s recent meetings with envoys of UK and UAE — who visited Bani Gala to congratulate him over his party’s victory in general elections — was money laundering.   “Imran emphasised that these countries [UK and UAE] should cooperate with Pakistan to identify those Pakistanis who piled up properties worth billions of rupees abroad. Their cooperation is also sought to bring back all the looted money,” PTI spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry ...

Semi-literate extremist-turned-journalist preaches sectarian hatred

1397/5/14 | 05:39
  Saleem Safi, a semi-literate journalist who once had been affiliated with the hatemongering fanatics of banned militant outfits, still continues to preach the similar hatemongering ideology of intolerance and hatred based on ignorance.   For the literate and mature Pakistanis who are well-versed in the international politics and well-aware of facts of the power politics of Pakistan, people such as Saleem Safi has no value because of his illusionary mythical inference against the incontrovertible fact. Safi has been disseminating ...

Who wants to spoil Aleem Khan’s bid for Punjab CM slot?

1397/5/13 | 05:39
  Whether it was twist of fate or a deliberate attempt on part of NAB and CDA to spoil Aleem Khan’s bid for the office of the Punjab chief minister, the PTI leader was thrown in possible hot water by the two government entities at a time when he was being seriously considered for the high profile slot. What raises suspicions is the fact that a senior NAB official personally told different newsmen during the last a few days that Aleem Khan had “failed to justify the means” to buy his London flats and other properties in Dubai. The ...

The Despicable American Media Coverage of Pakistan Elections

1397/5/13 | 05:39
The American mainstream media boasts a voracious appetite for caricaturing, simplifying, and neatly categorizing non-Western people and life, especially when it comes to Muslim people and life.   The most recent example of such sensationalist dehumanizing came in the wake of the recently concluded elections in Pakistan that saw philanthropist cum politician Imran Khan sweep to victory. The outcome of these elections presented the Western media with a vexing conceptual difficulty: the man Pakistanis had elected as their Prime Minister, ...