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Forward bloc in Sindh govt in the making?

‘More to do’ is the new ‘do more’

Abbas' demolition act helps Pakistan clinch series win over Australia

Cutting Financial Aid To Pakistan May Not Bring Peace To Afghanistan

Did RAW try to kill the President of Sri Lanka?

US to press Pakistan for shift in Afghan policy: official

Saudi looking for bin Salman replacement: Report

Kandahar governor, police and intelligence chiefs killed in insider attack

Details of the 11-minute audio recording of the torture and death of Khashoggi

S-400: False sense of security

Saudi 'rogue crown prince' must go: US senator

Did IMF refuse to give bail out package to Pakistan?

Wajid Zia says letter from Qatari royal seems to be part of a 'fictional myth'

'I say sorry to Pakistan': Danish Kaneria admits to involvement in 2012 spot-fixing scandal

Abraaj founder sought to buy influence with Sharifs, says WSJ

Female inmates go on hunger strike at Bahraini jail over ill-treatment

Kashoggi's death episode: How Trump is blackmailing Bin Salman?

Mobile phones not to be blocked after Oct 20, says minister

Turkish daily says audio tapes indicate Saudi journalist 'decapitated'

Is CJP in trouble after another reference is filed against him?

Is former President Musharraf on deathbed?

Five-star Abbas bowls out Australia

Can NAB really hold Shahbaz Sharif accountable?

Iran assured of help in tracing abducted guards

A deal again: How US going to rescue Saudia from Kashoggi's murder episode?

Zainab's rapist, murderer Imran Ali hanged at Kot Lakhpat Jail

Saudi Prince calls for military campaign against Kuwait, sparks backlash

Allama Hassan Zafar says those ridiculed judiciary, top judges, are freed

JCSC Pakistan chief in US for conference on countering violent extremist outfits

Forward bloc in PTI?

China endorses Pakistan’s aid request to IMF

Sunday by-poll: Analysis and lessons for PTI

Shrines under the watchful eye: CJP orders forensic audit

Saudi riyal at lowest level since 2016 over Khashoggi case

India, Iran to speed up Chabahar plan before US bans

UET Peshawar Students Develop a Solution to Power Theft

Pakistan wins first medal in 2018 Youth Olympics in wrestling

Shia pilgrims denied entry into Balochistan, stuck at provincial border with Sindh

Iran embassy in Ankara evacuated after 'bomb warning'

Mother defeats son in Muzaffargarh by-elections

Asia Bibi case: Opportunist Khadim Rizvi threatens judiciary, NGOs and the lawyer

U.S envoy met the Taliban representatives in Qatar

$2 bn RLNG pipeline: Crucial Pak-Russia talks begin today

Saudi source: Reconciliation with Iran possible if sanctions imposed

Three Saudi soldiers killed in clashes with Yemeni army in border areas

Saudis 'reject' threats as stocks drop amid scrutiny over missing journalist

On the decliine: PTI fails to clinch NA seat in by-polls

Jamal Khashoggi was no Revolutionary, Rebel or Human rights defender

The question of cuffs

Pakistan By-election results 2018 LIVE Updates

After DPO Gondal, another short shrift for IGP Punjab

Illegal recruitments scam: NAB Arrests ex-PU VC, five registers

TLP threatens to paralyse country if Aasia Bibi is acquitted

In the shadow of loan: Is US trying to create rift between China and Pakistan?

British-Pakistani Iris Iftikhar eyes Gold at British Taekwondo Championship

Trump using Iranophobia to sell American munitions to Arab states: Nasrallah

UK imam fired for anti-Saudi comments

Sunni Ittehad Council chief condemns arrest of Faisal Raza Abidi

Pakistan will continue to trade with Iran in own interest despite US sanctions

Jamal Khashoggi changes the Middle East at potentially horrible cost

Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India Pipeline

Why has Mr. Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui been removed as IHC Judge?

How to register your mobile device with PTA?

US sees Chinese debt responsible for economic woes in Pakistan

Indian troops martyr PhD scholar Dr Manan Wani among two in IoK

HRW urges Saudi allies to review ties over missing journalist

Australia dash Pakistan's dreams by drawing first Test

Minister sees 8 months halt every year if Pakistan-Iran ferry service launched

Pakistan formally seeks financial assistance from IMF

Saudi crown prince ordered operation against missing journalist: report

Murder of Saudi Journalist: A ticking time bomb between Turkey and KSA

Pak-China Armed Drone deal and its implications in the region

Who is Calsons?: NAB’s best bet in Ashiana case

'Yemenis target Saudi military boat in counter-strike'

Saudi Arabia's dark history of abduction and killing dissidents

China to sell unmanned, strike-capable drones to Pakistan

Turkey vows to put on trial Saudi officials tied to Khashoggi case

Pakistani rupee, the cheapest currency in South Asia: Report

Faisal Raza Abidi arrested outside Supreme Court for criticizing powerful figures

Who is Ibrahim Koko?: Startling case of fake travel documents

IMF warns Pakistan against ‘excessive loans’ from China

“No NRO”: PM maintains rigid stance against corruption

Saudis, authoritarian leaders inspired by Trump: Sanders

Allama Raja Nasir asks government to rescue Shia Zaireen at Taftan border

DPO Pakpattan case: Who is the real winner?

Pakistan With or Without the IMF?

Qatar Airways will continue flights to Iran, unfazed by US sanctions

Pakistan extend lead to 325 against Australia

No threat to Pakistan from Cyclone Luban

Neither Saudi Arabia, nor other producers can replace Iranian oil: Zangeneh

Blasphemy charges: Khanewal police book man for claiming to be '11th caliph'

PhD Transfer Programs: HEC greets US delegation

Shahbaz Arrest: Nawaz steps in as PML-N bets on sympathy vote

Pakistan ex-minister suggests to enhance trade ties with Iran

Imran must keep working relations with Iran

Treason case: LHC orders removal of Cyril Almeida's name from ECL, withdraws warrants

Another surgical strike?

Saudi cleric close to MBS calls for 'peace' trip to Israel

Cleric declares himself 11th Imam of Islam

ASWJ Mengal group terrorist involved in Shia genocide released

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Abbas' demolition act helps Pakistan clinch series win over Australia

1397/7/27 | 19:18
  Pakistan beat Australia by 373 runs in the second and final Test on the fourth day in Abu Dhabi, taking the series 1-0 on Friday. Australia, set a daunting 538-run target, were bowled out for 164 as Pakistan medium pacer Mohammad Abbas rocked them with figures of 5-62 at Sheikh Zayed Stadium. Marnus Labuschagne top-scored with 43 while Travis Head made 36 and Aaron Finch 31. The first Test ended in a draw in Dubai last week. Scores: Pakistan 282 and 400-9 declared; Australia 145 and 164 ...

Cutting Financial Aid To Pakistan May Not Bring Peace To Afghanistan

1397/7/27 | 19:18
  A new report by the State Department on terrorism criticizes Pakistan for failing to prevent terrorist groups, especially the Afghan Taliban and Haqqani Network (HQN), from using Pakistan as a safe haven. But the reality is that these original proxies of Pakistan may no longer be under Islamabad’s control. The root of insurgency in Afghanistan has multiple causes that reflect and contribute to the country’s fragile security. There are also decades-old disputes between Pakistan and its neighbors that adversely affect Afghanistan’s ...

US to press Pakistan for shift in Afghan policy: official

1397/7/27 | 19:18
While calling recent meetings between United States officials and the new Pakistani government useful, acting Deputy Secretary of State Henry Ensher said the US would continue to apply pressure to Pakistan until Islamabad changed its policy towards regional peace and stability in Afghanistan. “There is truth to the idea that we are applying pressure to Pakistan, and it is an important component of our policy,” said Mr Ensher while speaking at a seminar organised by a think-tank called Indus at the Wilson Centre, Washington. The US official ...

Did IMF refuse to give bail out package to Pakistan?

1397/7/26 | 19:18
  Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday said that Pakistan may not have to approach the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for loans. Talking to a delegation of the Council of Newspapers Editors (CPNE), All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) and Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) at the Prime Minister's Office, the premier reminded that the government is consulting some friendly countries and urged them for cooperation. “Their response is positive. I am quite hopeful that we will not have to approach the IMF for our economic needs,” ...

'I say sorry to Pakistan': Danish Kaneria admits to involvement in 2012 spot-fixing scandal

1397/7/26 | 19:18
Danish Kaneria has finally admitted his role in a fixing scandal that led to the imprisonment of former Essex team-mate Mervyn Westfield after six years of denials, Britain's Daily Mail reported late on Wednesday. Kaneria, who was given a life ban by English cricket chiefs that effectively applied worldwide, said in an interview for an Al Jazeera television documentary quoted by the Mail: "My name is Danish Kaneria and I admit that I was guilty of the two charges brought against me by the England and Wales Cricket Board in 2012." Leg-spinner ...

Five-star Abbas bowls out Australia

1397/7/25 | 19:18
   Australia, resuming at 20-2, were dismissed for 145 in their first innings on the second day of the second Test against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. Mohammad Abbas (5-33) and Bilal Asif (3-23) rocked Australia as they conceded a big 137-run lead over Pakistan´s first innings total of 282. Opener Aaron Finch (39) and Mitchell Starc (34) were the main Australian run-getters. The first Test ended in a draw in Dubai last week. ...

Iran assured of help in tracing abducted guards

1397/7/25 | 19:18
  The Fore­ign Office on Tuesday assured Iran of Pakistan’s cooperation in tracing some of its guards who were abducted near the border between the two countries earlier in the day. “No effort will be spared to assist our Iranian brothers in finding the Iranian guards,” the FO said in a statement issued late in the evening after Tehran protested over the kidnapping of its guards from a region bordering Pakistan and sought cooperation for their recovery. The border guards were kidnapped by militants from a post in Mirjaveh region ...

China endorses Pakistan’s aid request to IMF

1397/7/24 | 19:18
  China today endorsed Pakis­tan’s request to Interna­tional Monetary Fund (IMF) for financial assistance for addressing its economic challenges, but cautioned that the facility should not affect economic cooperation between Islamabad and Beijing. “As a member of the IMF, China supports the organisation in making an objective evaluation of Pakistan based on professionalism and earnestly helping it properly address the current difficulty,” Chinese foreign ministry spokes­person Lu Kang said at his press briefing in Beijing. His ...

Pakistan wins first medal in 2018 Youth Olympics in wrestling

1397/7/23 | 19:18
  Wrestler Inayatullah made history for Pakistan today by winning Pakistan's first medial in the 2018 Youth Olympics being conducted in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Inayatullah, won a bronze medal in the Youth Olympics by defeating an American wrestler. The Pakistani wrestler, who is also patroned Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda), had competed in the 65 kilogramme freestyle category. This is not the first time Inayatullah had brought honour to Pakistan, in 2017 he also won an Under-17 world title in the Beach World Wrestling ...

$2 bn RLNG pipeline: Crucial Pak-Russia talks begin today

1397/7/23 | 19:18
  Pakistan and Russia are going to initiate crucial talks here on Monday (today) to give final touches to a BOOT (built own operate and transfer) based agreement for laying down $2 billion 800km North-South RLNG specific pipeline staring from Nawabshah to Lahore, a top senior official of Petroleum Division told media. Once the project gets completed, the Russian company is most likely to charge 70-75 cents per mmcfd gas as transportation tariff.” Pakistan’s two LNG terminals are currently equipped with the off-take guarantee of 1.2 ...

In the shadow of loan: Is US trying to create rift between China and Pakistan?

1397/7/21 | 19:18
  The United States said that it will examine closely Pakistan request for a loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), adding that “part of the reason that Pakistan found itself in this situation is Chinese debt”. Asked at a Thursday news briefing how would the United States deal with Pakistan’s request, State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said: “In all cases, we examine that closely from all angles of it, including Pakistan’s debt position, in evaluating any type of loan programme”. Ms Nauert also blamed Pakistan’s ...

Pakistan will continue to trade with Iran in own interest despite US sanctions

1397/7/20 | 19:18
  Pakistan opposed unilateral sanctions imposed by the US on Iran saying that it would continue to trade with Iran in own interest.   Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal while replying to a question at his weekly news briefing in Islamabad said that Pakistan in principle is opposed to coercive economic sanctions which affect the human development and add to the poverty of not only a specific country but the entire region. He added that sanctions limit the economic opportunities and suffocate regional trade. “We ...

Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India Pipeline

1397/7/20 | 19:18
    Till recent, the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project was seen as a pipedream, but it has suddenly turned into a reality and apparently its completion is not too far.   Lobbyists of the mega-project are painting a rosy picture. They see in it a huge potential, and term it as a vehicle for connectivity and peace, offering sustainable source of energy. It is argued that contrary to popular belief, instead of being contingent upon Afghan stability, it is likely to become a source of unprecedented ...

US sees Chinese debt responsible for economic woes in Pakistan

1397/7/20 | 19:18
  The United States early today said that the huge Chinese debt responsible for the economic challenges in Pakistan, adding that it will review government's bailout plea to the IMF from all angles, including the country's debt position. During a press conference,the State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said; "We understand that Pakistan has formally requested assistance from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). In all cases, we examine that closely from all angles of it, including Pakistan's debt position, in evaluating any type ...

Australia dash Pakistan's dreams by drawing first Test

1397/7/19 | 19:18
  The first Test between Pakistan and Australia ended in a draw on Thursday after the Green Shirts did not manage to take the two wickets required to gain a 1-0 lead in the two-match Test series. Even though Yasir Shah took three wickets in quick succession to revive Pakistan's hopes for victory, the lull that followed soon after made the game quite uninteresting by the last over. His third and fourth victim in the game were Mitchell Starc (1) and Peter Siddle (0) soon after he had taken the crucial wicket of set batsmen and hero of the ...

Minister sees 8 months halt every year if Pakistan-Iran ferry service launched

1397/7/19 | 19:18
  Pakistan’s Minister of Maritime Affairs Syed Ali Haider Zaidi says that ferries can’t run from March to October because of the rough seas as we have two wind corridors from east to west and north to south but we are trying to solve the issue.   In an interview he said that there is also a plan to start ferry service between Pakistani and Iranian ports but there are certain challenges. He said there is lot of scope of cooperation between Iran and Pakistan in all sectors. He said trade opportunities between Iran and Pakistan ...

Pakistan formally seeks financial assistance from IMF

1397/7/19 | 19:18
  International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde on Thursday confirmed that Pakistan has formally requested financial assistance from the fund to address its economic challenges. Lagarde said in a statement that the request came during her meeting with Finance Minister Asad Umar and State Bank Governor Tariq Bajwa on the sidelines of the IMF and World Bank annual meetings in Bali. "An IMF team will visit Islamabad in the coming weeks to initiate discussions for a possible IMF-supported economic programme," Lagarde ...

Pak-China Armed Drone deal and its implications in the region

1397/7/19 | 19:18
  As per the reports, Pakistan is buying 48 advanced armed drones, Wing Loong II, from China in the biggest ever sale of armed drones for China. The reports were confirmed by Global Times the State-operated news outlet of China.   Further details of the deal incorporating the total cost and delivery date were not shared in the report, however, in the future, the Pakistan Aeronautical Complex Kamra and the Aviation Industry Corporation of China’s Chengdu Aircraft Industrial (Group) Company will jointly manufacture the drones.   The ...

China to sell unmanned, strike-capable drones to Pakistan

1397/7/18 | 19:18
  China has agreed to sell a batch of military-grade drones to Pakistan just days after India signed a multi-billion-dollar arms deal with Russia in defiance of US warnings against military transactions with Moscow. Pakistan's air force said Islamabad and Beijing will jointly produce 48 Wing Loong II UCAVs - unmanned combat aerial vehicles manufactured by China's Chengdu Aircraft Industry Group. Wing Loong-II is China’s latest high-end strike-capable drone with a payload capacity of over 400 kilograms, according to the official Xinhua ...

Pakistani rupee, the cheapest currency in South Asia: Report

1397/7/18 | 19:18
  The Pakistani rupee is said to be the cheapest currency in South Asia, according to Renaissance Capital. In a report shared with Profit, Renaissance Capital says Pakistan’s most recent devaluation takes the rupee to just 4 percent below its long-term average rate (1995-2018). The PKR has never been more than 13 percent weak (PKR147 equivalent) to its real effective exchange rate (REER) average rate since 1995 but may beat that in coming months, Renaissance Capital predicted. Renaissance Capital considers Pakistan among the three ...

IMF warns Pakistan against ‘excessive loans’ from China

1397/7/18 | 19:18
  Pakistan has not yet formally approached the International Monetary Fund for financial assistance, but if bailout talks get underway this week, the goal will be to help Pakistan reach its full potential, the IMF’s chief economist said today. Addressing a news conference at the IMF and World Bank annual meetings in Bali, the IMF’s Maurice Obstfeld cautioned that increased Chinese involvement in Pakistan’s economy could bring both benefits and risks. Obstfeld said Pakistan is facing financing gaps as it has been hit by a large fiscal ...

Pakistan With or Without the IMF?

1397/7/17 | 19:18
  In a TV programme on Dunya TV on Sunday, October 07, 2018, Dr. Moeed Pirzada held a discussion with renowned businessman Mr. Arif Habib on the question of whether Pakistan should go to the IMF (International Monetary Fund) for negotiating another IMF programme. Not questioning the intentions of the worthy business, and like him, others who advocate these days that Pakistan should enter IMF programmes to (a) build up foreign exchange reserves, and (b) bring macroeconomic stabilization, it is important to analyze what economic literature ...

Pakistan extend lead to 325 against Australia

1397/7/17 | 19:18
Pakistan were 45 for three in their second innings of the first Test against Australia, having an overall lead of 325 runs. Imam-ul-Haq was unbeaten on 23 while Azhar Ali was dismissed for four in the last over of the day after Test debutant Bilal Asif snatched six wickets to spark a spectacular Australian collapse from 142-0 to 202 all out and put Pakistan in firm command of the first Test in Dubai on Tuesday. The 33-year-old off-spinner overshadowed his more experienced team-mate Yasir Shah by finishing with 6-36 as his efforts, the third ...

No threat to Pakistan from Cyclone Luban

1397/7/17 | 19:18
  The Pakistan Meteorological Department said on Monday the tropical Cyclone Luban that has formed in the southwest Arabian Sea would not cause any damage to Pakistan. It said that the cyclone’s centre was currently 1,508 kilometres southwest of Karachi and 1,430 kilometers south of Gwadar and it was moving towards southern Oman and Yemen coasts. “The cyclonic storm which has been named Luban is expected to convert into a severe tropical cyclone during the next 24 hours, but it would not affect Pakistani coasts as it is moving ...

Pakistan ex-minister suggests to enhance trade ties with Iran

1397/7/16 | 19:18
  Pakistan has no other option but to enhance trade ties with Iran, Pakistan’s former interior minister Rehman Malik said in a recent interview in which he emphasized that Pakistan has to watch for its own interests and if we watch our own interests, neighbors are more important, more than anybody else.   “I think interaction between the two countries is very important to enhance bilateral ties”, the senator of Pakistan People's Party (PPP) said, referring to frequent high-level exchange of visits between the two friendly countries. Malik ...

Another surgical strike?

1397/7/16 | 19:18
It was Plato who said, ‘Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something’. General Bipin Rawat, India’s chief of army staff, recently threatened to launch ‘another’ surgical strike against Pakistan. Rawat was obviously referring to an earlier farce across the LoC in Kashmir in 2016 as the first. At the time, the Indian media had reported the death of 38 Kashmiri freedom fighters. Slaying 38 highly-motivated militants in a night-time raid in extremely hostile environments, across one of the ...

LNG Accord: Are Pak-Qatar ties in danger?

1397/7/15 | 19:18
  LG According to news reports, Qatar has urged the new PTI led the Pakistani government not to discuss the LNG Terminal accord which was signed between a Qatari and Pakistani company in the Parliament. In case the issue was brought under discussion in the Parliament, this would be tantamount to violation of agreement and Qatar would not only suspend the supply of energy but no relations would be established in future, sources revealed. The letter was sent in order to justify the Sharif’s family position in the Panama scandal but the ...

Pakistan off to steady start in first Test against Australia

1397/7/15 | 19:18
  Pakistan won the toss and opted to bat in the first innings of a two-match Test against Australia in the United Arab Emirates on Sunday. Pakistan are off to a slow, steady start with Mohammad Hafeez and Imamul Haq up to bat. The side are at 27 runs for nil 10 overs down. In the space of six years, Australia have lost 12 of their 15 Tests — recording only two wins with one draw — on tours of India (twice), Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and the United Arab Emirates. They lost 2-0 to Pakistan in the UAE in 2014, with Yasir Shah taking 12 ...

What does Russian arms deal mean to China, Pakistan and US?

1397/7/12 | 19:18
  Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives in India today looking to tie up billions of dollars in arms deals with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, likely irking the US, China and Pakistan in one fell swoop. The Kremlin said before the two-day visit that the "key feature" would be the signing of a $5-billion deal for the advanced S-400 air defence system, despite US sanctions against countries buying Russian defence hardware. India will ask the United States for a special waiver for the purchase — as discussed by their defence and foreign ...

Pakistan sends 150 falcons to Dubai ruler amid criticism from experts

1397/7/11 | 19:18
  Imran Khan-led PTI government’s permission to export 150 falcons to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has raised eyebrows among animal experts who believe that the government has no right to take such a decision because migratory birds are already facing the threat of extinction.     According to a notification issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs dated Sept 27, the export of 150 falcons to the UAE has been unrestricted from the Karachi airport for the personal use of Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the vice president/prime ...

Why is India moving heavy weapons towards Pakistan border?

1397/7/11 | 19:18
  According to the Russian media, the Indian army is deploying extra troops and war machines along the Pakistani border. Gunship helicopters, battle tanks, military cargo choppers, medium to heavy ammunition batteries and military ration depots along Line of Control (LoC) are being installed. Recently there has been a series of statements from Indian Army chief and government representatives of a limited scale operation, which is often referred to as Surgical Strike. Concurrently India is also celebrating the second anniversary of what ...

Did China oppose making Saudia part of CPEC?

1397/7/11 | 19:18
  Pakistan cleared today that Saudi Arabia would not be made part of the $50 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) framework and the kingdom’s proposed investments would fall under a separate bilateral arrangement. Speaking at a joint news conference with Infor­mation Minister Fawad Chaudhry, Minister for Planning and Development Khusro Bakhtiar said there was no decision to bring a third country, like Saudi Arabia, under the framework of the CPEC. He was responding to a question about the possibility of Saudi Arabia becoming ...

Pakistan turns down Saudi offer to acquire two power plants

1397/7/10 | 19:18
  Pakistan has turned down Saudi Arabia’s offer to acquire two LNG-fired power plants only under a sovereign deal, as laws do not allow selling assets without following a rigorous competitive process. “Saudi Arabia also demanded Pakistan to provide free land, complete security and utility facilities for setting up an oil refinery of over 100,000 barrel per day capacity at Gwadar,” the sources told The Express Tribune on Monday. But a final decision on whether to set up the refinery will be taken by Saudi Arabia after visiting the ...

The Saudi politics of oil and Pakistan

1397/7/10 | 19:18
In a bid to ease the balance of payment pressure in the current fiscal year, Pakistan has formally requested Saudi Arabia for supply of oil on deferred payments. Saudi Arabia has been requested for supply of 100,000 to 200,000 barrels per day [on deferred payments] along with other proposals, The News has learnt. The visiting Saudi team is scheduled to visit Gwadar on Tuesday (today) to make an assessment for establishing a multi-billion dollar oil refinery at the Gwadar Oil City. Official sources said all options were on the table and Pakistan ...

Only One Pakistani University Makes it to Top 500 in Latest Rankings

1397/7/9 | 19:18
The United Kingdom has retained its position being home to two world’s top universities, according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.    Oxford University kept its slot as the world’s best institution for the third year in a row, while Cambridge maintained its second best position for the second consecutive year. As far as Pakistani universities are concerned, only one university made it to the top 500 in this list. Pakistani Universities in World Rankings Pakistan has also managed to gain representation on the ...

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 trophy to reach Pakistan on Thursday

1397/7/9 | 19:18
he trophy of ICC World Cup 2019, which is on world tour will reach Lahore on Thursday and will remain in Pakistan for eight days. In first phase, the trophy will be taken to Qaddafi Stadium Lahore where unveiling ceremony will be held. Later, ICC Trophy will be taken to Islamabad and Karachi. ...

Indian forces attack helicopter taking AJK Prime Minister inside Pakistan border

1397/7/8 | 19:18
  The Indian army troops fired shots at the helicopter of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider from a border post along the Line of Control (LoC) today. The helicopter was en route to Tarori near the LoC to condole the death of his brother Chaudhry Abdul Aziz. Border forces stationed on both sides of the Line of Control regularly report to each other about aerial movement over the disputed border. The aerial movement of prime minister Azad Kashmir was already informed to the Indian security forces and the helicopter’s ...

India sponsors terrorism in Pakistan, avoids peace talks on flimsy grounds: FM Qureshi tells UNGA

1397/7/8 | 19:18
  Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, while representing Pakistan at the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, said Pakistan wanted to engage with "all countries and neighbours on the basis of peace and equality”. The foreign minister addressed the audience in the national language, Urdu. "I address you today as the representative of a country moving towards prosperity and development," Qureshi said at the start of his speech. The foreign minister said, "Today the world is at a crossroads as protectionism, ...

Kashmir Conundrum: Can India Craft it’s Pakistan Policy?

1397/7/8 | 19:18
  In a letter addressing to the Indian PM as “Modi Sahab”, Prime Minister Imran Khan had suggested a meeting between the foreign ministers of the two countries to resume the stalled dialogue process at the sidelines of United Nations General Assembly meeting. Among the many issues he categorically mentioned the issue of Jammu and Kashmir dispute as an important subject that will be included in the talks but to the surprise of the international community, New Delhi cancelled the scheduled meeting with Pakistan between the External Affairs ...

Allama Sajid Naqvi warns Indian Army Chief of united Pakistan response

1397/7/7 | 19:18
  Shia Ulema Council Chief Allama Syed Sajid Ali Naqvi condemned the warmongering Indian Army Chief who had given threats to Pakistan of attacks. He said entire Pakistani nation is on same page and united Pakistani nation would give crushing response to their threats.   He lamented that innocent people of occupied Kashmir still remain under Indian attacks and threats. He said that India must refrain from violating Line of Control and Working Boundary and unprovoked firing on civilians in the border areas.   Allama Naqvi said ...

Islamists & Liberal Fascists: Two extremes of Pakistan

1397/7/7 | 19:18
In Pakistan, unfortunately, both religion and history have been used for the vested and narrow interests and purposes of our political elite and establishment.   Pakistanis have been exploited in the name of religion, democracy, and socialism (and secularism) since the inception of this country. Two extreme schools of thought are at the top of our so-called intellectual discourse, at least in our age. One, the ‘rightists’ (Islamists) who claim monopoly over everything including the private life of an individual; two, the ‘leftists’ ...

India FM walks out of SAARC meet before Pakistan statement

1397/7/6 | 19:18
  Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi termed India an impediment to South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation’s (SAARC) progress after his Indian counterpart, Sushma Swaraj, left a SAARC meeting before hearing Pakistan’s statement. Qureshi was speaking to the media after an annual ministerial meeting of SAARC on the sidelines of the 73rd UNGA. The meeting was hosted and chaired by the foreign minister of Nepal and was attended by the foreign ministers of SAARC member states. Alluding to India, the foreign minister said one ...

Funds for CPEC: Pakistan once again extends begging bowl to Saudia?

1397/7/6 | 19:18
The government of Saudi Arabia has signed three grant agreements with Pakistan to finance three road infrastructure and energy projects under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). “These agreements have been inked in line with the understanding reached during Prime Minister Imran Khan’s recent visit to Saudi Arabia,” Information Minis­ter Fawad Chaudhry told a press conference on Thursday. The agreements were signed by the Saudi envoy and the officials of Pakistan’s finance ministry. Minister says agreements on Reko Diq gold, ...

Sarfraz loses sleep after Pakistan's abject Asia Cup showing

1397/7/6 | 19:18
  Disappointed Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed has revealed he lost sleep for six days during his team's flop at the Asia Cup. Pakistan lost their must-win game against Bangladesh by 37 runs in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday, meaning they failed to qualify for Friday's final in Dubai. Bangladesh will face defending champions India in the final. Pakistan lost both their games against arch rivals India — by eight and nine wickets — while narrowly beating Afghanistan by three wickets. Sarfraz said the pressure of captaincy and not scoring runs ...

SC rejects Jahangir Tareen’s plea against disqualification

1397/7/5 | 19:18
The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected petition of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Jahangir Tareen’s against his disqualification. A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar and comprising Justice Umar Ata Bandial and Justice Faisal Arab took up the review petitions of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s leader Jahangir Tareen, who was disqualified on December 15 last year as well as of PML-N leader Hanif Abbasi, who sought to overturn the judgement exonerating PTI chief Imran Khan from all corruption ...

Pakistani diplomat hails President Rouhani UN speech against insane Trump

1397/7/5 | 19:18
  A former Pakistani ambassador says Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s speech at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) was rational while the US President Donald Trump seemed insane in his remarks.   In an interview, Rustam Shah Mohmand said one was the speech of insanity the other was the speech of prudence, wisdom, foresight and compassion. “This is the main difference between the two speeches,” he said The analyst said that speech of the US President Donald Trump was mocked by even those who were listening to it ...

Asia Cup: Bangladesh thrash Pakistan by 37 runs, face India in final

1397/7/5 | 19:18
Bangladesh, with brilliant bowling and outstanding performance in the field, defeated Pakistan by 37 runs in the last Super Four encounter at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. While defending a small total of 239, Bangladesh restricted Pakistan to 202/9 in 50 overs. Bangal Tigers, with hope to win the continental title for the first time, will face defending champions India in the final of Asia Cup on Friday (September 28). Bangladesh's captain's decision to bat first produced the desired result even in the start their openers ...

Pakistan’s Cold War Technology shrinks the effectiveness of India’s S-400 ABM System

1397/7/4 | 19:18
  In March 2017, General David Perkins of the U.S army bragged in a military symposium about the success which one of the “close U.S ally” had in shooting down a $200 dollar, purportedly hostile, quadcopter with the U.S made PATRIOT missile defense system.   He did not name the particular country nor went into further specifics of the incident. But the mention itself, that a $200 worth toy grade drone was shot with a $3 million missile, was enough to raise a key question about the economic exchange disparity, which apparently ...

Money Laundering, Suo Motus and Zardari

1397/7/4 | 19:18
  Two years ago, Javed Khanani jumped of the eighth floor of an under-construction building owned by himself. The police declared it as a case of suicide, but eight years before his death, his foreign exchange company Khanani and Kalia was accused of money laundering to Afghanistan.   The fact was discovered after the Pakistani government sought the help of the American government into an unexpected free fall of the rupee. In the United States charges were brought against his brother Altaf Khanani in connection with the same money ...

The real reason Pakistan keeps losing to India at cricket

1397/7/3 | 19:18
  Another match, and another lop-sided loss later, we have more than one way to skin this cat. We can do the obvious, which is to point out the plethora of blunders to bash the team, its captain and demand wholesale changes. Or we can take the less popular, riskier and twice failed route of sticking with the Greenshirts, and build the narrative that the twin defeats so far would mean nothing if they win the final. Depending on the route taken, we'd be assuming that either this team are flat-track bullies with stuffed up numbers due to ...