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Trump signs a bill allocating $700 million under the coalition support fund

News Analysis | American President Donald Trump has signed a mammoth $700 billion defense bill to modernize and bolster US military might including the allocation of...

Government to introduce new load shedding tracking app

News Analysis | Federal Minister for Power Division Awais Leghari on Wednesday said that a mobile application is in the papers to be developed to track load...

America flexing its muscles after China’s rise

Khurram Sajjad | After the recent increase of the discourse in print and electronic media on declining American power in front of the resurgence of...

Has anyone benefited from American interventionism?

Jacob G. Hornberger | For the first hundred years of American history, the United States was founded on the concept of a limited-government republic, one whose...

Industrialists complain of PTI indifference in Karachi

News Analysis | The representatives of Korangi Association of Trade and Industries (KATI) on Wednesday told the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan that PTI...

Hindutva group tries to justify cow protection movement

News Analysis | Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) general secretary Suresh Bhaiyyaji Joshi today said the cow protection movement is not directed against Muslims and Christians...

PIA turns down bid to sell Roosevelt Hotel

News Analysis | Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has announced that PIA’s crown jewel, the Roosevelt Hotel in Manhattan, New York, will not be sold....

Pentagon acknowledges Pakistan’s sacrifices during war on terror

News Analysis | The Pentagon has acknowledged the efforts of Pakistan to uproot terrorism from its soil and admitted that Pakistan had lost more lives...

China warns its citizens in Pakistan of possible targeted terror attack

Reuters | China on Friday warned its nationals in Pakistan of plans for a series of imminent "terrorist attacks" on Chinese targets there, an unusual...

Muslims in Asia protest against Trump’s Jerusalem decision

Reuters | Several thousand protesters in Muslim-majority Indonesia and Malaysia rallied on Friday to condemn the U.S. decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital, as...

Indian proxies are the greatest threat to Pakistan

News Analysis | India has shifted the conflict to the sub-conventional level by resorting to the use of terrorism and proxies against Pakistan after realizing...

Pakistan saving Rs. 10 Billion by avoiding Indian tomatoes

News Analysis | Punjab Minister for Food and Chairperson Stakeholder in the Punjab Food Authority Mr. Bilal Yaseen chaired an assemblage of Cabinet Committee on...

Bomb blast near Afghan border kills 9

Reuters | A bomb rigged to a motorcycle exploded in a militant-plagued part of northwest Pakistan near the Afghan border, killing nine people, officials said...

Were the protestors in Faizabad peaceful?

News Analysis | The Islamabad Police told the Supreme Court that fatigue, among other things, was a factor that led to its failure in last...

Faizabad Dharna: Another Reminder that Pakistan Needs to Beef up State...

Mudassir Saeed Laghari | The good news is that Pakistan has successfully moved up from the state when it struggled to establish writ across the...

Two non-PPP powershows in Sindh go unnoticed

News Analysis | The Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA), amassing a large number of political workers, on Sunday demonstrated a power show in Sukkur, where its...

Human resource development in Pakistan

Saud bin Ahsen | Pakistan has been facing massive challenges in the socio-economic sector for many decades. Consequently, ranking on the Human Development Index has...

Accountability court adjourns reference hearing till 4th December!

News Analysis | On Tuesday, an accountability court adjourned the hearing of the graft references against former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter, Maryam Nawaz...

IHC lambastes Ahsan Iqbal and Army Chief for their role in...

News Analysis | Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday lashed out at the federal government as well as the Army for mishandling the sit-in at...

Why India has no interest in another regime change in Sri...

 M K Bhadrakumar | The visit by Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to Delhi ended almost unnoticed but for a remark by the Official Spokesman...

Protestors finally Leave Islamabad under an agreement

News Desk | The Tehreek-i-Labaik Ya Rasool Allah (TLY), Pakistani hardline Islamist group whose supporters clashed with police over the weekend is to call off...

KP’s Additional Inspector General Ashraf Noor martyred in gruesome Peshawar suicide attack

News Analysis | On Friday, Additional Inspector General Headquarters (AIG) Ashraf Noor and his gunman were martyred in a suicide attack near Zarghooni Mosque in Hayatabad,...

After initiating civil war US and EU look to ‘colonize’ Libya

Adel Karim | The civil war initiated in Libya by NATO and its allies has been going on for more than six years. Since it...

China’s Rohingya ‘doosra’ baffles India

M K Bhadrakumar | There is delightful irony that China has put forward a plan to resolve Rohingya refugees, which is so deceptively simple and...

New Zealander dies as India pays price for Gau Raksha

News Analysis | A New Zealand citizen Juan Pablo Lampe has died after being attacked by a stray bull in India. He had worked for...

Is the transition in the Middle East another battle for control?

James M. Dorsey | The transition is the name of the game in the Middle East and North Africa. The question is the transition to...

Volkswagen to spend $40 billion on electric cars

News Desk | Many key players in the global automobile market including General Motors, Porsche, Ford, Honda, and even Lamborghini have announced plans to go...

Who paid $450 million for this Da Vinci painting?

AFP | A triumph of marketing over aesthetics? Or the legitimate cost of owning a Da Vinci? The sale of a Renaissance portrait of Jesus...

Saudi Arabia raises temperature against Iran

 AFP | Saudi Arabia warned Sunday that it would not stand idly by in the face of Iranian "aggression", as Bahrain said the Iran-backed Hezbollah...

2017: The Year When Cricket Returned to Pakistan!

News Analysis | Last week, Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Najam Sethi announced that the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has agreed to play a...

Will Pakistani investors get an equal opportunity to invest in CPEC-Economic...

News Analysis | On Friday, a meeting of the Cabinet committee on China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was held in Islamabad, which declared that Chinese and...

Delay in FATA reforms could waste all counterterrorism successes

News Analysis | The Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) has decided to hit the roads to protest against the government’s continual delay in promulgating the FATA reforms. The...

How does the new US Defense Budget affect South Asia?

News Analysis | On Thursday, the US Congress passed the National Defence Authorisation Act (NDAA) 2018 that allotted $700 billion for defense purposes. The NDAA...

Lawmakers unite to ensure timely elections

News Analysis | On Thursday, the National Assembly passed the 24th Constitutional Amendment Bill 2017 by a resounding majority of 242:1. Putting an end to...

‘Raging Bull’ about to take over Saudi Arabia

News Analysis | On Thursday morning, an unconfirmed story published in the Daily Mail has stated that sources close to the royal family have revealed...

Nawaz Sharif: hungry for power at all cost

Shiffa Yousafzai | They say all is well that ends well but for Nawaz Sharif and Co., it never ends well. Nawaz and his Unhappy Endings Term #...

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