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North Korea undeterred despite Tillerson’s optimism for talks

News Analysis | The nuclear brinkmanship on the Korean peninsula doesn't seem to abate as Pyongyang decided to ramp-up the production of solid-fuel rocket engines and rocket warhead tips on Wednesday. The official media reported that Kim Jong Un visited the Chemical Institute and gave...
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Rana Mashood announces the restoration of old curriculum in Punjab

News Desk | A sigh of relief came for the students and parents alike when Rana Mashood, Minister for Education Punjab, in a press conference on Monday, announced the restoration of old curriculum. While talking to Media, Mashood dispelled the impression that changes were made in...
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Trumps’ new Afghan strategy- recipe for war, destruction and mayhem

Jan Achakzai | The US President Trump in his speech unveiled his administration’s much awaited Afghan strategy, setting out a  commitment to send extra 4000 troops. Mr. Trump also stated that the US forces will now have the liberty to conduct military operations without any...
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Delhi, Kabul hail Trump’s new South Asia policy

News Analysis | Afghanistan and India have welcomed the path laid by the US for fighting the simmering war in Afghanistan. US President Trump's speech where he rolled-out his administration's strategy for the region was followed by laudatory statements from Afghanistan and India. In the...
Pakistan

Pakistan Medical and Dental Council approves increment in fee of medical colleges

News Analysis | Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) on Monday agreed to allow the private medical colleges to increase the fee for students on certain conditions. Colleges are allowed to increase not more than Rs800,000 if they ensure admissions are given on merit, improve infrastructure,...
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A policy in search of a strategy

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery | After endless deliberations, bickerings, and dithering, President Trump got the cat out of the bag; the new South Asia policy was announced in his first address to the nation as the Commander in Chief of US forces on Monday. Pandering...
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Should anyone believe U.S. State Department promises on Syria?

Sophie Mangal | On August 18, during a regular briefing, the Spokesperson for the U.S. State Department Heather Nauert stated that the United States doesn’t intend to extend its stay in Syria after the Islamic State is defeated. “That is our intent, to defeat ISIS and not...
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China lambasts Trump as the battle lines are drawn in South Asia

News Analysis | China has come out in full support of its crucial regional ally Pakistan after President Trump called it a sponsor of terrorism. US president castigated Pakistan while unveiling the much-awaited Afghan and South Asia strategy on Monday. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying...
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Govt. to amend Article 62, 63; Opposition prepared to resist?

The government has decided to amend Articles 62 and 63 of the Constitution, Minister for Law and Justice Zahid Hamid announced on Tuesday. The law minister made the announcement on the floor of the National Assembly during a session called to debate amendments to the...
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Kulsum Nawaz in London: Seeking treatment or resolving tensions with sons?

According to sources, GVS team spoke with, Kulsum Nawaz, wife of Pakistan's disqualified ex-premier, Nawaz Sharif, is in London to resolve family tensions and financial disputes with sons. Reportedly both sons Hassan and Hussain had left Pakistan after JIT hearings and before the Supreme...
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