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Nawaz supports activists held for attacking institutions on social media

News Analysis |Former Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, a day after his indictment in three graft references, has come out in support of PML-N's social media activists. While giving a statement in London, the ousted former Prime Minister said "forcible censorship of opposing ideas" is condemnable and...
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Will a new Loan of $450m put more misery on Pakistan’s fragile economy?

News Analysis |Pakistan has decided to borrow $450m on a short-term facility from a Credit Suisse led a consortium of commercial banks to facilitate the dwindling foreign exchange reserves.  It signed two loans of worth $650 million with the company on June 7 and May 18 this year. It...
Islamabad

Tillerson’s Islamabad visit: Still miles to travel

News Analysis |The US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson will discuss ways to enhance cooperation against terrorism and economic ties with Pakistani officials when he will visit the country next week. Tillerson, 64, will visit Pakistan as part of his South Asia visit on...
Shahbaz Sharif

New chairman NAB asserts his authority; blasts Shahbaz Sharif

News Analysis |Newly appointed Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal slammed Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif over his derogatory comments on NAB.Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif on Thursday said that NAB was the most corrupt institute of the country and is used...
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Can Pakistan be Palestine’s savior?

News Analysis |Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi has termed an independent Palestine as the guarantee for global peace. Ms. Lodhi stressed “A viable, independent and a contiguous State of Palestine on the basis of internationally agreed parameters, the pre-1967 borders and...
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Intriguing trailer of Shan’s ‘Arth-2’ out

News Desk |The trailer of Shaan Shahid's ‘Arth-The destination' is out. The movie is a remake of Mahesh Bhatt's movie ‘Arth' released in 1982. The star cast of the movie includes Mohib Mirza, Shan Shahid, Humaima Malik and Uzma Hassan.The film is expected to...
Commission

Mystery surrounds Indian election commission over failure to announce dates

News Analysis |Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram criticized the Election Commission in sarcastic tweets on Friday morning. The former minister asserted that the Commission was helping the BJP by authorizing Prime Minister Narendra Modi to distribute "all concessions and freebies." The BJP has responded...
Asif Ali Zardari

Arrest the Sharif family immediately, says Asif Ali Zardari

News Analysis |Former President and Co-Chairman of the Pakistan People's Party (PPP), Asif Ali Zardari has demanded the immediate arrest of ousted premier Nawaz Sharif and his family in order for them to face accountability the way he did. Zardari said this on Friday,...

Bollywood: A Demon more seductive than Mahatma & more powerful than Indian Army?

News Analysis |Forgive the analyst for adding "Mahatma" in the same line that mentions "demons"; Mahatma was a force for good, he was an unparalleled influence in Indian history, perhaps the world history- but writer borrows his reference to allude to the gigantic influence...
Baluchistan

The myth of Greater Baluchistan Debunked: Part I

Zara Ali |One of the comments in the thread that followed my earlier article on GVS “The U.S. Deep State Recklessly Edging towards Balkanization of Pakistan” regrettably hinted at an awfully sad reality: the extent of ignorance as well as that of deliberate disinformation prevalent...
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“Self Love” & Obsession with a perfect body image may become a disease

Heather Poole |It's no secret that men and women struggle with body image. We are constantly bombarded with ideas of the “perfect body” and despite knowing it’s photo-shopped beyond belief, it can be difficult to ignore the feeling that we need to change somehow.The National...

Triple attack rocks Baluchistan as hybrid war against CPEC heats up

News Analysis |Unidentified men threw a grenade into a laborers’ hostel in Gwadar wounding 26 of them, police said on Friday, in an attack likely to raise concern about security for the Pakistani section of China’s “Belt and Road” initiative.There was no claim of...

Why the world should take India’s surgical strike hysteria seriously?

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal |The Indian ruling elite has adopted the multi-dimensional strategy to bully Pakistan. Although, its hysterical warmongering rhetoric does not intimidate the people of Pakistan, yet alarms about the probability of catastrophe in South Asia due to the irresponsible behavior of...
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Imran’s case vs Nawaz’s case; no comparison?

GVS Analysis |As Imran Khan and Jahangir Tareen’s disqualification case in the Supreme Court approaches its climax, debate in the national media and drawing rooms alike is centered around comparisons between the legal troubles of the Sharif family and PTI chief Imran Khan.Yet, as...

Indian Deoband Seminary forbids selfies and social media photo uploads

On Wednesday 18 October, the Darul Uloom Deoband in Uttar Pradesh, India issued a fatwa forbidding Muslims from posting photographs on social media sites.The fatwa prohibits Muslim men and women from posting selfies of themselves or photographs of their families on social media sites,...

Deepika Padukone trolled online…

Pakistan, India, when it comes to abusing women it seems the two countries are not so different. Earlier this week, Malala Yousufzai was trolled on social media when her picture wearing jeans was shared all over the internet.Read more: YouTube sensation Zaid Ali introduces his...
replicates

Egoistic Nawaz replicates the Benazir case of 1998

News Analysis |In the post-indictment interview, Maryam Nawaz stated that ex-PM Nawaz Sharif is coming back to face the proceedings in accountability court. The significance of Sharif’s non-appearance in the court and now, all of sudden, possibly an abrupt decision to come back challenges...

Twitter’s top trend in Pakistan: Happy Diwali

News Desk|On Thursday, Happy Diwali became the top trend on the social mediascape of Pakistan. A large number of people took to Twitter to extend their wishes to the religious minority celebrating the festival on 19th October 2017.Diwali is also known as the festival...
Punjab

Trouble for PML-N: A forward block in the making in Punjab?

News Analysis |Hours after former premier Nawaz Sharif was indicted in the Flagship Investment reference by the anti-graft court, news of the emergence of a forward block surfaced in Punjab. According to media reports, a group of PML-N lawmakers in the Punjab Assembly is...
sexual assault

Priyanka supports the “Me Too” campaign against sexual assaults

News Desk |'Sexual assaults are more an expression of power than sexuality'. Being herself a strong woman, Bollywood Diva Priyanka Chopra says strong women should support other women against sexual assaults.She expressed these comments in an answer to the question pertaining Harvey Winstons' sexual...
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Dramatic drone footage shows Rohingya refugees entering Bangladesh

Drone footage shows vast numbers of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar entering Bangladesh, arriving by boat and walking through flooded fields. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) released aerial footage on Monday (October 16) showing thousands of Rohingya Muslims after they crossed the...
governments

A rare instance of cooperation between AJK & IOK governments

News Analysis |Both the governments of Azad Jammu & Kashmir and Indian Occupied Kashmir came together in a seldom seen level of collaboration to expedite the return of a woman’s body. Both civilian and military officials from both sides of the Line of Control...
opinions

The jeopardy of taking others’ opinions seriously

Anna Chui |When I was younger, I spent a lot of my life caring what other people thought of me. Honestly, it was just a bunch of stress that I never needed.It started during my childhood. My parents always had high expectations for me....
indictment

How will Sharif save his political career after NAB indictment?

News Analysis |Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was indicted by an accountability court on Friday in relation to a graft reference pertaining to the Flagship Investments and other offshore companies. The indictment was done a day after the accountability court indicted the 67-year old Nawaz...
fat and sick

Myths that are making you FAT AND SICK!

Lubna Khan |In the world of health and wellness, there are some fierce debates on things like calorie counting, avoiding good fats and genetics. When it comes to issues about weight, there’s a lot of advice out there - which can be overwhelming for...
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Barack Obama & George W. Bush | Criticized Donald Trump without naming him

Returning to two different stages in two different speeches, Presidents Obama and Bush took swipes at Trump and his scorched Earth politics while never mentioning him by name.
Jamaat-ul-Ahrar

US drone strike kills chief of Jamaat-ul-Ahrar in Afghanistan

News Desk |The chief of Jamaat-ul-Ahrar (JuA), has been killed in a US drone strike, a spokesman for the group confirmed to AFP on Thursday.“Chief of our Jamaat-ul-Ahrar Umar Khalid Khorasani, who sustained serious injuries in a recent US drone strike in Afghanistan's Paktia province, succumbed to...

Governments’ hollow rhetoric on Pakistan’s expected climate disaster?

News Analysis|Dramatic climate change and colossal environmental disasters are threatening Pakistan’s food security parameters.  Minister for information Marriyum Aurangzeb, while addressing a seminar jointly organized by the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNA) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) stated that natural calamities and food security...

Let’s build a positive ‘transactional relationship’ with the US

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery |U.S Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson will visit Pakistan next week to discuss the US vision for the new South Asia Policy. The confirmation of the visit comes at a time when Washington and Islamabad are enjoying a rare "week...
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Mufti Qavi: Now declared himself sick and is in hospital instead of Jail

News Analysis |Mufti Abdul Qavi complained of chest pain and was admitted to a Multan hospital on Thursday, hours after he was remanded into police custody in the murder case of social media sensation Qandeel Baloch.Earlier on Thursday, a session’s court, hearing the model’s...
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