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Opposition stages another walkout over FATA reforms bill

News Analysis | Opposition legislators once again staged a walkout from the National Assembly (NA) after the government failed to include the bill on Federally...
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Saeed Afridi | China’s rise has been attributed to the successful implementation of its ‘Dual Track’ transition policy based on gradual, incremental and near-constant reform of its economic sector in conjunction with Five Year Plans. The is Dual Track policy emphasised on social and economic reform; without any corresponding political reform.
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After Nepal, Maldives raises specter of waning Indian influence

News Analysis | A newspaper in Maldives has raked up a political storm after publishing an editorial that is critical of Indian Prime Minister Narendar...
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Karachi in dire need of investment in power infrastructure

Ikram Sehgal | During the 1980s the shortfall between electricity generated and consumers’ demand in Karachi widened to unmanageable proportions. Rampant over-staffing compounded by excessive...
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World Bank approves $825 million loan to Pakistan

News Analysis | The World Bank has granted Pakistan an $825 million loan to upgrade the energy and public finance sectors in a country that...
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Can the depreciating rupee rescue the government in the next polls?

Waqas Shabbir | The depreciation of the rupee has led to a debate throughout the country. Though, the bulk of the commentators believe it to...
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South Asian countries battle with obsession over fair skin

The Conversation | “Let’s scrub out that tan” is a common refrain in beauty parlours in India, where girls grow up with constant reminders that...
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Punjab leads using Information Technology to improve services

Saud Bin Ahsan | Information and communication technology (ICT) has become an indispensable tool in improving service delivery. In this competitive era, most regions of...
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Indian Democracy at Crossroads

Inaugurating a newly built dam in 1954, India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru christened it as the “temple of modern India”. Nehru, as the...
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‘Saawan’ dropped from final Oscars Nomination

News Desk | Pakistan's official submission to Oscar's nomination for the best foreign language film has been removed from the list. Also, India's submission ‘Newton'...
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Spiritual Pakistan’s penchant for hash

AFP | Niaz Ali is a deeply religious man: He prays five times a day and visits the mosque as frequently as possible. But he...
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India bans condom advertisements from prime time television

AFP | India has slapped a nationwide ban on television ads for condoms during prime time hours, citing rules prohibiting "vulgar" content and concerns over...
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Christian killings near holidays strongly suggests foreign involvement

Malik Muzammil | The bomb blast at a Methodist Church in Quetta on the 17th marked another terrible day for Pakistan during the month of...
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December 16th – A Day of Double Tragedy..!

Bilal Awaisi |  It was December 16th of this year. My friend and I were sitting in the office of a bank manager. Two of...
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Gujarat Elections 2017: BJP wins but loses in public eye

News Analysis | The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will retain power in Gujarat for a sixth straight term, after it just about edged past the...
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Shahrukh Khan declares women should be respected for speaking out on sexual misconduct

News Desk | Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan says, that women speaking up bravely about horrific incidents of sexual assault deserve our respect. Such efforts should...
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PML-N image worsens as sub-inspectors at Sihala made to wait

News Analysis | Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) is seemingly confused and left with very limited options to make sure its presence in national politics. Neither...
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Former Indian Occupied Kashmir Chief Minister denies Modi’s claims

News Analysis | National Conference (NC) leader Farooq Abdullah on Tuesday dismissed allegations that the Congress colluded with Pakistan to defeat the BJP in the...
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Can depreciating rupee generate enough exports to counter growing debt and liabilities?

News Analysis | The depreciation of the rupee is a double-edged sword. Under IMF pressure, Pakistan authorities decided to depreciate the rupee, which has directly...
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Will India regret its stance on Jerusalem issue?

M K Bhadrakumar | When India took the pusillanimous stance on Jerusalem issue – for whatever reasons – and shied away from taking an open,...
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FATA merger: Jamaat-e-Islami gives Government deadline

News Analysis | The Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) and the parliamentarians from Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) have on Sunday warned of staging sit-in in the federal...
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Revolutionary government, religion and politics in the Philippines

Jumel G. Estrañero | Break from the weekday government tasks, one of my lectures in the university (as a sideline during Saturdays) got me into...
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Maryam Nawaz among the ’11 Most Powerful Women of World’ New York Times met...

News Analysis | Maryam Nawaz Sharif, daughter of ousted Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was placed in the rankings of '11 most powerful women of...
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Shaan urges Indian community to support better Indo-Pak relations

News Desk | Pakistani acting legend Shaan Shahid has urged the Indian community to support Pak-India cultural ties. An international media outlet interviewed the leading...
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Pakistan standing with the global community against climate change: PM Abbasi

News Analysis | Prime Minister (PM) Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said that Pakistan remains committed to playing its role in the global struggle for countering the...
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Oppression of minorities in India

Aiza Khurram |  India is the world’s largest democracy, with about 1.26 billion people, or about a one-sixth of the total world population. Nearly 80...
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World Bank grants $300 million to improve Punjab’s agriculture

News Analysis | In what analysts are calling an appeasement bid, the World Bank sanctioned $300 million on Friday to upgrade agriculture in Punjab to raise farmers’...
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Telenor pushing for 80% 4G coverage by next year

News Analysis | Telenor, one of the four major cellular mobile operators in Pakistan (others being Zong, Mobilink and Ufone), has so far contributed Foreign...
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Suicide bombing in Quetta church kills 9

AFP | A suicide bomb attack on a Pakistan church claimed by the Islamic State group killed at least eight people and wounded 30 during...
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Driver killed by soldiers as Indian atrocities in IOK continue

News Analysis | Hundreds of residents clashed with police in the northern part of Indian-administered Kashmir after soldiers killed a civilian driver who was mistaken...

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