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Coming Soon: Free Wifi at Mount Everest!

Free WiFi will soon be made available at the Lukla-Everest Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp, along with Everest. This is not the first WiFi...
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World is Changing: Chinese celebrating New Year in Islamabad

Islamabad: Chinese community in the Capital organized an event celebrating the New Year. Cultural dances, Chinese traditional music, and epic gymnastic performances left audience amazed. Pakistan...
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Recent, Russian announcement of a moot to be held in mid-February along with General Nicolson's comments last week bring up the question whether a...
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Why can’t Hindu widows wear red? Protests on social media

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News AnalysisThe arrests of the founders and key officials of the controversial law firm, Mossack Fonseca, on Thursday is yet another reminder that the...
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Afghan NUG government needs bolstering from Trump Administration

In Washington, the silence is deafening.Ever since U.S. combat forces left Afghanistan at the end of 2014, relatively little has been heard about America’s...
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Should FATA merge with KP or become an independent province?

The committee created by PM Nawaz Sharif in Nov 2015, headed by trusted lieutenant, Sartaj Aziz, after several months of work was clear that...
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Watch Kashmiris play Pakistan’s national anthem on the Santoor and Rabab

The video was reportedly first shared on Facebook by a page called Culture de Kashmir. The four-minute-long video shows the two musicians rendering heavenly...
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American military playing good cop & bad cop with Pakistan

General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) and General Jim Mattis, United States Secretary of Defence had a 20-minute telephone conversation on...
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What’s driving new found desire for Quran studies across federal & provincial governments?

First, it was KP and now the Punjab government has also decided to make education of Quran with Urdu translation for the Muslim students...
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The plague of violence against women is on rise in Afghanistan again

An advocacy group, in the Afghan capital Kabul, campaigning for promoting women’s rights in Afghanistan says violence against women is on the rise in...
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India’s ‘covert Nuclear city’ threatening regional stability

Following on from the Corp commanders statement on Wednesday, today the Foreign Office Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria, stated concerns about India building a ‘covert nuclear...
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Myanmar negotiating to “license-build” Pak-China JF-17 Multi-Role Thunder Fighters

Janes Defense Weekly, London based prestigious defense publication, has reported that Myanmar (Burma) is in advanced negotiations with Pakistan to build JF-17 Thunder multi-role...
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Pakistan Supreme Court questions government over wasting public’s money by using private lawyers

The Supreme Court has declared government practice of using private lawyers to plead its cases in court as inappropriate. Justice Qazi Faez Isa wrote...
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Misery of the cotton pickers of Sindh demands Bilawal Bhutto’s attention

Sahib KhanSome months ago, people from Bheel community from Khairpur district staged sit-in protest outside Hyderabad Press Club (HPC). They were protesting against a...
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Indian government turns down donor funding: ‘will pay ourselves’

By Aditya KalraNEW DELHI (Reuters) - A group backed by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that works on India's immunization program will now...
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Will China’s protection of Masood Azhar create bigger problems for Pakistan down the road?

China, at the behest of Pakistan, has once again prevented the United Nations from listing a prominent Pakistani militant as a globally designated terrorist.China’s...
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KP government introduces a Muslim Board to overview legislation, Education

Yesterday, the KP government announced that they would set up a 10 member board to advise the government on religious matters.This was announced in...
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Are Pakistani politicians dancing with Perkin’s hitmen?

Imtiaz Gul |John Perkins, the best selling author of the book 'Confessions of An Economic Hitman,' talks of how corrupt rulers of smaller developing nations...
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All Regional players invited to Moscow to discuss peace in Afghanistan

Russia in an attempt to continue taking leadership in this region has asked five countries to join it to discuss the future of Afghanistan....
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Why Pakistan’s feudal class is not worried about the water crisis?

Najma Minhas |Unfortunately, while many of us are fast becoming immune to weekly media headlines of India and Pakistan’s latest never-ending drama with India...
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Bloomberg thinks Pakistan will be an over-performer next year

Tyler Cowen |Each year I perform the exercise of picking what I think is the most underrated (and overrated) economy in the world. Past...
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Repeated Flare-Ups on Indo-Pakistani borders: Pakistanis see an “Agenda”

News AnalysisIslamabad - According to the Pakistan's Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Pakistan Army's media and information wing, Indian troops, on Monday morning, started unprovoked...
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Chinese tell President Ghani negotiations with Taliban only way for peace in region

Deng Xijun, China’s Special Representative for Afghanistan has said to the Afghan government that negotiations with the Taliban is the only way forward.  This...
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International Republican Institute (IRI) Mysterious “Pakistan Survey”

Islamabad - Four Days ago, Pakistani newspapers, quoting Associated Press of Pakistan (APP), Pakistan's official news agency had reported of a new IRI Survey...
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How ‘digital Bangladesh’ has started online accountability of country’s parliamentarians

Rezwan |Although Bangladesh is a populous and formally democratic country, internet penetration remains low and many politicians and legislators do not use social media or...
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Pakistan’s Ababeel ballistic missile ensures strategic stability in South Asia

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Dalits uprising in India: a political sham that promotes violence

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India: Women win right to enter the sacred parts of temples and mosques

Throughout history, world religions have considered women as ritually unclean because of menstruation and the social beliefs surrounding it.This perception led to women being denied entry into religious...
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Leadership requires: “Ask not what Pakistan can do for you, but what you can...

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Once upon a Virus: Chinese state media makes fun of US

Chinese state media network, has released a video that mocks the United States' coronavirus response. It tries to 'expose' and belittle Trump Administration's claims...

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