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Lebanon’s new electoral law: what you need to know

AFP | Lebanon is set to hold its first parliamentary vote in nearly a decade on May 6, after a drawn-out political stalemate finally produced...

CPEC: A Paucity of Planning by Pakistan

Arif Rafiq | As Pakistan’s macroeconomic situation deteriorates, this summer will feature a moment of reckoning, as both the caretaker and new government will not...

After threatening Saudi Arabia, US Court makes fresh bid to compensate...

News Analysis In a surprising turn of events, a judge in New York has ordered the Muslim majority state, Iran, to pay a staggering $6bn...

Is Imran Khan’s 11-points agenda really a roadmap for Naya Pakistan?

News Analysis | Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) organized the ‘mother of all Jalsas’ at the historic Minar-i-Pakistan in Lahore with "dou nahi, aik Pakistan" being the main...

Not so fast: SC stops government from selling off PIA

News Analysis | The Supreme Court on 12th April barred the government from its bid towards privatizing Pakistan International Airlines and ordered to construe a commission...

Say no to booking premiums: Auto stakeholders decide unanimously

News Analysis | An assemblage of auto stakeholders, manufacturers, government authorities and consumers raised concerns against the age-old illegal practice of charging premiums for booking...

PML-N on a collision course with Election Commission Pakistan over new...

News Analysis | A Special parliamentary Committee on Delimitation of Constituencies has decided to scrap new delimitation of constituencies and vowed to take action against the...

Khawaja Saad Rafique’s direct link emerges with Paragon City Society

News Analysis | In a major development in Paragon society case, documented evidence has surfaced which allegedly proves the relation of Paragon City Society with Railways’...

Syria rebels say Western strikes ‘farce’ as long as Assad stays

AFP | Syria's opposition Saturday said Western strikes on government military positions did not go far enough, with rebels casting them as a "farce" as...

PTI’s foreign funds to be audited

News Analysis | A special committee formed by the Election Commission of Pakistan drafted the terms of reference for the scrutiny of foreign funding received...

Investigations begin for Facebook data scandal

AFP | The US Federal Trade Commission, a consumer and competition watchdog, is investigating Facebook after a major data scandal that affected 50 million users,...

Women politicians in Pakistan have to deal with severe sexual harassment:...

News Analysis | Reham Khan, the former wife of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan, has alleged that women politicians in Pakistan have to deal...

ECP probes horse trading: need for discipline or reform?

News Analysis | A number of politicians and representatives of different parties were invited by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to probe into the...

Muslim World apart from Pakistan embraces Valentines day as a wholesome...

News Desk | Kingdom of Saudi Arabia celebrated Valentine's Day after a prominent cleric on Wednesday endorsed the event as a ‘positive social event' in...

Voting underway in Lodhran by-elections

News Analysis | Voting is underway in the NA-154 by-elections in Lodhran. The seat fell vacant after Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader Jahangir Tareen was disqualified last...

Asma Jehangir: Remembered fondly by most but not by all

News Desk | Asma Jehangir, a senior lawyer, and a leading human rights activist passed away in Lahore at the age of 66 after suffering...

UN Secretary General pays tribute to Asma Jahangir

AFP | The United Nations Secretary-General has paid tribute to Pakistan's "human rights giant" Asma Jahangir following her death by cardiac arrest at the weekend,...

Imran Khan demands a commission to inquire extra-judicial killing ordered by...

News Analysis | Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has demanded a judicial commission to be set up to investigate all extrajudicial killings in Punjab,...

Imran Khan’s public rally is the violation of ECP’s order

News Analysis | Imran Khan addressed a rally in NA-154 Lodhran Constituency despite notification from Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) for public office holders not...

Senate elections: How many seats is each party expected to win?

News Analysis | Senate elections are taking place on 3rd March as announced by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP). The final date for submission...

Why did Pakistan refuse EU grant for support of electoral process?

News Analysis | Pakistan has refused a European (EU) grant of €15 million proposed for the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and election monitoring...

SC takes suo motu notice of Swiss Bank accounts

News Analysis | The Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar took suo motu notice of the foreign bank accounts held by Pakistani citizens....

Supreme Court expected to grant voting rights to Overseas Pakistanis

News Analysis | The case that aims to get voting rights for overseas Pakistanis has managed to finally reach the Supreme Court after a long...

Pakistan demands more work visas from Saudi Arabia

News Analysis | The concluding session of the 11th Pakistan-Saudi Arabia Joint Ministerial Commission (JMC) was held in Islamabad from January 16-17th and co-chaired by...

Pakistani businessmen worry about Chinese takeover after CPEC

News Analysis | Shedding light on the immediate external liabilities as a significant challenge, Pakistan Business Council (PBC) this week called for a measured recon...

Indian criminals to undergo ‘cow therapy’

AFP | Indian inmates are to be exposed to the "magical power" of cows under a radical rehabilitation programme involving rearing the beasts -- revered...

PIA confused between Emirates and Etihad privatization offers

News Analysis | The government will try to privatise Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) before general elections due this year, privatisation minister Daniyal Aziz said, as...

BJP leader caught lying about Muslim population in Assam

News Analysis | Senior leader from Bharatiya Janata Party Sundhanshu Mittal was caught red-handed when he lied to misrepresent the number of Muslims living in...

‘I am still a commissioned officer’, says Kulbhushan Jadhav

News Analysis | Kulbhushan Jadhav, in a video message released by the Foreign Office (FO), said that he could see fear in the eyes of...

Competition Commissions of Pakistan catches housing scheme lies red handed

News Analysis | New and struggling Real Estate Schemes seem to be dependent on fluke marketing and exaggerations. However, three real estate developers took it...

Elections 2018

Ikram Sehgal | Squabbling and endlessly bickering on issues not of any public importance, our parliamentarians may clamour passionately for early elections, yet not enough...

Breast Cancer: lets say the word and not hide from it!

News Desk | What is your organization? Pink Ribbon Pakistan National Breast Cancer Awareness Program is a non-funded, self-sustained initiative. We strive to significantly reduce breast...

Supreme Court declares verdict on Imran Khan and Jahangir Tareen

News Analysis | PML-N’s attempts to have Imran Khan disqualified have been dismissed by the Supreme Court on Friday afternoon. Jahangir Tareen on the other...

Time to get rid of crooks

Haider Mehdi | At a recent seminar in Toronto, organized by OPEN (Organization of Pakistani Entrepreneurs of North America) I heard a talk by Dr....

Zafar Hijazi indicted in record tempering case

News Analysis | Zafar Hijazi, former Chairman of the Security and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP), was indicted today on record tampering case pertaining to...

Why Election Commission of Pakistan has repeatedly failed?

 Farid A Malik| Since 1977 the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has failed ten times in holding free and fair elections. The Scorecard is a...

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