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The Government of Pakistan wants to put taxes on Facebook, Google

News Analysis | As if undue taxation was not already a national crisis, the government of Pakistan has proposed taxes on digital revenues, targeting tech...

Geo falls in line over salary delays after Chief Justice’ intervention

News Analysis | Mian Saqib Nisar, the Chief Justice of Pakistan, added one more victory to his achievements on World Press Freedom Day: He winded...

Palestinian congress to convene as Abbas seeks to strengthen hand

AFP | The parliament of the Palestine Liberation Organisation convenes for the first time in decades Monday, as aging President Mahmud Abbas seeks to strengthen...

PM Abbasi rejects names of Liaquat Ali Khan, Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah,...

News Analysis | Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has rejected all three names proposed by the ministerial committee for the Islamabad’s new airport and left...

Kim promises of no more nuclear weapons or missile tests

AFP | North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said he would halt nuclear tests and intercontinental missile launches, in a Saturday announcement welcomed by US...

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...

Iran lawmakers slam crackdown on environmentalists

AFP | An Iranian lawmaker on Tuesday criticised a recent crackdown on environmental activists and officials, saying it risked "bad consequences for the country", the...

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...

Zuckerberg appears before Congress & it wasn’t a good experience for...

News Analysis | Mark Zuckerberg, the chief of Facebook, apologized to US lawmakers on April 10, 2018, for the leak of personal data of millions...

Farooq Sattar no longer convener of MQM-P: ECP

News Analysis | The chief of MQM-Pakistan, Farooq Sattar, has been removed as convener of the Mutahidda Qaumi Movement before noon on the 26th...

More Chaos in the Trump White House

News Analysis | In an unexpected but not uncharacteristic move by Trump, Rex Tillerson was sacked as the secretary of state and Mike Pompeo, the...

India, Pakistan agree to repatriate prisoners above 70 years of age

News Analysis | On March 7, 2018 Pakistan’s Defense Minister, Khawaja Asif approved the humanitarian proposal to release civilian prisoners incarcerated in both countries: India...

Could Xi Jinping’s presidency for life lead to the decline of...

Jumel G. Estrañero | The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has shocked many observers by proposing a constitutional amendment to end the two-term limit for the...

Who will become the next chief of PML-N?

News Analysis | The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) became a headless party after the disqualification of former premier Nawaz Sharif by the Supreme Court (SC)...

Russia tested ‘over 200 new weapons’ in Syria: MP

AFP | Russia has tested over 200 new types of arms in Syria during its campaign in support of President Bashar al-Assad, a senior lawmaker...

Cabinet approves measures to block terror financing

News Analysis | On 13 February, 2018, Federal Cabinet approved “Anti-Terrorism (Freezing and Seizure) Rules 2018” to block funding of terrorists, freeze their accounts and...

PML-N causes huge upset by beating PTI in Lodhran by-elections

News Analysis | The 2018 Lodhran by-elections in NA-154 turned out to be a major setback for the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI). Ali Tareen, the PTI...

Farooq Sattar dissolves MQM Rabita Committee in response to his sacking

News Analysis | Senior Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Farooq Sattar announced to dissolve the MQM Rabita Committee during the general workers’ meeting outside his...

MQM in disarray

Asif Haroon Raja | The foundations of MQM was laid by mercurial and firebrand Altaf Hussain in 1984 on the pillars of violence, terrorism and...

Rabita Committee says Farooq Sattar’s cannot alone nominate candidates for Senate...

News Analysis | The divide between the two factions of Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) has deepened after the Rabita Committee’s press conference on Friday, stripping...

IHC threatens government authorities with contempt charges over non-compliance

News Analysis | The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Justice Shaukat Siddiqui resumed the hearing of a case on Friday related to the dharna (sit-in) at...

US drone strikes continue despite NA Speaker saying Pak-US relations have...

News Analysis | On February 8th 2018, Pakistan’s National Assembly Speaker Ayaz Sadiq chairing an in-camera meeting of the Parliamentary Committee on National Security stated...

Council of Islamic Ideology advises against law for public hanging

News Analysis | The Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) has advised against amending the ‘Criminal Law Amendment Act 2017’ to add public hanging as the...

Malaysia becomes first international country to ban Padmavat

News Desk | Malaysia has become the first international country to ban the screening of ‘Padmavat’ after its Film Censorship Board placed the movie in...

The judiciary is not part of any ‘planning’ or for derailing...

News Analysis | The Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar addressed a seminar on the National Judicial Policymaking Committee (NJPC) in Islamabad on...

PML-N senator public groping : Has child harassment become normalized in...

News Analysis | A video of a senior PML-N senator groping a young girl in Karachi sparked a huge outcry on social media on Wednesday....

Poultry, meat and eggs may contain harmful drugs, NA committee told

News Analysis | To a parliamentary committee’s shock, a report was presented that said that there were chances of citizens consuming harmful drug residues along...

UNSC sanctions team informed about Pakistan’s actions against terrorism

News Analysis | The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) sanctions monitoring team arrived in Pakistan on Thursday for a two-day visit. The UNSC team will...

Government not serious about PIA claims Aviation Advisor

News Analysis | Days after the federal privatisation minister claimed that the government is committed to selling off the core business of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) before April...

Nawaz Sharif takes a jab at Imran Khan and PTI

News Analysis | Deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif criticized his opponents for not showing a spark of decency while addressing a party rally in Haripur...

Rao Anwar suspended as public anger over Naqeeb’s death grows

News Analysis | Hours after a three-member probe committee tasked with probing the killing of Naqeebullah Mehsud in a police encounter submitted its report to...

Over 20 million Yemenis in need of aid: UN

AFP | More than three-quarters of Yemenis are now in need of humanitarian aid as the war between rebels and the Saudi-backed government nears its...

100 million trees to be planted in Pakistan over five years

News Analysis | The Senate Standing Committee on Climate Change was briefed on Monday that 100 million trees will be planted all over the country...

Maleeha Lodhi fires back at American UN ambassador’s hostile remarks

News Analysis | Maleeha Lodhi took a firm stance against the contentious remarks made by Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the United Nations by...

PM considers overhauling as power sector erodes by 27 percent

News Desk | The Prime Minister Mr. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Thursday, 28th December, directed an overhaul of the power transmission, distribution and recovery processes of...

7th Joint Cooperation Committee meeting on CPEC deepens trade relationship between...

Asia Maqsood | China and Pakistan have been working to promote the construction of the CPEC project through the sustenance of a Joint Cooperation Committee...

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