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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...

COAS wants good relations with India but “it takes two to...

News Analysis | In a major gesture, Pakistan army chief Qamar Javed Bajwa reportedly said the military was ready to back the political leadership's initiative...

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...

Survival in the age of information warfare

Afrah Jamal | Pakistani troops recently rescued a US - Canadian family that had been captured in Afghanistan in 2012 and held hostage for 5...

Jalali announces resignation and concludes the Lahore sit-in after 7-days

News Analysis | On Friday, the Punjab government reached an agreement with the faction of Tehreek-i-Labbaik Ya Rasool Allah (TLP) which concluded the 7-day sit-in on the...

Will Norway’s attempts to abolish nuclear weapons make a difference to...

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal  The Norwegian Nobel Committee once again certified the utopian vision of a world free of nuclear weapons on October 6, 2017....

How is Indian culture an impediment to justice for victims of...

Devika Sakhadeo | The #MeToo campaign that encourages women to speak up about their experiences of sexual assault harassment has been a catalyst for such accusations across political,...

RSS affiliated journalist killing sparks fear of social discord in India

News Analysis | A journalist was shot dead by three gunmen in northern India on Saturday (Oct 21), police said. Rajesh Mishra, a 40-year-old reporter...

UK considers hate charges against Altaf Hussain

News Analysis | The UK has given indications that it may bring hate speech charges against the London-based Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Altaf Hussain....

Pakistan opposes weaponization of outer space

News Analysis | Pakistan has called for steps to prevent the weaponization of outer-space and emphasized that it should be explored and used exclusively for...

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