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Potential issues of Afghanistan’s inclusion in OBOR

News Analysis | China is ready to include Afghanistan into its billion-dollar Belt & Road (B & R) initiative despite Afghanistan’s geopolitical uncertainty including the...

Battle to free Mosul of IS ‘intellectual terrorism’

AFP | In a classroom of the University of Mosul, in the Islamic State group's former Iraqi capital, around 50 volunteers have undergone a week's...

Telenor makes a contribution to Sustainable Development Goals- Agenda 2030

News Analysis | Telenor, one of Pakistan’s leading mobile operators, has been under the spotlight for its hail-worthy initiative for Birth registrations. Pakistan, ranked 8th...

CPEC to usher era of progress and prosperity: President Mamnoon

News Analysis | On February 13, 2018 President Mamnoon Hussain addressed an inaugural ceremony of the first International Deans Conference of Engineering Institutions organized by...

The medical benefits of a development project like CPEC

News Analysis | On February 9, 2018, renowned Pakistani and Chinese medical experts reviewed progress made by the China-Pakistan Medical Corridor. This practice aimed at...

Asia’s dark underbelly: Conflicts threaten long-term stability and development

James M. Dorsey | A host of conflicts, stretching across the Asian landmass from the Middle East to Southeast Asia and northwest China, are likely...

Compromise only at Pakistan’s peril

Hussan Zia | Taliban are an obstacle because they won't accept the presence of foreign troops. The Americans had expected that Pakistan will be...

Is Nawaz right to lash out at Imran on PTI “incompetence”...

News Analysis | Ousted Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif along with his daughter Maryam Nawaz roared in Peshawar at the rally held near...

Federal government will pay half of Balochistan’s development: PM Abbasi

News Analysis | Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has asked the Balochistan government to draw development plans and has promised that the federal government will...

Inclusive Development Index: Pakistan scores higher than India

News Analysis | Pakistan has been ranked at 47th place among emerging economies on the Inclusive Development Index, ahead of India at 62nd place. China,...

PM Abbasi orders Internet access all across the country

News Analysis | The Premier on Friday the 12th of January addressed a ceremony in Islamabad at a local hotel for the contract signing of...

IS operating in Kabul under noses of US forces

AFP | Middle-class Afghans turned jihadists have assisted the Islamic State group's expansion from its stronghold in Afghanistan's restive east to Kabul, analysts say, helping...

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...

Is ‘Full Spectrum Deterrence’ an effective nuclear policy for Pakistan?

Dr. Zafar Jaspal | India has been amassing colossal military hardware to materialise its war fighting concepts ‘Cold Start Doctrine’ and Pro-Active Military Operations Strategy’....

What is China’s main motive behind Belt and Road Initiative?

M K Bhadrakumar | Over the past 24 hours, the narrative by India’s self-styled “China watchers” regarding the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has been...

Pakistan beats India to 5G Internet

News Analysis | Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has announced that Pakistan will be the first country in South Asia to test 5G services, in its...

School based budgeting is the future

Aisha Sarwari | The most critical transformation underway in the public schools of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa seems to be school finance reforms. Following on the footsteps...

India watches Nepal elections with apprehension

News Analysis | Millions of Nepalese have voted in the first phase of the parliamentary and provincial assembly elections, more than a decade after the...

PPP and PML-N unite once again?

News Analysis | The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and the ruling Pakistan Muslim League –Nawaz (PML-N) have set aside their differences to formulate a strategy...

China to deploy inter-continental ballistic missile by early 2018

M K Bhadrakumar | People’s Daily reported today citing a CCTV program on Sunday that China’s latest inter-continental ballistic missile DF-41 will be deployed in “early...

Will Pakistani investors get an equal opportunity to invest in CPEC-Economic...

News Analysis | On Friday, a meeting of the Cabinet committee on China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was held in Islamabad, which declared that Chinese and...

Has PTI achieved its political goals in KPK?

GVS Exclusive In an exclusive discussion with GVS, Shah Farman, Information Minister, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, claimed that PTI's political goals were always different from other political...

Our real intellectual crisis is not that we are failing to...

Dr. S. Zulfiqar Gilani | Discerning people agree that we have an intellectual crisis in the country. However, write-ups on the crisis are largely descriptive...

Tearing down fears about the rise of China

Mudassir Saeed Laghari| This July witnessed an intense level of escalated tensions, what came to be known as Doklam Dispute, between China and India. After...

24% Increase in Sindh’s education budget; what will it achieve?

Zainab Husain | Chief Minister of Sindh Murad Ali Shah placed education as a priority in his budget speech for 2017-18 presented to Sindh Assembly...

KPK government brings revolutionary changes in education sector

Aisha Sarwari | The Elementary and Secondary Education Department (ESED) of the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has addressed what is clearly an education emergency. A...

5G technology coming to Pakistan?

News Analysis | A few months ago, Anousha Rehman, Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication stated that the introduction of 5G in Pakistan would accelerate...

ECO: The next big regional alliance?

Ikram Sehgal |  Because of superpower rivalry and evolving geopolitical circumstances, a group of countries of this region is coming together in a natural economic...

Is the Syrian war finally coming to an end?

News Analysis | Syria’s army has broken years-long Islamic State siege on the government enclave of Deir ez-Zor. ISIS has already lost more than half of...

Can Pakistan capitalize on $100 billion Chinese agricultural sector

"Where CPEC envisages an era of golden development for Pakistan’s economy, there lies at disposal a bona fide opportunity for Pakistan to unlock an...

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