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Pakistan still going easy on militants, alleges US intel chief

News Analysis | On February 15, 2018, seventeen US intelligence agencies including Central Intelligence Agency, Defence Intelligence Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation and National Security...

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...

CPEC contribution to cross $100 billion in the next 12 years

News Analysis | On 9th February 2018, the Executive Director to Center of Excellence (COE) for CPEC Dr. Shahid Rashid told journalists in a press...

US suspends economic aid to Pakistan

News Analysis | On February 6, 2018 the US House of Representatives joined the Senate to end economic aid to Pakistan through a bill which...

Zardari’s call for PPP’s return to power

Asif Haroon Raja | For over six months, Asif Ali Zardari has been confidently claiming that the PPP will form governments in the centre and...

In Afghanistan, Governors don’t just step down because the President asks...

Ezzatullah Mehrdad |   As Mohammad Daud begins his fiftieth day in office as governor of Afghanistan's Balkh region, he may wonder whether he will ever receive...

Britain using new law to clampdown on corruption money

AFP | Russian oligarchs suspected of corruption will be forced to explain their wealth in a new British clampdown on organised crime, Security and Economic Crime Minister...

Shah Rukh Khan declares he does not allow disrespect of women...

News Desk | Shah Rukh Khan says nobody has ever dared to misbehave with women on his sets. The actor engaged in a profound conversation...

Is the Ayatollah serious about Islamic Revolutionary Guard divestments?

Andrew Korybko | The Ayatollah ordered the powerful Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and the country’s conventional military forces to divest their holdings in the economy....

Ahsan Iqbal and Chaudhry Nisar clash over visa policy

News Analysis | The issues of a liberal visa policy and the status of International non-governmental organizations (INGOs) were discussed in the National Assembly (NA)...

Pakistan has suffered the most in the war against terrorism: PM...

News Analysis | Prime Minister of Pakistan Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Monday said that Pakistan has suffered the most in the war against terrorism. He...

Women on Wheels to conquer the roads of Punjab!

News Analysis | In yet another revolutionary subsidy initiative for women by the Punjab government, the Punjab Chief Minister’s Strategic Reform Unit has launched phase...

South China Sea becomes global and regional threat

Jumel G. Estrañero | While China has been making considerable diplomatic and economic inroads in Asia, the US has been reminding the same continent of...

Dubai’s state-owned DP World looks to take over companies to push...

James M Dorsey | The $6.85 billion acquisition in 2006 of Peninsular & Oriental (P&O) Steam Navigation Company, a storied British shipping and logistics company,...

Mumbai’s caste chaos shows the need for a “Third Force”

Andrew Korybko | Violent caste chaos exploded in India’s western economic hub of Mumbai last week after Hindu ultra-nationalists clashed with low-caste Dalits who were...

What is the future of Russo-British Trade

Haneul Na’avi | “Mock on; thou hast a place of refuge; I am alone, an exile soon to be.” —Euripides, “Medea” The 29 November Russo-British Business...

Supreme Court jurisdiction extended to FATA

News Analysis | A bill was passed today by the National Assembly (NA) of Pakistan to extend the jurisdiction of Peshawar High Court (PHC) and...

Iran protests expose leadership flaws in Muslim world

James M Dorsey | If week-long anti-government protests in Iran exposed the Islamic republic’s deep-seated economic and political problems, they also laid bare Saudi Arabia’s...

What changes will the Iran protests lead to?

Nader Habibi | A series of urban uprisings in Iran that began on Dec. 28 in its second-largest city shocked the country’s Islamic regime, as well...

Saudi women attend first public event with their families

James M Dorsey | Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will be putting his best foot forward when enthusiastic women soccer fans this week attend...

Shaukat Khanum 23rd anniversary

Nasir Azeem | Few days back Shaukat Khanum Hospital celebrated 23 years of it's foundation on 29th of December, the date on which Imran Khan's...

Saudi boosts citizen benefits as taxes bite

AFP | Saudi Arabia announced Saturday it had boosted stipends and benefits for citizens to cushion the impact of economic reforms including the kingdom's first...

Ex-senator’s claims against Pakistan highlight US hypocrisy

Jamal Hussain | Larry Pressler, the former three time US senator from South Dakota was in the news recently, painting nuclear Pakistan as a threat...

Pakistan’s ambitions for 2018

Ikram Sehgal | Events of national significance tend to linger on in our combined memories for some time, even then 2018 ushered in hopes of...

Sharif brother’s Saudi trip highlights extensive foreign influence on Pakistan

Junaid Ali Malik | On many occasions in the history of Pakistan, the foreign stakeholders, more properly international establishment, tried to influence the politics of...

52 people protesting high prices arrested in Iran

AFP | An Iranian official said Friday that 52 people had been arrested in the previous day's protests against high prices that highlighted deep-rooted economic...

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...

US-Pakistan military alliances: Lessons for USA

Jamal Hussain | Introduction The history of Pakistan – USA military alliances goes back to 1954 when as a member of CENTO and SEATO Pakistan became...

Can community building help end extremist violence in Pakistan?

Saud Bin Ahsen | During the last fifteen years Pakistan has been a victim of instability, insecurity and political violence due to its role as...

China, Pakistan, Afghanistan agree to battle terror together

 AFP | Ministers from Afghanistan, Pakistan and China met in Beijing on Tuesday where they agreed to work together to tackle the threat of terrorism...

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Alarming Kashmir’s situation

Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | The Indian Army’s endless brutality drove the Kashmiri youth into militancy. Instead of surrendering, the Kashmiris are fiercely struggling for the...

China’s step into the maelstrom of the Middle East

James M Dorsey | China’s abandonment of non-interference is manifested by its (largely ineffective) efforts to mediate conflicts in South Sudan, Syria and Afghanistan as...

Do We need to Worry about Pakistan’s Planned Troop Deployment in...

News Desk | On Friday, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi approved the decision to send Pakistani troops to Saudi Arabia under a longstanding defense cooperation between...

PadMan’s director upset that Pakistan not showing movie

PadMan director Balki says he is planning a special screening of a movie for Pakistani human rights activist Malala Yousafzai. He says that the...

Emma Watson welcomes new guidelines to tackle harassment

News Desk | On Wednesday, Feminist and Hollywood actress Emma Watson stood in support of the new guidelines developed to tackle harassment and bullying in...

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