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IT Minister answers questions in parliament about industry performance

News Analysis | One of the fastest growing industries in Pakistan, the Information Technology (IT) export market of Pakistan has expanded itself to over one hundred...

Shakeel Afridi’s jail break-plan remains un-explained

News Analysis | Opposition in the Senate staged a walkout over government’s failure to brief the upper house of the Parliament about the alleged jailbreak...

Iraq journalist who threw shoes at Bush stands for parliament

AFP | The Iraqi journalist who grabbed headlines around the world by hurling his shoes at then US president George W. Bush is pitching for...

Zardari Hints At Possible Alliance With PTI, But Don’t Miss The...

News Analysis | Former President, Asif Ali Zardari has hinted at the possibility of entering into an alliance with  Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) after the conclusion...

Dr. Miftah Ismail appointed Finance Minister just hours before presenting budget

News Analysis | In an unprecedented move, just hours before the announcement of the 2018-19 budget, the Government of Pakistan has appointed Dr. Miftah Ismail,...

ATC warns of issuing warrants against Imran Khan, in case of...

News Analysis | The anti-terrorism court (ATC) has issued a warning against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan that if he fails to appear in...

Mian Raza Rabbani: Rudder of the Constitutional Ship

Saud Bin Ahsen | Straightforward, knowledgeable blended with a broad outlook and ability to think beyond party lines Mian Raza Rabbani has acted with utmost...

Egypt: seven years since the revolution

AFP | As Egypt votes in presidential elections, here are key events in the turbulent country since the 2011 uprising that ended the 30-year rule...

End of the road for Nawaz?

News Analysis | Former premier and now former chief of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) was disqualified once again by the Supreme Court (SC) of Pakistan...

Is Pakistan close to a Free Trade Agreement with the EU?

News Analysis | In a triumphant juncture for Pakistan, especially in the face of Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering (FATF) sanctions, the European...

Netanyahu’s friend agrees to testify against him on corruption probe

AFP | One of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's closest confidants has agreed to testify against him in a graft probe, Israeli police said Wednesday,...

Does the constitution allow the judiciary to review amendments?

News Analysis | The Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar said that the parliament is supreme but the Constitution is above it. The...

Are PML-N actions threatening democracy in Pakistan?

News Analysis | Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi took his party PML-N’s tirade against the judiciary to the Parliament on Monday when he openly criticized...

PM Abbasi attacks judiciary and seeks parliament supremacy

News Analysis | Prime Minister (PM) Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has expressed dismay at senior judicial figures and lamented them for labeling the elected representatives as...

Corrupt Israeli PM to be investigated by police

AFP | Israeli police recommended Tuesday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu be indicted for alleged corruption, shaking the country's politics and raising questions over whether...

BJP leader tells Muslims in India to flee to Pakistan

News Analysis | On February 7, 2018 Vinay Katiyar, member of parliament representing Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) passed a contentious statement, “Muslims should not be...

Nawaz not to be Party to case on Petition which Challenges...

News Analysis | The Supreme Court (SC) of Pakistan on Tuesday resumed the hearing of the petition which challenged the Elections Act 2017. The Act...

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...

Is PML-N trying to drive a wedge between PPP and PTI?

News Analysis | Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif blasted Imran Khan and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in the National Assembly (NA) today for what he described as...

Abdul Quddus Bizenjo nominated as next CM Baluchistan

News Analysis | It appears that political tensions in Baluchistan have finally come to an end since the dissidents from PML-N and other parties have...

Quetta blast: were parliamentarians the target?

News Analysis | The police and intelligence agencies are still trying to assess the target of yesterday’s Quetta attack. They are of the opinion that...

India rejects cricket diplomacy

News Analysis | Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj said, in a meeting with Parliament’s consultative committee, that a bilateral cricket series with Pakistan is not...

Gujarat Elections 2017: BJP wins but loses in public eye

News Analysis | The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will retain power in Gujarat for a sixth straight term, after it just about edged past the...

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...

Zahid Hamid under mounting pressure after protesters refuse to budge

GVS Analysis | Ahsan Iqbal, Pakistan’s Interior Minister, along with Minister of State for Religious Affairs Pir Aminul Hasnat addressed a press conference, on Sunday...

I take a special interest in issues related to my heritage:...

News Desk | Radical Islamists, Muslims from the west joining ISIS, Immigration policy for Muslims and UK’s relationship with Pakistan were all topics, Najma Minhas,...

Pakistan’s system of governance is tailor-made for strife

Ikram Sehgal | A Muslim majority state was envisaged by its founder Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah to ensure conducive conditions for the Muslims of British-India...

Lebanon: A new theater opens for Iran and Saudi Arabia?

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery | Amidst simmering crises in the Middle East, Lebanon finds itself in the thick of things as Saudi Arabia on Monday...

Deadlock over delimitation bill may delay elections

The government may be faced with an uphill task in passing the delimitation bill in the national assembly since there is a deadlock on...

Nawaz & lieutenants discuss ‘future’; Where: London?

News Analysis | Senior leadership of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) including Prime Minister (PM) Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has arrived in London for an important meeting....

PML-N’s controversial Elections Act challenged in LHC

The Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) has challenged a provision of the Elections Act, 2017 before the Lahore High Court. The provision in question...

Indian minister vows to conquer AJK

News Analysis | Minister of state in PMO Dr. Jitendra Singh on Thursday claimed that there was no “Kashmir issue except taking back Azad Kashmir...

Yogi Adityanath responds as war of words over Taj Mahal escalates

News Analysis | A day after one of his party's legislators said the Taj Mahal doesn't represent Indian culture, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Adityanath waded...

Watch Captain Safdar’s shameful comments on Ahmadi community

Captain (retd) Safdar yesterday made headlines again after a fiery speech in the parliament calling for the banning of Ahmedis from joining Army, Civil...

Norwegian Pakistani elected vice-president of Norway’s parliament

News Desk | A Norwegian Lawyer and Liberal Party politician, Abid Qayyum Raja was elected as the fifth Vice President of Norway’s Parliament on Saturday. Raja...

Is PML-N government mishandling the CPEC project?

 Waris Husain | Through this piece, I would like to draw the attention of all concerned, particularly the members of parliament and all the political...

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