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How risky is Trump’s Iran policy?

By James M. Dorsey | US President Donald J. Trump’s inclination to withdraw from a three-year old international agreement that curbs Iran’s nuclear program is...

Will Oprah be the next celebrity president?

AFP | Could Oprah Winfrey run for president and beat Donald Trump? The United States was ablaze Monday with speculation that the billionaire talk show...

Why did Army chief call to revisit the madrassa education system?

News Analysis | Chief of Army Staff General (COAS) Qamar Javed Bajwa has lashed out at the madrassas for primarily teaching only the Islamic ideology....

Pakistan’s First Solar Night School

I believe the mind once enlightened cannot again become dark. Slum School by Rohayl Varind A free school for underprivileged children living in slums of Pakistan....

Growing retail sector especially through e-commerce can lower poverty in Pakistan

News Analysis | In recent years, Pakistan's urban culture has seen diversification mainly in the metropolitan cities of Karachi, Lahore, and Islamabad as Pakistan becomes...

Understand how Pakistan’s economy is being destroyed deliberately: ‘We work like...

"We (economic hitmen) work very much like some of the hitmen for the mafia - because- like them, we are looking for a favor,...

Modi’s calls to “Do or Die” to end poverty

News Analysis | Narendra Modi, while addressing Lok Sabha on the 75th anniversary of Quit India Movement, stressed upon the importance of improving economic indicators...

World development from the lens of Young photographers

Recently United Nations organized an international photography contest welcoming the young photographers to encapsulate their ideas and feelings about the optimistic sustainable development goals....

Identity Crisis: Who is Pakistani and who isn’t?

Nauman Sadiq | #PakistanTurns70 There are two contrasting styles of debating an issue: those who prefer normative arguments, and those who choose a descriptive line of...

Help them if you can: Let us save the hapless patients

Dr. Anum Rahman | I am a doctor and every day I treat people suffering from life-threatening to common diseases. Occasionally, I fail to save...

Pakistan in the last decade: Democracy, Corruption, or Development?

Rida Hussain | According to the interpretation of the general notion, the accelerated development of Pakistan is directly proportional to the incoming dollars in terms...

Let’s Spread Violence to “Eradicate” Violence – United States Way of...

David Swanson | The first point to point out is the idea that the Middle East is culturally a violent place that can be made...

An open letter to Bill Gates: We need cash not chickens!

Dear Bill, A few weeks ago, you and your wife Melinda released your famous annual letter on global health and development. I’m always a fan. This...

The Economist declares Pakistan on track?

Pakistan on Track The first thing to come back was the prime minister. Having twice held Pakistan’s highest office before the army toppled him in...

Thousands of Indian farmers commit suicide each year due to India’s...

By Rina Chandran and Suchitra Mohanty MUMBAI/NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Only an overhaul of India's farming policy, including addressing the small size of...

Inside Syria Part 1: In The City Of Allepo You Have...

Syria is in the midst of one of the bloodiest wars in the modern history. Millions of people are either dead or displaced and...

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Cholistan Jeep Rally: Magsi takes the trophy again

News Desk | Nadir Magsi, Pakistan Peoples’ Party member for Sindh Provincial Assembly, won the Cholistan Desert Rally in the prepared category for the second...

PTI minister defends his party’s performance in KP

News Desk | Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader and Minister of Education in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Muhammad Atif Khan, defended his party against the allegations of...

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Declaring Pakistan state sponsor of terrorism will lead to an irreversible...

News Desk | In a seminar on “Changing Patterns of Extremism and Terrorism in Pakistan” at Woodrow Wilson Center on February 13, 2018, three renowned...

MQM drama continues: Farooq Sattar elected party chief again

News Desk | Farooq Sattar has been elected as the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) convener in the intraparty elections held on Sunday. The elections were...

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