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UN Secretary General pays tribute to Asma Jahangir

AFP | The United Nations Secretary-General has paid tribute to Pakistan's "human rights giant" Asma Jahangir following her death by cardiac arrest at the weekend,...

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...

Should Pakistan have any positive expectations from the Foreign Secretary meetings...

News Analysis | Pakistan’s Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua arrived in Kabul today for the first Pak-Afghan Joint working group meeting. Ms. Janjua led the delegation...

Exploiting Pakistan’s steel mills

Ikram Sehgal | Employing more than 40000 workers, Pakistan Steel Mills (PSM) was a gigantic force-multiplier for employment downstream in directly contributing to the national...

Trump signs order to keep Guantanamo Bay prison open

AFP | US President Donald Trump announced Tuesday he would keep Guantanamo Bay open, breaking from his predecessor Barack Obama's lengthy and ultimately failed efforts...

Punjab inspires Sindh to announce food authority

News Analysis | Following suit with Punjab and subsequently KPK, Sindh government announced last weekend to establish a provincial food authority that will be responsible...

President Mamnoon rejects PM’s prosecutor general nominees

News Analysis | The Supreme Court (SC) while hearing a suo moto case on non-functioning tribunals and special courts was told on Monday that the...

UK blames protestors as Trump cancels London trip

AFP | The British government blamed the threat of mass protests for President Donald Trump's decision Friday to cancel a visit to London to open...

Why has Nepal banned solo travellers from climbing Everest?

AFP | Nepal has banned solo climbers from scaling its mountains, including Mount Everest, in a bid to reduce accidents, an official said Saturday. The cabinet...

What foreign policy will the US adopt in the east next...

M K Bhadrakumar | The leitmotif of the US foreign policy in 2018 is going to be a last-ditch attempt to “contain” Russia’s resurgence on...

Why British minister Priti Patel had to resign?

News Analysis | The UK's international development secretary, Priti Patel, has resigned after it was revealed she held secret meetings with Israeli officials during what...

Why Delhi needs to be cautious in ties with Washington?

Suhasini Haidar | In an ambitious statement ahead of his visit to India this week, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson set the course for India-U.S....

Let’s build a positive ‘transactional relationship’ with the US

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery | U.S Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson will visit Pakistan next week to discuss the US vision for the new South...

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....

Modi successfully cleans up India

News Analysis | Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s campaign for a cleaner India has completed three years on Monday. Though official invitation and billboards had...

Putin promises Tehran of support if US-Iran nuclear deal is scrapped...

 M K Bhadrakumar | The unscheduled trip to Russia by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif as the special envoy of President Hassan Rouhani and his...

No Work on CPEC’s Western Route? This is propaganda: Chief Secretary...

QUETTA, February 14, 2017: The Chief Secretary of Balochistan, Saif Ullah Chattha, has refuted a news item attributed to him that not a single...

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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...

Is PTI facing an existential crisis?

News Desk | Senior Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader Fauzia Kasuri claims that her party, PTI, is facing an existential threat. She said this while addressing...

Government sets in motion PIA privatization process

News Desk | The government of Pakistan has decided to start the long-awaited privatization of the national flag carrier Pakistan International Airline (PIA). Prime Minister...

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