Tag: Waqas Shabbir

Economic impacts of Pakistan being placed on terror watch list

News Analysis | Seeking diplomatic success, Pakistan sent Adviser to Prime Minister on Finance Dr. Miftah Ismail to attend the six-day meeting of Financial Action...

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...

A quest to provide swift justice in Pakistan

News Analysis | Today, the Supreme Court (SC) of Pakistan will start proceedings on a petition filed in the apex court seeking fresh rules for...

Why criticism on Khan’s marriage is unfair

Waqas Shabbir | Amid feverish media speculations, Imran Khan announced his marriage with a spiritual adviser - Bushra Wattoo in a simple- Nikkah ceremony held...

Imran Khan marries spiritual advisor in Lahore

News Analysis | Pakistan Tehrek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has tied the knot for the third time; this time with a spiritual adviser and faith...

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...

Indian forces continue cowardly attacks on civilians along LOC

News Analysis | India has continued its aggressive attitude at the Line of Control (LOC). In the latest incident, Indian forces attacked a van carrying...

Long Term Plan (LTP) of CPEC is a mystery

 Raja Waqas Shabbir | Economic and financial stability is connected with political stability- was the much talked about statement of Army Chief Qamar Zaman Bajwa...

Police reports reveal Bijarani shot wife and then committed suicide

News Analysis | As per the initial investigation reports released by the police, it appears that Sindh Planning and Development Minister Mir Hazar Khan Bijarani shot...

Indian magazine Frontline acknowledges Jadhav as spy on RAW payroll

News Analysis | One of the reputed Indian magazines, Frontline, has acknowledged that India is engaged in a covert war against Pakistan. These revelations have come from...

Nawaz Sharif hoping to transform Sindh “if given the chance”

News Analysis | Disqualified ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif has declared to transform Sindh, if given the chance in the next general elections of 2018. In a...

Accountability court delays JIT head testimony till Feb 8 in Dar...

News Analysis | The accountability court has postponed the testimony of the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) head and FIA Additional Director Wajid Zia until February...

The world rejects Trump’s Jerusalem decision

News Analysis | The United Nations General Assembly on Thursday rejected US president Donald Trump’s declaration of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital by a decisive vote, inflicting a...

Opposition stages another walkout over FATA reforms bill

News Analysis | Opposition legislators once again staged a walkout from the National Assembly (NA) after the government failed to include the bill on Federally...

World Bank approves $825 million loan to Pakistan

News Analysis | The World Bank has granted Pakistan an $825 million loan to upgrade the energy and public finance sectors in a country that...

Can the depreciating rupee rescue the government in the next polls?

Waqas Shabbir | The depreciation of the rupee has led to a debate throughout the country. Though, the bulk of the commentators believe it to...

Can depreciating rupee generate enough exports to counter growing debt and...

News Analysis | The depreciation of the rupee is a double-edged sword. Under IMF pressure, Pakistan authorities decided to depreciate the rupee, which has directly...

Was the disqualification of Jahangir Tareen the right decision?

News Analysis | Jahangir Khan Tareen reacted to the apex court’s decision to disqualify him for life. He tweeted the accusations rejected by the Supreme...

IHC reserves the decision on NAB’s petition seeking to quash Safdar’s...

News Analysis | On Thursday, a two-member bench of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) reserved the judgment on the petition filed by the National Accountability...

Shunning IMF for Sukkuk is politics at play

Waqas Shabbir | The growing twin deficit is taking a toll on Pakistan’s over-stretched finances. The struggling treasury is desperate to secure funds to avoid...

Will Imran Khan get disqualified today?

News Analysis | The apex court of Pakistan will declare the much-awaited reserved-judgment in the disqualification case pitted against the Pakistan Tehrek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan...

Trump signs a bill allocating $700 million under the coalition support fund

News Analysis | American President Donald Trump has signed a mammoth $700 billion defense bill to modernize and bolster US military might including the allocation of...

PM Abbasi supports Muslim leaders in declaring Al Quds as capital...

News Analysis | Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has expressed his dissatisfaction with the response of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation's (OIC) in demonstrating solidarity with...

Catch-22 situation: Will the State Bank’s decision to let the rupee...

News Analysis | Pakistan and International Monetary Fund (IMF) have mutually decided to depreciate the Pakistani rupee against the US dollar after the first round...

Pentagon acknowledges Pakistan’s sacrifices during war on terror

News Analysis | The Pentagon has acknowledged the efforts of Pakistan to uproot terrorism from its soil and admitted that Pakistan had lost more lives...

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....

PSL 3 to start in February with Karachi hosting the final

News Analysis | The third edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2018 will start on February 22nd, 2018. The first match of the PSL...

Political unrest causes turmoil at Pakistan Stock Exchange

News Analysis | On Thursday, Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSE) witnessed a steep decline as the Karachi Stock Exchange plunged by a staggering 1123 points to...

Thatta boat capsize death toll reaches 18

News Analysis | On Thursday, at least 18 people drowned and another 15 were rescued after a boat overloaded with hundreds of religious devotees of a...

Failure in newly inaugurated LNG terminal disrupts gas supply

News Analysis | Pakistan’s second liquefied natural gas (LNG) re-gasification terminal at Port Qasim has suffered a severe technical fault. The emergency mechanism was deployed...

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