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The Maldives: a honeymoon haven in peril

AFP | Famed as an upmarket tourist destination of white beaches and turquoise waters, the island nation of the Maldives is troubled by political turmoil...

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...

World Bank grants $300 million to improve Punjab’s agriculture

News Analysis | In what analysts are calling an appeasement bid, the World Bank sanctioned $300 million on Friday to upgrade agriculture in Punjab to raise farmers’...

“Darism”: Pakistan’s new moral code?

Muhammad Azam | Ishaq Dar, Pakistan's Finance Minister, indicted by a court for corruption, finds himself increasingly alienated on national and international stage. He can...

Zardari slams PML-N’s economic performance: Will the government go to the...

News Analysis | Former President and Co-Chairman of the Pakistan's Peoples Party (PPP), Asif Ali Zardari has said the PML-N government has ruined the economy...

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,...

Ishaq Dar trying desperately to land in Washington

News Desk | Sources in Islamabad have revealed that the current Finance Minister Ishaq Dar is trying desperately to visit the USA on an official...

The New World Order: Where China, not the US, will govern!

Alina Malik | China was leveraging its clout by galvanizing nations to come to terms with its One Belt, One Road initiative. The success of...

Cleaning Beijing, Polluting Lahore: Full Cost of Chinese Investments?

Dr. Farid A. Malik | As smog enveloped the Chinese capital this weekend, state news agency Xinhua reported the closing of the last large coal-fired...

Khawaja Asif expects India and Pakistan to respect Indus Water Treaty

Islamabad: Federal Minister for water and power, Khawaja Muhammad Asif said on Monday that both countries – India and Pakistan – should respect Indus...

Are Pakistani politicians dancing with Perkin’s hitmen?

Imtiaz Gul | John Perkins, the best selling author of the book 'Confessions of An Economic Hitman,' talks of how corrupt rulers of smaller developing nations...

A ticking Water Bomb between India and Pakistan

Dr. Huma Baqai | What’s ticking between Pakistan and India is not the nuclear bomb, but the water bomb. For years international relations strategists have...

Pakistan 2016: Sandwiched between hostile India & Afghanistan; Will 2017 be...

Dr Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | PAKISTAN’S relations with its eastern and western neighbours are not very optimistic at the beginning of 2017. Both India and...

Pakistan fears Indian delaying tactics will be used to build dams

India has claimed to be ready to resolve differences with Pakistan over the designs of the Kishenganga and Ratle dam projects, over which Pakistan...

World Bank backs out of arbitration on Indus Water Treaty: Implications...

The World Bank has backed out of playing arbiter between the two countries, on the issue of India building dams on Pakistan’s rivers, creating...

National debt, liabilities cross Rs2.2 trillion

Tahir Sherani | Nov 21, 2016 Pakistan's overall debt and liabilities have soared to an all-time high and have crossed Rs2.2 trillion ─ an increase...

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