Today's Editorial

Federal government has unveiled Rs4,778 billion budget for the fiscal year 2017-18. Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Friday said that it is a great achievement of incumbent government to present its fifth budget of the tenure. Government proposed Rs 2.113 trillion for Public Sector Development Programme which would be utilised for various ongoing and new development schemes. PSDP allocations showed an increase of 26.14 per cent in comparison with last year’s...

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40 patients die as doctors’ strike enters fourth day in Abbottabad

ABBOTTABAD: The ongoing young doctors’ strike at Ayub Medical College has taken lives of as many as 40 patients in four days however, no action has been taken by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government so far. The protesters boycotted educational activities at the campus and suspended medical services in the hospital, saying to continue the strike until the removal of board of governors that includes...

Pakistan reopens friendship gate at Chaman

CHAMAN: Pakistan on Saturday reopened Bab-e-Dosti (friendship gate) at Chaman on humanitarian grounds in Ramazan on request from Afghan authorities. According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Pakistan has its area under eff con after the Chaman incident, having pushed back Afghan Border...

Two Chinese nationals abducted in Quetta

QUETTA: Unidentified armed men have abducted two Chinese nations in Jinnah Town area while firing left their personal guard injured on Wednesday. Law enforcement agencies reached the crime site after learning about the news and collected evidence. Miscreants resorted...

Hussain Nawaz objected over members of JIT

ISLAMABAD: Hussain Nawaz, son of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, A has raised objections over two members of joint investigation team (JIT) formed to probe the allegations against the prime minister’s family, contained in the Panama Papers. Hussain Nawaz, the prime minister’s...

Rs 180bln set aside for game changer project CPEC: Ahsan

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms, Ahsan Iqbal on Saturday said that the government set aside a hefty amount of Rs 180 billion for the game-changer mega project of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) which would open new avenues of development and prosperity in the country. In a statement, the Minister said, “The budget 2017-18 is people friendly, development friendly...

‘Only vibrant judiciary can change poignant perception’

ISLAMABAD: A vast majority of people in this country do not cherish a propitious perception about the district judiciary with special reference to service delivery of our magisterial system which forms as the basis of the criminal justice system. These views were expressed by Mr.  Hayat Ali Shah, Administrative Judge, Accountability Courts, Peshawar in the certificate awarding ceremony at the conclusion of a one-week training course on “ Criminal Trial and  Appreciation of Evidence” for Civil Judges –cum-Magistrates from all over Pakistan, Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit–Baltistan at the Federal Judicial Academy on Saturday. He said “It’s common perception among the public that the entire system of administration of justice is dying. The realities on the ground regarding...

Sixth population census concludes

ISLAMABAD: The sixth population census concluded successfully on Wednesday all across the country, covering 151 districts of all the four provinces, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Gilgit Baltistan and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). “Today was the last census...

Nisar defends social media crackdown

‘Warns against maligning army, judiciary on social media’  ISLAMABAD (NNI): Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Tuesday ruled out any restrictions on social media, but added that unbridled freedom cannot be acceptable to any civilized society. “It is not...

100 dead in Sri Lanka flooding; Govt appeals for assistance

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COLOMBO: Flooding and mudslides triggered by monsoon rains have left at least 100 people dead and more than 100 missing in Sri Lanka, officials say. About 20,000 have been forced from their homes in the...

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At least 22 dead in suicide attack at Manchester Arena

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MANCHESTER: At least 22 people, including children, were killed and more than 50 wounded in an explosion at the end of a concert by US singer Ariana Grande in the English city of Manchester on Monday. The Islamic State has claimed responsibility of the terror strike. Prime Minister Theresa May said the incident was being treated as a terrorist attack. If...

130,000 Afghan refugees deported from Iran, 55,000 undocumented in Pakistan to return this year

TEHERAN/KABUL: In line with Iran’s target to deport undocumented Afghan refugees, hundreds of Afghans are reportedly being sent home every day. Almost 130,000 undocumented Afghan refugees have been forced to return home so far this year...

Hassan Rouhani re-elected as Iran’s President with a thumping majority

TEHRAN: Hassan Rouhani has been re-elected as Iran’s President after winning twelfth presidential election with a thumping majority. In a statement, Iranian Ministry of Interior said Rouhani secured 56.88 percent votes, while his...

Trump campaign had at least 18 undisclosed contacts with Russians: sources

Michael Flynn, former US National Security Advisor and other advisers to Donald Trump’s campaign were in contact with Russian officials and others with Kremlin ties in at least 18 calls and emails during the last seven months of the...

Evaluating the Budget

The writer is a bilingual columnist and a Talk Show host. He can be reached at asifislu@hotmail.com

The writer is a bilingual columnist and a Talk Show host. He can be reached at asifislu@hotmail.com By Asif Mahmood The Finance Minister has tabled...

The U.S. Foreign Policy: Germany 1933-1941

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By Muhammad Ali Baig Many scholars till this day believe that Germany’s declaration of war against the U.S. proved to be the last nail in the German coffin and turned the tide of World War II. Even...

Trump and the Ummah

The writer is a bilingual columnist and a Talk Show host. He can be reached at asifislu@hotmail.com By Asif Mahmood Look, think and try to learn something provided...

Kashmir’s Sustainable Solution

By U. K. Dar With Kashmir simmering for last seventy years and in flames since the martyrdom of Burhan Wani and introduction of nuclear arsenals in the theatre that had already witnessed three wars,...

Gearing up for elections?

Out of the three major political forces in the country, two have started their election campaigns for the next elections. Both Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PMLN) and Pakistan People’s Party over the past few days conducted a number of gatherings in the turf of rivals. With Pakistan People’s Party...

Must know facts about Pakistan’s e-commerce industry

As technology spreads its wings across different parts of the world, it has revolutionized how industries worked. With the advent of internet amongst other technological advancements, the world has become a global village whereby connections and integrations are stronger between people and businesses. Amidst...

How is technology shifting Pakistan’s hospitality sector?

As the hospitality industry is associated with the quality of service that it provides to its customers, it needs to find ways to sustain and improve this experience. One of the ways through which the...

Female leaders that are creating a history in Pakistan’s corporate world

Over the years, women have been associated with words such as delicate and compassionate because of which they were confined to perform specific chores only within the four walls of their houses. But this...

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