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Donald Trump

January 19, 2017

The first news conference given by U.S. President-elect Donald Trump since his upset election victory — coming only a few days before he is to take office — didn’t give any indications to allay the mounting uncertainties over the incoming administration. A bit over two months have passed since Donald...

Media coverage

January 18, 2017

Media has a vital role to play in raising awareness regarding national issues and highlighting the problems. The platform can also be used to promote a constructive debate that leads to betterment in the society. Electronic media in Pakistan has been growing at a rapid pace since the beginning of 2000. From just a handful of channels the electronic media has now exploded...

All eggs in one basket

January 17, 2017

There is not even an ounce of doubt about the vital importance of the $46billion China Pakistan Economic Corridor. The projects initiated under the initiative are of massive importance. Be it the power projects, the roads network or the transmission lines, all of them will add tremendously to the economy of Pakistan. The completion of China Pakistan Economic Corridor projects...

Almost all parts of the country received rain and snowfall in the past couple of days, with more rains and snowfall expected in the coming days. The first snowfall of the winter season hit several parts of Balochistan including Quetta as temperature in the provincial capital and rest of the province dropped further. The rainy-spell will provide much-needed water for crops...

Victory at last

January 16, 2017

Pakistan beat Australia in Australia in any format for the first time since 2005. The miserable losing streak ended as Pakistan beat Australia by 6 wickets in the second One Day International at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The win was also Pakistan’s first in a one-day international against Australia at the MCG since 24 February 1985. Imad Wasim, Shoaib Malik and stand-in...

In response to allegations of safe havens in FATA, the spokesperson of the Foreign Office rightly rejected the claims and reiterated that Pakistan does not allow its territory to be used for attacks against any other country. In a press statement he stated that efforts of Pakistan to fight against terrorism have been acknowledged by the world; various leaders of US, European...

The suffering goes on

January 14, 2017

When the Pakistan Muslim League assumed control of the government back in 2013 after a landslide victory in general elections the task ahead was quite clear. Terrorism and energy crisis were two of the key issues that the government was expected to prioritize. The operation Zarb-e-Azb wa launched against the terrorist elements in 2014, the Pakistani Army achieved great...

The government told Senate on Wednesday that former Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General (retd) Raheel Sharif has not sought a no-objection certificate (NOC) from the government to take on any new role. This was the first official statement regarding the former army chief’s future plans following the earlier statement of Defence Minister Khawaja Asif on January 6,...

Pakistan on Monday attained the credible ‘second strike capability’ as it successfully test-fired nuclear capable submarine-launched cruise missile (SLCM) Babur-III. Pakistan military while sharing details and features revealed 450 kilometers ranged missile was fired from an underwater, mobile platform from an undisclosed location in the Indian Ocean and hit its target...

Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Maleeha Lodhi has delivered a dossier on India’s interference and terrorism in Pakistan to the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres along with a letter from Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz. According to details, the dossier contains additional information and proof of Indian intelligence...

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