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The rise of the far-right in different European parliaments, the new round of military threats fueled by the possible US withdrawal of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty between the US and Russia, and the recent yellow-vest movement speak volumes of threats facing the Green Continent. Europe’s...

World AIDS Day on December 1 is an annual event marked by countries around the world to advocate for more concerted action to prevent HIV and provide those who are living with HIV the lifesaving treatment they need in a manner that respects both human rights and their dignity. In observing the Day, we take stock of our global commitments to reach the Sustainable Development...

Save healthcare system

December 2, 2018

Doctors’ community is one of the most over-worked in the Pakistan. The country has one doctor for every 6,325 persons. Due to the socio-economic and political insecurity, we are a nation starved for healing. Each person houses and harbors a subdued dissatisfaction that takes shape of unsteady temper, suddenly showing rage at the wrong time and unjustifiable aggressive...

Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred 14 people and injured more than 50 other in Laroo area of Kulgam district of Indian occupied Kashmir, thus triggering valleywide protests.  According to media reports, three were martyred during an exchange of fire with the troops. The rest were killed when an unexploded shell went off at the site of a gunfight...

Insensitive to Kartarpur breakthrough and Islamabad’s renewed offer of peace talks to New Delhi with all Pakistani institutions, including army, on same page for ‘civilized relationship’ with India, along with desire of the people of both countries to forge closer ties with each other, India has again dug in heels over talks. Indian foreign minister Sushma...

A delegation from the Fund left the country at the end of last week with no agreement, except to meet again; possibly in two months. This period will allow the government’s fiscal measures such as increased power tariffs and cuts to the development budget to kick in thereby potentially leading to softer terms and conditions in the eventuality that a final deal is struck....

PM visit of UAE

November 18, 2018

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday during his day-long visit to United Arab Emirates met Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE’s Armed Forces Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. PM Imran discussed bilateral, regional and global issues of mutual interest with Crown Prince Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and his delegation. The premier is accompanied...

Giving any intentionally false or inaccurate account of court proceedings constitutes a crime or not in the eyes of the law is for the court to decide. However, the move by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court to safeguard and protect the sanctity of the highest court of the land is a right line of action. One has to tell the truth or face the consequences. The Supreme...

On the occasion of 141st birth anniversary of Allama Muhammad Iqbal, Prime Minister Imran Khan and President Dr. Arif Alvi in their messages urged the need to understand the message of Allama Muhammad Iqbal, a great philosopher and poet of the East, to tackle the multifaceted challenges faced by the country. President said while the spirit of Islam and its message is...

Briefing the federal cabinet about his maiden official visit to China, Prime Minister Imran Khan has stated that this visit was more successful than expected and the host country has assured every kind of assistance to Pakistan. Following Chinese Premier meeting with Prime Minister Imran Khan, Chinese Vice FM Kong Xuanyou said two sides have made it clear in principle...

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