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The United Nations (UN) human rights chief last week called for a major investigation into abuses in Kashmir, as his office released its first-ever report on alleged rights violations committed in the disputed territory. People of Kashmir are struggling from last seven decades for their rights of self determination...

Afghan Ministry of Defense spokesperson on Friday confirmed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) leader Mullah Fazlullah was killed in a US drone strike in Afghanistan’s northeastern Kunar province on June 13. Talking to CNN, the Afghan Ministry of Defense spokesperson, Mohammad Radmanish, said that Mullah Fazlullah, who led the TTP from 2013, was killed in the US strike....

Consistency needed

June 16, 2018

After comprehensively beating England in the first test by nine wickets at Lords, Pakistan lived up to their reputation in the second test at Headingley as England won by an innings and 55 runs. This is what Pakistan fans are now used to, the national team is fully capable of routing any team on its day but at the same time it is also capable of capitulating in spectacular...

Pakistan touched water stress line in 1990 and in 2005 country crossed water scarcity line and if the issue is not dealt with urgency country will face acute water shortage or drought-like situation in the near future. As per a report of Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) published in 2016 country will approach absolute water scarcity by 2025 if situation...

Relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan have been far from ideal in recent years. Both the sides have thrown the blame on the other for the coldness in relations. However, the recent visit of Afghanistan by Chief of the Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa in which he met top Afghan leadership has once again rekindled hope that relations between the two countries will now...

SCO summit

June 13, 2018

President Mamnoon Hussain at the 18th meeting of the Council of Heads of States of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in Qindgao urged member states to consider the establishment of a development fund to eliminate terrorism and extremism. He was attending the SCO summit at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping who chaired the meeting at the Qingdao International...

Shocking revelation

June 12, 2018

Shocking news emerged from Allied Hospital Faisalabad that a racket is involved in selling and purchasing new born babies from decades. Responding to a complaint of child trafficking police from the Civil Lines station has uncovered what could possibly be an organised child trafficking ring operating out of the Allied Hospital. During the raid the police arrested a woman...

Looming crisis

June 11, 2018

Climate change is a global problem but unfortunately it is one that will affect our country the most. The Global Climate Risk Index 2018 report put Pakistan as the 7th most vulnerable country to climate change. Pakistan is getting recurrently affected from extreme weather events. The super floods of 2010 placed Pakistan on the top slot among the countries most affected...

The world is less peaceful than a decade ago, mostly due to conflict in the Middle East and Africa that is costing the global economy trillions of dollars, an international index showed on Wednesday. The Global Peace Index (GPI) 2018 has just come out and findings have confirmed that violence has increased world over. Over the last decade, this planet that we all call...

In recent years Islamabad has become a hub of numerous problems; however there are two that have become a serious headache for the residents. The first problem is the commercial use of residential properties and the second being the issue of encroachments. Despite strict guidelines and laws of the Capital Development Authority (CDA) in the last decade hundreds of commercial...

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