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Test in England

May 24, 2018

After winning a fairly close contested match against Ireland, Pakistan are all set for the real test to play two-match Test series against England. Ireland played its maiden Test match against Pakistan and it was expected that seasoned Test playing nation will smoothly bag the one-match Test series. But it...

The United Nation has voted to send an international war crimes probe to Gaza after the body’s leading human rights official slammed Israel’s reaction to protests along the border as ‘wholly disproportionate’. Israeli firing into Gaza killed nearly 60 Palestinians at mass border protests in the last week. Israeli brutality injured more than 2,700 during mass protests...

A positive move

May 22, 2018

The plan for first hands days in government if elected to power unveiled by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf is an appreciable move. Politics and election campaigns in Pakistan are usually based on political rhetoric and attacking rival parties. The Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PMLN) based much of its 2013 election campaign on targeting Pakistan Peoples Party and Pakistan...

Texas shooting

May 21, 2018

Sabika Sheikh, a 17-year-old Pakistani student on a foreign exchange programme in the United States, was among the ten people killed in the Santa Fe school shooting, carried out by a fellow student. Sabika was studying in the US, under the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) programme since August 21, 2017, and was due to return home next month. In the first twenty...

Security forces intercepted and killed a ‘high-value target’ of the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) said to be involved in the killings of over 100 members of the Hazara community as well as police personnel, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) reported early Thursday. Col Sohail Abid of Military Intelligence was martyred in the gunfight. Four other soldiers were...

Finally after a year-long debate in the parliament on much-awaited merger of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, the government on Wednesday passed the buck to the next government on the decision regarding the controversial issue. It is believed that the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) made this decision apparently...

A house divided

May 18, 2018

As ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif continues his tirade against the ‘invisible forces’, the possibility of a rupture within the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PMLN) is becoming more realistic. In an interview published in Daily Dawn on last Saturday, Nawaz was quoted as saying, “Militant organisations are active. Call them non-state actors, should we allow them...

Gaza carnage

May 17, 2018

The barbarity unleased by Israeli forces on innocent, unarmed Palestinian citizens in Gaza should be enough to jolt the international community from its criminal silence on the slaughter of Palestinians. Last December, US President Donald Trump announced the embassy’s move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, delivering on his election campaign promise. The decision broke...

Chaos in ranks

May 16, 2018

The interview of ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to English Daily Dawn has descended the ruling Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PMLN) into chaos. As some of the party leaders including Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif in damage control mode, the ousted Prime Minister is not only sticking to his guns but dragging himself and...

The Federal capital 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 in the last decade hundreds of commercial establishments...

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