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Killing of forest guard

January 28, 2018

The recent murder of on duty wildlife guard, Safeer Hussain who was shot dead by unidentified people in the Margalla Hills National Park has shocked the residents of the Federal Capital. Hussain was killed by unknown men at a distance of about three kilometers from Faisal Mosque, near Trail-6 (hiking trail)....

Fake news

January 27, 2018

Fake news is nothing new for Pakistani media industry. In fact – conspiracy theories, fake news and unfounded allegations are three key ingredients for a ‘successful’ talk show in Pakistan. The other day a renowned television anchor claimed that the suspect in the rape and murder case Zainab and other children in Kasur has 37 foreign currency bank accounts....

Need for improvement

January 26, 2018

Pakistan witnessed fewer militant attacks in 2017 as compared to previous years despite political turmoil, the Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said in its annual World Report released recently. The report said that although Pakistan witnessed fewer attacks by Islamist militants than in previous years, scores of people were killed in attacks primarily targeting law enforcement...

Environmental pollution

January 25, 2018

The latest global Environmental Performance Index (EPI) rankings released on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum meet in Davos states that substantial populations still suffer from poor air quality, most notably in Pakistan, India and China. The report says that Pakistan stands at 169 in EPI among 180 countries on 24 performance indicators across 10 issue categories...

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa said that Indian aggression or any misadventure would always get a most befitting response, the military’s media wing said. He has also given directives for enhanced protective measures including the construction of greater community shell protection shelters for the civil population. According to the Inter-Services...

After the alleged extrajudicial killing of 27-year-old Naqeebullah Mehsud in Karachi, incident was highlighted on social media and taken up by mainstream media and ultimately now countrywide protests are demanding fair probe of the incident as it is believed Naqeebullah was innocent. Due to strong protest across different cities of the country against SSP Malir, Anwar...

Embarrassing loss

January 22, 2018

Champions Trophy winners Pakistan were handed a real lesson in one day internationals by the Kiwi’s as they whitewashed Pakistan. Pakistan started the tour with ray of hope after a win in the tour game. However the five one day internationals prove a nightmare for the green shirts. New Zealand won the first match comfortable by 61 runs by D/L method; otherwise the...

Ministry of Foreign Affairs has summoned Indian deputy High Commissioner JP Singh for the fourth time in this week on Saturday to lodge protest with over ceasefire violations by Indian forces along the Line of Control (LoC). In the past one week Indian forces violated LoC numbers of times and killed civilians. On 20th January 2018 in Khuiratta, Bagsar and Khanjar Sectors,...

The National Assembly on Thursday condemned the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan and the Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rashid for cursing parliament in the multi-party opposition protest held in Lahore on Wednesday as it adopted a resolution against the two leaders. Speaking on the floor of the house, Minister for Foreign Affairs Khawaja Asif said...

The 2014 Model Town incident where 14 unarmed people including women were gunned down by Punjab police is one of the worst incidents of police brutality in the country. What was worse is that the incident happened right in the center of Lahore, capital of the province governed by the self-professed ‘Servant of the people’, Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif. The...

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