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Over the past few months there has been a lot of debate that media groups in Pakistan are becoming increasingly biased in their coverage. Political parties have also accused certain media groups of working on an agenda. The ruling Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf both seem to have...

Residents of Gwadar have been facing an acute shortage of water for a very long time. The city has not received any water supply scheme for the last two decades as per reports, while the problem of short and irregular supply has intensified for the last couple of years.  A drought-like situation has hit the Gwadar for the fourth time in the last six years. Residents of...

Two Pakistani diplomats, based in the Consulate General of Pakistan in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, went missing on June 16 while traveling to Pakistan by road, the Foreign Office (FO) confirmed Sunday. Foreign office said Islamabad is in constant contact with Afghan authorities, and the matter of the diplomats’ safety and recovery at the earliest has been raised with the...

History made

June 20, 2017

Pakistan cricket team made history at The Ovals by thrashing arch-rivals India by 180 runs to complete their trophy cabinet; adding the ICC Champions Trophy to the 1992 World Cup win and the 2009 T20 World Cup win. The victory was all the more astounding considering that Pakistan came into the tournament with a young and inexperienced team that was ranked 8th below even...

There has been a lot of talk regarding the state of education in Pakistan that remains dismal. For now even enrolment of school aged kids is a major challenge let alone improving the quality of education being provided and the facilities available to students. In its latest report on the state of children, the Society for the Protection of the Rights of the Child (Sparc)...

Jailbreak

June 18, 2017

It is very tragic to know that in a country where nation is fighting a war against terrorism, some high profile terrorists have been successful to escape from a jail in Karachi. Two members of the banned Lashkar-e-Jhangvi terrorist group have escaped from the Central Jail, Karachi. Prison authorities have suspended a dozen officials including the superintendent approached...

The big final

June 17, 2017

Pakistan will take on India in the final of the ICC Champions Trophy on Sunday and it will be a chance for Pakistan to take revenge for the humiliating defeat earlier in the tournament when India comfortably beat Pakistan by 124 runs. However from that day on the Pakistan team has turned a corner defeating the number one ranked team South Africa, Sri Lanka and the tournament...

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif appeared before the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) formed by the Supreme Court to probe into the Panama Papers case. The Prime Minister’s appearance before the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) was heralded as a historic day for Pakistan by the ruling party. Many in the ruling party also lauded the Prime Minister for appearing before the Joint...

The abduction and reported killing of two Chinese nationals in Balochistan was a security failure and the claim of responsibility by the militant Islamic State group was a troubling development. Ministry of interior has issued notification that the abducted Chinese couple from Balochistan has been killed. Lee Zing Yang, 24, and Meng Li Si, 26, were abducted from Jinnah...

Despite government’s claim of success on the economic front, the situation on the ground remains very precarious. Since the government assumed power the export sector has been under stress and has shown no improvement at all. It is also pertinent to point out that under the vision 2025 the government has set a target of exports of $150 billion, current the exports hover...

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