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Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif accompanies by Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa has embarked on a trip to Saudi Arabia in an effort to lessen the tension among the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.  According to State Radio, during his visit, the prime minister will hold talks with the Saudi...

Public issues

June 12, 2017

Switch on the television and tune in to any news channel after 7 PM, there would be mayhem, three to four guests and an anchor sitting in a program and each trying to prove the other wrong. As debate rages on emotions will boil over and you will see participants hurling allegations against each other and trying to out-shout other participants. This is the usual practice...

A proud moment

June 10, 2017

Pakistan has become a full member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation. Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev in his inaugural speech during the 17th SCO summit welcomed Pakistan as full member of the organisation. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, addressing the summit, said, “The SCO goals resonate with Pakistan’s national ethos, and so do the core values...

Top City case

June 9, 2017

An anti-terrorism court (ATC) has sent seven men including the Top City owner Kunwar Moeez, who are facing charges of having links with MQM London and keeping explosives, to Adiala Jail on judicial remand till June 21. The Top City began last month when law enforcement agencies (LEA) carried out a search operation in Chowki Hameedan area on Fateh Jang Road and held the...

The Joint Investigation Team (JIT) constituted by the Supreme Court to probe the affairs regarding the offshore companies of Sharifs seems to be the target of attack through various ‘statements’ and ‘events’. The five-member bench of the Supreme Court announced a 3-2 verdict in Panama case on April 20th with an order to National Accountability Bureau, Securities...

Islamabad has long been plagued with the disease of encroachment. There seemed to be no solution to this growing problem as over the recent few years the encroachers grabbed more and more space in various markets. In some major markets the situation was so severe that the encroachers had left no space for the shoppers. Temporary kiosks turned into permanent shops and more...

Syria war

June 5, 2017

In Syria 470,000 people including 55,000 children died in last five years as reported by The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR). In the current year, in the first five months, This huge loss of lives, economic development, justice and peace creates question mark for the institutions who claim to work for peace, justice and humanity. The Syria war began in 2011 between...

Pakistan and India will lock their horns today in a high-stakes Champions Trophy fixture. The cricket-mad neighbouring countries rarely square off and hundreds of millions of fans are expected to tune in and watch the teams fight for national pride at Edgbaston in Birmingham. Cricket rivalry of India and Pakistan is well known all over the world and that is why a cricket...

The Supreme Court on Thursday compared the federal government to the notorious Sicilian Mafia of Italy as it decided to initiate contempt of court proceedings against former party leader and Senator Nehal Hashmi for ‘threatening’ judges and members of the joint investigation team probing Sharif family’s business dealings abroad. Now a day’s son of Prime...

At least 90 people were killed and hundreds wounded on Wednesday when a massive truck bomb ripped through Kabul’s diplomatic quarter, bringing carnage to the streets of the Afghan capital just days into the holy fasting month of Ramazan. Hundreds of people received injuries and became victim of the deadly explosion. A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-packed...

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