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The Punjab government has formed a four-member Joint Investigation Team (JIT) to probe the assassination attempt on federal Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal in Narowal. Reportedly, during interrogation, the suspect confessed to have targeted the Interior Minister over the issue of amendment in Khatm-e-Nubawwat...

Talk of Aliens

May 8, 2018

With elections approaching political parties have switched to election mode and are holding rallies and are mobilizing people. Amidst this mobilization and political activity the statements of ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif have generated plenty of discussion as well as controversy. While addressing public gathering at Ahmedpur Lamma, the ousted Prime Minister said...

Are we prepared?

May 7, 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...

Six labourers working on network installation for a private telecommunication company were shot dead by unidentified men in Kharan district of Balochistan province on Thursday night. According to levies forces, the labourers, who hailed from Punjab, were fixing a mobile tower in area when they were attacked. Levies and personnel from other law enforcement agencies reached...

On Monday, 30 April, the temperature in Nawabshah exceeded to the highest that ever measured on the planet during the month of April. The temperature recorded was 50.2 Celsius in the city of Nawabshah, which is situated in Sindh province. Etienne Kapikian, a meteorologist at Meteo France, tweeted about the extreme temperature saying that the previous best for Pakistan...

World Press Freedom Day was observed on May 3 across the globe including Pakistan to highlight the importance of freedom of the press and fundamental principles of press. In Pakistan, rallies and seminars are conducted to highlight the importance of freedom of press. The United Nations General Assembly declared May 3 to be World Press Freedom Day to raise awareness of...

With the tenure of the incumbent government nearing its end the political temperature in the country is rising. The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and most of the other parties including the incumbent party is gearing up for the election season. The Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz is expected to go into election mode with some certainty...

World Labour Day

May 1, 2018

The International Labour Day-2018 was observed on Tuesday across the globe including Pakistan under the theme “Celebrating the international labour movement”. Labor unions throughout Pakistan organize seminars, rallies and parades where union leaders deliver speeches emphasizing the history of Labor Day and its importance. Workers and unions arrange street processions,...

Historic development

April 30, 2018

Hailing a “new era of peace”, North Korea leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, sealed their talks on Friday with a joint declaration, and a bear hug, reaffirming their commitment to complete denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula. The historic summit also agreed to push for three or four-way talks involving the US and China to replace the Korean...

The outgoing PML-N government presented the 2018-19 budget with outlay estimated at Rs5932.5 billion at the National Assembly on Friday amid strong protest staged by opposition. The presentation of the budget for the entire year had become a contentious issue in the run up to the budget. Opposition parties contended that the incumbent government which has little over a...

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