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Message of unity

January 9, 2018

United States President Donald Trump started his new year by launching a tirade against both Pakistan and Iran. Trump claimed that the US provided Pakistan aid (something that is not correct) for fifteen years but Pakistan was deceitful despite receiving the aid and provided safe havens to terrorists (another...

The political crisis in Balochistan seems to be deepening with every passing day. The key objective of the political turmoil being ‘created’ is to oust the Chief Minister by using a no confidence motion against him. For now the move seems to be going towards successful completion with number of resignations increasing with time. There have been suggestions and with...

Environmental issues are rarely taken seriously in Pakistan. The recent spell of smog in Punjab and government’s ill-preparation to tackle it was not surprising. The situation in the Federal capital isn’t much different when it comes to protecting the environment. Margalla Hills National Park in Islamabad was declared a national park back in 1980 and was also affirmed...

Measured response

January 6, 2018

The response from Pakistan to the accusations leveled by United States President Donald Trump has been measured but appropriate. It was also heartening to see that the response came from the right forum, the National Security Committee. In its response the National Security Committee expressed disappointment at the allegations leveled against Pakistan by US President Donald...

Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday while addressing a press conference has spoken of behind the scene conspiracies being hatched to rig the 2018 elections in order to bring in power a favourable political party. Sharif gave a warning that if behind the scene activities, secret telephones and contacts to rig the elections are not stopped, he would disclose...

Need for improvement

January 4, 2018

The World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2017 ranks 144 countries on the gap between women and men based on a number of factors like health, education, economic and political indicators. The index helps in understanding of how equitably resources and opportunities are being provided. Pakistan was ranked 143rd last year and this year’s ranking have proved...

Trump’s warning

January 3, 2018

For those who follow relations between the United States and Pakistan closely, the accusations of “lies and deceit” against Pakistan by Donald Trump have hardly come as a surprise. In the past few months various top U.S. officials have issued statements against Pakistan. Most of these aggressive statements were accompanied with demand for the persistent call of “do...

Pakistan has regretted the last minute postponement and non-issuance of visas by India for the visit of 192 Pakistani devotees to participate in the annual Urs of Hazrat Khawaja Nizamuddin Aulia (RA) in Delhi. As a result of Indian decision, Pakistani devotees will be deprived of the opportunity to participate in the week long Urs celebrations. Spokesperson of foreign...

Introspection and hope are two things that go side by side at this time of the year. At the time of writing this editorial the country is in the year 2017, when the newspaper reaches its readers the country would have stepped into the New Year, the year 2018. It is importance to look back and see how the year 2017 panned out and where the country should be headed in the...

Blame game

December 31, 2017

On 10th death anniversary of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, his son and incumbent Chairman of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari once again accused Musharraf of involvement in Benazir Bhutto’s death. He reiterated the party’s concerns that late Benazir Bhutto had warned of Musharraf’s involvement in plots to assassinate her. The former president...

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