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A picture of two pilots who flew a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight to Gilgit has gone viral on social media. First Officer Shumaila Mazhar confirmed that Captain Maryam Masood and her all-female crew flew the PIA plane from Islamabad to Gilgit and back on Wednesday. “The flight to Gilgit is...

Back in 2016, a report by Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) warned that the country will approach absolute water scarcity by 2025.The report said that the country touched the ‘water stress line’ in 1990 and crossed the ‘water scarcity line’ in 2005, predicting that If this situation continues, then chances are high the country will face acute...

Amnesty scheme

June 24, 2018

Tax Amnesty Scheme is receiving encouraging results and its success would help resolving the current account deficit and balance of payment issues according to Federal Board of Revenue (FBR). As the deadline for the tax amnesty scheme gets closer the number of beneficiaries under tax amnesty scheme is increasing with every passing day. Under the scheme, the people could...

In another blow to the already strained ties between Islamabad and Washington, the United States declared Wednesday that it was putting Pakistan on notice, for one more time. In an official testimony before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Ambassador Alice Wells, the senior bureau official for South and Central Asian Affairs expressed that US expects unequivocal cooperation...

Lack of jobs

June 22, 2018

Many people link unemployment to the growing technology that has pushed away the man power away. Some associate it to the increase of population. While some are of the view that the literacy level is too low and the education system is not preparing the youth for the actual practical life. But one of the keys that have locked the door of the employment for the well deserving...

United States President Donald Trump met with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on June 12, in Singapore, in the first summit meeting between the leaders of the two countries. They signed a joint statement, agreeing to security guarantees for North Korea, new peaceful relations, reaffirmation of the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and follow-up negotiations between...

The United Nations (UN) human rights chief last week called for a major investigation into abuses in Kashmir, as his office released its first-ever report on alleged rights violations committed in the disputed territory. People of Kashmir are struggling from last seven decades for their rights of self determination and amidst all the human rights violation by India, world...

Afghan Ministry of Defense spokesperson on Friday confirmed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) leader Mullah Fazlullah was killed in a US drone strike in Afghanistan’s northeastern Kunar province on June 13. Talking to CNN, the Afghan Ministry of Defense spokesperson, Mohammad Radmanish, said that Mullah Fazlullah, who led the TTP from 2013, was killed in the US strike....

Consistency needed

June 16, 2018

After comprehensively beating England in the first test by nine wickets at Lords, Pakistan lived up to their reputation in the second test at Headingley as England won by an innings and 55 runs. This is what Pakistan fans are now used to, the national team is fully capable of routing any team on its day but at the same time it is also capable of capitulating in spectacular...

Pakistan touched water stress line in 1990 and in 2005 country crossed water scarcity line and if the issue is not dealt with urgency country will face acute water shortage or drought-like situation in the near future. As per a report of Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) published in 2016 country will approach absolute water scarcity by 2025 if situation...

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