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In a rare positive development, Pakistan and India agreed on Tuesday to restore cease­fire on the Line of Control (LoC) and Working Boundary (WB) whose violation has left over 100 dead during the last nearly a year and half on the Pakistani side. The agreement was reached during a hotline conversation between...

In the final phase, a session of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly passed on Sunday the KP-FATA merger bill with two-thirds majority, after it has already been approved from the lower and upper houses of the Parliament. The session held to vote for the bill was presided over by KP Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser, where KP Chief Minister Pervaiz Khattak was also present. The...

Former Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice (retd) Nasir-ul-Mulk was named caretaker prime minister on Monday. The announcement was made by Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah at a press conference in Islamabad following a meeting with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi. Khursheed Shah while addressing a press conference along with Prime...

Over 65 people were died due to the heatwave in Karachi in the last week as country is in grip of hot and warm weather. It was reported that a majority of those suspected of being heatstroke victims were fasting. The ages of the deceased range from 16 years to 78 years and they include both men and women. Reports of heat stroke deaths in Karachi will stir unease amid fears...

Water crisis

May 28, 2018

As the country enters election mode and political parties rev up their election campaigns, a serious issue is in danger of going under the radar. The issue is one whose consequences the entire country will face; the issue is that of fast depleting water reservoirs and the serious threat of water scarcity. As per officials of the Indus River System Authority Indus River...

Traditionally Pakistan teams have faced tough time when on tour to England both on and off the pitch. Keeping in mind Pakistan’s past tract record...

In a landmark development, the National Assembly on Thursday approved a much-awaited constitutional amendment bill regarding the merger of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with the majority. The 31st amendment bill was tabled by Law Minister Mahmood Bashir Virk in a historic session called after a parliamentary committee agreed upon the...

UNDP report

May 25, 2018

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) recently launched its Pakistan National Human Development Report (PKNHDR). The report, titled ‘Pakistan National Human Development Report 2017: Unleashing the Potential of a Young Pakistan’, revealed that Punjab fares better than other provinces on the HDI (a composite index measuring average achievement in three basic...

Test in England

May 24, 2018

After winning a fairly close contested match against Ireland, Pakistan are all set for the real test to play two-match Test series against England. Ireland...

The United Nation has voted to send an international war crimes probe to Gaza after the body’s leading human rights official slammed Israel’s reaction to protests along the border as ‘wholly disproportionate’. Israeli firing into Gaza killed nearly 60 Palestinians at mass border protests in the last week. Israeli brutality injured more than 2,700 during mass protests...

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