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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...

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...

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...

A positive move

May 22, 2018

The plan for first hands days in government if elected to power unveiled by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf is an appreciable move. Politics and election campaigns in Pakistan are usually based on political rhetoric and attacking rival parties. The Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PMLN) based much of its 2013 election campaign on targeting Pakistan Peoples Party and Pakistan...

Texas shooting

May 21, 2018

Sabika Sheikh, a 17-year-old Pakistani student on a foreign exchange programme in the United States, was among the ten people killed in the Santa Fe school shooting, carried out by a fellow student. Sabika was studying in the US, under the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) programme since August 21, 2017, and was due to return home next month. In the first twenty...

Security forces intercepted and killed a ‘high-value target’ of the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) said to be involved in the killings of over 100 members of the Hazara community as well as police personnel, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) reported early Thursday. Col Sohail Abid of Military Intelligence was martyred in the gunfight. Four other soldiers were...

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