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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...

Relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan have been far from ideal in recent years. Both the sides have thrown the blame on the other for the coldness in relations. However, the recent visit of Afghanistan by Chief of the Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa in which he met top Afghan leadership has once again rekindled hope that relations between the two countries will now...

SCO summit

June 13, 2018

President Mamnoon Hussain at the 18th meeting of the Council of Heads of States of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in Qindgao urged member states to consider the establishment of a development fund to eliminate terrorism and extremism. He was attending the SCO summit at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping who chaired the meeting at the Qingdao International...

Shocking revelation

June 12, 2018

Shocking news emerged from Allied Hospital Faisalabad that a racket is involved in selling and purchasing new born babies from decades. Responding to a complaint of child trafficking police from the Civil Lines station has uncovered what could possibly be an organised child trafficking ring operating out of the Allied Hospital. During the raid the police arrested a woman...

Looming crisis

June 11, 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...

The world is less peaceful than a decade ago, mostly due to conflict in the Middle East and Africa that is costing the global economy trillions of dollars, an international index showed on Wednesday. The Global Peace Index (GPI) 2018 has just come out and findings have confirmed that violence has increased world over. Over the last decade, this planet that we all call...

In recent years Islamabad has become a hub of numerous problems; however there are two that have become a serious headache for the residents. The first problem is the commercial use of residential properties and the second being the issue of encroachments. Despite strict guidelines and laws of the Capital Development Authority (CDA) in the last decade hundreds of commercial...

The detailed judgment behind a controversial Lahore High Court decision to acquit the son of a prominent lawyer who is accused of mercilessly stabbing a classmate 23 times was issued on Thursday, with the judge ruling that the prosecution had failed to prove guilt beyond reasonable doubt. Last week Lahore High Court acquitted Shah Hussain, son of a lawyer, who was convicted...

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...

In order to give realization to the people about environmental pollution and issue of climate change United Nations designates every year June 5 as World Environment Day. On the day it is highlighted that how slowly and gradually human beings are treating environment so recklessly. Environment is one of the treasures of nature, but it is alarming that with the rapid pace...

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