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Disaster looming?

July 14, 2015

Disaster looming? Recent monsoon rains and the damage caused by them provide a grim picture regarding the inability of major cities to cope with even moderate rains. Various localities in Rawalpindi were submerged by recent rains and footage showed water gushing into homes with helpless people wading in deep...

Water crisis

July 12, 2015

  On the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit in Ufa, Russia, Prime Ministers (PMs) Nawaz Sharif of Pakistan and Narendra Modi of India respectively have attempted to overcome recent frictions between the two South Asian neighbours. Both leaders talked on multiple issues. The PMs also agreed to evolve a mechanism to promote religious tourism....

The meeting between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Ufa, Russia is major breakthrough after months of claims and counter claims between the two countries. Both the leaders met at the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif extended an invitation to his Indian counterpart to visit the...

Nawaz, Modi meeting

July 11, 2015

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi met on Friday in Ufa, Russia. During the meeting the Indian premier accepted the invitation of Nawaz Sharif to visit Pakistan for the South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit next year. The announcement of Modi’s visit was made by Indian Indian Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar during...

The policing powers of Rangers were extended by 30 days by the provincial administration after co-chairman Pakistan Peoples Party Asif Ali Zardari directed the Sindh Government to do so. Chief Minister Sindh Qaim Ali Shah said that the provincial assembly will deliberate on confirmation of powers and deployment of Rangers in urban centers under Article 147 of the Constitution...

The twin cities received the first rain of the monsoon season on Tuesday. The 80mm downpour washed away all the claims of the Provincial Government relating to precautionary measures in anticipation of the monsoon season. 12 people died in various rain related incidents in Islamabad and Rawalpindi and dozens others were injured. Water entered many houses situated close...

SCO diplomacy

July 7, 2015

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif will visit Russia on July 9 (Thursday) to attend meetings of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa), providing him an opportunity to interact with regional leaders. Prime Minister will lead the Pakistani delegation in two day visit to Russian city Ufa at the SCO meeting of the...

The unwanted

July 7, 2015

Islamabad’s biggest shopping Mall Centaurus in a bizarre decision decided to impose an entry fee of Rupees 100. The entry fee doesn’t make much sense as a shopping mall is supposed to attract people rather than trying to discourage them. However there is a bigger and much serious problem with regards to the step by the Mall management. In the public notice published...

It would take time to determine the causes of collapsing a railway bridge in Gujranwala, which resulted in the loss of 19 precious lives as engine and three carriages of train fell into the canal below. Rescue operation was underway right after the tragic incident to take out the dead bodies and the missing ones. But it was a regrettable the way we as a nation answer to...

Military success

July 5, 2015

The Pakistan Army has successfully completed the Operation Khyber-II that was being conducted in the Tirah region, the completion of the operation was announced on the first anniversary of the ongoing Operation Zarb-i-Azb. The operation Khyber-II was launched in March, after the military cleared much of the Bara plain in Operation Khyber-I, this follow-on operation in...

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