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Stance on CPEC

May 18, 2015

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has been announced and being termed a huge success by the incumbent government but an alleged change in its route has stirred an unwanted controversy. Leaders of various political leaders have demanded to the government to take in confidence to all the political...

Six children of a family died in a fire near in Lahore’s Kot Khwaja Saeed area late Saturday, when flames erupted in a building due to a short circuit. Fire and rescue teams reached the spot and extinguished the fire, but it was too late to save the children trapped inside. Sadly six siblings, aged between one and 12, were asleep in a room where the fire broke out....

Initial investigation and intelligence reports regarding the Safoora Goth bus attack carrying members of Ismaili community have hinted at the involvement of India’s intelligence agency RAW in the brutal attack. The attack left at least 45 people dead with more than a dozen injured. According to reports the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif has been told...

After the gory incident of terrorism in Karachi in which some 50 innocents were murdered in broad day light, state pledged once again to eliminate terrorism from country at all any cost. Prior to any investigation Chief Minister came up with the information that foreign militants were involved in the infamous incident. It is a dilemma that politicians say whatever they...

The Zimbabwe Cricket Union has postponed its tour of Pakistan, Zimbabwe were due to arrive in Pakistan on May 19 to play three one day internationals and...

Karachi incident

May 13, 2015

At least 45 people were killed and more than a dozen injured when gunmen opened fire on a bus of the Ismaili community near Safoora Chorangi in Karachi. According to Inspector General Sindh Ghulam Haider Jamali 60 people were traveling in the bus when six gunmen entered the bus and executed 45 passengers. According to a survivor the attackers entered the bus from the rear...

Saulat hanged

May 12, 2015

Convicted murderer Saulat Mirza was hanged to death in Balochistan’s Machh Jail in the early hours of Tuesday. Mirza was on death row for almost 17 years after being arrested in 1998. He was scheduled to be executed on March 19 after the moratorium on capital punishment was lifted in the wake of the terrorist attack on Army Public School Peshawar. However his death sentence...

Garbage littered streets, overflowing drains, slums, debris and pothole littered roads are some of the sights that have become a feature of the capital of late. The incompetence of the Capital Development Authority (CDA) is there for everyone to see. In a new item published on Sunday, May 10 in Daily The Patriot, the incompetence of CDA was highlighted by citing the example...

Return of international cricket to the country after six years of isolation as ‘a big joy’. Zimbabwe is all set to become the first Full-Member nation to tour Pakistan since March 2009, when terrorists attacked the Sri Lankan team in Lahore rendering the country untenable as an international cricket venue due to security concerns. Zimbabwe will arrive in Lahore...

Naltar tragedy

May 9, 2015

Friday was a tragic day not only for Pakistan but for diplomatic community worldwide as what was supposed to be a memorable inauguration ceremony of a chairlift in the serene Naltar Valley for the Islamabad based diplomatic community turned into a tragedy when one of the army helicopters transporting the foreign envoys crashed into a school building, killing seven on board....

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