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After all, the representatives of the European Union and the UK government as a final point agreed on a deal for the UK to leave the European Union just in time for it to be placed before the EU summit in Brussels. Ever since becoming Prime Minister, Boris Johnson had sworn to leave the EU by 31st October...

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday addressed the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. The highlight of his more than 45-minute-long speech was intense criticism of India for its annexation of occupied Kashmir and the continued restrictions imposed in the region. The premier began his speech by saying he feels honoured to represent Pakistan...

Like any other third world state, Pakistan’s healthcare system demonstrated a sorry picture of negligence and dilapidation. The rampant cases of infectious diseases like Dengue Fever, Congo Virus, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, Poliomyelitis and TB were glaring illustration of the predicament. It is unarguably true that health and nutrition make important contribution to economic...

Climate Change

September 21, 2019

More than 5,000 events are planned worldwide for what is expected to be one of the largest-ever collective calls to action in a movement fuelled by social media under the hashtag #climatestrike. In New York, 1.1 million students in around 1,800 public schools have been permitted to skip school.Dubbed the “Fridays for Future” movement, the campaign wants children...

The district health department on Saturday confirmed that 1,499 patients have been diagnosed with mosquito-borne disease dengue in Rawalpindi, according to a report submitted to the Punjab government. Sources said that the district administration of Rawalpindi forwarded a detailed report to the Punjab government over the outspread of dengue fever. According to the report,...

President Trump called off a secret meeting at David camp with Taliban and cancelled peace talks. He tweeted that “Unbeknownst to almost everyone, the major Taliban leaders and, separately, the President of Afghanistan, were going to secretly meet with me at Camp David on Sunday. They were coming to United States tonight. Unfortunately, in order to build false leverage,...

Despite the fact that the Amnesty International (AI) has reiterated its call to the New Delhi to act in accordance with international human rights law and standards in the Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir, including arrests and detentions of political opponents, and the rights to liberty and freedom of movement, the Indian authorities have further tightened curfew and...

PCB makes changes

September 7, 2019

After not giving further nod to Mickey Arthur to continue as head coach of national team, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has named former Pakistan captain Misbahul Haq as the head coach and chief selector of the Men in Green.  A cricket committee formed by PCB reviewed the performance of team and decided not to extend contract of coaching staff. Interestingly, Misbah...

Dengue outbreak

September 5, 2019

Within the last about 24 hours, 138 dengue patients were admitted to the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (Pims) and three government hospitals in Rawalpindi. With the new arrival of 70 dengue patients, the total number of positive cases reported to Pims since Aug 1 reached 200. Moreover, 68 dengue patients arrived in three government hospitals of Rawalpindi, raising...

Saudi Arabia’s State Minister for Foreign Affairs Adel bin Ahmed al-Jubeir is scheduled to arrive in Pakistan on a one-day visit today. As per reports the Saudi minister will hold meetings with Prime Minister Imran Khan, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa. Matters related to Pakistan and Saudi Arabia’s bilateral...

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