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After causing much public nuisance and hardship for ordinary citizens, the Peshawar Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project might finally be inaugurated on August 14. After it took three years to complete, the expectation now is that the project is flawless and efficiently operational once it gets going. Hopefully,...

Up to 3.5 million saplings have been planted on Sunday under a country-wide tree plantation campaign across the country in a single day to improve the country’s environmental index besides meeting Prime Minister Imran Khan’s dream of having a billion tree plants in the country. Over the decades, the country has lost chunks of forests, which were developed and grown...

The US Congress-funded think tank, US Institute of Peace (USIP), has recommended that the US policymakers tell India, privately and publicly, of the potential consequences and complications their (Indians’) political and security strategies in Kashmir create. Moreover, Americans’ interests in India – be that geopolitical, strategic or economic – could be affected...

Very soon, the Mainline-1 (ML-1) project will reach the execution stage as the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council has okayed a project for improvement of the vital railway line construction estimated at Rs1.137 trillion. The game changer project will undertake the improvement of the existing ML-1 and establishment of a dry port near Havelian. The project...

Beirut residents are familiar to the sound of blasts, and scenes of fire and fury as years of Israel-sponsored civil war, internal sectarian strife and Israel-Hezobullah wars have brought death and destruction to the scenic city for decades. The devastation wrought by the single August 4 blast, however, has almost annihilated the port city and such scale of destruction...

Hard times may hit Karachi and Hyderabad with the Pakistan Meteorological Department’s fresh forecast about an urban flooding warning for the two cities as a monsoon spell is brewing in Sindh and parts of Balochistan from August 6. The Met department says a low pressure system from the Bay of Bengal is likely to approach Sindh and “under the influence of this weather...

August 5 marks one-year completion of military siege and division of the State of Jammu and Kashmir. One year has passed since Indian authorities imposed curfew and internet blackout in the Valley. On that day in 2019, the BJP government abrogated Articles 35-A and 370 of the Indian constitution, revoking the special status of Jammu and Kashmir through a presidential...

On August 5, 2019, the Government of India, in one of the most illegal and fascist actions taken by a government in recent history, revoked the special status and autonomy that was granted by its own constitution to Jammu and Kashmir. When it committed this action, it also imposed several totalitarian restrictions, including cutting off communication lines in the Kashmir...

It turn out that Special Advisor to Prime Minister on Digital Pakistan Dr Tania Aidrus and Special Advisor to Prime Minister on Health Dr Zafar Mirza have quit the cabinet over what is surely criticism from the opposition over their dual nationality status. So now who’s going to lose out the most? These two individuals, among many others, had so selflessly chosen to...

Karachi on Monday caused mayhem, claiming four more lives and unleashing urban flooding in large parts of these districts due to already choked and clogged storm drains, leading to immense hardships to thousands of people stranded on the roads. Over a two-day period, on Sunday and Monday, the people of Karachi went through another hellish rain-related experience. Again,...

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