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Prime Minister Imran Khan assured his American counterpart the US President Donald Trump last week that Pakistan “will do everything within its power” to facilitate the process aimed at ending Afghanistan’s nearly 18-year war adding that the world owed it to the people of Afghanistan to...

Security forces personnel martyrdom in North Waziristan tribal district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan after they came under separate attacks by unknown militants is really a shocking development. Ten soldiers were martyred in N Waziristan, Balochistan attacks. Six of them embraced martyrdom in a cross-border attack near Pakistani-Afghanistan border after...

A right step

July 28, 2019

Zartaj Gul, the minister of state for climate change’s announcement of an embargo on fairness creams that contain more than 1pc mercury is a right step. Many of these creams do not have all the ingredients listed, and most users are unaware of exactly what they are using on their skin. Over-the-counter creams contain topical steroids or parabens that are usually left...

Some signs have emerged that that there is going to be a visible improvement in the US-Pakistan relationship. Prime Minister Imran Khansuccessfully delivered Pakistan’s point of view on all the contentious issues. It’s a good news that the US President Donald Trump has accepted an invitation to visit Pakistan extended to him by our PM. Ahead of...

Some gestures and words by the President of the United States Donald Trump addressed to the European authorities indicate the complete disagreement of the White House with the European Union. Over the past few days, there have been reports about the unambiguous talks between President of the United States and some of the European Union’s member states. Trump called on...

Time to act for the UN

February 27, 2019

Pakistan shot down two Indian jets on Wednesday, a day after Indian warplanes struck inside Pakistan prompting leading powers to urge the nuclear armed rivals to show restraint. Tensions have been elevated since Pulwama attack killed at least 40 Indian Central Reserve Police Force personnel on Feb. 14, but the risk of conflict rose dramatically when India launched an air...

It seems like things are going to get harder for Kashmiri Muslims. The targeting of people of Kashmiri origin all over India is the first occurrence of its kind in the history of present India. The evidence of brutality committed against Kashmiris at work, educational institutions and on the street, is easily available on social media or press. It is as if the hate that...

The foregone conclusion

February 26, 2019

There is a substantial discrepancy between the words and deeds of the European authorities regarding the EU’s independence from Washington. European officials have almost shut their eyes to the certainties of global relations. The U.S. President Donald Trump is one of the key adversaries of the prevailing edifice in Europe. He has arrived at this understanding that the...

Kashmir issue and UN

February 25, 2019

Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred 14 people and injured more than 50 other in Laroo area of Kulgam district of Indian occupied Kashmir, thus triggering valley wide protests.  According to media reports, three were martyred during an exchange of fire with the troops. The rest were killed when an unexploded shell went off at the site of a gunfight...

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government is confronting tough times on domestic and international fronts in the midst of election time arriving at a critical juncture. Consecutive election defeats in some provinces have upturned Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s trudge on the road to one more election win as opposition parties are mending fences and going...

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