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Fading optimism: SAARC in doldrums  

Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will not travel to Pakistan for this week’s ministerial conference of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries, officials said on Tuesday. In a latest sign of simmering tensions between the two neighbours, diplomatic sources confirmed to The Express Tribune that the Indian finance secretary will not represent his country at the SAARC finance ministers meeting in Islamabad on August 25. This no-show is certainly a setback to the grouping, which has thus far failed to serve as an engine of regional growth and unlock the great ...
  13 hours ago

 Global opiate trade:  Afghanistan’s poppy cultivation threatens world

 Pakistan is considered to be the main country through which narcotics produced in Afghanistan are transported to the rest of the world and Karachi is a key point on ...
  11 hours ago

The fear of being silenced: Why speaking against state is a crime in Pakistan?

Former chief minister of Indian-held Kashmir Omar Abdullah said on Wednesday that Pakistan was ‘not the architect’ of the present crisis in the Valley. In a press conference ...
  17 hours ago

A sluggish legislation: Depriving citizens of Right to information

 The federal cabinet is expected to take up the draft of the Right to Information Bill, 2016, in its next meeting. But the information ministry is planning to review the ...
  2 days ago

Soaring debt:Pakistan’s energy sector in grave trouble

The receivables in Pakistan’s energy sector have soared above Rs 680 billion, despite a drastic 27 per cent cut in power generation costs, ARY News reported on Monday. Pakistan ...
  2 days ago

A security huddle: Is Nawaz Sharif back in business?

A high-level meeting chaired by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif here on Tuesday agreed on the point that no one should be allowed to disturb the peace of the Karachi from abroad and Pakistan’s interests, integrity and security will be protected at all costs. Nawaz Sharif, during the meeting, praised Rangers and law enforcement personnel on maintaining law and order in Karachi. Adviser to the Prime Minister on National Security Nasser Janjua briefed the PM on the meeting of the NAP implementation committee that was held on Monday. Janjua also briefed the Prime Minister on the various tasks that ...
  17 hours ago

Pakistan not to demand Altaf extradition

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan  has decided not to demand Britain to extradite Altaf Hussain, chief of Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) based in London, a day after Sindh handed details regarding MQM chief to the federal government.According to sources privy to Interior Ministry, the ...
  3 hours ago

Battle of conflicting interests: Zardari joins the Chorus too

The Co-chairman of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), Asif Ali Zardari, stated on Sunday that the Terms of References (TORs) proposed by the opposition on an investigation into the Panama Papers issue were effective and constitutional, adding that the investigation of the ...
  13 hours ago

Karachi’s mayoral elections: Would MQM get some breathing space?

Karachi Wednesday elected as mayor a politician who is currently in jail on sedition and terrorism charges, a day after the leader of his party was charged with treason. Waseem Akhtar, a former minister and parliamentarian of the influential Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), ...
  15 hours ago

An endless war: The dirty game of interests in Syria

 A top US military commander has warned the forces of President Bashar al-Assad “we will defend ourselves” after Syrian planes and artillery launched operations in an area where American special forces are located. The US dispatched a small number of special forces troops to northern Syria to assist Kurdish Pershmerga and support Syrian rebel groups seeking to overthrow Mr Assad. Yet last Thursday, two Syrian Su-24 ground-attack planes targeted an area close to where they are based.The incident in the northern Syrian city of Hasakah, highlighted the complicated and perilous situation ...
  17 hours ago

Head of Media at Campaign Against Arms Trade slams UK for selling weapons to Saudi Arabia

SHAFAQNA – In an interview conducted in the sidelines of Yemen conference this August 20-21, 2016 Andrew Smith slammed  the UK government for providing the Saudi regime with military equipment, training, and intelligence against Yemen.“The UK has been absolutely central ...
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The White paper: Making AJK affairs worse could harm Kashmir cause

Ex-prime minister of Azad Kashmir and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s president of Azad Kashmir Barrister Sultan Mehmood Chaudhry issued a whitepaper on Friday to substantiate his charge that the recently-held polls in the region were massively rigged. He told media persons ...
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Making history: Pakistan’s mile stone achievement in test cricket

Pakistan's Test team made history Monday as it clinched the number one spot in the ICC Test rankings after the rain-hit fourth and last Test between the West Indies and India ended as a draw. Misbah-ul-Haq was delighted to become the first Pakistan captain to inspire his ...
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PM accords approval for 30 state of art hospitals

Pakistanis third largest to have applied for asylum in Britain

Religions’ solidarity conf. against ISIS, terrorism held in Bangladesh

Two MQM Rabitta Committee members detained at London airport

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London Muslims go to church in solidarity with Christians: ‘We will not let hatred win’

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Half of UK parents let children under 14 drink alcohol at home

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PML-F leader Imtiaz Sheikh joins PPP

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Abuse of Muslims is now mainstream

Muslims, Jews and Christians join together

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Online voting for millions of overseas Pakistanis doable: NADRA

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