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[15 May 2017 | No Comment | ]

By Riazul Haq in The Express Tribune, May 15th, 2017.
ISLAMABAD: Asad Dastagir is a computer science student in 6th semester in one of the sub-campuses in Lahore and is uncertain about the future of his degree as the Higher Education Commission (HEC) has recently banned further admissions in the Global Institute Lahore with which the franchise is affiliated.
Dastagir is not alone in passing through this agonising experience. Hundreds of other students are also running from pillar to post to legitimise their degrees. But there is little the provinces, and for …

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[12 May 2017 | No Comment | ]

By Michael Kugelman in The Express Tribune blogs, May 11, 2017
The author is the South Asia associate at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC.
Today, the trend lines for Jammu and Kashmir are quite troubling, to say the least.
Nearly a year after Indian security forces killed Burhan Wani, a young Kashmiri militant with a large following, anger hasn’t abated. Tension has risen in recent days after a video surfaced on social media that appeared to depict Indian security forces using heavy-handed tactics against a civilian. On …

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[5 May 2017 | No Comment | ]

report in The Nation,May 05, 2017
Islamabad – Pakistan expelled popular Polish presenter, traveller and writer Martyna Wojciechowska on Thursday for violating visa rules, reported Radio Poland.
Martyna Wojciechowska claimed that she was detained by Pakistani military intelligence while filming a TV series in that country.
Poland’s foreign ministry said that Wojciechowska’s crew did not comply with instructions from the Pakistan authorities. It added that Wojciechowska, the former editor-in-chief of National Geographic Poland magazine, on Thursday left Pakistan with her crew on a flight to Poland.
Wojciechowska said in a post on Facebook: “In …

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[11 Jan 2017 | No Comment | ]

ISLAMABAD: The government will start work on the Pakistani section of Iran-Pakistan Gas Pipeline once the United States and the UN remove sanctions on Tehran, officials of the Ministry of Petroleum informed the National Assembly Standing Committee on Petroleum and Natural Resources here on Monday.
An official of Interstate Gas Systems (ISGS) informed the parliamentary body that Iran was still facing sanctions and work on the section from Gwadar to Iranian border would be started after sanctions were over. The petroleum ministry officials said work had been stopped on the IP …

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[11 Jan 2017 | No Comment | ]

Islamabad:  Javed Malik, Pakistan’s Ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain, called on Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif at the PM Office earlier this week and briefed him on the various initiatives to expand and upgrade the bilateral relations between Pakistan and the Kingdom of Bahrain since his appointment, says a press release.
He apprised the prime minister that after the successful organisation of the First Pakistan-Bahrain Business Opportunities Conference, the Bahraini commerce minister and three business delegations are expected to visit Pakistan in the coming year. Similarly, the bilateral relations between …

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[2 Jan 2017 | No Comment | ]

MARDAN – Former prime minister and senior leader of Pakistan Peoples’ Party Raja Pervez Ashraf on Saturday called for extending tenure of special military courts to root out militancy and extremism from the country.
He was talking to media persons in Mardan, after expressing condolence with Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) Senator Khanzada Khan on the demise of his brother-in-law.
The former prime minister said that security forces had rendered enormous sacrifices in the war against terrorism in the country. However, he said, performance of civilian governments in this regard was questionable. He …

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[28 Dec 2016 | No Comment | ]

The writer is a foreign policy expert based in Washington, DC.
THERE is a lot of curiosity about how the Donald Trump administration may deal with Pakistan and the broader South Asian region. But there is too much uncertainty still for political analysis to produce anything truly meaningful in response. More useful would be to explain the various nodes of uncertainty and narrow down the focus of the discussion to developments that would matter most in terms of shaping the US’s South Asia policy.
The most obvious unknown is Trump’s approach to …

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[28 Dec 2016 | No Comment | ]

Islamabad: Dr Humayun J.Chaudhry, president and chief executive officer of the Federation of State Medical Boards of United States, said that till to date, 12,000 Pakistani national physicians and specialists doctors are working in 50 different states of USA.
He added that out of 12,000 doctors 3,100 doctors had graduated from Dow University of Health Sciences, 1,900 from King Edward Medical college, then from Agha Khan University and also Allama Iqbal Medical College, Lahore.
He apprised that the Pakistani national doctors in USA are having a very good repute and are considered …

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[27 Dec 2016 | No Comment | ]

Washington: The executive of a Pakistani company was charged in a US federal court on Wednesday for his part in an alleged $140 million ‘fake-diploma mill’ scheme, the latest step in a global crackdown touched off by arrests in Pakistan last year.
Umair Hamid, 30, was charged in a criminal complaint filed in federal court in Manhattan with wire fraud, conspiracy to commit wire fraud and aggravated identity theft in connection with a scam that impacted tens of thousands of consumers.
Hamid, an executive at software firm Axact, was arrested on Monday, …

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[19 Dec 2016 | No Comment | ]

LAHORE: The finger prints, pictures and other relevant details of over 260,000 criminals in Punjab have been entered into the Criminal Record Management System while the process is still underway.
The information was shared in a meeting of senior police officers held at the Central Police Office (CPO) here on Friday.
Headed by Inspector General of Police Punjab Mushtaq Ahmad Sukhera, the meeting was also attended by Additional IGP (Operations/Investigation) retired Capt Arif Nawaz, Additional IGP (Welfare and Finance) Shoaib Dastgir, DIG (IT) Shahid Hanif, DIG (Operations) Aamir Zulfiqar Khan, DIG (Welfare) …