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[13 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]

By Shezad Baloch in The Express Tribune, April 13th, 2017.
(The writer is a research student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication)
It is hard to imagine going without clean drinking water for 15 to 20 days consecutively, but for the citizens of Gwadar, it is a fact of life. Residents of this coastal city get clean drinking water for just one hour, every two to three weeks. For poor people this means rationing potable water to make it last from one distribution to the next, while …

Headline, Nuclear, Pak Army, Pakistan, pakistan- nuclear blackmail, Taliban »

[29 Aug 2015 | No Comment | ]

By Pervez Hoodbhoy in Dawn, August 29th, 2015
The writer teaches physics in Lahore and Islamabad.
MANY Pakistanis are thrilled by the news originating from two think tanks in Washington. Although no real evidence has been presented, they claim that the Pakistani nuclear arsenal may become the world’s third largest over the next five to 10 years. The current number, estimated at around 120 Hiroshima-sized warheads, could increase to around 350.
This would exceed numbers held by France (290), China (240), and UK (190). Is the sky the limit? If not, what is …

AF-PAK /ISIS/TALIBAN, Taliban, Talibanisation, Terrorism »

[29 Aug 2015 | No Comment | ]

Khaama Press, Aug 28 2015, 10:53 pm
Kabul: The Taliban militants group in Afghanistan has claimed that the ISIS affiliates operating in Afghanistan are mostly Pakistani nationals with few young Afghan men recruited by the group.
Taliban also ruled out that the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) terrorist group is based in Afghanistan, insisting that the militant groups are fighting under the flag and policy of Taliban in Afghanistan.
“People under the name of Daesh are currently only operating in one or two districts of Nangarhar who are mostly Pakistani nationals with a …

Business, Headline, Trade »

[25 Dec 2012 | No Comment | ]

ISLAMABAD, Dec 25: The banking sector of the country was not capable of financing the Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline but the State Bank could raise funds for the project by launching bonds, Adnan Adil Hussain, senior vice-president for consumer and retail banking at the National Bank, said on Tuesday.
Talking to reporters, he said his bank entered such ventures only on the basis of commercial viability. “We are already in a consortium to finance the Neelum-Jhelum power project.
“However, entering the IP pipeline project is possible if the central bank gives guidelines,” he …

Bangladesh, Featured, Health, Pakistan, Religious Freedom, SINDH, Uncategorized »

[26 Oct 2010 | One Comment | ]

Pakistan’s Interior Ministry is processing amendments in the Foreigners Act to tighten controls over alien Bengalis living illegally in the country.  Representatives of the Ministry informed the National Assembly Standing Committee on Interior that these amendments became necessary as the question of aliens involved security and economic implications.
The meeting of the Committee, held on October 18 in Islamabad, was also informed by the National Aliens Registration Authority (NARA) that over two million Bengalis were residing in Karachi alone and that over 53,000 of them had been registered.  The Committee, chaired …

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[13 Jan 2009 | No Comment | ]

By Farooq Ganderbali
Defying all predictions and trampling the boycott call given by the separatist leaders, a large majority of Kashmir has voted for the success of democracy. This majority which has been suffering for no reason of their and they had been overshadowed by the vociferous voices of few. But when their turn came for making a change they defied all restrictions not only for themselves but for future generations also.
There has been unusually strong turnout in the first phase of elections for a new state government. Queues of hundreds …