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Joe Biden and Pakistan

Joe Biden’s victory brings positive winds of change

Frank Islam (Washington): After months of trench warfare and 84 seemingly endless hours of counting votes, the verdict is finally in: Joseph R. Biden, Jr. is the president-elect of the United States. He will...
Systemic Racism: America Requires A Systemic Response

America: Systemic racism requires systemic response

Frank Islam (Washington): On May 25, there was a 9-minute incident in Minneapolis, Minnesota that sparked protests in hundreds of locations across the USA and in numerous cities around the world. That incident was...
The Need for an International Interconnected Philanthropic Network to Defeat Covid-19

Connected Internationally: A need for Philanthropic Network to defeat COVID-19

Frank Islam (Washington): In times of crises such as flooding, hurricanes, and earthquakes, there is a substantial need for philanthropic assistance.  Because of the unprecedented global crisis caused by the COVID19 pandemic - which...
Joe Biden and Pakistan

US-Pakistan Ties: A President Biden would be a best choice

Frank Islam (Washington): The Covid-19 pandemic dominated the news in Pakistan and the United States in the month of April.  During that same time period, it became clear that Joe Biden would be the Democratic...
Coronavirus pakistan

Putting the Coronavirus Pandemic into Perspective

Frank Islam (Washington DC): At this point in time, on March 25, the only thing that can be said with any certainty regarding the Coronavirus pandemic is there is no certainty about how and...
afghan peace process

Afghanistan Peace Agreement: the need to convert uncertainty to opportunity

Washington (Frank Islam): On Saturday, February 29, the United States and the Taliban signed a peace agreement between the two entities in Afghanistan. This agreement presents the potential opportunity to end the longest war...
2010–2019: A Decade Of Loss. 2020–2029: A Decade For Recovery

America: 2010–2019: A Decade Of Loss. 2020–2029: A Decade For Recovery.

Frank Islam (Washington): The decade 2010–2019 for the United States, to paraphrase T.S. Eliot, was one that “ended not with a bang but with a whimper.” Some of that whimper was President Donald Trump bemoaning...
Indias Budget 2020 Needs a few course corrections

India’s Budget 2020: Needs a few course corrections

Frank Islam (Washington): In her marathon 2 hours and 46 minutes speech introducing India's 2020 budget, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman painted an optimistic picture of the Indian economy. She stated at the outset that...
Combatting Corruption A Need in Pakistan and Around the World

Combatting Corruption: A Need in Pakistan and Around the World

Frank Islam (Washington): The 2019 Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) which ranks 180 countries based on “perceived levels of public sector corruption” released last week revealed that “a majority of countries are showing little to no...
What the US, India and the world can learn from Martin Luther King and Gandhi

What the US, India and the world can learn from Martin Luther King and...

Frank Islam (Washington): In January 2020, India, the US, and the world need more peace, love, and healing. We need a renewal and a reawakening of our better angels. Those of us who understand this...

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Asif Ghafoor among 6 Major Generals promoted to Lt General rank

Six Major Generals of the Pakistan Army have been promoted to the rank of Lieutenant General, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Wednesday. Former...

Veteran PPP Leader Ahmed Mukhtar passes away in lahore

A senior leader of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and former defence minister Chaudhry Ahmad Mukhtar died in Lahore on Wednesday morning. He was...

Elon Musk topples Bill Gates to become world’s second richest person

Following a sharp surge in Tesla’s share price, Elon Musk, a South African-born American entrepreneur, overtook Microsoft founder Bill Gates to become the world’s...

Trump allows Biden to begin transition, still yet to concede

US President Donald Trump agreed early on Tuesday to allow the transition process to begin, ending weeks of speculation. But he did so only after...

Roadside bombs attack in Afghanistan’s Bamiyan province kills 14

Roadside bombs exploded in central Afghanistan on Tuesday killing at least 13 civilians and a traffic policeman, officials said, even as government negotiators and...

UK to use testing to shorten quarantine for incoming passengers

England will introduce a new system on Dec. 15 allowing passengers arriving from high-risk countries to take a COVID-19 test after five days of...