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A shameful chapter in American history

A shameful chapter in American history

Frank Islam (Washington): Never in my five decades as an American have I been more saddened or concerned for my adopted country of the United States of America than on January 6, 2021. That was the...

Pakistan: COVID-19 Vaccine For All

Washington (Frank Islam): With the Covid-19 caseload reaching a new peak around the globe at the beginning of December, there was a sigh of relief on December 8 when the rollout of a coronavirus...

New year wishes for Pakistan

Frank Islam (Washington): As we enter the holiday season and approach the new year, I want to take this opportunity to extend my heartfelt best wishes to and for Pakistan and Pakistanis. Because of Covid-19,...
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...

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Rs50 bn Gilgit-Shandur Expressway project to be completed soon: Umar

Federal Minister for Planning, Development, and Special Initiatives Asad Umar said the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has earmarked Rs 40.5 billion for development projects in...

China vaccine doses pass one billion mark

The number of Covid-19 jabs administered in China has passed the one billion mark, health officials said Sunday, more than a third of the...

Belgium bans Britain travellers due to covid-19 variant

Belgium will ban entry to non-EU travellers from Britain in order to limit the spread of a Covid-19 variant that has forced London to...

Afghanistan must stop making Pakistan a scapegoat for its own failures: FM Qureshi

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that Pakistan was not responsible for Afghanistan's internal problems and was blamed and made out to be a...

Centre has a liking for Punjab, KP CMs because they ‘remain silent’: Wahab

Sindh government spokesperson Murtaza Wahab claimed on Sunday that the federal government had a liking for Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa chief ministers because they...

Govt needs to stop relying on charity: Shahbaz on vaccine shortages

Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Shahbaz Sharif on Sunday expressed grave concern on the shortage of vaccines in Pakistan and called...