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UN adopts resolution against violence based on religion, beliefs

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on Wednesday adopted a resolution strongly condemning continuing violence and acts of terrorism targeting individuals, including persons belonging to religious minorities, based on or in the name of...

A step towards positive Pakistan

 "O Dear Daughter! Go and tell the world that not a single bullet is fired here, this is now a peaceful place where schools and colleges are open", said an old man when I...

US Human Rights Report for Pakistan: Lack of accountability, terrorist violence and human rights...

Khurram Shahzad (Washington): US Department of State issued a Human Rights Report about Pakistan and expressed it's concerns about treatment of minorities in Pakistan. In it's executive summary it stated that human rights issues included...

These Pakistani students won $20,000 for inventing a cost-effective ventilator

Machine ventilators come into use when someone struggles to breathe on their own. Unfortunately, though, the price of the machine is such that many hospitals, especially in the poorest regions of the world, cannot...

Raheel Sharif-led IMCTC delegation arrives in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: A delegation of Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition (IMCTC), headed by former army chief General (retd) Raheel Sharif, arrived in Pakistan on it’s first-ever visit to the country on Sunday. A special plane carrying the...

‘Intra-Afghan’ talks: US envoy to visit Pakistan, Afghanistan on six-nation tour

WASHINGTON DC: US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad, is set to lead a large delegation on a six-nation tour, including Pakistan and Afghanistan, to boost the peace process and bring “all Afghan parties...

Pakistan’s bid to become a regional peacemaker: a positive step

Frank Islam (Washington): Pakistan, under the new government of Prime Minister Imran Khan, appears to be re-positioning itself to be a regional peacemaker.  This is a positive step in a region that has been...

Pakistan abolishes on-arrival visa for Afghan nationals

ISLAMABAD: Amid a recent uptick in terrorist violence, Pakistan on Thursday abolished the ‘on-arrival’ visa facility for Afghan nationals. The Immigration Wing of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) cited increased security risks from the western...

Pakistan to get another $1b from Saudi Arabia this month

ISLAMABAD: A parliamentary panel was informed on Wednesday that Pakistan would receive another tranche of $1 billion from Saudi Arabia in the current month. Briefing the Senate Standing Committee on Finance, Additional Finance Secretary Mohammad Sohail...

Pakistan: Realizing the power of purposeful philanthropy

Frank Islam (Washington): Pakistan is moving forward on its agenda to become a developed country. To help the country achieve that status and realise its full potential as a democratic nation, the citizens of Pakistan must...

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Pakistan successful launch of ballistic missile Shaheen-II

Pakistan has conducted successfully training launch of surface to surface ballistic missile Shaheen-II. The missile is capable of carrying both conventional and nuclear warheads up...

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16 Daesh militants killed in Egypt

In Egypt, sixteen suspected Daesh militants have been killed in clash with security forces in North Sinai. According to reports, they were plotting “terrorist attacks...

United Nations warns Libya on verge of civil war

The United Nations has warned that Libya is on the verge of civil war that could lead to permanent division. In a briefing to the...

UK House Of Commons leader Andrea Leadsom resigns

In Britain, leader of the House, Andrea Leadsom has stepped down in disagreement with Prime Minister Theresa May' Brexit policy. Speaking to reporters, Mrs Leadsom...

Pakistan ready to hold talks with India on all issues

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi says Pakistan is ready to hold talks with India on all outstanding issues including Kashmir dispute. He said this while...