The narrative deficit

It is said that one narrative cannot give you truth, but, different narratives have portions of truth coupled with portions of myth and falsity. It is always important to get all narratives on the front, in order for the targeted audience or any viewer to interpret them as he or she may like. This is . . . → Read More: The narrative deficit

Setting the narrative in the Seraiki belt

By Ayesha Siddiqa

Bilawal Bhutto’s visit to Multan got many people excited about the future of the Pakistan People’s Party. It was a moving sight to see old women welcoming Benazir Bhutto’s son with such love. However, this is too early to determine whether the party will come back to life, especially in . . . → Read More: Setting the narrative in the Seraiki belt

Rapprochement finally takes root in Afghanistan’s election crisis

Afghan presidential candidates Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani finalized a power-sharing agreement on Saturday, ending months of tension in the country, and officially signed the pact on Sunday in a ceremony with President Hamid Karzai at the Presidential Palace in Kabul (BBC, Guardian, NYT, Pajhwok, RFE/RL, TOLO News, WSJ). According to reports, teams for both . . . → Read More: Rapprochement finally takes root in Afghanistan’s election crisis

China machinery engineering corporation signed deal for indigenous coal in energy sector

A MoU was signed between the Punjab government and the China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC) for mechanical mining of indigenous coal in Salt Range here on Sunday.

Secretary Minerals Dr Arshad Mahmood signed the MoU on behalf of the Punjab government while Vice President Jingkai on behalf of the CMEC. Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif . . . → Read More: China machinery engineering corporation signed deal for indigenous coal in energy sector

In conversation with one of the mutiny leaders of PIA flight incident

Cellphone videos of the anti-VIP mutiny on PIA’s Karachi to Islamabad flight PK 370 have become a viral sensation, even in India. The flight was originally scheduled to take off at 7 p.m. on Sept. 15 but was delayed, according to the government, by 90 minutes because of technical reasons and another 25 minutes because . . . → Read More: In conversation with one of the mutiny leaders of PIA flight incident

Scotland can do it alone

my country, Scotland, decides whether to remain a part of the United Kingdom or go it alone as an independent sovereign nation. I have been a vocal advocate of the Yes campaign, and spoke at its start in Edinburgh in May 2012.

Last week, during a . . . → Read More: Scotland can do it alone

BJP suffers a blow in by-polls

It may sound premature, but it has to be said: the Modi wave has ebbed. Sure, bypolls are not general elections, nor are they a vote of confidence on the incumbent Prime Minister. But these elections across ten states in 33 assembly and three Lok Sabha seats are a clear indication of the mood of . . . → Read More: BJP suffers a blow in by-polls

Qaid-e-Azam’s 66th death anniversary observed

The 66th death anniversary of the founder of Pakistan‚ Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah was observed throughout the country today with reverence and honor.

Different sittings of Quran Khawani were held on this occasion countrywide including the one at the mausoleum of the Quaid in Karachi. Political personalities, armed forces, officials, and citizens visited the mausoleum . . . → Read More: Qaid-e-Azam’s 66th death anniversary observed

COAS invites college & university students to get to know the army better

 A group of over 100 students from Kinnaird College visited various military units and formations at Lahore Garrison on Thursday.

The programme, ‘A Day Out with Army’ has been specifically introduced throughout the Army on instructions of Chief of Army Staff to acquaint students from different colleges and universities on routine functioning of Pakistan Army . . . → Read More: COAS invites college & university students to get to know the army better

India to speed up citizenship process for persecuted minorities from its neighborhood

The Centre has set up a task force to expedite pending citizenship requests from nearly one lakh Hindu and Sikh refugees from Pakistan and Bangladesh.

This will cut down the time needed for the process from several years to two months and help the people, many of whom were driven from their homes and financially . . . → Read More: India to speed up citizenship process for persecuted minorities from its neighborhood