In a significant move,China today signed a pact with Pakistan which will connect the latter’s strategically important port of Gwadar to it via rail,road and air routes. The crucial deal was inked during Chinese Premier Li Keqiang’s visit to Islamabad today.
China had taken over operations at the port earlier this year,a . . . →Read More:China turn towards Gwadar makes India restless
While western scholars deem it necessary to permit a revolution in Pakistan,the question of whether or not we require a messiah has often boggled the intelligentsia. While nationalism and tradition hailed in Balochistan and Punjab respectively,a ghastly series of repercussions garnered results such as the killing of PTI leader Zahra Shahid Hussain in . . . →Read More:The Upside to Divisive Power-play
Amidst the hue and cry about rigging in elections,the political topsy turvy and the mercury rising and crossing the boiling point,there comes good news for Pakistan. Samina Baig and her brother Mirza Ali made history by climbing the world’s highest mountain Mount Everest without using supplemental oxygen.
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SYDNEY:A Pakistani-born migrant is set to become the first Muslim woman to serve in Australia’s parliament, Voice of America reported.
Mehreen Faruqi,an environmental engineer,was selected by the New South Wales Greens to fill a vacancy in the upper house of the state legislature.
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If you ever wanted a greenhouse that can literally run on remote control,then you need to talk to Waleed Bashir.
Hailing from Khuzdar,this 15 year old Pakistani recently bagged the Grand Winner position,along with a gold medal,at the International Infomatrix Asia Computer Competition,held between April 18 and 21 in Almaty, . . . →Read More:Waleed Bashir wins gold at Infomatrix Competition
As the twin bombings hit the Boston Marathon,deadlier blasts also ripped through the densely populated Somali capital of Mogadishu. Hours after car bombs and suicide bombers killed at least 16 people outside a court complex on Sunday,another car bomb detonated and killed Turkish nationals. In Somalia,unlike Boston,there were no highly trained emergency . . . →Read More:A moment with Somalia’s Hawa Abdi
Much of the news that comes out of Pakistan is about dictators,drones and destruction,but 31-year-old Shehrbano Saiyid is one of the few Pakistanis who is trying to change the narrative of this beleaguered nation. She recently became the first Pakistani to lead an all-female mountaineering expedition through the Shimshal range in the Northern . . . →Read More:Shehrbano Saiyid leads mountaineering expedition through the Shimshal range
By Jody Williams and Leymah Gbowee
In a London boardroom today –on April 10 –a new era in the longstanding fight to stop gender violence in conflict will be ushered in. Eight Foreign Ministers from the wealthiest countries around the world,the G8,will discuss conflict-related sexual violence and –if all goes according . . . →Read More:Are women ready to ‘face’ deeply engrained gender biases?