There is a famous saying that everything comes with a price; the recent political crisis has already cost Pakistan more than could be bargained for. Expanded over almost 10 days, the deadlock between two major political forces PTI and PML (N) still continues without any foreseeable resolution. Where PTI is adamant on their demands, PML (N) . . . → Read More: Azadi comes at a cost!
Cross-border violations on both sides of the Line of Control seem to be in full swing as of now, with allegations of cross-border firing and infiltration being the most common complaints. They come at a time when Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi just wrapped up his visit to Kargil, in Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir. Mr. Modi’s . . . → Read More: Going around in circles: The lack of a coherent policy
Calling on the army to protect Islamabad, from dangers yet to be adequately defined, is no one-off affair. It is the latest addition to a pattern we have seen growing rather dramatically over the last three months: the army’s influence on the rise, its profile getting bigger, even as civilian . . . → Read More: Is PML-N Government digging it’s own grave?
Bruce Riedel, a former CIA man and now affiliated with a Washington think-tank is no friend of Pakistan. This much was always clear from his writings. Now an article written by him and published in India’s Hindustan Times seems to indicate that he is no friend of India’s either. What he has proposed as an . . . → Read More: FORK TONGUED PALEFACES
The upper house of parliament on Monday directed government to submit today (Tuesday) a detailed report identifying lapses on part of the authorities that enabled terrorists to carry out the attack in a district court complex in the capital city. . . . → Read More: Senate seeks report on Monday court attack, Islamabad
Fine French dining in the heart of Pakistan? Sounds great — that is unless you’re Pakistani and you’re not allowed.
That’s right, restaurant owner Philippe Lafforgue, opened the 20-seat “La Maison” last October with the controversial policy.
. . . → Read More: No Pakistanis allowed, in heart of Islamabad
A major earthquake struck a region near the Iran-Pakistan border on Tuesday, killing 34 people in different parts of Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan province, officials said.
The worst-hit areas from the 7.8 magnitude quake were reported to be close to the Pakistan-Iran border.
Officials confirmed to Dawn.com that up to 34 people had died due to . . . → Read More: 34 dead in 7.9 earthquake
By Mubarak Zeb Khan
ISLAMABAD: With less than 33 days left of its tenure, the PPP-led coalition government has posted 41 trade ministers, commercial counsellors and commercial secretaries to 36 countries, including the US and Russia.
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By Amir Wasim
ISLAMABAD: A parliamentary commission approved on Saturday the draft of a constitutional amendment bill seeking creation of a new province to be called ‘Bahawalpur Janoobi Punjab’, comprising three southern divisions and two western districts of Punjab.
The proposed province will comprise nearly one-third of the present Punjab in three respects . . . → Read More: Parliamentary commission approves draft bill for new province
Pakistani commuters travel during a cold and foggy morning in Islamabad on January 8, 2013. PHOTO: AFP
Foggy cold weather likely to continue over plain areas of Punjab, K-P, Larkana and Sukkur division over next 24 hours.
. . . → Read More: Capture the Cold