Pakistan discovers a 1700 year old sleeping Buddha statue

Pakistan discovers a 1700 year old sleeping Buddha statue

Islamabad, November 19  (The Guardian): Pakistan has unveiled the remains of a 1,700-year-old sleeping Buddha as part of an initiative to encourage tourism and project religious harmony in a region roiled by Islamist militancy. A reflection of the diverse history and culture of the south Asian country, the ancient Buddhist site in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province […]

Pakistan court issues arrest warrant for finance minister

Pakistan court issues arrest warrant for finance minister

Islamabad, Nov 15 – A Pakistani anti-corruption court on Tuesday issued an arrest warrant for Finance Minister Ishaq Dar after the veteran politician failed to turn up for several court hearings. The warrant comes at an awkward time for Pakistan, which wants to raise in excess of $1 billion on international debt markets through a Sukuk […]

Pakistan allows wife of convicted Indian “spy” Jadhav to see him

Pakistan allows wife of convicted Indian “spy” Jadhav to see him

Islamabad, November 10 (Express Tribune):  Pakistan has allowed convicted Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav to meet his wife, months after a request was made by India’s Ministry of External Affairs. “The Government of Pakistan has decided to arrange a meeting of Commander Kulbhushan Jhadav with his wife, in Pakistan, purely on humanitarian grounds,” Foreign Office said […]

Man’s ‘sixth sense’ earthquake prediction sets off alarm bells in Pakistan

Man’s ‘sixth sense’ earthquake prediction sets off alarm bells in Pakistan

Islamabad, Nov 4 – Alarm bells have been set off in Pakistan after an Indian man who claims to have extrasensory perception sent a letter to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi predicting a cataclysmic tsunami by the end of 2017. Pakistan’s top intelligence agency has purportedly warned the Earthquake Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Authority (ERRA), the body […]

Change of government in Islamabad wont affect CPEC – China

Change of government in Islamabad wont affect CPEC – China

Beijing, Nov 4 – China said on 3 November development work on 19 of 50 projects related to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was already under way. “It will not be affected by a change in government in Islamabad,” a senior official of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs told a group of visiting Pakistani […]

Nawaz Sharif returns to Pakistan to appear before accountability court

Nawaz Sharif returns to Pakistan to appear before accountability court

Islamabad, Nov 2 – Disqualified prime minister Nawaz Sharif arrived in Pakistan on Thursday, less than a month after he left for London, to appear before an accountability court in connection with the corruption references filed against him by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight PK-786 carrying Sharif landed at Islamabad’s Benazir […]

Forcible conversion of Hindus to Islam is extremism, says Imran Khan

Forcible conversion of Hindus to Islam is extremism, says Imran Khan

Karachi, October 24 (Dawn/newsin.asia): Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has said that forcibly converting Hindu girls to Islam after abducting them is “extremism” and a “wrongdoing” and not Islam. Extremists mistakenly believe that  forcibly converting someone to Islam will bring them religious merit,” he said addressing the  Hindu community at a ceremony connected with […]

Chinese envoy in Pakistan faces threat from East Turkestan Islamic Movement

Chinese envoy in Pakistan faces threat from East Turkestan Islamic Movement

Islamabad October 22 (Dawn): The Chinese Embassy in Pakistan has alleged that a member of the terrorist network “East Turkestan Islamic Movement” has “sneaked into Pakistan” and poses a threat to Chinese Ambassador Sun Weidong. This information was shared in a letter that was leaked to the media on Saturday. When contacted by Dawn.com, the embassy […]

Pakistan’s foreign direct investment records growth, China leading investor

Pakistan’s foreign direct investment records growth, China leading investor

Karachi, Oct 19 –  Foreign direct investment (FDI) increased 56 per cent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2017-18, the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) reported on Wednesday. This is in contrast to the overall trend as inflows remained largely poor during the last four years. FDI in July-September rose to $662 million from $423m […]

Pakistani women join #MeToo campaign to shed light on sexual abuse

Pakistani women join #MeToo campaign to shed light on sexual abuse

Karachi, Oct 18 – Thousands of women across the world, including Pakistan, have put up a brave front against sexual assault and workplace harassment in a monumental precedent set by a powerful hashtag on social media. The hashtag, “MeToo”, translated into a viral movement on Tuesday as an increasing number of posts started to appear […]

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