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 […]

Wahhabist terror has had many fathers in history

Wahhabist terror has had many fathers in history

By Prof. Nur Yalman/Harvard University Suicide attacks in beloved Barcelona. We are once again left aghast at the cruelty of an entire group of malevolent people. These evil acts should have no place in civilized existence. Where do they come from? What is their purpose? What is to be done? First of all, we must […]

Ataullah, the Karachi-based progenitor of Rohingya militancy is now isolated

Ataullah, the Karachi-based progenitor of Rohingya militancy  is now isolated

Karachi, September 26 (AFP-JIJ): To his foes, Ataullah is a reckless amateur who has brought untold misery to hundreds of thousands of Rohingya after launching an insurgency in Myanmar. But to supporters of the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA), their leader is an intrepid fighter who left a life of luxury in Saudi Arabia to […]

India produces doctors and engineers, Pakistan produces terrorists, Swaraj tells UNGA

India produces doctors and engineers, Pakistan produces terrorists, Swaraj tells UNGA

New York, September 23 (AFP): India’s foreign minister took a swipe at Pakistan Saturday, telling the United Nations (UN) that its Islamabad had given the world “terrorists” while India was producing top-notch doctors and engineers. “Why is it today India is a recognised IT superpower in the world, and Pakistan is recognised only as the […]

India dubs Pakistan “Terroristan”

India dubs Pakistan “Terroristan”

New York, September 23: Pakistan, which means “Land of the Pure” has now become “Terroristan” – Land of Pure Terror – said Indian diplomat Eenam Gambhir at the UN General Assembly on Thursday while replying to the Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Abbasi’s charge that India is committing  human rights violations in Kashmir. “In its short […]

Turkey could be an additional player in South Asian affairs

Turkey could be an additional player in South Asian affairs

With improvement of ties with Bangladesh after the standoff over the 1971 war crimes trials, and with the strengthening of relations with Pakistan, an economically resurgent and politically ambitious Turkey may become a factor in South Asian affairs in course of time, writes P.K.Balachandran in DailyFT. Pakistan Foreign Minister Mohammad Asif’s recent visit to Turkey […]

Islamic organizations demand Pakistani citizenship for Karachi Rohingyas

Islamic organizations demand Pakistani citizenship for Karachi Rohingyas

Karachi, September 18 (Express Tribune/Reuters): The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Jamaat-e-Islami chief and Milli Yakjehti Council Provincial President Mushtaq Ahmad has said that the Rohingiya Muslims residing in Karachi should be given Pakistani citizenship and other fundamental human rights. Addressing a news conference after holding the provincial executive council meeting of the Milli Yakjehti Council, Ahmad who was […]

New US rights body to hound human rights abusers and the corrupt world wide

New US rights body to hound human rights abusers and the corrupt world wide

Washington, September 11 (Reuters):  Police and spy chiefs from China to the Middle East, a Ukrainian oligarch and a former president of Panama are among the people a coalition of human rights groups wants targeted for sanctions under an expanded US law aimed at curbing rights abuses and corruption worldwide. The coalition, in documents to […]

Pakistani TV anchor detained at Myanmar airport

Pakistani TV anchor detained at Myanmar airport

Karachi, September 10 (Dawn): Pakistani  TV anchorperson Aamir Liaquat Hussain’s television channel expressed fears that he was stopped at the Yangon airport by Myanmarese immigration authorities on Saturday and put under detention. The chief news officer for Bol News, Faysal Aziz Khan, told Dawn that Mr Hussain had been sent to Myanmar to cover the […]

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