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  • US bill pledges $900m to Pakistan, links half of amount to certification

    But the bill also conditions $450m from this assistance to a certification from the US defence secretary that Pakistan is committed to fighting all terrorist groups, including the Haqqani network...

    But Senator McCain also noted that the bill “conditions a significant portion of funding on a certification from the defence secretary that Pakistan is taking demonstrable steps against the Haqqani network in Pakistani territory”...

  • Analysis of a ban

    WHAT is going on at the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority? In a manner reminiscent of the judiciary under Iftikhar Chaudhry, Pemra under its incumbent chairman is quickly adopting populist and activist overtones...

    In May this year, it first banned Udaari — a popular drama on Hum TV for airing ‘immoral’ scenes related to child abuse
  • Twitter bars US spy agencies from accessing analysis service

    WASHINGTON: Twitter has barred US intelligence agencies from accessing a service that sorts through posts on the social media platform in real time and has proved useful in the fight against terrorism, the Wall Street Journal reported...

    The newspaper, in its report on Sunday evening, cited a senior US intelligence official as saying that Twitter seemed worried about appearing too cosy with intelligence services
  • Analysis: Promotion dilemma of bureaucracy

    SHOULD promotions at the top level of the bureaucracy be entirely on merit, or should the quota system be invoked here too, as it is at the time of appointment to public service, to rationalise a balance between the provinces?While the prime minister and the establishment division deny any preferential treatment, an analysis of the officers holding key positions in the country shows low representation of the less populous provinces...

  • Analysis: Will early elections benefit PTI?

    ISLAMABAD: Imran Khan’s latest demand — that Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi call for early elections and obtain a fresh mandate for himself — has not only baffled most political stakeholders, but has also divided opinion within his own party...

    The consensus seems to be that the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief was ‘shooting from the hip’ when he made this demand, since it does not make political sense for his, or any other...
  • Analysis: Fata merger tangled in electoral cobweb

    The Khyber Pakhtun­khwa Asse­mbly will get 23 more seats if and when the Fede­rally Adminis­tered Tribal Areas (Fata) are merged into the province...

    This is what the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz government proposed in the Constitution (30th Amendment) Bill, 2017 introduced in the National Assembly in May this year as one of the major steps planned with regard to the merger
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