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  • LITERARY NOTES: Remembering Krishan Chander and Akhter-ul-Iman

    Both have recently come up with special issues, remembering two of Urdu literature’s towering figures: Krishan Chander and Akhter-ul-Iman...

    In these works, gadha, or donkey, symbolizes common man and by depicting its plight Krishan Chander satirizes the political system and social circumstances in India, though this more or less applies to Pakistan, too...

  • Russia-aided operation eliminates 25 IS militants in Syria

    BEIRUT: A commando operation backed by Russian war planes and helicopters has killed 25 members of the militant Islamic State group in central Syria, a monitor said on Sunday...

    Supported by regime ally Russia, Syria’s army has waged a months-long offensive to recapture the vast desert region that stretches from the country’s centre to the Iraqi and Jordanian borders
  • Has US forgotten Shakil Afridi, the doctor who aided the hunt for Osama bin Laden and is languishing in jail?

    Americans might wonder how Pakistan could imprison a man who helped track down the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks...

    Pakistanis are apt to ask a different question: how could the United States betray its trust and cheapen its sovereignty with a secret nighttime raid that shamed the military and its intelligence agencies?“The Shakil Afridi saga is the perfect metaphor for US-Pakistan relations” — a growing tangle of mistrust and...

  • FO rejects charges Pakistanis aided Taliban in Ghazni

    Moreover, The New York Times had reported that Afghan officials had claimed the Taliban were aided by foreign fighters, including Pakistanis and Chechens, and even some Al Qaeda affiliates...

    The FO spokesman said that Pakistan was fencing the border with Afghanistan with the objective of restricting cross-border movement of both “men and material” as part of its counterterrorism efforts...

  • PAKISTAN’S CHALLENGES: SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS 2015-2030: Looking inwards: the new development paradigm

    - Pakistan’s national income per capita has doubled since 1990; with income poverty declining nearly three times since 2000- The share of Foreign Direct Investment in the economy has fluctuated in the past 30 years; in 2013 it was back at the 1990 level- If Pakistan is to meet the SDGs, there is considerable scope to improve the role of partnershipsNegotiating the path towards sustainable development is not easy for any country acting...

  • Abbasi asks MNAs to ensure timely completion of development projects

    ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has urged parliamentarians to ensure timely completion of development projects in their constituencies to provide prompt relief to the masses...

    Talking to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) MNAs from the Sahiwal division at the Prime Minister’s Office on Monday, Prime Minister Abbasi discussed development projects in the area and said: “The government is determined to make every...

  • ADB signs loan pacts for development projects

    ISLAMABAD: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed two loan agreements totalling $453 million on Tuesday with Pakistan for important development projects in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Sindh...

    For the BRT system in Peshawar, the ADB will provide a loan of $335m while $100m will go towards improving and strengthening the standards in development and delivery of public-private partnership (PPP) projects and increasing investment in...

  • Rs141.17bn released for development projects

    17 billion under its Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) for the fiscal year 2017-18 for various ongoing and new schemes against their total allocations of Rs1001bn...

    31bn for special areas, according to latest data of Ministry of Planning, Development and Reform...

  • PMDU set up to monitor implementation of development projects

    ISLAMABAD: The Prime Minister's Delivery Unit (PMDU), which will not only monitor but also ensure timely implementation of key development projects, commenced on Thursday...

    For the first time in Pakistan's history, a special unit has been created in the PM's office, comprising top professionals from the private sector...

  • PHC stays shelving of Karak development projects

    PESHAWAR: A Peshawar High Court bench has issued a stay order suspending a recent decision of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Local Government Commission to shelve the 2016-17 annual development programme (ADP) schemes for Karak district...

    Chief Justice Yahya Afridi and Justice Ijaz Anwar issued the order during the hearing into a petition jointly filed by Karak district nazim Umar Daraz Khattak and district councillors Intikhab Alam and...

  • Sindh races to complete development projects

    Sindh hopes to complete one-fifth of all ongoing development projects by the turn of the current fiscal year in June...

    Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah’s economic team is already busy identifying and processing projects for the next year to ensure quick funding after the budget to generate political capital for the 2018 elections...

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