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  • India’s bid for ‘second strike capability’ to put pressure on Pakistan, says SPD official

    ISLAMABAD: Indian moves towards ‘second strike capability’ would compel Pakistan to follow suit, says an official of Strategic Plans Division (SPD), which serves as the secretariat of National Command Authority...

    “Development of second strike capability … would put pressure on Pakistan to take remedial measures and develop its own version of the capability,” the official said while speaking at a round-table discussion on ‘Growing...

  • Merkel’s SPD rivals rally in search of German election rebound

    DORTMUND: Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD) rallied behind their leader on Sunday, agreeing policies on investment, social justice and Europe that they hope will reverse a slump in opinion polls and end Angela Merkel’s 12-year hold on power in a September vote...

    The SPD surged in the polls after naming Schulz as leader in late January, overtaking Merkel’s conservatives in some, but those gains have now evaporated and the party is...

  • Merkel’s party okays coalition deal with SPD

    At a congress of Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU), the party she has led for nearly 18 years, delegates voted in favour of a government pact hammered out with the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD)...

    She had to pay a high price to coax the reluctant SPD back into another loveless “grand coalition”, the alliance which has ruled Germany for eight of her 12 years in power...

  • Jitters for Merkel’s coalition as SPD chief resigns

    BERLIN: The leader of Chan­cellor Angela Merkel’s junior coalition partner, the SPD, announced her resignation on Sunday from her party’s top jobs, raising the possibility that Germany’s emba­t­tled government could collapse...

    Andrea Nahles, who heads the centre-left Social Democ­ratic Party (SPD), has come under intense pressure after voters handed the party its worst European election results a week ago...

  • Pakistan’s economy to grow 5.1pc in 2015: ESCAP

    ISLAMABAD: The United Nations latest report on the economic outlook for Asia and the Pacific has feared that Pakistan’s economy will still be constrained by macroeconomic imbalances despite expected economic growth in the coming years...

    The ‘Economic and Social Survey of the Asia and the Pacific 2015’ launched on Thursday, pointed out that persistently high fiscal deficit, financed by borrowings from the banking system including the...

  • Harmony through food: Pakistan-India cookbook wins at Gourmand Awards 2015

    If there is one thing that brings all of us together, it’s food— and this was proven at the 2015 Gourmand Awards when a Pakistani-Indian cookbook Zaiqay Frontier Kay— Dera Ismail Khan Kay Bulay Bisray Pakwan won the World Cookbook award in 'Cookbook For Peace: India-Pakistan' category...

    Speaking about the book’s recognition internationally, Aman said: "This cookbook is no way a mere collection of recipes but rather a tribute to the...

  • In 2015, anti-state violence in Pakistan fell below 2008 levels: HRCP report

    The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan in its 'State of Human Rights in 2015 report' found that anti-state violence in Pakistan over the past year fell below 2008 levels, while there was a 40 per cent decrease in violence-related deaths in 2015...

    The report examines Pakistan's performance in various areas, including violence, human rights, rights of women and children, education, health and housing, among others...

  • Pakistan and India's 2015 journey: From nightmare to 'breakthrough'

    As if by magic, the ‘Heart of Asia’ conference in Islamabad earlier this month turned out to be a deux machina for Pakistan and India...

    On November 9, Pakistan’s National Security Adviser Sartaj Aziz and India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj issued a joint statement to pave the way for resumption of bilateral talks, and added a new shibboleth to the voluminous Indo-Pakistan literature on diplomacy – ‘comprehensive bilateral...

  • 2015: Day/Night Test lights a path as Pakistan end cricket drought

    LONDON: Cricket staged its first day/night Test in 2015 after years of speculation that such matches might help arrest declining attendances for the sport's longest format...

    Another event significant in that it simply took place, was that Pakistan played major internationals on their own soil for the first time in six years, beating Zimbabwe in both Twenty20 and one-day series...

  • HWL 2015: Pakistan, India put on a show in exciting draw

    In the most exciting match of the Hockey World League semi-finals, Pakistan and India shared the spoils with a 2-2 finish in Antwerp on Friday...

    Pakistan captain Mohammad Imran scored twice and India's Ramandeep Singh hit back with a brace in a match described as the “best of the tournament” by Pakistan Head Coach Shahnaz Sheikh in the post-game press conference...

  • Pakistan ranks third in executions race with unprecedented number of hangings in 2015

    NEW YORK: Amnesty International reports that there was a dramatic 54 per cent increase in executions globally in 2015, with Pakistan carrying out 326 executions last year – the highest ever recorded by Amnesty International for the country...

    In 2015, Pakistan completely removed a seven-year moratorium on the death penalty after Taliban militants gunned down more than 150 people, most of them children, at Peshawar's Army Public...

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