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    Dismemberment Of East Pakistan

  • Malik warns against plot to create East Pakistan-like situation

    ISLAMABAD: Warning that conspiracies were being hatched to create an East Pakistan-like situation, the newly elected chairman of the Senate’s standing committee on interior, Rehman Malik, said on Thursday that India, Afghanistan and some international powers were behind attempts to destabilise the country...

    Presiding over the maiden meeting of the committee, Mr Malik who served as interior minister during the last PPP government,...

  • HISTORY: THE LAST DAYS OF EAST PAKISTAN

    After the 1970 elections, President Gen Yahya Khan announced Shaikh Mujibur Rehman to be the next prime minister of Pakistan...

    Throughout East Pakistan, Bengalis refrained from attending their government offices...

  • World Bank trims East Asia growth forecast

    SINGAPORE: East Asia’s developing economies led by China will grow slightly slower this year, with higher US interest rates and an appreciating dollar posing further risks to the region, the World Bank said on Monday...

    Developing East Asia should grow 6...

  • Middle East issue can be resolved after Iran N-deal, hopes Maleeha

    UNITED NATIONS: Welcoming the historic nuclear accord reached with Iran, Pakistan has expressed the hope that solutions will be found to growing challenges in the Middle East, particularly the issue of occupied Palestine...

    In an impassioned speech during a debate in the UN Security Council on Middle East, Pakistan’s Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi said: “The landmark agreement reached with Iran, which if fully and sincerely implemented,...

  • Qatar launches first Chinese yuan clearing hub in Middle East

    DOHA: Qatar opened the Middle East’s first centre for clearing transactions in the Chinese yuan on Tuesday, saying it would boost trade and investment between China and Gulf Arab economies...

    “It will facilitate greater cross-border renminbi investment and financing business, and promote greater trade and economic links between China and the region, paving the way for better financial cooperation and enhancing the pre-eminence of...

  • Millions of children out of school in Middle East, says UN

    BEIRUT: Poverty, gender discrimination and violence are keeping more than 12 million children in the Middle East out of school, despite efforts to expand education, the UN children’s agency warned on Wednesday...

    That figure represents around 15 percent of the children in the Middle East who should be receiving pre-primary, primary or secondary education...

  • Iran’s supreme leader is the 'new Hitler' of Middle East: Saudi crown prince

    Taking on Iran in an interview with The New York Times, Saudi Arabia's powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman called the rival country's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei "the new hitler of the Middle East"...

    We don’t want the new Hitler in Iran to repeat what happened in Europe in the Middle East,” said Prince Mohammed in the interview that was published on Thursday...

  • ‘The Middle East pays price for gender gap’

    ” The Middle East and North Africa have the world’s highest rate of youth unemployment, with 29...

    Citing figures by the International Monetary Fund, he said the gender gap in the Middle East is three times bigger than that in most developing economies...

  • UN chief urges East Asian countries not to deny refuge to Rohingyas

    UNITED NATIONS: The plight of Rohingya and Bangladeshi Muslims afloat on vessels seeking refuge is focus of attention of top United Nations officials, led by Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson...

    They have spoken to the leaders of Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia, calling on them to uphold the international law for the protection of refugees
  • Jibran stars in Dollar East success

    KARACHI: Spinner Jibran Yousuf grabbed a five-wicket haul to help Dollar East secure a much-needed victory over Eaton in their final round fixture of the 20th Hinopak Trophy KCCA Inter-departmental Cricket League here on Wednesday...

    Leg-spinner Jibran bagged excellent figures of five wickets for just 15 runs in the Group ‘B’ tie as Dollar East restricted Eaton to 107 all out in 28 overs at the KCCA Stadium...

  • Puppetmaster Putin tugs his strings in Middle East

    AFTER Israel’s victory in the 1973 Middle East war, Soviet foreign minister Andrei Gromyko went on October 22 to see President Brezhnev at his dacha at Zavidovo just outside Moscow...

    He swore at Gromyko, said Chernyaev, for “wanting to keep our flag and bases in the Middle East”...

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