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  • Australia criticised over asylum-seekers’ ‘abuse’ on Nauru

    SYDNEY: Australia is deliberately failing to combat the abuse of asylum-seekers on the Pacific island of Nauru to deter others from arriving by boat, two global human rights groups said on Wednesday...

    The report by Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch is a scathing criticism of Canberra’s immigration policy under which asylum-seekers trying to reach Australia by boat are taken to Papua New Guinea or Nauru...

  • CPEC improves country’s investment profile: Ahsan

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s investment profile has improved on the back of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a flourishing economy and better law and order across the country, Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal said on Thursday...

    ”He said that the world’s perception about Pakistan had changed drastically in 2015 from 2013...

  • Profile: Justice Gulzar Ahmed — the 27th Chief Justice of Pakistan

    Justice Gulzar Ahmed, who was sworn in as the 27th chief justice of Pakistan on December 21, 2019, was born on February 2, 1957, in Karachi...

    Justice Ahmed, who was part of the five-judge bench that disqualified former premier Nawaz Sharif in the Panama Papers case, is also a member of the Supreme Judicial Council and the Judicial Commission of Pakistan...

  • PROFILE: No stranger to controversy

    From drafting the National Recon­ciliation Ordinance to being the alleged author of the order imposing a state of emergency in the country on Nov 3, 2007, Mr Hamid’s career has seen many ups and downs in the recent past...

    Mr Hamid comes from a distinguished family; his father retired Brig Hamid Khan was himself a two-time MNA — once in the Pakistan Peoples Party government of 1977 and again in 1985 on a non-party basis...

  • Spain's most wanted: profile of ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont

    Catalonia's deposed leader Carles Puigdemont, who has fled to Belgium and is facing an EU arrest warrant, has been a convinced secessionist since his youth, long before the issue moved to the centre of Catalan politics...

    Spanish prosecutors want to charge Puigdemont, with rebellion, sedition and misuse of public funds over his role in the region's tumultuous independence drive
  • High-profile Sindh personalities involved in terror funding, claims DG Rangers

    KARACHI: Pakistan Rangers Sindh has recommended a crackdown on terror-funding activities across Karachi, in which the law-enforcing agency claims several influential personalities of Sindh are directly involved...

    The director general (DG) of Rangers Sindh, Major General Bilal Akbar, had recently briefed the apex committee on terrorism-funding activities in Karachi, highlighting the involvement of several high-profile personalities in...

  • Profile: Once bitten, PML-N picks a loyalist

    His party colleagues from south Punjab say his low profile in local and regional politics has greatly helped him in bagging the coveted position...

    “After a bad experience with [his predecessor] Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar, the party couldn’t risk appointing an assertive governor who also had popular support,” said a Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader from Multan on the condition of anonymity...

  • Dr Waheed-ur-Rehman — a profile

    KARACHI: Better known by his pen name ‘Yasir Rizvi’, Dr Waheed-ur-Rehman, the Karachi University teacher and journalist who was shot dead on Wednesday morning, was a popular teacher and a trusted friend...

    A few know about his personal life and the reason why he chose this pen name to write for the Daily Ummat, as there are many of his acquaintances who came to know about his real name only when he is no more in this world
  • PROFILE: The avant-garde

    Why this one-sidedness? She rued, “I wanted very much to be able to interview people in Pakistan but I did not get a research visa...

    So then I basically used the two interviews I had: one with my uncle, who chose to stay back in Pakistan, and the other done for a film...

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