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  • 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...

  • Senate adopts 92 recommendations for new 2015-16 budget

    ISLAMABAD: The Senate on Wednesday adopted 92 recommendations regarding the Finance Bill 2015-16 for its incorporation in the budget for fiscal year 2015-16...

    Mr Mandviwalla said that the government had made a commitment to complete the Western Route of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project on a priority basis, but it allocated only Rs30 billion in the budget for the project while Rs100b is needed for completion...

  • West Indies seek to revive fortunes against new-look Pakistan

    BRIDGETOWN: World champions West Indies will be seeking to erase the recent memory of a pitiful showing in the United Arab Emirates when they commence the four-match Twenty20 International series against Sarfraz Ahmed-led Pakistan at Kensington Oval in Barbados on Sunday...

    With their strife-torn squad obliterated in all three matches at the start of the campaign in the UAE last September, Carlos Brath­waite’s team has the opportunity...

  • 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...

    November witnessed the landmark fixture when Australia beat New Zealand in front of an impressive aggregate crowd of 123,736 who flocked to the Adelaide Oval for the three days the match lasted...

  • 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...

  • Pakistan ranks third on global executions list with 324 hangings in 2015

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan hanged 324 people last year to rank third worldwide in terms of executions, but the vast majority of those put to death had no links to militant groups or attacks, rights groups said in a report seen by Reuters...

    Pakistan lifted a moratorium on executions in late 2014 as a measure to deter militancy, after a Taliban gunmen attacked a school and killed 134 students and 19 adults...

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