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    Pakistan Government After 1947 World

  • Ramazan of 1947, and now

    RAMAZAN of 1947 also fell in the long and thirsty days of the subcontinental summer...

    The collective act of fasting paralleled at the time the collective act of waiting, the patient longing for dusk, a metaphor for the collective longing for a country, for the creation of Pakistan...

  • ‘The Ramazan of 1947 and now’

    The Ramazan of 1947 was also hot and humid...

    Shouldn’t be we ashamed that even after 68 years of independence we are unable to provide electricity and water to our people? Shouldn’t we be ashamed that more than half of our population has no access to potable water and sanitation? Shouldn’t we be ashamed that millions of our children don’t go to schools and most of the schools in rural areas are without teachers, roofs, furniture,...

  • World T20: Government approves Pakistan's visit to India

    Months of speculation over Pakistan's participation in the 2016 World Twenty20 ended on Thursday after the government approved the team's visit to India for the tournament...

    The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan said he was 'pleased' that the government had given its consent for the team's participation but called upon the International Cricket Council (ICC) to put in 'special' security arrangements for the...

  • Government flays World Bank index

    ISLAMABAD: The government has taken strong issue with the way the World Bank calculated the Ease of Doing Business Index in the country, results of which were released in November last year...

    Fareen Mazhar, an Executive Director-General at the Board of Investment (BoI) told a visiting World Bank team that 37 reform measures designed to facilitate the setting up of new business were not even looked at during the exercise, which...

  • Anti-PPP alliance claims it will form government in Sindh after next elections

    The Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA), an anti-PPP political platform in Sindh, demonstrated a power show in Sukkur on Sunday where its leaders claimed that they will form government in the province after the next general elections...

    A large number of political workers participated in the convention, which was chaired by Pakistan Muslim League-Functional chief Pir Sabghatullah Shah Rashidi...

  • Yemen's PM, exiled government returns to Aden after months in exile

    ADEN: Yemeni Prime Minister Khaled Bahah returned to the southern port of Aden on Wednesday in a step towards restoring a government on home soil after months of working from exile with Gulf Arab allies to combat Houthi domination of the country...

    Government spokesman Rajeh Badi said Bahah, who is also vice president, was accompanied by seven ministers when he arrived in Aden, which loyalist fighters backed by Saudi-led troops...

  • Thousands join pro-government rallies after protests die down in Iran

    Tens of thousands gathered across Iran on Wednesday in a massive show of strength for the regime after days of deadly unrest, with state television showing vast crowds marching through several cities...

    There were few reports of anti-regime protests overnight after the political establishment closed ranks against the unrest since last week that has left at least 21 dead...

  • Afghan forces resume offensive operations after government ceasefire ends

    Afghan security forces resumed offensive operations on Saturday after President Ashraf Ghani declared an end to the government's unilateral ceasefire with the Taliban...

    Ghani said the ceasefire, which lasted 18 days after it was extended once and overlapped with the Taliban's unilateral three-day truce for Eid, had been “98 per cent successful”...

  • US voices concern about stability of Pakistan government

    WASHINGTON: US Sec­retary of State Rex Tillerson said after a meeting with Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif on Wednesday that he believed the United States had a reliable partner in Pakistan...

    In his brief remarks to the media following the meeting, Sec­retary Tillerson expressed concerns about the future of Pakistan’s government, stressing that Washington wanted a stable government in Islamabad...

  • People of Pakistan have lost faith in the government: Sindh CM Murad Shah

    Sindh Chief Minister (CM) Murad Ali Shah while addressing a rally in Karachi on Wednesday said that people have lost faith in the federal government after the centre denied provision of gas and power to the province...

    "After they lost the trust of the people, the judiciary declared him [Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif] a liar," the chief minister said, referring to the Supreme Court's verdict in the Panamagate case...

  • ‘Indian government set to reject BCCI plea for Pakistan series’

    ISLAMABAD: The chances of a bilateral series between India and Pakistan have taken a hit as reports are rife that the Indian government has raised an objection to it and is set to reject the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) plea for the same...

    “The government has given us an indication that public sentiment at the moment is not in favour [of the series]...

  • Pakistan court orders government to enforce climate law

    A high court in Pakistan has set a legal precedent – both at home and internationally – by ordering the government to enforce its own climate change policy and establishing a climate change commission to oversee the process...

    An individual farmer, Asghar Leghari, brought a public interest litigation case against the government in the Lahore High Court on 31 August...

  • India and Pakistan: Here's the history the government is hiding from us

    Secular liberal fascists in both India and Pakistan have for long been distorting the history of the region...

    One of their worst acts in this context has been the way they have managed to repress and even wipe out the names of men who are more vital and relevant historical figures than the ones found in the textbooks of India and Pakistan...

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