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  • Advice: Mind your posture

    By Komal PardhanHAVE you ever noticed the people around you or let me put it more clearly, do you notice the posture of the person sitting or standing near you? And do you even notice your own posture?Most of us don’t realise that we have the wrong posture when we watch TV, use a cell phone, ride the bicycle, do our assignment on the table or on the desktop computer and, above all, when we lift up heavy objects...

    If you haven’t...

  • Judge finds govt’s posture on bustard baffling

    A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali had taken up petitions moved by the federal and Sindh and Balochistan governments seeking review of Supreme Court’s Aug 19 order banning the hunting of houbara bustard by foreign dignitaries...

    Justice Isa made the observation when Additional Attorney General Aamir Rehman cited reports of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) as well as the Houbara Foundation International,...

  • A neutral posture

    BREWING tensions in the Persian Gulf should be a cause for alarm in Pakistan...

    The US deployment of an aircraft carrier and bombers, alleged proxy attacks, Saudi Arabia’s calls for surgical strikes against Iran, and Iranian threats about resuming its nuclear programme are setting the stage for conflict...

  • A neutral posture

    BREWING tensions in the Persian Gulf should be a cause for alarm in Pakistan...

    The US deployment of an aircraft carrier and bombers, alleged proxy attacks, Saudi Arabia’s calls for surgical strikes against Iran, and Iranian threats about resuming its nuclear programme are setting the stage for conflict...

  • Indian nuclear security measures weaker than Pakistan's: report

    INDIA: A report examining nuclear security worldwide suggests India's "nuclear security measures may be weaker than those of Pakistan", but says the risk "appears to be moderate", while claiming risk of nuclear theft in Pakistan "appears to be high"...

    The Harvard Kennedy School report, "Preventing Nuclear Terrorism: Continuous Improvement or Dangerous Decline?", says it is difficult to judge whether India's nuclear security is...

  • 'Change in India’s nuclear doctrine could lead to security concerns for Pakistan'

    ISLAMABAD: Experts fear that revision of the nuclear doctrine by India would exacerbate Pakistan’s security concerns and undermine South Asia’s deterrence-based stability, according to the Centre for International Strategic Studies (CISS)...

    This was discussed at a talk organised by the think-tank on ‘From Counter Value to Counter Force: Change in India’s Nuclear Doctrine’ to deliberate on the recent debate about the likely shift in...

  • COAS expresses confidence in Pakistan's nuclear security

    RAWALPINDI: Chief Of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif on Friday paid a visit to Pakistan’s Centre of Excellence for Nuclear Security (PCENS) and expressed confidence over the security of Pakistan's nuclear arsenal...

    "Pakistan has taken measures, including setting up of the PCENS, to strengthen its nuclear security," said the COAS...

  • IAEA praises Pakistan's nuclear security record

    ISLAMABAD: Director General (DG) International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano praised Pakistan’s impressive nuclear security record spanning over four decades of nuclear power plant operation...

    In a meeting with Pakistani Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry in New York on the sidelines of the 70th United Nations General Assembly, Amano said the IAEA stood ready to help Pakistan and other countries achieve Sustainable...

  • Zia, Bhutto and Pakistan’s nuclear capabilities earn mention in CIA documents

    While headlines in American publications reporting the release are domina­ted by mention of UFOs and the Stargate Project, the Indian media has discovered in the declassified files how the CIA considered spiritual leader Sathya Sai Baba “could start world religion”...

    Funnily enough, one detailed country profile of 1971 India titled ‘National Intelligence Survey’ goes on at length about the country’s “national character” in the...

  • State actors greatest threat to nuclear security, says Modi

    WASHINGTON: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has claimed that ‘state actors,” working with terrorists and nuclear smugglers, were the greatest risk to global security...

    Addressing leaders from more than 50 states, who gathered in Washington on Friday for the two-day nuclear security summit, Mr Modi asked the international community to give “his terrorist is not my terrorist” attitude...

  • US security chief in Moscow as nuclear treaty hangs in balance

    MOSCOW: The Kremlin said on Monday that Washington’s withdrawal from a key Cold War-era nuclear treaty would make the world more dangerous, as Donald Trump’s national security advisor met senior Russian officials in Moscow...

    John Bolton is expected to discuss Trump’s plan to jettison the three-decade-old Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday...

  • Change in India's nuclear strike policy 'highly irresponsible and dangerous', says FO

    The Foreign Office (FO) on Thursday termed the change in India’s nuclear arms usage policy as “highly irresponsible and dangerous” and said it will "not help in promoting strategic restraint and stability in a nuclearised South Asia"...

    “Pakistan has long maintained that the ambiguous no-first-use declaration is not verifiable and hence nothing more than an empty political statement,” said FO spokesman Nafees Zakaria...

  • India and Russia eye nuclear, military deals

    NEW DELHI: India’s prime minister is expected to promote deals for Russian nuclear reactors and military helicopters worth billions of dollars on a trip to Moscow next week, attracted by promises to transfer technology that Western nations have been slow to make...

    Russia and India will manufacture 200 Kamov-226T helicopters in a joint venture, a Russian and an Indian government official said, in the first big step for Indian Prime...

  • Nuclear sanctions lifted as Iran and US agree on dramatic prisoner swap

    VIENNA: Iran emerged from years of economic isolation on Saturday when world powers lifted crippling sanctions against the Islamic Republic in return for Tehran complying with a deal to curb its nuclear ambitions...

    Together, the lifting of sanctions and the prisoner deal considerably reduce the hostility between Tehran and Washington that has shaped the Middle East since Iran's Islamic Revolution of 1979...

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