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  • 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...

  • Zardari talks about social media, social media responds

    Former president Asif Ali Zardari addressed an energised crowd at the old Jinnah terminal upon his return to Pakistan Friday after nearly 18 months in self-imposed exile...

    During his wide-ranging speech, Zardari spoke about how social media is redefining politics and evolving as an effective political watchdog...

  • REVIEW:A history of violence:A Brief History of Seven Killings

    The words of the then prime minister of the country that Marley was part of the “collective consciousness of the nation” signify his place in the Caribbean polity and its social fabric...

    Marlon James’s Booker prizewinning novel A Brief History of Seven Killings is a fantastic attempt at recounting the attack on Marley through a variety of eccentric, rowdy and colourful characters that provide, to a reasonable extent, a clear, albeit...

  • A Leaf From History: A history of ethnic violence

    Sociologists also trace the history of Karachi’s ethnic conflagarations to the 1960s after then president Gen Ayub Khan initiated a plan to settle Pakhtuns — his own ethnic group — in the city...

    MQM’s demands included the repatriation and settlement of Biharis (Urdu-speaking East Pakistanis who continue to live in refugee camps) from Bangladesh to 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,...

  • Pakistan rules out use of its soil in Middle East conflict

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Sunday reaffirmed its resolve not to become a part of any conflict in the region and renewed its offer for mediating in the Middle East crisis...

    Earlier, army spokesman and director general of the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor declared in categorical terms that Pakistan would not allow its soil to be used against anyone and would continue to play its role in establishing durable...

  • 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...

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