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    Stick Dance In Pakistan

  • Use carrot and stick in ties with Pakistan, US Senate urges Trump

    WASHINGTON: The US Senate is urging the Trump administration to use a combination of sanction threats and offers of a long-term partnership to persuade Pakistan to stop “supporting Afghan insurgents”...

    The section on Pakistan wants the US administration to “pursue an integrated civil-military strategy” that would achieve Washington’s strategic objectives by “imposing graduated diplomatic, military and economic costs on Pakistan as...

  • Holding the wrong end of the stick

    The deadline was extended to May 31, 2017 on the request of the Pakistan Sugar Mills Association, which commands substantial political clout...

    As the above-referred remarks of the IAF chief bring out, Pakistan remains an exporter of low quality, low value-added manufactures...

  • Stick to master plan, say town planners

    Another Islamabad-based town planner said that in 2008, Mott McDonald Pakistan (MMP), a London-based consultant firm, reviewed the master plan for the capital city and came up with suggestions for improvement, but they were never implemented...

  • In KP schools, the stick reigns supreme

    Even though Section 89 of Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) allows 'light' punishment, educationists and psychologists strongly oppose corporal punishment and abuse in any form...

    "Corporal punishment is also strictly prohibited in Islam," said Nazar Hussain, who is the deputy chairman at the Education Council of Pakistan...

  • Judicial commission wants to stick to deadline

    The observation came when Abdul Hafeez Pirzada, representing the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), requested the commission to take some time off since he would not be available on May 19 and would return late the next day...

    On Friday, the commission recorded the testimony of three witnesses; Musa Raza Afandi, managing director of Printing Corporation of Pakistan (PCP), Islamabad, PCP Lahore’s former manager Mohammad Rafiq and Pakistan...

  • Kurds stick to independence vote despite US request to postpone it

    ERBIL: Iraq’s Kurds are sticking to a plan to hold an independence referendum on Sept 25, despite a US request to postpone it, a high-ranking Kurdish official said on Saturday...

    The United States and other Western nations are worried that the vote could ignite a fresh conflict with Baghdad and turn into another regional flashpoint
  • US should stick to Iran nuclear deal: top EU diplomat

    The European Union's top diplomat said on Tuesday the bloc is working with Congress and the Trump administration to ensure America's new policy toward Iran doesn't lead it to violate a landmark nuclear deal...

    Federica Mogherini said that in meetings in Washington this week she had stressed the importance the EU places on upholding the agreement
  • SAFRON ministry, Nadra sign MoU on 'carrot-and-stick' policy for undocumented Afghan nationals

    The Ministry of States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON) and the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) on Thursday decided to begin documentation of illegal Afghan nationals in what is termed as a 'carrot-and-stick policy' for illegal Afghan nationals...

    Under the MoU, Nadra will establish more than 50 registration centres to register illegal Afghan nationals living in Pakistan...

  • New Zealand to stick with seamers for second Sri Lanka Test

    HAMILTON: New Zealand will keep their winning combination for the second Test against Sri Lanka, batsman Kane Williamson said Thursday after an inspection of the pitch showed another green-top wicket...

    With conditions ripe for seam and swing bowling, the possibility of bringing in an extra spinner was ruled out with New Zealand maintaining a four-pronged pace attack when the Test starts in Hamilton on Friday
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