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  • Where does the 6-year-old PSL really stand?

    And, as much as it pains me to say, our dear nation might also have picked up the rather annoying proclivity for hyperbole when it comes to matters concerning the Pakistan Super League (PSL)...

    The main source of pride for PSL fans should be the tournament's continued existence, which enters its sixth year in two days...

  • Where does SME financing stand in Pakistan? Here are the numbers

    Any discussion on the lack of corporatisation in Pakistan finds its way to the lack of avenues of capital for entrepreneurs...

    Just a few days ago, Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin, who promises to bring back growth, said the government is focusing on SMEs and was discussing the possibility of allowing them collateral-free loans for a tenor of up to three years...

  • Does US pay too high a cost for free trade in TPP pact?

    The Obama administration’s commitment to winning “fast-track” status for its cherished Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement is part of that tradition...

    That is one reason for the unusual congressional alliance of left-wing Demo­crats like Senator Elizabeth Warren — a Democrat from Massa­chusetts (D-Mass) — with Tea Party Republicans like Rep­resentative Walter Jones (Republican-N...

  • Pakistan does not abandon friends and strategic partners: PM Nawaz

    ISLAMABAD: Amidst unsubstantiated rumours that Pakistan will commit troops to Saudi Arabia for the protection of its borders, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in an address today urged a peaceful solution to the Yemen crisis through dialogue with warring factions and reiterated the importance of the Saudi Kingdom as a ‘strategic ally’...

    “We stand with them shoulder to shoulder,” he said...

  • Constitution does not allow technocracy: Rabbani

    Talking to reporters after a seminar organised by the National Institute of Management, he emphasised the need for timely elections, saying it was the only way through which an elected government handed over the reins of power to next one...

    Senate chairman calls for across-the-board accountabilityMr Rabbani said that the 18th Amendment was a barrier against any unconstitutional moves in the country and urged state institutions to not...

  • Trump does not blame Pakistan for failure in Afghanistan: US envoy

    United States (US) Ambassador to Pakistan David Hale assured National Security Adviser (NSA) Lt Gen (Retd) Nasser Khan Janjua on Thursday that President Donald Trump did not blame Pakistan for the failure of the War on Terror in Afghanistan...

    Trump, in his Aug 21 diatribe, denounced Pakistan for allegedly allowing terrorists to maintain safe havens inside its territory...

  • PTI does not have a level playing field in NA-120: Qureshi

    LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) vice chairman Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Thursday lashed out at the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) allegedly for not providing his party a level playing field in the campaign for the NA-120 by-election...

    Several PTI leaders, including Dr Yasmin Rashid, the PTI’s candidate for the by-poll, joined Mr Qureshi at a press conference to raise the issue of violations of the ECP’s code of conduct by...

  • Just how much does Nawaz Sharif own, according to himself?

    Some of Pakistan's most prominent politicians have found themselves in the limelight for all the wrong reasons this past year, with corruption accusations against prominent names flying thick and heavy from power brokers and aspirants alike...

    As demands for the questioning and indictment of political personalities gain momentum, one among those accused has already paid a heavy price: former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has already...

  • What does Kim Jong-Un really want?

    So what does he really want to achieve with the seemingly endless string of missile tests? Analysts share their views...

    “The North Koreans have been wanting direct talks with the US for over a year but don’t want to commit in advance to denuclearisation or to take steps unilaterally before talks begin,” said Leon Sigal, Director of the Northeast Asia Cooperative Security Project at the Social Science Research Council...

  • ‘Govt does not want to disrupt qualifier preparations’

    LAHORE: Provincial sports minister Rana Mashood Ahmed Khan said the accountability of the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) is going on quietly because the government does not want to disrupt preparations of the Pakistan hockey team for the upcoming 2016 Olympic qualifiers...

    It may be mentioned that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif as patron of the PHF is reluctant to release fund for the federation...

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