Month: May 2018

‘No Party Will Hold The Majority In Next Assembly’: Zardari

May 27, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — Former President and Co-Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party Asif Ali Zardari on Saturday predicted no party will hold the majority in the next assembly — a view many observers have been voicing in the print media and on talk shows lately. However, if Gallup Pakistan’s most recent opinion poll is to […]

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Corruption Doesn’t Matter: The Numbers Game in Pakistan Politics

IRFAN HUSAIN — The other day as I was flipping channels, I came across an interesting two-part interview with Dr Ijaz Gilani, founder and chairman of Gallup Pakistan. I was so fascinated by the facts and figures he discussed that I watched the program online the next day so I could take notes. Relying on […]

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Islamabad’s Top Envoy to US Will Take Charge From May 29, Amid Challenges Ahead

May 26, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — Pakistan’s ambassador-designate to the United States Ali Jahangir Siddiqui will take charge of his post on May 29, two days before the end of the current government. Foreign Office spokesperson confirmed the latest development to DawnNewsTV on Saturday. Siddiqui left for Washington on Saturday night, Geo News reported. Considered an […]

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Saudi Arabia To Exclude German Firms From Government Tenders

May 27, 2018 (BE2C2) — Saudi Arabia has ordered that no more government contracts be awarded to German companies, in a sign of continued irritation over Berlin’s foreign policy in the Middle East, German magazine Der Spiegel and the Middle East Economic Digest (MEED) report. Citing no sources, it said the move was likely to […]

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All Eyes On Afghan Sensation Rashid Khan As Hyderabad Face Chennai In IPL Final

May 27, 2018 (AFP) — Sunrisers Hyderabad are banking on Afghan sensation Rashid Khan to fire one more time against the Chennai Super Kings in Sunday’s Indian Premier League final. After a string of brilliant performances in India’s cash-rich Twenty20 league, the 19-year-old will be in the spotlight as the Sunrisers seek a second title […]

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Violence in Kashmir: Impact on Students and Their Education

SHEHRYAR ALI – Kashmir has been the epicenter of conflict between India and Pakistan since the lines of partition were drawn in 1947. Historically, there have been four wars between the two nations; in 1947-48, 1965, 1971, and in 1999. The most recent of these saw over 30,000 soldiers and civilians being killed. Besides these […]

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Sting Operation Reveals Plot to Fix England-Sri Lanka Test in November

Sri Lanka’s Galle International Stadium pitch curator caught in match-fixing sting May 26, 2018 (DESPARDES) — A covert investigation has exposed a plot to fix England’s Test against Sri Lanka in Galle later this year — the sting operation also reveals that the pitch for the Sri Lanka-India Test at the same venue in 2017 […]

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IMF Holds Talks With Pakistan On Economic Issues, As Islamabad Seeks Lifeline With China Loans

China helping Pakistan avert foreign currency crisis: “The money strengthens the financial, political and military ties between the two countries” May 26, 2018 (BE2C2 Report) — The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has invited a number of renowned economists, academicians and former senior government officials to Washington for consultations on a future roadmap on economic challenges […]

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$4 Billion Karachi To Peshawar High Speed Rail Under CPEC Inches Forward

Last month, Pakistan delayed approval of the Mainline-I project after Beijing tagged the phase-I of the scheme at $4 billion, which was $627 million higher than Pakistan’s estimates May 26, 2018 (BE2C2) — The last meeting of the Central Development Working Party (CDWP) under the current PML-N led government was called on Thursday to clear […]

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Italy Brings Pakistani Teenage Student Back After Forced Abortion

May 25, 2015 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — Italy’s foreign minister proudly announced the return to Italy on Thursday of a 19-year-old Pakistani engineering student who was taken by her family to Pakistan to have an abortion against her will after she got pregnant. In February, Farah, was taken back to Pakistan by her family. Pakistani police conducted […]

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Pakistan All Set to Launch Ferry Service to Iran, Oman, UAE

Last year, Mwani Qatar announced launch of a new shipping route between Hamad Port and Karachi Port May 25, 2018 (BE2C2) — Pakistan is planning to launch ferry services from Karachi port to Iran, the United Arab Emirates and Oman with an aim to enhance connectivity and provide more services to its nationals and business […]

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Elections 2018: PML-N Stalwart Chaudhry Nisar To Contest From Four Constituencies

May 25, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) stalwart Chaudhry Nisar announced Friday he will be contesting general elections 2018 from four different constituencies in Punjab, 2 for the the National Assembly and 2 for the Provincial. Upon being questioned whether he thinks Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan will be the country’s next […]

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