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Saturday, May 26th, 2018


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 wars, both nuclear nations have been continuously at low-level conflict, with skirmishes breaking out on a regular basis. In recent years, ground operations have seen attacks on civilians and soldiers by both countries’ forces. ExplosiveRead More

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 was doctored to favor batsmen, An undercover journalist, posing as a businessman looking to place bets, caught a match fixer and the groundsman at Galle International Stadium  agreeing to rig the outcome of England’s first TestRead More

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 of Pakistan and possibility for extending another bailout package in case Islamabad made a formal request. “Yes, the IMF has held broad-based informal consultations with eminent economists, academicians and retired senior government officials from PakistanRead More

$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 the 1600KM long Karachi to Peshawar railway track capacity expansion project under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. Informed sources said the initial total cost of the Mainline-1, also called ML-1 (Karachi to Peshawar) was initially estimated atRead More

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 a rescue for her in Islamabad last week. For several days, Farah was cared for at the residence of the Italian ambassador in Islamabad until she returned to Italy. In a message published by theRead More