India, U.S. Japan Holding Joint Maritime Exercise Off Guam

Jun 8, 2018 — Indian and Japanese ships, aircraft and personnel have joined the U.S. Navy for a week-long maritime exercise Malabar 2018, which is being held offshore Guam for the first time in its 22 year history. The U.S. Navy is hosting forces from India and Japan for the annual exercise Malabar, June 7 […]

Nawaz Transferred Avenfield Ownership to Children, Court Told

Jun 8, 2018 — Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif bought the Avenfield properties in London with embezzled money which is why he transferred the ownership to his children, remarked National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Deputy Prosecutor General Sardar Muzaffar Abbasi while presenting his concluding arguments on the reference case against Sharifs. The Avenfield reference pertaining to […]

Pakistan Has Nothing to Lose From Break-Up With US: Ex-PM Shaukat Aziz

IRSHAD SALIM (Jun 8, 2018) — Whatever is going on right now between Pakistan and America in their relationship is like two neighbors not attending each other’s BBQ weekends on their backyard though sharing the same parking lot in the neighborhood cul-de-sac every day of the working week — not moving out. The fact that […]

More Than Kalabagh, Water Usage And Abuse Need National Rethink

Jun 7, 2018 (BE2C2) — Pakistan has the world’s fourth-highest rate of water use. Its water intensity rate — the amount of water, in cubic meters used per unit of GDP is the world’s highest. This suggests that no country’s economy is more water-intensive than Pakistan’s. Household water consumption (like food consumption) in the country […]

Why Musharraf Is All Set to Make a Comeback After Eid Even If He Can’t Contest Polls

“Even if the SC’s verdict does not come in Musharraf’s favor, he will still return to the country and lead the party’s election campaign” Jun 7, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — Former President Pervez Musharraf is looking forward to making a comeback after Eid-ul-Fitr regardless of whether he contests or is allowed to contest in the July […]

Former PM, Balochistan Leader Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali To Join PTI Along With Close Aides

Jun 7, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — In a huge blow to the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party, former prime minister and one of the most respected politicians from Balochistan Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali is likely to join Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). PTI’s Balochistan President Sardar Yar Muhammad Rind spoke with Jamali on Thursday. Rind […]

Energy-Rich Qatar Goes From Crisis to Surplus

Jun 7, 2018 (BE2C2) — Recovering from political disputes, a $10 per barrel increase in the price of oil could add about 4 percent to GDP from gas-rich Qatar, Fitch Ratings reported. Qatar is the second-largest exporter of liquefied natural gas in the world, behind Australia. Last year, Moody’s Investors Service said regional disputes with […]