Saudi King Sends 150 Tons of Dates As ‘Gift’ To Pakistanis, Backs Ceasefire in Afghanistan

JUN 21, 2018: Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz has sent a gift of 150 tons of dates to the people of Pakistan. Saudi Ambassador Nawaf Saeed bin Al-Malkiy handed over the gift to Pakistani officials, Radio Pakistan reported. The dates would be distributed among deserving people of Pakistan, said Joint Secretary Cabinet Division. Saudi Arabia […]

Turkish Pop Singer Hacer Tulu Shot Dead At Aegean Resort Nightclub

JUN 21, 2018: Turkish pop singer Hacer Tulu and a businessman were shot dead at a nightclub in the popular Aegean resort of Bodrum early on Thursday, reports said. An assailant or assailants opened fire on businessman Mehmet Ali Surensoy, who runs nightclubs in Bodrum and Istanbul, outside the Medusa club in the Gumbet district […]

First Lady Melania Trump Makes Surprise Visit to US-Mexico Border

Trump backtracks and signs executive order to stop separating families JUN 21, 2018: First lady Melania Trump touched down in McAllen, Texas, Thursday, making an unannounced trip to get a first-hand look at the crisis affecting immigrant families at the US border. Ms. Trump’s dash comes as President Trump, facing an avalanche of outrage, on […]

PIA Selects All-Women Crew for ‘Difficult’ Flight to Gilgit, Made a Smooth Take-Off, Flight And Landing

“My daughter flew with this Captain and was full of praise for the smooth take-off, flight and landing” JUN 21, 2018 (Updated): Social media on Thursday hit a new chatter level in Pakistan with a picture of two female pilots, Captain Maryam Masood and First Officer Shumaila Mazhar, taken before the duo flew the national […]

Trump, Putin Historic Summit In The Works: Won’t Be a “Nixon to China” Moment

JUN 21, 2018: President Trump seems to be gearing up for a major summit with Russian president Vladimir Putin amid fraying ties with America’s traditional allies and has apparently worried European leaders. Two dates are said to be under consideration: either before the Nato summit beginning on 11 July in Brussels, or after the president’s […]

Adding Dollars And Sense To Narratives On Pak Economy’s Fundamentals

IRSHAD SALIM (JUN 21, 2018): Three major concurring events over the past several months in a cause-and-effect relationship are simultaneously touching the economic fundamentals of the country: A) Sharp increase in import bills; B) Slowdown in overseas Pakistanis remittances; and C) Payback of loans and interest payments to IMF. Pakistan relies heavily on imported fuel […]