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Wednesday, July 4th, 2018

 

2 Awesome Videos Which Will Make You Forget About Qeemay Walay Naan

IRSHAD SALIM (JUL 4, 2018): Two videos shared with us on WhatsApp inspire confidence that Pakistan is indeed a couldron of people and places hitherto not so propagated on social media and the world wide web at large. Amid cacophony of arguments, debates, discourses, punches and counter-punches following them the real narrative gets buried and the vacuum gets filled by those who orchestrate the divide, the gloom, doom, guns, berets, and the boots on ground in the region— ironically Pakistan — for lack of somewhat capability and capacity — stackedRead More


China, Pakistan Conduct Joint Patrol Near Border, Second In 2 Yrs After CPEC Launch

JUL 4, 2018: Chinese and Pakistani frontier defense forces conducted joint patrol at a mountainous region in Khunjerab in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region last week. They were respectively assigned to a frontier defense company in Khunjerab –some 900km northeast of capital Islamabad at Pak-China border– under the PLA Xinjiang Military Command (MC) and the border police of the Pakistani Khunjerab Security Force (KSF), a leading China’s defense journal ‘China Military’ reported on Wednesday. The Chinese and Pakistan frontier defense forces discussed China-Pakistan border situation during the joint borderRead More


WhatsApp ‘Horrified’ Over Spate Of Lynchings In India, Promises Action

JUL 4, 2018: WhatsApp said on Wednesday it was “horrified” by a spate of lynchings in India sparked by false rumors shared on its platform as the government accused the messaging service of irresponsibility. The killings are linked to “irresponsible and explosive messages” on the platform, said the ministry of electronics. More than 20 people have been killed in mostly rural areas of India in the last two months, according to media reports, after rumors were spread on smartphones about child kidnappers, thieves and sexual predators. At least 16 mobRead More


Gwadar Land Scam: NAB Probes Commercial, Industrial Plot ‘Giveaways’ Worth Rs70Bn

JUL 4, 2018 (BE2C2): The anti-corruption watchdog has initiated an inquiry into alleged illegal allotment of 3,167 acres of state-owned commercial and industrial lands valuing around Rs70 billion (US$600 million) in Gwadar to private individuals. According to an official statement issued on Tuesday by the National Accoun­tability Bureau, its Chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal has sought a comprehensive report within 15 days from the director general of NAB Balochistan about alleged illegal allotment by the Gwadar Industrial Estate Development Authority (GIEDA) — Gwadar development project is the crown jewel ofRead More


Shahbaz Sharif Announces Plans For Metro Boat In Lahore

ZEESHAN IFTAKHAR: After the ‘widely successful’ Metro Bus and Orange Line train projects, Lahore is now going to host a metro boat service. Just hours after torrential rains submerged Lahore’s busiest roads and turned the city into a South Asian ‘Venice’, Shahbaz Sharif has confirmed that he is planning to install a metro boat service in the provincial capital. After all, Venice isn’t complete without a boat service. Despite the fact that the Orange Line is yet to be completed, the Metro Boat is a high priority project, since itRead More


China-US Trade War ‘Only A Proxy For Larger Battle For Dominance Between Two Powers’

** Washington is due to start charging tariffs on $34 billion in Chinese imports as of Friday ** Beijing has pledged to retaliate with equal tariffs on $34 billion in US goods JUL 3, 2018 (BE2C2): China said Tuesday it is “fully prepared” for a trade war with the US as hopes dwindle for a breakthrough in tensions this week between the world’s two biggest economies. Washington is due to start charging tariffs on $34 billion in Chinese imports as of Friday July 6 while Beijing has pledged to retaliateRead More