Pakistan, Saudi Arabia Take Steps to Attain New Heights in Bilateral Relations, Delegation Arrives in Islamabad

SEP 30, 2018 (BE2C2 Report): A high-level Saudi delegation arrived in Islamabad Sunday to sign five important Memorandums of Understandings (MoUs) with the federal government. The development comes days after Ahmad Agil al Khateeb (Chairman Saudi Fund for Development), an adviser to Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman, visited the capital on September 27, raising the […]

Pakistan Women’s Cricket Squad Arrives in Dhaka For T20s, ODI

SEP 30, 2018: The Pakistan and Bangladesh women’s cricket teams will play four T20s and one ODI in Chittagong’s Cox’s Bazar from October 1 to October 8. The Pakistan squad arrived in Dhaka tonight via Dubai. The side led by Javeria Wadood will reach Cox’s Bazar tomorrow for the series. The 15-member PAKISTAN SQUAD includes: […]

Saudi Arabia Quietly Plans to Increase Oil Output By 500,000 Barrels Per Day

SEP 29, 2018 (BE2C2 Report): Saudi Arabia is poised to steadily increase production to compensate for the Iranian oil that will be subject to U.S. sanctions starting Nov. 5. Saudi Arabia hasn’t said anything publicly, and seemed to tow the OPEC line following Sunday’s meeting with other major oil producers. But Commerzbank said Friday that […]

Pakistanis Selling Properties On Throwaway Prices in UAE?

SEP 28, 2018: Around US$170 million (Rs20 billion) worth of properties owned by Pakistanis have been sold in UAE since June 2018. The property owners in the real estate investment capital of the Middle East have started selling their assets with minimal prices as the operation against illegal money has beefed up in the Emirates, […]

Why is Trump Accusing China of Mid-Term Election Interference?

SEP 28, 2018: Trump’s accusation that China is interfering in US mid-term elections has added yet more fuel to the fire of US-China relations. A report by Ryan Hass on the Brookings Institute website says there’s a growing possibility that leaders in Beijing and Washington may come to view each other no longer as acute […]

FM Qureshi Woos American Firms to Invest in Pakistan

SEP 26, 2018: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi addressed leading U.S corporations and investment firms at the Atlantic Council Think Tank in New York on Tuesday. The FM outlined PM Imran Khan’s vision of proactively working for peace in South Asia. Peace will induce internal stability to attract investment, the FM said at the gathering. […]

UN Speech: Trump Rejects Globalism; Names ‘Good’ and ‘Not So Good’ Places

SEP 25, 2018: US President Donald Trump today spoke at the UN General Assembly in New York and mentioned good places according to him being: India, Saudi Arabia and Poland. Not Good places according to Trump were: Iran, friends of Iran, Nicaragua, Germany, China, OPEC countries, Syria, countries that don’t respect America. Places Trump did […]

Opposition Questions PM Khan’s Statement on Citizenship for Afghan, Bengali Refugees

SEP 25, 2018: Some lawmakers on Tuesday sought clarification on Prime Minister Imran Khan’s statement earlier this month regarding granting citizenship to people of Bengali and Afghan parentage who were born in Pakistan. The issue was raised jointly by opposition party PPP and one of the government allies, the Balochistan National Party (BNP), through a […]

Money Whitening Scheme on Property Purchases Documents Black Money Worth $1.9 Billion

SEP 25, 2018: A money whitening scheme allowed on property purchase has documented black money worth Rs230 billion (US$1.9 billion) till end of the last fiscal year ending June 30, 2018. The money has been whitened during December 2016 through June 2018. The government on December 02, 2016 through amendment by inserting a new section […]

Pakistan Congratulates Maldives on Peaceful Presidential Election

SEP 24, 2018: Pakistan has congratulated the people of Maldives on the peaceful conclusion of its Presidential election. The foreign office spokesman Dr. Mohammad Faisal in a tweet said “Pakistan fully supports the democratic process in Maldives and will work with the new government to further enhance the partnership between the two countries.” Maldives President […]

Enemies Hatching Conspiracies, As Militarily They Can’t Defeat Us: CJP

SEP 22, 2018: Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar said on Saturday that enemies of the country are hatching conspiracies. “Our enemies can’t hurt us by using sheer force and [this is] making them resort to plotting conspiracies,” Justice Nisar said. Addressing lawyers at the district bar room in Chitral, he said efforts were […]

Iran Blames Terrorists Trained By a ‘Foreign Regime’ For Military Parade Attack

SEP 22, 2018: Following a deadly attack on a military parade in southern Iran, the country’s foreign minister said that regional sponsors of terrorism and their “US masters” are to be held accountable for such assaults. Top Iranian diplomat Mohammad Javad Zarif vowed to respond “swiftly and decisively” after gunmen opened fire in southwestern city […]

Punjab Govt Shifts Hanif Abbasi to Attock After Adiala ‘VVIP Meeting Photo Leak’

SEP 22, 2018 (Updated): Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Hanif Abbasi was shifted from Rawalpindi’s Adiala jail to Attock jail on Saturday. The incarcerated PML-N leader was shifted to Attock jail on the directives of DIG Rawalpindi. The Punjab government on Thursday had constituted a two-member team to probe breaking of jail rules to let […]

Why Sharifs Release On Bail Won’t Disturb the Sanity Restored to Pakistan Politics After Years

ASHA’AR REHMAN: The reactions to the release of Mian Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz, along with that of Capt Safdar, are bewildering to say the least. It was a foregone conclusion that the former prime minister and his daughter, who had been imprisoned while leading the resistance plank of the PML-N, would be bailed out. […]

We Want Equitable Relationship Based On Mutual Trust With US: Naval Chief

SEP 20, 2018: Pakistan seeks an equitable relationship with the United States based on mutual respect and the financial military assistance provided by the US to its non-Nato ally ‘is of secondary importance’. “We want a good relationship with the US based on mutual respect, an equitable relationship,” said Naval Chief Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi […]

Saudi Arabia to Become Partner in CPEC, PM Imran Offers Same to UAE

SEP 20, 2018 (BE2C2): Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain on Thursday said Saudi Arabia would be the third partner in China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and invest in projects in Pakistan. Addressing a press conference in capital Islamabad, he said Pakistan had invited Saudi Arabia to join CPEC and both the countries […]

China Says Military Ties ‘Backbone’ to Relations With Pakistan

SEP 19, 2018: Military ties between China and Pakistan are the “backbone” of relations between the two countries, a senior Chinese general told visiting army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa. Gen. Bajwa is on his first visit to ally China since the new government of Prime Minister Imran Khan took office in August, and comes […]

Bob Woodward´s Trump Book ‘Fear’ Sells 1.1 Million Copies in First Week

“Fear” is currently in its 10th reprint, according to Simon & Schuster, which will bring the total number of sales to 1.2 million SEP 19, 2018: Investigative journalist Bob Woodward´s incendiary “Fear: Trump in the White House” has become the fastest selling book in Simon and Schuster´s 94-year history, the publisher said Tuesday, shifting 1.1 […]

Pakistan Flags Adorn Jeddah Roads as PM Khan Visit Kingdom -His First Trip Abroad

SEP 18, 2018: In his first trip abroad after being sworn-in as the Prime Minister, Imran Khan is on a two-day state visit to Saudi Arabia at the invitation of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman. Pakistan flags were displayed on Jeddah roads as Khan Sahib and his high powered delegation landed in […]

UK Crime Agency Arrests Politically Exposed Pakistani and Wife Over Alleged Money Laundering

SEP 17, 2018: The United Kingdom’s National Crime Agency on Monday announced it has “arrested a former Pakistani politically exposed person”, aged 40, along with his 30-year-old wife, “in connection with alleged money laundering in the United Kingdom believed to be the result of corruption in Pakistan”. According to a statement issued by the UK’s […]