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Tuesday, October 16th, 2018


Haqqani’s Latest Inferences On Pakistan’s State and the Nation

By Muhammad Ali Ehsan: Hussain Haqqani, our erstwhile ambassador to the US, has once again written a hard hitting article (reminiscent of most of his previous works that continue to aim at pitching the narrative at home against the narrative abroad). Published in The Print (11 Oct 2018) and titled “Pakistan’s fortunes can’t be rescued by a celebrity PM and recycled foreign minister” the article is a complete throwback and a sharp and undue criticism of a Pakistani PM and his government that is still in a state of infancyRead More

Pakistan Navy Conducts War Games In Arabian Sea

OCT 15, 2018: Pakistan Navy’s major maritime exercise kicked-off in Karachi on Monday, said Pakistan Navy spokesperson. The opening brief of the navy’s Major Maritime Exercise named “Seaspark-18” was graced by Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi as the chief guest. All operational units of the Pakistan Navy (PN), including ships, submarines, aircraft, UAVs, Special Forces and Pak Marines along with elements of Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA), the Pakistan Army and the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) participated in the maritime security and defense exercise. Spanning overRead More

Manchester United Football Club Draws Takeover Interest from Saudi Prince

OCT 15, 2018: Rumors are swirling in the London tabloids that Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman of Saudi Arabia – whose family reportedly maintains a net worth of some £850bn – is keen to either take a stake or buy Manchester United from the Glazer family, per a report in The Sun. Such a move would allow the Saudi prince to compete socially on the European football front with wealthy investors from neighboring countries. Qatar Sports owns Paris Saint-Germain while Manchester City is owned by Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan,Read More

Overseas Pakistanis Votes Could be a Game Changer in Some By-Poll Constituencies

OCT 15, 2018: The unofficial results of the by-election in 35 constituencies are out but the results of the votes of overseas Pakistanis haven’t been added to the count yet and could change the results in six constituencies. This was the first time overseas Pakistanis were able to vote in the elections. They used the ECP’s online system to cast their votes. The winning margin of one NA seat, three Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly seats and two Punjab Assembly seats is small and might change when the overseas votes are added.Read More