Shahnaz Begum Is No More, Leaves Behind ”Jeevey Jeevey Pakistan” as Gift For Ever

PKONWEB Report (Islamabad) — Renowned singer Shahnaz Begum who stayed back in her home town Dhaka (Bangladeshi capital) after 1971 debacle is no more. Shahnaz, 67, passed away in Bangladesh on March 23rd when many Pakistanis were listening her famous song “Sohni Dharti Allah Rakhey Qadam Qadam Abad” on Pakistan day. Her signature anthem on […]

Deciphering Trumps Latest Ticker on Pakistan: “Our Relations “Are Now Very Good””

All in all, Trump’s latest ticker on Pakistan is a filet Mignon served sizzling hot, and not a frozen turkey (Twitter attack) he handed out to Islamabad on 2018 New Year morning Washington (Eastern) Time. PKONWEB Report (New York/Islamabad) — US President Donald Trump has acknowledged that relations with Islamabad are “now very good”, and […]

Malaysian PM Dr Mahathir’s 3-Day Pakistan Visit Demonstrate Islamabad’s Growing Economic Diplomacy

PKONWEB Report (Islamabad) — Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir Mohamad Thursday evening landed in Pakistan’s capital on a 3-day visit at the invitation of Prime Minister Imran Khan as Chief Guest of Pakistan Day Parade on March 23rd. Dr Mahathir is also scheduled to receive the prestigious Nishan-e-Pakistan award, which will be presented by the […]

Four Influential Groups Have Captured Pakistan’s Economy: World Bank

BE2C2 Report (Islamabad) — Pakistan economy remains captive to four influential groups and business as usual is not an option, says the findings of World Bank’s latest report titled ‘Pakistan @100- Sharing the Future 2047′. The Washington-based global lending agency identified these groups as the civil servants, landowners, industrialists, and the military. Its  report was […]

Pakistani Starves to Death After Getting Lost in Saudi Desert

JEDDAH — A Pakistani national died of thirst and starvation seven months ago after getting lost in the deserts. The man was found in an exhausted by security authorities inside the Saudi territory apparently after crossing through the sands from the United Arab Emirates on foot. He was rushed to hospital but within three hours […]

Pakistan’s New Envoy Ejaz Presents Credentials to Saudi King Amid Enhanced Relationship

PKONWEB Report (Riyadh/Islamabad) — Pakistan’s newly-appointed ambassador to Saudi Arabia Raja Ali Ejaz on Sunday presented his credentials to King Salman bin Abdul Aziz in a ceremony held at Al -Yamamah Palace in Riyadh. A career diplomat, Ejaz was nominated as envoy to the Kingdom by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government in October, 2018. The […]

New Zealand Mosque Attacker’s Worldwide Trips Included Pakistan, Turkey

New Zealand prime minister’s office said it received a copy of manifesto from White terror perpetrator Brenton Tarrant ten minutes before he killed 49 people in two mosques. PKONWEB Report (New York/Islamabad) — The White Supremacist Australian national accused of the terror attack at two mosques in New Zealand traveled around the globe, including Pakistan, […]

Indian Spy Drone Shot Down By Pak Army; ‘Country Needs to Keep its Guard Up Till India Elections are Over’

PKONWEB Report (Islamabad) — The Pakistan Army on Saturday shot down an Indian spy drone over the Line of Control (LoC) after it intruded 150 meters into Pakistani territory. Maj. Gen. Asif Ghafoor, Director General of military’s media wing ISPR tweeted today that the “Pakistan Army troops shot down an Indian spying quadcopter in Rakhchikri […]

Crisis Management Cell Established at MOFA in Aftermath of NZ Terror Attack

PKONWEB Report (Islamabad) — Six Pakistani Muslims lost their lives as a result of Christian Zealot’s terrorist attack on two mosques at Christchurch, New Zealand, Friday. This was confirmed by Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr. Muhammad Faisal in a statement on social media today, reported Radio Pakistan. The spokesperson said New Zealand authorities have announced Sohail […]

Naeem Rashid the Hero From Abbottabad: New Zealand Terrorist Attack Update

Officials said the main attacker used five guns, including two semi-automatic weapons and two shotguns, during the terrorist attack. PKONWEB Report (New York/Islamabad) — Naeem Rashid from Abbottabad was hailed a hero worldwide after he tried to wrestle the gun from the Christchuch White Supremacist terrorist in New Zealand on Friday. Rashid tried overpowering the […]

IRI’s Nov. Poll Show Strong Approval for New Govt, But Economy Source of Anxiety For Pakistanis

PKONWEB Report (Islamabad) — On the completion of PTI government’s first 100 days, we published an analytic piece headlined ” PTI’s First 100 Days: A- (Some Governance Better Than Misgovernance). On Qualitative analysis, PTI’s performance got “A-”; On Quantitative scale, it was lower; Therefore, the overall score ended up being “B” or “B-“. Another assessment by […]

US-Pakistan Ties Taking a New Turn As Doha Talks With Taliban Progress

PKONWEB Report (New York/Islamabad) — Pakistan’s role in US-Taliban peace dialogues may be paying dividends in terms of US-Pakistan relations which have been under strain. Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Sunday pointed out the change. “Our relations with the US are going to take a new turn. US-Taliban peace dialogues are underway in Doha […]

Supreme Court Forms 7 Benches to Hear Important Cases Sans Adjournments

PKONWEB Report (ISLAMABAD): Chief Justice of Pakistan Asif Saeed Khan Khosa has constituted five benches at the principal seat, Islamabad, while two benches were formed at Lahore and Karachi SC Registries to hear a number of important cases during the next week, starting from Monday. The benches would hear many important cases including acquittal appeals […]

The NY Times Editorial on Kashmir and These Two Videos…

‘Won’t allow BJP to turn Jammu and Kashmir into theater of war for electoral gains’: Mehbooba Mufti PKONWEB Report (New York/Islamabad) — The New York Times editorial published on Thursday–in a first–cautioned the world community of looming threat of nuclear war in South Asia unless warring India and “peace not war” Pakistan address the core […]

Pakistan: These Women’s Day March Posters, Pics Dwarfed the Trolls And Said It All…

PKONWEB Report (Karachi/Lahore/Islamabad) — The Women’s Day (Aurat March 2019) in Pakistan (held on 8th March this year) activists touted (see video below) it was for women’s economic justice, reproductive justice, right to our city, and environmental justice”–and that “we want equality, not revenge!,” said Marvi Samad’s on social media. She followed it up with […]

Pakistan In Next 90 Days Expected to Comply With These FATF Tasks

Finance Minister Asad Umar has written a letter to the president of the FATF asking him to appoint any other member country besides India as co-chair of the Asia-Pacific Joint Group of FATF. PKONWEB Report (Islamabad) — Pakistan in the next ninety days has to demonstrate compliance with 15 major conditions of the Financial Action […]

Despite $3 Billion Russian Nuke Submarine Deal, India Will Remain Vulnerable to Pakistan’s 2nd Strike Capabilities

“Imagine, (India’s) $54 billion defense budget against (Pakistan’s) $10 billion budget,” the Pakistani defense expert said. PKONWEB Report (New York/Islamabad) — India has reportedly signed a $3 billion deal to lease a third Russian nuclear-powered submarine for 10 years, giving Delhi a boost in the Indian Ocean against arch-rivals Pakistan and China, but will it […]

PM Khan Orders Best Medical Treatment to Incarcerated Nawaz Sharif

PKONWEB Report (Islamabad) — Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed the Punjab government to provide the “best medical treatment” to incarcerated former premier Nawaz Sharif. Minister for Information Fawad Chaudhry said in a tweet on Thursday that PM Imran has directed the provincial government to provide the best medical treatment to Nawaz at the hospital […]

Saudi Arabia Assures Pakistan of ‘Complete Support’ in Resolving Tensions With India

PKONWEB Report (Islamabad) — Saudi State Minister for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir on Thursday assured Foreign Minister Qureshi of the Kingdom’s complete and overwhelming support towards solving the issues with India in a peaceful manner. He held meetings with Prime Minister Imran Khan and Mr. Qureshi upon arrival in Islamabad today. In his meet with […]

To Settle Landgrabbing Case, Bahria Town Offers $3.5 Billion, an Amount as Big as Friendly Countries Gave

The apex court is seeking restitution and punitive damages from the real estate tycoon and his renowned company– a practice followed by courts and governments worldwide. IRSHAD SALIM — For every 100 overseas Pakistanis we asked, 35 to 40 of them have their hard earnings invested in Bahria Town housing projects countrywide, either as first-time […]