Pakistan's long-festering water crisis is threatening to upend its politics

SCOTT MOORE: Beneath the headlines, a massive water crisis is unfolding in Pakistan that has profound implications for the country’s stability and security. Rapid urbanization and conflict combined with corruption, crime and years of mismanagement have left a massive proportion of the population without access to clean water. And now, this long-festering crisis threatens to […]

Iran Invited to Invest in Pakistan’s Sindh Province

Pakistan’s southeastern Sindh Province boasts vast investment opportunities, particularly in energy, infrastructure development, education, health, agriculture and in various other sectors. This was stated by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah while addressing the Iran-Pakistan Business Forum on Tuesday, local media outlets reported. The program was attended by a large number of Iranian businessmen […]

Supreme Cort of Pakistan hears illegal constructions in Murree case

The Supreme Court on Wednesday while hearing the case regarding illegal constructions of housing societies in Murree hills said buildings violating the law and regulations would be demolished under the supervision of the apex court. A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar and comprising Justice Umar Ata Bandial […]

Pakistan's international ban lifted by FIFA

Pakistan’s ban from international soccer has been lifted by FIFA following the end of “undue third-party interference” in the country’s football federation (PFF), the world governing body said on Wednesday. The ban, in force since October, had barred Pakistan’s teams, including the senior national side, from playing in international competition while the PFF was denied […]

NAB Probes $130 Million 'Corruption' in Karachi-Lahore Motorway Project

Pakistan’s top corruption watchdog the National Accoun­tability Bureau (NAB) has decided to probe into US$130 million (Rs14 billion) losses caused to the national exchequer for allegedly illegally awarding contract for Karachi-Lahore Motorway Section-111-Abdul Hakeem (230 Km) to state-owned China Railway 20 Bureau Group Corporation for US$1.345 billion (PKR148 billion). The board approved the inquiry against […]

Iran Invites Pakistan to Participate in its Chahbahar Port and Connectivity Project

Iranian Foreign Minister Dr Javad Zarif on Monday invited Pakistan to participate in Chahbahar seaport project and development of its link with Gwadar Port as he sought to allay concerns over Indian involvement in the Iranian port. “We offered to participate in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). We have also offered Pakistan and China to […]

Leading Pakistani Designers to Participate in Scotland Pakistan Fashion Week

The first ever major Scotland and Pakistan fashion event is to take place in Glasgow on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 March. Alongside leading, big-name designers from Pakistan including Deepak Pervani, Umar Sayeed, Mahma Saleem, Shazia Kiyani, Emraan Rajput and Maazjee, the Scotland Pakistan Fashion Week aims to showcase up-and-coming Scottish designers. The inaugural event […]

Karachi Becomes Latest Destination for International Cricket’s Return to Pakistan

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has continued its efforts to return top-level cricket to the country by announcing that Karachi will host a Twenty20 series against the West Indies, along with the final of the ongoing Pakistan Super League (PSL) T20 competition. The announcement marks the return of international cricket to Karachi for the first […]

Pakistan Capital Investment Summit and Expo 2018 Being Held in Islamabad

Pakistan’s largest saving and investment show “Capital Investment Summit & Expo 2018” is to being held at the Pak-China Friendship Center Islamabad from March 13-15. The 3-day event is a forum for government and business leaders to discuss current key investment challenges, as well as suggest a roadmap to achieve potential economic growth. The gathering […]

MoU Seeks Pakistani Joint Ventures With Qatari Partners

Pakistan Business Forum Doha (PBFD) and Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce & Industry have entered into a long-term partnership aimed at promoting mutual cooperation and bilateral trade, investment and industry between Pakistan and Qatar. The move comes as post-blockade, there have become opportunities for Pakistani businesses to enhance their exports to Qatar as Qatari businesses seek […]

Tribute to Pakistani Icon: London Artist Paints Edhi’s Mural at Trafalgar Square

Edhi was a Pakistani philanthropist and social worker who established the largest private ambulance system all across Pakistan as well as Edhi homes for the abandoned children, orphanages, and shelter homes for the elderly. He died in July 2016.

Pakistan Navy Successfully Test Fires Land Based Anti-Ship Missile

The Pakistan Navy has successfully test-fired land based anti-ship missile as part of a training exercise from the coastal region. The test was conducted five days after the Navy and Pakistan Air Force jointly conducted long range anti-ship cruise missile firings in North Arabian Sea.