Monthly archives: November, 2016

With Trump victory, blunt US general gets second chance

With Trump victory, blunt US general gets second chance By Reuters  Published: November 18, 2016 Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump (L) speaks along side retired US Army Lieutenant General Michael Flynn during a campaign town hall meeting in Virginia Beach, Virginia, US, September 6, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS WASHINGTON: On his way to the polls on election …

India’s Parrikar’s ‘no first use’ of nuclear weapons statement amounts to nothing: FO

India’s Parrikar’s ‘no first use’ of nuclear weapons statement amounts to nothing: FO Dawn.com | Sohail Iqbal Bhatti — Updated about an hour ago FO Spokesman Nafees Zakaria said, “Pakistan believes the ambiguous ‘no first use’ declaration is not verifiable and amounts to nothing. It can’t be a substitute for verifiable arms control and restraint measures …

“pushed” Indian submarine Pakistan navy, clear of its waters

“pushed” Indian submarine Pakistan navy, clear of its waters By Reuters Published: 11:58 GMT, 18 November 2016 | Updated: 11:58 GMT, 18 November 2016 KARACHI, Nov 18 (Reuters) – The Pakistani navy detected an Indian submarine off the Pakistani coast and prevented it from entering its waters, it said in a statement on Friday, prompting …

Pak summons Indian high commissioner, protests alleged use of artillery

Pak summons Indian high commissioner, protests alleged use of artillery PTI, Islamabad :File photo of Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan, Gautam Bambawale. He was summoned by the Pakistan Foreign Office on Nov. 10, 2016, to protest ‘unprovoked ceasefire violations on the LOC and Working Boundary’. (AFP) Pakistan on Thursday summoned Indian high commissioner Gautam Bambawale to …

Electoral system flaws: PTI loses court battle against Khawaja Asif

Electoral system flaws: PTI loses court battle against Khawaja Asif By Irfan Ghauri Published: November 11, 2016 ISLAMABAD: The detailed judgment is likely to be released in a few days, after which it will become clear if the petitions were dismissed merely on technical grounds or on merit.In the short order, the apex court judges …

MQM claims it rejected compensation offer

Case of missing workers: MQM claims it rejected compensation offer The MQM claims that 131 of its workers have been missing for years and the party and their families have not heard anything about them. PHOTO: PPI KARACHI: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) – Pakistan rejected on Thursday what it claimed to be an offer by …

World Bank projects economy will grow at 5%, miss govt target

 The Express Tribune : Business  ‘Pakistan Development Update’: World Bank projects economy will grow at 5%, miss govt target By Salman SiddiquiPublished: November 11, 2016 KARACHI: The Washington-based lender added that the country’s economy could see a growth of 5.4% in FY18 on the back of continued mushroom growth in the services sector, recovery of agriculture …

Obama-Trump meeting ‘less embarrassed : White House

Obama-Trump meeting ‘less embarrassed than some might have expected: White House Reuters — Updated about 6 hours ago “President Obama came away from the meeting with renewed confidence in the commitment of the president-elect to engage in an effective, smooth transition,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest told a news briefing. Trump and Obama did not resolve …