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Seminar: ‘Economy, social development suffer due to corruption’

The Express Tribune > Pakistan Seminar: ‘Economy, social development suffer due to corruption’ By APP Published: November 30, 2016 NAB chief delivers a lecture. PHOTO: APP ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Qamar Zaman Chaudhry said on Tuesday that organisations like NAB and other anti-corruption agencies have an equally formidable task in the shape of corruption …

Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa and Gen Zubair Mahmood Hayat as the chief of army staff and the chairman .

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minis­ter Nawaz Sharif on Saturday named the new military command, appointing Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa and Gen Zubair Mahmood Hayat as the chief of army staff and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC), respectively, in the hope of stabilising the fragile civil-military balance. The appointments were set in motion …

Grief and joy erupts at Fidel Castro´s death

Grief and joy erupts at Fidel Castro´s death AAFP November 27, 2016 World HAVANA: Mourning descended on Havana and celebrations erupted in Miami on Saturday after the death of Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro, whose iron-fisted rule defied the United States for half a century.One of the world´s longest-serving rulers and among modern history´s most …

Water belonging to India cannot go to Pakistan,’ says Modi

‘Water belonging to India cannot go to Pakistan,’ says Modi Dawn.com — Updated about 3 hours ago  Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that water which ‘belongs’ to India cannot be allowed to flow into Pakistan, Indian Express reported. “The fields of our farmers must have adequate water. Water that belongs to India cannot …

Access to water is a fundamental right that must be protected at all times.

Pakistan Permanent Representative Dr. Maleeha Lodhi said that access to water is a fundamental right that must be protected at all times. Speaking in the UN Security Council debate on water, peace and security, Pakistan Permanent Representative Dr. Maleeha Lodhi said that access to water is a fundamental right that must be protected at all …

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 …

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 …

Michigan Muslims face reality of Trump victory: ‘I pray for our community’

Michigan Muslims face reality of Trump victory: ‘I pray for our community’ In Dearborn, Michigan, where a third of residents are of Arab descent, residents voice alarm at the election’s results – but say they are ‘not giving up the fight’Joumana Ahmed: ‘I’m moving to Canada.’ Photograph: Ryan Felton for the Guardian ,For the city …

Maximum participation in CPEC projects

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Minister for Planning and development Ahsan Iqbal said that private sector was the driver of economic growth and government wanted its maximum participation in CPEC projects to realise full benefits of this flagship project. While talking to a delegation of Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry that called on him led by …

Sharif’s politics at hazard

Sharif’s politics at hazard Mazhar Abbas November 07, 2016 Pakistan The prime minister his legal and political teams are confident to overcome the crisis but, the top PML-N hierarchy as well as Sharif’s family are also holding serious deliberations on every aspect of the present crisis and also working on a possible alternate plan.The Sharif …