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October 19, 2017 4:16 AM Pakistan, US find new grounds for intimacy

ISLAMABAD: Relations between Pakistan and the United States were on the precipice not long ago, but on October 11, the fragile ties took a dramatic turn when Pakistan successfully rescued an American-Canadian couple. The swift action by the Pakistani security forces after information was provided by US intelligence drew instant applause from President

October 19, 2017 1:30 AM 'Political stability critical for sustainable economic progress'

PESHAWAR: President Mamnoon Hussain on Wednesday said that political stability was a critical prerequisite for sustainable economic progress, development, prosperity and promotion of quality education especially in the field of science and technology. Mamnoon was addressing the second convocation of the University of Science and Technology in Bannu (USTB)

October 19, 2017 1:30 AM APS attack mastermind killed in US drone hit

| TTP says Usman Mansoor will replace Umar Khalid as JuA’s new chief PESHAWAR - Chief of the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan’s splinter group Jamaat-ul-Ahrar (JuA) and a mastermind of Army Public School Peshawar massacre has been killed in a US drone attack in Afghanistan. Earlier on Tuesday, it was reported that JuA chief Umar Khalid Khorasani had sustained

October 18, 2017 11:22 PM Tillerson Hails Ties With India, but Criticizes China and Pakistan

“The Trump administration is determined to dramatically deepen ways for the United States and India to further this partnership,” he said. What was unusual, though, was that Mr. Tillerson felt the need to emphasize how much more the United States likes India than it does China and, to a lesser extent, Pakistan. “China, while rising alongside India, has done so less responsibly

October 18, 2017 8:32 AM If Pakistan does not want to be pushed to ‘do more’, then its economy should not be so vulnerable

Nothing remains constant in Pakistan, not even perceptions. Such is the sad state of affairs of Pakistan’s geo-politics and economy. It was only a few months ago, in May, that Pakistan had been upgraded to the MSCI Emerging Markets status, opening door to global investors and economic analysts. Since then, however, the situation has changed drastically

October 18, 2017 4:14 AM Pakistan must be careful not to choose sides

Just as 9/11 changed the dynamics in South East Asia, the 2003 invasion of Iraq and then the subsequent Arab Spring wave in 2011 brought about a significant shift in dynamics of the Middle East. Pakistan must thus catch up with this shift and focus on a more structured and firmer policy. No more has this been more apparent in Islamabad’s efforts to mediate 2

October 18, 2017 1:30 AM Pakistan will play in ICC world leagues only if India honours MoU

KARACHI - The Pakistan Cricket Board has agreed to be a part of the World Test and One-day leagues, announced by the ICC, only if the BCCI honours the MoU signed between the two boards in 2014 to play bilateral series. "PCB will only sign on the document for participating in the World Test and ODI leagues if India fulfils its obligations to play bilateral 1

October 18, 2017 12:22 AM ‘Socialism last hope against capitalist exploitation, evil of globalisation’

Socialism is the last hope for those suffering under the yoke of capitalist exploitation and the evil of globalisation. Such was the tenor of the speeches made at the ‘Centennial Year of Russian Revolution: 1917-2017’ seminar held on Tuesday. Organised jointly by the Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (Szabist) and the Tareekh

October 17, 2017 6:44 PM Pakistan won’t go to IMF as economy is stable, thriving: Ahsan Iqbal

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal on Tuesday has said that the government would not go to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in the election year, adding that those portraying a doomsday scenario about the country’s economy were ill-advised and playing in enemy’s hands. “Only a fool will go to the IMF in an election year. We will not do that as Pakistan’s 1

October 17, 2017 4:06 PM Tickets for Pakistan vs Sri Lanka T20I in Lahore go on sale online

KARACHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Tuesday launched the first phase of online ticket sales for the upcoming T20I match between Pakistan vs Sri Lanka in Lahore. Sri Lanka will play the 3rd T20I of three-match series in Lahore on October 29. The match will also mark the first-ever visit by a major Test playing country since the attack on Sri Lanka 1