presenter blasted for calling marriage a cure for women with mental
Aftab Iqbal said that a woman who was acting like she was experiencing
“hysteria” was in fact suffering from not being married and for having a
Netanyahu wins fifth term as rival concedes Benjamin Netanyahu has
already begun to broker deals with religious and far-right parties.
PM, army chief
discuss security matters Prime Minister Imran Khan and Chief of
the Army Staff Gen Qamar Bajwa on Thursday held security consultations.
Damning report of
public money waste on Peshawar BRT “Havoc has been played with
the public money through faulty planning & designing, negligence in
execution of work, and poor management of the project,” a 27-page official
report on the multi-billion rupees Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) in Peshawar said.
Over 540 million
Facebook user records leaked by third parties In what has become a
depressingly common refrain for the social network behemoth, Facebook user
data has once again been left exposed to the public.
PM Khan declares
political parties PML N and PPP corrupt. Prime Minister Imran Khan on
Saturday, while addressing a rally in Khan Garh, Ghotki, said the government
will not let PML-N and PPP leaders off the (accountability) hook "until they
give the country's money back".
chops off wife's hair for 'not covering her head' at wedding A
man in Peshawar's Mathra area allegedly cut off his wife's hair and
subjected her to physical torture after accusing her of not covering her
head during a wedding ceremony, police said on Friday.
claim of major oil, gas discovery The Petroleum Division
authorities are clueless as to why Prime Minister Imran Khan time and gain
announces that Pakistan is going to discover the biggest oil and gas
reserves in the country’s deep sea, as drilling up to the required depth of
5,500 meters will complete by the end of April.
former policeman in killing of male model Pakistan has charged a
former police officer in last year's high-profile killing of a 27-year-old
aspiring male model whose death triggered nationwide protests by members of
foreign secretary level talks with Pakistan
The Nepal-Pakistan Bilateral Consultative Mechanism meeting scheduled for
March 25 and 26 in Islamabad-slated to be led by the foreign secretaries of
Nepal and Pakistan-has been postponed until further notice, at least two
senior officials at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs told the Post.
Australia beat Pakistan
again by 8 wickets, leading 2-0
Australia thrashed Pakistan again and
by the same margin of eight wickets to take a 2-0 lead with three matches
remaining in the five-match One-day International series here at the Sharjah
Cricket Stadium on Sunday night.
Pakistan to start
fencing border with Iran next week Lieutenant General Asim Saleem
Bajwa Commander of the Southern Command recently made the remarks during an
international seminar in south western Pakistani city of Quetta.
IRI poll shows
strong approval rating for PTI govt A new nationwide poll of
Pakistanis by the International Republican Institute’s (IRI) Centre for
Insights in Survey Research reveals strong approval rating for the new
government and confidence in the July 2018 elections.
Masood Azhar not to
be arrested or detained. Government has decided not to
arrest or detain Maulana Masood Azhar, Amir of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM)
without any valid evidence for his alleged involvement in the Pulwama
attack, reports daily The News.
assets of Jaish-e-Mohammed founder Masood Azhar France has
decided to freeze the assets of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) founder and leader
Masood Azhar, the French government said on Friday.
says will seek police FIR against Aurat March
Women in large numbers, as well as men, had participated in last week's
Aurat March held across the country to mark International Women’s Day.
Iran's Rouhani urges Pakistan
not to jeopardize relations with neighbours.
Hassan Rouhani on Saturday called for "decisive" action by Pakistan against
a militant group behind a deadly suicide attack in a border area, and said
inaction by Islamabad could jeopardize relations between the neighbors.
Imran Khan Hints at
Strategic Arms Reduction. In his speech announcing Abhinandan's release,
Khan referred to the catastrophic consequences of nuclear war as he called
for talks with New Delhi.
Pakistan to lodge
U.N. complaint against India for 'eco-terrorism' forest bombing Indian
warplanes on Tuesday bombed a hilly forest area near the northern Pakistani
town of Balakot, about 40 km (25 miles) from India's border in the Himalayan
region of Kashmir.
Build relations with Israel to counter India: Musharraf
During a press conference here Friday, Musharraf hinted at making relations
with Israel to counter India. This leaves an impression that military is not
in mood to work for peace with India even in distant future.
servicemen held for espionage: DG ISPR.
The chief spokesperson of
Pakistan’s armed force revealed on Friday that two senior servicemen had
been arrested and facing investigations for espionage charges.
A Pakistani stoned to death in India. Indian prisoners stoned to death a
Pakistani inmate in a jail Wednesday amid mounting tensions over a suicide
bombing that Delhi has blamed on its arch-rival neighbour, an official said.
Saudi Crown Prince Salman's Indian visit agenda. The Saudi Cabinet has
authorized Salman to sign an agreement to
establish the Saudi-Indian Supreme Coordination Council during his trip – a
that will give fillip to the strategic partnership.
Saudi Arabia reduces visit visa fees for Pakistanis. Indian nationals
favoured by Saudia as Pakistanis still have to pay SR 355 as compared to SR
305 for neighbouring Indians.
Yemen-based entity put on list of banned organizations Pakistan
has banned a Yemen based Welfare Trust ahead of Saudi Crown Prince visit
later this week. The first addition in the list of proscribed organisations
made by the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) government.
CTD man talked on phone before my family’s murder’
The witness categorically
rejected police’s version that someone from inside the unfortunate car or
from a motorcycle fired at the CTD personnel first.
55 workers of religious parties arrested in Pakistan
Rawalpindi police in a
division-wide crackdown, which was launched on Tuesday night and continued
till Wednesday morning, arrested 55 workers of several religious parties,
including the Tehreek-i-Labaik Pakistan (TLP).
Senators question legal status of black list. Senators on Monday
raised questions over the legal status of the ‘black list’ used to bar
individuals from travelling abroad.
Safety body blames PIA, CAA for 2016 air crash The Safety Investigation
Board (SIB) tasked with a probe into the 2016 crash of a domestic flight
that killed all the 47 people on board, including singer-turned-evangelist
Junaid Jamshed, has found a ‘lapse’ on the part of the Pakistan
International Airlines (PIA).
Rs2.24tr in five months. Total debts of the government
rose to Rs26.452tr during 5MFY19 an increase of Rs2.24tr or 9.25 per cent
over the period.
Crisis in tribal
districts. A very real constitutional crisis has erupted in the
settled tribal districts of KP, the region known as Fata until the 25th
Amendment to the Constitution.
Pakistan gets more aid, this time from EU.
The Development Through
Enhanced Education Programme (DEEP) is a five-year programme aiming at
contributing to the universal access to quality education.
Pakistan to host
disgraced Saudi Crown Prince. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman and
UAE's Crown Prince Mohammad bin Zayed bin Sultan al Nahyan will visit
Pakistan in early 2019, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry announced on
US praises Pakistan
for promoting Afghan talks The US has said that it welcomes
Pakistan's efforts to promote peace talks between the Afghan government and
the Taliban, a media report said on Monday.
Sajjan Kumar: Milestone
conviction over 1984 Sikh killings
Sajjan Kumar, who was an MP at the time, was found guilty of inciting crowds
to kill Sikhs.
disputed prime minister resigns to end impasse
Sri Lanka's disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has resigned, saying
he wants to end a political impasse over his appointment.
Modi suffers biggest state
election loss The
ruling Bharatiya Janata Party was set to lose power in three key of states
Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday, dealing Prime
Minister Narendra Modi his biggest defeat since he took office in 2014
US downgrades Pakistan in religious freedom rankings The
Trump administration has placed Pakistan on its list of worst offenders for
nations that infringe on religious freedom.
Lawmakers: Trump Could be Impeached Top Democratic lawmakers have
raised the prospect that Donald Trump may be guilty of criminal offences
that could result in his impeachment.
China summons US ambassador over Huawei arrest The arrest
of Meng Wanzhou, who faces US fraud charges related to sanctions-breaking
dealings with Iran, has infuriated Beijing, threatening to disrupt a trade
war truce between China and the United States.
Brexit Deal Finalized
European Council President Donald Tusk has recommended that the EU approve
the Brexit deal at a summit on Sunday.
attack on banks in Pakistan
A total of 19,864 cards were compromised from 22 Pakistani banks, it said.
Russia to host talks with
Afghan leaders, Taliban delegation Russia said on Saturday that Afghan
President Ashraf Ghani had agreed to send a group of senior politicians to
peace talks in Moscow, at which a delegation representing the Taliban would
The poll is seen as a crucial test for next year's presidential election and
an important milestone ahead of a UN meeting in Geneva in November where
Afghanistan is under pressure to show progress on "democratic processes".
BTS Makes History.
South Korean seven-member boy band, which topped the US charts this year, is
among the magazine’s list of ‘Next Generation Leaders’ as it continues its
turnover to triple by 2025 The volume of trade between Russia and India has been growing and exceeded
$10 billion last year.
Ranbir and Neetu did not attend Krishna Raj Kapoor's funeral. Here's why?
Her funeral was held on Monday evening and some of the biggest names
from Bollywood were seen in attendance, including Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir
Khan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Kajol and Rani Mukerji.
Pakistan visit not political: Navjot
Sidhu Under fire for the Pakistan visit, Navjot Singh
Sidhu asserted it was a personal invite from Imran Khan.
explained that he was unable to attend Vajpayee’s funeral as the news
reached him late.
Assam register: Four million risk
losing India citizenship
India has published a list which effectively strips about four million
people in the north-eastern state of Assam of their citizenship.
A new start or rerun in Korean Peninsula
The highly choreographed meeting was performed by the two lead actors
almost exactly as scripted.
But many impromptu moments of congeniality, which drew laughs from the
audience as well as from the actors themselves, highlighted the two
sides’ eagerness to make the summit a success.
Koreas Talk Peace
The recent summit held between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and
North Korean Chairman Kim Jong Un appears to have done all.
Pakistan afraid of happy women?
While the stoically suffering woman is embraced, the happy woman can’t
even get a foot in the door.
A Worrying New World Order
The EU has been slow to act in the Caucasus, and too wary of upsetting
Russia, concedes one deeply Atlanticist minister. But the sad reality is
that, in Georgia, “the Americans have been struggling to know what to
do.” It is a revealing comment
US approaches Moscow
The summit would aim at resolving longstanding differences between the
U.S. and Russia on issues including Syria, Ukraine, and nuclear arms
Results Shock US and Iran.
Result is blow to US, but Iran will also lose out after Iraq’s protest
against rule by proxy
North Korea to publicly close nuclear test site
The news follows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s historic meeting with
South Korean President Moon Jae-in earlier this month.
by Mohsin Hamid has made it to a number of international literary
awards, but this time the book has bagged an award!
Western Allies Urged
Investment in Wahabi Mosques, Saudi Arabia Saudi Crown Prince
Mohammed Bin Salman told Washington Post that spread of Wahabism in
overseas countries was done at request from Western Countries.
Facebook Violated Laws Protecting
User Privacy, South Korea.
The Korea Communication Commission (KCC) slapped Facebook with a 396
million won ($370,000) fine for violating a law against damaging the
interests of users.
the most dangerous country.
Analysts believe Turkey as the most dangerous in the Middle East region.
Because Erdogan is a wild card who shifts his allegiances every five
minutes and has so much to prove. Many have equally applied the same
argument toward Israel.
China Courting Myanmar. Today, the U.S. seems to be in retreat
from Southeast Asia under the Trump administration.
Muslim Brotherhood Leader Life Sentence Upheld
Badie, 74, was convicted for his role in violence that broke out in the
Suez Canal city of Ismailia days after the army, led by then General
Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, toppled President Mohamed Mursi.
Donald Trump may not be able to scrap Nuclear Deal with Iran, why?
It is in Americas interest that
the deal moves on, advisor to the US President put a hold on the
Current Affairs Digest to read special report on thorny
issues White House is facing today.
Anti Israel views may deprive Hurricane Harvey Victims of State Support
in a Houston suburb will not receive funds donated for Hurricane Harvey
relief efforts if they support boycotting Israel, according to a funding
application form issued in the wake of the devastating storm.
visit to Russia Saudi King reaches
out to Putin to help increase oil prices.
US to Drop
Pakistan as Ally - sanctions in the offing? US State department is
contemplating over dropping Pakistan's name from non-NATO ally to put more
pressure on the country. Having supported successive dictators in Pakistan,
there is a realization in the US administration that the time now is to back
Imran Khan Strongly Criticizes Musharraf
Imran Khan has urged Pakistan
never to fight others wars for the lure of dollars.