Monthly Archives: July 2017

Federal Budget 2017-18

Finance Minister , Muhammad Ishaq Dar presented the budget for the upcoming fiscal year 2017-18 with a total outlay of Rs 5.31 trillion. Rs. one trillion historic development budget Friday 26 May, 2017 Following are the salient features of National

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China closes Nathu La pass in Sikkim, denies entry to Kailash Mansarovar pilgrims China has shut down the Nathu La pass in Sikkim and also denied entry to pilgrims visiting the Kailash Mansarovar in Tibet. The move comes after a

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80 dead as terror strikes Parachinar and Quetta Suicide car bomber kills at least 13 in Quetta 23-62017: QUETTA: At least 13 people, including four police officials were killed and nine others injured on Friday as a bomb exploded near

Pakistan crush India ICC Champions Trophy 2017

Pakistan win by 180 runs as it happened Held Kashmir celebrates with Pakistan. Fakhar Zaman’s remarkable hundred and Mohammad Amir’s immense new-ball spell drove Pakistan to a stunning victory over India PLAYER OF THE MATCH : Fakhar Zaman  |  PLAYER OF

Will Iraq’s Shia militias give Iran a ‘road to the sea’?

By Seth J. Frantzman On May 29, the Hashd al-Shaabi, or Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), a group of Shia militias that are part of the Iraqi government’s security forces, reached the Iraq-Syria border. Straddling this strategic corridor in northern Iraq,

An open-ended Afghan war can serve ‘America first’

US President Donald Trump’s reported decision to delegate the Afghan war to Defense Secretary James Mattis reflects smart thinking. The POTUS doesn’t have a military mind unlike his predecessor Barack Obama. The decision to delegate the war to the Pentagon

A tumultuous power struggle erupts in Kabul

What on earth has brought the United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres to Afghanistan? The most obvious explanation could be that he is obliged to pay a visit to Afghanistan after assuming office in New York. From initial accounts, Guterres

For peace in Afghanistan, talk to Pakistan

By Stephen J. Hadley & Moeed Yusuf The Trump administration’s Afghanistan policy review provides an opportunity to confront a central truth: No strategy, even with more troops, will succeed without reducing Pakistan’s support for the Afghan Taliban and the affiliated

The new normal Sending troops to Afghanistan and forgetting they exist

By Daniel R. DePetris The handwriting is on the wall: Whether it’s a strategically sound policy or not, it’s likely the Trump administration will authorize the Pentagon to deploy an additional three thousand to five thousand U.S. troops to Afghanistan

What do Bosnians think of Pakistanis?

Abu Ahmed, lives in Bosnia and Herzegovina Pakistan! Pakistani people! What to say, I really don’t know, since everything I write would be understatement how much we appreciate help from Pakistan, when we needed it most… I won’t go too deep