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Politics of alliances by Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

The political weather of Pakistan starts to heat up as Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) have girded upon their loins against the incumbent government. But this time their strategy appears to be different. They do not want to dislodge the government rather they are looking for some arrangement for an in-house change. Although both PTI and PAT will launch their movements separately, yet are expected to join hands at the end of the day as they did during their previous dharna. The previous attempt proved barren asRead More

Interior ministry extends Rangers’ policing powers in Karachi Division for 90 days

ISLAMABAD: After much deliberation and exchange of conflicting remarks between the federal and Sindh government, the interior ministry approved a 90-day extension in the special policing powers of Sindh Rangers in Karachi Division — with effect from July 20, 2016. A notification in this regard was issued on Wednesday, a copy of which is available with, in which the ministry announced approval for the summary sent to the federal government by Sindh government on August 1 regarding the extension in Ranger’s special policing powers.

Economic Deprivation and Its Impact on Extremism in South Punjab

By Mustansar Klasara An economically deprived region of the contemporary world will never improve or flourish without receiving an equitable attention of the government. Unfortunately, this holds true in the case of south Punjab region in Pakistan where economic deprivation is at its peak and is the main cause of extremism in the region. It is unfortunate that focus of attention of successive Governments has remained to upper Punjab; a perception that the government has always denied. Poverty ratio in this region is more than rest of the Punjab which possiblyRead More

Pakistan-Romania expanding bilateral defence cooperation, says envoy 

Pakistan-Romania expanding bilateral defence cooperation,

ISLAMABAD, 03 AUG, (DNA) – Pakistan-Romanian relationship has many aspects that have evolved since the establishment of diplomatic relations in 1964. Both countries developed strong economic, trade and cultural relations rooted in decades old history, and presently, both countries are looking to expand economic cooperation, as well as to enhance their import and export ties. Pakistan and Romania have now also agreed to expand their bilateral defence cooperation, and currently, both the countries have different agreements in defence production and relevant areas. This was stated by Emilian Ion, Ambassador ExtraordinaryRead More

Pak, Turkmenistan entering into an era of unparalleled cooperation: Ayaz

Chairperson of Majlis of Turkmanistan with Speaker NA

ISLAMABAD, 03 AUG (DNA) – Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq has said that Pakistan is set to open a new chapter in vibrantPak-Turkmenistan inter-Parliamentary relations. He was speaking to the Chairperson Turkmenistan’s Parliamentary delegation led by his counterpart Mrs. Akja Tajiyewna Nurberdiyeva. He outlined that Pakistan is proud of its brotherly relations with Turkmenistan and added that shared strategic calculations and mutuality of interests have brought the two nations ever closer. The Speaker termed Turkmenistan as “Pakistan’s partners” in its endeavors for the regional peace and prosperity. He saidRead More

SAHR reminds SAARC ministers human rights tasks


LAHORE, 03 AUG (DNA) -: South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR), a regional network of human rights defenders, draws the attention of the Home Ministers of the SAARC countries gathered in Islamabad, Pakistan, to serious issues that threaten the promotion of human rights, democracy and peace in the region. Human rights defenders across South Asia continue to be harmed through acts of enforced disappearances, physical attacks and threats, arbitrary arrest and detention, judicial harassment and intimidation and even killings in an effort to silence their voices and discredit their work.Read More