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Book Review: Rise of China and the Asian Century

Rise of China and the Asian Century by Ambassador (R) Syed Hasan Javed NUST, Islamabad, Pakistan, 200 pages, ISBN: 978-969-8535-36-0 Reviewed by Dr Shahida Wizarat, Dean CESD, Director Research, Chief Editor PBR and HOD Economics, IOBM. The “Rise of China and the Asian Century” by Ambassador (R) Hasan Javed is about the realization of the Chinese dream and the ascendancy of this once poor country into a global power. The book is not only very informative but has been written in such a way that it is difficult to setRead More

Analysis: Imran Khan’s U-turn or a new game plan!!

Analysis: Imran Khan’s U-turn or a new game plan!!

By Ansar Mahmood Bhatti PTI chairman Imran Khan has announced to observe Nov 02 as Youm-e-Tashakur for what he termed victory of their stand in the Supreme Court on the issue of Panama leaks. While faces of other party leaders lacked badly traditionally glow that they used to wear when their leader delivered his speeches, Imran Khan gave another call to his workers to flock to Islamabad’s Democracy Park, commonly known as the parade ground. For many Imran Khan’s decision came as a sheer surprise as they had already girdedRead More

Air Chief attends opening ceremony of Zhuhai Air Show

 ISLAMABAD, NOVEMBER 01 (DNA): Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force on Tuesday attended the opening ceremony of Zhuhai Air Show-2016.  A large number of delegations from different countries including Air Chiefs of a number of Air Forces were also present at the occasion. JF-17 aircraft of Pakistan Air Force has been put up for static as well as aerial display in the Air Show, a statement said. The Air Chief witnessed the aerial and static display of JF-17 Thunder. He also witnessed theRead More

Today Pakistan has won, Nisar says

Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar while addressing a press conference on Tuesday in Islamabad referring to the events of the past few hours said, “There are no winners or losers today.” Nisar’s statement comes as the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), pivoting from protest to peaceful celebration, said its planned Nov 2 ‘lockdown’ would instead be marked as a day of thanksgiving. The party’s turnaround came as the Supreme Court, hearing the Panamagate case, asked the government and opposition to submit their Terms of Reference on the formation of a judicial commission toRead More

Pakistan’s protest over ceasefire violations 


The Director General (SA & SAARC), Dr. Mohammad Faisal, summoned the Indian Deputy High Commissioner, Mr. J.P. Singh,  and strongly condemned the unprovoked ceasefire violations on 31 October 2016, by the Indian Forces on the LoC in Nikial and Jandrot sectors, resulting in shahadat of 6 civilians, including a woman and injuries to eight civilians, including 2 women. The Director General urged the Indian side to respect the 2003 Ceasefire Understanding; investigate the continued incidents of ceasefire violations; instruct the Indian forces to respect the ceasefire, in letter and spirit,Read More

First trade activity under CPEC kicks off

GILGIT: Pakistan and China kicked off first trade activities under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project (CPEC) on Monday as over a hundred Chinese containers arrived at the Sust port after clearance from customs and an inaugural ceremony was held at the port a day earlier. Sust is a village in Hunza. It’s the last town in Pakistan on the Karakoram highway before the Chinese border. The containers left for Gwadar after custom clearance. The ceremony was attended by Chinese officials as well as Gilgit-Baltistan Chief Minister Hafeezur Rehman and theRead More