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Engaging with new America BY Sherry Rehman

Donald Trump’s spectacular re-drawing of the electoral map of America on 11/9 has spawned more questions than answers for American global leadership in an increasingly uncertain world. Given the sharp angles of the Republican campaign, for American Muslims, blacks, women and minorities it has given rise to serial anxiety, and potentially redefined the social and cultural values that gave the United States an unrivalled edge in the projection of its soft power. A blessing in disguise for Pakistan? The land promising liberty, freedom, opportunity and equality as a beacon afterRead More


Remembrance day service held at Australia high commission

ISLAMABAD, NOV 11 (DNA) -The Australian High Commission on Friday hosted the annual Remembrance Day service, observed by Commonwealth Countries since the end of World War One, to remember the members of their armed forces who have died in the line of duty.   High Commissioners, Ambassadors, senior military representatives, representatives from the international community and serving and former members of the armed forces from Commonwealth countries attended the event.   Australian High Commissioner to Pakistan, Margaret Adamson said Remembrance Day was not to glorify war, but to honour theRead More


Justice Saeed-uz-Zaman takes oath as Sindh governor in Karachi

Justice Saeed-uz-Zaman takes oath as Sindh governor in Karachi

KARACHI, NOV 11, (DNA) : Former Chief Justice Saeed-uz-Zaman Siddiqui was sworn in as the 31st governor of Sindh on Friday, as the outgoing one, Dr Ishratul Ibad Khan, spent a busy last day on farewell meetings with dignitaries and senior government officials. Chief Justice of the Sindh High Court Syed Sajjad Ali Shah administered the oath of governor to Justice Siddiqui at a ceremony held at Governor House. The new governor was sworn in days after the federal government decided to end the 14-year tenure of former Sindh governorRead More


Watch out super Moon next Monday, brightest in 68 years

Watch out super Moon next Monday, brightest in 68 years

PARIS,NOV 11, (DNA):  An unusually large and bright Moon will adorn the night sky next Monday — the closest “supermoon” to Earth in 68 years and a chance for dramatic photos and spectacular surf. Weather permitting, the phenomenon should appear at its most impressive at 1352 GMT, when it will be at its fullest just as night falls over Asia, astronomers said. Provided there are no clouds and not too much light pollution, people should be able to see Earth´s satellite loom unusually large over the horizon shortly after sunset,Read More


Indian HC summoned lodge protest over artillery shelling

Indian HC summoned to lodge protest over artillery shelling

ISLAMABAD,NOV 11, (DNA) :  The Foreign Office on Thursday raised the level of protest with India over shelling of areas across the Line of Control (LoC) by summoning High Commissioner Gautam Bambawale after Indian troops used artillery for the first time since the ceasefire agreement was signed by the two countries in 2003. “The foreign secretary deplored the use of artillery by the Indian occupation forces in Shahkot and Jura sectors on the LoC on 9 November 2016 and highlighted that such weaponry had been used after 13 years,” theRead More


In 2nd day of anti-Trump protests, civil rights a top concern

In 2nd day of anti-Trump protests, civil rights a top concern

Washington, NOV  11, (DNA) :  Demonstrators took to the streets across the country for a second day on Thursday to protest Donald Trump’s presidential election victory, voicing fears that the real estate mogul’s political triumph would deal a blow to civil rights. On the East Coast, there were protests in Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York, while on the West Coast protesters converged on Los Angeles, San Francisco and Oakland, California. And in Denver, several thousand people rallied in one of the largest of Thursday’s events. Thursday’s gatherings were generallyRead More