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Zalmay urges national elections in Pakistan

DNA ISLAMABAD: Former US Representative on Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad has expressed concern on latest developments in Pakistan. In his Tweet he said Pakistan faces a triple crisis: political, economic, and security. Despite great potential, it is underperforming and falling far behind its archrival, India. It is time for serious soul-searching, bold thinking, and strategizing. Here are my thoughts: He added the sequential cannibalizing of its leaders through jailing, execution, assassination, etc. is the wrong path. Arresting Imran Khan will only deepen the crisis. I urge 2 steps: 1. Set aRead More

Protests erupt in major cities

DNA LAHORE: Amid fears of possible arrest of former prime minister Imran Khan, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) supporters poured onto streets in major cities to stage protests on Tuesday night. In Karachi, the PTI workers staged protests in several areas including Orangi Town, Hussain Square, Sohrab Goth and Shaheen Complex. Due to the protests, the main roads of the Sindh’s capital were closed for traffic. In the Tarnol area of the federal capital, the PTI workers closed GT Road due to which the police officers were being summoned. The police madeRead More

Hours-long Zaman Park clash, protests across cities continue with police no closer to arresting Imran

Plea against Imran’s arrest warrants in Toshakhana case to be heard tomorrow; PTI chief tells supporters to “come out”, says “mentally prepared” for arrest. Protests broke out in major cities on Tuesday at the call of PTI Chairman Imran Khan as police and party workers continued to clash outside his Zaman Park residence in Lahore. Intermittent tear gas shelling is ongoing at Zaman Park as police — which was previously camped out at a security barrier outside the neighbourhood — has been forced to retreat towards Mall Road. PTI workers,Read More

Japan, S. Korea summit must overcome history to renew ties

TOKYO: South Korean and Japanese leaders will meet in Tokyo this week, hoping to resume regular visits after a gap of over a decade and overcome resentments that date back more than 100 years. The two major Asian economies and United States allies face increasing need to cooperate on challenges posed by China and North Korea, but previous rounds of diplomacy have foundered on unresolved issues from Japan’s 35-year occupation of the Korean Peninsula. Seoul has offered Tokyo concessions on South Korean court orders for compensation over wartime forced labor,Read More

Army ‘not available’ for election duty due to security situation, ECP told

ISLAMABAD, MAR 14: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) was informed on Tuesday that the Pakistan Army will not be available for poll-related duties due to the prevalent security situation within the country and on the borders. Over the past few months, the law and order situation in the country has worsened, with terrorist groups executing attacks with near impunity across the country. Since the talks with the banned militant group Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan broke down in November, the militant group has intensified its attacks, particularly targeting the police in KhyberRead More

Efficient use of fertilizers is essential for climate and food security, Chairman PARC

U.S. Government looks forward to partnering with PARC in “Fertilizer Right” Initiative, U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan DNA Islamabad – March 14, 2023:In a collaborative effort to address climate, environmental, and economic challenges, the United States Ambassador to Pakistan, Donald Blome, and the Chairman of the Pakistan Agricultural Research Council, Dr. Ghulam Muhammad Ali, announced launching of “Fertilizer Right” project in Pakistan. This innovative four years project, costing $4.5 million, aims to help Pakistani farmers to enhance fertilizer use efficiency through innovative practices. As part of the U.S.-Pakistan “Green Alliance” framework,Read More