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“US Country Report: A True Reflection, or…”

Qamar Bashir

By Qamar Bashir Pakistan’s Foreign Affairs promptly rejected the US Department of State’s 120-page “2023 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices: Pakistan” without acknowledging its comprehensive compilation process where the source of almost all necessary data rests in Pakistan. The compilation involves gathering data from embassy and consulate reports, local NGOs, media coverage, government agencies, international organizations, academic institutions, testimonies, diplomatic channels, official government reports, and open-source intelligence. The report aims to provide a thorough and accurate assessment of human rights conditions in Pakistan indicating a failure to address shortcomings.Read More


Pakistan Hockey Federation still in a shambles

Pakistan Hockey Federation still in a shambles

In a significant move, Rana Mashood has delegated the critical task of team selection for the upcoming Azlan Shah hockey tournament to chief coach Roelant Oltmans. This decision aims to streamline the process and ensure the squad’s competitiveness, commencing from May Ansar M Bhatti ISLAMABAD: Recent efforts aimed at reconciling the divergent factions within the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) have yet to yield resolution on key issues. Spearheaded by the Prime Minister Youth Program chief, Rana Mashood, a gathering was convened on April 25, inviting representatives from both factions. TariqRead More


UNODC, Pakistan join hands to combat smuggling of migrants

UNODC

ISLAMABAD, APR 26 /DNA/ – The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) are hosting a regional conference in collaboration with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the European Union (EU) to discuss the challenges of smuggling migrants on 26-27 April at the Marriott Hotel Islamabad. Migrant smuggling is a crime with high profits and a low risk of punishment for the criminals involved. Smugglers sell illegal and dangerous services to desperate people and are often part of a well-organized, multinational network.Read More


Ambassador Jemal inaugurates Ethio-Pakistan Unity Enclave in Faisalabad

Ambassador Jemal inaugurates Ethio-Pakistan Unity Enclave in Faisalabad

FAISALABAD, APR 26 /DNA/ – Jemal Beker Abdula, Special Envoy and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, along with Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FCCI) President Dr. Khurram Tariq inaugurated Ethio-Pakistan Unity Enclave at the Chamber on Friday. The FCCI set up the enclave at its vicinity to celebrate the Ethio-Pakistan Fraternity Under Green Legacy Initiative launched by the Faisalabad Chamber in collaboration with the Ethiopian Embassy Islamabad in the city. H.E. Ambassador Jemal Beker Abdula and FCCIRead More


Egypt Sends Negotiators to Israel, Fearing Time Is Running Out for Rafah

Egypt Sends Negotiators to Israel

Cairo’s intelligence chief leads effort to spur new Gaza cease-fire proposal and stave off invasion of crowded border city CAIRO, APR 26: Egypt’s president dispatched his intelligence chief to Israel on Friday in a last-ditch effort to revive talks toward a cease-fire in Gaza that would also free Israeli hostages and hold off a planned Israeli military offensive against Hamas in the city of Rafah. Abbas Kamel, Egypt’s chief of general intelligence, is leading a delegation that was set to meet with David Barnea, the head of Israel’s Mossad intelligenceRead More


Complete independence impossible without economic stability: COAS

Complete independence impossible without economic stability: COAS

RAWALPINDI, APR 26: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Asim Munir on Friday said that complete independence was not possible without first achieving economic stability. According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the army chief made the remarks while addressing the Green Pakistan Initiative conference. The remarks were also carried by state-run APP and Radio Pakistan. The federal government’s Green Pakistan Initiative is aimed at introducing the latest farming on 4.4 million acres of land across the country. The government is eyeing to fetch around $40 billion during the nextRead More