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Her parents executed in Saudi Arabia. 8-year-old girl says they have gone to heaven but…
21.04.19 - Sohail Yafat

Little Beenish does not like to talk to people. When spoken to, she chides the person: "You love to ramble on, don’t you?”

Just eight years old, her expressions are grave, as those of a much older person. Underscored by the dupatta wound tightly around her ...
  


Pakistan's Finance Minister resigns; Time to take difficult decisions: Asad Umar
18.04.19 - TEAM PT

Pakistan's Finance Minister Asad Umar — an hour after announcing that he is stepping down as finance minister on Thursday — told a press conference that it was time to make some "difficult decisions" to stabilise the economy and that he hopes his replacement would ...
  


Start talking now, or they will do this to our women
FROM TRUMP TO BIDEN TO BARNALA TO PUNJAB UNIVERSITY CAMPUSES TO OUR POLITICS

04.04.19 - S Pal

WITH THE MAN who boasted how he grabbed women by their private parts and that "when you're a star, they let you do it" — Donald Trump — as President of the United States of America, a lot of the world now fondly recalls his ...
  


Pak skips OIC meet in protest against invite to India’s Sushma
DE-ESCALATION? READ THE SCRIPT
01.03.19 - PT Bureau

Russia, Israel come into play

IN THE ONGOING war between India and Pakistan, some being fought via air strikes and mortar shelling and the rest in the domain of diplomacy, New Delhi can claim another victory, courtesy its clout with the UAE.

In protest against the invite ...
  


What’s the US doing in India-Pak spat? Precious little, and that’s worrying!
PILOT’S BACK, WHITE HOUSE IS MISSING IN ACTION
28.02.19 - S Pal

WHILE PEOPLE IN India and Pakistan are breathlessly keeping pace with developments between the two countries, from air strikes to counter strikes to downed planes and captured pilot and his return, serious students of geo-strategic affairs are worried about the drivers of global affairs missing ...
  


Imran Khan announces release of IAF pilot
As a peace gesture
28.02.19 - TEAM PT

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced that Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman will be released on Friday as a "peace gesture". Khan made the announcement at the joint session of the Pakistan parliament on Thursday.
 
"We have decided to release the captured Indian ...
  


Top Pakistan newspaper targets own country on Pulwama
24.02.19 - PT Bureau

WHILE INDIAN TELEVISION channels have practically waged a war against Pakistan, and shrill anchors are setting new normals of what can be uttered on television, Punjab Today brings to you this Editorial by Pakistan's leading English language daily, Dawn, published on February 23, 2019. It ...
  


Pakistan confers highest civilian award Nishan-e-Pakistan on Saudi Crown Prince
18.02.19 - Team PT

Pakistan on Monday conferred its highest civilian award Nishan-e-Pakistan on Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman for his "outstanding support” in reinvigorating the ties between the two countries.

The award was presented by Pakistan President Arif Alvi at a special ceremony held at the President House ...
  


US approved thousands of child bride requests
MARRIAGE LAWS & THE IMMIGRATION SYSTEM
12.01.19 - Sarah Harvard*

OVER THE PAST few decades, the United States government approved thousands of requests by men to bring in child or adolescent brides to live in the country, according to newly collated federal data.
 
In one of those cases, a 49-year-old man applied to admit a 15-year-old ...
  


Vijay Mallya becomes first ‘fugitive economic offender’
UNDER NEW LAW
05.01.19 - TEAM PT

ABSCONDING LIQUOR BARON Vijay Mallya became the first tycoon to be charged under a new anti-fraud law, with a court in Mumbai today naming him as an offender under the Fugitive Economic Offenders Act, 2018.
 
The anti-corruption court was hearing an application by the Enforcement Directorate, ...
  


Trump threatens US Government shutdown could last years
'WE'RE NOT PLAYING GAMES'
05.01.19 - TEAM PT

US President Donald Trump has warned that the partial government shutdown could go on for months or even years, delivering no real breakthrough with congressional leaders as his own administration scrambled to shore up support among Republicans for a gambit that has started to fracture. Trump stood ...
  


Quiet steps towards peace
KARTARPUR CORRIDOR
15.12.18 - ARIFA NOOR

WITH THE OPENING of the Kartarpur corridor, Prime Minister Imran Khan has been handed a diplomatic victory in his first 100 days, which beats his domestic score card hollow. But there are few who are willing to see this as a game changer in the ...
  


Politics over the issue have marred the happy occasion
KARTARPUR CORRIDOR
03.12.18 - VIPIN PUBBY

THE DESIRE EXPRESSED by the Indian government for a link to the holy Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib and Pakistan government’s offer to provide the link four kilometres inside its territory is a landmark moment in the confidence building relationship between the two neighbours.

It appears that backdoor ...
  


Modi govt to sell shares of people who migrated to Pakistan
11.11.18 - Team PT

India will sell stocks worth millions of dollars seized from people who moved to Pakis­tan following the partition and the wars since, as a way to make up for a shortfall in revenues.

The stocks worth at least Rs30 billion ($412.26 million) are part of what ...
  


Stranded in India during the 1965 war: How I won friends among ‘enemies’
A NEIGHBOUR'S DIARY
02.10.18 - Asif Noorani

BOMBAY (now Mumbai), my native city, had always charmed me because of its cosmopolitanism and also because I have had a number of friends and relatives there.

In 1965, a year after I had appeared for my finals for my Master's in English literature, I thought ...
  


Nawaz Sharif, daughter Maryam's jail term suspended; to be released
19.09.18 - TEAM PT

GIVING A BIG relief to former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam; the Islamabad High Court on Wednesday suspended their sentences in the Avenfield corruption reference case and ordered their release from a high security prison.
 
The trio of Sharif, his daughter and ...
  


Pakistan sitting on billions worth of 'dead capital' in form of govt-owned land: Imran
10.09.18 - Team PT


Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday said that his country is sitting on hundreds of billions of rupees in "dead capital" in the form of state land and rest houses and official residences built on that land.

According to a Dawn ...
  


The Yuba City Attack on Manjit Singh GK & General Sambit Patra
25.08.18 - S Pal

EVERY EVENING, on prime time news television in India, spokespersons of various rightwing outfits defend the most reprehensible acts, statements and claims. They defend rapes and murder, threats to rape and murder, the culture of lynch mobs policing the streets, and worse. 

On certain television channels, ...
  


Sikh man thrashed in US, told to return to 'His Own Country'
HATE CRIME
05.08.18 - TEAM PT

In yet another addition to the ever increasing cases of racism, a Sikh man was allegedly assaulted by two white men in Keyes in California and was told to head back to his country. They shouted, "You’re not welcome here! Go back to your country!” ...
  


Journalists get a taste of Imran Khan's New Pakistan: SAFMA office sealed with members, pet dog still inside
ORDERS RECEIVED FROM THE TOP?
02.08.18 - PT Pakistan Desk

IMRAN KHAN'S New Pakistan began its relationship with the free voices in the media this week in a rather disappointing manner: Just as it became clear that Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Party will be forming the government in Punjab, authorities moved fast to seal the ...
  



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