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War of Ports – Gwadar Vs Chabahar

By Jawad Akram Ongoing development of Chabahar port in Iran with collaboration of India in response to Pakistan’s Gwadar port is emerging as a proxy port of India for future. Gawadar Port, a strategic warm water deep sea port located on the Southwestern coast of Pakistan in the Baluchistan Province is the geographic center of gravity…

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People’s love for Nawaz Sharif is indomitable: Miftah Ismail 

ISLAMABAD: Adviser to the Prime Minister on Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs, Dr Miftah Ismail has said love and affection of the people with former prime minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif that could not be removed from their hearts. Talking to the state television, he said Muhammad Nawaz Sharif was still most popular leader among the…

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Ahsan Iqbal inaugurates NEST scholarships for needy students

ISLAMABAD: Minister of Interior and Planning, Ahsan Iqbal on Wednesday inaugurated National Endowment scholarships for Talent (NEST) to award scholarships to needy but talented students from across the country. The inaugural ceremony was organized by NEST here which was attended by a large number of students who were selected for the scholarships. For vertical up…

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Senate body passes resolution condemning terrorist attacks in Balochistan

ISLAMABAD: Senate Standing Committee on Interior and Narcotics Control on Friday strongly condemned terrorism incidents in Balochistan, and observed that Indian intelligence agency was involved in causing unrest in the province. Condemning terrorism incidents in Balochistan through an unanimously approved resolution, the Committee condemned incidents in which DIG Quetta, Hamid Shakeel was martyred. The resolution…

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Chinese man marries coworker in pure Pakistani style

The project of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) met a festive time when a Chinese engineer married his coworker in Battagram camp. Know more in Atif Qayyum’s report.

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Pakistan seeks strong ties with Britain: Sartaj Aziz

ISLAMABAD: Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Sartaj Aziz has said Pakistan is keen to strengthen ties with the United Kingdom in all spheres of life especially economy, education and health. He was talking to Special Representative of the British Prime Minister on Pakistan and Afghanistan Owen Jenkins in Islamabad on Monday. Sartaj Aziz said China-Pakistan Economic…

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China acknowledges Pakistan’s sacrifices in anti-terror war: CPC

BEIJING: Political Bureau Member of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee Meng Jianzhu met with Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif here in Zhongnanhai Ziguangge during his day-long visit of China. Meng Jianzhu said that China appreciated Pakistan’s contribution for the international counter-terror cause, and Pakistan and China should deepen anti-terror cooperation and fully…

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Modi is a deceitful man, says Sheikh Rashid

Awami Muslim League (AML) Chief Sheikh Rashid said the entire nation stands united against the statement of US President Donald Trump. Talking to media, he said Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a cunning and deceitful man, adding India is most worried at China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Watch what else he said.

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For Pakistanis, China ‘friendship’ road runs one way

TASHKURGAN: The China-Pakistan Friendship Highway runs over 1,300 kilometres (800 miles) from the far western Chinese city of Kashgar through the world’s highest mountain pass and across the border. For China, the two-lane thoroughfare symbolises a blossoming partnership, nourished with tens of billions of dollars of infrastructure investment. But for many Pakistani businessmen living and…

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Senate starts debate on Finance Bill, 2017

ISLAMABAD: The upper house of the Parliament on Monday started debate on Finance Bill-2017, containing the annual budget statement, under Article 73 of the Constitution. Participating in the debate, Senator Chaudhry Tanveer Hussain said that Pakistan Muslim League (N) has presented an ideal and balanced budget in the Parliament. He said that due to prudent…

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PM to arrive in Zhob, Balochistan today

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif will arrive in Zhob, a district in Balochistan today on a daylong visit. According to the official sources, Nawaz Sharif is scheduled to fly to Zhob on board a helicopter. The sources said he will perform ground-breaking of the upgradation of Zhob-Mughalkot Carriageway Western Corridor under the China-Pakistan Economic…

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PM Sharif for early completion of energy projects

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Wednesday said the initiatives taken by the government would produce surplus energy in future and put an end to chronic energy shortage in the country. Chairing a high level meeting of Cabinet Committee on Energy here at the PM House, to review progress of energy sector projects, the Prime Minister…

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