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Forced conversion and new law, what’s happening in Pakistan?

Two days ago today, the Islamic Ideological Council declared several clauses in the draft bill prepared by the Federal Ministry of Human Rights on forcible conversion to be contrary to Islamic law while forcible conversion is becoming a major issue over

How tragic incident of 9/11 changed the world

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy in the United States. While the planes that crashed at the World Trade Center on September 11 claimed thousands of lives in the US, the flames of this fire started a

Tokyo Paralympic: Who is Pakistan’s first-ever gold medalist Haider Ali?

Haider Ali, a Pakistani athlete at the Tokyo Paralympics, raised the nation’s head with pride by winning a gold medal for the first time, a shining example for the younger generation despite being physically disabled. Who is Haider Ali? how

ISIS’ influence and US intervention, what will be the future of Afghan people?

On the night of 26th to 27th August, the Islamic State militant group attacked Kabul Airport and carried out two consecutive bombings, killing 170 people, including dozens of Afghan civilians and 13 American soldiers, and injuring more than 200. ISIS

Terrorist attacks on Chinese citizens, is Pak-China friendship splitting?

A terrorist recently blew himself up on the East Bay Expressway in Gwadar after a suicide bomber struck a convoy of four Chinese nationals under the joint supervision of the Pakistan Army and police forces. So far, three children have

Gold embezzlement at Karachi bank: Who is responsible?

Staff at a private bank in Karachi wiped out their own bank, and managers at two branches, along with staff, replaced customers’ genuine gold jewelry with fake gold. Police arrested eight people, including a female branch manager. People prefer to

Who is responsible for the terrible fire in Turkey?

The news of a disastrous fire in Turkey this week has shaken many countries of the world, including Pakistan. The terrible fire that erupted in Turkey, a country with modern architecture, has caused massive loss of life and property. Social

Who will win the Azad Jammu and Kashmir elections?

The general elections in Azad Jammu and Kashmir Election to elect members of the Legislative Assembly will be held on Sunday, July 25. Prime Minister Imran Khan, PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz campaigned aggressively

PM Imran’s visit to Uzbekistan: A win-win situation for both countries

Prime Minister Imran Khan paid a two-day official visit to Uzbekistan, during which he had important meetings with his Uzbek counterpart, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, and others. In the past, relations between Uzbekistan and Pakistan have not been given much

Taliban controlling 85% of Afghanistan, will Afghan government writ be maintained?

Afghanistan has always been an important country for Pakistan, a decade-long war in the country has had devastating effects on the peace of our nation. The Afghan Taliban recently claimed control of 85 percent of territory in Afghanistan. Afghan Taliban

Bombing of Gaza: Why is Israel conspiring against Muslims?

Israel’s persecution of Palestinians has become a matter of alarming concern for all Muslims around the world, including Pakistan as attacks on the Al-Aqsa Mosque is one of the worst religious crimes, while Israel has once again violated the ceasefire

World Anti-Drug Day: Why is the number of addicts increasing every year?

International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is being observed all over the world, including Pakistan, while the number of drug addicts is increasing with each passing year, which is an alarming situation. Every year, various agencies, including the Anti-Narcotics

Will Pakistan be removed from FATF’s ‘Grey List’?

European Union (EU) has welcomed the progress made by Pakistan in the implementation of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and its commitment to continue the engagement with the corruption watchdog to address all of the remaining issues. The government

Is Federal Budget 2021-22 growth-oriented?

With certain limitations imposed by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) programme, the government announced its third budget with an expansionary and feel-good approach, significantly increasing subsidies and incentives for big business and agriculture sectors.  

Budget 2021: Will IMF terms be met?

In a major development, the ruling Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) acceded to the condition set by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to impose income tax on monthly pensions in the next budget. The PTI government under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran

World Environment Day: Collective efforts needed to tackle climate change

World Environment Day is being observed on Saturday (today) globally to spread worldwide awareness on environmental issues. Almost over 150 countries participate each year in the event to take action on significant environmental challenges the planet faces. History World Environment

Ayesha Mazhar and the unjust justice system

The Punjab police shared a video of Ayesha Mazhar, a widow victim of police brutalities, receiving Rs475, 000 from a police official in Lahore. Obviously, the police officials were taking credit for the speedy resolution of an issue brought to

Demand for governor’s rule in Sindh: Will the business community’s issues be resolved?

After the strict corona lockdown, the business community gave a 72-hour ultimatum to the Sindh government to reverse restrictions and also demanding the center to impose Governor’s Rule in Sindh, after which a new confrontation broke out between the federation

Homemade Covid-vaccine PakVac: How soon will there be an impact?

In a major development towards the COVID-19 vaccination campaign, Pakistan on Tuesday launched its homemade anti-Covid-vaccine named “PakVac” a week after successfully developing it with the help of China’s CanSino Bio in order to vaccinate citizens in the country and

Kuwait visa restoration: PM Imran’s victory for Pakistan

Pakistan and Kuwait have agreed on a roadmap of engagements to upgrade bilateral relations in all sectors as Kuwaiti Prime Minister Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Sabah announced to resume granting visas to Pakistani families and businessmen after a decade-long suspension. The Kuwaiti government

Sindh, Center confrontation on water sharing: When will the issue be solved?

Conflicts between provinces and communities over water sharing and access persist to a major challenge in Pakistan. Even as several agencies, institutions and authorities are in place to supervise and regulate the distribution of water between communities and provinces, however,

Attack on journalist Asad Toor: Are visible and invisible forces still unidentified?

Pakistan’s journalists are no strangers to intimidation and harassment as the relationship between the state and the media in the country has always been a tense one. Threats from known and ‘unknown’ elements continue to be hurled at the journalists’

Is Zulfi Bukhari escaping from Ring Road scam inquiry?

As the Rawalpindi Ring Road project scandal deepens, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister Zulfiqar Abbas Bukhari (Zulfi Bukhari) on Saturday had reportedly left the country for Dubai days after resigned from his position as his name was referenced in

Youm-e-Takbeer: A move towards the regional balance of power

May 28 the nation celebrated Youm-i-Takbeer across the province here on Friday to mark the day when Pakistan detonated nuclear bombs in the Chaghi area of Balochistan to test its nuclear prowess and in response to India’s tests. The day

Ship containing hazardous material reaches Gadani: Who is Responsible?

Recently, a ship containing hazardous material, which was denied permission by India and Bangladesh to berth, has been allowed to enter Pakistani waters despite a clear warning by Interpol. The ship has been anchored at the Gadani ship-breaking yard and

Reko Diq case: A historic legal victory of Pakistan’s stance

The British Virgin Islands high court has ruled in favor of Pakistan in the Reko Diq case and ordered to restore all the frozen assets of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA). Prime Minister Imran Khan and others appreciated and praised the

Kamyab Jawan Program: A milestone to make Pakistan’s youth independent

In 2019, Prime Minister Imran Khan had launched the ‘Kamyab Jawan Program’, one of the government’s flagship initiatives, to facilitate youth in the country offering a set of opportunities related to skill training, education, civic engagement and entrepreneurship. The initiative-

Will Chaudhry Nisar’s new entry change the country’s political dynamics?

A new debate has erupted in the country’s political front after former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar announced to take oath as a member Punjab Assembly in its session scheduled for Monday (today). The estranged Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader, who

Controversial video on e-voting system: Will the govt succeed in introducing EVMs?

In fact, in the era of technology automation was being introduced across the world and Pakistan can’t escape it. The electronic voting machines certainly ensure the accuracy and transparency of the vote count as well as speedy polling unlike paper-based

Water crisis in Pakistan: A bigger threat than terrorism

Many global challenges are intimidating the sustainability of our water resources leading to water stress and scarcity and therefore impeding our efforts to attain food security. Pakistan could “run dry” by 2025 as its water shortage is reaching a shocking