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Unity for COVID-19 crisis

Currently, countries around the world are working to flatten the curve of the coronavirus pandemic, while the situation in Pakistan seems to be getting worse. The number of coronavirus infections across the country is increasing rapidly, with news reports reflecting

India on religious freedom blacklist

There has been intense criticism of India in US Congress despite the cordial relations between the two countries. A US panel has called for India to be placed on a religious freedom blacklist over a drastic downturn under the Modi

UN chief and Kashmir dispute

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has patently said that the human rights in illegally annexed Kashmir should be respected. In his ongoing visit to Pakistan, the UN chief showed deep concerns over the unpleasant issues in occupied Kashmir and constant

The famous teenager

Irrespective of the differing perspective, there is no denying that Malala Yousafzai has lived a rather extraordinary life. Just as the teenage years of the 21st Century are nearly over, the United Nations has now deservingly declared her as the

Anti-Muslim citizenship bill

India has taken another step towards being a Hindu state by introducing a controversial citizenship act. The legislation fits into the Hindutva agenda of the fascist Modi government to marginalise the 200 million Muslims in India The bill seeks to

Digitalizing Pakistan

If you have ever visited a government department then you would know how bureaucratic red tape leads to an extremely slow pace of work. Things may change now as Prime Minister Imran Khan has launched the ambitious ‘Digital Pakistan’ program.

Malik Riaz’s settlement

The National Crime Agency (NCA) in the UK released a statement earlier this week that a settlement has been made with a family that owns large property developments in Pakistan. Business tycoon Malik Riaz, arguably the richest man in the

A rosy picture of the economy

Finance Adviser Hafeez Shaikh has admitted that the government is not trying to paint a rosy picture of the economy and there are still challenges to tackle particularly in terms of reducing prices and meeting people’s expectations of providing more