Biden administration earmarks $56 million for humanitarian aid to Pakistan

As floods devastate the South Asian country, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken urged Pakistan to seek debt relief from its close partner China. Blinken promised Pakistan strong U.S. support as it recovers from floods that submerged one-third of the country, an area the size of the United Kingdom. "We send a straightforward message. We … Continue reading Biden administration earmarks $56 million for humanitarian aid to Pakistan

People gather across UAE to pack donations for Pakistan, send messages of hope

Sealing the boxes at Sharjah Expo Centre. Children wrote uplifting messages and created drawings, which were placed inside the relief boxes. Photo: Issa Alkindy for The National Hundreds of volunteers joined hands on Saturday to pack thousands of urgent relief kits and food supplies for people affected by the devastating floods in Pakistan. Emiratis, residents, children and … Continue reading People gather across UAE to pack donations for Pakistan, send messages of hope

Flooding has turned Pakistan into a sea – Prime Minister

A man rows his boat as he passes through flooded market, following rains and floods during the monsoon season in Bajara village, at the banks of Manchar lake, in Sehwan, Pakistan September 6, 2022. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro Parts of Pakistan seemed "like a sea", Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said on Wednesday, after visiting some of the … Continue reading Flooding has turned Pakistan into a sea – Prime Minister

Saudi Arabia must be ‘laughing at us’ – Pakistan PM

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said on Thursday that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) did not trust Pakistan because the previous government had gone back on its agreement with the institution. Addressing a meeting of his party's senators in Islamabad, the prime minister said the PTI-led government should not have agreed to the terms of the … Continue reading Saudi Arabia must be ‘laughing at us’ – Pakistan PM

Bill Gates is officially Hilal-e-Pakistan

Bill Gates has been conferred with Hilal-e-Pakistan on Thursday. Bill Gates President of Pakistan Dr. Arif Alvi conferred the Hilal-e-Pakistan award to Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates for his efforts in eradicating polio from the country.The ceremony to honour the co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation was held at the President’s House in Islamabad. … Continue reading Bill Gates is officially Hilal-e-Pakistan

Pakistan PM Imran Khan: US must support Taliban ‘sooner or later’

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan has said the United States government will “sooner or later” have to recognise the Taliban, which now rules Afghanistan. Imran Khan In a televised interview with the Turkish-state affiliated TRT World, Khan said on Saturday the US is in a state of “shock and confusion” after the Taliban takeover of … Continue reading Pakistan PM Imran Khan: US must support Taliban ‘sooner or later’

UN humiliates Pakistan for supporting Taliban

Pakistan's effort to get the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan recognized at the global platform was shattered to dust after United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) refused Taliban representative to address its session, instead it invited the representative of the ousted Ashraf Ghani Government. The world community may continue to deny any recognition and representation to the … Continue reading UN humiliates Pakistan for supporting Taliban

World leaders call for cease-fire and long-term resolution of Gaza conflict

Leaders around the world welcomed news of a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas early Friday after days of hostilities killed at least 250 people, including some 70 children. After 11 days of the worst fighting in the region since 2014, global leaders called for both sides to resolve the decades-long conflict and to build a … Continue reading World leaders call for cease-fire and long-term resolution of Gaza conflict

Pakistan plane crash kills 98

A domestic Pakistan International Airlines flight with at least 98 people on board crashed Friday shortly after 2 p.m. local time near its destination in the southern port city of Karachi, Abdul Sattar Kokhar, a spokesman for the country’s civil aviation authority, told the Associated Press. Pakistan's civil aviation authority said the plane carried 91 passengers and a crew … Continue reading Pakistan plane crash kills 98

Sordid tales of child molestation in Pakistan’s religious schools

Muhimman proudly writes his name slowly, carefully, one letter at a time, grinning broadly as he finishes. He’s just 11 years old and was a good student who had dreams of being a doctor. School frightens him now. Earlier this year, a cleric at the religious school he faithfully attended in the southern Punjab town … Continue reading Sordid tales of child molestation in Pakistan’s religious schools

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Taliban expecting a peace deal with the US

Talks with the Taliban are set to resume on Doha, the Qatar capital. Zalmay Khalilzad, the U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, arrived in Doha on Friday night. "Just got to #Doha to resume talks with the Taliban. We are pursuing a #peace agreement not a withdrawal agreement; a peace agreement that enables withdrawal," Khalilzad tweeted … Continue reading Taliban expecting a peace deal with the US

Closure of Pakistan air space sparks outrage in Asia

A temporary closure of air space over Pakistan snarled air traffic Thursday, especially between Asia and Europe, though some airlines adjusted by rerouting their flights. In Bangkok, an important and busy hub for transcontinental flights, thousands of travelers were stranded. The closure of a main route for many flights to the Middle East and Europe … Continue reading Closure of Pakistan air space sparks outrage in Asia

Is India responsible for the terrorist attack on Chinese embassy in Pakistan?

  Pakistani police say they are investigating whether a Baluch separatist commander suspected of orchestrating a suicide attack against the Chinese Consulate in Karachi is sheltering in India. Pakistani security forces say they killed three suicide attackers trying to carry out the November 23 attack before they were able to enter the consulate building. But … Continue reading Is India responsible for the terrorist attack on Chinese embassy in Pakistan?

The US metes out punishment to Pakistan for ‘doing nothing’ about terrorism

  The US has confirmed it will cut $300 million in aid to Pakistan over its perceived failure to tackle militant groups, ratcheting up the tension in a deeply strained relationship ahead of a visit to Islamabad by the secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, on Wednesday. Image: Mike Pompeo The so-called Coalition Support Fund was suspended earlier … Continue reading The US metes out punishment to Pakistan for ‘doing nothing’ about terrorism

The US Dollar is set to lose value again in the Open Market

The US dollar has often suffered huge setbacks from reduced interest rates on Federal Reserve, especially when other central banks around the world don't follow, but there are other reasons for the downward trend. Again, currency dealers on Saturday speculated that the dollar will become weaker in the open market as expectations of a central … Continue reading The US Dollar is set to lose value again in the Open Market