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

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

A look at this Week’s most interesting Events (Pictures)

Image shows actress Chiara Ferragni at the premiere of a new movie “Suburbicon,” presented out of competition at the 74th Venice Film Festival at Venice Lido, Italy, on September 2, 2017 / AFP 2017/ TIZIANA FABI South Korea's Hyunmoo II ballistic missile is fired during an exercise at an undisclosed location in South Korea on September … Continue reading A look at this Week’s most interesting Events (Pictures)

Pakistan is the world’s most dangerous country,’CIA official Kelvin Hulbert claims

An official with the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has made claims that Pakistan is the world's most dangerous country after a deadly attack was launched at a monumental 13th Century shrine, killing tens of citizens and foreign nationals about 200m northeast of Karachi.   This controversial statement comes in the aftermath of a … Continue reading Pakistan is the world’s most dangerous country,’CIA official Kelvin Hulbert claims

Kuwait announces visa ban of 5 Muslim-majority countries

Kuwait has followed in Donald Trump's footsteps after the country announced visa ban on five Muslim-majority countries. Issuing of visas to these countries - Iraq, Iran, Pakistan, Syria and Afghanistan, has been suspended. Travelers from the blacklisted countries will have their tourism, trade, and visitor visas canceled or denied, according to an order from the … Continue reading Kuwait announces visa ban of 5 Muslim-majority countries