The military is not the only reason for Nawaz Sharif’s miseries

Zahid Hussain  FORMER prime minister Nawaz Sharif claims he is up against an extraterrestrial species or aliens (khalai makhlooq). He is certainly not alluding to a character in Steven Spielberg’s epic thriller E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. The ousted leader would not elaborate on what he really meant. But it is too obvious to miss. …

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Plea against relaxations given to Chinese citizens under CPEC

LAHORE: A senior lawyer has approached the Supreme Court against certain relaxations given to the Chinese citizens under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Barrister Zafarullah Khan of Watan Party pleaded in his petition filed at the Lahore registry that the government of Pakistan allowed Chinese citizens to acquire property/land on lease …

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Poor construction standard found in CPEC road project

ISLAMABAD: Poor standard of construction has been found in a road project of the China-Pakistan Econo­mic Corridor (CPEC) in Balochistan. The Zhob-Mughalkot Road (N-50) has two packages and Package-I is being built by M/s Zahid Khan & Brothers (ZKB). Maqbool Associates, which had submitted the lowest bid, won the contract, …

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Trump pulls US out of Iran nuclear deal

US President Donald Trump says he will withdraw the US from an Obama-era nuclear agreement with Iran. Calling it “decaying and rotten”, he said the deal was “an embarrassment” to him “as a citizen”. He said he would reimpose economic sanctions that were waived when the deal was signed in …

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Unmask real culprits, demand lawmakers

ISLAMABAD .:  Lawmakers in the National Assembly on Monday strongly condemned the assassination attempt on Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal and called for unmasking the real elements behind the act of brutal violence. Moreover, they questioned the competence of security agencies and alleged that they are not doing their job right …

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Why Pakistan’s Pashtuns Are Pushing Back

Rarely if ever in Pakistan has a movement of the marginalized criticized the military so publicly, emphatically and relentlessly. Michael Kugelman Something big is brewing in Pakistan—a development that is wholly unprecedented, yet so contentious that many major media outlets in the country aren’t covering it. Pashtuns—an ethnic minority in …

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Balochistan budget to be announced on May 11

QUETTA: The Provincial annual budget for 2018-19 to be presented on 11 May, as Acting Governor Balochistan Raheela Hamid Durrani called budget session. The 400 billion rupees’ provincial budget for the physical year of 2018-19 to be presented on Friday May 11 after Acting Governor Balochistan Raheela Hameed Durrani called budget session at 04pm. Finance …

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Forces changes Quetta’s security plan following direction by COAS

QUETTA: Frontier Corps (FC) Commandant Ghazaband Scouts Brigadier Rab Nawaz said on Monday, security measures across Quetta city beefed up as new security check-points being set up following recent visit of COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa and Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal. “After the recent uptick in violence in Provincial Capital, Security …

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What matters most

Shah Meer Baloch LATE last year, during a visit by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to Gwadar, a group of locals blocked the road to the airport by staging a sit-in. Their demand? Water. Unlike much of the praise surrounding CPEC in the media, there remain some serious, unaddressed issues. …

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Trump exit from Iran nuclear deal enters uncharted territory

Josh Lederman | Mathew Lee WASHINGTON: It’s not as simple as just saying “we’re out” of the Iran nuclear deal. If President Donald Trump follows through on his threat to pull the US out of the Iran nuclear deal on May 12, the rest of the world will be thrust into uncharted …

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