Pakistan Pashtun rights movement grows, defying military

AFP PESHAWAR: Pakistan’s powerful military, long accused by outsiders of backing Islamist militant groups, is facing an unexpected challenge — a charismatic young Pashtun man who won’t keep quiet. Fellow Pashtuns have rallied behind Manzoor Pashteen in a dramatic outpouring of frustration over accusations of discrimination and extrajudicial killings at the hands of men …

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Mummified body near ex-shah’s tomb mystifies Iran

AFP    TEHRAN: Tehran’s heritage committee said on Monday it has found a mummified body at the site of a former shah’s tomb, raising a storm of interest over whether the long-lost corpse has been rediscovered. After the 1979 revolution, the newly installed Islamic authorities did their best to erase any …

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AKU-EB signs accord with Balochistan govt and Unicef

QUETTA: The Aga Khan University Examination Board (AKU-EB) has signed an agreement with the government of Balochistan and United Nations International Children’s Fund (Unicef) as part of the larger Balochistan Basic Education Programme funded by the European Union (EU). Under the agreement which was signed last week, the AKU-EB will …

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Fresh round of negotiations with US ends in stalemate

ISLAMABAD: Another round of Pakistan-United States talks aimed at getting Islamabad to fulfil Washing­ton’s expectations, envisioned in its South Asia and Afghanistan policy, ended here on Monday without any breakthrough or breakdown, but new issues have been added to the already heavy and complicated agenda. A senior official of the …

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Chinese giant to build Gwadar’s first luxury Golf Community

LONDON: State-owned Chinese construction company China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) has announced that it has entered into agreement for the construction of Gwadar’s first luxury gated Golf Community with a Pakistani company. Empire Properties, the Pakistan registered company, and the CCECC have signed a memorandum of understanding as the …

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The real story of ‘Pakistani mystery man’ mentioned in Trump tweet

Wajid Ali Syed WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump mentioned a ‘Pakistani Mystery man’ in his tweet yesterday while announcing to counter the lawsuit filed by the Democratic Party. “Just heard the Campaign was sued by the Obstructionist Democrats. This can be good news that we will now counter for the DNC …

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Something bigger is unfolding

Cyril Almeida TRY and put the pieces together. It’s not the easiest — partly because we don’t have all the pieces yet and partly because the last pieces may not have been shaped yet. But a picture sure is emerging. It ain’t pretty. This isn’t about Nawaz. Not solely about …

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PTI voted for Sanjrani on ‘order from top’: Sirajul Haq

LAHORE: Questioning the credibility of the Senate after its recent elections and adding fuel to political fire, Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) emir Senator Sirjaul Haq on Friday claimed that the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) had voted for Sadiq Sanjrani following an “order from the top.” Talking to the media at Mansoora, he said: …

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5 suspected militants killed, 10 arrested in Balochistan

Security forces neutralised five suspected militants in Balochistan’s Dera Bugti district on Saturday, security officials told DawnNewsTV. In an operation conducted in the Bambore area, 10 suspected militants were also arrested and a huge cache of arms and ammunition, including anti-aircraft guns, anti-tank mines and other weapons was recovered. “The dead …

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China supporting Pakistan’s sovereignty through arms sale: Global Times

BEIJING: There is no military alliance between China and Pakistan, but China’s arms exports to Pakistan are a powerful weapon to safeguard the South Asian country’s military sovereignty, state-run Global Times said in a commentary. Pakistan has been shunning the US in favour of Chinese high-technology weapons, the Financial Times reported earlier …

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