Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif

Panama Papers verdict: Pakistan PM Sharif survives corruption ruling

Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif Gets Breather, 60-Day Probe Ordered Pakistan’s top court ordered further investigation into corruption charges against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, for now taking off immediate pressure and the prospect... Read more »

Pakistani man stabbed to death by two teenagers in Queanbeyan, NSW

Pakistani-Australian community in shock as Pakistan student and worker stabbed to death by two young radicalised boys SYDNEY – A Pakistani student has been stabbed to death possibly by two Australian teenage boys,... Read more »
Pakistan is mourning one of its most famous singers, Amjad Sabri, who was shot dead in Karachi by militants.

Pakistan mourns legend Qawwal Amjad Sabri assassinated in Karachi

Pakistan is mourning one of its most famous sufi singers, Amjad Sabri, who was shot dead in Karachi by militants Thousands of mourners attended the funeral of a well-known Pakistani Sufi singer... Read more »

Over 50% Kashmir’s adults suffer from depression: study

One out of every two adults was mentally afflicted in the Kashmir valley in some way or other: MSF study ISLAMABAD – Over half of the population of Kashmir was suffering from depression,... Read more »
Over 18 million Indians trapped in slavery, number highest in the world, according to Global Slavery Index 2016

India has 18 million modern slaves: Global Slavery Index 2016

Over 18 million Indians are trapped in modern-day slavery — at least five times more than any other country in the world Modern slavery is a brutal reality. Nearly 46 million people... Read more »
Demonstrators hold a photo of Motiur Rahman Nizami, in front of Dhaka central jail before his execution. Photograph: Abir Abdullah/EPA

Bangladesh executes leader of largest Islamist party

Human-rights groups criticized Motiur Rahman Nizami’s conviction DHAKA, (Bangladesh) — Bangladesh has executed a top leader of the banned Jamaat-e-Islami party, Motiur Rahman Nizami, for war crimes committed during the 1971 war... Read more »
India heat wave 2016

More than 100 feared dead as intense heat wave grips India

This is a second consecutive year marred by a deadly heat wave before the monsoon rains INDIA – Indian officials say more than 100 people have lost their lives as a result... Read more »
Drone attack

‘Stop trying to kill me’ pleads Pakistani man on US drone ‘Kill List’

This is what it feels like to be hunted by drones, explains Malik Jalal – the man on US drone ‘Kill List’ A Pakistani man who claims to be on a ‘Kill List’... Read more »
An explosion rocked a Hindu temple in Kollam district in Kerala early Sunday, the last day of an annual week-long festival. Photo: reuters

India temple fire kills more than 100 people

An explosion and blaze sparked by fireworks have killed at least 100 people at a Hindu temple in the Indian state of Kerala, police say. NEW DELHI (India) — More than 100... Read more »
Drowning among top causes of death in children especially in Asia: WHO

Drowning among top causes of death in children especially in Asia: WHO

Countries must promote water safety and survival skills across the region as well as install barriers to control access to water, providing safe childcare facilities away from water for pre-school children The... Read more »

Explosion at park in Lahore kills at least 60

At least 65 people were killed and more than 200 injured when a suicide bomb ripped through the parking space of a crowded park in Lahore At least 65 people have died... Read more »

Two Muslim cattle traders hanged to death in eastern India

Extremist Hindu vigilantes have allegedly hanged two Muslim cattle traders in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand. The killing of cows is forbidden in the Hindu religion, as opposed to Islam. In... Read more »
Activists of the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) shout slogans during a procession in Srinagar on April 18, 2015 | Mukhtar Khan, AP

The pursuit of Kashmir

Kashmir’s story presented by the writer here is a historical account of the tragedy of Kashmir. A tragedy that stems from a ceaseless contestation for a pursuit based on two arbitrary –... Read more »
Mr Don Heatley (Commission Chair), High Commissioner Margaret Adamson, Mr Iqrar Ahmad Khan (Vice Chancellor of the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad) and Mr Marek Krol (March 16, 2016).

Australia, Pakistan explore cooperation in agricultural research

FAISALABAD (Pakistan) –  The Australian Commission for International Agricultural Research recently undertook a range of fact-finding activities around Punjab. Their visit included farm field visits, meetings with Vice Chancellors and academic staff of... Read more »
Bangladesh considering to abandon Islam as state religion

Bangladesh considering to abandon Islam as state religion

After a recent spate of killings of members of religious minorities by Islamic extremists, the supreme court of Bangladesh has begun hearing arguments challenging Islam’s privileged status as official state religion Bangladesh... Read more »
Pakistan Malaysia

Pakistan and Malaysia – Tale of Misery vs Prosperity

Malaysia can be a good case study for Pakistan from which Pakistan can learn lessons on ethnic harmony and economic development By Dr. Minhaj Qidwai Pakistan and Malaysia both were liberated from... Read more »

Pakistan’s parliament first in the world to run entirely on solar power

Pakistan’s parliament is now the first parliament in the world to be completely powered by solar energy. Speaker of the National Assembly Pakistan Ayaz Sadiq announced that the solar panels in the... Read more »
Pakistan International Airlines

Pakistan national airline strike disrupts over 100 flights

KARACHI (Pakistan) – All of Pakistan International Airline’s foreign and domestic flights were suspended, and employees held strikes at airports in major cities across the country. Pakistan’s airports plunged into chaos as... Read more »
Pakistan was successful in securing its first ever export order for its JF-17 Thunder fighter at the first day of the International Paris Air Show

Pakistan, Sri Lanka finalise JF-17 Thunder jets deal

COLOMBO (Sri Lanka) – Pakistan and Sri Lanka have signed an agreement under which the former would sale eight JF-17 Thunder aircraft to the latter in the initial stage despite Indian pressure.... Read more »
People work on the outer wall of a house that collapsed in an earthquake in Imphal. Photograph: Yurreipem Arthur/AP

Six killed, over 100 injured as 6.7 magnitude earthquake hit northeast India

At least six people were killed and over 100 injured as a strong 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit India’s Manipur region today, causing damage to buildings and triggering panic. The U.S. Geological Survey said... Read more »

Pakistan Army Chief vows to eliminate Terrorism-Corruption nexus in 2016

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif on Friday said that that nexus of terrorism, crime and corruption will be completely eliminated from the country this year. GWADAR (Pakistan) – Army... Read more »

Devolution sans development

By Naseer Memon — The 7th National Finance Commission Award (NFCA) marked a major policy shift that attempted to enhance provincial share in vertical distribution and diversify the distribution criterion for horizontal... Read more »

Pakistani Women Entrepreneurs visit Australia

Sydney (Press Release from Consulate Office Sydney): A Trade Delegation of 14 Women Entrepreneurs of Pakistan, duly sponsored by the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP), is due to visit Australia from... Read more »

Australian High Commissioner meets Pakistani Awardees for BIM

Australian High Commissioner, Margaret Adamson farewelled 20 representatives selected from Business Incubation Centres (BICs) in Pakistan as they prepared to depart for a short course in Business Incubation Management in Australia.  The... Read more »