UN POLICY FORUM: CALL TO EMBRACE OPORTUNITIES

UN policy forum opens with call for region to embrace digital opportunities and innovate for sustainable development Bangkok, 22 April 2024, ESCAP-Communication Press Release: Global and regional leaders called for a decisive... Read more »

STRUGGLES AND RESILIENCE: A JOURNEY TOWARDS DEMOCRACY IN MYANMAR

By Syed Atiq ul Hassan, Sydney Australia, 19 April 2024 In 1948, Burma, predominantly inhabited by the Burman ethnic groups, gained independence from British colonial rule. However, the journey toward democracy in... Read more »

ISRAELI GOVERNMENT MUST FACE CONSEQUENCES FOR BLOCKING HUMANITARIAN AID

A Media Release by Australian Council for International Development, Monday, 8 April 2024: A coalition of humanitarian, global health and faith groups are demanding the Australian Government hold Israel accountable for blocking... Read more »

THAILAND’S NATIONAL ANTI-CORRUPTION COMMISSION ISSUES GUIDELINES

NACC, Thailand issues guidelines to combat corruptions. The move aimed to draw more investment to Thailand. BANGKOK, Thailand: Newswire, 8 April 2024 – The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC), Thailand has issued formal... Read more »

THE US-ISRAELI CRUSADE BEYOND GAZA AGAINST THE ARAB-MUSLIM WORLD

By Mahboob A. Khawaja, PhD. How the War Dehumanized the Arab-Muslim World? The Arab-Muslim world is a world of disguised fantasy – no strength, no power to think intelligently,no policies to defend... Read more »

UNRAVELLING THE MOSCOW TERRORIST ATTACK: Perpetrators and Potential Motives

By Syed Atiq ul Hassan, Sydney Australia Moscow’s famous Crocus City Hall is a renowned concert venue located about twenty kilometres from the central Kremlin in Moscow. On March 22, Crocus Hall... Read more »

URGENT CALL FOR JUDICIAL INDEPENDENCE: ISLAMABAD HIGH COURT JUDGES APPEAL TO SUPREME JUDICIAL COUNCIL

Report by Syed Atiq ul Hassan, 26 March 2024 In a striking display of courage and integrity, six esteemed judges of the Islamabad High Court have penned a compelling letter to the... Read more »

EXAMINING THE APPOINTMENT OF MOHSIN NAQVI NEW CHAIRMAN AND THE NEW SELECTION TEAM IN PCB

By Syed Atiq ul Hassan The recent appointment of Mr. Mohsin Naqvi as Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) along with the selection of four former cricketers as selectors has sparked... Read more »

HFAC MENACA Subcommittee Testimony on Pakistan Elections – DONALD LU STATEMENT

Exclusive: Donald Statement to be Read by Donald Lu in the Congressional Hearing Mr. Chairman, Mr. Ranking Member, colleagues, When I was a junior officer in Peshawar, Pakistan 31 years ago, I saw... Read more »

THE NATIONAL ANTI-CORRUPTION COMMISSION THAILAND SEEKS SUITABLE MEASURES TO PREVENT CORRUPTION RISKS

Rewarding officials could lead to corruption. NACC proposed a revision of the rewarding officials BANGKOK, THAILAND – Media OutReach Newswire – 18 March 2024: The Office of the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC),... Read more »

ANTI-MUSLIM CARD IN ELECTION CAMPAIGNS IN CHAMPION COUNTRIES IN DEMOCRACY

Case Studies on election campaigns in India, France, and the USA by Syed Atiq ul Hassan [India’s BJP leading its election campaign by using anti-Muslim card through changes in Citizenship Amendment Act... Read more »

FROM ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF PAKISTAN TO MILITARY REPUBLIC OF PAKISTAN

By Syed Atiq ul Hassan, Sydney Australia [A succinct overview of Pakistan’s transition from an Islamic Republic of Pakistan to what I term the “Military Republic of Pakistan,” highlighting key historical events... Read more »

PAKISTAN: Paradox of Corruption and Criminal Leadership

By Mahboob A. Khawaja, PhD. The Nation Degraded by Complicit Generals and Political Criminals: The defiant Generals and indicted political criminals claiming to be the winners of current national elections and custodian of... Read more »

DETERIORATING GLOBAL SECURITY ENVIRONMENT TO SPUR US DEFENSE EXPENDITURE TO $931.6 BILLION IN 2028

News Release by GlobalData, 5 March, 2024: Forecasts by GlobalData; The US aims to improve military readiness and strengthen deterrence in an era defined by rising aggression from authoritarian governments and non-state... Read more »

SRI LANKA PARTICIPATES AT THE 11TH ASIA PACIFIC FORUM ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN BANGKOK

Media Release, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Colombo, 1st March 2024; The State Minister of Finance, Shehan Semasinghe, while addressing the 11th Asia Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (AFPSD) at the United Nations Economic and... Read more »

55TH SESSION OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL: STATEMENT BY PR/GENEVA

[The country concerned following the Oral Update on Sri Lanka, by the High Commissioner for Human Rights, 01 March 2024] Media Release by Public Diplomacy Division, Foreign Affairs, Sri Lanka Mr. President,... Read more »

HUMANITARIAN CRISIS UNVEILED IN GAZA

115 Civilians killed trying to access food aid trucks By Syed Atiq ul Hassan, Syndey Australia, 1st March 2024 Never heard this situation before, according to international media sources, eyewitnesses and Hamas... Read more »

VICTORIAN AND NSW PREMIERS CANCEL IFTAR DINNERS IN SOLIDARITY WITH MUSLIM COMMUNITY’S PROTEST

Tribune International (Australia), 1st March 2024; In a significant move, both the Victorian Premier, Jacinta Allan, and the Premier of New South Wales (NSW), Chris Minns have announced the cancellation of their... Read more »

HALAL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION CEO NAMED VISIONARY LEADER OF THE YEAR

Petaling Jaya, 29 February 2024, media release by Norsida Ahmad, HDC: The Halal Development Corporation Berhad (HDC) is proud to announce its Chief Executive Officer, Hairol Ariffein Sahari, has been honoured with... Read more »

Embassy of Sri Lanka in Jakarta Facilitates a Virtual Meeting to Enhance Bilateral Trade and Investment

Media Release, Sri Lankan Embassy, Jakarta, 27 Feb 2024. The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Jakarta facilitated a virtual meeting between the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC), Sri Lanka Indonesia Business Council... Read more »

SRI LANKA ICED TEA TASTING AT THE NATIONAL MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL, CANBERRA – 2024

Canberra, Press Release, 28 February 2024: The Sri Lanka High Commission in Canberra participated in the “National Multicultural Festival 2024” in Canberra organised by the ACT government, for the second consecutive year... Read more »

US CONGRESS REPRESENTATIVES ADVOCATE FOR FAIRNESS IN PAKISTANI ELECTIONS

Report by Syed Atiq ul Hassan, 28 Feb 2024 Sydney (Tribune International, Australia): Congressman Greg Casar and Congresswoman Susan Wild have taken a significant step in supporting the people of Pakistan by... Read more »

PAKISTAN: The Elite Who Betrayed the Nation

By Mahboob A. Khawaja, PhD Corrupt Elite is always Self-Deceptive and Fearful Every dictator is a despot in heart and an enemy of himself and the nation. They contribute nothing to build... Read more »

APPEAL TO HALT IMF LOANS TO CORRUPT PAKISTANI GOVERNMENT

To:       Ms. Kristalina Geogieva, Managing Director, IMF Copy:   His Excellency, Neil Hawkins, Australian High Commission, Islamabad, Pakistan  The International Monetary Fund (IMF) must cease providing loans to the fraudulent Pakistani government. Funds from IMF... Read more »