South Asia set to liberalise agriculture trade

Negotiations are underway to further reduce the sensitive list under the Agreement on South Asian Free Trade Area (SAFTA) which may see a liberalisation of agriculture trade too. “There has been an... Read more »

Afghanistan says Pakistan serious about backing peace efforts

Pakistan is genuine about backing the nascent Afghan peace process and shares the Kabul government’s goal of transforming the Taliban insurgency into a political movement, a senior Afghan government official told Reuters.... Read more »

Food Security Issues and Challenges in Pakistan

Food security is in fact much more than just food production, distribution and consumption. Food is the top most priority of everybody since our inception. It gives us energy to grow and... Read more »

Turkey to host Afghanistan-Pakistan summit

The presidents of Afghanistan and Pakistan will hold talks in Turkey on Tuesday and Wednesday in a bid to resolve a row after Kabul claimed an attack against its spy chief was... Read more »

Dr Imran murder case: MQM’s London office raided

Sunday, December 09, 2012 – London—London’s Metropolitan Police has confirmed it raided the Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s office located in Edgeware in connection with MQM leader Imran Farooq’s murder, the BBC reported on Saturday. According... Read more »

Pakistan’s graft image worsens

Islamabad: Corruption situation in Pakistan has worsened as its ranking on Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index (CPI) has fallen from 42nd most corrupt country in 2011 to 33rd in 2012. Releasing the... Read more »

Pakistan, India to operationalise visa regime soon

Pakistan and India will operationalise the landmark visa accord, signed in September, next week – a move that should help deliver tangible results of a nascent peace process between the arch rivals... Read more »

Telling the Truth : UN failed 20 million Sri Lankans not the ghost estimates

Exactly what is the UN’s game plan in continuously subjecting Sri Lanka to the wave of harassment it has been subject to increasing as a result of eliminating a terrorist organization when... Read more »

Bangladesh detains Myanmar Rohingya refugees

Police in southeastern Bangladesh have detained five Rohingya Muslims who fled deadly communal clashes in neighboring Myanmar, an officer said on Sunday. Mohammad Ismail, a police chief of Satkania in the district... Read more »

Pakistani soldier Muhammed Hussain is executed for murder

A Pakistani soldier sentenced to death four years ago has become the first man to be executed in the country for almost four years, officials say. Muhammed Hussain was condemned in 2008... Read more »

Pakistan frees Taliban prisoners

ISLAMABAD – The four-day crucial talks between chief peace negotiator of Afghanistan Salahuddin Rabbani and Pakistani officials concluded on Wednesday with Pakistan’s releasing of a group of Taliban prisoners to push forward... Read more »

China and India booms over

The catch-up boom in China, India, Brazil is largely over and will be followed by a drastic slowdown during the next decade, according to a grim report by America’s top forecasting body.... Read more »

Canada wants a peaceful resolution of Kashmir

Toronto ( November 12, 2012): Ottawa takes the issue of a peaceful resolution to the dispute in Kashmir seriously and continues to monitor the situation there, says Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister John... Read more »