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While the people die of hunger in Sudan…

South Sudanese who have fled to Uganda – escaping rape, murder, assault and torture – share their stories. Moyo, Yumbe, and Adjumani, Uganda – Edina Itaya shakes under the scorching sun in northern Uganda . Mechanically, she describes her oldest son’s final day in South Sudan . “They came to our house and took my son, drowned him in the …

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Pakistan may never get its wealth back from Swiss Banks

Pakistan may never get its wealth back from Swiss Banks

Pakistan and Switzerland have signed a revised pact to improve bilateral exchange of information regime regarding Swiss bank accounts. However, there are bleak chances of recovery of $200 billion hidden by Pakistanis in the Alpine State. Switzerland’s Ambassador to Islamabad Marc George and the Federal Board of Revenue Chairman Dr Mohammad Irshad on Wednesday signed the revised Avoidance of Double …

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Some lessons for Trump if he wants to work with Muslim nations

Some lessons for Trump if he wants to work with Muslim nations

U.S. President Donald Trump has emphasized that a central focus of his administration will be to wipe the so-called Islamic State “from the face of the Earth.” Key presidential advisers like Steve Bannon have spoken of Islam as the enemy of the United States and the West. And now Trump has signed a second Muslim-focused travel ban involving six nations …

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Gwadar’s mixed emotions on CPEC

Gwadar's mixed emotions on CPEC

small compound in Gwadar town’s old area is littered with coils of polyvinyl chloride (PVC). Around six workers calibrate a moulding machine mounted inside a parked truck and pass the coils through it. Pipes of different diameters and sizes come out from the other side. This is Gwadar’s first pipe manufacturing plant. The rudimentary contraption belongs to a famous PVC …

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Can Panama verdict solve Pakistan’s real issues

Can Panama verdict solve Pakistan's real issues

Do you recall the magical scene in movies where the lost protagonist keeps ending up at the same place? The Pakistani nation is somewhat like that, going in circles. Nothing illustrates this circular movement better than the Panama tragi-comedy that has brought us back to square one. Déjà vu all over again. Let me begin with a startling personal hypothesis. …

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Pakistan’s first female Foreign Secretary – Tehmina Janjua

Tehmina Janjua on Monday assumed charge as the new foreign secretary of Pakistan, becoming the first woman in the history of the country to assume the position, Radio Pakistan reported. Janjua replaces Aizaz Chaudhry, a career diplomat who has taken up charge as Pakistan’s new ambassador to the United States. The Foreign Office issues the following statement after the announcement …

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French Ambassador offers Pakistan passage to Europe

French ambassador to Pakistan Martine Dorance has said that France wants to be a gateway for Pakistan to Europe and will welcome more students for receiving higher education in the French universities. “We will welcome more students from Pakistan in our country. We want to be a gateway to Europe for Pakistan,” said the ambassador in her brief remarks at …

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Pakistan – India water dispute talks begin

The 113th Indo-Pak Indus Water Commission conference commenced in Islamabad Monday. Discussions on disputed projects including Miyar, Lower Kalnai, and Pakal Dul are on the agenda of the two-day meeting between Pakistani officials and the 10-member Indian delegation. The Indian delegation is led by Indian Indus Water Commissioner P.K. Saxena. Pakistan’s Indus Water Commissioner Mirza Asif Baig is leading the Pakistani officials …

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Pakistan Census 2017 begins amid tight security

Pakistan launches its first census in nearly two decades, with security high as thousands of enumerators backed by the military began the enormous, politically-charged count. www.eaglenews.ph

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PTI Chief warns PML-N to not misuse cybercrime bill

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has warned the government against using the cybercrime law against political opponents, saying that his party would resist the ruling political party’s attempts to establish their dictatorship in the country. In a statement issued by the PTI’s central media department here on Tuesday, the PTI chief alleged that the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government …

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