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Can PIA be revived?

Reviving PIA For decades, PIA successfully competed with world-class airlines. However, the national flag carrier is, regrettably, losing its reputation day by day, both on the national and international levels. Negative reports regarding the airline are being unearthed every day. Once the only route to the US favoured by regional countries, including China, PIA is currently limiting its flight operations …

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Why is Saudi Prince hiding his mother from his father

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud—known as MBS—has reportedly hidden his mother from his father, King Salman, to safeguard the young crown prince’s path to the throne. MBS has kept his parents apart for over two years, according to 14 current and former senior U.S. officials who spoke to NBC News citing several years of intelligence analysis.The crown prince …

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IMF: Pakistan’s external debt to cross $103 billion by 2019

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has assessed Pakistan’s gross external financing needs at a record $27 billion for the next fiscal year, but warned that arranging the financing at favourable rates will now be a challenge due to risks to the country’s debt sustainability. In its post-programme monitoring report, the IMF also forecast that due to additional borrowings, Pakistan’s external …

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Pakistan’s inability to grasp water crisis threat

Pakistan's inability to grasp water crisis threat

Beneath the headlines, a massive water crisis is unfolding in Pakistan that has profound implications for the country’s stability and security. Rapid urbanization and conflict combined with corruption, crime and years of mismanagement have left a massive proportion of the population without access to clean water. And now, this long-festering crisis threatens to upend Pakistan’s politics. Perhaps the strangest thing …

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$140 million for K-P roads improvement – ADB

ADB to give $140 million for improving K-P roads Pakistan and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Wednesday signed an agreement for a $140-million loan to improve road network and enhance road safety and maintenance in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P). The agreement was signed by Economic Affairs Division Secretary In-charge Syed Ghazanfar Abbas Jilani and ADB Country Director Xiaohong Yang. It was …

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