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Politics

Pakistan says Asia Bibi’s rights will be respected

Imran Khan on Tuesday reaffirmed his government’s resolve to respect the Supreme Court’s judgement in the case of Asia Bibi, a Christian woman recently freed from prison after her blasphemy conviction was overturned.

Curiosity, Politics

Woman accused of blasphemy freed in Pakistan

Asia Bibi was initially found guilty of blasphemy and sentenced to death.

Diplomacy, Economics

Pakistan-China meeting hints at reinforced ties

Pakistan – China Joint Statement speaks of expansion in ties, no mention of immediate support.

Curiosity, Politics

Imran Khan delivers warning to religious groups

Pakistan premier Imran Khan warns off religious group after supreme court rules on high profile blasphemy case.

Economics

$6bn bailout package is a big breather for Pakistan

Saudi Arabia’s bailout package is much needed relief for the country’s ailing economy.

Curiosity

Top Pakistan court reinstates ban on airing of Indian content on TV channels

The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Saturday reinstated a ban on the transmission of Indian content on local television channels.

Economics, Politics

Imran addresses corruption, economy in national address

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan addressed the nation on Wednesday promising to crack down on corruption and detailing loans he secured from Saudi Arabia.

Diplomacy, Politics

Imran’s Saudi visit questioned after journalist murdered

A Dawn editorial asks if Imran’s visit to Saudi Arabia is in Pakistan’s best interest.

Analysis, Politics

Bangladesh approves new digital security act

Bangladesh has signed the Digital Security Bill into law amid widespread criticism that it curbs freedom of speech and expression and media freedom.

Economics

Pakistan may need to borrow from IMF, says PM

Prime Minister Imran Khan said that Pakistan might need to return to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to address its mounting balance of payments crisis.

Diplomacy, Opinion

Pakistan has a Saudi Arabia question it needs to answer

Pakistan needs Saudi money but not its geopolitics.

Diplomacy, Opinion

Dialogue is only way to resolve Kashmir issue

The only way to end an ongoing, bloody conflict in Kashmir is for both sides to come to the table.

Diplomacy, Economics

India – Pakistan trade potential valued at $37 billion

India and Pakistan have merely scratched the surface of their bilateral trade potential,  a World Bank report said.

Politics

Former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif released from jail

Nawaz Sharif and his family were released from Adiala jail on Wednesday after the Islamabad High Court suspended their respective prison sentences in the Avenfield corruption case earlier in the day.

Diplomacy, Politics

US suspension of aid not a ‘life or death situation’ for Pakistan, says navy chief

Pakistan’s navy chief said though the decision by US to suspend security assistance to Pakistan was not a favourable one, it was not a life or death situation.

Diplomacy

Imran Khan’s opportunity with America

At first blush, it’s easy to dismiss any notion of a struggling US-Pakistan relationship improving under a government led by Imran Khan.

News

Muslim countries have failed to tackle matter of blasphemous content: Imran Khan

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan says absence of an international policy against generation of blasphemous content is a “collective failure” on part of Muslim countries.

Diplomacy

Khan says dialogue key to resolving India, Pakistan issues

Prime Minister Imran Khan’s tweeted once again invite India to dialogue and pursue peace, terming it the “best way to alleviate poverty and uplift the people of the subcontinent.

Politics

Imran Khan: Creating the biggest political storm of the year

Imran Khan has created a political firestorm in Pakistan, with the country divided on how they view the leader.

Analysis, Politics

Is Afghanistan another ‘Vietnam’ scenario for the US

Dawn takes a closer look at the comparisons between Vietnam and the US involvement in Afghanistan.

Diplomacy, Politics

US questions fairness of Pakistan’s elections

The United States has questioned the fairness of Wednesday’s elections in Pakistan adding that it shared the concerns expressed by the 

News

Pakistan’s PTI leads in much-delayed poll results

Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf has obtained a clear edge over other parties in the 11th general elections.

Politics

Returning to fulfil my promise to honour the vote, Nawaz says

Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif said that he is returning to Pakistan from London to fulfil his pledge to “honour the vote.

Opinion, Politics

Children of war

An entire generation of Syrian children faces psychological damage, ever-increasing danger and death.

Economics, Opinion

CPEC 2018 Summit: Cashing in on the Renminbi

The internationalisation of the Renminbi will be key to furthering trade with China, writes Shahzad Dada.

Opinion, Politics

Pakistan’s caretaker government takes over

One hopes the caretakers and their successors in the years ahead will strengthen democratic conduct.

Opinion

Two steps forward?

Armenia and Malaysia share one common similarity, could they be on the cusp of change?.

Opinion

Israeli brutality and US apathy on view

Even by Israeli standards, the level of brutality unleashed on Monday was almost unprecedented, as snipers took shots at Palestinian protesters.

Opinion, Politics

Elections and violent conflict in Pakistan

Barring the 1970 election, which witnessed a brutal civil war in its aftermath, the 2013 poll remains one of the most violent in Pakistan’s history.

Analysis, Opinion

Before breaking into song

Kathua rape: BJP is not the only party using rape as a political tool.

Diplomacy, Opinion

Saudi-Israel thaw?

Today’s Arab governments are willing to put Palestine issue on the back burner to establish ties with Israel.

Opinion

Malala validates activists in Pakistan

Being an activist in Pakistan is hard but when I met Malala my work seemed validated, says Sarah Belal in an editorial.

Curiosity

Malala returns to Pakistan for first time since attack

Malala Yousafzai arrived in Pakistan on Thursday, more than five years after she survived a Taliban attack.

Opinion

Removing hate speech from sermons

An editorial in Dawn newspaper asks how we can remove hate speech from inflammatory sermons.