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    AMERICA HAS HIGH EXPECTATIONS FOR INDIA. CAN NEW DELHI DELIVER?

    AMERICA HAS HIGH EXPECTATIONS FOR INDIA. CAN NEW DELHI DELIVER? India is a big deal in Washington these days. The old stereotype of a desperately poor, frustratingly stubborn India has been replaced by that of a shiny, IT-savvy global power on the move. A wave of think tank reports, books, and...
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    Are Pakistan and Saudi Arabia now friends in name only?

    _________________________________________________________________________ President Donald Trump started the year with a tweet accusing Pakistan of “lies and deceit” and followed that with the punitive measure of cutting $255 million in foreign military financing. In response, Islamabad...
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    'Stop us if you can': Religious parties in Mardan protest conviction of 31 men in Mashal's murder

    Life in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Mardan district came to a halt on Friday as thousands of workers and supporters of religious parties took to roads to pressure the government into releasing the 31 men convicted in the brutal murder of Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan student Mashal Khan, who was...
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    Afghan refugees win two-month extension in stay

    ISLAMABAD: Despite escalation of hostilities between Islamabad and Kabul in the backdrop of recent spate of terrorist attacks in Afghanistan, the federal cabinet on Wednesday approved to extend for two months the stay of Afghan refugees in Pakistan. The development coincided with the arrival of...
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    Share your recommended books to understand Pakistan from creation to the 21st century.

    This is more of a request more than anything. I'd love to get a deeper understanding and connection with Pakistan through literature that shows the good, the bad and the ugly of the country. But this thread can also become a good resource for people looking to get a deeper understanding of...
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    US to allow India to manufacture state of the art exclusive fighter jets (F-16s)

    Proposing to manufacture custom-built F-16 fighter jets in India, American aerospace and defence company Lockheed Martin said that it will give a unique opportunity to the Indian industry to become part of the world’s largest fighter aircraft ecosystem. “The India-specific fighter on offer and...
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    The Namak Harams are being exploited to the fullest by the US.

    PESHAWAR: The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) government has raised serious concerns and sought an explanation from the Afghan refugees’ commissioner after the United Nation High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) introduced a controversial syllabus for school children at the refugee camps. In a...
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    [A TRUE AMERICAN PERSPECTIVE ON PAKISTAN-SHOWS HOW THE US IS NO ALLY BUT A BACKSTABBING LITTLE ****]

    We’ve Been Here Before: Sticks Don’t Work Well with Pakistan The Trump Administration’s efforts to change Pakistan’s behavior are likely to fail. The U.S. is interested in three key issues in Pakistan. By playing hardball with one of them, we are likely to lose influence on all three...
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    SMOKERS’ CORNER: DECODING ‘PAKISTAN IDEOLOGY’

    Recently the head of the Jamaat-i-Islami (JI), a component of the Khyber Pkhtunkhwa (KP) government, congratulated his government for expunging “secular content” from textbooks being used in the province’s schools. The KP government’s two main component parties are the populist Pakistan...
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    Indian journalist goes missing after publishing story on convicted terrorist Kulbhushan Jadhav

    The story has also been retracted by the Indian media outlet Indian Journalist Chandan Nanday, who filed the story on Kulbhushan Jadhav, goes missing on Saturday. The story was published in Indian digital platform The Quint on Friday and has been retracted by the outlet on Saturday. The news...
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    Where did the Ummah run off to?

    So as many Pakistanis in the real world and in PDF love to explain to me how the Ummah will help us in any difficult circumstances, I'd love to know what they're doing right now except spending billions of dollars on their own personal desires? With the exception of Turkey no 'Ummah' Nation has...
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    [WaPo] The long history of incredibly fraught relations between the U.S. and Pakistan

    Pakistani security officials stand guard outside a mosque in 2015. (Jamal Tarakai/EPA) It started as a tweet Early in the morning on Jan. 1, President Trump lashed out at Pakistan, accusing the country of “lies & deceit” and of giving safe haven to terrorists. “No more!” he wrote. By...
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    SBP takes steps for transactions to be denominated in Chinese Yuan

    Both public and private sector enterprises (i.e. both Pakistanis and Chinese) are free to choose CNY (Web Desk) – State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), in the capacity of the policy maker of financial & currency markets, has taken comprehensive policy related measures to ensure that imports, exports and...
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    Religious group threatens Mansehra barbers with 'consequences' over 'un-Islamic' beards

    Pamphlets warning barber shop owners against styling customers' beards in 'un-Islamic' designs have been distributed across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Mansehra district, it emerged on Thursday. The pamphlets, a copy of which is available with Dawn.com, have been issued by a group called the...
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    Three FC personnel martyred in North Waziristan landmine blast

    NORTH WAZIRISTAN: At least three personnel of the Frontier Corps were killed when a landmine went off in North Waziristan near Pak-Afghan border. According to security sources, the landmine planted in Ghulam Khan tehsil of the tribal agency exploded when the vehicle of the personnel ran over...
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    Federal govt 'pressuring' Sindh Wildlife Dept to allow Bahraini royal to illegally hunt in Thar

    After the Sindh Wildlife Department expelled a Qatari hunting party from Thar, officials from the department alleged on Friday that they are now being pressured by the federal government to allow a royal guest from Bahrain to hunt in the area. Local officials claimed that the Qatari hunting...
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    It’s Time for Pakistan to Join the Eurasian Development Bank

    Joining the Eurasian Development Bank could send the strongest signal yet of Pakistan’s multipolar and friendly intentions towards Russia and dispel the second thoughts that some of Moscow’s Indian-aligned “deep state” elite may have about the sincerity of its motives, thereby accelerating the...
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    World Bank’s role in drafting Pakistan's oil exploration law stuns senators

    ISLAMABAD: An admission by a federal minister on the role of the World Bank in drafting of a law about apportionment of the country’s natural resources took senators by surprise on Wednesday, prompting the Senate chairman to seek a written response from the petroleum ministry about the extent to...
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    Kashmir Conflict - A gut wrenching view from WaPo

    This is a special type of article from WaPo so there's no point of copying and pasting it on here but this is definitely worth a read...
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    Diamer-Bhasha dam is still under construction but outside of CPEC

    An official with China’s top planning agency said he does not accept Pakistan’s claim that it decided to cancel a US$14 billion infrastructure deal with China because Beijing was making demands that were impossible to meet, state media reported. The Chinese government did not ask for ownership...

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