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Nothing too serious. Just utilizing some free-time. I hope i am not repeating the same things... Thought it would be interesting to discuss this, especially in today's context when the debate is so hot in Media and. Enjoy and before posting i would like to thank @Joe Shearer , for his help in editing.
PS: fancy English is all his doings...
@Side-Winder , could you please look to share it on social media, give it more audience. Would be appreciated.
The ‘System’-By WAJsal
The recent comments made by former President Pervez Musharraf regarding Democracy and its ineffectiveness in Pakistan incited strong and harsh reactions from different democratic sectors, particularly the politician. These statements begged the same old questions in one’s mind, ‘whether democracy is actually the best system for Pakistan…’ and many such questions linked to...
Hong Kong's Balance of Payments and International Investment Position statistics for second quarter of 2016 [22 Sep 2016]
HONG KONG SAR: At the end of the second quarter of 2016, Hong Kong's external financial assets and liabilities amounted to HK$ 34,269.5 billion and HK$ 25,619.8 billion respectively. After netting out the external financial liabilities from the external financial assets, Hong Kong was a net creditor. Hong Kong's net external financial assets amounted to HK$ 8,649.7 billion (at exchange of 7.76:1, equivalent to US$ 1.1114652 trillion) at the end of the second quarter of 2016, compared with HK$ 8,480.9 billion at the end of the first quarter of 2016.
Updates of World's Largest Creditor Nations
1) JAPAN: As per latest Ministry of Finance report, at the end of second quarter 2016, Japan's net IIP stood at yen 354,341 billion (at exchange of 103.64:1 equivalent to...
The DAWN gate : Corporate media interests vs national interest.
By: Atta Rasool Malik
13 October 2016 - Islamabad
Recently, I have witnessed an unprecedented level of confidence in Pakistan Army high command to take on India after rhetoric of so called 'surgical strikes’. People in the helm of affairs of Pakistan Army and Pakistan Air Force appeared to be very clear in regards to what and where to strike in case of any real attempt of a surgical strike by India. One of the Pakistani formation commander said’ “Yes. India has capability to carryout surgical strike in Pakistan but then we will not let it go. We will respond and will not care whether it is short or long war.”
He further added, “Our narrative during Kargil war was faulty that Mujaheedin had crossed the LoC and the Army had nothing to do with them. Resultantly, Indians kept pounding artillery shells on our posts like peace time drill and didn’t get desired bleeding as coordinated response from Pakistan Armed forces...
September 13 ,2016 BY Kim Petersen
What does the Rise of China mean for the rest of the world?
Interview with China Rising author Jeff Brown (Part 1 of 3
Punto Press, a small press dedicated to progressive titles, has published China Rising: Capitalist Roads, Socialist Destinations by Jeff J. Brown. The book is an effort to educate fellow Westerners about the realities of China and demolish the multiple layers of western disinformation and propaganda that demonize this nation with a 5000-year history.
Kim Petersen: First since you have years of experience in China. Whopper question to begin, yes, but as a lead-in could you sum up the major change(s) you’ve seen and what this bodes for the future of China and the world.
Jeff J. Brown: So, Kim, here is your whopper answer. China has never stopped adapting to what it needs to move forward, going back to liberation in 1949. During what I call the Mao Era (1949-1978), many reforms and measures were routinely implemented to...
Pakistan Navy : The Phoenix Rises
By: "Oscar" from team Pakistan Defence
Traditionally, the Pakistan Navy has been the stepchild within the branches of the Pakistani military. This has to do with the lack of understanding by the major decision influences within Pakistan’s military procurement programs; in this case, the Pakistan army, which tends to hoard the military budget(willingly or by virtue of size), followed by the Pakistan air force. Ironically, the Pakistan air force officers due to their greater exposure and generally better education in terms of military objectives in training (due to better quality syllabi and a much more selective plethora of candidates that become officers) are much more aware of Pakistan and its military deficiencies, but tend to be selfish when it comes to budgetary requests (as all individual branches within the world military forces are).
Another reason for the stepchild treatment has to do with the generally expensive nature...
Depicts young Kashmiri women standing resolutely infront of an Indian detention centre. The Graffiti reads "You Can Kill Us but You Can't Break Us"
Closure of ‘Kashmir Reader’ a Setback to Free Speech, Says Amnesty International India | KNO
KASHMIR Tuesday, October 4, 2016 KashmirNewsObserver
The order, passed by the District Magistrate of Srinagar and served to the publication on 2 October, states that the newspaper “contains such material and content which tends to incite acts of violence and disturb public peace and tranquillity”. “The newspaper has extensively covered the violence in Kashmir in recent months, and reports of human rights violations by security forces. The Kashmir Editors Guild (KEG) has described the ban as against the spirit of democracy and freedom of press,” said Aakar Patel, Executive Director, AII. “The District Magistrate’s order does not specifically mention any news items in Kashmir Reader that incited violence. This vaguely-worded shutdown order...
In Response to India's petition to declare Pak a Terrorist state which has over 1.5 Lac Signatures , Pakistan has come up with her own petition to the White house to declare India a Terrorist State ..
It already has 40,000 Signatures and counting ..
Is United Nation a useless organization ?
With majors powers controlled by a handful of countries , this organization is unjust . Majors powers use their influence to dictate terms . Its nothing but a battle ground of major powers . Major counties use Veto power to make things go their way .
What will happen if other major countries leaves UN and go independent ? What will be its impact ?
Pakistan's lame, apathetic foreign service
“The arrow shot by the archer may or may not kill a single person. But stratagems devised by a wise man can kill even babies in the womb.” ― Chanakya Kautilya
24/8/2016 - Islamabad
Long before Narendra Modi took over, India chalked out a comprehensive plan to marginalize and defame Pakistan globally. Islamabad’s incompetent political leaders, rash generals and lousy bureaucrats unknowingly contributed their fair share. Yes, it sounds disturbing and even melodramatic. But it’s very true. After the India military took one month to mobilize along Pakistani border following the Parliament attack, the Vajpayee-led government sought a standardized plan against Pakistan. The doctrine that resulted is called the Cold Start. Besides, various localized thrust of military hardware aimed at inflicting damage to the adversary and eventually disabling the use of nuclear option, it assigned equal significance to the government diplomatic arm – the...
A huge change is underway in China.
Over the next 10 years, the country plans to move 250 million people — the equivalent of Indonesia's entire population — into the country's rapidly-growing megacities.
To accommodate that enormous migration, the country has invested billions of dollars in massive infrastructure projects. Some are already complete, while others are still in the works.
From highways that span the continent, to the largest wind power base in the world, to enormous airports, to new cities in the desert, China is showing what it really means to do big things.
Robert Johnson and Vivian Giang contributed to an earlier version of this story.
“Efforts to duck or refuse legitimate scrutiny raise an obvious question: What, precisely, are you hiding from us?....States may shut my office out, but they will not shut us up. Neither will they blind us.” Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, the high commissioner for human rights at the United Nations, to India, as quoted by New York Times.
Indian Soldiers Assaulting Kashmiri Protesters Raising Pakistani Flag
Why is India refusing entry to UN Human Rights team in Indian-Occupied Kashmir? What is the Modi government hiding? Let's try and understand the answers to these question.
Armed Forces Special Powers Act:
When India's founding father Mohandas Gandhi started "Quit India" movement to seek India's independence from Britain, the colonial rulers of British India responded by imposing "The Armed Forces Special Powers Ordinance of 1942" on August 15, 1942.
After independence in 1947, the Indian government...
11TH NISHAN-E-HAIDER OF PAKISTAN — NAIK SAIF ALI JANJUA
HANZLA.SAJIDSEPTEMBER 12, 2016
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(Security Desk) — 88% copper, 10% tin and 2% zinc awarded to men with 100% heart of gold. Yes, the description aptly describes the recipients of Nishan-e-Haider. 10 men in the history of Pakistan have had the honor of receiving the country’s highest gallantry award over the course of 69 years.
The men are well known by the posters, short films, and lyrics of patriotic songs over the course of the years. A preview of the following poster from ’90s shows us the following:
The old list of Nishan-e- Haider without NK Saif Janjua. Poster published in ’90s.
The above figures are well known and a glimpse of their pictures will jog up your memories as to what names and achievements they have under their belts. But here is a little known fact; the list of Nishan-e-Haider has been upgraded and we have a new soldier entering in the midst of the great names among the...
Article here, excerpts below:
Commerce Minister Khurram Dastgir told the National Assembly Standing Committee on Commerce in February this year that in the face of slow progress by Kabul on the trilateral transit trade agreement, Pakistan wanted to revive its trade accord with China, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan to reach markets of Central Asia.
The four-nation pact was signed in 1995, but it came into force in May 2004, allowing goods transport to Central Asia via China. This is an alternative route on which Pakistan and China are working since transit and bilateral trade with Kabul has been at a standstill. This has upset both Delhi and Kabul with warnings and allegations coming from the latter from time to time.
PAKISTANI STARTUP ON COW MONITORING COLLAR WINS BIG
Thursday, 08 September 2016 16:56 Posted by Ali Ahmed 92
Who says that agricultural industry offers little scope for innovation and technology; a Pakistani startup Cowlar has won $10,000 for its smart collar device for cows.
The company won the top prize at the second edition of the Pakistan Start-Up Cup, held in Islamabad. The startup has invented a smart collar for cows that uses motion sensitive technology, providing information like when a cow is in heat. The device also helps farmers in achieving optimisation of milk production.
“In Pakistan and other developing markets farmers often fail to detect when their cows are in heat,” informed Umer Adnan, co-founder of Cowlar, as per Mashable. “Hence they can’t inseminate the cow in time and milk production goes down.”
Now, how does the device works? The company stated on its website, “The waterproof, durable smart collar secured on the animal transmits data to a solar...
Please note: It's nothing serious and not a long write-up on my part, i know i have missed some important topic. I have taken most of the content of the internet and have made sure to provide a source. And also note that, i am speaking in context of this region. Which also includes AJK. AJK and GB will equally benefit a lot from CPEC. It is supposed to be an informative and exciting read(hopefully). I have not looked to counter any conspiracy theories.
And as always, any suggestions are welcome. Please point out any mistakes.
CPEC and it’s benefits to GB
Published on Pakistan Defense
The Karakoram mountain range, Astore Valley. — Photo by Najeeb Mahmud
Gilgit-Baltistan, also known as ‘The Jewel of Pakistan’...and rightly so, the region holds some of the most breath-taking views in the world, from the highest peaks in the world...
#SeditionThis: Why I believe Pakistanis are the most gracious people in the world
by Harsh Mander
Published 5 hours ago. Updated 4 hours ago.
A mother’s wish to see her childhood home led to a journey of a lifetime into what many in India consider to be enemy land.
My mother was forced to leave behind the city of her birth, Rawalpindi, when she was just 18 because of the tumultuous ruptures of Partition. She had never returned. When she was to turn 75, I thought the best gift I could give her was to take her, if it was at all possible, to the city and to the home in which she was born.
I emailed my friends in Pakistan tentatively with my plan. They were immediately very welcoming. “Just get her visa, leave the rest to us”, they said. I applied for visas for my parents and the rest of my family. It seemed then a small miracle that we got these easily. I booked our flight tickets, and before long we were on our way.
Our flight landed at Lahore, and our friends drove...
Tribal MPs, FATA Reforms Committee agrees on 5-point agenda for changing FATA status
PESHAWAR, 24 August: Members of National Assembly (MNAs) and FATA Reforms Committee have agreed on a five-point agenda for bringing drastic changes in the administrative set up of FATA before merger in KP.
Talking to media in Islamabad on Tuesday, MNA from Kurram Agency Sajid Turi said that both the parties have agreed to replace Frontier Crimes Regulations (FCR) with FATA Good Governance Regulations (FGGR) in a meeting held on Monday. He said that appointment of 20,000 Levies personnel, establishing 49 new FATA wings in Frontier Corps (FC), extension of the jurisdiction of mainstream judicial system to FATA and 10-year development project are also part of the agenda.
Sajid Turi said that all the Temporary Displaced Persons (TDPs) would be sent back to their areas with dignity by the end of this year.
He said that works under the 10-year development project would also be launched in FATA in...
Indian media reports draw ire of politicians, public in G-B
By Shabbir Mir
Published: August 17, 2016
Many of them believe this has also cast a shadow on the genuine concerns of the people of G-B, who have been engaged in a peaceful struggle for their rights. PHOTO: FILE
GILGIT: Politicians and the public in Gilgit-Baltistan have been irked by Indian media reports which have billed political activities in Gilgit-Baltistan as anti-state movements. Many of them have raised questions over their credibility.
These media reports portrayed a video of an election rally, saying it was a separatist uprising against Pakistan. The rally was organised by Awami Workers Party (AWP) as part of the election campaign for Hunza by-elections.
The video, originally circulated by a news agency on Saturday, was shared by multiple Indian media outlets as evidence of an ongoing separatist movement in which hundreds of arrests have been made. In addition, the Indian media also...
Imran khan and Tahir ul Qadri once again decided to protest against government.
Although they are not united right now but thier converging political intrests will bring them closer in coming days/months to exert collective pressure on practically strong but morally weak government.
what will be the strategy of united opposition against government?
It is self evident that same strategy produces same result in similar conditions.
Political conditions are some what similar with the last year . Judiciary failed to perform any authoritative rule and I can't expect any proactive and authoritative role from Judiciary as it is beyond thier legitimate role to investigate NS in Panama Scandel without existence of Law on that subject and smilar suits.
It was the responsibility of the legislature to legislate but they couldn't due to obvious reasons. Sadly, in our country Party intrest is superior than National Intrest.
General Raheel Shareef is very much popular in public due...
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