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The Georgetown Institute’s Women, Peace and Security index has ranked Pakistan the fourth worst country in the world for women.


If you want to see what ‘playing with fire’ literally means, just look at what’s been happening in Pakistan in the last three weeks.


To say that recent developments are disturbing would be a vast understatment. The PML-N government should gather the torn shreds of its dignity and pack up shop.


The long stand-off between the authorities and Islamist protesters on the edges of Islamabad, once again, has exposed the vulnerability of the Pakistan government while dealing with extremist groups.


On Friday, November 25, the US State Department, and later the White House, reprimanded Pakistan for its act of freeing Hafiz Saeed from house arrest.


The disturbing and chaotic events of Saturday have shattered the PML-N government’s credibility. As vigilante mobs took to the streets across the country and threatened the life and property of law-abiding citizens, the federal government dissolved into a mass of confusion, contradiction and incompetence.


The Joint Cooperation Committee has approved the Long Term Plan for bilateral cooperation under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).


Last month, India sent its first consignment of wheat to Afghanistan through the Iranian port of Chabahar; in the following six months it will send six more.


On Wednesday, a provincial review board rejected Punjab government’s request for extension of the house arrest of Jamaat ud Dawa’s (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed .



The seventh Joint Cooperation Committee meeting ended on Tuesday leaving more questions than answers in its wake.


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