Pakistan

'Had Jinnah lived, Pakistan's political trajectory would have been different'

The Pakistan of today may have been "overwhelmed by unsavoury perceptions of it" but according to the country's leading cultural critic Nadeem F. Paracha, its founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah, was anticipating "a diverse country" where engagement between a Muslim majority and other faiths in various spheres would be able to construct a "dynamic" society and state.

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Jails across Pakistan overcrowded: Report

Jails in Pakistan house 57 per cent more prisoners than their authorised capacity and two-thirds of the total prison population is either awaiting or undergoing trial as compared to 27 per cent at the international level, according to a report.

Islamabad's new international airport inaugurated

Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Tuesday inaugurated the newly-built Islamabad International Airport with the landing of the first commercial flight.

Pakistan envoy visits Punjab, Haryana, Golden Temple

In a welcome sign of diplomatic thawing, Pakistan High Commissioner Sohail Mahmood paid an official visit to the Indian states of Haryana and Punjab from April 23-25 during which he held talks with state dignitaries, academics, businessmen and media persons. He also visited the Golden Temple, the holiest Sikh shrine in Amritsar. There is still a substantial Sikh population in Punjab and the country's has some of the holiest Sikh shrines, including Nankana Sahib, where Guru Nanak, the first guru of the Sikhs, was born.

CPEC: Super luxury gated golf community coming up in Gwadar

The over $60 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, a key connectivity link of Beijing’s Belt and Road initiative (BRI), is forging ahead, with now a super luxury  $265 million gated golf community planned in the port city of Gwadar. 

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Developing countries need support to combat climate change: India

Reminding the developed world of their commitments to developing countries, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday said developing countries need support to combat climate change.

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As countermeasure, India hikes import duty on 29 US products

In a retaliatory move against the recent US import duty hikes, India on Thursday raised customs duty on 29 products, including on iron and steel products imported from the US.

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