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Former Pakistan PM, daughter given parole to attend wife's burial

Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law, retired captain Mohammad Safdar, were released from Rawalpindi’s Adiala Jail on parole after his ailing wife Begum Kulsoom Nawaz died in a London hospital on Tuesday.

Pak-US Terms of Engagement

The region is once again in the spotlight. The only good news is that during the US Secretary of State’s visit to Islamabad, the two sides endorsed cooperation despite the obvious challenges facing the Pak-US relationship.

Afghanistan, Pakistan, India on White House list of 'major' drug trade and transit countries

Afghanistan, Pakistan and India continue to remain on the White House list of 21 countries that are “major” transit points for or producer illicit drugs. The annual list was released on Tuesday as US President Donald Trump prepares for a global campaign against drugs at the United Nations later this month.

Afghan Taliban prepare for peace talks with US

The Taliban are preparing to send a delegation for talks with US officials about ending the conflict in Afghanistan and the meeting could address a possible prisoner swap, two officials involved with the process said on Tuesday.

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For creating an ecologically-friendly environment in Pakistan

  Unchecked urbanisation, overpopulation, tap water mixed with sewage water, raw industrial domestic effluents going straight into River Ravi without any cleansing process. Depleting ground water without adequate recharge of ground aquifers.


Fitch raises India's FY19 GDP growth forecast to 7.8%

US multinational Fitch Ratings on Friday raised India's GDP growth forecast for the current fiscal to 7.8 per cent, up from their earlier estimate of 7.4 per cent, indicating, however, that ...