Salman Masood

  • ISLAMABAD - President of Pakistan Dr. Arif Alvi gave a stern warning to India Thursday saying that any attempt to carry out a false flag operation in Kashmir will be met with an equal and befitting response. President Alvi further asserted India will never succeed in making occupied Kashmir a part ...

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  • Islamabad - The platelets of Nawaz Sharif never dropped to a life-threatening level. It’s all an elaborate hoax. The former prime minister is old and unwell — but not on the death bed. Some very close relatives and some officials of the shadowy deep state cobbled up a scheme to allow Mr ...

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  • Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday announced a three-year extension in the term of army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa, who was earlier scheduled to retire in November this year. The extension means Gen Bajwa, a powerful army chief under whose tenure the clout of the military has increased ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Fireworks were already being expected out of the meeting between Prime Minister Imran Khan and US President Donald Trump. But the meeting at the White House exceeded all expectations. The outcome enlivened Pakistan and dampened the spirits of the Indians. Mr Khan not only pulled one of ...

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  • Islamabad - It was always about the economy. When General Qamar Javed Bajwa, the army chief, spoke at a seminar about the interplay of the economy and security in Karachi in 2017, he said he was concerned about the country’s low tax-to-GDP ratio, the current account imbalance, lack of tax ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The visit of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman to Islamabad is unprecedented in its scale and hugely significant in its geopolitical implications. Prime Minister Imran Khan got a strong endorsement from the heir to the Saudi throne. The Crown Prince Mohammad said at a reception ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan’s experience with parliamentary democracy has not been very enviable. Political parties have failed to make the most of this system. Each experience of democratic tenure has resulted in sheer disappointments, if not failures. In the early and mid-90s, corruption tainted ...

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  • Islamabad - Prime Minister Imran Khan received a standing ovation as he walked in to attend the Defense and Martyrs Day ceremony at the General Headquarters earlier in September. Imran Khan had taken oath as the prime minister just a few weeks ago and was basking in the glow of his electoral ...

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  • Islamabad - Last week marked the completion of a hundred days of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf political party in office. Given the country’s endemic structural problems and dysfunction, expecting the party, a first-time entrant in the corridors of power, to pull a miracle in just over three weeks ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The newly elected Pakistani government will ease restrictions and limitations on visas for foreign journalist and will have a much more relaxed visa policy than the previous regime, the federal information minister said Wednesday. Fawad Chaudhry, the Federal Minister for Information and ...

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  • Islamabad - Despite all uncertainties, conspiracy theories and apprehensions, we are finally here: The Election Day. It has been one hell of a ride. The political tumult and instability of the past couple of years were dizzying. The run-up to the election was incredibly messy and ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The political turmoil in the country has reached a new crescendo. The latest voice adding to the state of uncertainty was that of speaker national assembly Ayaz Sadiq, who expressed his skepticism about the completion of parliament’s term. The speaker alluded to some ...

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