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The G7 and BRI

Recently, the G7 summit was held in Germany’s Schloss Elmau on June 26, 2022. The big development that came to the fore this time is the proclamation of a mega project named the Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment (PGII), by G7 countries including the US, UK, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the European Union. The…

Past in Perspective

The European Union has decades of experience in overcoming crises and has always emerged stronger after. –Jean-Claude Juncker After the end of WW2, European countries wanted to have closer economic, social and political ties so that they could achieve growth, achieve military security and promote a lasting reconciliation between France and…

Jihad phobia

The only politician who never exploited religion and instead devoted his life to serving the people honestly was Quaid-e-Azam, who gave us a country, where we can live as citizens of a free state, enjoying equal rights irrespective of caste, creed, ethnicity and sex. There were many other pioneers of the political freedom struggle waged by…

Project management issues

Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA) came into being by the Lahore Development Authority in 1976 for the designing, planning and maintenance of water supply, sewerage and drainage system in Lahore in order to provide clean tap water and avoid puddles of water all over the city which makes the life of citizens difficult. The main problem faced…

UN development projects

The Youth and Social cohesion project is a part of the bigger project of Youth Empowerment undertaken by the United Nations Development Programmes. This project was initiated in 2015, the main objective of the project was to empower and facilitate the youth in conflict-prone areas like Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa as well as to strengthen social…

Deadly Flooding

After experiencing heavy rainfall for the past few days, major areas in Quetta, Islamabad and Rawalpindi were flooded with as much as 13 feet of still-standing water. Roofs of houses collapsed while cars were swept away by fast-flowing water in the streets. Amid this chaos, at least nine people—including children and women—lost their lives. This…

Right to know facts

It is time that we start telling the truth to people, regarding commitments made by successive governments with IMF, World Bank and all other international financial institutions instead of the fiction which every government has been painting. The first financial package from IMF was negotiated in 1958, whilst the junta celebrated the Decade…

BRICS at the crossroads

The 2022 BRICS Summit’s theme focused on high-quality partnerships to usher in a new era for global development. The leaders of China, Russia, India, Brazil and South Africa reiterated the need to resolve the Iranian nuclear issue in accordance with international law while committing to respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all…

Peace talks with the TTP

The reported peace talks between Pakistan and the TTP have triggered a mixed reaction among the masses: one section supports these negotiations as means of peaceful resolution of the issues, while the other sees it as the capitulation of the state to the TTP’s demands. While there is no second opinion on the fact that the deadly terrorist…

Grappling the Islamophobia

The recent blasphemous remarks reflect the growing Islamophobia under the Modi regime. Needless to say, from legitimised destruction of the Babri masjid in India to the terrorist mass shooting at Christchurch mosque in New Zealand, Muslims are constantly being oppressed, targeted and subjugated worldwide. However, India’s hijab…

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