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Latest Top (9) News

Outside the Olympic Cocoon, a Tokyo Abuzz Only With Cicadas
The sequestered Games have left the host city feeling like anything but.

Fri, 06 Aug 2021 00:01:37 +0000

As Taliban Advance, Biden Officials Cling to Hope for Afghan Peace
Taliban leaders and Afghan government negotiators still occasionally meet. But U.S. officials say prospects for a negotiated outcome appear to be fading fast.

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 23:24:11 +0000

Brian Houston of Hillsong Is Charged With Concealing Child Sexual Abuse
The Australian police alleged that Brian Houston, senior pastor at Hillsong, had failed to report assault by his father in the 1970s.

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 23:16:05 +0000

Second Best in the World at the Tokyo Olympics, but Still Saying Sorry
At the Tokyo Olympics, Japanese athletes who fell short of gold have apologized profusely — sometimes, even after winning silver.

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 22:50:32 +0000

Why India Struggles to Win Gold Medals in the Olympics
The government has overhauled an athletic system that was once underfunded and corrupt, but the pressure to perform weighs on competitors.

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 22:23:15 +0000

Is Taiwan Next?
In Taipei, young people like Nancy Tao Chen Ying watched as the Hong Kong protests were brutally extinguished. Now they wonder what’s in their future.

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 22:07:26 +0000

9-Year-Old’s Death in Delhi Renews Protests Against Sexual Violence
Her family accuses four men of raping her, then killing her and quickly cremating the body to hide evidence. Demonstrators in the capital say it still happens all too often.

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 21:04:00 +0000

Your Friday Briefing
Iran’s new hard-line president is sworn in.

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 21:01:58 +0000

Afghan War Casualty Report: August 2021
At least 115 Afghan security forces and 58 civilians were killed in Afghanistan in the first five days of August.

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 20:12:01 +0000

The Islamic Republic of Pakistan

Pakistan, a country in the west of Asia, right there where the Himalayas push to make the roof of the world, is a country with around 180 million people.  It has a functioning democratic government and a functioning judiciary; and a bandit element that at times overwhelms law and order.

Pakistan was part of India, but in the partition that caused such upheaval in 1947, the west wing of India became Pakistan and the east wing became Bangladesh. During that time, when the British left, Indian Muslims were forced out of India into Pakistan, and Indian Hindus forced out of the new countries to India. A lot of lives lost, fortunes lost. Bangladesh click here. India click here.

Pakistan is often in the news: today, May 28 2015, it is in the news because the CEO of a fake degree mill was arrested after the New York Times ran an article a week ago, saying the degree mill made up fake universities and high schools and issued beautiful looking diplomas for a price.

I have included a handful of videos and some news feeds, so you get a general idea of the country. Youtube has more than 5 million videos about Pakistan. I don't have the years left to watch them all.

Pakistan is always interesting, because it broke off from Britain and India on the same day, 14 Aug 1947, the day before India became independent. Also, because India does not like it, nor does China and it has nuclear weapons and a large area of territory that it claims, and so does India. It is the home of the first prime minister to give birth in office, Benazir Bhutto. It is the home of the youngest Nobel Laureate, Malala Yousafzi. It was the place of death of murdered American journalist, Daniel Pearl, and of assassinated Al Qaeda leader, Osama bin Laden

A great tragedy befell Pakistan in 2014, when a school was attacked and over 140 children massacred.

Pakistan produces some amazing cricketers, one who has transitioned into being a senior statesmen, after a successful marriage to a British lady, is Imran Khan.

Area controlled by Pakistan shown in dark green; claimed but uncontrolled territory shown in light green.
News feed from Tribune

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PBC seeks SJC action against judges ‘unfit’ for top court
Resolution states ‘seniority principle’ should be adhered to in all appointments to SC

Thu, 05 Aug 21 19:26:43 +0500

'Judiciary, parliament can’t invade each other’s domain'
Lawyer tells IHC no officer of Senate was subject to court jurisdiction

Thu, 05 Aug 21 19:14:19 +0500

British govt rejects Nawaz Sharif's visa extension plea
UK Home Office says former prime minister has right to appeal against the decision

Thu, 05 Aug 21 16:40:53 +0500

UK MPs castigate govt for keeping Pakistan on 'red list', moving India to amber
Accuse British govt of 'callous' behavoiur; point out lower rate of infection in Pakistan as compared to India

Thu, 05 Aug 21 11:45:37 +0500

Time to reverse decades old neglect of sports: Umar
Minister announces initiating two sports projects under Kamyab Jawan Programme

Thu, 05 Aug 21 08:51:53 +0500

Court rejects bail pleas of Zahir Jaffer's parents
Judge announces reserved ruling; says suspect's father helped him, deliberately concealed important information

Thu, 05 Aug 21 08:08:50 +0500
News feed from Islam Times

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Pakistan Locks Down Karachi amid New Coronavirus Surge
Islam Times - Pakistani authorities have imposed a lockdown in the southern Sindh province, including the commercial hub of Karachi and other urban centers, amid an alarming increase in COVID-19 cases.

Sat, 31 Jul 2021 17:49:12 GMT

Pakistan Calls for Political Settlement of Afghan Conflict
Islam Times - Pakistan's Foreign Ministry spokesperson has said that all energy should be focused on finding a political settlement of the conflict in Afghanistan.

Fri, 30 Jul 2021 18:33:37 GMT

Pakistan Reopens Afghan Border Crossing Seized by Taliban Militants
Islam Times - Pakistan has reopened a major southwestern border crossing that is currently under the control of the Taliban militant group in Afghanistan, allowing over 100 trucks carrying goods to cross into the conflict-ridden country.

Mon, 26 Jul 2021 16:50:13 GMT

Pakistan: Traces of Explosives Detected in Bus Blast Probe
Islam Times - Pakistan said on Thursday traces of explosives had been detected during an initial investigation into a bus blast that killed 13 people, including nine Chinese workers, and said a terrorist attack could not be ruled out as the cause of the incident.

Fri, 16 Jul 2021 02:21:28 GMT

Eight Killed, 39 Injured in Pakistan Bus Explosion
Islam Times - At least eight people, including four China nationals, were killed and 39 others injured on Wednesday morning when a blast hit a bus in Pakistan.

Wed, 14 Jul 2021 05:15:24 GMT

Minister: Pakistan Stands Firm Against Allowing US Access to Bases
Islam Times - Pakistan’s Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed reaffirmed Islamabad’s firm opposition to allowing the United States access to its airbases amid the hasty withdrawal of American forces from neighboring Afghanistan.

Mon, 12 Jul 2021 19:00:03 GMT