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Majority of Pakistanis do not trust India, Russia: survey

Maverick Report ISLAMABAD: A sizeable majority of Pakistanis do not trust India (74 per cent) and Russia (69 per cent), according to the results of a Gilani Research Foundation survey ... Read More »

14 per cent teaching posts vacant in Pakistan’s boys high schools

Maverick Report ISLAMABAD: Fourteen per cent of the sanctioned teaching posts and 12 per cent of the sanctioned non-teaching posts were lying vacant in Pakistan’s government-run boys high schools monitored ... Read More »

Only 19% Pakistanis trust US, 28% trust Britain: poll

Maverick Report ISLAMABAD: Only 19 per cent and 28 per cent Pakistanis trust the United States and Britain, respectively, results of a Gilani Research Foundation Poll carried out by Gallup ... Read More »

Pakistani MP resigns in protest against govt’s failure to serve masses

Maverick Report ISLAMABAD: Ms Marvi Memon, a courageous Pakistani parliamentarian, on Wednesday resigned from her seat in the National Assembly as well as from her Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) party, ... Read More »

Pakistan has largest refugee population in world: UNHCR

Maverick Report GENEVA: Pakistan has the largest refugee population at 1.9 million and the country also has the biggest economic impact with 710 refugees for each dollar of its per ... Read More »

Bombing shatters young tribesman’s dream to become journalist

Rahimullah Yusufzai Young Shafiullah was on way to becoming a journalist but the barbaric suicide bombing at the Khyber Super Market in Peshawar on June 11 took his life and ... Read More »

Waiting for the command decision

General (Retd) Mirza Aslam Beg On August 17, 1988, I didn’t consult any of my corps commanders or principal staff officers (PSOs) and called upon the naval and air chiefs, ... Read More »

Pak-US relations at a critical point: Hillary Clinton

General (Retd) Mirza Aslam Beg Threat to our national security increased with the occupation of Afghanistan in 2001, and has reached dangerous proportions now, as the defeated forces are seeking ... Read More »

New Pakistan envoy to Turkey assumes charge of his office

Maverick Report ANKARA: Muhammad Haroon Shaukat on June 15 assumed his duties as Pakistan’s new ambassador to Turkey. A career diplomat, Muhammad Haroon Shaukat joined the Foreign Service of Pakistan ... Read More »

Malaysian firm wins $14m power-generation deal in Pakistan

Maverick Report KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian investors and businessmen have vast opportunities for investment in Pakistan’s energy sector given a massive gap between demand and supply with power shortage reaching 7,000MW ... Read More »

Majority of Pakistanis consider lottery, prize bonds against Islam: study

Maverick Report ISLAMABAD: As many as 69 per cent Pakistanis know what lottery and prize bond schemes are while 60 per cent of the people consider the lottery and prize ... Read More »

Nadra urges Pakistanis to get their identity cards renewed

Maverick Report ISLAMABAD: The National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) has urged all Pakistani citizens to have their expired computerised national identity cards renewed immediately to avoid any inconvenience in ... Read More »