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UK unveils support to help prevent 120,000 child deaths in Pakistan


Maverick Report ISLAMABAD: During the second and final day of her visit to Pakistan, UK Secretary of State for International Development Justine Greening on Tuesday gave details of new British ... Read More »

UK pledges to help support 4m Pakistani children in school

ISLAMABAD: UK Secretary of State for International Development Justine Greening in a meeting with Pakistan’s Minister for Finance Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh on January 21, 2013.

Maverick Report ISLAMABAD: Secretary of State for the UK’s Department for International Development Justine Greening on Monday arrived in Pakistan where she confirmed the UK’s commitment to help support four ... Read More »

The name of the game!


General (Retd) Mirza Aslam Beg Dr Tahirul Qadri’s long march started from Lahore on January 13, 2013, challenging the “most corrupt government and the equally corrupt opposition” but ultimately it ... Read More »

Pakistani opposition parties demand announcement of election schedule

LAHORE: Flanked by leaders of other political parties, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz President Mian Nawaz Sharif briefing media about the deliberations at a meeting of opposition parties on January 16, 2013.

Maverick Report LAHORE: The Pakistani opposition parties on Wednesday demanded of the Pakistan People’s Party-led coalition government to forthwith announce schedule for fresh elections, clearly giving date for the installation ... Read More »

Pakistan: Political violence leaves 205 dead in second week of Jan 2013


Maverick Report ISLAMABAD: Fifty-one incidents of political violence from January 5 to 11 claimed 205 lives and injured 263 others across Pakistan with civilians being the major target, constituting 84 ... Read More »

Boys primary schools in Pakistan lack non-teaching staff


Maverick Report ISLAMABAD: The lack of sanctioned positions for non-teaching staff was observed in government boys’ primary schools in Pakistan with on average only one person appointed to work either ... Read More »

Pakistan, India activate visa-on-arrival regime today


Maverick Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and India are set to activate new visa regime for the people more than 65 years of age and provide them visa on arrival with effect ... Read More »

Governor rule imposed in Pakistan’s restive Balochistan province


Maverick Report QUETTA: Pakistan Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has announced the imposition of the governor rule in the troubled Balochistan province under Article 234 of the country’s constitution, dismissing ... Read More »

Qul for PML-N chief’s brother to be held tomorrow


Maverick Report LAHORE: The Qul prayers for Muhammad Abbas Sharif, younger brother of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif who ... Read More »

Extortion cases on the rise in Pakistan


Maverick Report ISLAMABAD: Extortion cases sharply increased 16 times during October with 427 first information reports (FIRs) registered in eight districts of Pakistan as compared to 25 FIRs registered in ... Read More »

Pakistan: Political violence left 89 dead between Dec 29 and Jan 7


Maverick Report ISLAMABAD: Political violence between December 29, 2012 and January 4, 2013 affected 190 people in 25 incidents across Pakistan and left 89 people dead and 94 injured with ... Read More »

UNHCR project helps refugee, host community women overcome taboos


Maverick Report QUETTA: Durkhanai, an Afghan refugee, and Hira Shaheen, a Pakistani, are two women sharing a story of courage and resilience. The sole bread winners in their families, the ... Read More »