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Modi’s rise to power and Pakistani leadership


General (Retd) Mirza Aslam Beg These are very challenging times for the political leadership of India and Pakistan “to actualize the meaning of change into true democratic ethos,” which the ... Read More »

Pakistan assures UK PM of promoting Afghan peace deal efforts


Maverick Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Sunday assured visiting British Prime Minister David Cameron of promoting efforts to reach a peace deal in Afghanistan before the withdrawal of NATO forces. “We ... Read More »

With increase in GST, ordinary Pakistanis to pay more for essentials


Internews Report KARACHI: The one percent hike in the General Sales Tax (GST) from 16 to 17 percent in Pakistan’s budget for fiscal year 2013-14, which begins from July 01, ... Read More »

Pakistan’s ruling party of industrialists serves up ‘business friendly’ first budget

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif formally signs the budget documents for 2013-14 after approval by the cabinet on June 12, 2013.

Internews Report ISLAMABAD: The first Rs3.6 trillion budget of the new government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s Pakistan Muslim League — a party of industrialists — presented within a week ... Read More »

New PM outlines Pakistan’s foreign policy priorities

A file photo of Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif.

Maverick Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s newly-elected Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday outlined the priorities of his government’s foreign policy, stressing immediate attention on the neighboring countries. In a message for ... Read More »

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 »

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 »

The end of time for rulers!


General (Retd) Mirza Aslam Beg No, this is not going to happen the way Dr Tahirul Qadri wants nor his ‘dharna’ (sit-in) at Jinnah Avenue is going to be the ... Read More »

Islamabad tense as cleric seeks dissolution of assemblies by Tuesday noon


Maverick Report ISLAMABAD: A Pakistani-Canadian, who led a march on Islamabad, has set the deadline of 11 a.m. on Tuesday for the dissolution of the assemblies, declaring that the president, ... 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 »

Four killed, 42 injured in Karachi explosion


Maverick Report KARACHI: Four people were killed and at least 42 others sustained injuries in a blast in Federal B Area of this port city of Pakistan on Tuesday evening. ... Read More »

Pakistani people asked to follow Jinnah’s principles in letter, spirit

Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah

Maverick Report LAHORE: The golden principles of Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah will have to be followed in letter and spirit for making Pakistan an Islamic welfare state in the real ... Read More »