September 25, 2014

Executive Summary: General Elections (GE) 2013, the seventh since 1970, held after the completion of 5-year tenure of democratically elected five federal and provincial governments, were historically unique on many counts.

September 25, 2014

PERFORMANCE OVERVIEW OF KP GOVERNMENT (May 2013 – Sept 2014) Tall claims were made in 2013 elections of a better governance model by PTI based on which it got elected. Since past 14 months we have not seen the “Naya” Pakistan promised neither in D-Chowk nor in KP.

March 1, 2013

ISLAMABAD, Feb 28: Bypassing the order of a parliamentary committee to rectify the irregularities in selection of 44 trade officers, the commerce ministry has asked the department concerned to expedite departure of selected officers for postings in foreign missions before any legal hurdles arise. The irregularities came to the surface when a list of the …Read More →

March 1, 2013

LAHORE, Feb 28: A senior ENT surgeon of Allama Iqbal Medical College/Jinnah Hospital, Prof Dr Rashid Zia, has said the prevalence of profound hearing loss in Pakistan is 1.6 per cent per 1,000 population and the ratio is increasing every year. Quoting a report of the National Institute of Health (NIH), Islamabad, he said that …Read More →

March 1, 2013

CHITRAL, Feb 28: Members of the Kalash community have complained that the computerised national identity cards issued by the National Database Registration Authority to them have no mention of their religion and caste. These people live in Bumburate, Birir and Rumbur, three valleys in the south of Chitral, and are known for their unique and …Read More →

March 1, 2013

PESHAWAR, Feb 28: Benefits of economic revitalisation programme could not trickle down to militancy-affected entrepreneurs in tribal areas due to bureaucratic hurdles, tough conditions and lengthy documentation process. The multimillion dollars economic revitalisation project was launched in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Federally Administered Tribal Areas to provide financial grant to people for rehabilitation and upgradation of …Read More →

March 1, 2013

ISLAMABAD – At least 352 people were killed and 699 were injured in 27 bomb blasts that ripped through various areas across Pakistan during the first two months of the current year. According to official figures, in January, 16 blasts which took place in different parts of the country caused 199 casualties and left 380 …Read More →

February 11, 2013

ISLAMABAD – OGDCL has taken 3052 work charge temporary workers on direct daily wages basis who were working with the organization through third party contractor since last many years to provide them maximum amount of benefit, majority of these workers are locals of the areas where OGDCL operations are under progress. OGDC has two categories of employees, …Read More →

February 11, 2013

KARACHI – The Pakistani rupee devalued to almost Rs 100 against a dollar Monday because of tightening in the inter-bank market. Under immense pressure for negatives in the country’s external account, the rupee traded between Rs 99.75 and Rs 99.95 on the open market while the inter-bank market saw the greenback changing hands at Rs 98.70 in …Read More →

February 11, 2013

KARACHI – Monday was a turbulent day in the bond markets of Pakistan. There was a lot of confusion amongst the bond market traders regarding the exact messages coming out of the State Bank of Pakistan’s (SBP) bi-monthly monetary policy statement (MPS). SBP announced their policy decision regarding interest rates on Friday (8-Feb-2013) evening and Monday was …Read More →