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Thursday, October 17, 2019
  • Regional relations
    Pakistan has become a key player in settling growing tensions in the region after US President Donald Trump made a request to Prime Minister Imran Khan on the sidelines of the recently concluded UN General Assembly to talk to Iran and Saudi Arabia. The two countries have traditionally had a tense relationship but this has grown worse a few months oil installations at Aramco were attacked by Houthi rebels, which Saudi Arabia says are backed by Iran. Iran has not... Read more »
  • Food warning
    Unicef has warned in its State of the World’s Children Report that we are jeopardizing the future of our children by failing to provide them adequate nutrition. The report says that around the world 700 million children under the age of five are either undernourished or overweight and face lifelong health problems as a consequence of both conditions. The report says that we have lost the fight to provide healthy diets to our children. Problems exist at both ends of... Read more »
  • Stark message
    With the economic slowdown in the country set to continue into 2020, the message from the government could not be clearer when Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry declared that the public should not look to the government for jobs. Instead, he ended up raising alarm bells by declaring that the government is in the process of shutting down 400 departments, which is likely to translate into the administration cutting thousands of jobs, rather than adding to them. While... Read more »