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Amarinder urges Pak not to back down from Kartarpur commitment; seeks resumption of trade ties
11.08.19 - Team PT

Chandigarh, August 11: Expressing concern over reports of a `discernible slowdown’ in Pakistan’s activities for the Kartarpur Corridor development, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday urged the neighbouring country not to back out from their commitment on this vital project, which was of ...
  


World is talking about Kashmir. What’s it saying?
GLOBAL VOICES ABOUT PARADISE KASHMIR
08.08.19 - Team PT

PUNJAB TODAY brings you voices from some of the leading publications whose voice counts on the world stage. It is a measure of how the latest move of the Indian government led by Amit Shah and Narendra Modi is being seen internationally. 

Here are some excerpts ...
  


Pakistan decides to recall ambassador from New Delhi and expel the Indian envoy; suspends bilateral trade
07.08.19 - Team PT

Pakistan’s National Security Committee (NSC) on Wednesday resolved to downgrade Pakistan's diplomatic relations with New Delhi and suspend all bilateral trade.
 
The Pakistan’s top security body’s meeting presided over by Prime Minister Imran Khan was held to review the situation in the wake of India's decision ...
  


Cabinet rejects the demand of President to allocate budget for entertainment and gifts
CUT DOWN PRICES OF NAAN AND ROTI
02.08.19 - Team PT

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan federal cabinet on Tuesday has rejected a demand of President Dr Arif Alvi who sought allocation of budget for "entertainment and gifts” and decided that he will be provided a special grant on a case to case basis. 

"President Alvi has to meet ...
  


Who loses if India and Pakistan take the US-Canada path?
30.07.19 - Harcharan Bains

A stubborn and romantic optimist, I cannot and will not give up dreaming of a world in which India and Pakistan finally overcome their reciprocal insanity and start a journey towards life beyond communal madness. The first step in this direction would have to be ...
  


Boris Johnson Set To Become Next UK Prime Minister
23.07.19 -

Boris Johnson will replace Theresa May as prime minister after winning the leadership of the Conservative Party on Tuesday.
 
Boris Johnson, the face of the 2016 Brexit referendum, won the votes of 92,153 members of the Conservative party, to 46,656 for his rival, Foreign Secretary Jeremy ...
  


Her parents executed in Saudi Arabia. 8-year-old girl says they have gone to heaven but…
21.04.19 - Sohail Yafat

Little Beenish does not like to talk to people. When spoken to, she chides the person: "You love to ramble on, don’t you?”

Just eight years old, her expressions are grave, as those of a much older person. Underscored by the dupatta wound tightly around her ...
  


Pakistan's Finance Minister resigns; Time to take difficult decisions: Asad Umar
18.04.19 - TEAM PT

Pakistan's Finance Minister Asad Umar — an hour after announcing that he is stepping down as finance minister on Thursday — told a press conference that it was time to make some "difficult decisions" to stabilise the economy and that he hopes his replacement would ...
  


Start talking now, or they will do this to our women
FROM TRUMP TO BIDEN TO BARNALA TO PUNJAB UNIVERSITY CAMPUSES TO OUR POLITICS

04.04.19 - S Pal

WITH THE MAN who boasted how he grabbed women by their private parts and that "when you're a star, they let you do it" — Donald Trump — as President of the United States of America, a lot of the world now fondly recalls his ...
  


Pak skips OIC meet in protest against invite to India’s Sushma
DE-ESCALATION? READ THE SCRIPT
01.03.19 - PT Bureau

Russia, Israel come into play

IN THE ONGOING war between India and Pakistan, some being fought via air strikes and mortar shelling and the rest in the domain of diplomacy, New Delhi can claim another victory, courtesy its clout with the UAE.

In protest against the invite ...
  


What’s the US doing in India-Pak spat? Precious little, and that’s worrying!
PILOT’S BACK, WHITE HOUSE IS MISSING IN ACTION
28.02.19 - S Pal

WHILE PEOPLE IN India and Pakistan are breathlessly keeping pace with developments between the two countries, from air strikes to counter strikes to downed planes and captured pilot and his return, serious students of geo-strategic affairs are worried about the drivers of global affairs missing ...
  


Top Pakistan newspaper targets own country on Pulwama
24.02.19 - PT Bureau

WHILE INDIAN TELEVISION channels have practically waged a war against Pakistan, and shrill anchors are setting new normals of what can be uttered on television, Punjab Today brings to you this Editorial by Pakistan's leading English language daily, Dawn, published on February 23, 2019. It ...
  


Pakistan confers highest civilian award Nishan-e-Pakistan on Saudi Crown Prince
18.02.19 - Team PT

Pakistan on Monday conferred its highest civilian award Nishan-e-Pakistan on Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman for his "outstanding support” in reinvigorating the ties between the two countries.

The award was presented by Pakistan President Arif Alvi at a special ceremony held at the President House ...
  


Vijay Mallya becomes first ‘fugitive economic offender’
UNDER NEW LAW
05.01.19 - TEAM PT

ABSCONDING LIQUOR BARON Vijay Mallya became the first tycoon to be charged under a new anti-fraud law, with a court in Mumbai today naming him as an offender under the Fugitive Economic Offenders Act, 2018.
 
The anti-corruption court was hearing an application by the Enforcement Directorate, ...
  


Quiet steps towards peace
KARTARPUR CORRIDOR
15.12.18 - ARIFA NOOR

WITH THE OPENING of the Kartarpur corridor, Prime Minister Imran Khan has been handed a diplomatic victory in his first 100 days, which beats his domestic score card hollow. But there are few who are willing to see this as a game changer in the ...
  


Politics over the issue have marred the happy occasion
KARTARPUR CORRIDOR
03.12.18 - VIPIN PUBBY

THE DESIRE EXPRESSED by the Indian government for a link to the holy Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib and Pakistan government’s offer to provide the link four kilometres inside its territory is a landmark moment in the confidence building relationship between the two neighbours.

It appears that backdoor ...
  


Modi govt to sell shares of people who migrated to Pakistan
11.11.18 - Team PT

India will sell stocks worth millions of dollars seized from people who moved to Pakis­tan following the partition and the wars since, as a way to make up for a shortfall in revenues.

The stocks worth at least Rs30 billion ($412.26 million) are part of what ...
  


Stranded in India during the 1965 war: How I won friends among ‘enemies’
A NEIGHBOUR'S DIARY
02.10.18 - Asif Noorani

BOMBAY (now Mumbai), my native city, had always charmed me because of its cosmopolitanism and also because I have had a number of friends and relatives there.

In 1965, a year after I had appeared for my finals for my Master's in English literature, I thought ...
  


Pakistan sitting on billions worth of 'dead capital' in form of govt-owned land: Imran
10.09.18 - Team PT


Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday said that his country is sitting on hundreds of billions of rupees in "dead capital" in the form of state land and rest houses and official residences built on that land.

According to a Dawn ...
  


Journalists get a taste of Imran Khan's New Pakistan: SAFMA office sealed with members, pet dog still inside
ORDERS RECEIVED FROM THE TOP?
02.08.18 - PT Pakistan Desk

IMRAN KHAN'S New Pakistan began its relationship with the free voices in the media this week in a rather disappointing manner: Just as it became clear that Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Party will be forming the government in Punjab, authorities moved fast to seal the ...
  



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