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Pentagon to set tone for Trump’s S.China Sea policy

The USS Carl Vinson, the third Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier operated by the US Navy, is expected to arrive in Asia around January 20, invoking more tensions in the Western Pacific Region. What is the purpose of the operation? Will the Asia-Pacific rebalancing strategy of …

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Istanbul nightclub attacker identified as Uzbek militant

Istanbul- UNS –  The attacker who shot dead 39 people on New Year’s night at an Istanbul nightclub has been identified as an Uzbek jihadist who belongs to the extremist Islamic State (IS) group, Turkish press reports said. There had been confusion over the identity …

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Textile industry struggles to bounce back

Faisalabad: As Pakistan slowly emerges from a long-term power crisis, its once booming textile sector is scrambling to find its feet — but high energy costs and a decade lost to competitors mean recovery is far from assured. Energy production was severely depressed for more …

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Russia can be a welcoming presence at CPEC

By Li Xing The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), as a flagship project of the One Belt and One Road (OBOR) initiative, has drawn a great deal of investments. Apart from the fact that Pakistan has approved a Russian request for using the Gwadar Port, located …

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US for Pakistan, India dialogue to resolve all differences

WASHINGTON -UNS – Pakistan and India should resolve any dispute over Indus Waters Treaty issue through dialogue.During a briefing the newsmen in Washington on Tuesday, State Department spokesperson John Kirby said that , Secretary of State John Kerry spoke to Pakistani Finance Minister Mohammad Ishaq Dar …

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PM reviews foreign policy, future roadmap for regional stability

BY IFTIKHAR MASHWNI ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday reviewed the country’s foreign policy viz-a-viz current regional and global challenges. “The meeting reviewed bilateral and multi-lateral relations with neighbouring countries, future road-map for regional stability and maintenance of mutually beneficial relations with all countries …

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Pakistan has to pay 11.5 billion dollars in next 18 months

ISLAMABAD -UNS- – Pakistan has to pay 11.5 billion US dollars to various international monetary institutions during the next 18 months. According to details, the country has to pay a sum of USD 8.76 billion to International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank and Asian Development …

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PSX enters 2017 with bullish trend, surpasses 48,000 mark for first time

KARACHI -UNS- Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) on Monday successfully continued its bullish trend in 2017 with massive induction of 517 points to surpass 48,000 level for the first time in history. 100-index is currently trading at 48,345 points. PSX rallied 46 percent in 2016. The …

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UN Security Council rejects anti-Pakistan bid by India

ISLAMABAD -UNS– Committee of United Nations (UN) Security Council has rejected Indian move seeking a ban on chief of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) by terming him a designated terrorist. Foreign Office (FO) has slammed the Indian move in the international body. In a statement, Nafees Zakaria, Spokesperson …

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Muslim Khan ‘Butcher of Swat’ to be hanged by military court

ISLAMABAD -UNS : Notorious and barbaric  Taliban leader Muslim Khan, known as ‘Butcher of Swat’ will face the gallows after the army chief confirmed his death sentence alongside seven other terrorists this week. According to ISPR, Muslim Khan was a spokesman for a proscribed organisation. …

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