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Daewoo Making Inroads in Pakistan’s Public Transportation System

Daewoo Making Inroads in Pakistan’s Public Transportation System

Although over two dozen South Korean companies have engaged in different sectors in Pakistan for years, including construction of roads, bridges, tunnels, and power plants, Daewoo is the only corporation facilitating the Pakistani people through the public transportation sector. Daewoo Express Limited, having had a significant presence in Pakistan’s public transportation for the past two […]

All is “Not Well” with Pakistan’s Education Sector

All is “Not Well” with Pakistan’s Education Sector

Although the governments, federal as well as provincial, have begun to focus on improving existing educational systems by establishing new higher educational institutions in Pakistan, the situation at the primary and secondary level is dismal. According to official data, around 48 percent of public schools in the country do not have toilets, boundary walls, electricity, […]

Pakistan – Where People Consume Poisonous Water

Pakistan – Where People Consume Poisonous Water

It was a frosty and misty Sunday morning of December 2017 when I noticed several people of varying ages riding bikes and three-wheeler Chinese rickshaws, locally called “Chingchi”, loaded with empty plastic cans. They all headed to a British-era canal flowing north to south in the east of town. “They all are going to the […]

The Asian Century – Key Issues

The Asian Century – Key Issues

  Towards the end of October, the rumblings of Asia were resounding worldwide. The new AJA motto, “New Asia, New Dynamics” is more than proving to be relevant. Xi Jinping’s name has been written into the Chinese constitution while he is still in power. It includes a reference to his “treatise” on Socialism with Chinese […]

NGOs, INGOs facing tough rules and regulations in Pakistan

NGOs, INGOs facing tough rules and regulations in Pakistan

  The local as well as international non-government organizations operating in Pakistan have recently been receiving strange signals from the government. First, the government began scrutinizing NGOs and INGOs working in different fields across the country and then devised the new strategic policy of INGO registration besides also introducing strict terms and conditions for local […]

Pakistan condemns nuclear test conducted by North Korea

Pakistan condemns nuclear test conducted by North Korea

“Pakistan condemns the reported nuclear test by the DPRK,” read the statement issued by the Foreign Office spokesperson in reaction to North Korea’s announcement that it successfully tested an advanced hydrogen bomb on Sunday September 3rd, 2017. “Pakistan has consistently maintained that the Democratic Peoples’ Republic of Korea (DPRK) should comply with the UN Security […]

Anti-corruption uprising: Korea and Pakistan on same path

Anti-corruption uprising: Korea and Pakistan on same path

Pakistan is perhaps one of the few countries where the media – print as well as electronic, allocate much space to the developments taking place around the world – be it US presidential elections, American policies, ongoing wars in the Middle East, mass migration of people, natural disasters, tug of war among the big powers […]

YPF invites participants of Int. Seminar on Kashmir in Jan 2017

YPF invites participants of Int. Seminar on Kashmir in Jan 2017

Nazir Siyal – ISLAMABAD: A Young Parliamentarians’ Forum (YPF) of around 80 young elected members of National Assembly of Pakistan and the scholars of various countries will attend 2-Day “International Seminar on Kashmir issues” is being held on 5 – 6 January 2017. The YPF International Seminar is being assisted and partnered by the Ministry […]

Completion of Hoshab-Sorab highway a milestone for Pakistan

Completion of Hoshab-Sorab highway a milestone for Pakistan

Nazir Siyal – Gwadar/Turbat Director General Frontier Works Organization (FWO) Lieutenant General Muhammed Afzal highlighted that it was another landmark in the history of Pakistan that under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) objectives they have completed major portions of road communication in Baluchistan to connect western route via different national arteries for trade convoy to Gwadar. […]

World Food Day marked in Pakistan

World Food Day marked in Pakistan

Pakistani vendors carry sacks of potatoes at a fruit and vegetable market on the World Food Day in eastern Pakistan’s Lahore, on Oct. 16, 2016. World Food Day, which falls on Oct. 16, is an opportunity to raise awareness about undernourishment and encourage societies and all actors to end hunger.

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