Yasir Habib Khan

  • T70 years later China’s charisma as one of the most resilient and booming nations continues unabated. The mesmerizing growth rate takes the world by storm. Success journey starts from leadership resolve to staggering reforms agenda. Momentum intensifies with opening up to world. The progress ...

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  • TAlmost 200 days back, there was a lull in affairs. Security outlook was normal. From Gwadar, gateway to CPEC, flagship project of Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) to mega city of Karachi, commercial hub of Pakistan, overall situation had been flowing as usual. All of sudden terror raged. Barrage of ...

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  • TOver the decades, Gwadar was in the dark. Light of education was dim. Local people had little hope for a better future. Eventually fortune descended. As a result a school, located in most backward area devoid of basic studying facilities, marked the dawn of new era of educational excellence making ...

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  • TContrary to Islamic state of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) and other banned outfits, the United Nations (UN) has never proscribed any outfits indulged in promoting white supremacy despite their growing terror activities causing massive bloodshed globally. It seems chillingly weird but as matter of fact it ...

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  • TEvery spell of Afghan peace process lies in indigenous solutions instead of a set of overtures imposed by global powers. Home solution with the consultations of main stakeholders—Afghan people and Taliban—forms the basis of embedded peace. Rest of gambits dreaming for permanent peace is ...

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  • TWith robust momentum of 2018’s development packages, China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is all set to go into high gear in 2019 by establishing Pakistan’s first Special Economic Zone (SEZ), multiple youth skills development plans and massive poverty alleviation schemes especially ...

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  • TThe global worth and authenticity of United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) enlisting Pakistan as violator of religious freedom is under question as United Nations (UN) does not endorse it at all. UN, an international, highly-respectable body that takes action on the ...

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  • TTerror attack at Chinese Consulate Karachi proved to be a litmus test. It weighed up again the immortality of the bond between Pakistan and China. The test was the toughest one and was a fresh reality check to fathom profoundness of amity between both countries. Definitely it intended to inflict ...

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  • TAn ancient Chinese saying goes, “A long journey can be covered only by taking one step at a time”. Similarly, there is an Arab proverb which says that the Pyramid was built by piling one stone on another. In Europe, there is also the saying that “Rome wasn’t built in a ...

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  • TReligious polarisation reigns supreme in Islamic Republic of Pakistan. More than other fallout, it is eroding writ of democracy and State over the last 70 years. However, as much as magnitude of the religious divisions and its injurious impacts has deeply been explicit in the latest time was never ...

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  • TThrough CPEC is catalysing cultural and social connectivity between China and Pakistan to promote further mutual trust but in order to keep economic corridor and Sino-Pak relations unhurt from massive malicious campaigns which is on rampant globally what is direly indispensable is a new push to ...

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  • TAmid fast-changing geo-economic and geo-strategic alignments, Pakistan and Russia, once Cold War arch enemies are laying down foundation of friendship showcasing a new world map where democracy and socialism will not only be surviving side by side but also complementing each other. This hard ...

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  • TYasir Habib Khan Religious diplomacy is never an unusual term or strategy to lay down lasting peace. Whenever given a chance to wind down violence, it plays its anchoring role. Under bleak situation in which Afghanistan, Middle East region, some parts of Pakistan, China, Europe and even America ...

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  • TWater is a matter of survivability and life but in Punjab, it is going to be a matter of “do or die”. Once called a land of five rivers, it is bracing for water-led genocide. Ultimate solution lies in permanent allocation of quota for water and sanitation projects in Punjab budget ...

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  • TAs strong points are always decisive in navigating plans on national and international fronts, China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), being strong point in reviving Pakistan economy, is all set to play anchoring role in new foreign policy.  “America first” is a linchpin of US ...

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  • TUnderpinned by One Belt and One Road (OBOR) and China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), era of new Air Silk Road has come into being with spectacular roll-out of China Southern Airlines (CSA) flight operation from Lahore to Urumqi, capital of Xinjiang autonomous region in far northeast of China, ...

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  • TIt deeply hurts but the sore point is that “democracy is for sale” in Pakistan’s parliamentary system. Current tidal wave of defections, manipulated Senate elections and highly likely maneuvering of money in impending 2018 polls has made democracy a lucrative saleable ...

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  • TChina is waiting for a global hello to the new Silk Road and is quite hopeful to show everyone the corridor as the sole answer to all economic meltdowns that occurred in past and are likely to happen in future. Instead of hot pursuit, it is a phenomenally calm and steady showing, no haste to ...

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  • TBelt and Road Initiative (BRI) and its flagship project China-Pakistan economic corridor (CPEC) have inherent global appeal. They have the potential to survive smoothly to unleash torrent of economic vibes to all recipient countries, even beyond them. At a time when protectionism and Brexit have ...

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  • TThere is no respite to Thar people in their condemned life ridden with thirst, malnutrition, deaths and thinning basic civic amenities. Setting aside natural calamities, man-made ordeals are enough to play havoc with their survivability and existence. Credit goes to Sindh administration, ...

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  • TLAHORE It will take years to see when the government implements and translates its words into action rather than uttering mere rhetoric to ensure transparency and maintain rules and regulations, which seldom works for good governance. The Punjab government is yet to withdraw the postings of ...

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  • TLAHORE - As election campaign picks momentum in NA-123, PML-N government intensifies infrastructure rehabilitation plan in the constituency by completing 9 inside roads costing Rs62 million and inaugurating China Road worth Rs50 million in the area. PML-N MPA Ch Shahbaz Tuesday inaugurated the ...

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  • TLAHORE - The Punjab government has eventually scrapped the well-trumpeted plan to build multi-storey flats for the shelterless people on the unregistered Katchi Abadis in Aziz Bhatti Town limits. And now government has decided to build these multi-storey flats on the vacant government land in Moza ...

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  • TLAHORE PML-N chief Mian Nawaz Sharif has dubbed the present government as a true picture of failure due to its indifference, inactivity and double standards. Losing credibility in the eyes of people due to eruption of various scandals and failing to restore national economy, the country has been ...

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  • TLAHORE -Twenty days ahead of by-polls, NA-123 has started wearing elections look full of enthusiasm, festivity and traditional colours. The massive display of banners by different candidates particularly PML-N contestant Pervaiz Malik has pumped up election thrill among the people. Huge billboards ...

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  • TLAHORE - The Parks and Horticulture Authority (PHA) has announced to celebrate Jashn-e-Baharan from March 1-14, excluding the event of kite flying, in the City. The festival was to be celebrated from March 1-31, but later it got changed from March 1-14 when the PHA sent a summary to the Chief ...

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  • TLAHORE - First time in the country more than 30 senior doctors including MSs and DMSs of government hospitals will work as food inspectors to check spiralling food adulteration besides ensuring the hygienic standards in all food manufacturing companies and hotels in the City in light of Pure Food ...

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  • TLAHORE - The PML-N government in Punjab headed by CM Punjab Shahbaz which claims itself to be torch-bearer of good governance, is flouting the Punjab Prohibition of Expressing Matters on Walls Act 1995 by making aggressive wall-chalking in the area of NA-123 constituency ahead the by-elections on ...

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  • TLAHORE - The Lahore Development Authority (LDA) has proved itself mightier than courts as it bulldozed a number of buildings on 125 kanal land costing Rs8 billion against stay orders at LDA avenue I housing scheme along Raiwind Road. In the past LDA tried to do the same and faced contempt of court. ...

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  • TLAHORE - A big jump of Rs 30 million annually in revenue generation is expected with increase in the fees of computerised licences for manufacturing, storage and sale of food commodities in food department of the city district government, Lahore Previously, the department collected just around Rs ...

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