Tag "Pakistan"

Amnesty International declares Pakistan as the third largest host for refugees

According to a report released by Amnesty International, Pakistan is declared as third largest host for refugees in the world. The top refugee hosting country is Jordan with over 2.7 million refugees followed by Turkey with 2.5 million refugees. Pakistan managed to grab third position in the world as it is home to over 1.6 million refugees. The London-based human rights body stated that 10 countries (Jordan, Turkey, Pakistan, Lebanon,

China’s Foton Motor intends to expand their business in Pakistan

Foton Motor Company, business transport producers of China is planning to invest in Pakistan. As a result, a group of Foton Motors met the Finance Minister of Pakistan Ishaq Dar last week. The company exhibited interest to utilize their resources into the neighborhood automobile industry to expand their business. The government had made some adjustments in the auto policy for the next 5 years which was highly appreciated by the

Spanish woman explains her fascinating tale of visiting Pakistan

Clara Arrighi, a Spanish woman recently visited Pakistan even though she did not want to. Her views before and after visiting the country had a 360 degree change. Before visiting Pakistan, she stated in her Facebook post: “When I was told I was going to Pakistan I started to think about all the reasons not to go, how to convince my office not to send me. I did not want

Pakistan witnessing an increase in Chinese tourists

Chinese tourists are finding Pakistan an interesting place to spend their leisure time. According to a latest report, the number of tourism visa applications submitted by Chinese citizens has increased by 37 times during the first half of 2016. These figures show their increasing enthusiasm in visiting Pakistan lately. A leading online travel agency in China named Ctrip stated that Chinese tourists have matured in their choices. Thus, adding more

Information Warfare against China-Pak Economic Corridor

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a cornerstone of Beijing’s regional geo-integration via its famed One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative. The strategic implications of this project are simply too large to ignore, both for its beneficiaries and critics. Presently, no other country provides the ideal sea-to-land routes from Indian Ocean to Central Asia, as does Pakistan. For China, perhaps the only concern in our particular region is the ongoing

Airpower Centre of Excellence a Historic Milestone for Pakistan Air Force

On February 22, Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman participated in the “earth breaking” ceremony of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Airpower Centre of Excellence (PAF ACE) as Chief Guest. The ceremony was held at PAF Base Mushaf, Sargodha, known as the “City of Shaheens”. Sargodha is also home to PAF’s Central Air Command Headquarters. PAF Base Mushaf is also home to the Combat Commanders School (CCS)

India’s Growing Belligerence Amid Delayed Bilateral Dialogue

On February 16, 2016, two leading Asian newspapers published opposing stories on bilateral talks. The Hindustan Times quoted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s Special Assistant on Foreign Affairs Mr Tariq Fatemi that Pakistan was ‘ready to forge cooperative relations with India’. On the other hand, a report by Dawn quoted India’s new High Commissioner to Pakistan Mr Gautam Bambawale saying that the dialogue between both countries would resume ‘once the atmosphere

Arnab Goswami Finds Daesh Leader In Karachi

Chief of Indian intelligence agency RAW, Arnab Goswami, made international headlines when he announced findings which confirmed the presence of Daesh leader Abu Bakar al-Baghdadi in Karachi, Pakistan. Goswami, who was wearing a special grey-colored formal suit with a red tie (indicating alarm), held an unannounced press conference in New Delhi after paying handsome bribes to his former colleagues in the media for uninterrupted coverage. “I can say with satisfaction

Pakistan Army Hosts First Counter Terrorism Exercise With Sri Lanka and Maldives

On February 4, Pakistan’s army chief General Raheel Sharif witnessed the first ever trilateral counter terrorism exercise “Eagle Dash-I” involving special forces from Pakistan, Sri Lanka and the Maldives. The two week-long exercises were held at Pakistan Army’s renowned National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) in Pabbi. The centre’s geography which includes hills and jungles offered participants the perfect environment to simulate operations against a fictitious terrorist group which could employ

A Review of General Raheel Sharif’s Service

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif had formally appointed General Raheel Sharif as the 15th Chief Of Army Staff (COAS) on November 27, 2013. The armed forces’ PR wing ISPR recently quoted General Sharif saying that he doesn’t believe in extensions and plans on retiring on due date. This will be a historic precedent for Pakistan, as previous army chiefs either pushed their way to maintain their dictatorships or accepted “extensions”