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Asia Pacific news feed from NY Times

Latest Top (9) News

Asia and Australia Edition: Mosul, Russia, Queensland: Your Morning Briefing
Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 21:25:38 GMT

South Korean Prosecutors Seek to Arrest Park Geun-hye
Prosecutors requested a warrant for Ms. Park, who was removed from office as South Korea’s president this month, on charges of bribery and abuse of power.

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:37:27 GMT

Hong Kong Democracy Advocates Face Charges in 2014 Protests
The development has raised fears of a broader crackdown more than two years after protests demanding freer elections swept Hong Kong.

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:12:02 GMT

Postcard From China: Secret Video of a Women’s Rights Demonstration
Feminist activism blossomed here as recently as 2015, but today it is in a deep freeze.

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:10:25 GMT

Japan Avalanche Kills 8 Teenage Mountaineers on School Trip
The members of a high school mountain climbing club were killed in Tochigi Prefecture a day after the authorities issued an avalanche warning.

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:10:30 GMT

American Airlines Seeks China Southern Tie-Up as Traffic Booms
If an agreement is struck, the Texas-based carrier could gain better access to the growing ranks of Chinese tourists looking to cross the Pacific.

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 11:17:12 GMT

Inhabitants of Maldives Atoll Fear a Flood of Saudi Money
Saudi Arabia plans to invest $10 billion in Faafu Atoll, where some worry that they will be uprooted by new development if the islands are sold.

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 05:57:34 GMT

In Rare Move, Chinese Think Tank Criticizes Tepid Pace of Reform
Efforts to overhaul the world’s No. 2 economy have “fallen into stalemate,” contends a report that chastises national policy makers and local officials.

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 04:01:15 GMT

The Islamic Republic of Pakistan

Pakistan, a country in the west of Asia, right there where the Himalayas push to make the roof of the world, is a country with around 180 million people.  It has a functioning democratic government and a functioning judiciary; and a bandit element that at times overwhelms law and order.

Pakistan was part of India, but in the partition that caused such upheaval in 1947, the west wing of India became Pakistan and the east wing became Bangladesh. During that time, when the British left, Indian Muslims were forced out of India into Pakistan, and Indian Hindus forced out of the new countries to India. A lot of lives lost, fortunes lost. Bangladesh click here. India click here.

Pakistan is often in the news: today, May 28 2015, it is in the news because the CEO of a fake degree mill was arrested after the New York Times ran an article a week ago, saying the degree mill made up fake universities and high schools and issued beautiful looking diplomas for a price.

I have included a handful of videos and some news feeds, so you get a general idea of the country. Youtube has more than 5 million videos about Pakistan. I don't have the years left to watch them all.

Pakistan is always interesting, because it broke off from Britain and India on the same day, 14 Aug 1947, the day before India became independent. Also, because India does not like it, nor does China and it has nuclear weapons and a large area of territory that it claims, and so does India. It is the home of the first prime minister to give birth in office, Benazir Bhutto. It is the home of the youngest Nobel Laureate, Malala Yousafzi. It was the place of death of murdered American journalist, Daniel Pearl, and of assassinated Al Qaeda leader, Osama bin Laden

A great tragedy befell Pakistan in 2014, when a school was attacked and over 140 children massacred.

Pakistan produces some amazing cricketers, one who has transitioned into being a senior statesmen, after a successful marriage to a British lady, is Imran Khan.

Area controlled by Pakistan shown in dark green; claimed but uncontrolled territory shown in light green.
News feed from Tribune

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Train rams into oil tanker near Sheikhupura; 1 dead, six injured

After collis­ion, locomotive and at least three compartments of Shalimar Express caught fire

The post Train rams into oil tanker near Sheikhupura; 1 dead, six injured appeared first on The Express Tribune.

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 20:23:45 +0000

Declaring Pakistan terror-sponsor state ‘wishful thinking’

Haqqani Network neither friend nor proxy of Pakistan, says Ambassador to the US Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry

The post Declaring Pakistan terror-sponsor state ‘wishful thinking’ appeared first on The Express Tribune.

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 20:09:41 +0000

Shielding half the population

Another grim reminder of the social injustices that blight our country came late last week

The post Shielding half the population appeared first on The Express Tribune.

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:48:48 +0000

Need for more transparency

How the National Action Plan is faring is usually conveyed by a whole lot of numbers

The post Need for more transparency appeared first on The Express Tribune.

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:46:55 +0000

Role in anti-terror alliance

General Raheel is neither leading a Pakistani military unit at the alliance nor representing the country

The post Role in anti-terror alliance appeared first on The Express Tribune.

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:43:19 +0000

Diagnostics: the forgotten factor

Pakistan is completely dependent on foreign funding and foreign manufactured TB diagnostics

The post Diagnostics: the forgotten factor appeared first on The Express Tribune.

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:38:17 +0000
News feed from Islam Times

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Iran-Pakistan Relations: Opportunities, Setbacks
Islam Times - The 2016 was a year full of highs and lows in Iran-Pakistan relations. The two countries' leaders exchanged a number of visits to neighbor capitals, showing a strong will for expansion of the mutual ties.

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 05:56:16 GMT

ECO Islamabad Summit, Boosting Regional Ties
Islam Times - The 13th summit of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) ended in Islamabad on Wednesday with members vowing to double intra-regional trade.

Sun, 05 Mar 2017 00:31:59 GMT

Pakistani security forces on high alert after recent attacks
Islam Times - The Pakistani capital, Islamabad, and other main areas in the country are under tight security following a series of militant attacks in recent weeks.

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 07:07:13 GMT

Iran Slams ISIS Terrorist Attack on Muslim Shrine in Pakistan
Islam Times - Iran on Friday condemned an ISIS terrorist attack in Pakistan that killed 88 people and injured hundreds more at a crowded Sufi Muslim shrine.

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 01:13:00 GMT

Saudi Arabia Expels 40,000 Pakistani Workers amid Economic Pressures
Islam Times - Due to economic pressures, Saudi Arabia has expelled as many as 40,000 Pakistani workers during a four-month period.

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 03:27:21 GMT

Pakistan angered by US delay in issuing visa for lawmaker
Islam Times - A delay by US authorities to issue a visa for a Pakistani parliament member has angered Pakistan’s Senate, prompting it to order a boycott of the inter-parliamentary event in the US that the lawmaker was supposed to take part in.

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 06:07:32 GMT