Religion Muslims condemn 'unacceptable' Chinese sale of prayer mats as decorative rugs 2020-08-07 The attempt to profit from the sale of the mats is indicative of China's overall insensitivity and disrespect toward religion, scholars say. Health 2020-08-06 Iran, China reap huge profits from counterfeit drug sales in Pakistan The counterfeit drugs are posing an additional public health hazard while the country continues to struggle with the COVID-19 pandemic. Terrorism 2020-08-05 Documentary finalist highlights resilience of Pakistanis in face of terrorism The 'Face of Terror', which was a finalist at the Stockholm International Film Festival in Sweden, will remind viewers worldwide about the militant brutality faced by Pakistanis, says the director. Media 2020-08-04 Investigation reveals Iran's COVID-19 deaths triple of what officially stated More than 40,000 Iranians have died from coronavirus, not 14,000 as what the regime is projecting, as revealed by leaked documents. Terrorism 2020-08-04 Pakistan honours police officers killed in terror attacks Citizens across the country honored fallen heroes on Martyrs Day. Security 2020-08-03 ISIS once again mars Eid celebrations with murder in Afghanistan The terrorist outfit has a long history of marking Islamic holidays with car bombings, shootings and carnage. This year is no different. In your opinion, how helpful is Pakistan to the Afghan peace process? - Very helpful - Somewhat helpful - Not helpful - Pakistan is undermining peace efforts - I don't know. View Results SPOTLIGHT Investigation reveals Iran's COVID-19 deaths triple of what officially stated More than 40,000 Iranians have died from coronavirus, not 14,000 as what the regime is projecting, as revealed by leaked documents. Economy 2020-08-03 Pakistanis, Afghans welcome approval of Khyber Pass Economic Corridor The project envisions a 48km-long four-lane expressway between Peshawar and Torkham. Terrorism 2020-07-31 Newly passed bills mark Pakistan's latest effort to meet FATF requirements Pakistan is rushing to meet the requirements of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) before a September deadline. Education 2020-07-30 Punjab government set to disburse funds to students awarded scholarships The Punjab Education Endowment Fund (PEEF) seeks to support students from the tribal districts who suffered from terrorism or are disabled, impoverished or orphaned. Connect with Us Subscribe to the Pakistan Forward newsletter Subscribe We send updates twice a week with the latest news and features Human Rights 2020-07-29 KP 'ambassador' initiative encourages local governance in tribal areas The awareness drive will focus on how the rule of law should work in the absence of militants. Terrorism 2020-07-28 Authorities monitoring hide collection during Eid to prevent terror financing Donation of hides of sacrificial animals can bring in more than Rs. 5 billion ($31 million). Steps are being taken to prevent that money from falling into the wrong hands. Women's Rights 2020-07-27 KP training programme seeks to empower women with digital skills The initiative aims to train 3,000 women across province and position them to start careers in the information technology sector. Analysis 2020-07-24 Is China building a military base in Gwadar? Recent satellite images appear to show several new complexes of 'unusually high security', and prospects of a forward Chinese naval base in Pakistan have stirred major controversy. Technology 2020-07-23 China has become 'safe haven for cyber criminals' The charge comes after two Chinese nationals were indicted for trying to steal COVID-19 vaccine research and intellectual property, among a number of other cyber related crimes. Terrorism 2020-07-23 Threats by ex-TTP spokesman targeting Bilawal draw rebukes from politicians Former TTP spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan warned that Bilawal Bhutto Zardari may meet the same fate as his mother Benazir, who was assassinated by TTP militants in 2007. Education 2020-07-22 Pakistan releases scholarship funds for Afghan students after 18-month delay The goal of the scholarship programme is 'to enhance people-to-people contacts' between the two countries, according to the Higher Education Commission. Technology 2020-07-21 Pakistan issues final warning to Chinese-owned TikTok over immoral content TikTok has faced increasing controversy over how it collects and uses data, although it has repeatedly denied sharing user information with Chinese authorities. Terrorism 2020-07-21 Pakistan welcomes UN addition of TTP leader to terror sanctions list Under Mufti Noor Wali Mehsud's leadership, the TTP has claimed responsibility for numerous terrorist attacks across Pakistan. Protests 2020-07-20 Fresh protests in Iran speak of widening discontent with regime Iranians angered by the regime's continuing mismanagement of the economy and its choices on the geopolitical stage are once again taking to the streets. Crime & Justice 2020-07-20 Recent arrests show Pakistan's stepped up co-operation with international law enforcement Pakistan joined dozens of nations around the world to break up a child pornography ring, and co-operated with the FBI to arrest two wanted criminals on the run. Diplomacy 2020-07-17 China's secretive pact with Iran sparks fears of regional upheaval The 25-year accord would put Beijing in position to provide an internationally recognised state sponsor of terrorism with military and intelligence assistance. Religion 2020-07-16 Sikh community extends support to members of all faiths during pandemic The Sikh community and other religious minorities are working to help those suffering from the coronavirus pandemic, reflecting the strong bond of interfaith harmony in Pakistan. Health 2020-07-15 Surging number of COVID-19 deaths in Pakistan tied to faulty Chinese ventilators China is making huge profits selling substandard coronavirus equipment while doctors say Chinese ventilators are the cause of the growing number of Pakistani patients dying in hospitals. Crime & Justice 2020-07-14 Investigation report confirms notorious Karachi gang leader spied for Iran Uzair Baloch, Karachi's top gangster, confessed to spying for Iranian intelligence agencies, providing further evidence that the Iranian regime is supporting violent groups in Pakistan. Crime & Justice 2020-07-13 KP Police step up operations against drug dealers as part of nationwide crackdown In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, authorities say they arrested more than 10,000 drug dealers this year. Security 2020-07-10 Six years on, analysts credit Operation Zarb-e-Azb with drop in terrorism Some 30,000 troops, backed by the air force, took part in the offensive that aimed to wipe out the hideouts of local and transnational militant groups in North Waziristan. Health 2020-07-09 Vaccination of children in tribal districts marches on despite pandemic A five-day anti-polio campaign in South Waziristan is set to begin July 20. Diplomacy 2020-07-08 Pakistan ramps up engagement with Kabul to encourage Afghan peace process Pakistan could be key in bringing the Taliban to the negotiating table, say observers. Terrorism 2020-07-07 KP Police's new research wing aimed at bolstering fight against terrorism In addition to focusing on anti-terrorism strategies and crimes including child abuse, the directorate will work on improving policing in the newly merged districts. Media 2020-07-06 Coronavirus disinformation emanating from Russia, China gains foothold abroad Whether it is distorted coverage or outright conspiracy theories, Russian and Chinese content seeks to discredit democracies and create confusion about the coronavirus pandemic.