Archive for 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 January February March April May June July August September Submit Economy 2020-09-29 New trade terminal on Pak-Afghan border aims to spur regional stability The gateway in Badini is expected to provide millions of jobs on both sides of the border. Health 2020-09-28 Awareness campaigns turn the tide against COVID-19 in tribal districts Mass awareness campaigns for the general public were critical in limiting the spread of the deadly virus in an area where residents at first did not take the pandemic seriously. Religion 2020-09-25 Satellite imagery shows China has destroyed 16,000 mosques in Xinjiang Almost a third of major Islamic sacred sites in Xinjiang -- including shrines, cemeteries and pilgrimage routes -- have been razed, according to an extensive investigative report. Economy 2020-09-25 US-China tensions open door for Pakistani textile exporters Pakistan could take the opportunity to increase exports to the United States and generate billions of dollars in profit. Security 2020-09-24 Chinese military incursions send stark warning to neighbouring countries Beijing has violated the sovereignty of Taiwan and India in recent weeks, sparking worry among China's other neighbours that this might be a new pattern. Transportation 2020-09-23 Busted buses: KP gets faulty fleet while China pockets hefty profit In just over a month, four Chinese-made buses delivered to Peshawar have caught fire, forcing transit service to be suspended. Society 2020-09-22 Peshawar's Qissa Khwani Bazaar moves on from anguish of past attacks The bazaar was the site of devastating terrorist attacks over the past decade, but now the commercial centre is thriving after security has been firmly reestablished. Security 2020-09-21 Swat hotel torched by Taliban reopens at luxury ski resort The effort to revive the resort is expected to spur more development in the region as security improves. Health 2020-09-18 Tehran's COVID-19 recklessness casts pall over Pakistan's reopening Pakistanis still blame the Iranian regime for the hardships they are facing due to the pandemic. Diplomacy 2020-09-17 Pakistan reiterates support for Afghanistan's path to peace, development Afghan and US officials praised Pakistan's role in facilitating the peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban under way in Doha. Health 2020-09-16 Weak COVID-19 responses undermine strongman regimes Disregard for citizens' well-being and incompetence have shaken whatever trust citizens had in their leaders in countries such as China, Russia and Iran, analysts say. Terrorism 2020-09-15 Pakistan ramps up terror financing investigations in bid to exit FATF grey list The Federal Board of Revenue is continuing to break up networks and arrest suspected financial backers of militant outfits. Religion 2020-09-14 Karachi protesters blame Tehran for inflaming sectarianism Demonstrators accused Shia clerics of using abusive language against the companions of the Prophet Muhammad during Muharram. Technology 2020-09-11 Pakistani tech sector eyes opportunity in US-China trade tussle With a fast growing information technology sector and a vibrant startup and entrepreneurial environment, Pakistan hopes to attract US tech giants away from other regional markets. Women's Rights 2020-09-10 With hard work, determination, Pakistani women break out of traditional roles Achievements by women reflect the increasing role they play in Pakistani institutions and society after overcoming decades of oppression by extremist and traditional ideologies. Environment 2020-09-09 Pakistani fishermen protest arrival of Chinese deep sea trawlers Chinese fishing boats are known to intrude on international waters and use controversial methods that harm the environment and deprive locals of their livelihoods. Security 2020-09-08 Overhaul of emergency police response in Karachi yields successes The police force this year launched various initiatives to bolster the emergency response force and help residents register complaints and share information on militant activity. Crime & Justice 2020-09-07 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa builds gyms, sports facilities for prison inmates The programme is aimed at allowing inmates to take part in positive activities to help them in their return to normal life. Media 2020-09-07 China brags of normality as world continues to reel from pandemic While the rest of the world suffers under lockdowns due to COVID-19, Beijing appears intent on making the country appear to have moved on. See what Chinese state media is doing. Terrorism 2020-09-04 Concerns grow as Baloch, Sindh militants ally to deter Chinese influence 'With the alliance, the insurgency here is likely to escalate here in coming days,' said one defence analyst. Terrorism 2020-09-03 Authorities deregister thousands of NGOs in bid to fulfill FATF requirements In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, officials deregistered 3,851 of 5,931 NGOs for failing to provide their funding and project details. Crime & Justice 2020-09-03 US offers up to $10 million reward for 2 Americans abducted in Afghanistan Author Paul Overby, 77, disappeared in 2014, while civil engineer Mark Frerichs, 58, was abducted earlier this year. Security 2020-09-02 China aims to double nuclear arsenal in 10 years, expand military installations A key focus for China's military is power projection, which translates to the establishment of military bases around the world. Terrorism 2020-09-02 Authorities ban Ghazi Force, terror outfit tied to TTP and Lal Masjid The group is named for Abdul Rashid Ghazi, an Islamic fundamentalist leader of Lal Masjid in Islamabad who was killed during a government siege of the complex in July 2007. Energy 2020-09-01 Mini hydro-electric plants in northern KP spur long-awaited development Development had stagnated in northern KP in past years because harsh terrain, inaccessibility, and militancy. Now the region is poised to enter a new era.