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Aziz says better ties with neighbours necessary for peace and stability

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Dec 27, 2013. Islamabad -Better relations with regional neighbours and an attempt to tackle Pakistan’s domestic security challenges should be the country’s main objectives for foreign policy and national security respectively, said Sartaj Aziz, the Prime Minister’s Adviser to the Prime […]

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Pakistan & CERN: Pakistan close to getting associate membership

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Oct 5, 2013. Islamabad – Pakistan has moved one step closer to becoming a part of an elite science club. The country has been approved by the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN), the world’s biggest particle physics laboratory, for consideration […]

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Fed Govt struggling to implement National Climate Change Policy

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Jul 26, 2013. Five months after the National Climate Change Policy (NCCP) was officially launched in the federal capital, the policy’s implementation is still to get off the ground. The NCCP, a document which claimed to provide a “comprehensive framework” for […]

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Nanga Parbat murders: Tour operators demand govt to seal area

This article appeared on The Express Tribune’s news website on Jun 23, 2013. Islamabad – The Pakistan Association of Tour Operators (PATO) has condemned the brutal killing of nine foreign tourists near Nanga Parbat in Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) and urged the military and government authorities to immediately seal the area and search the gunmen. “It takes […]

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Pakistan & CERN: Top physicists appreciate research in Pakistan

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Jun 24, 2013. Islamabad – Pakistan is apparently in a strong position to achieve associate member status at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN), Steve Myers, the director of CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) particle accelerator, said on Sunday. “Countries […]

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Pakistan & CERN: Local experts working on Large Hadron Collider project

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Jun 22, 2013. Islamabad – Many Pakistanis may not be aware that their country’s contributions to some of the most important scientific experiments and discoveries in the world did not end with the late Dr Abdus Salam, the only Pakistani ever […]

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The Swabi monk who introduced Buddhism to South Korea

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Apr 15, 2013. Islamabad – Even 13 years after it was revealed that the monk who introduced Buddhism to Korea centuries ago belonged to a town in Khyber Pakthunkwa, the ancient Buddhist remains in the monk’s hometown are unmarked and ignored […]

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Pakistan turning into a violent, undemocratic society: HRCP

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Apr 5, 2013. Islamabad – Pakistan is dangerously teetering on the brink of becoming a violent, undemocratic society, according to the 2012 annual report of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP). The HRCP launched its “State of the Human Rights […]

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High Court declares PM Ashraf guilty of corruption in road project case

This article was first published in The Express Tribune on Apr 4, 2013. Islamabad – Former prime minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf’s chances of running for elections are in jeopardy, as the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday termed a development scheme Ashraf approved for his constituency, NA-51, during his tenure as illegal and an example of […]

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Earth Hour 2013 celebrated in Pakistan with public skepticism, mocking

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Mar 24, 2013. Islamabad – In countries around the world, including Pakistan, people celebrated Earth Hour on March 23 by switching off their lights for an hour from 8:30pm to 9:30pm. Earth Hour is a global initiative, partnered by the World Wildlife […]

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