Articles and Letters

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Economy's woes

Published on November 25, 2015During the first quarter of the current financial year, the foreign direct investment (FDI) witnessed a sharp decline of 24% hitting the lowest FDI level in a decade. What is worrisome is that the FDI is on a steep decline since a couple of years and the trend shows further decline.Read full story

Nuclear club eyes Indian inclusion, but risks Pakistan's ire

Published on November 25, 2015Diplomats have quietly launched a new push to induct India into a club of nuclear trading nations, but rather than increasing stability in South Asia, the move could escalate strains with rival Pakistan. The chairman of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) visited New Delhi recently to meet Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj as part of a diplomatic "outreach" that seeks to build a consensus to admit India at its annual meeting next June.Read full story

Freedom is a bike, for migrants crossing Arctic border

Published on November 25, 2015Pedalling a bicycle through a freezing blizzard, Rehman finally crosses the border between Russia and Norway where he hopes to be given asylum, half a world away from his home in Pakistan. "It's snowing. It's slippery and very cold, and very hard because some people don't know how to bike," says the strapping and affable 34-year-old, exhausted but relieved to have reached the end of his long odyssey.Read full story

Partly Facetious: Zardari sahib engaged in traditional politics

Published on November 25, 2015"Why is Mian sahib politicking so much these days? Yes the last phase of the local bodies is scheduled for 5th December but surely..."Read full story