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Best wishes to PM Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan Focus  wishes successful surgery and early recovery to Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif. May ALLAH grant him fast recovery and long life, Ameen! At this difficult moment  our all sympathies are with the Sharif family.

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Yum-e-Takbeer

Pakistan Focus felicitates the people of Pakistan on the eve of 18th Yum-e-Takbeer.  Pakistan’s atomic programme was developed to make country’s defence impregnable. It is a guarantee for peace in South Asia. This programme created requisite balance of power,  necessary to make this region safe. Ever since stable deterrence has held its way, no crisis has spun out of control …

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China and Pakistan : 65 Years of Diplomatic Relations

In the past 65 years, China and Pakistan have strengthened friendship, deepened mutual trust and expanded mutual cooperation. Our relationship has been elevated to a robust all-weather cooperative strategic partnership and has grown to encompass many areas of cooperation including economy, trade, science and technology, people-to-people contacts, culture and education. We take pride  that China has always proved to be …

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Dialogue of the unequal!

Pakistan-US strategic dialogue is important from the point of view of contents; it covers almost all essential domains. It is mutually beneficial to both sides. However, every round of dialogue gets overshadowed by American obsessions with Pakistan-India relations and Pakistan’s nuclear programme. The US perception has it that onus of maintaining good Pakistan-India relations rests on Pakistan; and that irrespective of its strategic calculus with India, Pakistan should unilaterally rollback its nuclear programme. American media is often keen to link Pakistan’s nuclear programme with its external debts and makes offers for bartering Pakistani-nukes with write off of these debts. Most of the factors, which determine a good economic health are poorly addressed in Pakistan. The human development report yearly issued by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) shows Pakistan at a lower level; 146 out of 187, countries. Also, there has been persistent low per capita income rate. From 2008 to 2015, the average growth has been around 3.5 percent, which is quite low—certainly not an enviable benchmark. The last five years of Pakistan’s economy were highly inflationary. This was a major hurdle in the way of development. Rather than attracting, foreign direct investment (FDI), even local Pakistani investors left the country, in numbers, for investing in neighbouring countries. Both, nuclear programme spanning full spectrum deterrence and robust economy, are vitally important to the existence of state and well being of the people of Pakistan. Even though economy is improving, it needs to be looked at from all aspects, and above all, unless requisite structural reforms are put in place, state of economy shall continue to be unstable.

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Pakistan’s needless martyrs by Mohammed Hanif

Courtesy International New York Times.  http://international.nytimes.com/?WT.z_jog=1&hF=t&vS=undefined KARACHI, Pakistan — According to our security analysts, the massacre of students and teachers at Bacha Khan University in Charsadda on Wednesday proves that we are winning against terrorism. A month before that, Pakistan marked the first anniversary of the Army Public School attacks in Peshawar, where more than 140 people, the vast majority …

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Pakistan Focus welcomes lifting of international sanctions on Iran!

Pakistan Focus welcomes lifting of international sanctions on Iran by America led international alliance. Hopefully, it would lead towards easing of hardship of Iranian people. Pakistan Focus condemns imposition of fresh missile related sanctions by America on 11 Iranian companies on the pretext that recent missile test by Iran violated the nuclear deal parameters.  Pakistan Focus expects that America would …

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We condemn acts of terrorism in Paris

Pakistan focus expresses deep shock and sorrow over gruesome  terrorist attacks in Paris. Our hearts reach out to the families of victims, and the people and the government of France.  A wholesome reappraisal of international counter terrorism effort is long overdue. International community and institutions need to focus on reasons of such attacks and try to address them.

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Global Appeal for Help in Disaster Management

Pakistan Focus expresses shock and grief over the high intensity earthquake that has hit parts of Pakistan, Afghanistan and India. Devastation in terms of loss of life and property is likely to be colossal; it may take several days before the extent of damage could be quantified.  Respective national disaster management efforts have already been launched.  However, the extent of …

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