The PSL is back

Courtesy:  The News

The third edition of the Pakistan Super League promises to be the biggest one yet, with the Multan Sultans becoming the sixth franchise to join the T20 competition and three games scheduled to be held in Pakistan. Most intriguingly, the final will be played in Karachi – the first international match to be played in the city since 2009. Once again there will be a gluttony of international stars for cricket fans to feast on, with Brendon McCullum, Kevin Pietersen, Imran Tahir and Kieron Pollard among those signed up by the franchises. Among the favourites for the tournament will be the Quetta Gladiators, finalists in the first two tournaments, and the efficient Islamabad United. For cricket fans in Dubai, Sharjah, Lahore and Karachi, the PSL promises to be a rare treat of high-quality action. The run-up to the tournament was marred by the usual bureaucratic in-fighting, lawsuit threats and chaos. But, as is always the case with cricket and Pakistan, once the show is o…

Our Davos moment

Courtesy:-  Malik Muhammad Ashraf

The World Economic Forum (WEF) provides a global platform where leaders from across the world gather annually to take stock of the global trends in the economic sphere, assess their impact on the world and individual economies and chart out strategies for the future economic management of the global economy.

Some sane advice

Courtesy:  Malik Muhammad Ashraf

Former US ambassador to Pakistan Richardson G Olson in a recent article has presented a very realistic review of the ground realities concerning conflict in Afghanistan, fluctuations in Pak-US relations, the Indian factor and what would have been the best possible way to arrest the nose-dive in relations between the two countries.

Significance of WHO Regional Meeting

Courtesy:-  Malik Muhammad Ashraf

President Mamoon Hussain inaugurated the sixty-fourth session of the Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Islamabad on 9th of October.
The four day event is being attended by representatives of all 22 countries in WHO’s Mediterranean region, Director General WHO, Regional Director for Eastern Mediterranean and more than 250 public health leaders and eminent global health experts.

A broad canvas

Courtesy:-  Dr Noman Ahmed

TODAY marks the 200th birth anniversary of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan. His invaluable contributions towards the Muslim renaissance in the subcontinent are well acknowledged — particularly his founding of Aligarh Muslim University, which trained generations of youth from the late 19th century onwards. The university’s students are seen as having played a major role in propagating the All-India Muslim League’s core message throughout the subcontinent. This voluntary electioneering campaign turned the voters’ opinion in favour of the Pakistan scheme.

Transparency of CPEC projects

Courtesy:-  Dr Ahmad Rashid Malik

The CPEC projects are not promoting corruption in Pakistan.
They are clean, spotless, full transparency, honesty, and sincerity.
They are transparent as there exists zero tolerance for corruption in these projects.
Both the government of Pakistan and China upheld their unwavering commitment to CPEC projects.

BISP’s progress under PML (N) govt

Courtesy:- Marvi Memon

BISP has made commendable progress under the PML-N government during the last four years highlighting the commitment of the government to the poor and vulnerable of the country. The budget allocation for BISP that was Rs 70 billion in 2013 jumped to Rs 121 billion in 2017. The quarterly stipend increased from Rs 3000/quarter in 2013 to Rs 4834 in 2016. BISP has made itself the pride of Pakistan and a role model for international social safety nets winning Pakistan recognition internationally thereby contributing to institution building and poverty alleviation in Pakistan.