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WORLD IN FOCUS May- June 2011

NATIONAL AFFAIRS India set to squeeze Pak waters while officials sleep; military takes notice: Pakistan’s Armed Forces were alarmed when Sheraz Memon, Commissioner of Pakistan’s Indus Water Commission (PICW) submitted to the Senate Committee on Water secret documents pertaining to the mishandling of projects constructed or being erected by India on Pakistan’s rivers. These include Baglihar, Uri-11, Nimmu Bazgo, Chutak ... Read More »

WORLD IN FOCUS April 2011 May 2011

NATIONAL AFFAIRS Relationship on solid footing: The Central Intelligence Agency issued an unusual statement after a meeting between the US and Pakistani spy chiefs, saying that the relationship between the CIA and Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence ‘remains on solid footing. Call for ending slab benefits for domestic electricity consumers: Projecting the annual energy import bill to increase to a whopping $50 ... Read More »

WORLD IN FOCUS March 2011 ‘April 2011

NATIONAL AFFAIRS Rs 120b ‘mini-budget’ unveiled: In a major development, the government introduced a Rs 120 billion ‘mini-budget’ through presidential ordinances, envisaging Rs 53 billion of additional taxes on income, imports, agriculture and domestic sales of export-oriented items, after having failed to introduce Reformed General Sales Tax through parliament. Davis buys his flight to freedom: A tension-filled saga spread over ... Read More »

WORLD IN FOCUS February 2011 – March 2011

Current Pakistan National Affairs PIA strike ends with Haroon’s resignation: A four-day-long strike by Pakistan International Airlines employees, which had collapsed domestic and international flights schedule, ended after the government removed the Managing Director of the national flag carrier Aijaz Haroon on their demand. Some heavyweights left out of 22-member new cabinet: Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani on February 11 ... Read More »

WORLD IN FOCUS January 2011 – February 2011

Current Pakistan National Affairs Remittances reach $5.2 b in 6 months: Six months of the current fiscal ended on a good note as the overseas Pakistanis sent 17 per cent higher remittances compared to the same period of last fiscal year. The State Bank on January 11 reported that the overseas Pakistanis sent $5.291 billion during July-December, 2010 showing an ... Read More »

WORLD IN FOCUS December 2010 – January 2011

Current Pakistan National Affairs Agreement reached on Tapi gas pipeline: The leaders of Pakistan, Afghanistan, India and Turkmenistan agreed on December 11 to move forward with a complicated and risky plan to build a natural gas pipeline across rugged territory plagued by war and terrorism.     The pipeline, which would terminate in India, would bring huge amounts of gas ... Read More »