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Being Chinese in Pakistan: between heritage and home

Being Chinese in Pakistan: between heritage and home

It is early evening and Sally’s* beauty parlour in Rawalpindi is teeming with women undergoing their weekly or monthly beauty regimen. Switching between Hakka and Urdu, with occasional interjections in Pothwari, the owner of the salon refers to herself as ‘local Chinese’ or Pakistani-Chinese. These terms point to the profound ambivalence of Chinese ethnic identity […]

Between a wall and a narrow path

Between a wall and a narrow path

It is 10.30pm and Ahsan Iqbal is winding up his election campaign for the day in a rural neighbourhood of this border district. Towards the end of his speech he talks about accusations that his party and leaders have gone soft on the issue of Namoos-i-Risalat, a refrain his main rival, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s (PTI) Abrarul Haq, is […]

President Mamnoon Hussain and President Xi Jinping agreed to strengthen all weather strategic cooperative partnership between Pakistan and China

President Mamnoon Hussain and President Xi Jinping agreed to  strengthen all weather strategic cooperative partnership between Pakistan and China

By Asghar Ali Mubarak, June 09, 2018 President Mamnoon Hussain and President Xi Jinping agreed to further strengthen all weather strategic cooperative partnership between Pakistan and China President Mamnoon Hussain held a bilateral meeting with the Chinese President Xi Jinping on 9 June 2018 at Qingdao, China. President of Pakistan is visiting China at the invitation […]

Shehbaz didn’t know difference between childish and mature behavior: Nisar

Shehbaz didn’t know difference between childish and mature behavior: Nisar

ISLAMABAD ;Former interior minister and estrange Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Chaudhry Nisar on Thursday said that Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif does not know the difference between adolescence and seriousness. Reacting to the statement of Punjab CM Shehbaz Sharif, he said “I m surprised that he does not know the difference between adolescence and seriousness.” […]

Meeting between the Foreign Secretary and a High-level Delegation from Uzbekistan

Meeting between the Foreign Secretary and a High-level Delegation from Uzbekistan

By, Asghar Ali Mubarak; 20 March 2018 Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua met an Uzbek delegation headed by Mr. Ikramov Adham Ilhamovich, former Vice Prime Minister and present Chairman of the Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Uzbekistan today. Mr. Ikramov stressed the importance of  Pakistan’s membership of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) for further strengthening bilateral […]

Community policing can bridge the Gap between police and public ; IGP

Community policing can bridge the Gap between police and public ; IGP

By :Asghar Ali Mubarak, February, 19, 2018 Islamabad :The concept of community policing can bridge the gap between police and public and can build the trust and confidence in police:IGP It was stated by Inspector General of Police Islamabad Dr. Sultan Azam Temuri while addressing the members of Neighborhood Watch Committees, Conciliatory Committees and Human […]

Extension in the Agreement of Rail link between MunaBao (India)- Khokhrapar (Pakistan)

Extension in the Agreement of Rail link between MunaBao (India)- Khokhrapar (Pakistan)

By, Asghar Ali Mubarak: January, 31, 2018 Islamabad; The Government of Pakistan has agreed to extend the agreement of the Rail link between Munabao (India)- Khokhrapar (Pakistan) for another three (03) years from 1st February, 2018 to 31st January, 2021. The Agreement was signed in 2006. The rail link facilitates people-people to contacts which Pakistan […]

Extension in the Agreement of Rail link between MunaBao (India)- Khokhrapar (Pakistan)

Extension in the Agreement of Rail link between MunaBao (India)- Khokhrapar (Pakistan)

Extension in the Agreement of Rail link between MunaBao (India)- Khokhrapar (Pakistan) Islamabad: (Asghar Ali Mubarak) The Government of Pakistan has agreed to extend the agreement of the Rail link between Munabao (India)- Khokhrapar (Pakistan) for another three (03) years from 1st February, 2018 to 31st January, 2021. The Agreement was signed in 2006. The rail link […]

Indonesian President to visit Pakistan on 26-27 January 2018, to contribute towards strengthening existing fraternal ties between the two countries

Indonesian President to visit Pakistan on 26-27 January 2018, to contribute towards strengthening existing fraternal ties between the two countries

By: Asghar Ali Mubarak, January 19, 2018 Islamabad: The President of Republic of Indonesia His Excellency Joko Widodo and First Lady Madam Iriana Widodo will pay a State visit to Pakistan on 26-27 January, 2018. President Widodo will be accompanied by Ministers and a large business delegation. This will be the first visit of President Widodo […]

Bilateral Policy Consultations between Foreign Secretary and Philippines Deputy Minister

Bilateral Policy Consultations between Foreign Secretary and Philippines Deputy Minister

Asghar Ali Mubarak: January 18, 2018 Islamabad: The 5th round of the Pakistan-Philippines Bilateral Policy Consultations was held in Islamabad today. Pakistan side was led by Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua, while Mr. Enirque A. Manalo, Undersecretary (Deputy Minister) for Policy, Department of Foreign Affairs of the Philippines headed the Philippines side. The two sides reviewed […]

Pakistan welcomes the talks between Republic of Korea and Democratic Peoples’ Republic of Korea

Pakistan welcomes the talks between Republic of Korea and Democratic Peoples’ Republic of Korea

Asghar Ali Mubarak: 16 January 2018 Islamabad: Pakistan welcomes the recent talks held between the Republic of Korea (RoK) and Democratic Peoples’ Republic of Korea (DPRK). Pakistan hopes that this new phase of talks between the two sides would help to ease tensions in the Korean Peninsula and the goodwill generated by the Pyeongchang Winter […]