16.10.2018 - 22:43 [ Business Television India ]

Pakistan PM Imran Khan to embark on first visit China from Nov 3

Prime Minister Imran Khan will embark on his first visit to China on November 3 and is expected to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping and other top leaders and discuss ways to boost defence ties as well as the controversy-hit China-Pakistan Economic Corridor projects, according to a media report on Monday.

03.10.2018 - 11:12 [ ]

Auswirkungen von Atomwaffentests seit dem Beginn im Jahre 1945

(15. November 1995) Am Montag, den 2. Oktober 1990, 0.30 MEZ, führte Frankreich den zweiten Atomwaffentest in diesem Jahr im Südpazifik durch. Im Gegensatz zu dem ersten Atomwaffentest vor wenigen Wochen, der auf dem Mururoa-Atoll stattfand, wurde die 2. Atombombe auf dem ca. 40 Kilometer entfernten Fangataufa-Atoll gezündet.

Die Atombombe, die auf dem Fangataufa-Atoll getestet wurde, war mit 110 Kilotonnen der viertstärkste Atomsprengsatz, den Frankreich je gezündet hat. Während und nach der Sprengung wurden im Südpazifik Erdstösse gemessen, die die Stärke von 5,9 auf der Richterskala aufwiesen.

Experten vermuten, daß der getestete TN (thermonuclaire) 75 AtomSprengkopf zur Bestückung der M-5 Raketen dienen kann, die mit einer Reichweite von 6.000 Kilometem auf den französischen Atom U-Booten stationiert werden sollen.

Wiederum sah sich Frankreich direkt nach der Durchführung des Atomtests mit weltweiten Protesten konfrontiert, im besonderen von Seiten der Regierungen von Australien, Neuseeland und Japan

02.10.2018 - 04:38 [ The Express Tribune ]

PM Imran accepts Angela Merkel’s invitation to visit Germany

PM Imran thanked the German chancellor for her call and reciprocated desire for enhancing partnership with Germany. He added that Germany was the largest trading partner of Pakistan in Europe and there was substantial potential for cooperation in spheres of energy and automobile sectors, and investment in hydroelectric power generation.

10.09.2018 - 02:53 [ GEO TV ]

Friendship with China a cornerstone of Pakistan’s foreign policy: PM Imran

Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Sunday that the friendship with China is a cornerstone of Pakistan’s foreign policy and his government is committed to the implementation of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

In a meeting with Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi, who is on an official visit to Pakistan, the prime minister thanked Foreign Minister Yi for the good wishes of Chinese leadership.

06.09.2018 - 03:22 [ Dawn ]

PM Imran Khan, US Secy of State Pompeo discuss bilateral ties during meeting at PM House

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday held a meeting with US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen Joseph Dunford at the PM House in Islamabad.

“We have worked closely with the Pakistanis in my role as CIA [Central Intelligence Agency] director. Our teams have been working together for a long time. There are lots of challenges between our two nations for sure, but we’re hopeful that with the new leadership, we can find common ground and begin to work on some of our shared problems together,” he added.

31.08.2018 - 20:59 [ Dawn ]

‚Pakistan stands with Iran in this hour of need‘: Qureshi on US withdrawal from nuclear accord

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, who arrived in Islamabad on Thursday for a two-day visit, held detailed talks with his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Friday, with both sides underlining the need to promote bilateral relations in all areas of cooperation.

30.08.2018 - 18:36 [ TASS ]

Russia to supply radar for protecting nuclear power plant in Pakistan

Russia will supply a civilian radar station to Pakistan to protect facilities of the nuclear power plant in Karachi, the press office of RTI hi-tech company said on Thursday.

„A memorandum of cooperation in the field of organizing the delivery of the civilian radar Surok was signed at the Army-2018 international military and technical forum between RTI Group and the Pakistani company TechWin Enterprise. The radar is set to control and protect the Karachi NPP’s facilities, and also some other installations of Pakistan’s critically important infrastructure,“ the press office said.

12.08.2018 - 03:05 [ ARY News ]

Hussain, Hassan Nawaz put on blacklist

Sources say the Ministry of Interior placed the names of the former premier’s sons on the blacklist, who have been declared fugitive in corruption cases by an accountability court over their perpetual absence from trial.

01.08.2018 - 03:35 [ ]

Election 2018: Prominent Politicians ousted

Some bigwigs, however, were not able to secure their position in the National Assembly even though they were predicted to do so by major political analysts of Pakistan. Results of the Elections 2018 came as a surprise to these prominent political leaders who were completely ousted by the candidates of the opposing political parties. Here is a list of prominent political personalities who suffered major setbacks yesterday:

28.07.2018 - 23:00 [ New York Times ]

After Pakistan’s Heated Election, Key Parties Lend Support to Imran Khan

It’s not as if any of the rival parties have congratulated Mr. Khan for a race well won. In Pakistan, which is on the cusp of having only its second peaceful civilian transfer of power, that doesn’t usually happen. The losing parties typically cry foul, hold their nose and then step into parliament.

28.07.2018 - 12:04 [ ]

Imran Khan´s party begins coalition talks as rivals plan protests

The party has begun reaching out to potential coalition partners to form a government, according to spokesman Fawad Chaudhry, a task that analysts said should be straightforward.

„We have contacted small parties and independent members, they will soon meet party leaders in Islamabad,“ Chaudhry announced late Friday, adding that the process was likely to take about 10 days.

28.07.2018 - 11:51 [ Barkha Dutt / Washington Post ]

The biggest game of Imran Khan’s life begins now

I asked Khan about that once: “What does it [your political rise] mean for people in India who love you otherwise but are scared of your politics?” He argued that the binary itself was unfair and a consequence of caricaturing him as an acolyte of the religious right. “I don’t fit in those stereotypes. I’m deeply spiritual. I lead my life with my faith, but I’m totally leftist in my thinking. I’m anti-neoliberal economics. I think there should be compassion in the world. I believe in a welfare state.”

28.07.2018 - 11:33 [ (Pakistan) ]

PTI largest party with 115 NA seats as ECP releases final tally two days after polls

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Saturday released the complete preliminary results, more than 56 hours after the conclusion of voting for the 11th General Elections in the country.

According to the figures provided by the ECP, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) has emerged as the largest political party in the country, winning 115 of the 270 National Assembly seats on which the elections were held.

28.07.2018 - 11:18 [ Regierung von Großbritannien ]

Foreign Secretary statement on the Pakistan election

It is now for Pakistan’s elected representatives to work together to ensure a successful transition. I hope all sides will resolve any disputed results peacefully and in accordance with Pakistan’s electoral laws.

The UK and Pakistan enjoy a longstanding partnership, underpinned by strong links between our people. We look forward to continuing our work with the new federal and provincial governments. The people of Pakistan can be certain of UK support to build the democratic, secure and prosperous future they deserve.

28.07.2018 - 06:54 [ Radio Utopie ]

Weltweite Reaktionen auf Parlamentswahl in Pakistan Beleidigung der Demokratie

Nach dem Wahlsieg der Bewegung für Gerechtigkeit (Tehreek-e Insaf/PTI) unter Leitung von Imran Khan in der Parlamentswahl in Pakistan zeigt die internationale Presse einstimmig eine ablehnende Haltung gegenüber dem Wahlsieger. Je nach Land wird vorverurteilt, verleumdet, unmögliche Argumente hervorgebracht und Chancen für eine Veränderung in der pakistanischen Gesellschaft ausgeschlossen.

28.07.2018 - 05:11 [ Radio Utopie ]

Grosse Blockade der NATO-Route Pakistan-Afghanistan durch Partei und Bürger

(2011) Das Aussenminsterium der USA wird diese Menschen und die Partei wohl kaum auf die berühmte Terror-Blacklist setzen können, wobei man in dieser Hinsicht stets auf Überraschungen vorbereitet sein sollte, die ihre ernst zu nehmenden Widersacher in den Dreck zu ziehen und in Misskredit zu bringen suchen.

28.07.2018 - 05:05 [ Radio Utopie ]

Jemen: Riad benötigt für Pakistan dringend Tote im Land – und präsentiert sie prompt

(2015) Pakistans Premierminister und ehemaliger Exilant in Saudi-Arabien, Nawaz Sharif, das Verteidigungsministerium und Teile der Armeeführung zogen seit Wochen wie ungeduldige Kampfhunde, noch gefesselt durch die Kette der immer noch vorhandenen Demokratie in dem Land, in Richtung militärische Unterstützung mit Kriegsschiffen, Flugzeugen und Bodentruppen.

Am 11.April schäumte Anwar Mohammed Gargash, Aussenminister der Vereinigten Arabischen Emirate, vor Wut über den Parlamentsbeschluss und sagte, dass Pakistan für seine wankelmütige Haltung einen „hohen Preis“ bezahlen wird. Pakistan soll eine klare Position im Sinne der strategischen Beziehungen zu dem aus sechs Ländern bestehenden „Kooperationsrats der Arabischen Staaten des Golfes“ beziehen.

„Der arabische Golf befindet sich in einer gefährlichen Konfrontation, seine strategische Sicherheit steht auf der Kippe. Der Moment der Wahrheit unterscheidet zwischen realen Verbündeten und den Verbündeten der Medien und Statements“, twitterte Gargash unmittelbar nach der Entscheidung des Parlaments von Pakistan.

Die erste kindische Reaktion von Riad erfolgte unmittelbar nach Bekanntgeben des weiteren Bestehens Pakistans auf Neutralität zu dem Konflikt der Arabischen Liga gegen den Jemen. Die zivile saudische Nationale Luftfahrtbehörde GACA verweigerte den Überflug eines pakistanischen Passagierflugzeuges der privaten Fluglinie Shaheen Air International noch am gleichen Tag.

27.07.2018 - 04:46 [ Dawn ]

Party heads, bigwigs humbled in strongholds

According to the unofficial results announced by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) so far, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan won all five seats where he had contested the elections, whereas the Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari lost in their traditional strongholds.

26.07.2018 - 18:25 [ ]

Wahl in Pakistan: Khan erklärt sich zum Wahlsieger

Die Wahl wird von Vorwürfen der Wahlfälschung überschattet. Die beiden etablierten Parteien, die Regierungspartei Pakistanische Muslim-Liga (PML-N) und die Pakistanische Volkspartei (PPP), hatten berichtet, Wahlbeobachter ihrer Kandidaten seien aus den Wahllokalen gedrängt worden und hätten keine offiziellen Resultate bekommen. Beide wollen das Ergebnis der Wahl nicht akzeptieren.

19.07.2018 - 00:45 [ The Express Tribune ]

Pakistan: Access denied: Ebb and flow of internet freedom over 2008-18

Better telecommunication standards are attributed to have markedly raised public awareness over the years. Improved flow of information, however, has brought in its wake governmental interventions aimed at curbing access to ‘maintain order’. A cursory examination lends credence to the trend.

26.06.2018 - 20:40 [ KBS ]

Asiatische Atommächte bauen Bestand von Atomsprengköpfen aus

Die SIPRI-Forscher stellten fest, dass im Gegensatz dazu China, Indien und Pakistan ihre Kapazitäten ausgebaut haben. Die Volksrepublik vergrößerte ihren Vorrat an Atomsprengköpfen um zehn auf 280, Indien erhöhte seinen Bestand von 130 auf 140. Pakistan besitzt 150 und damit zehn Atomsprengköpfe mehr als im vergangenen Jahr.

18.06.2018 - 13:11 [ Wikipedia ]

Teilung Indiens

Unter der Teilung Indiens versteht man die Aufteilung des vormaligen Britisch-Indien aufgrund religiöser und ethnischer Auseinandersetzungen, die schließlich zwischen dem 14. und 15. August 1947 zur Gründung zweier unabhängiger Staaten führten: Pakistan und Indien.

18.06.2018 - 13:09 [ Daily Pakistan ]

The Xi-Trump Partnership: Can North Korea Denuclearization Be Replicated in South Asia?

To be sure, unlike the two Koreas, Pakistan and India are two different nations, with two different histories and national stories, and some shared attributes like all other neighbors. But the Pak-India conflict offers some similarities to the Korean conflict in terms of complexity and insolvability. Both conflicts involve emotions, ideologies, and nuclear weapons. China and the United States are important outside players in both cases; both conflicts appear impossible to resolve, and both have wider implications for the region and the world.

31.05.2018 - 16:06 [ Dawn ]

Use of torture

This is why the NCHR, earlier this month, initiated a formal inquiry into nearly 1,500 cases of torture uncovered in just one Punjab district, Faisalabad. NCHR commissioners travelled there to hear the testimonies of torture victims in person.

We heard their pain, we heard their stories of being humiliated and ostracised by their communities. And we are now obliged to take action against police officials who engage in such practices, no matter what their rank. This abhorrent use of torture as an interrogation method must be eliminated but it cannot be done unless we stop making it consequence-free.

26.05.2018 - 22:19 [ Dawn ]

Senate approves KP-Fata merger bill by 71-5 majority

The bill had already been passed by the lower house a day earlier after receiving support from both the treasury and opposition benches. Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan, who rarely attends NA sessions, also participated in the historic vote which was opposed by government allies Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) and Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP) who chose to walk out.

26.05.2018 - 21:28 [ Reuters ]

Pakistan to hold general election on July 25: officials

“President Mamnoon Hussain has approved the date for the elections,” a spokesman for Election Commission of Pakistan, Altaf Khan told Reuters. “We haven’t yet received the summary signed by the president, but we hope to get it anytime,” he said. “We had suggested the president to pick any day from July 25 to July 27.”

20.05.2018 - 16:33 [ Paul Craig Roberts ]

Pentagon Concludes America Not Safe Unless It Conquers The World — Paul Craig Roberts

(10.7.2015) The Pentagon has released its “National Military Strategy of the United States of America 2015,” June 2015.
The document announces a shift in focus from terrorists to “state actors” that “are challenging international norms.” It is important to understand what these words mean. Governments that challenge international norms are sovereign countries that pursue policies independently of Washington’s policies. These “revisionist states” are threats, not because they plan to attack the US, which the Pentagon admits neither Russia nor China intend, but because they are independent. In other words, the norm is dependence on Washington.

16.05.2018 - 11:28 [ ]

Türkei: Einsatz deutscher Spionagesoftware gegen Oppositionelle

Ein gestern von Access Now veröffentlichter Bericht legt den großflächigen Einsatz von mobiler Spionagesoftware offen, die insbesondere in Folge des Gerechtigkeitsmarsches im Sommer 2017 gegen das türkische Regime auf die Mobiltelefone Oppositioneller losgelassen wurde. Beobachter von Menschenrechtsverletzungen aus den letzten zwei Jahren belegen, dass die Schadsoftware von einer deutschen Überwachungsfirma entwickelt und unter der Bezeichnung FinFisher vertrieben wird. Geheimdienste und Strafverfolgungsbehörden auf der ganzen Welt beliefert die in München angesiedelte Firma mit Werkzeugen wie FinFisher, offenbar ohne Rücksicht auf die politische Lage im Land.

21.04.2018 - 07:20 [ Express ]

Pakistan sets world record by planting over one million mangroves

Murad said the purpose of their attempt is to highlight and showcase the importance of Indus delta mangroves, its affiliated biodiversity and most importantly the communities dependent on this precious but threatened ecosystem.(…)
The CM said that the current attempt is being financed by the Sindh government with logistical and material support provided by the Pakistan Navy.

15.04.2018 - 19:14 [ Arab News ]

Why did China announce its support for Pakistan’s missile development program?

(10.4.2018) In an unprecedented move, Chinese authorities declassified this information about the deal and in a statement on the CAS website, said China was the first country to export such sensitive equipment to Pakistan. International observers have long believed that Beijing is supporting Islamabad’s missile development program.
But solid evidence has been difficult to come by in the public domain, making the CAS statement a rarity. The question is why did the Chinese decide to make this public announcement this time around?

15.04.2018 - 19:12 [ ]

China Acknowledges Sale Of Advanced Missile Technology To Pakistan

(22.3.2018) China has sold Pakistan an advanced tracking system that could boost Islamabad’s efforts to improve ballistic missiles capable of delivering multiple warheads, according to The South China Morning Post.

The website of the Chinese Academy of Sciences announced the deal with Pakistan,