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Magic in the Saudi-US Marriage?

Magic in the Saudi-US Marriage?

Najma Minhas | The Nation | May 01, 2016 The visit of President Obama to Saudi Arabia last week cam[...]
Pakistani Panama Papers

Pakistani Panama Papers

Najma Minhas | The Nation | April 12, 2016 One head has rolled and many more are spinning as those [...]
The Panama Papers and Pakistan: Beyond Nawaz Sharif

The Panama Papers and Pakistan: Beyond Nawaz Sharif

Najma Minhas | The Diplomat | April 11, 2016 The Panama Papers highlight Pakistan’s national proble[...]
International Conference on Promoting Global Peace by Global Affairs & Pakistan House, April 06, 2016 Islamabad.

International Conference on Promoting Global Peace by Global Affairs & Pakistan House, April 06, 2016 Islamabad.

Najma Minhas Presented a Paper on "Drivers of Conflict in Afghanistan" in a International Conference[...]
Regional Tourism Workshop: Enhancing Tourism and Economic Cooperation in the Region March 28-29, 2016 - Lahore

Regional Tourism Workshop: Enhancing Tourism and Economic Cooperation in the Region March 28-29, 2016 - Lahore

The objective of holding the 2 day workshop in Lahore, was to have a meeting with a small groupof pa[...]
Small chance of peace

Small chance of peace

Najma Minhas | The Nation | February 06, 2016 The Quadilateral Coordination Group (QCG) was set up [...]
Back to the Drawing Board on Child Marriages

Back to the Drawing Board on Child Marriages

Najma Minhas | The Nation | January 22, 2016 My blood boiled when I heard the Council of Islamic Id[...]
Pakistan’s balancing act

Pakistan’s balancing act

Najma Minhas | The Nation | January 12, 2016 The past week has seen both the Saudi Arabian foreign [...]
It’s about the guns!

It’s about the guns!

Najma Minhas | The Nation | December 13, 2015 The sad deaths from the two events that happened last[...]
Afghan refugees: Brothers or foes

Afghan refugees: Brothers or foes

Najma Minhas | The Nation | December 05, 2015 One side effect of the recent barbaric attack in Pari[...]
Round table on the "Health Personnel Legislation for Sindh" was held in Karachi, on Tuesday 24th November 2015.

Round table on the "Health Personnel Legislation for Sindh" was held in Karachi, on Tuesday 24th November 2015.

The Round table with parliamentarians: “Health Personnel Legislation for Sindh” was held in Karachi,[...]
Round table Discussion with Parliamentarians:  “Health Issues and Challenges in Sindh Districts” Marriott Hotel, Karachi 11 May, 2015.

Round table Discussion with Parliamentarians: “Health Issues and Challenges in Sindh Districts” Marriott Hotel, Karachi 11 May, 2015.

The roundtable with parliamentarians: “Health Issues and Challenges in Sindh Districts” was held in [...]
Chinese Santa comes to Town

Chinese Santa comes to Town

Najma Minhas | The Nation | April 28, 2015 So, why is the Pakistani media going gaga over the Chine[...]
Seminar on ‘Achieving Peaceful & Prosperous bilateral relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan, Marriott Islamabad, Friday 10th April, 2015

Seminar on ‘Achieving Peaceful & Prosperous bilateral relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan, Marriott Islamabad, Friday 10th April, 2015

The event held in Marriott was widely attended by members of the foreign missions, local diplomats a[...]
Killing gangs of Karachi

Killing gangs of Karachi

Najma Minhas | The Nation | March 17, 2015 In the Martin Scorsese blockbuster ‘Gangs of New York’, [...]
Local governments: MIA

Local governments: MIA

Najma Minhas | The Nation | January 30, 2015 On Wednesday, Balochistan conducted the final phase of[...]
Meeting with Parliamentarians of Sindh Assembly on Health Budget for Sindh, Thursday 15th January, 2015 at Marriott Hotel, Karachi

Meeting with Parliamentarians of Sindh Assembly on Health Budget for Sindh, Thursday 15th January, 2015 at Marriott Hotel, Karachi

The meeting of sindh assembly parliamentarians was held in Karachi on January 15th 2015 with a purpo[...]
Madrassas: The enemy within

Madrassas: The enemy within

Najma Minhas | The Nation | January 13th, 2015 Interestingly, if there is one segment of the popula[...]
Tragedy in Peshawar, a Tragedy for Islam

Tragedy in Peshawar, a Tragedy for Islam

Najma Minhas | The Islamic Monthly | December 17, 2014 Muhammad Khorasani, leader of Jamat ul Ahrar[...]
Incomplete business

Incomplete business

Najma Minhas | The Nation | December 13, 2014 So finally the new Chief Election Commissioner has be[...]
Meeting with Quetta Civil Society Organizations & Private Sector, Wednesday 19 November 2014, Serena Hotel, Quetta

Meeting with Quetta Civil Society Organizations & Private Sector, Wednesday 19 November 2014, Serena Hotel, Quetta

The ADB held its country partnership strategy (CPS) meeting with civil society organizations which c[...]
Meeting with Peshawar Civil Society Organizations & Private Sector, Monday 17th November, Pearl Continental, Peshawar

Meeting with Peshawar Civil Society Organizations & Private Sector, Monday 17th November, Pearl Continental, Peshawar

The ADB held its country partnership strategy (CPS) meeting with civil society organizations which c[...]
Karachi Meeting with Civil Society Organizations, Wednesday 12 November, 2014, Pearl Continental, Karachi

Karachi Meeting with Civil Society Organizations, Wednesday 12 November, 2014, Pearl Continental, Karachi

The ADB held its country partnership strategy (CPS) meeting with civil society organizations which c[...]
Karachi Private Sector Meetings (APTMA, PBC, KSE) Monday 10 November to Wednesday 12 November, 2014

Karachi Private Sector Meetings (APTMA, PBC, KSE) Monday 10 November to Wednesday 12 November, 2014

As part of its countrywide consultations on the new country partnership strategy (2015-19) the ADB h[...]
ADB official visits Lahore Chamber: greater private sector participation a must

ADB official visits Lahore Chamber: greater private sector participation a must

Country Head of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for Pakistan Lerner Liepach while talking to the LC[...]
ADB Urges Private Sector Role Over Development Challenges

ADB Urges Private Sector Role Over Development Challenges

LAHORE: Asian Development Bank (ADB) urged greater private sector participation to overcome developm[...]
Meeting with Lahore Stock Exchange, Friday 31 October, 2014, Lahore

Meeting with Lahore Stock Exchange, Friday 31 October, 2014, Lahore

Representatives of the Lahore Stock Exchange, including its MD Aftab Ahmed and some listed and non-l[...]
Honour Killing in Lahore: Condemning Versus Finding Solutions

Honour Killing in Lahore: Condemning Versus Finding Solutions

Moeed Pirzada |Pakistan Today| June 4,2014 More laws of social engineering may further aggravat[...]
Meeting with Lahore Civil Society Organizations, Thursday 30th October, Avari Hotel, Lahore

Meeting with Lahore Civil Society Organizations, Thursday 30th October, Avari Hotel, Lahore

The ADB held its country partnership strategy (CPS) meeting with civil society organizations compris[...]
Meeting with Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Thursday 30th October, 2014, Lahore

Meeting with Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Thursday 30th October, 2014, Lahore

Ijaz Mumtaz, President LCCI welcomed the ADB delegation and appreciated the ADB assistance to Pakist[...]
Meeting with Islamabad Civil Society Organizations, Wednesday 29th October, ADB Pakistan Mission Office, Islamabad

Meeting with Islamabad Civil Society Organizations, Wednesday 29th October, ADB Pakistan Mission Office, Islamabad

The ADB held its country partnership strategy (CPS) meeting with civil society organizations which c[...]
Support Arjumand Azhar

Support Arjumand Azhar

Najma Minhas | The Nation | October 03, 2014 The Pakistani Rosa Park moment occurred on September 1[...]
43pc Pregnancies Unintended in Sindh, Seminar Told

43pc Pregnancies Unintended in Sindh, Seminar Told

KARACHI: Seventy-two per cent women and 62pc men in the reproductive age group in Sindh either want [...]
Seminar on Challenges of Population and Family Planning, Tuesday 30th September 2014 at PC Hotel, Karachi

Seminar on Challenges of Population and Family Planning, Tuesday 30th September 2014 at PC Hotel, Karachi

The Seminar was held to engage and involve Sindh parliamentarians on health issues in genera[...]
So, we live in a democracy?

So, we live in a democracy?

Najma Minhas | The Nation | August 02, 2014 It is shameful, having to use a phrase as tattered as ‘[...]
Punjabi betrayal or Sindhi loyalty?

Punjabi betrayal or Sindhi loyalty?

Najma Minhas | The Nation | July 24, 2014 The recent Herald/SDPI survey on how Pakistanis are think[...]
Khursheed Shah: The Gorbachev of Pakistan?

Khursheed Shah: The Gorbachev of Pakistan?

Najma Minhas | The Nation | July 10, 2014 Khursheed Shah has set the cat amongst the pigeons with h[...]
Controlling the police’s Maula Jatts

Controlling the police’s Maula Jatts

Najma Minhas | The Nation | July 03, 2014 On 17th June, the day of the Model Town massacre, then La[...]
Is there light at the end of the tunnel?

Is there light at the end of the tunnel?

Najma Minhas | Daily Times | July 02, 2014 Pakistan’s tragedy is that the police have become append[...]
'US Withdrawal: Envisaging a Charter for Regional Peace, Post-2014 '

'US Withdrawal: Envisaging a Charter for Regional Peace, Post-2014 '

Maha Mussadiq | Express Tribune | January 17, 2014 In the wake of the impending withdrawal of inter[...]
Seminar on Regional Peace and Stability in Afghanistan's Region 2014 & Beyond,Thursday 16th January 2014 at Marriott, Islamabad

Seminar on Regional Peace and Stability in Afghanistan's Region 2014 & Beyond,Thursday 16th January 2014 at Marriott, Islamabad

Seminar on Regional Peace & Stability in Afghanistan’s Region 2014 & Beyond , was he[...]
Sartaj for Pak-Afghan Joint Efforts to Improve Border Management

Sartaj for Pak-Afghan Joint Efforts to Improve Border Management

The Nation | January 16, 2014 Reiterating the policy of non-interference in the internal affairs of[...]
Leave Afghanistan on Its Own

Leave Afghanistan on Its Own

Shamim Shahid | Pakistan Today | January 16, 2014 In a bid to pave ways for return of peace and sta[...]
End to Interferance in Afghanisatan Urged

End to Interferance in Afghanisatan Urged

Dawn | January 16,2014 ISLAMABAD: The Adviser on Foreign Affairs and National Security, Sartaj [...]
Pakistan Launch of the Joint Declaration on Regional Peace & Stability in Afghanistan, Wednesday 15th January 2014 at Marriott, Islamabad

Pakistan Launch of the Joint Declaration on Regional Peace & Stability in Afghanistan, Wednesday 15th January 2014 at Marriott, Islamabad

Pakistan launch of the ‘Joint Declaration on Regional Peace & Stability – Afghanistan Region: [...]
FES Organized Pakistan Launch of Joint Declaration on Regional Peace & Stability in Afghanistan Post 2014

FES Organized Pakistan Launch of Joint Declaration on Regional Peace & Stability in Afghanistan Post 2014

Pakistan Tribe | January 15, 2014 Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Pakistan (FES) along with the collaborat[...]
NAB references: Zardari not indicted in Polo ground, Cotecna cases

NAB references: Zardari not indicted in Polo ground, Cotecna cases

Moeedpirzada The Express Tribune January 9, 2014 ISLAMABAD: Former president Asif Ali Zardari was[...]
Pakistani media: Public health a blip on the media radar

Pakistani media: Public health a blip on the media radar

Farah Naz Zaidi |Express Tribune| November 28,2013 KARACHI: A staggering 54% of the most serious [...]
Dollars for Handbags: Housewives Tales Matter

Dollars for Handbags: Housewives Tales Matter

Couple of days ago I was confronted by an alarming fact. Sitting amongst a group of housewives –[...]
Privatising PIA

Privatising PIA

Agha Waqar Javed | The News | November 26, 2013 The government has frequently highlighted the exces[...]
Pakistani Rupee falling off the Cliff

Pakistani Rupee falling off the Cliff

Yesterday I went to the bank, took out my savings and converted them into dollars which I have place[...]
Media urged to highlight health issues

Media urged to highlight health issues

Asma Ghani |The Nation| November 4,2013 ISLAMABAD - Media managers have stressed the need for alloc[...]
Peace Building in Pakistan: Conflict Challenges, Lessons Learned and Opportunities for Collaboration, Knowledge Seminar, Tuesday 1 October, Serena Hotel, Islamabad

Peace Building in Pakistan: Conflict Challenges, Lessons Learned and Opportunities for Collaboration, Knowledge Seminar, Tuesday 1 October, Serena Hotel, Islamabad

This one day seminar on peace building in Pakistan was organized for Search for Common Ground (SFCG)[...]
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PM orders to kick out corrupt officers.

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has written a letter to the federal ministers and secretaries[...]
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Local bodies system fully restored in Sindh.

KARACHI: The Sindh government on Monday issued a notification for the total imposition of the local [...]
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Tax: a matter of life and debt.

Dr Maleeha Lodhi The writer is special adviser to the Jang Group/Geo and a former envoy to the US an[...]
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Invigorating the civil service by Jamil Nasir.

The buzz word these days is governance. Some political analysts have argued that governance (or for [...]
Pakistani Diaspora: Can this be considered Pakistan’s National Resource?

Pakistani Diaspora: Can this be considered Pakistan’s National Resource?

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Health policy: PPP failed ANP in Khyber-Pakhtunkhaw says Adeel

Health policy: PPP failed ANP in Khyber-Pakhtunkhaw says Adeel

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Election season: MQM for increase in health budget

Election season: MQM for increase in health budget

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To get priority, health issuses need to be taken up by media and politicians

To get priority, health issuses need to be taken up by media and politicians

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Politicians explain party agendas at roundtable
Media urged to highlight health issues

Media urged to highlight health issues

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Alumni club: Meeting of like-minded Columbia graduates

Alumni club: Meeting of like-minded Columbia graduates

Myra Iqbal | Express Tribune | May 09, 2013 ISLAMABAD: The Columbia Alumni Club of Pakistan was ina[...]
TV belt and the outsider

TV belt and the outsider

A leading politician in Punjab, a PML-N hard hitter, recently confided in me: “TV has changed my pol[...]
Will the Supreme Court be able to save the media from itself? The need of the hour is a broad based National Media Commission

Will the Supreme Court be able to save the media from itself? The need of the hour is a broad based National Media Commission

The struggle for the soul of Pakistani media has entered a very interesting phase. “Law of Unintende[...]
Punjab Government experience on Public Health Issues: Roundtable with Pakistan Muslim League (PMLN), Friday, 1st March 2013

Punjab Government experience on Public Health Issues: Roundtable with Pakistan Muslim League (PMLN), Friday, 1st March 2013

The roundtable discussion on public health issues was held with the PMLN team. The PML-N was led by [...]
Setting the Social Agenda - Roundtable held with Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), Jan 29th 2013, Islamabad

Setting the Social Agenda - Roundtable held with Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), Jan 29th 2013, Islamabad

The focus of this roundtable was how to ensure that the political parties that were not in power cou[...]
Dialogue with the Media, Nov 27th 2012, Karachi

Dialogue with the Media, Nov 27th 2012, Karachi

Will Media hold Accountable Political Parties on Substantial Issues in Pakistan? This Roundtable wi[...]
Roundtable on Governance Issues held with Awami National Party (ANP), Nov 20th 2012, Islamabad

Roundtable on Governance Issues held with Awami National Party (ANP), Nov 20th 2012, Islamabad

The ANP team - led on this occasion by Senator Haji Adeel (Senior Vice President and Chairman Manife[...]
Pre-Election Dialogue on Public Health Policy held with Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), Nov 13th 2012, Islamabad

Pre-Election Dialogue on Public Health Policy held with Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), Nov 13th 2012, Islamabad

In this roundtable with the PPP - led by Dr. Azra Pechuho (Member Parliament and Member Will go L[...]
Roundtable: Can the Media Ask Difficult Questions ? 3rd Nov, 2012, Islamabad

Roundtable: Can the Media Ask Difficult Questions ? 3rd Nov, 2012, Islamabad

The aim of this Roundtable was to raise awareness for the Media on the role it could play on various[...]
Roundtable with Pakistan Tehreek-e- Insaaf (PTI) on their Public Health Policy, Oct 17th 2012, Islamabad

Roundtable with Pakistan Tehreek-e- Insaaf (PTI) on their Public Health Policy, Oct 17th 2012, Islamabad

This roundtable with Pakistan Tehreq-e- Insaaf (PTI) was held by Governance and Policy Advisors (GAP[...]