Category: Special Reports

Number of drug dependent adults on the rise: UNODC

ISLAMABAD: World Around five per cent of the adult population, or nearly 250 million people between the ages of 15 and 64, used at least one drug in 2014, according to...

Enforced disappearances: The plight of Kashmir’s ‘half widows’

By Sindhuja Parthasarathy: I often wake at night with an uneasy sense of choking and being throttled. My breathlessness and heart palpitations last all night. The next...

Gwadar Vs Chabahar

By Lt Col Khalid Masood Khan (Retd):  The geo-strategic situation of our region is changing rapidly, which can be attributed to the fact that the world powers are now...

UK launches new online visa application for Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The United Kingdom on Tuesday launched its new online Visa Application system for its visas and immigration service. A statement from the British High...

Diabetes to be 7th leading cause of death by 2030: WHO

ISLAMABAD: World Health Organization (WHO) projects that diabetes will be the 7th leading cause of death by 2030. The overall risk of dying among people with diabetes is...

Makkah set to join top 10 global cities

ISLAMABAD: Makkah for Strategic Planning and Monitoring Secretary Adel Saleh Feeda said the municipality has a future vision for Makkah to be included among the top 10...

At UN, Pakistan slams nuclear doublespeak

UNITED NATIONS: Pakistan has assailed the double standards practiced by some states, which preach nuclear disarmament but fail to take necessary steps themselves....

Anti-India protest in Brussels

BRUSSELS: In an attempt to make their voices heard internationally, the Sikh and Kashmiri Diaspora approached the European Council urging it to engage the Indian...

Pakistani conjoined twins get new life

RIYADH: Pakistani conjoined twins have been given a new life in Saudi Arabia. The twins, who were joined at the lower chest, abdomen, and shared one liver, have been...

20,000 UAE homes powered by solar energy

Some 20,000 homes in the UAE were powered last year with energy from the sun. That means 216,483 megawatts hour of solar power, all coming from Shams 1, the first...