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Wednesday, April 25, 2018 | Today's Paper

Implications of the 2018 US Nuclear Posture Review

By Moiz Khan

April 14, 2018 – 3:36 pm

Under the directives of US President Donald Trump, the Pentagon released the 2018 Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) on February 2, 2018. The new NPR identifies Russia and China as strategic rivals and claims that both countries are modernising their strategic systems. In response to Russian and Chinese nuclear forces expansion and growing threat of the North Korean nuclear deterrent, the NPR commits the US to modernise its nuclear arsenal and enhance the credibility of its nuclear deterrent by developing new types of nuclear weapons.


Getting together for a ‘Polio free Pakistan’

By Dr. Rana Muhammad Safdar

March 23, 2018 – 6:00 am

As we enter the final stages of our nationwide struggle against polio with only eight polio cases reported last year, let us take a moment on this Pakistan Day to reflect upon a timeless message from the Father of our Nation, Quaid-e-Azam Mohammed Ali Jinnah, who once said:


Unfriendly Relations

By Ishaq Hayyat

March 20, 2018 – 4:08 am

 Hostility and friendship is a normal feature in today’s modern states. International politics believes on the principal of neither permanent friendships nor long-lasting enmities. No one can stop abrupt change in relations on international political landscape. The arch enemies may become allies and friendly states can turn against each other. However, the case of Pak-India relationship is slightly different.


Death of a Legend!

By Yousaf Marri

March 20, 2018 – 4:03 am

Stephen Hawking was born in January 1942 at Oxford UK, He was a graduate of Oxford University and a post-graduate of the University of Cambridge. While in his post-graduation, he was diagnosed with motor neuron disease, which gradually paralyzed him and he finally lost his speech. But he did not discontinue his studies. Although in extreme difficulties, he committed himself into studying cosmology and theoretical physics. He was a professor of mathematics at the University of Cambridge and became a famous theoretical physicist, cosmologist and writer. He died a few days ago. The world is righty mourning his death and no amount of tribute can fully award his countless services.


Will Sadiq Sanjrani’s appointment as Senate chairman help Balochistan in any way?

By Shezad Baloch

March 16, 2018 – 10:48 pm

Whether in the realm of politics or natural resources, Balochistan has always been a target for exploitation by politicians and other powerful forcesin Pakistan. Whenever Balochistan is mentioned, it isinvariably described as “the least developed region of Pakistan.”  It is always “volatile,” “neglected,” or “backward;” the region with “the worst health indicators” and“the poorest infrastructure;”the place where a majority of children are out of school and there is little access to even basic education.