Terroristan - October 8, 2018

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Postby SSridhar » 30 Jan 2019 09:58

India rages as Pakistan plays Hurriyat hand again - Sachin Parashar, ToI
Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi’s telephonic conversation with separatist leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq evoked a stinging response from India on Tuesday with the government calling it a regressive step which was contrary to the impression Pakistan was trying to create by claiming that it wanted to improve relations with India.

Government sources here said Qureshi’s conversation with the Hurriyat leader, in which the former spoke about Pakistan’s efforts to highlight “grave human rights violations’’ in J&K, reflected “duplicity’’ in Pakistan leadership's approach.


While the Pakistan PM, Imran Khan, has repeatedly spoken about the need to improve relations with India, the Indian establishment seems to believe that Khan may not fully have the backing of his foreign minister and that Qureshi is acting under the influence of the Pakistan deep state.

India has steadfastly maintained that there is no role for any third party in the Kashmir dispute but the Narendra Modi government, unlike the NDA government under A B Vajpayee, has been much more rigid in its insistence that Pakistan and Hurriyat leaders have no truck on the issue. The government had called off foreign secretary-level talks with Islamabad in August 2014 because of then Pakistan high commissioner Abdul Basit’s meetings with Hurriyat leaders. This was also the reason why India insisted, when it did agree to resume dialogue with Pakistan in December 2015, that the word bilateral be injected into the new name, comprehensive dialogue, which Islamabad wanted for talks. India finally had its way and it was called comprehensive bilateral dialogue.

“Pakistan has been and continues to foment cross border terrorism in India. Its repeated attempts to incite disharmony and violence in India continue. Media antics of its leadership cannot divert attention from the fact that Pakistan's establishment hands are stained with the blood of innocent Indians, including in J&K and in territory under its illegal occupation,’’ said a source here, while conveying the government’s reaction to Pakistan’s announcement of Qureshi-Mirwaiz conversation.

Government sources further said Pakistan needed to focus on addressing human rights situation within its own territory and promoting and protecting its own citizens, especially from the minority community.

“The persecution and discrimination of different ethnic populations including Pashtuns, Baloch, Ahmediyas, Hindus and Sikhs in Pakistan needs to end. The people of India will defeat all nefarious designs aimed at creating disharmony and terrorist violence in India,’’ said a source.

According to a statement issued by Pakistan, Qureshi briefed Mirwaiz on Pakistan’s efforts to highlight the “gross human rights violations being perpetrated by the Indian occupation forces in Indian-occupied Jammu and Kashmir’’. In this context, he mentioned the June 2018 report issued by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the APPKG report of the UK Parliament. He also emphasized that India should permit the visit of the Commission of Inquiry, as envisaged in both Reports.

“The foreign minister also informed Mirwaiz Umar Farooq of the upcoming events, being organised in London at the House of Commons and the exhibition being held in London on 4-5 February 2019 respectively. These, again, are efforts to highlight the centrality of Jammu and Kashmir dispute and the grave human rights violations against the Kashmiri people, by India, which are being widely condemned and need to be immediately stopped,’’ said the statement.

Mirwaiz, according to Pakistan, thanked Islamabad and emphasized that the “Indian atrocities shall never be able to suppress the will” of the people of Indian-occupied Jammu and Kashmir, who will continue to raise their voice against “severe Indian repression and in the face of Indian black laws’’.

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Postby Rohit_K » 30 Jan 2019 17:58

Nine martyred in gun-and-suicide attack on DIG office in Loralai
https://tribune.com.pk/story/1899305/1- ... ist-attack

QUETTA: Three suicide bombers stormed into the offices of a senior police officer in a central Balochistan district on Tuesday afternoon, killing nine people – among them three policemen, five civilian employees of police and a candidate of police department – before they were eliminated.

The attackers, armed with suicide vests, grenades and assault rifles, detonated a hand grenade at the entrance to the complex of DIG in Loralai before storming inside where around 800 candidates were taking a recruitment exam for the police force. “The police on duty responded and shot one of three attackers at the entrance to the complex who blew himself up,” the military’s media wing, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), said in a statement.

The remaining two suicide bombers opened indiscriminate fire and entered one of the side rooms, according to the ISPR. “FC Balochistan and Army troops were called in, who safely evacuated around 800 candidates,” it added. After evacuating the candidates, the troops started the operation to take out the two suicide bombers hiding in the room. They were subsequently shot dead and the premises were cleared.

“Nine persons, including three policemen, five civil employees of police and one civilian candidate embraced shahadat,” the ISPR said, adding that 21 people, among them 12 policemen and 9 civilian candidates, were also wounded in the attack. Earlier, Nasir Shah, SHO Loralai police station, said that 10 people – including nine police staff – were killed in the attack. Medical Superintendent Loralai Civil Hospital Dr Faheem said 10 bodies and 21 injured were brought to the hospital. Those critically injured were shifted to the Combined Military Hospital.

Meanwhile, the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan claimed responsibility of the attack.



Six of a family killed in mortar shell explosion in Bannu
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BANNU: Six members of a family died in a 'mortar shell' explosion late Tuesday at their residence in Havid Landi Dak in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, authorities said. According to police, the blast, apparently caused by some sort of an artillery shell, occurred in the jurisdiction of Havid Landi Dak station and killed a man, his wife, and their four children.

The explosive material that caused the blast was inside the house, police said. All six died on the spot. The blast occurred when a 60-millimetre mortar shell exploded inside the house, according to KP police spokesperson Waqar Khan. The law enforcement agencies cordoned off the area and commenced an investigation while the bodies were moved to District Headquarters (DHQ) Hospital.

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Postby arun » 30 Jan 2019 20:29

X Posted from the India-US Relations News & Discussions thread to the Terroristan, Afghanistan News & Discussion and Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat threads.

Excerpt on dealing with “South Asia” from the WORLDWIDE THREAT ASSESSMENT of the US INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY, January 29, 2019:

SOUTH ASIA

The challenges facing South Asian states will grow in 2019 because of Afghanistan’s presidential election in mid-July and the Taliban’s large-scale attacks, Pakistan’s recalcitrance in dealing with militant groups, and Indian elections that risk communal violence.
Afghanistan Stalemate
We assess that neither the Afghan Government nor the Taliban will be able to gain a strategic ilitary advantage in the Afghan war in the coming year if coalition support remains at current levels. Afghan forces generally have secured cities and other government strongholds, but the Taliban has increased large-scale attacks, and Afghan security suffers from a large number of forces being tied down in defensive missions, mobility shortfalls, and a lack of reliable forces to hold recaptured territory.
Pakistan Recalcitrance
Militant groups supported by Pakistan will continue to take advantage of their safe haven in Pakistan to plan and conduct attacks in India and Afghanistan, including against US interests. Islamabad’s narrow approach to counterterrorism cooperation—using some groups as policy tools and confronting only the militant groups that directly threaten Pakistan—almost certainly will frustrate US counterterrorism efforts against the Taliban.
Indian Elections and Ethnic Tensions
Parliamentary elections in India increase the possibility of communal violence if Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) stresses Hindu nationalist themes. BJP policies during Modi’s first term have deepened communal tensions in some BJP-governed states, and Hindu nationalist state leaders might view a Hindu-nationalist campaign as a signal to incite low-level violence to animate their supporters. Increasing communal clashes could alienate Indian Muslims and allow Islamist terrorist groups in India to expand their influence.
India-Pakistan Tensions
We judge that cross-border terrorism, firing across the Line of Control (LoC), divisive national elections in India, and Islamabad’s perception of its position with the United States relative to India will contribute to strained India-Pakistan relations at least through May 2019, the deadline for the Indian election, and probably beyond. Despite limited confidence-building measures—such as both countries recommitting in May 2018 to the 2003 cease-fire along the disputed Kashmir border—continued terrorist attacks and cross-border firing in Kashmir have hardened each country’s position and reduced their political will to seek rapprochement. Political maneuvering resulting from the Indian national elections probably will further constrain near-term opportunities for improving ties.
India-China Tensions
We expect relations between India and China to remain tense, despite efforts on both sides to manage tensions since the border standoff in 2017, elevating the risk of unintentional escalation. Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi held an informal summit in April 2018 to defuse tension and normalize relations, but they did not address border issues. Misperceptions of military movements or construction might result in tensions escalating into armed conflict.


From here:

WORLDWIDE THREAT ASSESSMENT of the US INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY January 29th 2019

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Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

Postby chetak » 31 Jan 2019 13:15

old but still relevant as it shows the paki permanent anti India mindset and the vast difference between what the paki says and what the paki actually does


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iZKX53gA4g

पाक Ret. Marshal :: भारत ने कभी पाक का बुरा नही चाहा हमेशा हमने भारत को धोका दिया


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Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

Postby menon s » 31 Jan 2019 13:57

Pakistan is now offerring E Visas to People of Indian Origin, but other nationality. Step two before , their mission, 2020...over Indian Punjab.

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Postby Peregrine » 31 Jan 2019 17:22

Pakistani school on lowest, Indian on top ranking in Dubai - Sibte Arif

DUBAI: Pakistani curriculum schools in Dubai are on the lowest categories while Indian curriculum schools are shining with top ranking in the latest report of schools’ inspection conducted by the government of Dubai.

One of the two Pakistani curriculum schools in Dubai has upgraded its ranking while the others’ standing declined in 2018-19, according to the schools’ inspection body of Dubai, Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA).

Pakistan’s Shaikh Rashid Al Maktoum School in Dubai slightly improved its ranking from “weak” to “acceptable” after eight years, a report by the schools’ inspection regulator Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) revealed.

Shaikh Rashid Al Maktoum School is the only Pakistani school in Dubai that is run by the government of Pakistan through its consulate in Dubai. While the ranking of another Pakistani-curriculum school Pakistan Education Academy went down from “acceptable” to “weak”. The ‘Pakistan Education Academy’ runs under private governing body.

The performance of the schools is divided in five categories (1) Outstanding (2) Very Good (3) Good (4) Acceptable and (5) Weak. Unfortunately, both Pakistani curriculum schools are in the last two categories, although, Shaikh Rashid Al Maktoum School has finally showed some upward trend after eight years of inspection.

On the other hand, total of 73 per cent students attending Indian-curriculum schools in Dubai are receiving 'good' quality of education or even better, according to the KHDA report.

The 2018-2019 'Indian Curriculum Schools' report showed that 31 out of 35 Indian-curriculum schools were inspected by the KHDA. This year, 21 schools were rated 'good' or better, compared to 18 schools last year.

One school was rated 'outstanding', 15 were rated 'good', five were 'very good', nine were 'acceptable', and one was 'weak'. The KHDA report suggested the Pakistani curriculum schools to improve teaching standards provide a wider skill-base of governors and make them more accountable for the improvement in learning resources and school standards.

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Postby Peregrine » 31 Jan 2019 17:50

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Postby Peregrine » 01 Feb 2019 00:04

SBP hikes key interest rate by 25 bps to 10.25% - Shahbaz Rana
ISLAMABAD: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Thursday hiked the key interest rate by 25 basis points to 10.25% and further cut growth forecast, warning that the economy still faced elevated budget and current account deficits, and inflation would also spike due to record government borrowings.
The central bank’s rate increase decision appears to be punishing the borrowers for the lax fiscal controls exercised by the Ministry of Finance.
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Postby arun » 01 Feb 2019 12:13

Pakistan seeks investment from overseas citizens with new bond

Date created : 31/01/2019 - 18:52
Islamabad (AFP) ……………….

The PBCs, which have no maximum investment amount, are available in three and five-year maturities, yielding 6.25 percent and 6.75 percent, respectively, according to the government. …….

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So much for equal=equal.

State Bank of India is accepting 3 year USD deposits at a yield of 3.58 and 5 years at 3.92%. The yield of 6.25 percent for 3 year USD Bond and 6.75 percent yield for 5 year USD Bond that the Mohammadden Terrorism Fomenting Islamic Republic of Pakistan is paying is a staggering 74.5% premium over what India pays for 3 year USD maturity and also a staggering 72.2% premium over what India pays for a 3 year USD maturity. Clink link that appears on this page of SBI’s website for SBI’s USD Deposit Rates

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Postby Peregrine » 01 Feb 2019 18:16

Mini-budget measures not enough to curb fiscal deficit: Moody’s

KARACHI: The country’s fiscal deficit is likely to reach six per cent of GDP during this fiscal year as the government has failed to introduce measures to curb expenditure and increase revenues in the supplementary finance bill announced last week, noted Moody’s on Thursday.

The mini-budget will foster exports and support the country’s manufacturing sector but ignored spending cuts or measures to increase revenues eroding government’s ability to meet the deficit target of 5.1pc, added the note.

The financial services company expects the fiscal deficit to widen to 6pc as the revenue is expected to remain below earlier projections given placid economic growth and new incentives to boost revenues before narrowing to 5pc of the GDP by FY21.

According to State Bank of Pakistan’s quarterly report issued on Wednesday, the fiscal deficit during 1QFY19 year increased to 1.4pc following marked slowdown in revenue growth as overall expenditure increases remain unchanged against same period last year despite significant cuts in federal and provincial development spending.

The report noted that on the expenditure front, major challenge was the steep rise in debt servicing payments.

Moody’s commented that barring exports, the country’s external sector has shown marked improvement during the last few months visible in 10pc increase in remittances and 3pc slowdown in imports.

Pakistan’s current account deficit dropped 4.4pc year-on-year during 1HFY19 to $8bn driven by a sharp decline in import of goods and services. Moreover, non-oil imports saw a contraction of 4.4pc during the period under review as against an increase of 19.1pc last year.

The government has received $12bn — $6bn each from the Saudi Arabia and the UAE — which is likely to provide for its net financing needs during 2019. However, the government is also negotiating a programme with the International Monetary Fund in addition to discussions with other multilateral lenders including the Asian Development Bank, Inter­national Bank for Recons­truction and Development and the Islamic Development Bank to improve its external position.

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Postby Vips » 01 Feb 2019 19:50

Mani lashes out at ICC over Sarfraz’s ban.

Lahori Logic on full display


"As far as we were concerned, an apology had been tendered and accepted and the only question was whether Sarfraz deserved any punishment or not," said Mani. "I had already said we should pull Sarfraz out for 2-3 games. I felt very strongly that this has to be a strong message for everyone. We made an apology at all levels and it had been accepted by everyone. We have a good relationship with Cricket South Africa (CSA).” ( So giving apology is end of the matter? This buffon thinks that international rules should be like Islamic laws where you give blood money for murder and get away with it)


He added: “For the ICC to jump in because Phehlukwayo was upset and didn't want a reconciliation process, [and to feel they] have to charge Sarfraz, that's where I think a bit of nonsense comes into this. (That paki mentality of higher leadership getting to rule and disburse justice overlooking the aggrieved clearly being shown here)



"Obviously Sarfraz will be spoken to,” he added. “The whole team will be told that you have to be very careful. It is also a bit of a cultural issue – the word that he used, in Pakistan it would be ignored. That doesn't mean the culture is right but the tone wasn't in any way vicious or vindictive." ( Translation if i murder you with a smile on my face and you prosecute me then you are prejudiced as i did it due to my happy nature and there was no vivious motive :lol:



Just think this a s s h o l e was ICC president in the past.

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Postby Peregrine » 02 Feb 2019 02:29

Another five-year plan? - Dr Pervez Tahir

After the failure of two mini-budgets to give a direction to the economy, the 12th five-year plan is being touted as the road map. A macroeconomic framework is shuttling between the Planning Commission and the Ministry of Finance. The monetary stance to be announced soon is also likely to be influenced by this framework. Any further increase in the interest rate may undermine the incentives allowed in the second mini-budget. This was also the sticking point in the last interaction with the IMF.

Planning in Pakistan has had a chequered history. The planning minister has declared the 11th five-year plan a complete failure in terms of the targets set. This was the first operational plan in the framework of Vision 2025. There is no knowing whether the Vision document has been abandoned, just as its predecessors, Vision 2030 and Vision 2010, were in the past. The 11th plan, finalised in its third year, showed the previous five-year period, 2008-2013, as a growth disaster. During the same period, ironically, Nadeemul Haq came out with A New Growth Framework. It was a breath of fresh air. Despite all the approvals at the relevant fora, the document was largely ignored by the government machinery, much in the same fashion as the run of the mill five-year plans before. In 2009, the Tenth Five Year Plan (2010-15) had been drafted, but never launched. There was an abortive attempt to formulate the Ninth Five Year Plan 1998-2003 towards the end of the second Nawaz government. During the Musharraf period, a Ten Year Development Perspective 2001-11 was prepared. Subsequently, a Medium Term Development Framework 2005-10 was also prepared.

In terms of the stated objectives, only two plans — the second five-year plan 1960-65 and the Sixth Five Year Plan 1983-88 — can be regarded as successful. Incidentally, both were associated with Dr Mahbubul Haq and dictatorial regimes of Ayub Khan and Ziaul Haq. Apparently, a centrally directed economy and professional leadership of economic policy coordination were critical to this success. However, the former plan sowed the seeds of the alienation of East Pakistan and the latter left the economy with a fiscal deficit of nine per cent and a current account deficit of around four per cent of the GDP, landing the elected government right in the lap of the IMF. Over the years, especially since the start of the structural adjustment programmes with the IMF in 1988, the finance ministry has assumed the leadership role in the economic decision-making. Three- year programmes of adjustment took precedence over the largely academic exercises of five-year planning. The Planning Commission became just another ministry, concerned mainly with the project approval and the development programme. Even this role was constrained by the finance ministry determining the size of the development budget. The 18th Constitutional Amendment and the 7th NFC award have reduced the role of the Planning Commission further. Instead of coming to terms with the new realities of a decentralised economy and development spending, the Planning Commission continues to live the past. Under the Constitution, national planning and national economic coordination fall in the Federal List, Part II, not Part I. Planning, therefore, is not exactly a federal subject. The Planning Commission should have members representing the provinces, not as at present. The spirit of the Constitution will be satisfied best if the Planning Commission acts as the secretariat of the Council of Common Interests. This will ensure national ownership of the plans and allow the 12th five-year plan to give a direction to the economy.

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Postby SSridhar » 02 Feb 2019 07:40

Vips wrote:Mani lashes out at ICC over Sarfraz’s ban.
Lahori Logic on full display

The sense of 'entitlement' of a Pakistani is truly amazing.

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Postby SSridhar » 02 Feb 2019 15:46

China to provide USD 2.5 billion loan to Pakistan to boost foreign cash reserves - PTI

So, is this the amount that Captain Imran Khan refused to divulge ?

China will provide USD 2.5 billion in loans to Pakistan to boost the foreign exchange reserves of its "all-weather ally", a media report said Saturday.

Pakistan is nearly broke with the drying up of foreign cash reserves and mounting external debt.

The country's USD 8.12 billion reserves, which are below the minimum level that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank (WB) prescribe, are sufficient to cover only seven weeks of imports.

Due to this, the WB and the Asian Development Bank are not providing loans for budget financing.

"Beijing will place the USD 2.5 billion in deposits with the central bank," a top Finance Ministry official here told The Express Tribune.

With the anticipated USD 2.5 billion deposits, China's contribution in this fiscal year alone would surge to USD 4.5 billion
, the paper said.

Pakistan has struggled to maintain reserves that are not currently sufficient to provide cover to even two months of imports despite receiving USD 4 billion in loans from two Middle-Eastern countries.

In July, China deposited USD 2 billion with the State Bank of Pakistan. In the past five years, China has emerged as Pakistan's single largest saviour in times of economic crisis.


The money is coming as part of the government's strategy to secure breathing space till the time its macroeconomic stabilisation measures take effect.

After coming into power, Prime Minister Imran Khan visited China, Saudi Arabia and the UAE to arrange emergency loans to avoid a looming default.

Pakistan has secured USD 14.5 billion worth of commitments from these three countries that have helped largely bridged the external financing gap of the ongoing fiscal year.

Before coming into power, Khan was critical of taking loans to run the country but due to extremely low level of foreign currency reserves and financing requirements standing above USD 25 billion, he sought loans from other countries.

Saudi Arabia will provide a USD 6 billion financial assistance package, which included USD 3 billion in short term loans at an interest rate of 3.18 per cent Interest? {Hadha haraam, ya sheikh} . Riyadh has already disbursed USD 3 billion.

The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) Governor Tariq Bajwa on Thursday said the modalities for USD 3 billion oil on deferred payments were finalised this week and an agreement would be signed on February 16 during the visit of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman.

The UAE has agreed to provide USD 3 billion in loans at an interest rate of around 3 per cent and has already disbursed USD 1 billion. A USD 3.2 billion worth of oil facility on deferred payment is being awaited.

Pakistan has arranged these deposits for a term of one to three years but these are likely to be rolled over, in case Islamabad faces difficulties to return them, said the sources in the Finance Ministry.

But despite USD 4 billion inflows from Riyadh and the UAE during the past two months, the gross official foreign currency reserves stayed at only USD 8.12 billion as of December 25, according the SBP governor.

However, the SBP governor on Thursday said despite these measures, the current account deficit remained high, standing at USD 8 billion in six months.

The overall foreign loans disbursements also remained low during first half of the fiscal year, standing at only USD 2.2 billion from July through December.

The government on Thursday also launched Diaspora bonds at interest rates of 6.25 per cent for three years and 6.75 per cent for five years to arrange funds for balance of payments support.

Finance Minister Asad Umar said he also gave a go ahead to launch two more financial instruments to meet external sector financing requirements. One instrument, likely to be Sukuk bonds (Islamic bonds), could be launched before June, according to the Finance Ministry officials.

The sources said the government is planning to launch foreign currency Sukuk to tap the Islamic markets. There is also a plan to launch USD 3 billion Euro bonds during the current fiscal year. Asad Umar had postponed it in November after the government arranged loans from the three countries.

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf () government blames expansionary fiscal policies of the last Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government for the overvalued exchange rate and the current external sector problems.

Since July, the rupee has been devalued by more than 15 per cent but exports could not pick.

The sources said the Finance Ministry and the central bank are in the process of implementing a flexible exchange rate regime while moving away from the managed exchange rate policy. {That shows that the Central Bank cannot afford anymore to intervene to arrest the PNR from sliding}

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Postby menon s » 02 Feb 2019 18:24

PAF IS ALSO INTO REAL ESTATE!
They installed some old and defunct radars on Govt land, talked about national security and then sold it to a land developer!
and i thought the PAF guys were a bit more decent than the baharias and the army!
https://www.dawn.com/news/1461122

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British man jailed for sex with funeral home corpse – AFP

LONDON: A burglar who had sex with a corpse in an English funeral home he broke into was jailed Friday for six years.

A judge in the industrial city of Birmingham said Kasim Khuram's - obviously a Terroristani - crime "offended all human sensibility".

The man was found to have been both drunk and high on artificial cannabis and PCP at the time.

The 23-year-old pleaded guilty during at an earlier hearing.

The judge said Khuram disturbed the three bodies and nine coffins during the breakin.

"You set about disturbing all nine of these bodies -- exactly what you did, and why, only you know," judge Melbourne Inman said during the sentencing.

Defence lawyer Joseph Keating said Khuram was "deeply sorry" for what he had done and that his actions were "out of character"

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Inflation hits highest in four and a half years - Shahbaz Rana

ISLAMABAD: The inflation reading spiked 7.2% in January, hitting the highest level in nearly four and a half years in the wake of increase in prices of utilities, medicines and an expansionary fiscal policy, reported the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) on Friday.

The cost of every notable consumer item including medicines, beef, house rent, gold and cars increased significantly last month, affecting all types of income groups of consumers. Prices are hurting consumers at a time when the economy is slowing down and many professional groups in the salaried class are facing job cuts. The latest inflation bulletin has endorsed the central bank’s apprehension about persistent inflationary pressures, which have now led to the reversal of the two-month-old downslide in the inflation index.

As core inflation stays high, SBP hikes interest rate

The headline inflation raced to 7.2% in January 2019 compared to 6.2% in the preceding month, reported the national data collecting agency. It was the highest level since August 2014, when the headline inflation stood at 7%. Core inflation accelerated from 8.4% to 8.7% in January – the highest level since June 2014.

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The increase in inflation to the level from where the index had started coming down suggests that goods prices would keep rising in coming months due to high rates of almost every consumer item, except for perishable food.

The higher core inflation, which is the target of the central bank while deciding the monetary policy, suggested that the State Bank took a prudent decision by further tightening the monetary policy a day ago. However, the monetary tightening is rendered ineffective by the finance ministry’s hefty borrowing, which increased 430% in the past seven months.

After the recent decision, the central bank has cumulatively increased the key interest rate by 4.5% since January last year aimed at curtailing aggregate demand in the economy.

The accelerated inflation was contrary to the public expectation, captured in the recent IBA-SBP’s consumer confidence survey, which indicated some moderation in the households’ inflation expectations.

The central bank governor warned on Thursday that the second round impact of exchange rate movements, upward adjustment in gas and electricity tariffs, and higher government borrowing from the SBP would be offset by the lagged impact of increase in the policy rate and fall in international crude oil prices on inflation. The governor also warned that the finance ministry’s borrowing for budget financing would keep inflationary pressures high.

Data showed that inflation surged to 7.2% due to increase in the cost of beverages, housing, water, gas and electricity charges and transport fares. Average inflation in first seven months (July-January) of the current fiscal year also rose 6.2%. The average inflation is above the government’s annual target but is close to the range given by the central bank.

The continued increase in interest rate has made it difficult to offer housing facilities under Prime Minister Imran Khan’s affordable housing programme and has also pushed up the government’s cost of debt servicing.

In January, gas prices went up 85.3% on an annual basis, bus fares increased over 50%, prices of basic medicines, like Calpol syrup, shot up 31.2%, CNG price increased 28.4%, Flagyl tablet became expensive by over 26% and cigarettes by 20.7%.

In seven months: FBR collects Rs2.07tr in taxes, misses target by Rs187b

Car prices increased nearly 20% in January over a year ago, iron bar rates rose 19%, high-speed diesel 18.6%, gold 18.6% and tea prices over 17%. The kerosene oil price jumped 16.2%, beef 14.3%, cement 14%, electricity 8.5% and house rent 8.2%.

After July, the government has also levied more regulatory duties, in addition to letting the rupee depreciate further against the US currency. The impact of these measures is becoming visible.

Overall, prices of the housing, water, electricity and gas group increased 11.6% in January over a year ago. The group has a 29.4% weight in the overall inflation basket – the second largest group after food. The cost of educational services increased 10%. Transport group prices surged almost 15% due to continued increase in prices of high-speed diesel and motor fuels.

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Postby Peregrine » 02 Feb 2019 23:11

Boost to Pakistani economy: China to import donkeys from Pakistan

In order to provide a boost to the export sector, the country will export donkeys to China, opening the avenue to earn millions from the trade, reported Gulf News.

A senior official at the livestock department in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) said the confirmed the move.

Globally, Pakistan has the third-largest population of donkeys, while China stands at number one.

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The official added that the department shall focus on building donkey farms in order to boost exports. Recently, a veterinary facility in Lahore was inaugurated to support the initiative.

Two more farms being set up in Dera Ismail Khan and Mansehra with foreign partnership.

CPEC size to stay at $50 billion for now

On the occasion, officials revealed that foreign companies are willing to make a $3 billion investment enabling commercial farming of donkeys.

The government, during the first three years, plans to export 80,000 donkeys to China.

“The proposed project will help improve the socio-economic status of donkey-rearing communities by improving the health and production of local donkeys,” according to a statement by the K-P livestock department.

Donkey-rearing is beneficial as gelatin made from donkey skin has been long considered to have medicinal properties.

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5 killed in clash between drug dealers in SW Pakistan
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-0 ... 792981.htm

ISLAMABAD, Feb. 1 (Xinhua) -- At least five people were killed and several others injured in a clash between two groups of drug peddlers in Kech district of Pakistan's southwest Balochistan province on Friday, local officials said. The incident happened in Turbat city. Bodies of the killed were handed over to their relatives, deputy commissioner of Kech Bashir Ahmad said.

Some insurgents fled the scene after the attack, and a search operation was kicked off to track down them. Identities of the drug dealers were not revealed by the authorities.


PTM leader Arman Luni killed in ‘police crackdown’ on Loralai protesters
https://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2019/0 ... rotesters/

A senior member of the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) was killed in a police crackdown on a sit-in being held in the Loralai district of Balochistan, MNA Mohsin Dawar confirmed Saturday.

“Extremely tragic news. Senior member of PTM Arman Luni has been killed by police in a crackdown on #PTMLoralaiSitIn,” the lawmaker said in a statement on his Twitter official. “This is the worst shape of state terrorism. We request our members to remain calm and non-violent. The state will have to pay for his murder. #StateKilledArmanLuni,” he tweeted.

The confirmation came minutes after Twitterati claimed that Luni had been killed in a police crackdown on PTM’s peaceful protest demonstration in Loralai which entered its fourth day on Saturday. The sit-in is being staged against continued violence and the alleged forced eviction of locals from the area in the backdrop of an attack that shook the country on January 29. Nine people, including five civilians and three policemen, were killed and 21 others suffered injuries in suicide bombing and firing by militants on the office complex of the Zhob Range deputy inspector general (DIG) in Loralai. While there has been no official version to Luni’s death as of yet, witnesses claim that police opened fire on peaceful protesters demanding rest in the troubled district.

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Govt seeks $400m loan from World Bank - Shahbaz Rana

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government is seeking $400 million or Rs56 billion loan from the World Bank (WB) for a risky venture of fixing the country’s ailing tax system amid apprehensions that foreign-funded reforms package in the past had not yielded desired results.

The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) and the WB are negotiating the $400 million that attaches conditions like setting up a constitutional body to resolve tax disputes between the Centre and the provinces, according to the government sources.

It also seeks change in tax structure for the agriculture sector, which is a contentious issue due to strong influence of landlords on economic policymaking.

But the Economic Affairs Division has not yet made a formal request for the loan, although FBR and the WB have covered significant ground during past few months.

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Initially, the size of the proposed programme was $285 million.

If cleared by its board, it will be the second full-scale attempt by the WB to reform the FBR in the past 14 years. Its earlier $150 million worth of Tax Administration Reforms Project badly failed to yield the desired results and the money went down the drain.

Like the last package, the WB is again planning to bring reforms in tax administration and tax policy simultaneously. As a result of these reforms, the FBR’s workforce at headquarter may be slashed by nearly 20 per cent, according to the sources who are involved in loan consultations.

For over two years, the WB has suspended approvals of new policy loans due to deterioration in Pakistan’s macroeconomic indicators. One of the conditions for qualifying for the policy loan is to have official foreign currency reserves sufficient to finance minimum two and half months of imports. Pakistan does not fulfil this condition.

The programme for result financing, known as PfR, is a hybrid financing instrument that could be used to extend the $400 million loan.

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The WB is emphasising upon development of a tax policy framework that also supports harmonisation of provincial taxes. One of the conditions of the loan is setting up a constitutional body – the National Tax Council – to solve issues between the Centre and the four federating units.

The Washington-based lender is seeking common policy and administration for sales tax and income tax aimed at ending overlapping of policies of federal and provincial revenue authorities.

The separation of tax policy from the FBR’s administration has also been embedded in the policy matrix, although the federal cabinet has already approved it.

The WB estimates Pakistan’s tax gap at 10 per cent of the Gross Domestic Product or Rs3.8 trillion, which is equal to 100 per cent of last year’s revenue collection. This means that Terroristan's GDP is Terroristani Rs.38 Trillion i.e. 38000 Billion which at US$ One = Terroristani Rupees 140 Equates to Terroristan GDP as US$ 271.43!

Pakistan’s current tax-to-GDP ratio is 12.6 per cent of the GDP, which according to the WB should be 23 per cent of the GDP.

However, the independent experts believe that given the FBR’s administrative challenges and non-compliant tax culture, the true tax potential is not more than 17 per cent of the GDP. This means Pakistan is still losing Rs1.7 trillion revenue annually due to corruption, leakages and poor capacity.

The sources said the WB was also arguing to shift from profit-based income tax to turnover taxation. They said that the lender was claiming that it could reduce tax evasion by around two-thirds by the corporate sector.

The WB is also asking for changing tax structure for the agriculture sector. Currently, the agriculture sector’s tax is collected on the basis of holding and income by the provinces. The lender wanted to introduce presumptive taxation on the turnover basis, according to the sources.

There was also a proposal to integrate sales tax collection on goods and services on Indian model but this may face resistance from provinces. There is a strong view that provincial governments are underperforming on tax collection when compared to the federal government.

Among the 13 federal countries, Pakistan is second to last on the performance of provincial governments on tax collection. While the services sector accounts for 56 per cent of the GDP, it contributes only 0.5 per cent of the GDP to the taxes and about 11 per cent to the sales tax collection.

The issue of withdrawing remaining sales tax exemptions also came under discussions during talks with the WB local office, the sources said.

The WB analysis is that Pakistan has a complex tax system of over 70 unique taxes and at least 37 government agencies administer these taxes.

Through $400 million lending, the WB is keen to help Pakistan develop a long term tax policy. But there are concerns that the money may ago be spent on building new office buildings and procuring furniture as had happened with the TARP.

The WB is also pushing for decisively moving towards a functional organisational structure to overcome current fragmentation and inefficiencies in the FBR.

It is of the view that the functional system permits standardisation of similar processes across all taxes and facilitates simplification of procedures.

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Postby Peregrine » 04 Feb 2019 02:59

Further to my Post of 04 Feb 2019 02:06 as a comparison :

PRESS NOTE ON FIRST ADVANCE ESTIMATES OF NATIONAL INCOME 2018-19

STATEMENT 2: First Advance Estimates of National Income and Expenditures on GDP, 2018-19

2018 – 2019 GDP : INR 1,88,40,731 Crores i.e. INR 188,407.31 Billion

@US$ 1 = INR 71.4600, INDIAN GDP 2018-2019 = US$ 2636.54 Billion

Per Capita GNI (₹ ) 1,39,976 i.e. US$ 1.958.80

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Postby Prem » 04 Feb 2019 03:32

The WB estimates Pakistan’s tax gap at 10 per cent of the Gross Domestic Product or Rs3.8 trillion, which is equal to 100 per cent of last year’s revenue collection. This means that Terroristan's GDP is Terroristani Rs.38 Trillion i.e. 38000 Billion which at US$ One = Terroristani Rupees 140 Equates to Terroristan GDP as US$ 271.43!Pakistan’s current tax-to-GDP ratio is 12.6 per cent of the GDP, which according to the WB should be 23 per cent of the GDP.


Bangaldesh GDP is 285 Billion $. Currency depreciation will keep Paki at 270 -300 Billion level till Jinnah return from hell.

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Prem wrote:--snip--
Currency depreciation will keep Paki at 270 -300 Billion level till Jinnah return from hell.

Even if PM Niazi does another Hajj to ask for his return, would he? Considering he is the Qaid, his quota of hoors must atleast be double and underage.

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Postby Vips » 04 Feb 2019 19:26

S&P cuts Pakistan's credit rating to 'B-' from 'B'.

S&P Global Ratings said on Monday it lowered Pakistan’s sovereign credit rating to ‘B-‘ from ‘B’, citing diminished growth prospects, as well as elevated external and fiscal stresses.

S&P maintained Pakistan’s rating outlook at ‘stable’. :rotfl:

Fitch in December had downgraded Pakistan’s long-term foreign currency issuer default rating to ‘B-‘ from ‘B’ while giving the sovereign a ‘stable’ outlook.

Fitch – one of the three major global rating agencies –downgraded Pakistan’s long-term foreign currency issuer default rating (IDR) to ‘B-’ from ‘B’ ahead of a major maturing Eurobond repayment worth $1 billion in April 2019.

Besides, the country is to repay $7-9 billion in debt servicing per year over the next three years. (27 Billion minimum in 2-3 years)

The rating was downgraded as Pakistan’s capacity to repay weakened due to fast shrinking foreign currency reserves, which depleted to a critically low level of $7.26 billion as on December 7, 2018 covering just one and a half month of imports, it said.

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Postby ArjunPandit » 05 Feb 2019 16:21

^^my sense is paki will become a trillion dollar economy by end of next decade (if they exist) tn dollar debt: with more chinese debt adn currency depriciation. That fate is not beyond their reach

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PM Imran advised caution on IMF bailout deal.

The deal that International Monetary Fund (IMF) has put on the table is not in the interest of Pakistan because it will unduly burden the vulnerable population and further strain the economy, Finance Minister Asad Umar told Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday.

Umar shared his position with the prime minister during a meeting of the Economic Advisory Council (EAC), chaired by Khan at his office, highly-placed sources told The Express Tribune. The sources said that Prime minister Khan had invited the participants’ views about the IMF programme.

Not surprisingly, the EAC members and a cabinet member who had previously worked with the global financial institutions, urged the government to sign the IMF deal. But Umar was backed by Dr Ashfaque Hasan Khan, a noted economist, and Dr Najeeb Khaqan, the Adviser to the finance ministry.
The sources said that Umar told the prime minister that the best option was to go the IMF on Pakistan’s terms but the deal that the IMF had offered was not in the country’s favour (We are paki beggars and hence do not believe that beggars cant be choosers :D ). He said that the second option was to find an alternative to the IMF. (Expensive loans from the so called friends of pakistan :lol: )

The third and worst option was to sign the deal at IMF’s terms, the sources quoted Umar as telling the prime minister. “My position is unchanged from day one and that is to negotiate a programme, which is good for Pakistan’s economy and then sign it,” Umar said, replying to a query by The Express Tribune.

According to the finance minister, his preference was “still a well-negotiated IMF programme and that was why we are engaged in active discussion with the IMF and will have next video conference on Thursday”. (keep the Vaseline jar ready)

The staff-level talks between Pakistan and the IMF ended inconclusively in November last year after the government refused to accept the IMF’s harsh conditions. Since then, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government has managed to secure breathing space after it won $14.5 billion worth of commitments from China, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates.

These $14.5 billion commitments have helped largely bridge the external financing gap during the ongoing fiscal year. China has agreed to provide $2.5 billion in loans to Pakistan to boost official foreign exchange reserves. In July, China had also deposited $2 billion with the State Bank of Pakistan. In the past five years, China has emerged as Pakistan’s single largest saviour in times of economic crisis.

A top government functionary told The Express Tribune that a consortium of Chinese banks would provide $2.5 billion in commercial loans at floating interest rates of London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) plus over 3%. (Libor rate is 3.10% and plus 3% means Chinese are charging interest rate of 6.10% :rotfl:)

During the meeting, the sources said, Asad Umar shared some of the harsh conditions of the IMF programme with the EAC members: notably further increase in electricity prices and cutting back the budget deficit while ignoring the ground realities.

In order to make his point, Umar cited the example of Egypt, where poverty increased from nearly 30% to 53% due to the IMF programme, according to the meeting participants. Egypt steeply devalued its currency that even did not help reduce the current account deficit.

The IMF was also asking for total free float exchange rate regime, which the government is not willing to accept, Umar said. It has also asked to further increase the interest rates and keep the primary balance –the current expenditures excluding interest payments, positive, he added.

The sources said that Umar told the EAC that the indicators were moving, albeit slow, towards the right direction. He said that the stock market had started gaining momentum and the foreign portfolio investment remained positive in January.

A provincial government representative advised that the federal government should take a clear line of action –whether it wanted to go to the IMF, said the sources. But despite the pitfalls of the current IMF offer, the EAC members who have worked with the international financial institutions urged the government to secure the deal with the IMF.

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Sindh faces shortfall of Rs104b in federal transfers
KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said that the provincial government had witnessed a shortfall of Rs104 billion in the federal transfers this year. “This declining trend is bound to affect our cash flow and development endeavour.”
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Poor water management costs Pakistan dearly - Shahbaz Rana

ISLAMABAD: Poor water management is costing Pakistan $12 billion annually, as its water security that is already at risk is also facing a new challenge because of reduction in inflows in eastern tributaries due to increased water use in India, says a new World Bank report.

‘Pakistan: Getting More from Water’ report that the lender formally launched in Islamabad on Monday highlights the challenges arising from mismanagement of water resources. The report also offers solutions that include water pricing and phasing out subsidies to discourage use of water in four crops.

The report says large storage reservoirs can help improve some aspects of water security but do not address the most pressing water security issues. The findings come amid a national drive to build mega dams to preserve water.

Up to a quarter of the population may be at risk from arsenic contamination of drinking water. Floods and droughts also have significant social impacts, again affecting women and children the most.

Committee to meet on Feb 11 to decide water tariff for industries

The economic costs to Pakistan from poor water and sanitation, floods, and droughts are conservatively estimated to be 4% of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) or around $12 billion per year.

The report also mentions that there has also been a small but important reduction in inflow from the eastern tributaries of the Indus because of development in India, which is permitted under the Indus Waters Treaty (IWT). The small but significant decrease in total Indus inflows appears to be largely a result of the increased water use in India on the eastern tributaries.

The report says only 16 countries have more water than Pakistan but because it is the world’s sixth most populous country, water availability per person is comparatively low. There are 32 states with less water per person than Pakistan. Across these countries the average per capita GDP is 10 times that of Pakistan.

The report says Pakistan does not make the best use of its water endowment and water use is heavily dominated by agriculture. The four major crops, wheat, rice, sugarcane, and cotton that represent nearly 80% of all water use generate less than 5% of the GDP.

India stops unused water from entering Pakistan

Scant attention is paid to environmental outcomes from water in Pakistan and water-dependent ecosystems—rivers, lakes, wetlands, and the Indus Delta—are in rapid decline.

Water security in Pakistan is undermined by poor water resource management and poor water service delivery – including irrigation and drainage services – and domestic water supply and sanitation services.

It says no formal mechanisms exist within provinces for reallocating water between sectors to match shifting demands or to cope with extreme drought.

Domestic water supply coverage is high—especially for urban households, but coverage is declining because of rapid urbanisation. And although the coverage is high, the quality of supply services is poor—especially in terms of water quality and reliability.

The report says climate change is the biggest longer-term and currently unmitigated external risk to Pakistan’s water sector. The climate warming is expected to increase water demands by 5% to 15% by 2047, in addition to the demand increases from population and economic growth.

It underlines that there is no single simple solution to address water security in Pakistan. It will take concerted effort on many fronts by all governments and water users over many years.

Large infrastructure gaps must be addressed, which require significant financial resources. Provincial-level water sector financing has increased in recent years, but federal financing has declined significantly in proportional terms.

Punjab govt drafts plan to provide clean drinking water

In the upper Indus Basin, accelerated glacial melting will increase the risks of dangerous glacial lake outburst floods. In the lower Indus Basin, sea level rise and increases in the frequency and severity of coastal storms will exacerbate seawater intrusion into the delta and into coastal groundwater.

It said a second overlooked risk is change in basin-scale river sediment dynamics.

The report said new reservoirs would deliver relatively modest additional yield, and the water supply benefits would not justify the significant financial costs. But new reservoirs will help mitigate floods and seasonal flow variations, both of which are expected to increase with climate change.

Although population growth is slowing, projections suggest Pakistan’s population will exceed 300 million by 2047 and water demands will increase significantly.

The World Bank has given a dozen recommendations to address water scarcity and mismanagement issues. Half a dozen recommendations relate to improved water resource management, three to improved service delivery, and three are related to improved risk mitigation.

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PTI’s vague and static foreign policy will only worsen Pakistan’s standing in the world - Imad Zafar
Historically, Pakistan’s foreign policy has been a domain in which elected governments have been allowed very little space and scope to work in. Our founding father envisaged a foreign policy based on peaceful relations with our neighbours – including India – and one that would value our sovereignty. Contrary to his vision, Pakistan has not been able to devise a balanced policy that can be termed entirely beneficial for its own national interest.
The current government led by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) also finds itself in a position where Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi is symbolically heading foreign affairs while the actual decisions are perhaps made somewhere else. Since the era of Liaquat Ali Khan when our political leadership held the reins, Pakistan’s foreign policy has been heavily influenced by our dependence on US aid. Now however, our tendency to depend upon the oil-rich Middle Eastern states is clear, especially as our historic ties with the US worsened under the administration of President Donald Trump.
Over the decades the civilian government has lost its hold over foreign policy matters, and the most we have seen a leader deviate from it has been during the tenure of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
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PM Imran urges Sindh govt to take action against perpetrators of Hindu temple attack

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has urged Sindh government to take swift and decisive action against the perpetrators who launched attack Hindu temple in Khairpur.

Taking notice of the news reports, Imran Khan took to Twitter saying “The government of Sindh must take swift and decisive action against the perpetrators. This is against the teachings of the Quran.” OH! REALY?

According to media reports, a group of miscreants entered Sham Sundar Shewa Mandli Temple in Kumb city of district Khairpur and set ablaze three Hindu sacred books on Sunday.

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Postby sudhan » 06 Feb 2019 00:21

If the Pakis have any sense of self preservation, they should promptly stick Asad umar in their next batch of donkeys to be exported to China.

There is a chance the QA checks in cheen finding out that the pakis have a langur amidst the pool of donkeys, but they have to have a go.

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Postby shravan » 06 Feb 2019 07:48

Islamabad police arrests peaceful HR activists protesting #PTM leader & HR activist #ArmanLoni’s murder by the state agencies while facilitating banned terrorist organization #JuD’s rally staged by the deep state to promote a lost cause of #Kashmir #PTMWorldWideProtest

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US national pays over $1 lakh to hunt Pak's national animal ‘Markhor’. Killing markhor is permitted in Pakistan under trophy hunting, by just paying blood money.


Says a lot when you put even your National Animal on sale.
Heck, it is even the emblem of the ISI!

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Postby Bart S » 06 Feb 2019 17:14

^It is an apt metaphor for what Pakistan as a whole has done for the last 70 years with regard to foreign policy.


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