A number of important Sri Lankan cricket players’ decision to pull out of the planned Pakistan tour in September has dashed hopes of a complete revival of international cricket in Pakistan. The clouds of doubt over the series thickened...
There is a law and order situation in Ghotki, Sindh over alleged blasphemy by a Hindu owner and principal of a local school. An FIR was registered against Notan Lal, the accused when one of his students testified that...
What’s Happening? The news stories today report on the suspension of Afghan peace process, Pakistan government’s views on Afghan war, consular access to Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav and anti-terrorism action in KP. Op-eds discuss the Afghan peace process and the...
  The University of Engineering and Technology (UET) in Lahore, recently issued a notice to all the cafeterias and canteens on campus to make arrangements for separate sitting of men and women with ‘suitable partition’. The notification added that ‘surprise...

Flashpoint – Sept 12, 2019

What’s Happening? The news stories today report on Pakistan’s compliance report to Asia Pacific Group of FATF on its anti money laundering and terror financing measures, former Sikh MPA Baldev Kumar’s allegations on Pakistan government of mistreating minorities and...
What’s Happening? The news stories report on TTP chief’s designation as a global terrorist, stated resurgence of Taliban in K-P, religious groups’ commemoration of the day of finality of prophethood and FATF’s review of Pakistan’s compliance report on its...
‘Where did you learn to torture people?’ Social Media in Pakistan have erupted in protest after a mentally handicapped, ATM robber died in Police custody in Rahim Yar Khan, Punjab. It was one of the many incidents where police allegedly...
Far right-wing group Majlis-e-Ahrar has taken exception to an interview of Aasia Bibi to The Sunday Telegraph, where she broke her silence about her ordeal of being on a death row for nearly a decade over false charges of...
Latest developments on Pakistan-India diplomatic front suggest the bilateral relations between the two neighbors are on a hurtling downward spiral. On Thursday, Indian authorities said they have information that Pakistan was trying to infiltrate terrorists into India to carry out...
Pakistan has found a powerful ally to counter its rampant anti-polio propaganda: Facebook has begun cracking down on user accounts and pages responsible for spreading misinformation about the crucial vaccination, and has taken down 31 pages behind the campaign...

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