Daily Archives: May 16, 2017

Afghanistan’s Deadly Poppy Harvest on Rise Again

WASHINGTON � The world’s number one opium-producing country, Afghanistan, is braced for an exploding poppy harvest this year, as farmers are cultivating the illicit crop in areas where it has never grown before.

Unfortunately, the narcotics production is on the …

India Skips China Belt and Road Summit Amid Concerns

NEW DELHI �India skipped China’s just ended Belt and Road summit citing concerns that the project runs through disputed Kashmir and analysts say New Delhi is deeply uneasy about the strategic implications of an initiative that would dramatically increase Beijing’s …

China Moves to Expand DNA Testing in Muslim Region

BEIJING � China appears to be laying the groundwork for the mass collection of DNA samples from residents of a restive, largely Muslim region that’s been under a security crackdown, rights observers and independent experts said Tuesday.

Police in western …

CM PUNJAB, CHINESE DELEGATION DISCUSS PROGRESS ON ORANGE LINE PROJECT

A delegation of China Railway group called on Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif in Beijing on Tuesday and discussed the progress on the Orange Line project.

Talking to the delegation, the Chief Minister said that Orange Line project is …

Taliban Categorically Rejects Peace Talks With Afghan Government

ISLAMABAD � The Taliban has categorically stated that seeking a peace deal with the current government in Afghanistan would be tantamount to a surrender to the enemy and contrary to Islamic faith.

The Islamist insurgency issued the statement to media, …

TRUCK-VAN COLLISION KILLS FIVE IN CHAKWAL

Five people were killed and six children injured when a truck collided with a van on Pindi road in Chakwal on Tuesday.

The injured have been shifted to DHQ hospital, Chakwal.

Source: Radio Pakistan