Historical chart of Pakistan rupee exchange rate vs. US dollar

Following is the chart of rupee exchange rates against US dollar. It is interesting to see that between 2001 and 2007, the exchange rate remained almost the same but with the start of rise in oil prices and lawyers movement in Pakistan, the rupee totally collapsed.   In my personnel opinion, …

Saudi Arabia-Pakistan: Two Strategic Partners

Mehmood Ul Hassan Khan The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Pakistan are two strategic partners which share so many common interests of socio-economic integration, better political consultation and understanding on different regional as well as international issues, greater military cooperation and above all strong resolve against looming threat of terrorism. …

DEAD! PROVE YOU WERE EVER BORN?

By Muhammed Javed –  29 August 2016   Mathew Craig Barrett, the US National, black listed by the Government of Pakistan, obtained a four-year multiple-entry Pakistani Visa “within 24 hours” from the Pakistan Consulate in Houston.  Earlier, a few years back he remained in hiding in Islamabad.  A father and his son, both …

Pakistani elite must stop abusing power

If nation is to progress, says outgoing UNDP country chief Marc-Andre Franche, the former country director for United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Pakistan, has said that a critical change in the country can happen only when the elite, the politicians and the wealthy sections of society sacrifice their short term …

Turkmenistan’s Strategic Priorities

Mehmood Ul Hassan Khan The Republic of Turkmenistan at 25 is making tremendous development in every sphere of its national life. Despite regional economic meltdown its macro-economy is strong, stable and sustainable. Despite regional political chaos, its political system and above all governance is unblemished. It is indeed icon of …

BASELESS HOSTILITY AGAINST PAKISTAN

ALI SUKHANVER After Narendra Modi’s speech on August 15 this year, the severe reaction of brave people of Balochistan was neither unexpected nor strange. They were already in a state of rage and fury against the activities of R&AW in Balochistan and they no doubt hold Modi responsible for all …

Google’s DUO app for video calling

AP SAN FRANCISCO: Knock, knock, Google’s video chatting app has arrived. The app, dubbed Duo, represents Google’s response to other popular video calling options, including Apple’s FaceTime, Microsoft’s Skype and Facebook’s Messenger app. Duo isn’t much different from the other video chatting services, except that it gives a glimpse at …

QUETTA TERRORISM

ALI SUKHANVER The recent terrorist attack in Quetta Hospital took lives of more than hundred innocent citizens and left so many seriously injured. The terrorists might be taking this attack as a successful episode but in the long run this brutality is going to get the people of Balochistan more …