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Ramadan in Pakistan

Like millions of other Muslims around the world, people in Pakistan observe the month of Ramadan with traditional fervour and zeal. With millions of Muslims in the country who do not eat from sunrise to sunset, with the exception of those who are exempt for certain reasons, Pakistan is one of the countries where citizens, …

Daily News Egypt

Whither the Muslim World’s NATO?

Controversy and uncertainty over the possible appointment of a Pakistani general as commander of a 40-nation, Saudi-led, anti-Iranian military alliance dubbed the Muslim world’s NATO goes to the core of a struggle for Pakistan’s soul as the country reels from a week of stepped up political violence. It also constitutes a defining moment in Saudi …

James Dorsey

Sima Foods Industries aims to expand in India, Pakistan, Russia

Sima Foods Industries aims to increase exports by 35%, up from a growth rate of 25% in 2016, in a bid to offset the rise in production costs. Chairman of the company Ahmed Fendi said that the company aims to boost its production capacity through developing some production lines and acquiring new ones to come …

Ahmed Sabry

Trump pressured to confront Pakistan on support for militants

Pressure on the Trump administration is mounting to adopt a tougher position towards Pakistani support of militants in Afghanistan as well as in Pakistan itself. The pressure comes from a chorus of voices that include the US military, members of Congress from both sides of the aisle, and influential Washington-based think-tanks. The calls for a …

James Dorsey

Careem expands services to include 3 new Pakistani cities

Careem, the company specialised in booking cars through a smartphone application, has announced that it will expand the range of its services to include more than 50 cities in the Middle East and North Africa, South Asia, and Turkey, as the company launched its services in three new cities in Pakistan. “Our main goal is …

Daily News Egypt

Blasphemy case highlights devastating impact of Saudi ultra-conservatism on Pakistani society

This week’s decision by Pakistan’s supreme court to delay ruling on an appeal in the country’s most notorious blasphemy case and the thousands of security personnel deployed in its capital, Islamabad, in anticipation of a verdict, lay bare the degree to which Saudi Arabia supported ultra-conservative worldviews abetted by successive Pakistani governments have changed the …

James Dorsey