Month: May 2019

Pakistan suppressing critical voices against CPEC, US lawmakers told thumbnail

Pakistan suppressing critical voices against CPEC, US lawmakers told

Vipul Haria /May 14, 2019

Washington: People and the media in Pakistan are scared of speaking against the multi-billion-dollar China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as critical voices are being suppressed, treated as anti-national or branded as terrorists, a former Obama Administration official has told US lawmakers. “Rarely will you read an article that’s critical about CPEC in the Pakistani media.…

Pakistan: 8 dead, 25 injured near Data Darbar in Lahore thumbnail

Pakistan: 8 dead, 25 injured near Data Darbar in Lahore

Vipul Haria /May 8, 2019

LAHORE, PAKISTAN: Eight persons died and 25 others injured in a powerful explosion outside Lahore’s Data Darbar on Wednesday, with several in critical condition. The nature of the explosion is yet to be ascertained. Initial reports state a vehicle of the Punjab Police’ Elite Force was the target of the blast. The suicide bomber, aged…