Pakistan: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Ruth Pfau, popularly known as Pakistan’s Mother Teresa passes away

Dr Ruth Pfau (87), a German doctor and nun who dedicated her life to eradicating leprosy in Pakistan, has passed in Karachi, Pakistan on August 10, 2017. She was hailed as Pakistan’s “Mother Teresa” after her work towards helping people displaced by the 2010 Pakistan floods. Dr. Pfau trained Pakistani doctors and attracted foreign donations, ..

Indus Water Treaty: World Bank offers alternate solutions

In a notable development World Bank has taken cognizance of the growing development and has paused the processes initiated by both India and Pakistan in favour of alternate solutions which are in line with the spirit of Indus Water Treaty. The solutions offer alternative paths to resolve all the disagreements which fall under the Treaty ..

Pak PM approves financial plan for Diamer-Basha Dam project in PoK

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif of Pakistan has given his approval for the financial plan of 4500 megawatt Diamer-Basha Dam project to be built over Indus river in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).  Sharif has also urged the officials concerned to speeden the construction of the dam. The dam is slated to come up in Gilgit-Baltistan’s Diamer district. ..

China Pakistan Economic Corridor

China and Pakistan had signed more than 50 agreements in April 2015 on various fields including agriculture, education, power generation, infrastructure projects, telecommunication etc. Out of these, around 30 agreements are related to the Economic Corridor named China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). In November 2015, this corridor has been kicked off. It would give China direct ..

Pakistan’s Tactical Nuclear Weapons (TNW) Doctrine

In the run-up to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’ visit to US in October 2015, the Pakistan Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhry confirmed that Pakistan has developed tactical nuclear weapons to bridge the gap for war that India had created through its cold-start doctrine. His statement has cleared the speculation about the Pakistan’s development of tactical ..