Pakistani database to help deal with genetic disorders By Saleem Shaikh [ISLAMABAD] Pakistan, a country with a high rate of marriages among close relatives, has taken a step towards dealing with inherited disorders by establishing a genetic mutation database, or mutome, that the developers say will help provide genetic counselling and screening,Read More →

Pakistan has suspended military and intelligence cooperation with the United States amid the diplomatic tensions between Islamabad and Washington, Pakistani Defense Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan said. Speaking at the Institute of Strategic Studies in Islamabad on Tuesday, Khan said that the United States was using Pakistan as a “scapegoat” forRead More →

China is planning to build its second foreign naval base in Pakistan following the ribbon cutting ceremony for its first overseas base in Djibouti last July. Sources close to the People’s Liberation Army have confirmed to the South China Morning Post that a Chinese naval port is being built at a strategic locationRead More →

The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has announced that all arrangements for using the Chinese currency for trade and investment are already in place. The central bank of Pakistan has given permission for the Chinese yuan to be used for investment and bilateral trade deals, which will eventually replace the dollarin Pakistan-China trade. The increase in tradeRead More →

Indian authorities suspect Pakistan-based terror outfits of engineering a socio-political and security crisis in Jammu and Kashmir by pumping in narcotics in order to make the state’s youth addicted and incapable while using the funds generated to support terror activities inside India. New Delhi (Sputnik) — India’s security agencies are facingRead More →

Last week, Digital Rights Foundation, a not-for-profit working on digital rights in Pakistan, launched the “Network for Journalists for Digital Rights.” The network seeks to help journalists keep safe while working online by providing them with resources and training. The network is seeking news members in order to ensure that reporters across the countryRead More →