Pakistan: Wary of China, Pakistan opts out of democracy summit in Washington – Times of India

ISLAMABAD: Pakistanthe closest ally of China, has decided to skip the Democracy Summit that begins in Washington on Tuesday, opting instead to engage with the US bilaterally to strengthen democratic values, the Foreign Office heresaid. The virtual summit is co-sponsored by the US Department of State and USAID on the theme of “Global Declaration of … Read more

Khan: Imran Khan unveils 10-point roadmap to revive cash-strapped Pakistan – Times of India

LAHORE: Pakistan‘s ousted Prime Minister Imran khan held a massive rally here on Sunday and presented his party’s 10-point roadmap for the cash-strapped country’s economic recovery, including sops for the diaspora.Addressing the public rally at Minar-i-Pakistan in the early hours of Sunday, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman challenged the country’s ruling party to put forward … Read more

Pakistan’s finance ministry has no funds for elections: Defense Minister Khawaja Asif – Times of India

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan defense minister Khawaja Asif has said that the finance ministry has no funds for elections, ARY News reported.Asif made the revelation while addressing the international media in a joint press conference alongside Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb,According to ARY News, Khawaja Asif criticized the PTI chief. Imran Khan saying his assassination attempt allegation is … Read more

Pakistan: Pakistan court sentences man to death for blasphemy – Times of India

PESHAWAR: An anti-terrorism court in northwest Pakistan has convicted and sentenced a Muslim man to death after he was accused of posting blasphemous content in a WhatsApp group. Blasphemy is a hugely sensitive issue in Muslim-majority Pakistan, where even unproven allegations can stir mobs and violence. Syed Muhammad Zeeshan was convicted under the Prevention of … Read more

Pakistan gets $2bn rollover deposits from China for IMF bailout: Report – Times of India

ISLAMABAD Cash strapped Pakistan has received a rollover of $2 billion in deposits for a period of one year from its all-weather ally China to help Islamabad get a much-needed bailout from the IMF to stabilize its economy, a media report said on Friday. The rollover, which is basically not a loan but a financial … Read more

Afghanistan beats Pakistan for first time in T20 cricket

Afghanistan edge out an inexperienced Pakistan side in Sharjah series opener. Afghanistan beat Pakistan by six wickets in the series opener on Friday, the Afghan side’s first T20 win over its neighbours. Pakistan, without five rested front-line players, including captain Babar Azam, struggled on a slow and low pitch at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in … Read more

Pakistan’s new turmoil around Imran exposes old fault lines – Times of India

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan‘s mayhem has been exposing flaws in the functioning of its political system, in place for most part of its history.While attempts to demolish status quo were made in the past too and failed, it seems more serious this time as former PM Imran Khan has challenged the Shehbaz Sharif-led coalition government and the … Read more

Afghanistan and Pakistan set to play first T20I cricket series

Islamabad, Pakistan – Afghanistan and Pakistan are set to resume their cricket rivalry, facing off in the first bilateral series in years. The game on Friday starting at 7pm (16:00 GMT) will be played at Sharjah Cricket Stadium in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It will be the first of three T20 International (T20I) matches … Read more

At least 12 killed in Afghanistan-Pakistan earthquake | News24

Despite being hit by a strong earthquake, Afghanistan and Pakistan avoided mass casualties. 12 people died after the magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck the region on Tuesday night. The quake was centered around Jurm in northeastern Afghanistan. At least 12 people were killed in Afghanistan and Pakistan by a strong earthquake felt across thousands of kilometers, … Read more

Perspective – Exiled Pakistani journalist Taha Siddiqui on his graphic novel ‘Dissident Club’

, Shows , perspective Issued on: 22/03/2023 – 12:02 08:04 PERSPECTIVE © FRANCE 24 Taha Siddiqui is an award-winning former FRANCE 24 journalist who fled Pakistan after escaping a kidnapping attempt. He’s now exiled in France and has since discovered he’s on a kill list in Pakistan and can never return to his home country. … Read more

9 killed as strong earthquake rattles Pakistan, Afghanistan – Times of India

ISLAMABAD: A magnitude 6.5 earthquake rattled much of Pakistan and Afganistan on Tuesday, sending panicked residents fleeing from homes and offices and frightening people even in remote villages. At least nine people died.More than 100 people were brought to hospitals in the Swat valley region of Pakistan’s northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in a state of … Read more

‘Patients were screaming’: Panic as quake hits northwest Pakistan

Islamabad, Pakistan Muhammed Zubair Khan was buying groceries at a shop in Abbottabad city in northwest Pakistan when he felt the ground shaking. “The shopkeeper suddenly started shouting ‘earthquake’ as I was buying things and all of us in the shop ran towards the open road,” the 46-year-old writer told Al Jazeera over the telephone. … Read more

Imran claims he could be targeted during court depositions, requests chief justice to allow him to appear virtually – Times of India

LAHORE, Pakistan‘s ousted prime minister Imran Khan has requested the country’s chief justice to allow him to join court proceedings through a video link in cases lodged against him, claiming he could be killed if he deposes physically.In a letter to Chief Justice of Pakistan Umar Atta Bandial on Monday, the embattled PTI chief also … Read more

‘Fascism at unprecedented levels’ in Pakistan, says Imran Khan

Islamabad, Pakistan – Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Imran Khan has condemned the police action against him and his supporters as a sign of “fascism” in the country. “Fascism at unprecedented levels with police in Islamabad raiding homes without warrants to abduct PTI workers. Where the worker is not present, children as young as 10 yrs … Read more

Here are the most polluted cities in the US and world

Commuters make their way along a street amid smoggy and foggy conditions early in the morning in Lahore on January 3, 2023. Arif Ali | AFP | Getty Images About 90% of the global population in 2022 experienced unhealthy air quality, and only six countries met the World Health Organization’s recommendations of safe air pollutant … Read more

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