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31 January - 02 February 2024, Friday| Vol 5, No.17

Independents can choose their prime minister if they gain a majority, says CEC Sikandar Sultan Raja



Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) officially released the calendar for its intra-party elections

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PAKISTAN ELECTIONS 2024
PR Exclusive Update #59

Independents can choose their prime minister if they gain a majority, says CEC Sikandar Sultan Raja
On 1 February, following a discussion on the worsening law and order situation in the provinces of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sikandar Sultan Raja informally spoke with members of the media and said independent members must join a political party within three days of winning the general elections as required by the constitution. However, if they hold a majority, they were also free to choose their prime minister. He also insisted that measures were being taken to ensure the safety of candidates and voters. He continued by saying that the security meeting had gone well, assuring everyone that the general elections would take place on the planned date and eliminating any possibility of confusion over the polling process. Raja elucidated that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) lacked the jurisdiction to reinstate internet connections in extraordinary circumstances and sensitive places. He said: “According to the security agencies, internet services will be available in the country on the election day.” Probing ahead, he reaffirmed his complete faith in the legal system, promising that all administrative and security preparations would be made to ensure a peaceful holding of the general elections. (Amna Ali and Rizwan Shehzad, “Independents can make their own PM if in majority: CEC,” The Express Tribune, 2 February 2024)
 
PTI set to conduct intra-party elections on 5 February
On 1 February, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) officially released the calendar for its intra-party elections. The elections are set to take place on 5 February, three days before the general elections. In an official statement, the PTI Federal Election Commission expressed its pleasure with the election timetable disclosure for the PTI intra-party elections, which are intended to elect the party’s chairman and central and provincial organizations. The PTI said that party members who were active as of 31 January will be able to vote for their preferred chairperson or panelist at designated polling places across Pakistan. Moreover, the ‘Raabta Application Intra-Party Election Module’ allow party members to use their voting privileges. The Election Rules, 2020 explain the complex election process and all the information about the panels that are running in the intra-party election, the PTI added. It further said that the official party website and the Raabta application will both have access to these guidelines. According to PTI, polls are expected to close at 4 pm on the day that they are held. Before the intra-party elections, the exact locations of the elections and the date of the appellate tribunal will be made public.  (“PTI to hold intra-party polls on Feb 5,” The Express Tribune, 2 February 2024)
 
“We are ready to fight all forces,” says Bilawal in a political rally in Balochistan
On 1 February, the chairman of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and a former foreign minister, Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, spoke to an enthusiastic assembly in Khuzdar, claiming to be the solution to addressing the missing persons problem in Balochistan. According to Bilawal, no other federal politician has the same level of empathy for the hardship and anguish experienced by the people in the area. At the public gathering, Bilawal emphasized the PPP’s resolve to defend the rights of Balochistan citizens and that the group does not give in to outside pressure. He said: “Yes, people know that PPP is the only party that does not bow before anyone. We are ready to fight all forces but we cannot compromise on people’s rights.” Furthermore, Bilawal claimed that many of the ongoing conspiracies in Balochistan would have come to an end if the NFC Awards and the 18th Amendment, which were introduced during the administration of former President Asif Ali Zardari, had been fully implemented. This further asserted Bilawal’s claim that the PPP is uniquely positioned to address the challenges facing his state. If elected, Bilawal pledged to provide Balochistan with strong representation, referring to the PPP’s election emblem, the ‘arrow.’ (“If anyone can resolve missing person issue, it’s me’, says Bilawal,” The Express Tribune, 2 February 2024)
 
Forthcoming polls will be a turning point in Pakistan’s political history
On 2 February, The Express Tribune reported that the next general elections, which are set to be held on 8 February present some complex difficulties and dynamically changing environments that make them an important turning point in Pakistan’s political history. According to The Express Tribune, the political landscape is primed for a complicated and fascinating election contest as the country struggles with its worst economic crisis, security threats from extremist organizations, and disillusioned young. The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and Da’esh pose grave risks, particularly in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, and Baloch terrorist groups have increased their activity throughout Balochistan, making the security problems substantial. In this context, the average person has been negatively impacted by excessive inflation, resulting in a state of financial hardship. The PTI founding chairman Imran Khan’s ‘one-page’ mantra caused a rift with former army head Gen (retd) Qamar Javed Bajwa, which opened the door for the PML-N, which had been targeted by the ‘powerful circles’ in the 2018 elections. This has resulted in substantial changes to the political landscape. The Express Tribune further added that following a 16-month term in office, the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) alliance faced issues both domestically and internationally, which made its constituent parties unpopular, particularly the PML-N, which led the coalition. After the Shehbaz Sharif-led coalition government made difficult decisions to obtain loans from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Imran Khan managed to restore popularity despite his poor performance in his previous term. (Irfan Ghauri, “Polls laced with unpredictability,” The Express Tribune, 2 February 2024)
 
Elections are set to happen on 8 February despite the commotion, says an editorial in Dawn
On 2 February, an editorial in Dawn titled, “Date confirmed,” reports that the ECP has requisitioned a high-level discussion about the worsening law and order situation in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Balochistan cast doubt on the possibility of polls being held across the country. Following the announcement, there were speculations that the two provinces’ elections might be postponed. According to a senior ECP official, the Commission talked about postponing elections in high-risk areas because it was extremely concerned about the recent spike in violence due to terrorism. The army, meanwhile, had released a more comforting statement, pledging that the armed forces would be prepared to defend the ‘quintessential democratic exercise.’ According to the editorial, with politicians being shot dead or having their offices, convoys, and rallies attacked with firearms and bombs not all is well in the whole country. The numerous terrorist and militant groups active in the nation pose a clear and present threat, as they have said openly that they intend to take advantage of this delicate period of transition to further destabilize the entire country, the editorial added.  Probing ahead, the editorial concluded that policymakers should consider that external actors aiming to undermine the country would attempt to exploit its internal problems while formulating their security strategies. (“Date confirmed,” Dawn, 2 February 2024)
 
PTI considers using ‘proxies’ to bypass poll ban
On 2 February, Dawn reported that the PTI has reached out to four political parties, including religious organizations, in the hopes that its ‘independent’ members will switch to these groups following the election. This would enable the former ruling party to maintain its reserved seats in the National Assembly through proxy measures, even though it has lost its electoral symbol, and potentially its reserved seats as well. The PTI has agreed to conduct intra-party polls on 5 February in an attempt to recapture its emblem, but party leaders are pessimistic about the results.
On 1 February, Raoof Hasan, the PTI’s communications secretary and the federal election commissioner for the intra-party votes, revealed that a ‘coalition government’ with conditions will be imposed. It is also believed, that no political party will be able to secure a simple majority. (Ikram Junaidi, “PTI eyes ‘proxies’ to circumvent poll ban,” Dawn, 2 February 2024)
 
Shehbaz Sharif urges minority communities to vote for PML-N
On 1 February, PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif appealed to minority communities, urging them to vote for his party in the upcoming 8 February polls for the prosperity of the country. During a meeting with representatives of minority communities, Sharif highlighted the PML-N’s commitment to minority representation in parliamentary bodies and cited past instances. On these lines, he stated: “Making Kamran Michael federal minister in the past is reflective of Nawaz Sharif’s love for minorities.” Sharif emphasized the party’s aim to ensure peaceful living conditions and opportunities for minorities to contribute to the country’s development if elected into power. (“Shehbaz seeks minority votes for party,” Dawn, 2 February 2024)

PR Exclusive Update #58
ECP to hold high-level conference to discuss the law and order situation
On 1 February, Dawn reported that the declining state of law and order in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan ahead of the elections on 8 February has prompted the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to call a high-level conference today, raising concerns that votes in the two provinces may be postponed. A zero-tolerance policy against political violence has been established by the military command, and they have also promised that no one would be permitted to tamper with elections. A statement issued by the end of the corps commanders conference asserted: “No one would be allowed to indulge in violence in the name of political activity and sabotage the quintessential democratic exercise of conduct of free and fair elections.” This comes after the violence that erupted after the assassination of an election candidate in Bajaur. The killing also led to the postponement of elections in NA-8 and PK-22 constituencies of the Bajaur district respectively. Following the escalating violence, On 31 January, the ECP  issued a statement saying: “Keeping in view the deteriorating law and order situation, the ECP has convened a meeting on Thursday where Interior Minister, Secretary Interior, Chief Sec­retaries and Inspectors General of KP and Balochistan and representatives of intelligence agencies have been invited.” (Iftikhar A. Khan, Baqir Sajjad Syed, Anwarullah Khan and Saleem Shahid, “ECP meeting today as unrest threatens polls in KP, Balochistan,” Dawn, 1 February 2024)
 
Police raided and took control of PTI’s central secretariat in Islamabad, says a party representative
On 31 January, according to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) sources, police and security officials raided and ceased PTI’s central secretariat in Islamabad sector G-8. The sources added that the police have warned the members of PTI and asserted that they would face repercussions if they entered the premises. An official from Islamabad police denied the allegation put forth by PTI and said that no order was issued. The official added that the raid could not be conducted without the permission of the magistrate. The official claimed that they went for security purposes. He said: “A judgement against Imran Khan and Bushra Bibi was announced, and there was a possibility that a protest would be held there. Police did not enter the secretariat and remained outside.” PTI however, managed to host an online meeting. During the meeting, the PTI general body appointed Omar Ayub as the chief organizer and told him to issue information for the intra-party polls. The general body further nominated Raoof Hasan as the chief election commissioner for the new election commission.  (Nasir Iqbal and Ikram Junaidi, “Police ‘take over’ PTI office in Islamabad before key meeting,” Dawn, 1 February 2024)
 
Pakistan is now the fifth largest democracy in the world, says Fafen report
On 31 February, according to the Fafen report, titled “Electoral Rolls, General Election 2024,” Pakistan became the fifth largest democracy in the world following India, Indonesia, the US and Brazil. It is to be noted that it is the first time Pakistan has registered more women voters compared to men voters in the last two elections. According to the report, Pakistan has a record 128.5 million people registered as voters on the Final Electoral Rolls (FER) for the upcoming elections on 8 February, accounting for over half of the country’s total population. This represents a significant increase of 22.5 million voters, including 12.5 million women, added since 2018. The report further stated that the number of people who are registered to vote makes up 53.2 per cent of the 241.49 million population. However, voter-to-population ratios vary by region, with more than half of the populations of Punjab (57 per cent) and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (53 per cent) registered as voters. Balochistan trails behind with only 36 per cent of the people registered to vote, whereas Sindh and Islamabad have voter-to-population ratios approaching 50 per cent. (“Pakistan has fifth-highest number of registered voters in world: report,” Dawn, 1 February 2024)
 
Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari disapproves of “celebrations” over Imran Khan’s jail sentence
On 31 January, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari denied the celebration of Pakistan Tehree-i-Insaf (PTI) leader Imran Khan’s jail sentence. In an election rally in Batkhela Bilawal said: “As a former prime minister is not allowed to contest elections, a party is celebrating this development. In 2018, another party had similar celebrations. We are not those who celebrate the plight of political opponents. We are the jiyalas [followers] of Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Shaheed Benazir Bhutto, who did not teach us such negative politics.” He said that PPP had never got a level playing field in the elections. He further stated that his party did not want to do politics based on the personal vendetta meaning that the country had already suffered because of it. The politics of former Prime Minister Imran Khan was based on ‘hate and division’. He further mentioned Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) leader Nawaz Shariff and said: “Nawaz Sharif played hate politics every time he became the prime minister. If he comes to power for the fourth time, he will repeat such politics and the people will suffer.” (Gohar Ali Gohar, “Bilawal rejects ‘celebrations’ over Imran’s jail sentence,” Dawn, 1 February 2024)
 
MQM-P rules out the possibility of boycotting the forthcoming polls
On 31 January, the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) ruled out the possibility of boycotting the elections scheduled for 8 February and warned that any attempt to “snatch” the mandate of Karachi through “vandalism and power” would attract a serious reaction, despite facing “threats and resistance” from the provincial administration and recent worker killings. The party’s most powerful members were incensed about the latest attack on its employees, but they made it plain that they had not selected to boycott the voting process when it came to the local government elections last year. MQM-P convener Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui while responding to a question about boycotting the forthcoming elections said: “How could we go into the flawed [local government] polls when some 100 union committees were removed from the Karachi electoral mandate.” (Imran Ayub, “Election boycott no longer an option, says MQM-P,” Dawn, 1 February 2024)
 
Karachi police continues to crackdown on PTI
On 31 January, crackdown on Pakistan Tehree-i-Insaf (PTI) party intensified as over 30 workers of the party were apprehended for allegedly inciting violence during a rally at Teen Talwar over the weekend. A police spokesperson said: “Thirty-nine more persons have been apprehended on charges of rioting, attacking policemen and ransacking official vehicles.” The spokesperson claims that 72 activists were held over three days. The spokesman went on to say that digital evidence against them was being used to identify them. According to Dawn, with only a week to election day, the police department has been conducting raids throughout the city to take PTI employees into custody. Additionally, the administrative judge of the antiterrorism courts (ATCs) sent 30 PTI activists to prison on judicial remand rather than granting them physical remand to the police. In front of the administrative judge, the investigating officer presented 30 PTI activists who had been detained and asked the court to order their physical remand. But the judge turned down his plea and kept them under judicial supervision until 15 February. (Sumair Abdullah and Imtiaz Ali, “Crackdown on PTI continues as Karachi police pick up 39 more workers,” Dawn, 1 February 2024)
 
“Historical pendulum of victimisation” continues to characterise elections, argues an editorial in The Express Tribune
On 1 February, in their editorial in Dawn titled “The elusive mirage of level playing field,” Irfan Ghauri and Tahir Malik scrutinized the landscape as Pakistan approaches its 12th general elections, highlighting the persistent challenge of achieving a “level playing field.” The writers emphasized that the dream of fairness in electoral races remains an “elusive mirage,” often sacrificed at the “altar of power dynamics.” The editorial focused on recent events, such as PTI’s challenges post-alleged military installation breach, resulting in prominent figures like Imran Khan and Shah Mehmood Qureshi being in custody and candidates running independently. The editorial underscored the impact of this situation on the electoral landscape, questioning the concept of a “level playing field” in Pakistan’s political history, noting that PTI’s predominantly young supporters argue their party faces unprecedented victimization. A historical context of past elections was also provided, including PTI’s rise to power in 2018, where the Panamagate scandal facilitated its ascendancy over PML-N. The editorial also touched on PPP’s challenges in 2013, emphasizing the impact of terrorism on election campaigns, and PML-Q’s ascendency in 2002, marked by significant support from the establishment. The writers thus highlighted the recurrent theme of a skewed playing field. (Irfan Ghauri & Tahir Malik, “The elusive mirage of level playing field,” The Express Tribune, 1 February 2024)
 
Editorial in The Express Tribune says government’s objective should be to “improve the state of the economy”
On 31 January, Talat Masood in his editorial in The Express Tribune titled “Elections can be a vehicle for change” discussed the upcoming national and provincial elections, noting that “the more we abide by and strengthen the political system, the stronger would be the leadership’s ability to manage the economy.” He highlighted the paradox that despite being created through a historic democratic movement 76 years ago, Pakistan has struggled to fully assimilate democratic norms, with major political parties revolving around dynasties. Masood emphasized the importance of free and fair elections that would present the choice for “better and more deserving leadership.” The editorial marked the correlation between a stable political system and effective governance, asserting that it encourages local and foreign entrepreneurs to invest and promote trade. Masood urged the incoming government to prioritize projects like the second phase of CPEC, emphasizing that “major projects involving heavy investments by China were not accorded the high priority they deserved.” He stressed the need for the incoming leadership’s resolve to overcome challenges for a better and prosperous Pakistan. (Talat Masood, “Elections can be a vehicle for change,” The Express Tribune, 31 January 2024)
 
Pakistan has yet to experience truly free and fair elections says an editorial in The Express Tribune
On 1 February, in an editorial in The Express Tribune titled “Free and fair polls will help save the republic,” Ishtiaq Ali Mehkri stressed that elections were “mandatory” in a democracy, emphasizing the need for a transparent and credible ballot. Critiquing the 8 February general elections in Pakistan, Mehkri expressed concern over low enthusiasm and a “smokescreen of suspicion, fear, and mistrust,” citing perceived partiality by the Election Commission and the denial of PTI’s right to an election symbol. He strongly criticized the ECP for failing to hold timely elections in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), and lingering on delaying elections. The editorial regarded the ballot to be a “compromised affair,” given that PTI was denied the right to campaign, and regions like KP, Balochistan, and Gilgit-Baltistan were not receiving an equitable share of resources. Mekhri contended that Pakistan has yet to experience truly free and fair elections, as a weakening of national institutions due to the “civil-military rift” increased the gap between the “self-construed troika of the people, the politicians and the military leadership.” The editorial concluded by suggesting that an indoctrination-free environment could “save the republic.” (Ishtiaq Ali Mekhri, “Free and fair polls will help save the republic,” The Express Tribune, 1 February 2024)
 
“The spectre of election-related violence is ever-present in Pakistan,” says an editorial in Dawn 
On 1 February, an editorial in Dawn titled “Peaceful elections” underscored the persistent threat of election-related violence in Pakistan, citing recent incidents that highlight the diverse nature of challenges, ranging from “personal vendettas” to political and militant motivations. The killing of a PTI-backed candidate in Bajaur, a bombing at a PTI rally in Sibi, and other incidents were cited to demonstrate the complex security landscape. The editorial focused on the security threats faced by candidates in KP and Balochistan from the TTP and IS, suggesting that separatists could “sabotage the electoral process” in the latter province. Additionally, the editorial warned against the resurgence of political violence, and took the example of Karachi to highlight the “dangerous tendency” of minor arguments evolving into bigger disputes given that many political groupings are armed. The editorial asserted that it is the “prime duty” of the caretaker administration to safeguard candidates and voters leading up to and on election day. (“Peaceful elections,” Dawn, 1 February 2024)

PR Exclusive Update #57
Bomb blast at a PTI rally in Balochistan’s Sibi leaves four dead and six injured
On 30 January, a bomb exploded at a PTI rally in Balochistan’s Sibi, resulting in the death of four people and left other six injured. This blast happened just nine days before the 8 February general elections. The blast occurred during an election rally organized by PTI-backed candidate Saddam Tareen, with three of the dead being PTI workers. PTI condemned the incident, calling it a “criminal failure” of the provincial and federal governments. The Election Commission of Pakistan also took notice of the incident asked Balochistan’s chief secretary and police chief for a report on the matter. Additionally, the caretaker Information Minister Jan Achakzai stated that “Regardless of the actions of terrorists, the elections will proceed as planned.” (Abdullah Zehri, “4 dead, 6 injured in blast at PTI rally in Balochistan’s Sibi,” Dawn, 30 January 2024)
 
POLITICS
Imran Khan claims verdicts against him are directed “elsewhere”
On 1 February, Imran Khan, in response to the 14-year jail sentence he received in the Toshakhana case, stated that the verdicts against him and his wife, Bushra Bibi, were coming from external influences, and their “puppets” were merely announcing them. He accused the judges of turning the justice system into a spectacle and said that he would reveal evidence, including “the necklace based on which the conviction was made,” in a press conference. Khan asserted that the necklace was given to him by a Saudi envoy, and that Bushra Bibi was not involved in the Toshakhana case. He stated: “I did not enter politics to strike deals or seek personal benefits. Including Bushra Bibi in cases was a move to tarnish my reputation.” (“Verdicts coming from ‘elsewhere’ merely being announced by ‘puppets’: Imran,” The Express Tribune, 1 February 2024)
 
Imran Khan and Bushra Bibi confront Khawar Manika in illegal marriage case
On 1 February, during the hearing of the illegal marriage case at Adiala Jail, Imran Khan and his wife, Bushra Bibi, engaged in a confrontation with Khawar Manika, a witness in the case and Bushra Bibi’s former husband. The courtroom witnessed heated exchanges and threats, with Bushra Bibi’s lawyer charging towards Manika during cross-examination. Manika blamed Bushra Bibi for “lying.” The court recorded statements from three witnesses, and proceedings were adjourned until the next day. Khan demanded an oath on the Quran to deny any “illicit relationship” with Bushra Bibi, but the court said he could not do so as it would end his right of cross-examination. Bushra Bibi in turn maintained that the court could not “take any decision and pronounce sentence” without her statement. (Khalid Iqbal, “‘Illegal’ nikah case: Imran, Bushra have row with Manika in courtroom,” The News International, 2 February 2024)

Senate Committee discusses amendment to Constitution for non-Muslim reserved seats
On 31 January, the Senate’s Standing Committee on Law and Justice discussed the Constitution Amendment Bill 2024, which aims to amend Article 51. Senator Danesh Kumar stated that the “unrestricted geographical allocation” for the ten reserved seats “allows political parties to nominate candidates freely, resulting in disproportionate representation favoring populous provinces.” The proposed amendment, introduced by several senators, seeks to address the disproportionate representation of non-Muslims in the National Assembly by allocating a minimum of one seat to each province. The committee unanimously supported the amendment, considering it fair and equitable. (“Senate Committee discusses Amendment Bill 2024,” The Express Tribune, 1 February 2024)

Imran Khan and wife sentenced to 14 years in Toshakhana case
On 31 January, an accountability court sentenced former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan and his wife Bushra Bibi to 14 years in jail in the Toshakhana reference filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). The NAB had accused them of retaining a jewellery set received from Saudi crown prince “against undervalued assessment.” The court barred Imran Khan from holding public office for 10 years and imposed a fine of PKR 787 million on both of them. This marks Imran’s third conviction, following one in the cipher case a day earlier. The PTI condemned the judgment called it the “Complete destruction of every existing law in Pakistan in two days.” The ruling comes just eight days before the 8 February general elections, in the run up to which Imran’s party has been facing multiple challenges amid state crackdown. (Umer Berney, “Imran Khan, Bushra Bibi sentenced to 14 years in Toshakhana reference,” Dawn, 31 January 2024)
 
SOCIETY
Pakistan improves its ranking in the Corruption Perceptions Index by 7 spots
On 30 January, Transparency International, the Berlin-based corruption watchdog released its annual Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI). Pakistan has been ranked 133 out of 180 countries in 2023 compared to last year when it was ranked 140. This means that Pakistan has improved its ranking by 7 spots. However, the country’s CPI score dropped from 40 in 2022 to 39 in 2023. It is to be noted that the CPI ranks countries by “their perceived levels of public-sector corruption” based on inputs from “experts and businesspeople.”  It bases its ranking on “13 independent data sources and uses a scale of zero to 100, where zero is highly corrupt and 100 is very clean.” Reacting to the report, Transparency International Pakistan Chairman Justice (retd) Zia Pervez taak notice of the improvement and argued that “policies aimed at better governance and effective enforcement of the law” would lead to an even better situation in the future. (Amin Ahmed, “Pakistan’s ranking on corruption perception index improves by 7 spots: report,” Dawn, 30 January 2024)
 
ECONOMY
Pakistan’s year-on-year inflation surges to 28.3 per cent in January
On 1 February, according to data from the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, Pakistan’s inflation, measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI), soared by 28.3 per cent year-on-year in January. This surge is the last monthly CPI data before the general elections. The monthly inflation for January witnessed a 1.83 per cent increase from the previous month. The central bank, State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), maintained its key rate at 22 per cent for the fifth consecutive policy meeting, citing elevated inflation, which was 29.7 per cent in December. The SBP increased its full-year inflation projections and attributed the rise to increasing gas and electricity prices. On a month-on-month basis, both urban and rural areas experienced increases in food and non-food categories. (“Inflation clocks in at 28.3pc in January,” Dawn, 1 February 2024)

Pakistan increases fuel prices for February
On 31 January, the caretaker government raised the per-litre price of petrol by PKR 13.55 and that of high-speed diesel (HSD) by PKR 2.75 for the next fortnight ending 15 February. The increase is attributed to higher international market prices and import premiums. The new ex-depot price of petrol is set at PKR 272.89 per litre, while HSD is priced at PKR 278.96 per litre. Additionally, the price of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) has been raised by PKR 1.16 per kilogram for February. The increase in fuel prices is expected to impact transportation costs and contribute to inflation. (Khaleeq Kiani, “Petrol price raised by Rs13.55 per litre,” Dawn, 1 February 2024)
 
Tax collection in Pakistan falls short by PKR 9 billion of the set target
On 1 February, Dawn reported that the tax collection by Pakistan’s Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) fell around PKR 9 billion short of the set target. The collected amount is around PKR 681 billion against the projected PKR 689.6 billion. The shortfall was attributed to lower domestic tax and customs duty collections. However, overall revenue for the first seven months of FY24 exceeded the target by PKR 35 billion, totaling PKR 5.150 trillion. The government has aimed for PKR 9.415 trillion revenue collections in FY24, banking on a 3.5 per cent economic growth and 21 per cent inflation. The FBR plans to boost revenue through a digital-based system and broaden the tax base, including professional service providers. The number of taxpayers in Pakistan is currently 2.3 million. (Mubarak Zeb Khan, “Revenue collection jumps 25pc in January,” Dawn, 1 February 2024)

Pakistan sees “economic stabilization” in the first half of FY24 but challenges persist, says Ministry of Finance
On 1 February, Dawn reported that the Ministry of Finance in Islamabad acknowledged persistent economic challenges despite portraying stability. The article highlighted inflationary pressures, citing supply chain disruptions, utility cost increases, and high markup payments. Inflation, expected to remain above 27 per cent, stems from elevated perishable and vegetable prices, soaring utility costs, and disruptions in onion and tomato supply. The MoF anticipated economic strengthening in FY24’s second half, contingent on prudent policies. Agriculture showed promise, but weather shocks posed risks. Industrial performance linked to export markets’ conditions seems favorable. External sector stability reflected a current account surplus of USD 397 million in December, driven by controlled trade deficits, increased exports, and rising remittances. The article further concluded with optimism about continued stability and improved trade balance. (Khaleeq Kiani, “Inflation, surging expenditures persist: MoF,” Dawn, 1 February 2024)

ECP halts caretaker government’s FBR restructuring plan
On 31 January, Dawn reported that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) had taken an exception to the caretaker government’s FBR restructuring plan and asked it to legislate only on ‘routine’ and ‘non-controversial’ matters, which are ‘reversible’ by the future government.” The ECP argued that such reforms were the prerogative of the elected government pointing out a lack of legislative mandate. In response, the caretaker Finance Minister, Shamshad Akhtar, asserted that the elected government would enact the plan, aiming for an 18 percent tax-to-GDP ratio in five years. The restructuring includes separating policy and operational functions, forming oversight boards for Customs and IRS, and establishing a Federal Policy Board. The caretaker government, however, maintained that the plan had unanimous stakeholder approval. (Mubarak Zeb Khan &  Iftikhar A. Khan, “After ECP snub, caretakers leave FBR to elected govt,” Dawn, 31 January 2024)

IMF lowers Pakistan’s growth forecast to 2 per cent for the current fiscal year
On 31 January, Dawn reported that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) revised Pakistan’s economic growth forecast for the current fiscal year to 2 per cent, down from 0.5 per cent from its October estimate. The next fiscal year’s projection was also lowered to 3.5 per cent. The IMF’s outlook contrasts with the government’s 3.5 per cent GDP target but is in tune with the State Bank of Pakistan’s expectation of 2 per cent to 3 per cent. The IMF’s forecasts are based on the Fund’s recent detailed quarterly review of the marco economic situation in Pakistan as part of its USD 3 billion Standby Arrangement (SBA). (Khaleeq Kiani, “IMF lowers Pakistan’s growth forecast to 2pc,” Dawn, 31 January 2024)

SECURITY
Multiple bomb and grenade attacks rock Balochistan, one dead
On 1 February, Balochistan experienced at least ten bomb and grenade attacks, resulting in one fatality and several injuries. The attacks targeted police stations, deputy commissioners’ offices, political party offices, and other locations in different cities, including Quetta. A bomb on the CPEC road in Quetta killed a passerby. Other incidents involved hand grenade attacks on police stations, political party offices, and deputy commissioners’ offices, causing injuries and damage. The Election Commission of Pakistan has sought detailed reports, and the Balochistan government has heightened security across the province. (Saleem Shahid, “Ten bomb, grenade attacks rock Balochistan,” Dawn, 2 February 2024)
 
High-value target and another terrorist killed in security operation in Dera Ismail Khan
On 1 February, in an intelligence-based operation (IBO) in the Dera Ismail Khan district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, security forces killed two terrorists, including a “high-value target (HVT)” named Ashraf Sheikh, according to the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR). The operation was conducted based on reported terrorist presence, leading to an intense exchange of fire. The terrorists were actively involved in various activities, including the targeted killing of civilians. Weapons, ammunition, and explosives were recovered. The ISPR stated: “Sanitisation operation is being conducted to eliminate any other terrorist found in the area. Locals of the area appreciated the operation and expressed their full support to eliminate the menace of terrorism.” (“2 terrorists including ‘high-value target’ killed in Dera Ismail Khan operation: ISPR,” Dawn, 1 February 2024)
 
Surge in militant attacks in Pakistan amid election preparations
On 1 February, a Pakistani think tank, Pakistan Institute for Conflict and Security Studies (PICSS), reported that Pakistan witnessed at least 93 militant attacks in January 2024, marking a 102 per cent increase compared to the previous month. The attacks resulted in 90 deaths, 135 injuries, and 15 abductions. Balochistan experienced the highest number of attacks (33), followed by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (30) and Former FATA (24). As the country prepares for general elections, there has been a surge in attacks against election-related activities, with 21 recorded incidents in January, leading to ten deaths and 25 injuries. Pakistani security forces successfully thwarted several attacks, eliminating 32 suspected militants. (Muhammed Saleh Zaafir, “90 killed, 135 hurt in 93 militant attacks during Jan 2024,” The News International, 2 February 2024)

EXTERNAL
Pakistan urges Afghanistan to extradite TTP leaders amid surge in attacks
On 1 February, Pakistan reiterated its demand for Afghanistan to extradite leaders of the banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and emphasized the need to bring those responsible for terrorism to justice. The call came in the wake of a report to the UN Security Council revealing that the TTP, based in Afghanistan, enjoys the support of the Taliban administration and has links with Al Qaeda, the East Turkestan Islamic Movement, and the Majeed Brigade. The Foreign Office (FO) claimed that Pakistan had shared “concrete evidence” with Afghan authorities and expressed concern over the TTP’s attacks on Pakistan. The FO spokesperson, Mumtaz Baloch, stated: “We urge Afghanistan to take immediate and effective action against these terrorist entities, hand over their leadership to Pakistan, and those individuals who have been involved in terrorist activities inside Pakistan.” Baloch also asserted that negotiating the validity of the Durand Line “has never been on the agenda between Pakistan and Afghanistan and will never be.” (Baqir Sajjad Syed, “Islamabad asks Kabul to extradite TTP leaders,” Dawn, 1 February 2024)

TTP receives “significant backing” from Al Qaeda and Afghan Taliban, says UN
On 1 February, Dawn reported that the 33rd report submitted by the ISIL (aka Daesh) and Al Qaeda/Taliban Monitoring to the United Nations Security Council Committee revealed the existence of “significant backing” from Al Qaeda and other factions including the Afghan Taliban for the banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) for conducting attacks in Pakistan.  It argued that the support extends beyond arms provision and includes “active on-ground assistance.” Despite Afghan Taliban’s official stance against TTP’s activities outside Afghanistan, TTP has continued its cross-border attacks into Pakistan. Afghan Taliban’s temporary imprisonment of between “70 and 200” TTP members and their relocation northward aims to ease Pakistani pressure. The report further highlights the establishment of a new TTP base in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Al Qaeda’s role in training, guidance, and resource allocation. The emergence of Tehreek-i-Jihad Pakistan (TJP) and collaboration with groups like ETIM/TIP and Majeed Brigade underscore the multifaceted threat. ETIM/TIP'’ shift to Baghlan Province raises security concerns, while the Majeed Brigade, linked to Balochistan insurgency, focuses on recruiting female suicide bombers. (Baqir Sajjad Syed, “TTP backed by Al Qaeda, Afghan Taliban: UN,” Dawn, 1 February 2024)
 
China accepts Taliban Ambassador Bilal Karimi
On 31 January, The Express Tribune reported that China became the first country to accept the Taliban Ambassador Bilal Karimi. The move is being seen as a “tacit recognition” of the Afghan Taliban government. The development has surprised many countries including Pakistan. While the international community set benchmarks for recognition, such as an inclusive government and women’s rights, China appears to have taken a pragmatic stance, willing to engage with the Taliban despite concerns. This diverges from the regional consensus, with China’s move potentially complicating efforts by Pakistan and others to address shared concerns. The Taliban sees China’s acceptance as a significant development, urging other nations to follow suit. (Kamran Yousaf, “Has China formally recognised Taliban govt in Afghanistan?,” The Express Tribune, 31 January 2024)
 
19 Pakistanis rescued from Somali pirates by the Indian Navy
On 30 January, the Indian Navy revealed that it had rescued an Iranian-flagged Al Naeemi fishing vessel hijacked by the Somali pirates. The rescue took place off the Somali coast, some 850 nautical miles (1,574 kilometres) west of the Indian city of Kochi on 29 January. The spokesman stated that the warship INS Sumitra “compelled the safe release” of the 19 Pakistani crew members. The crew had been taken hostage by 11 Somali pirates. This is the second of the latest attack on “Indian Ocean shipping.” Earlier, India had revealed that its forces had also rescued 17 crew members of another Iranian-flagged Iman fishing vessel. This vessel had also been taken hostage by the Somali pirates. These incidents have fuelled concerns regarding a resurgence of pirate attacks off the coast of Somalia which had peaked in 2011, owing to a security gap that has opened in the Indian Ocean following diversion of naval fleets to the Gulf of Aden in Red Sea in response to the Houthi attacks. ( “Indian navy rescues 19 Pakistanis from Somali pirates,” Dawn, 31 January 2024)

 

Pakistan on Twitter

“ISI, has historically played a significant role in national security, both within the country and in the region. They are tasked with collecting and analyzing intelligence related to security threats, counterterrorism efforts, and foreign relations. “
- AMShahidLatif

“Pakistan Peoples Party is the only Social Safety Net in Pakistan.”
- Sumeta Afzal Syed

“As NA-127 heads to the polls, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari's commitment to inclusive representation resonates with minority leaders, reflecting a potential shift in the political landscape and the growing significance of minority votes in Pakistan.
-Sarah

“Rehan Zeb was shot dead today; die hard PTI worker & aspirant. May Allah grant him heaven. God knows how bloody this campaign will be & who else will fall along the way. May Allah give us all the courage to stand for Pakistan.”
-Taimur Saleem Khan Jhagra

“Pakistan desperately needs politics of anti polarization.”
-Junaid Sahi

“The people of Malakand want a Pakistan where their government is more concerned about their progress than in perpetrating a vicious cycle of political victimisation.”
- Bilawal Bhutto Zardari

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Syed Irfan Raza, ‘A whole new ball game for Kaptaan
Dawn, 2 February 2024
“Inspiring the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf to victory in the 2024 general elections against heavy odds from inside a jail cell will be a whole new ball game for the party’s beleaguered founder. Imran Khan now has a ‘hat trick’ of convictions on his record  two cases related to Toshakhana purchases and the much-touted cipher case. Moreover, his party’s men and women have been deprived of their iconic ‘bat’ symbol, faced the rejection of nomination papers and kept away from political discourse. They continue to face the wrath of the powers that be for the May 9 mayhem, and are confronted with the problem of many stalwarts changing loyalties. Now, the only hope for the legendary cricket star-turned-prime minister lies in people defying the odds and coming out to vote for his party’s candidates – albeit as independents on Feb 8. Unlike the past, he doesn’t have a smartphone with him in prison to convey his messages through social media, which was his forte during his time in power and beyond.”

S. Akbar Zaidi, ‘No longer the periphery
Dawn, 2 February 2024
“In earlier social science, especially under the hegemony of colonial writings, which morphed into what scholars termed as ‘orientalism’, centre or core, and periphery mattered, primarily to emphasise dominance based largely on racial and religious caricature. The ‘centre’ was always London or Paris, when it came to British or French imperialism, and the colonies were, literally, the peripheries, inconsequential to how they perceived themselves to be, marginalised. The entire structure of colonialism is based on this lie. Subsequently, later in social theory, notions of democracy, liberalism, religious and other practices, were also put into a comparative frame of ‘real’ or ‘authentic’ practices (of the West, developed countries), contrasted with more localised, indigenous or evolutionary practices in other parts of the world, away from whatever was considered the core at any particular time. At times, such a core or centre was a physical location, at others an ideology, or a practice or particular way of doing something.”
 
Amanat Ali Chaudhry, ‘India’s hybrid warfare
The News International, 2 February 2024
“The term ‘hybrid warfare’ refers to a combination of traditional military means and the use of non-military resources deployed to achieve broader military and strategic objectives. That which cannot be achieved through the use of hard power should be won by all other means. The decision to employ hybrid warfare as a preferred policy follows the failure of the conventional military force especially in situations of foreign occupation and colonization where the occupying forces are unable to suppress the collective aspirations of an indigenous people. Two factors stand out. First, hybrid warfare represents the limitations of the military means in protracted conflicts, especially when it seeks to eradicate the idea of self-determination that is rooted as much in history as it is in the socio-cultural, political and religious identity of a colonized people. Second, it aims to undermine the consensus on the collective ideas of identity and self-determination by spreading confusion, deepening divisions and manufacturing consent. The principal objective here is to break the will of the nation through the manipulation of information.”

Abdul Moiz Jaferii, ‘Dismantling democracy: A hybrid guide for the judiciary
Dawn, 1 February 2024
“Near the end of last year, the editor of Prism asked me whether I would be interested in writing a review of the year’s major decisions given by the Pakistani judiciary. I consented, yet have since been unable to write the promised article for which he had supplied me with a meticulously complied timeline of dates and decisions along with articles accompanying them. I did have a clear idea that any article that covers the year past or the one ahead must focus on three elements our judiciary and what it’s been up to, the establishment and its perceived influence, and the politicians and their complicity or suffering. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court is having JIT police its respect formed at the behest of the bar council which has issued notices to journalists to answer for their commentary. We are all told to be careful about our speech, while our liberty after speech currently hinges upon an undertaking offered by the attorney-general in court which allows for fair criticism”
 
Manzoor Ali, ‘The ‘kingmaker’ of KP politics
Dawn, 1 February 2024
“A popular axiom is that the road to the chief minister’s house passes through central Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, which comprises Peshawar, Mardan, Swabi, Nowshera and Charsadda. The region is a political juggernaut, as 33 of the total 115 seats in the KP Assembly lie in the region. The Peshawar valley and its surrounding districts are also considered a barometer to gauge the direction of political winds in the province, since it has a 28pc share in KP assembly seats. In terms of other demographic metrics, central KP is the most populous, industrialised and prosperous region of the province, with one-fourth 13 million  of the province’s 40.85m residents living here, according to the 2023 census. Despite being a political hegemon, central KP has proved to be fickle in terms of which party dominated the region to form the government. In 2002, it ushered in the religious Muttahida Majlis-i-Amal (MMA) alliance into power. Subsequently, it also paved the way for the first-ever Awami National Party (ANP) chief minister, Ameer Haider Hoti, in 2008. In 2013, the region turned PTI’s ‘Naya Pakistan’ slogan into a reality, with the party taking power in Peshawar. However, in 2018, the region defied its established political characteristic of not re-electing the same party, with PTI sweeping the region and storming back into the government.”
 
Mayed Ali, ‘PMLN: a test of political fortitude
The News International, 1 February 2024
“The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PMLN) is gearing up for what could prove to be the most difficult election in its entire electoral history. While Election 2024 is like a crystal maze for all political platforms, the PMLN is in a fix on how to manage a decent result despite the perception that it has unprecedented support from the powers that matter well in time. Starting from straitjacketing the PTI, perhaps the only party which has thrown down the gauntlet in the PML-N’s citadel of Punjab, to open-ended facilitation of the latter in all domains for a three-time former PM, everything seems to have been managed for the PML-N during the runup to the polls. With PTI leader Imran Khan imprisoned and disqualified and the PTI cowed down otherwise, the PML-N should have been feeling quite confident. However, the unending anxiety within the PML-N’s ranks shows that perhaps not all is well.”

 






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12 December 2023, Tuesday | Vol 4, No.250

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11 December 2023, Monday | Vol 4, No.249

Pakistan’s army chief leaves for inaugural visit to the US

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Pakistan summons Hafiz Gul Bahadur to return to Pakistan

28 November 2023, Monday | Vol 4, No.246

Protests against the authorities continue

25 November 2023, Saturday | Vol 4, No.244

Pakistan elected as vice chair of UNESCO Executive Board

23 November 2023, Thursday | Vol 4, No.242

Pakistan applies to join BRICS, seeks Russia’s support

22 November 2023, Wednesday | Vol 4, No.241

Chaman border closure upon month-long protest

17 November 2023, Friday | Vol 4, No.237

Possibility of more IMF loans, says Finance Minister

16 November 2023, Thursday | Vol 4, No.236

Pakistan set to bag USD 700million from IMF

15 November 2023, Tuesday | Vol 4, No.235

PTI demands justice as Imran approaches his 100-day detention

14 November 2023, Tuesday | Vol 4, No.234

Bilawal Bhutto rejects “selected government”

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PML-Q on merger with PML-N

11 November 2023, Saturday | Vol 4, No.232

Bilawal on the distinguishing between terrorists and refugees

09 November 2023, Thursday | Vol 4, No.230

Nawaz to court BAP to strengthen PML-N

08 November 2023, Wednesday | Vol 4, No.229

Sindh suspends deportation of illegal migrants by one day

01 November 2023, Wednesday | Vol 4, No.228

NCHR petition against the forced repatriation plans of Pakistan

30 October 2023, Monday | Vol 4, No.226

Sindh government needs PKR 2 billion to repatriate migrants

28 October 2023, Saturday | Vol 4, No.225

UN calls on Pakistan to stop deporting Afghan refugees

27 October 2023, Friday | Vol 4, No.224

Centers for illegal immigrants

25 October 2023, Wednesday | Vol 4, No.222

PIA: Spokesperson expresses fear of closure

23 October 2023, Monday | Vol 4, No.220

Chaman border protest intensifies over visa and passport rules

18 October 2023, Wednesday | Vol 4, No.216

Anwaarul Haq Kakar holds bilateral talks at BRF in Beijing

14 October 2023, Saturday| Vol 4, No.216

Saudi Arabia finds 12,000 phony Pakistani passports

11 October 2023, Wednesday | Vol 4, No.213

PIA approved for privatization as all legacy liabilities parked

07 October 2023, Saturday | Vol 4, No.210

Criticism against government's repatriation plan

05 October 2023, Thursday | Vol 4, No.208

Discos to be provided to the private sector by interim in

30 September 2023, Saturday | Vol 4, No.205

'Twin bombings' targeting a mosque in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

28 September 2023, Thursday| Vol 4, No.203

Protests in Balochistan by BNP-M

26 September 2023, Tuesday| Vol 4, No.201

PTI women leaders rearrested

25 September 2023, Monday| Vol 4, No.200

Anchor Riaz is finally ‘home’ after 4 months

21 September 2023, Thursday| Vol 4, No.197

UAE bans meat imports from Pakistan

20 September 2023, Wednesday| Vol 4, No.196

Bilawal demands “Level Playing Field” from PML-N

19 September 2023, Tuesday| Vol 4, No.195

Pakistan rejects claims of selling arms to Ukraine for IMF bailout

16 September 2023, Saturday| Vol 4, No.193

Torkham border reopens after eight- day closure

15 September 2023, Friday| Vol 4, No.192

Torkham border crossing set to reopen

13 September 2023, Wednesday| Vol 4, No.190

US Envoy’s visit to Gwadar Port

08 September 2023, Friday| Vol 4, No.186

Supreme Court Bar Association resolution on civilian supremacy

07 September 2023, Thursday| Vol 4, No.185

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: Terrorist attack in Chitral kills sixteen

06 September 2023, Wednesday| Vol 4, No.184

Supreme Court debates retrospective amendments to NAB law

02 September 2023, Saturday| Vol 4, No.181

Ten main economic threats, identified by the Finance Ministry

01 September 2023, Friday | Vol 4, No.180

Election Commission of Pakistan prepares for upcoming polls

30 August 2023, Wednesday| Vol 4, No.178

Imran Khan Rearrested

29 August 2023, Tuesday| Vol 4, No.177

PTI urges Supreme Court for timely general elections

28 August 2023, Monday | Vol 4, No.176

Protests against the Power bill

26 August 2023, Saturday | Vol 4, No.175

Nawaz's Return: The debate from

21 August 2023, Monday| Vol 4, No.170

PTI leader remanded and Asad Umar 'missing' in cipher case

19 August 2023, Saturday| Vol 4, No.169

ECP: Transparent elections prioritized over timely elections

18 August 2023, Friday | Vol 4, No.168

Composition of Pakistan’s new Cabinet

17 August 2023, Thursday | Vol 4, No.167

Internal debate within the PML-N on Nawaz’s return

16 August 2023, Wednesday | Vol 4, No.166

On Elections: Supreme Court to the Election Commission of Pakistan

2 August 2023, Wednesday | Vol 4, No.158

PTI withdraws membership of 22 leaders

29 July 2023, Saturday | Vol 4, No.155

Names shortlisted for caretaker PM

27 July 2023, Thursday | Vol 4, No.154

Pakistan and Russia on Black Sea Grain initiative

25 July 2023, Tuesday | Vol 4, No.152

‘Non-Partisan’ Interim set-up for PPP

24 July 2023, Monday | Vol 4, No.151

PML-N onboard for Ishaq Dar as Interim PM, PPP disagrees

20 July 2023, Thursday | Vol 4, No.148

IMF’s staff report on Pakistan

19 July 2023, Wednesday | Vol 4, No.147

National Counter Violent Extremism Policy 2022 to be amended

17 July 2023, Monday | Vol 4, No.145

Iran and Pakistan to deepen security cooperation

11 July 2023, Tuesday | Vol 4, No.140

Supreme Court rejects the IPP plea to ban PTI

10 July 2023, Monday | Vol 4, No.139

PM Sharif condemns campaign threatening army chief

07 July 2023, Friday | Vol 4, No.137

Lahore court acquits Nawaz Sharif for a 34-year-old case

04 July 2023, Tuesday I Vol 4, No.134

Ishaq Dar points that PML-N wants Nawaz Sharif’s rule

30 June 2023, Friday I Vol 4, No.131

PDM leaders meet in Dubai on IPP

29 June 2023, Thursday I Vol 4, No.130

Upcoming elections to decide the coalition strategy

28 June 2023, Wednesday I Vol 4, No.129

Jahangir Tareen will be the IPP's candidate for Prime Minister

16 June 2023, Friday I Vol 4, No.120

Pakistan and Belgium discuss on strengthening the ties

15 June 2023, Thursday I Vol 4, No.119

IPP accused of plagiarizing their party name

14 June 2023, Wednesday I Vol 4, No.118

Chaos in Senate over federal budget debate

09 June 2023, Thursday I Vol 4, No.115

 IPP Party launch with PTI defectors

07 June 2023, Wednesday I Vol 4, No.114

US administration engages with Pakistan on regional security

02 June 2023, Friday I Vol 4, No.110

Detention of PTI workers is unconstitutional, says LHC

01 June 2023, Thursday I Vol 4, No.109

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31 May 2023, Wednesday I Vol 4, No.108

Imran Khan believes PTI deserters forming "Kings Party"

27 May 2023, Saturday I Vol 4, No.105

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25 May 2023, Thursday I Vol 4, No.103

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20 May 2023, Saturday I Vol 4, No.99

Sindh government demands early local government elections

17 May 2023, Wednesday I Vol 4, No.96

The NSC approves the trial of rioters under the Army Act

10 May 2023, Wednesday I Vol 4, No.91

Omar Cheema arrested during a raid by ACE at dawn

27 April 2023, Thursday I Vol 4, No.82

NA Speaker writes a letter to CJP on behalf of Parliament

25 April 2023, Tuesday I Vol 4, No.80

PML-N demands the resignation of CJP over audio leaks

22 April 2023, Saturday I Vol 4, No.79

NA forces the halted Practice and Procedure bill into law

21 April 2023, Friday I Vol 4, No.78

President approves amendments to Tax Law Bill 2023

12 April 2023, Wednesday I Vol 4, No.69

PAC takes stock of audit of public entities by AGP

10 April 2023, Monday I Vol 4, No.68

Polls fund issue to be consulted with the Parliament

08 April 2023, Saturday I Vol 4, No.67

Justice Minallah notes garners support and criticism

06 April 2023, Thursday I Vol 4, No.65

PBS: Digital census sees 90 per cent completion

04 April 2023, Tuesday I Vol 4, No.63

Elections: Three-member bench to deliver the verdict today

01 April 2023, Saturday | Vol 4, No.61

Meeting of the government allies

22 March 2023, Wednesday I Vol 4, No.59

Imran Khan agrees to participate in multi-party conference

14 March 2023, Tuesday I Vol 4, No.55

Imran Khan kicks off election campaign in Lahore

10 March 2023, Friday I Vol 4, No.53

Punjab and KP: Elections affected by logistic requirements

08 March 2023, Wednesday I Vol 4, No.51

Centre ready to answer PPP's concerns over digital census

02 March 2023, Thursday I Vol 4, No.46

Split Verdict: Supreme courts orders timely elections

27 February 2023, Monday I Vol 4, No.43

The new ‘Austerity Measures’

16 February 2023, Thursday I Vol 4, No.39

The Director-General of IAEA lands in Pakistan for a two-day visit

13 February 2023, Monday I Vol 4, No.36

Federal Health Ministry begins polio vaccination drives

9 February 2023, Thursday I Vol 4, No.33

LHC suspends the acceptance of 43 PTI MNAs resignation

7 February 2023, Tuesday I Vol 4, No.32

Federal reschedules APC meeting 

6 February 2023, Monday I Vol 4, No.31

Pervez Musharraf died at the age of 79 in Dubai

4 February 2023, Saturday I Vol 4, No.30

Imran Khan will not attend the All Parties Conference

2 February 2023, Thursday I Vol 4, No.28

Islamabad Police arrests Awami League leader Sheikh Rashid

27 January 2023, Friday I Vol 4, No.23

PDM huddle: Asif Zardari, Fazl calls on PM Shehbaz

25 January 2023, Wednesday I Vol 4, No.22

Sindh: PPP’s modest edge in local polls shrinks further

23 January 2023, Monday I Vol 4, No.20

Sindh: PML-N offers to bridge the gap between JI and PPP

20 January 2023, Friday I Vol 4, No.17

Nawaz Sharif comments on Punjab assembly dissolution

18 January 2023, Wednesday I Vol 4, No.15

National Assembly speaker accepts resignation of 34 PTI lawmakers

17 January 2023, Tuesday I Vol 4, No.14

Sindh: PPP wins the majority of the seats in the LG polls

12 January 2023, Thursday I Vol 4, No.9

Elahi passes the no- confidence test in the assembly

10 January 2023, Tuesday I Vol 4, No.7

PTI leaders get arrest warrants in contempt case by ECP

09January 2023, Monday I Vol 4, No.006

Pakistani Rupee falls to 0.31 per cent

03 January 2023, Tuesday I Vol 4, No.002

NSC states Afghan government should deny safe heavens to TTP

28 December 2022, Wednesday I Vol 3, No.285

Political parties urge Imran Khan to return to parliament

23 December 2022, Friday I Vol 3, No.281

SBP’s forex reserves plunge to 8-year low

21 December 2022, Wednesday I Vol 3, No.279

Punjab Assembly Speaker terming the Governor's demand illegal

20 December 2022, Tuesday I Vol 3, No.278

Lahore High Court allowing time for Imran Khan to file a rejoinder

19 December 2022, Monday I Vol 3, No.277

Imran Khan announces the date of assembly dissolution

15 December 2022, Thursday I Vol 3, No.274

ECP ensures equal representation of women in the panel

14 December 2022, Wednesday I Vol 3, No.273

ECP begins steps to remove Imran Khan as the PTI chairman

12 December 2022, Monday I Vol 3, No.271

opposition protesting in National Assembly over Swati's arrest

10 December 2022, Saturday I Vol 3, No.270

PTI gets notice from ECP regarding the change in party amendment

6 December 2022, Tuesday I Vol 3, No.266

National Flood Response and Coordination Centre shuts down

3 December 2022, Saturday I Vol 3, No.264

Senators claims parliament was never allowed to talk with the TTP

2 December 2022, Friday I Vol 3, No.263

Forex reserves dropping to 4.2 per cent to USD 7.498 billion

1 December 2022, Thursday I Vol 3, No.262

ECP reporting a four per cent drop in the gender gap

29 November 2022, Tuesday I Vol 3, No.261

Senate Committee passes the Corporal Punishment Bill

25 November 2022, Friday I Vol 3, No.258

Foreign exchange reserves plummeting to USD 7.8 billion

22 November 2022, Tuesday I Vol 3, No.255

Imran Khan summoned for Toshakhana case hearing

19 November 2022, Saturday I Vol 3, No.253

NAB going to probe into Toshakhana reference against Imran Khan

17 November 2022, Thursday I Vol 3, No.251

Default risks reaching the maximum measure

16 November 2022, Wednesday I Vol 3, No.250

Imran Khan vilifying the Chief Election Commissioner

12 November 2022, Saturday I Vol 3, No.247

Imran Khan gets tightened security

7 November 2022, Monday I Vol 3, No.242

PTI to resume long march from Wazirabad

31 October 2022, Monday I Vol 3, No.240

Imran Khan declares talks with government are underway

28 October 2022, Friday I Vol 3, No.238

ISI and Army question PTI in a joint presser

27 October 2022, Thursday I Vol 3, No.237

PTI to reach Islamabad with the Azadi march on 4 November

19 October 2022, Wednesday I Vol 3, No.231

National Assembly passing nine bills despite lack of quorum

18 October 2022, Tueday I Vol 3, No.230

Imran Khan admitting to backchannel negotiations

11 October 2022, Tuesday I Vol 3, No.224

Interior Ministry claims to have resolved audio leaks issue

4 October 2022, Tuesday I Vol 3, No.218

Imran Khan sets a Long March date in October

29 September 2022, Thursday I Vol 3, No.214

Chinese nationals targeted in Karachi, one person killed

23 September 2022, Friday I Vol 3, No.210

UN to hold a donors’ conference to raise funds for Pakistan

22 September 2022, Thursday I Vol 3, No.209

Imran Khan announces PTI's movement for "Haqeeqi Azaadi"

21 September 2022, Wednesday I Vol 3, No.208

Federal Shariat Court to hear petitions challenging transgender law

9 September 2022, Friday I Vol 3, No.198

UN Secretary-General arrives in Pakistan amid flood devastations

7 September 2022, Wednesday I Vol 3, No.196

WHO warns of worsening humanitarian situation in Pakistan

31 August 2022, Wednesday I Vol 3, No.194

ECC approves disbursement of Rs 103 billion for flood victims

19 August 2022, Friday I Vol 3, No.187

COAS meet with US CENTCOM chief

16 August 2022, Tuesday I Vol 3, No.184

Government set to dispatch letter of intent to IMF

12 August 2022, Friday I Vol 3, No.183

National Assembly hold Minority Convention for the first time

11 August 2022, Thursday I Vol 3, No.182

Raid on Gill's driver's house 'legal,' says ICT police

6 August 2022, Saturday I Vol 3, No.179

ECP issues notice to Imran Khan, fixes hearing for 23 August

5 August 2022, Friday I Vol 3, No.178

PTI withdraws case against CEC

2 August 2022, Tuesday I Vol 3, No.175

PTI received funding from prohibited sources, says ECP

1 August 2022, Monday I Vol 3, No.174

The country's economic challenges are temporary, says FM

30 July 2022, Saturday I Vol 3, No.173

CJP releases audio of JCP meeting

23 July 2022, Saturday I Vol 3, No.167

Hamza Sharif takes oath as chief minister of Punjab

20 July 2022, Wednesday I Vol 3, No.164

Ruling coalition vows to save the Punjab government

18 July 2022, Monday I Vol 3, No.162

Landslide victory for PTI over PML-N

2 July 2022, Saturday I Vol 3, No.154

PTI to hold rally from Rawalpindi to Islamabad

29 June 2022, Wednesday I Vol 3, No.151

National Assembly completes budgetary proceedings

27 June 2022, Monday I Vol 3, No.149

PM promises to restore the role of provinces in the NAP

3 June 2022, Friday I Vol 3, No.129

Imran warns of a civil war: PPP and PML-N condemns

31 May 2022, Tuesday I Vol 3, No.126

Government and TTP agree on an indefinite ceasefire

25 May 2022, Wednesday I Vol 3, No.121

Police clash with PTI workers

21 May 2022, Monday I Vol 3, No.119

FM Bilawal promises to strengthen Sino-Pak cooperation

30 April 2022, Saturday I Vol 3, No. 102

Punjab: Hamza Shehbaz takes oath as chief minister

28 April 2022, Thursday I Vol 3, No. 100

Prime Minister Shebhaz Sharif orders for the review of NAP

26 April 2022, Tuesday I Vol 3, No. 98

Finance minister positive on cooperation with IMF

20 April 2022, Wednesday I Vol 3, No. 93

PM Shehbaz Sharif meets with COAS Bajwa

19 April 2022, Tuesday I Vol 3, No. 92

PM Shehbaz Sharif's 34-member cabinet takes oath

18 April 2022, Monday I Vol 3, No. 91

PM Shehbaz Sharif finalises federal cabinet

16 April 2022, Saturday I Vol 3, No. 90

PPP's Raja Pervaiz Ashraf elected NA speaker

14 April 2022, Thursday I Vol 3, No. 88

PM Sharif promises to address Karachi’s development

13 April 2022, Wednesday I Vol 3, No. 87

PM Shehbaz Sharif meets coalition leaders

7 April 2022, Thursday I Vol 3, No. 82

Supreme Court resumes hearing on NA deputy speakers ruling

4 April 2022, Monday I Vol 3, No. 79

Imran Khan de-notified as prime minister

2 April 2022, Saturday I Vol 3, No. 78

Establishment gave me three options, says PM Khan

25 March 2022, Friday I Vol 3, No. 71

NA session adjourned until 28 March

24 March 2022, Thursday I Vol 3, No. 70

OIC concludes meeting, adopts 70-point Islamabad Declaration

22 March 2022, Tuesday I Vol 3, No. 68

Broadsheet CEO apologises to Nawaz  

21 March 2022, Monday I Vol 3, No. 67

NA Speaker summons no-confidence motion for 25 March

19 March 2022, Saturday I Vol 3, No. 66

PTI supporters enter Sindh house after hours of protesting

17 March 2022, Thursday I Vol 3, No. 64

PPP accepts PDM’s invite to join the long march

16 March 2022, Wednesday I Vol 3, No. 63

PDM reschedules long march towards Islamabad

15 March 2022, Tuesday I Vol 3, No. 62

PDM announces long march towards Islamabad

9 March 2022, Wednesday I Vol 3, No. 57

PPP’s march reaches Islamabad

4 March 2022, Friday I Vol 3, No. 53

PDM and PPP reaches consensus on snap elections

2 March 2022, Wednesday I Vol 3, No. 51

PM Khan meeting with PML-Q leadership

28 February 2022, Monday I Vol 3, No. 49

PPP begins long march against PTI government

26 February 2022, Saturday I Vol 3, No. 48

PTI to hold long march against PPP

25 February 2022, Friday I Vol 3, No. 47

PM Khan meets with President Putin

24 February 2022, Thursday I Vol 3, No. 46

PM Khan to meet President Putin during a two-day official visit

21 February 2022, Monday I Vol 3, No. 43

Zardari and Fazl to meet as part of the PPP-PDM alliance

16 February 2022, Wednesday I Vol 3, No. 40

Bilawal approves the route plan for the long march

15 February 2022, Tuesday I Vol 3, No. 39

COAS meets with President and PM on the same day

14 February 2022, Monday I Vol 3, No. 38

Shehbaz visits Chaudhry Shujaat after 14 years

5 February 2022, Saturday I Vol 3, No. 31

IMF demands six more requirements in its detailed report

4 February 2022, Friday I Vol 3, No. 30

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: Two Police officers killed in Nowshera

1 February 2022, Tuesday I Vol 3, No. 27

Gilani resigns from the post of the opposition leader in Senate

31 January 2022, Monday I Vol 3, No. 26

PTI to hold march against PPP government in February

29 January 2022, Saturday I Vol 3, No. 25

Four security personnel killed in Bugti landmine blast

26 January 2022, Wednesday I Vol 3, No. 22

PDM's plan for a long march to Islamabad on 23 March

19 January 2022, Wednesday I Vol 3, No. 16

Bilawal offers conditional possibility of working with the PDM

14 January 2022, Friday I Vol 3, No. 12

Mini-Budget passed through National Assembly

13 January 2022, Thursday I Vol 3, No. 11

PDM to discuss option of no-confidence on 25 January

10 January 2022, Monday I Vol 3, No. 8

Over 500 families rescued in Murree

4 January 2022, Tuesday I Vol 3, No. 3

Violence-related casualties increased in 2021, says report

28 December 2021, Tuesday I Vol 2, No. 336

Search for new chairman for National Accountability Board begins

27 December 2021, Monday I Vol 2, No. 335

Benazir Bhutto: 14 years after her assassination 

24 December 2021, Friday I Vol 2, No. 334

Senate passes resolution against Sialkot lynching, extremism

17 December 2021, Friday I Vol 2, No. 330

33 more suspects arrested in Sialkot lynching incident

15 December 2021, Wednesday I Vol 2, No. 328

Nacta formulates first-ever policy to counter violent extremism

14 December 2021, Tuesday I Vol 2, No. 327

Government asks ECP to frame a timeline for implementation of EVMs

13 December 2021, Monday I Vol 2, No. 326

18 more arrested for involvement in Sialkot lynching case

10 December 2021, Friday I Vol 2, No. 324

TTP ends ceasefire with government

09 December 2021, Thursday I Vol 2, No. 323

PM unveils Naya Pakistan Card Initiative

08 December 2021, Wednesday I Vol 2, No. 322

PDM keen on holding its long march on Pakistan Day

03 December 2021, Friday I Vol 2, No. 318

Joint opposition to boycott national security committee meeting

02 December 2021, Thursday I Vol 2, No. 317

NSA Moeed meets with Russian counterpart Nikolai in Moscow

25 November 2021, Thursday I Vol 2, No. 311

NA committee chair disallows vote on NAB amendment bills

24 November 2021, Wednesday I Vol 2, No. 310

Cabinet establishes committee on EVMs for 2023 elections

19 November 2021, Friday I Vol 2, No. 308

Senate passes journalist protection bill and NAB bills

18 November 2021, Thursday I Vol 2, No. 307

Opposition indicates no-trust motion against NA Speaker

16 November 2021, Tuesday I Vol 2, No. 305

Government calls for joint parliamentary session

13 November 2021, Saturday I Vol 2, No. 303

Speaker invites opposition for talks 

12 November 2021, Friday I Vol 2, No. 302

Extended Troika meets in Islamabad

11 November 2021, Thursday I Vol 2, No. 301

Opposition questions TTP talks in Senate

10 November 2021, Wednesday I Vol 2, No. 300

Supreme Court resumes hearing of APS attacks

09 November 2021, Tuesday I Vol 2, No. 299

ECP releases another report on Daska by-poll

08 November 2021, Monday I Vol 2, No. 298

Government lifts ban on TLP

03 November 2021, Wednesday I Vol 2, No. 295

TLP allowed to contest elections under deal with the government

02 November 2021, Tuesday I Vol 2, No. 294

Deal with TLP only solution to ward off bloodshed, says PM Khan

1 November 2021, Monday I Vol 2, No. 293

Three reports outline shrinking space for press freedom

27 October 2021, Wednesday I Vol 2, No. 289

PM Khan appoints Lt Gen Nadeem Anjum as new DG ISI after interviews

25 October 2021, Monday I Vol 2, No. 287

Jam Kamal Khan Alyani resigns as chief minister

23 October 2021, Saturday I Vol 2, No. 286

Three police men killed in clashes with TLP protesters

22 October 2021, Friday I Vol 2, No. 285

FATF decision to retain Pakistan on the grey list.

21 October 2021, Thursday I Vol 2, No. 284

TLP protests for the release of Rizvi

20 October 2021, Wednesday I Vol 2, No. 283

Balochistan MPAs to move no-trust motion against CM Kamal in assembly

19 October 2021, Tuesday I Vol 2, No. 282

PDM to start nationwide agitation from 20 October

11 October 2021, Monday I Vol 2, No. 276

Lowest number of COVID-19 cases in a single day

07 October 2021, Thursday I Vol 2, No. 272

Lt Gen Nadeem Ahmed Anjum appointed as new chief of ISI

06 October 2021, Wednesday I Vol 2, No. 271

Controversy brews over the appointment of NAB chief

30 September 2021, Thursday I Vol 2, No. 266

Senate alarmed over anti-Pakistan bill moved in US Senate

27 September 2021, Monday I Vol 2, No. 263

Statue of Mohammad Ali Jinnah destroyed in Gwadar

22 September 2021, Wednesday I Vol 2, No. 258

Government and Opposition agree to set up a panel for poll reforms

21 September 2021, Tuesday I Vol 2, No. 257

Government fails to make Urdu official language, says Supreme Court

20 September 2021, Monday I Vol 2, No. 256

Fazl asks Islamabad to immediately recognise the Taliban government

16 September 2021, Thursday I Vol 2, No. 253

Government and media agree to form a body for PMDA review

15 September 2021, Wednesday I Vol 2, No. 252

If govt is not behind PMDA, it should take its notice, says PFUJ

14 September 2021, Tuesday I Vol 2, No. 251

COAS warns against hybrid threats

11 September 2021, Saturday I Vol 2, No. 248

PDM to boycott joint parliament session

10 September 2021, Friday I Vol 2, No. 247

Opposition parties blame each other for PDM’s disintegration

09 September 2021, Thursday I Vol 2, No. 246

Bilawal asks for parliament debate on Afghanistan, CPEC attacks

08 September 2021, Wednesday I Vol 2, No. 245

Cabinet reiterates plan to use EVMs in 2023

07 September 2021, Tuesday I Vol 2, No. 244

CCI decided to includes hydel power in renewable energy targets

03 September 2021, Friday I Vol 2, No. 241

PTI asks ECP to deploy army during cantonment polls

02 September 2021, Thursday I Vol 2, No. 240

Mohsin Dawar launches Nationalist Democratic Movement

01 September 2021, Wednesday I Vol 2, No. 239

PM launches Pak-ID mobile app for computerised National Identity Card

31 August 2021, Tuesday I Vol 2, No. 238

Shehbaz and Bilawal's support to the media

30 August 2021, Monday I Vol 2, No. 237

PDM holds power-show in Bagh-i-Jinnah, Karachi

26 August 2021, Thursday I Vol 2, No. 233

ECC approves import of sugar, wheat

25 August 2021, Wednesday I Vol 2, No. 232

PPP welcomes PDM activities in Karachi, says Bilawal

24 August 2021, Tuesday I Vol 2, No. 231

PM directs all provinces to implement Single National Curriculum

23 August 2021, Monday I Vol 2, No. 230

PML-N to back no-trust move if PPP presents workable idea

21 August 2021, Saturday I Vol 2, No. 229

FDI inflows to Pakistan drop by 39 per cent in July 2021

20 August 2021, Friday I Vol 2, No. 228

Another Woman, Another Attack, but Same Questions

19 August 2021, Thursday I Vol 2, No. 227

The debate on the Pakistan Media Development Authority

16 August 2021, Monday I Vol 2, No. 224

Pakistan on Taliban’s takeover

14 August 2021, Saturday I Vol 2, No. 222

Foreign exchange reserves to make a new record, says SBP Chief

12 August 2021, Thursday I Vol 2, No. 220

The increase in car sales

11 August 2021, Wednesday I Vol 2, No. 219

Pakistan sees a decline in remittance

10 August 2021, Tuesday I Vol 2, No. 218

Pakistan in the Olympics

09 August 2021, Monday I Vol 2, No. 217

Blast in Quetta's Serena hotel

07 August 2021, Saturday I Vol 2, No. 215

Sharif, UK and the Visa issue

06 August 2021, Friday I Vol 2, No. 214

“AJK’s” new Prime Minister

05 August 2021, Thursday I Vol 2, No. 213

Pakistan’s narrative on Kashmir

04 August 2021, Wednesday I Vol 2, No. 212

Pakistan has other options, says NSA Moeed Yusuf

03 August 2021, Tuesday I Vol 2, No. 211

The backlash against Aurat March

02 August 2021, Monday I Vol 2, No. 210

Decoding the Sialkot by-elections

30 July 2021, Friday I Vol 2, No. 207

The Digital Pakistan Policy

29 July 2021, Thursday I Vol 2, No. 206

Pakistan’s urban flooding problem

28 July 2021, Wednesday I Vol 2, No. 205

Pakistan’s move towards Central Asia

27 July 2021, Tuesday I Vol 2, No. 204

Civilian causalities hit record level: UNAMA Report

26 July 2021, Monday I Vol 2, No. 203

The "AJK" elections

24 July 2021, Saturday I Vol 2, No. 202

Pakistanis trend #JusticeForNoor

22 July 2021, Thursday I Vol 2, No. 200

Pakistan’s IPP Saga

20 July 2021, Tuesday I Vol 2, No. 199

The “AJK” elections

17 July 2021, Saturday I Vol 2, No. 196

Pakistan caught in the crosshairs of Afghan government

15 July 2021, Thursday I Vol 2, No. 194

Targeting of Chinese investment in Pakistan

14 July 2021, Wednesday I Vol 2, No. 193

Pakistan's “I am not Malala” narrative

13 July 2021, Tuesday I Vol 2, No. 192

Pakistan's Debate on Afghan Fallouts

12 July 2021, Monday I Vol 2, No. 191

The problems of Pakistan Stream Gas Pipeline

10 July 2021, Saturday I Vol 2, No. 189

PM's meeting with Balochistan lawmakers

09 July 2021, Friday I Vol 2, No. 188

Will not impose complete lockdowns, says Planning Minister

08 July 2021, Thursday I Vol 2, No. 187

The problem of gender-based violence in Pakistan

07 July 2021, Wednesday I Vol 2, No. 186

Understanding Pakistan’s water shortage

06 July 2021, Tuesday I Vol 2, No. 185

The TLP debate in Pakistan

05 July 2021, Monday I Vol 2, No. 184

Pakistan, China and Xinjiang: Deciphering Imran's statement

03 July 2021, Saturday I Vol 2, No. 182

The return of the PDM

02 July 2021, Friday I Vol 2, No. 181

Child soldiers in Pakistan: A never-ending ordeal

30 June 2021, Wednesday I Vol 2, No. 179

Pakistan in between China and the West

29 June 2021, Tuesday I Vol 2, No. 178

Pakistan's current Afghan narratives

28 June 2021, Monday I Vol 2, No. 177

Roshan Digital Account and the rising remittances

26 June 2021, Saturday I Vol 2, No. 175

Pakistan and the FATF: Still in grey

25 June 2021, Friday I Vol 2, No. 174

Evolving Pakistan-Turkey Axis

24 June 2021, Thursday I Vol 2, No. 173

From Musharraf to Imran Khan: Victim Blaming across the leaders

23 June 2021, Wednesday I Vol 2, No. 172

The Single National Curriculum debate in Pakistan

21 June 2021, Monday I Vol 2, No. 170

Electoral Reforms: Good idea, bad strategy

19 June 2021, Saturday I Vol 2, No. 168

The electoral reforms bill & the domestic debate

18 June 2021, Friday I Vol 2, No. 167

Budget 2021-22: Mapping the domestic response

16 June 2021, Wednesday I Vol 2, No. 165

National Assembly witnesses fistfights and profanities

15 June 2021, Tuesday I Vol 2, No. 164

Shireen Mazari accuses India of Nuclear Smuggling

09 June 2021, Wednesday I Vol 2, No. 158

Analysing the problems of Pakistan Railways

08 June 2021, Tuesday I Vol 2, No. 157

Beyond the CPEC: Expanding Chinese footprints in Pakistan

02 June 2021, Wednesday I Vol 2, No.151

Media organisations oppose a proposal for regulatory authority

01 June 2021, Tuesday I Vol 2, No.150

Police in Peshawar fire tear gas, baton charge govt teachers

26 May 2021, Wednesday I Vol 2, No.144

Govt will not provide US bases in the country, says Qureshi

25 May 2021, Tuesday I Vol 2, No.143

Pakistan and US NSAs meet in Geneva

21 May 2021, Friday I Vol 2, No.139

70 years of Pakistan-China friendship

20 May 2021, Thursday I Vol 2, No.138

Qureshi calls for joint action to end Palestine crisis

19 May 2021, Wednesday I Vol 2, No.137

PBS releases the 6th Population and Housing Census 2017

13 May 2021, Thursday I Vol 2, No.133

COAS meets with the US Charge d' Affairs

11 May 2021, Tuesday I Vol 2, No.131

COAS Gen Bajwa meets with President Ghani

08 May 2021, Saturday I Vol 2, No.128

FIA stops Shehbaz from flying abroad 

07 May 2021, Friday I Vol 2, No.127

Speaker sets up committee for poll reforms

06 May 2021, Thursday I Vol 2, No.126

Pakistan’s third COVID-19 wave

05 May 2021, Wednesday I Vol 2, No.125

COAS Bajwa arrives in Saudi Arabia

04 May 2021, Tuesday I Vol 2, No.124

PM Khan urges OIC to vehemently counter Islamophobia

01 May 2021, Saturday I Vol 2, No.121

TLP files appeal against the ban 

30 April 2021, Friday I Vol 2, No.120

Authorities raid Bashir Memon’s Cooking Oil Mill

29 April 2021, Thursday I Vol 2, No.119

Government keen on seeing Balochistan prosper, say PM 

28 April 2021, Wednesday I Vol 2, No.118

Record number of COVID-19 deaths in a single day

27 April 2021, Tuesday I Vol 2, No.117

SC accepts Justice Isa's review petitions

26 April 2021, Monday I Vol 2, No.116

Province ask for army’s assistance in enforcing SOPs

24 April 2021, Saturday I Vol 2, No.114

Army called to assist in the COVID-19 situation

23 April 2021, Friday I Vol 2, No.113

TTP claims responsibility for the Quetta blast

22 April 2021, Thursday I Vol 2, No.112

Punjab govt places 214 TLP activists under the Fourth Schedule

21 April 2021, Wednesday I Vol 2, No.111

No intention of lifting the ban on TLP, says PM

20 April 2021, Tuesday I Vol 2, No.110

TLP chief Saad Rizvi released from jail

16 April 2021, Friday I Vol 2, No.106

French embassy asks its citizens to leave Pakistan

15 April 2021, Thursday I Vol 2, No.105

Government decides to ban TLP

14 April 2021, Wednesday I Vol 2, No.104

Law enforcement agencies begin clearing TLP protesters

13 April 2021, Tuesday I Vol 2, No.103

Violence erupts over TLP chief’s arrest

12 April 2021, Monday I Vol 2, No.102

Daska by-poll generally transparent, says Fafen 

10 April 2021, Saturday I Vol 2, No.100

Re-polling for NA-75 Daska begins

09 April 2021, Friday I Vol 2, No.99

Pakistan commits Rs1.27tr in taxes with IMF

08 April 2021, Thursday I Vol 2, No.98

Pakistan and Russia agree to boost defence ties

05 April 2021, Monday I Vol 2, No.95

PDM issues show-cause notice to PPP and ANP

03 April 2021, Saturday I Vol 2, No.93

PDM splits as five parties move to form a separate bloc

01 April 2021, Thursday I Vol 2, No.91

Divide deepens within the PDM

31 March 2021, Wednesday I Vol 2, No.90

Government raises USD 2.5 billion from international market

30 March 2021, Tuesday I Vol 2, No.89

PM replaces Hafeez Shaikh over inflation

29 March 2021, Monday I Vol 2, No.88

COVID-19 test positivity rate surpasses 11 per cent

26 March 2021, Friday I Vol 2, No.85

Yousuf Gilani declared as opposition leader in the Senate

25 March 2021, Thursday I Vol 2, No.84

PDM leaders agree to keep alliance together

22 March 2021, Monday I Vol 2, No.81

PPP, PML-N disagree on Senate opposition leader nomination

20 March 2021, Saturday I Vol 2, No.79

Government to promulgate ordinances to fulfill IMF conditions

18 March 2021, Thursday I Vol 2, No.77

PPP says no post-resignation strategy was given by the PDM

17 March 2021, Wednesday I Vol 2, No.76

PDM postpones long march amid differences over mass resignation

16 March 2021, Tuesday I Vol 2, No.75

Government demands resignation of CEC and ECP members

15 March 2021, Monday I Vol 2, No.74

Government offers to hold talks on electoral reforms

13 March 2021, Saturday I Vol 2, No.72

PDM to challenge election of Sanjrani as Senate chairman

12 March 2021, Friday I Vol 2, No.71

Chaos marks beginning of elections to the Senate chairman

11 March 2021, Thursday I Vol 2, No.70

Supreme Court rejects PTI plea to suspend re-polls in Daska

09 March 2021, Tuesday I Vol 2, No.68

Pakistan observes Aurat March across cities

06 March 2021, Saturday I Vol 2, No.65

Imran secures vote of confidence in National Assembly

04 March 2021, Thursday I Vol 2, No.63

Senate elections conclude, Imran to seek vote of confidence

03 March 2021, Wednesday I Vol 2, No.62

Polls underway for 37 Senate seats

02 March 2021, Tuesday I Vol 2, No.61

Political temperatures rise as Senate elections close in

01 March 2021, Monday I Vol 2, No.60

Senate polls will be held through secret ballot, says SC

27 February 2021, Saturday I Vol 2, No.58

Ready to resolve issues with India through dialogue, says Imran

26 February 2021, Friday I Vol 2, No.57

FATF to keep Pakistan on 'grey list' till June

24 February 2021, Wednesday I Vol 2, No.55

Pakistan, Sri Lanka discuss trade cooperation and regional security

23 February 2021, Tuesday I Vol 2, No.54

Military dismisses rumours about appointing new ISI chief

22 February 2021, Monday I Vol 2, No.53

By-elections turn controversial and violent

19 February 2021, Friday I Vol 2, No.50

ECP rejects 25 nomination papers after scrutiny

18 February 2021, Thursday I Vol 2, No.49

SC pushes for proportional representation in Senate

16 February 2021, Tuesday I Vol 2, No.47

Remittances cross USD two billion for seventh consecutive month

15 February 2021, Monday I Vol 2, No.46

Navies conducts counter-terrorism demonstrations at Aman-2021

13 February 2021, Saturday I Vol 2, No.44

FO claims Pakistan made progress on remaining FATF items

12 February 2021, Friday I Vol 2, No.43

Justice Isa should not hear cases involving PM, says the CJP

10 February 2021, Wednesday I Vol 2, No.41

Legal fraternity extends support to lawyers; condemns CDA

9 February 2021, Tuesday I Vol 2, No.40

Lawyers storm into chamber IHC’s Chief Justice

05 February 2021, Friday I Vol 2, No.36

National Assembly turns chaotic amid open vote debate

04 February 2021, Thursday I Vol 2, No.35

Pakistan begins nationwide vaccination drive

03 February 2021, Wednesday I Vol 2, No.34

Pakistan rolls out COVID-19 vaccines

02 February 2021, Tuesday I Vol 2, No.33

Government passes CPEC Authority bill

30 January 2021, Saturday I Vol 2, No.30

US seeks custody of Omar Sheikh

29 January 2021, Friday I Vol 2, No.29

Supreme Court orders release of Omar Sheikh

28 January 2021, Thursday I Vol 2, No.28

Former ISI chief had links with RAW since 2008: Defence Ministry

27 January 2021, Wednesday I Vol 2, No.27

Cabinet to table bill to hold open vote in Senate elections

25 January 2021, Monday I Vol 2, No.25

Government, opposition to meet today

23 January 2021, Saturday I Vol 2, No.23

Oppositions demands new head for Broadsheet inquiry committee

22 January 2021, Friday I Vol 2, No.22

ECP rejects open hearing of cases

21 January 2021, Thursday I Vol 2, No.21

Pakistan conducts another test of Shaheen-III

20 January 2021, Wednesday I Vol 2, No.20

PDM holds protests outside the ECP

19 January 2021, Tuesday I Vol 2, No.19

Cabinet constitutes committee to probe Broadsheet scandal

18 January 2021, Monday I Vol 2, No.18

PDM to discuss ECP protests plan today

16 January 2021, Saturday I Vol 2, No.16

Vaccines will be procured in first quarter, says SAPM

15 January 2021, Friday I Vol 2, No.15

Govt permits PDM to stage protest outside the ECP office

14 January 2021, Thursday I Vol 2, No.14

PTI blames agents in foreign funding case

13 January 2021, Wednesday I Vol 2, No.13

Broadsheet revelations vindicate struggle against elite, says PM

11 January 2021, Monday I Vol 2, No.11

India stalling progress of Mumbai attack case, says FO

09 January 2021, Saturday I Vol 2, No.9

Slain miners finally laid to rest

08 January 2021, Friday I Vol 2, No.08

Pakistan successfully tests Multi-Launch Rocket System: ISPR

07 January 2021, Thursday I Vol 2, No.07

PM promises to visit mourning Hazaras in Quetta

06 January 2021, Wednesday I Vol 2, No.06

Supreme Court directs ETPB to rebuild Hindu Shrine in KP

05 January 2021, Tuesday I Vol 2, No.05

Hazara mourners refuse to bury Mach victims

04 January 2021, Monday I Vol 2, No.04

Militants kill 11 Shia Hazara coal miners

02 January 2021, Saturday I Vol 2, No.02

PDM raises the pitch; targets the Establishment

30 December 2020, Wednesday I Vol 1, No.214

NA speaker told to accept resignations from the opposition

29 December 2020, Tuesday I Vol 1, No.213

Govt ready for dialogue with the opposition, except Fazl, Maryam

23 December 2020, Wednesday I Vol 1, No.212

Govt approves the 6th National Census-2017

21 December 2020, Monday I Vol 1, No.210

Pakistan asks UN to forcefully condemn the attack on UNMOGIP

18 December 2020, Friday I Vol 1, No.208

Qureshi's UAE visit

17 December 2020, Thursday I Vol 1, No.207

Imran Khan reiterates his support for the Afghan talks

16 December 2020, Wednesday I Vol 1, No.206

PTI rejects ultimatum for PM’s resignation

12 December 2020, SaturdayI Vol 1, No.204

Cabinet Reshuffle: Portfolios of three ministers changed

11 December 2020, Friday I Vol 1, No.203

PM asks the opposition to rethink conducting rallies 

08 December 2020, Tuesday I Vol 1, No.200

Nawaz to make a ‘decisive speech’ at the Lahore rally

07 December 2020, Monday I Vol 1, No.199

Pakistan’s surging second COVID-19 wave

04 December 2020, Friday I Vol 1, No.198

EU retains ban on PIA flights

01 December 2020, Tuesday I Vol 1, No.195

PDM stages another power show in Multan

28 November 2020, Saturday I Vol 1, No.194

Qureshi talks about Kashmir and the India dossier at the OIC

27 November 2020, Friday I Vol 1, No.193

FO says Kashmir issue is a permanent item on OIC agenda

26 November 2020, Thursday I Vol 1, No.192

Pakistan shares dossier on India with the UN

25 November 2020, Wednesday I Vol 1, No.191

Asad says COVID-19 numbers worsening, urges SOPs compliance

24 November 2020, Tuesday I Vol 1, No.190

Pakistan to set up a new intelligence committee chaired by DG-ISI

23 November 2020, Monday I Vol 1, No.189

PDM calls for the end of PTI’s “puppet rule”

20 November 2020, Friday I Vol 1, No.188

Imran Khan’s maiden visit to Afghanistan

19 November 2020, Thursday I Vol 1, No.187

PDM may present its reforms as legislation in Parliament

18 November 2020, Wednesday I Vol 1, No.186

PDM rejects Center’s move to ban public meetings

16 November 2020, Monday I Vol 1, No.184

GB Polls: PTI becomes the single largest party

13 November 2020, Friday I Vol 1, No.183

Maryam softens stance, says will talk to the Army

12 November 2020, Thursday I Vol 1, No.182

Survey predicts PTI’s victory in GB elections

11 November 2020, Wednesday I Vol 1, No.181

Army takes action against the officials from the ISI and Rangers

10 November 2020, Tuesday I Vol 1, No.180

COAS and DG-ISI to brief the Parliament

09 November 2020, Monday I Vol 1, No.179

On Gilgit-Balitistan elections

06 November 2020, Friday I Vol 1, No.177

Farmers protest in Punjab

04 November 2020, Wednesday I Vol 1, No.175

FO rejects Indian Defence Minister’s remarks on GB

03 November 2020, Tuesday I Vol 1, No.174

Maulana Fazlur calls for a PDM meeting

30 October 2020, Friday I Vol 1, No.172

Pakistan criticizes the Indian media

29 October 2020, Thursday I Vol 1, No.171

"We gave India a bloody nose and it's still hurting" says DG ISPR

28 October 2020, Wednesday I Vol 1, No.170

Pakistan observes 'Kashmir Black Day'

27 October 2020, Tuesday I Vol 1, No.169

Quetta Rally and the PDM

26 October 2020, Monday I Vol 1, No.168

PDM's strong rally in Quetta

24 October 2020, Saturday I Vol 1, No.167

Do More, says the FATF to Pakistan

23 October 2020, Friday I Vol 1, No.166

Pakistan's Gender Gap

22 October 2020, Thursday I Vol 1, No.165

The "Karachi incident" spirals

21 October 2020, Wednesday I Vol 1, No.164

"Who surrounded Sindh Police Chief's house," asks Bilawal Bhutto

20 October 2020, Tuesday I Vol 1, No.163

FM Qureshi meets with Hekmatyar

19 October 2020, Monday I Vol 1, No.162

PDM's second big rally in Karachi

17 October 2020, Saturday I Vol 1, No.161

PDM's first rally takes off to a great start in Gujranwala

16 October 2020, Friday I Vol 1, No.160

PDM's first rally set to take off

15 October 2020, Thursday I Vol 1, No.159

Pakistan's pre-conditions for a dialogue with India

14 October 2020, Wednesday I Vol 1, No.158

Pakistan re-elected to the UNHRC

13 October 2020, Tuesday I Vol 1, No.157

Pakistan and the FATF's Grey List

12 October 2020, Monday I Vol 1, No.156

Maulana Adil Khan laid to rest in Karachi

09 October 2020, Friday I Vol 1, No.154

Khalilzad in Pakistan to discuss Afghan peace

08 October 2020, Thursday I Vol 1, No.153

Pakistan to experience muted economic recovery

07 October 2020, Wednesday I Vol 1, No.152

20-point 'code of conduct' to promote sectarian harmony

06 October 2020, Tuesday I Vol 1, No.151

A five-year development programme for the Gilgit- Baltistan

05 October 2020, Monday I Vol 1, No.150

The next FATF meeting on Pakistan

02 October 2020, Friday I Vol 1, No.148

Targeting Nawaz Sharif and the PML-N

01 October 2020, Thursday I Vol 1, No.147

On Pakistan Democratic Movement's rally:

30 September 2020, Wednesday I Vol 1, No.146

PM Imran Khan wants to bring back Nawaz Sharif at the earliest:

29 September 2020, Tuesday I Vol 1, No.145

Shahbaz Sharif's arrest causes an upheavel:

28 September 2020, Monday I Vol 1, No.144

Abdullah Abdullah in Pakistan for a three days visit:

25 September 2020, Friday I Vol 1, No.142

The Fallouts of the All Parties Conference:

24 September 2020, Thursday I Vol 1, No.141

Establishment and the PML-N:

23 September 2020, Wednesday I Vol 1, No.140

For the US, the priority in Pakistan is to advance human rights :

22 September 2020, Tuesday I Vol 1, No.139

One day after the All Parties Conference:

21 September 2020, Monday I Vol 1, No.138

Nawaz Sharif goes on an offensive and talks about

19 September 2020, Saturday I Vol 1, No.137

Kashmir will be the focus of PM Khan’s UN address, says FO

18 September 2020, Friday I Vol 1, No.136

Pakistan’s Persisting Polio Problem:

17 September 2020, Thursday I Vol 1, No.135

The need for a twin strategy in south Balochistan:

16 September 2020, Wednesday I Vol 1, No.134

A non-bailable arrest warrant for Nawaz Sharif:

15 September 2020, Tuesday I Vol 1, No.133

The CPEC march continues:

11 September 2020, Friday I Vol 1, No.130

Pakistan and the SCO

10 September 2020, Thursday I Vol 1, No.129

Accountability Court declares Nawaz Sharif as an absconder

09 September 2020, Wednesday I Vol 1, No.128

Federal-Provincial divide over Karachi increases

07 September 2020, Monday I Vol 1, No.126

On Karachi, PPP and PTI divide comes to open

05 September 2020, Saturday I Vol 1, No.125

Kashmir in the UN and Pakistan

02 September, Wednesday I Vol 1, No.122

Court directs Nawaz Sharif to appear before the court

01 September, Tuesday I Vol 1, No.121

Rains and Floods continue to haunt Pakistan

26 August 2020, Wednesday I Vol 1, No.116

"General Bajwa stabilized Pak-Saudi ties"

24 August 2020, Monday I Vol 1, No.114

Pakistan, China and J&K

22 August 2020, Saturday I Vol 1, No.113

Pakistan and China pledge to safeguard common interests

20 August 2020, Thursday, Vol 1, No.111

The tragedy of Scientists from Pakistan's minority communities

19 August 2020, Wednesday, Vol 1, No.110

"Pakistan can never recognise Israel," says Imran Khan

18 August 2020, Tuesday, Vol 1, No.109

PTI's two-year report card

15 August 2020, Saturday, Vol 1, No.107

Pakistan's Palestine Dilemma

14 August 2020, Friday, Vol 1, No.106

Pakistan at 73: Celebrating the Independence Day

13 August 2020, Thursday, Vol 1, No.105

COAS Gen Bajwa to visit Saudi Arabia soon

12 August 2020, Wednesday, Vol 1, No.104

Government and opposition agree on six FATF bills

10 August 2020, Monday, Vol 1, No.102

The FATF divides within Pakistan

09 August 2020, Sunday, Vol 1, No.101

Pakistan This Week

08 August 2020, Saturday, Vol 1, No.100

National Assembly clears two FATF bills, but blocks one.

07 August 2020, Friday, Vol 1, No.99

Govt decides to lift restrictions as COVID cases decline

06 August 2020, Thursday, Vol 1, No.98

Pakistan's continuing Kashmir frenzy

05 August 2020, Wednesday, Vol 1, No.97

Pakistan's new Map of J&K

04 August 2020, Tuesday, Vol 1, No.96

Kashmir obsession in Pakistan

31 July 2020, Friday, Vol 1, No.94

Two FATF bills passed in the National Assembly

30 July 2020, Thursday, Vol 1, No.93

Religiosity in Pakistan: From Creeping to now Galloping

29 July 2020, Wednesday, Vol 1, No.92

Opposition parties attempt to come together

28 July 2020, Tuesday, Vol 1, No.91

Pakistan's internal debate on Kulbhushan Jadav

26 July 2020, Sunday I Vol 1, No.89

Pakistan This Week

23 July 2020, Thursday, Vol 1, No.86

On the abduction of a Journalist in Islamabad

19 July 2020, Sunday I Vol 1, No.82

Pakistan This Week

17 July 2020, Friday, Vol 1, No.80

The licences are not fake but only dubious

16 July 2020, Thursday, Vol 1, No.79

On building Diamer-Bhasha dam in Gilgit-Baltistan

15 July 2020, Wednesday, Vol 1, No.78

On Af-Pak Transit Trade

12 July 2020, Sunday, Vol 1, No. 75

Pakistan This Week

11 July 2020, Saturday, Vol 1, No.74

FATF action plan to be completed at the earliest: Shaikh

08 July 2020, Wednesday, Vol 1, No.71

Return of Lal Masjid Maulana

07 July 2020, Tuesday , Vol 1, No.70

Female Literacy in the Pashtun tribal regions

06 July 2020, Monday, Vol 1, No.69

The problem with Pakistan Railways

02 July 2020, Thursday, Vol 1, No.65

The Curious case of "Minus One" Formula in Pakistan

30 June 2020, Tuesday, Vol 1, No.63

BLA claims the attack on Stock Exchange in Karachi

28 June 2020, Sunday, Vol 1, No.61

Pakistan This Week

27 June 2020, Saturday, Vol 1, No.60

PTM accepts the dialogue offer, but wants CBMs

24 June 2020, Wednesday, Vol 1, No.57

Reviewing Pakistan's Space Programme

23 June 2020, Tuesday, Vol 1, No.56

Imran Khan says he was against the idea of lockdown

21 June 2020, Sunday, Vol 1, No.54

Pakistan This Week

20 June 2020, Saturday, Vol 1, No.53

Budgets presented in KP, and in Gilgit-Baltistan

19 June 2020, Friday, Vol 1, No.52

PTI tries to get the BNP back into coalition,

18 June 2020, Thursday, Vol 1, No.51

Baloch partner of the PTI government leaves the coalition

15 June 2020, Monday, Vol 1, No.48

The PTI government invites the PTM for a dialogue

14 June 2020, Sunday, Vol 1, No.47

Pakistan This Week

13 June 2020, Saturday, Vol 1, No.46, Special Brief

Pakistan Budget 2020-21: The First Cut

12 June 2020, Friday, Vol 1, No.44, Special Brief

Pakistan’s Economic Survey 2019-20

07 June 2020, Sunday I Vol 1, No.38

Pakistan This Week

05 June 2020, Friday, Vol 1, No.36

Highest COVID Spike

04 June 2020, Thursday, Vol 1, No.35

Imran receives a briefing at the ISI HQ

03 June 2020, Wednesday, Vol 1, No.34

Covid cases spike and Lahore becomes the epicentre

01 June 2020, Monday, Vol 1, No.32

Drivers of Karachi Violence

30 May 2020, Saturday, No 1, No.30

Gwadar port ready for the Afghan goods

29 May 2020, Friday, Vol 1, No.29

Pakistan remembers 28 May Nuclear Tests

24 May 2020, Sunday, Vol 1, No.24

Pakistan This Week

22 May 2020, Friday, Vol 1, No.22

The missing girls of Pakistan

21 May 2020, Thursday, Vol 1, No.21

Locusts threaten Pakistan's food security

17 May 2020, Sunday, Vol 1, No 17

Pakistan This Week

15 May 2020, Friday, Vol 1, No.15

Disregard for SOPs peaks Covid-19 cases

14 May 2020, Thursday, Vol 1, No 14

Violence in Afghanistan and the Media in Pakistan

12 May 2020, Tuesday, Vol 1, No 12

Smart Lockdown, SOPs vs Social Realities

9 May 2020, Saturday, Vol 1, No 9

Record COVID-19 spike in a single day;