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4 August 2022, Thursday I Vol 3, No.177

“Imran Khan should be made an example of,” says PDM chief



Imran Khan claiming that the said that the “neutrals” had guaranteed that CEC Sikandar Sultan Raja was the right man for the job, Lieutenant General Asif Ghafoor being appointed as the Commander XII Corps (Quetta)

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In Brief
ON PTI FUNDING CASE
“Imran Khan should be made an example of,” says PDM chief
On 3 August, the PDM coalition decided to submit a reference against Imran Khan based on Article 62 (1)(f) of the Constitution, following the Election Commission of Pakistan’s decision in the prohibited funding case against the party. Further, Maulana Fazlur Rehman demanded that “Imran Khan should be made an example of,” adding, “A reference should be filed against Imran Khan as he is no more Sadiq and Amin (truthful and honest).” He added that whether it is Imran Khan or Dr Arif Alvi, there should be immediate resigning because they have proven to be criminals, adding that “all the political parties had decided to initiate action” against Imran Khan and his party as they were now “proven criminals.” (Syed Irfan Raza, “Imran be made an ‘example’ of, says PDM,” Dawn, 4 August 2022)

‘Neutrals’ vouched for CEC Raja, says Imran Khan
On 3 August, Imran Khan in an interview with BBC Urdu said that the “neutrals” had guaranteed that Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sikandar Sultan Raja was the right man for the job. He said, “We made a major mistake by accepting this man. The neutrals did not say anything but Sikandar Sultan Raja did not let EVMs [electronic voting machines] come on top of his agenda,” adding that Raja’s name came up during the deadlock for the post of the CEC during his tenure. Further, he said that the PTI would approach the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) against the decision of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and CEC. (“‘Neutrals’ had vouched for CEC Raja: Imran,” Dawn, 4 August 2022)

Tighten security outside ECP office ahead the protests
On 4 August, shipping containers were placed ahead of the PTI’s planned protest outside the Election Commission of Pakistan’s office. The PTI, which has demanded Sikandar Sultan Raja’s resignation, is scheduled to stage a protest outside the electoral office. The PTI’s protest was called in anticipation of the prohibited funding verdict. Imran Khan said only a parliamentary delegation of the PTI would go to the ECP office and convey that the party had lost confidence in the electoral body but the authorities could not take chances hence doubled the security to the place. In a statement, Islamabad SSP said that no one would be allowed to enter the Red Zone. He said that 2,000 officials from Islamabad police, Frontier Corps and Rangers had been deployed. (Shakeel Qarar, “Barricades in place, security beefed up ahead of PTI’s protest outside ECP,” Dawn, 4 August 2022)

INTERNAL
ANP protests Imran’s ‘indecent’ remarks against Pakhtuns
On 3 August, Awami National Party leaders and workers on demonstrated against PTI chairman Imran Khan for allegedly using indecent remarks against Pakhtuns. ANP spokesperson MPA Samar Haroon Bilour, former MPA Yasin Khalil, Sana Gulzar Advocate, Sher Rehman, trade leader Mujabur Rehman and large number of workers gathered in front of the Peshawar Press Club to register their protest. Bilour said Imran Khan did not know the Pakhtun culture and tradition. She also criticised PTI government for what she said turning Peshawar, known to be the city of flowers, into heaps of garbage with poor cleanliness and sanitation system. (“ANP protests Imran’s ‘indecent’ remarks against Pakhtuns,” Dawn, 4 August 2022)

PROVINCES
Balochistan: Lieutenant General Asif Ghafoor appointed as the Commander XII Corps (Quetta)
On 3 August, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) in a statement said that Lieutenant General Asif Ghafoor has been appointed as the Commander XII Corps (Quetta), replacing Lt Gen Sarfraz Ali, who was killed in a helicopter crash. Lt Gen Ghafoor previously served as the ISPR head. (Naveed Siddiqui, “Former DG ISPR Asif Ghafoor appointed Commander XII Corps,” Dawn, 4 August 2022)

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: PM visits flood hit areas ensuring rehabilitation
On 4 August, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said that the collective efforts by federal and provincial governments and departments were necessary to ensure the early rehabilitation of people affected by flash floods and torrential rains. He visited the flood affected regions of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and lauded the efforts of the NDMA and provincial disaster management authorities for striving to rescue and relieve the affected population. During the briefing, he was told that the floods had damaged around 11,000 households in the district and caused two deaths besides injuring seven others and has announced compensation for the same. (“PM urges joint efforts for early rehabilitation of flood-hit areas” The Express Tribune, 4 August 2022)

ECONOMY
Rupee stronger innings against the dollar brings it to 223 per USD
On 3 August, the rupee closed at 228.80 after recording its highest single-day gain against dollar in the interbank trade. The dollar had slumped 4.19 per cent against the rupee, the highest since 2 November 1998, when the greenback fell by PKR 5.10. The latest trade numbers showing a decline in import numbers also helped in appreciation of the rupee along with better sentiment on Pakistan getting closer to securing tranche from IMF. (Riaz Andy, “Dollar free fall continues, trades at Rs223 in interbank,” The News International, 4 August 2022)

JUDICIARY
Woman’s right to be “maintained” by her husband, says Supreme Court
On 3 August, the Supreme Court ruled that  a woman’s right to be “maintained” by her husband was absolute under Islamic law as long as she remains “faithful and discharges her own matrimonial obligations.” This statement was made during the hearing of an appeal moved by Haseenullah against a March 9, 2020, Peshawar High Court (PHC) ruling. Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah in a written judgement said, “A Muslim husband is bound to maintain his wife even if no term in this regard is agreed to between them at the time of marriage or she can maintain herself out of her own resources,” adding, “This is a male-dominated society; men since ages have always been more concerned about their rights by using religion for their own convenience, especially in matrimonial matters, but forget religion when it comes to their duty and obligation towards women.” (Nasir Iqbal, “Wife’s right to be ‘maintained’ by husband is absolute: SC,” Dawn, 4 august 2022)

EXTERNAL
Japan and Pakistan sign an agreement for Multan drainage system
On 3 August, Ambassador of Japan Wada Mitsuhiro and Mian Asad Hayaud signed an agreement under which the Japanese government will provide USD nine million to Pakistan for upgrading the mechanical system for sewerage and drainage services in Multan. The project will address urban flooding issues in Multan by upgrading the sewerage equipment to effectively maintain the sewer pipes and channels for sustainable sanitation in the region. At the signing ceremony, Parliamentary Vice-Minis­ter for Foreign Affairs of Japan, Honda Taro pledged to take efforts to strengthen the friendship between the two countries in the sectors of  sanitation,health, disaster prevention and expanding trade  and investment. (Amin Ahmed, “Japan to provide $9m for upgrading Multan drainage system,” Dawn, 4 August 2022)

China provides another SAFE deposit for an amount of over USD 2 billion
On 4 August, The News International reported that China has rolled over USD two billion loan in State Administration Foreign Exchange (SAFE) deposits for cash-strapped Pakistan’s economy amid dwindling foreign exchange reserves. So far in totality, China has rolled over a USD 4.3 billion loan, including USD 2.3 billion in commercial loans and now USD two billion in SAFE deposits, making it possible for Islamabad for bridging the external financing gap with a whopping amount of USD 35.9 billion for the current fiscal year. However, Pakistani authorities have been awaiting for confirmation from friendly countries, especially from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), Qatar, and the UAE for bridging the financing gap of USD four billion identified by the IMF. (Erum Zaidi and Mehtab Haider, “China rolls over $2bn loan for a year,” The News International, 4 August 2022)

OPEC Fund signs a loan worth USD 72 million for the Mohmand dam
On 3 August, the government signed an agreement with the OPEC Fund for International Development for the provision of USD 72 million to the country for the Mohmand Dam Hydropower Project. In addition to generating 1,300 megawatts of electricity, it will enhance Pakistan’s water storage capacity by 1,293-million-acre feet (MAF), provide food security buffer, supply 13.32 cubic of clean drinking water to the residents of Peshawar and create more than 6,000 direct job opportunities for the local people. In March this year, the government had secured a USD 180 million loan from IDB for the project. However, it was still seeking over USD 500 million to bridge the financing gap. IDB President Dr Muhammad Al Jasser had said back then that the bank took pride in working alongside its partners to support Pakistan in a strategic project of national importance. (“Govt secures $72m more for Mohmand Dam,” The Express Tribune, 4 August 2022)

ON SPORTS
Gold for weightlifting bagged by Nooh in CWG
On 3 August, Pakistani weightlifter Nooh breaks the CWG records for in the +109 kg weightlifting event at the 2022 Commonwealth Games. Nooh brought a bronze medal home from 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast and before that he has been consistently winning silver and bronze medals at the Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships from 2015 till 2017.Nooh said, “I can say that the stakes for the Commonwealth Games are so high for me because I want all these years of hard work in 12 to 14 years of my life -- that I have put in to at least show here. I want to win the Olympics too. I would have if I was fit enough, but the bottom line is to win and make my country proud, to finally see better results.”(“Pakistani weightlifter Nooh breaks CWG records for gold,” The Express Tribune, 4 August 2022)

 

Pakistan on Twitter

"After the election commission's decision, instead of protesting, Imran Khan should resign from the party leadership. Imran Khan, who teaches ethics, is demanding resignation from ECP instead of resigning from the party post. Today PTI is protesting only to save its narrative."
-Sherry Rehman, Federal Minister for Climate Change

"After the defeat of the Non-League in the by-elections of Punjab, despite the shenanigans of the entire state machinery and the Election Commission, the Chief Election Commissioner and the Election Commission of Pakistan have conspired with the imported government to carry out a technical knockout against Tehreek-e-Insaf. Now the whole PDM in general elections."
-Imran Khan

"Imran Khan has not left the country even once after entering the government. Putting his name on ECL is just another stupidity. Tehreek-e-Insaf will continue to fight this fascism and the people's right to elect the government will be respected in any case."
-Ch Fawad Hussain

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Ali Tauqeer Sheikh, Redefining disasters
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Editorial, To ban or not to ban?
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The party and its chairman, whose boastful narrative about their being the only entities concerned with accountability and transparency in Pakistan, now stand rudely exposed. Their opponents can use that as ammunition to build a political case to take to the public, but they must trust the democratic process to have the final say.

Editorial, Improving fundamentals
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Imran Jan, No country for well-wishers
The Express Tribune, 4 July 2022
The Zardari and Sharif families stuffed the cash in bags that were outbound. Imran Khan, however, brought the money home. Secondly, the two corrupt czars mentioned above stole the foreign bound cash. Imran Khan earned the inbound money abroad. Even if the supposedly misappropriation of cash for charitable causes is taken into consideration, the money has landed in Pakistan instead of ending up in Swiss accounts.

Editorial, More conditions, what?
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Ali Uzair Bhandari, Structured discretion, unstructured courts
The News International, 4 July 2022
The Supreme Court currently has over 50,000 pending cases. Within the next few weeks, the Supreme Court will have five vacancies out of 17 seats, nearly one-third of its total capacity. There are no signs of an emerging consensus that will allow these seats to be filled. But this is a stalemate our justice system can ill-afford.

Editorial, Economic buoyancy
The News International, 4 July 2022
They must spare us the usual election-year political shenanigans involving populist decisions and policy slippages and stick to the reform agenda Pakistan has signed up to. Absent a realization of the importance of the economy’s structural health on the part of our rulers, that is our only hope of charting a sustainable path to low inflation, respectable growth, and hopefully, at some point, even prosperity.

 


"Pakistan’s failure to benefit from the aforementioned organisations stems from internal political instability, a weak trade structure, and poor bilateral relations with neighbouring countries. Regional organisations help promote peace, progress, and prosperity among member states, which paves the way for socio-economic development."

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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

17 June 2021, Thursday I Vol 2, No. 166

China’s Gwadar problem, and Gwadar’s China problem

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

12 May 2021, Wednesday I Vol 2, No.132

Pakistan to receive USD 500 million loan from Saudi Arabia 

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

17 April 2021, Saturday I Vol 2, No.107

Opposition criticises govt over ‘illogical’ accord with TLP

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

05 March 2021, Friday I Vol 2, No.64

ECP to meet to discuss PM’s remarks against the body

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

11 February 2021, Thursday I Vol 2, No.42

Government approves 25 per cent increase in employees’ salary

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

27 August 2020, Thursday I Vol 1, No.117

An article speculates the Opposition’s options and strategies

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;