Masses fully aware Imran Khan responsible for current economic situation: Marriyum

Staff Writer Islamabad: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb said this week that the people of Pakistan were fully aware of the fact that former prime minister Imran Khan was responsible for the present economic situation and unemployment in the country. In a tweet, sharing the economic data issued by the government she said […]

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Nine ex-federal ministers still residing in state residence

Newswire Islamabad: At least nine former federal ministers from the ousted Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government, including Fawad Chaudhry and Pervaiz Khattak, have yet to vacate their state residence, over a month after leaving office. PTI chief Imran Khan was removed from the prime minister’s chair on April 10 following a successful no-confidence motion. The vote […]

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Long-term challenge for developing countries to guard own values against Westernization

Ding Gang Thirty-six years after his father was deposed, Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., the son of former Philippine leader Ferdinand Marcos, is set to be the next president of the Philippines. Before the presidential election even began, the Western media rushed to label it a decision of the democratic future. The New York Times called […]

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Bilawal Bhutto, Blinken reiterate desire to strengthen multifaceted Pak-US relations

Staff Writer New York: Pakistan and the United States this week reiterated their desire to strengthen bilateral ties in the fields of economy, investment, and regional security. The expression of the desire was made by Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and the United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken as they met on the sidelines […]

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Pakistan to fast-track key CPEC projects: FM Bilawal Bhutto

Newswire Islamabad: Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari this week underlined that Pakistan was committed to high quality development of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and looked forward to fast-tracking key projects and accelerating industrial relocation to Pakistan, especially in CPEC Special Economic Zones. The foreign minister underscored his determination to inject fresh momentum in Pakistan-China […]

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ECP dismisses PTI’s reference against 20 rebel MPs

Staff Writer Islamabad: In a detailed judgment, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) this week dismissed the Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf’s (PTI) reference against its 20 defecting members of the National Assembly for disqualification on grounds of defection under Article 63A (1) (a) of the constitution. A three-member panel of the ECP headed by Chief Election Commission […]

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NAB launched inquiry into Billion Trees Tsunami Programme: Sherry Rehman

Islamabad: Federal Minister for Climate Change Sherry Rehman this week apprised the National Assembly that National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has already launched inquiry into Billion Trees Tsunami Programme of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. During a Question Hour, she said various complaints of corruption in the Billion Tree Tsunami Programme have been received and investigation has already been […]

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PEMRA has effective monitoring mechanism to control objectionable content on TV channels: NA told

Islamabad: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb this week informed the National Assembly that the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) had an effective monitoring mechanism based on indecent dressing, caressing, bad scenes and gestures to control airing of objectionable content / dramas by television channels. Replying to a question in the House, the […]

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Widening trust gap key reason to our inability to make global decisions

Ding Gang There are reasons why some countries, especially some large developing countries, haven’t joined the US and the EU in sanctioning Russia. For example, India, Indonesia, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates and Brazil, and of course China. The West has portrayed their unprecedented sanctions against Russia as a democratic struggle against totalitarianism and […]

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Pressure on Johnson grows as Tories humbled in local elections

Zaid M. Belbagi Amid a cost of living crisis, recurring scandals and a mixed response to the pandemic, Britain’s ruling Conservative Party was always ripe for defeat in last week’s local elections. After 12 years in Downing Street, polling gave the public an important opportunity to register their disappointment with the current government. London’s affluent […]

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Don’t believe in revenge, character assassination: Maryam Nawaz

Staff Writer LAHORE – Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) vice president Maryam Nawaz said on Tuesday that she doesn’t believe in character assassination and personal revenge. Reacting to a Tweet from the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on social networking site Twitter, Maryam Nawaz wrote, “I don t know why you are doing this drama, even though Imran […]

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‘Threat letter’: Imran Khan’s contradictory claims expose his lie: Maryam Nawaz

Staff Writer Attock: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz Vice President Maryam Nawaz said on Friday that Imran Khan’s “contradictory claims regarding the purported foreign conspiracy had exposed him as a liar who is now concocting stories to blame his ouster on others.” Maryam Nawaz said that Imran was more upset over Shehbaz Sharif becoming the prime minister […]

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Polls impossible without electoral reforms: Bilawal Bhutto

Staff Writer Karachi: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has appreciated the efforts of party workers in ‘getting rid of the Imran Khan-led government’ and said that electoral reforms were imperative before holding free and transparent general elections in the country. “Electoral reforms are necessary for free and fair elections and to stop […]

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‘Acting Like A Dark Messiah’ Sherry Rehman Blames Imran Khan For Ruining Economy

Covert Report Senator Sherry Rehman, a senior Pakistani politician, said this week the country needed “stabilization” and “healing” after the departure of former prime minister Imran Khan’s government that was driven out of power in a no-confidence vote earlier this month. Rehman, who was recently appointed Pakistan’s new climate change minister, issued the statement during […]

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Names of disqualified BISP beneficiaries to be reviewed: Marri

Staff Writer Islamabad: Federal Minister for Poverty Alleviation and Social Security Shazia Marri said this week that beneficiaries of the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP), who were disqualified during the previous government’s tenure, would be reviewed for inclusion. “The names of those BISP beneficiaries who were declared ineligible to receive cash assistance on the basis […]

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British High Commissioner Christian Turner meets PM Shehbaz Sharif

Staff Writer Islamabad: British High Commissioner Christian Turner on Wednesday met Prime Minister of Pakistan Shehbaz Sharif at PM’s House. Congratulating the Prime Minister on assuming office, the High Commissioner stressed the deep people-to-people ties between the two countries, in this 75th anniversary year of bilateral relations. The High Commissioner and the Prime Minister discussed […]

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Talk is vital for mutual understanding, but China won’t hesitate to fight back West’s smear

Wang Wen Because of my occupation, I often come into contact with many foreigners. Recently, I participated in many webinars with think tanks from the US and Europe, and also communicated with diplomats from a number of Western embassies in China. They put forward some common views on sensitive issues such as the Russia-Ukraine conflict […]

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US should regard Pacific Island countries as independent states: China

Newswire Beijing: A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson this week reiterated that the security cooperation between China and the Solomon Islands does not target any third party, and that the United States should respect these Pacific Island countries as independent and sovereign states rather than as its appendages. Spokesperson Wang Wenbin made the remarks at a […]

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18th amendment a historic achievement of PPP: Bilawal Bhutto

Staff Writer Islamabad: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said this week that the PPP’s previous government had achieved the historic target with the passage of the 18th constitutional amendment under the leadership of visionary former President Asif Ali Zardari. The 18th constitutional amendment was in fact, a true manifest of pro-masses exercise […]

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Pakistan committed to Afghan peace: Hina Rabbani Khar

Staff Writer Islamabad: State Minister for Foreign Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar this week said Pakistan was committed to continuing its efforts toward ensuring peace in Afghanistan and the region. She expressed these views in a meeting with Pakistan’s Special Envoy to Afghanistan, Ambassador Mohammad Sadiq who called on her at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. […]

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