The International Cricket Council (ICC) chairman Greg Barclay and CEO Geoff Allardice have come to Lahore to convince Pakistan not to push for a hybrid model in the upcoming 2023 World Cup. According to news agency PTI, the ICC has particularly come to Pakistan to have assurances from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) regarding their World Cup participation in India in October-November.
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Amid security concerns and citing 'technical issues,' China has temporarily closed down the consular section of its embassy. The Chinese Goverment also advised Chinese citizens in Pakistan to be cautious due to the deteriorating security situation. "Due to technical issues, the consular section of the Chinese Embassy in Islamabad will be temporarily closed from February 13, 2023, until further notice," read the notice on official website.
Protests broke out in Pakistan’s Kybher Pakhtunkhwa province against rising terrorism in the country, on October 8. The protestors demanding the Shebhaz Sharif’s government to take immediate action against terrorism. This has come after US ambassador to Pakistan Donald Blome visited PoK and called it “Azad Jammu and Kashmir”. In the month of September, Pakistan has recorded 42 terrorist attacks, reported Express Tribune.
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The ruling coalition government of Pakistan, called Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan a “traitor”, and warned him against attacking Islamabad. PM Shehbaz Sharif also asked Punjab and Pakhtunkhwa to not become a “tool” in paving way for chaos in the country. This has come after Imran Khan called for the “Haqeeqi Azadi March” with his party workers, considering it as “Jehad” for the country. However, Khan hasn’t revealed the date yet.
A magistrate court in Islamabad issued arrest warrant against former Pakistan PM Imran Khan over threats to a female judge. A case was registered against Khan on August 20, where he sent threats to sessions judge Zeba Choudhary during a public rally. The arrest warrant has been issued even after Khan submitted an affidavit stating that he has realised “he crossed the line”. He also apologised regarding the same.
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Trains have gradually come to a standstill in Pakistan, as the Railways have disrupted amid rising fuel crisis in the country. Pakistan Railways have stopped services across the country, also due to lack of revenue amid ongoing financial crisis in the nation, reported The Express Tribune. Meanwhile, Pakistan Railways is also buying fuel from private firms to continue operations. However, government officials are yet to make a statement.
In Pakistan’s Kybher Pakhtunkhwa province, police baton-charged women who were protesting against the excessive gas and electricity load shedding. The incident occurred in Charsadda town, where the protestors blocked roads, to express agitation. The protesters also burnt tyres. Reportedly, the protests were held in different areas including Mirzagan, Bhoosakhel and Azizkhel. The protestors stated that essential items have become more… read-more
In Pakistan’s southern port city of Karachi, a Chinese-Pakistani dual national was killed, informed police on September 29. Reportedly, the attacker was disguised as a dental patient at a clinic. The attacker also injured two others during his attack. Reportedly, no “name” has claimed responsibility. Notably, Baloch-based militants have had the Chinese nationals targeted, with an increase in number of cases currently.
Bangladesh Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen said that the country is working towards marking March 25 as the International Genocide Day. The day will reportedly be recognised to remember the horrors of the 1971 genocide by the Pakistani military. He further stated that the 1971 incident is one of the most “heinous crimes in human history”, and that there’s no other such barbaric act committed by anyone.
A Pakistan military helicopter crashed in the Balochistan province, killing all six soldiers on board. Of the six deceased, two were the helicopter’s pilots. The exact reason for the crash is yet to ascertained. Former federal minister Hussain Chaudhry expressed his condolences, and said that helicopter travel has become too dangerous, due to a high number of reported crashes. “RIP Bravehearts all were too young to die,” he tweeted.