In a first, Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s close aide, Special Assistant on Defence Malik Mohd Ahmad Khan came up with an admission of drugs being smuggled from Pakistan to Punjab using drones. His remarks came during an interview to senior Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir in Kasur city, which borders the Indian Punjab. When asked about smuggling, the close aid said, "Yes, and it (smuggling) is very scary."
Courtesy: Outlook India
Pakistan's ruling coalition has announced that it will be dissolving the government on August 8, 2023. As per local broadcaster, the date for the polling will be announced soon. The five-year constitutional term of the incumbent National Assembly expires on August 12, but the dissolution of the parliament came four days early. Notably, if the president doesn’t approve the recommendation, the National Assembly stands dissolved after 48 hours… read-more
Courtesy: Hindustan Times
Ahead of the ICC ODI World Cup, the Pakistani Cricket Board announced to send a security delegation ahead of the India V/S Pakistan match in Ahmedabad, on October 15. The visit announcement came hours after the announcement of ICC World Cup schedule. "The PCB requires the Government of Pakistan’s clearance for any tour to India, including the match venues," said PCB. The ICC World Cup starts on October 15.
Courtesy: The Free Press Journal
Pakistan's former prime minister Imran Khan has filed a petition in the Supreme Court against the government invoking Article 245 in several provinces, terming it “undeclared martial law”. Under Article 245 of Pakistan's Constitution, the army can be called in to aid the civil administration to defend the country. Khan has filed a plea in the SC, challenging the invoking of Article 245 in Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan and Islamabad… read-more
Courtesy: Press Trust of India
Responding to a legal demand, Twitter, micro-blogging site banned Pakistan Government's Twitter handle in India. With this, if anybody tries to see Twitter account of Pakistan Government in India, it would show, "@GovtofPakistan's account has been withheld in India in response to a legal demand. This is not the first time the Twitter account has been withheld, and has happened six months earlier too, amid political issues and safety.
In another drawback for former Pakistan PM Imran Khan, the Pakistan Government issues a non-bailable warrant against Khan. The judgement was made on March 13, in a case pertaining to using threatening language against a woman additional district and sessions judge and senior police officers while addressing a public gathering last. Furthermore, Senior civil judge of Islamabad's district and sessions court Rana Mujahid Rahim has instructed… read-more
Courtesy: Zee News India
In order to attract the IMF deal, the Pakistan Government announced a hike in taxes on import of luxurious items. The increased taxes on import of items like cars, home appliances, chocolates and cosmetics to 25%. The decision was taken after a go-ahead from the Pakistan Parliament, to attract the IMF loan of 6 billion, which has been in talks, which has created a struggle for economic survival for Pakistan.
Former Pakistan Prime Minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Imran Khan is likely to be arrested on February 20, in connection to a prohibited funding case. A Pakistani news channel confirmed a four-member team has been formed to arrest Khan. Furthermore, Khan will be arrested by Pakistan's Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) with the help of Lahore police. However, an official announcement is yet to be made.
Courtesy: The Free Press Journal
Amid the worst economic crisis, the Pakistan Government announced hike in fuel prices for citizens. In effect from February 16, citizens will pay PKR 272/litre for petrol, while diesel will cost PKR 280/litre. The increase in fuel prices will inflict more pain on the already-burdened citizens of the South Asian nation. Moreover, the hike came hours after Shehbaz Sharif government tabled a supplementary finance bill in the Pakistan National… read-more
Amid the economic crisis, the Pakistan Government is likely to increase the prices of petrol and diesel. As per local media, petrol and diesel prices are likely to increase by Rs 32 per litre from February 16. Notably, Petroleum, oil and lubricant prices have increased and is Rs 272 for the next fortnight, forcing the Government of Pakistan to increase the prices, giving another major shock to its citizens.