Shujaat opposes snap polls, proposes grand dialogue on economy

GUJRAT: Pakistan Mus­lim League (PML-Q) leader Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain on Tuesday called upon the government and the opposition to shun their differences and sit together to chalk out a strategy to address the economic crisis faced by Pakistan. Talking to Dawn, the veteran politician disagreed with former prime minister Imran Khan’s demand for immediate elections, saying snap polls were not a solution to the economic … Continue reading Shujaat opposes snap polls, proposes grand dialogue on economy

Afghan Taliban sign deal for Russian oil products, gas and wheat

The Taliban have signed a provisional deal with Russia to supply gasoline, diesel, gas and wheat to Afghanistan, Acting Afghan Commerce and Industry Minister Haji Nooruddin Azizi told Reuters. Azizi said his ministry was working to diversify its trading partners and that Russia had offered the Taliban administration a discount to average global commodity prices. The move, the first known major international economic deal struck … Continue reading Afghan Taliban sign deal for Russian oil products, gas and wheat

Ishaq Dar to take oath as finance minister today

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Senator Ishaq Dar will take oath as finance minister today (Wednesday) after Miftah Ismail formally resigned from the post of finance minister on Tuesday, ARY News reported citing sources. President Arif Alvi will administer the oath to Ishaq Dar at a ceremony to be organised at Aiwan-e-Sadar. Earlier in the day, Chairman Senate Sadiq Sanjrani administered oath to former finance … Continue reading Ishaq Dar to take oath as finance minister today

Iranians take to streets for 12th night of women-led protests

Iranians on Tuesday staged a 12th straight night of protests over the death in custody of Mahsa Amini, in defiance of a crackdown that a rights group says has killed more than 75 people. The women-led demonstrations flared after the 22-year-old Kurdish woman died in the custody of the notorious morality police for reportedly not observing the Islamic republic’s strict dress code. Opposition media based … Continue reading Iranians take to streets for 12th night of women-led protests

Saudi king names Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as prime minister

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King and Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques on Tuesday issued a royal decree appointing Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as Prime Minister of the country, according to a Saudi Gazette report. The Crown Prince’s appointment was made with giving an exemption to the provision of Article 56 of the Basic Law of Governance, and the relevant provisions contained in the Law … Continue reading Saudi king names Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as prime minister

North Korea sounds warning as US, South Korea begin naval drills

South Korea and the United States began their first combined naval exercise near the peninsula in five years on Monday, leading to a warning by North Korea that the allies risked triggering war. South Korea’s hawkish President Yoon Suk-yeol, who took office in May, has vowed to beef up joint military drills with the United States, after years of failed diplomacy with North Korea under … Continue reading North Korea sounds warning as US, South Korea begin naval drills

Harassment of Marriyum Aurangzeb: PML-N mulls legal action against Pakistanis

The Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) has been mulling over legal action against the Pakistanis who were involved in the harassment of Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb in London, ARY News reported on Monday. The PML-N has decided to pursue legal action against the Pakistanis who were involved in the harassment of Marriyum Aurangzeb when she was visiting a coffee shop in London. The decision was … Continue reading Harassment of Marriyum Aurangzeb: PML-N mulls legal action against Pakistanis

Audio data being leaked for financial gains via dark web: ex-FIA ADG

ISLAMABAD: The former additional director-general (ADG) of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Ammar Jaffri claimed on Monday that sensitive [Prime Minister Office] audio data was being leaked for financial gains via the dark web, ARY News reported. While talking to ARY News programme 11th Hour, ex-FIA ADG Ammar Jaffri expressed suspicions that the leaking of [PMO] audio data was being made for financial gains by … Continue reading Audio data being leaked for financial gains via dark web: ex-FIA ADG

Bangladesh boat tragedy death toll hits 51

Rescue workers recovered 26 more bodies on Monday after a boat carrying religious pilgrims capsized in Bangladesh, taking the death toll to 51 with at least a dozen people still missing, police said. The small boat packed mostly with women and children on their way to a popular temple flipped over on Sunday in a river as onlookers screamed from the shore. The incident near … Continue reading Bangladesh boat tragedy death toll hits 51

ECP summons Imran Khan in contempt case on Tuesday

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has summoned former prime minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan in contempt of court proceedings today (Tuesday) after his reply was termed “unsatisfactory”, ARY News reported. PTI chief Imran Khan last Monday submitted his reply to the ECP in contempt of court proceedings against him for using ‘intemperate, unparliamentary language’ against the electoral body and Chief … Continue reading ECP summons Imran Khan in contempt case on Tuesday