Wednesday, 19 December, 2018

Go To Pakistan

Girls studying in a school in Pakistan

Local tribal council negotiating talks with militants who burnt down schools in Diamer district

Here’s what’s happening across the border: Online petition launched asking Imran Khan to lift ban on release of film ‘Manto’ in Pakistan; Pakistan-Afghanistan border to be completed by December 2019. 
Imran Khan | Asad Zaidi/Bloomberg

Pakistan top court orders Imran Khan’s sister to pay tax and fine on foreign properties

Here’s what’s happening across the border: Imran Khan says Pakistan has arranged peace talks between US and Taliban; journalists in northwestern Pakistani city threaten protest over colleagues' arrest.
Pakistan finance minister Asad Umar

Didn’t cut Kulbhushan Jadhav’s mention from Pak finance minister’s interview, says BBC

Here’s what’s happening across the border: US to ensure Pak doesn't use IMF bailout to repay Chinese debt, and Voice of America’s Urdu and Pashto websites blocked in Pakistan.

Imran Khan’s wife Bushra Maneka most Googled person in Pakistan in 2018

Here’s what’s happening across the border: Human rights minister says US ignoring religious intolerance in India, andanti-graft body puts Shahbaz Sharif’s son on no-fly list.
Mike Pompeo

Pakistan rejects US censure on its religious freedom violations

Here’s what’s happening across the border: Shah Mehmood Qureshi asks for India’s help to end the Afghan war; Balochistan cabinet calls CPEC spending in province so far a “joke”.
Manzoor Pashteen, the leader of the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement

Pashtun activist Manzoor Pashteen, critical of Pak army, denied entry to Balochistan

Here’s what’s happening across the border: PML-N spokesperson says Imran Khan govt stole her party’s projects, and Mahira Khan-Fawad Khan starrer film first in Pakistan to get same-day release in China.
Farhan Mehboob

Pak squash player alleges Indian officials offered him Rs20 mn to drop out of a 2014 match

Here’s what’s happening across the border: Pakistan's Presidential Palace opened to public for first time in history; Nandita Das’sManto cleared by Pakistan’s censor board. 
Imran Khan

Imran Khan says India’s treatment of its Muslims proves why Pakistan was born

Here’s what’s happening across the border: President Arif Alvi admits to bribery, and Pakistan businessman courts global renown.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan

Imran Khan says can’t have Pakistan treated like a ‘hired gun’

Here’s what’s happening across the border: Army spokesperson Asif Ghafoor reflects on country’s fault lines; Voice of America’s Urdu website reportedly blocked in Pakistan.
A tobacco cigarette

Pakistan govt move to impose ‘sin tax’ on cigarettes, sugary beverages draws flak

Here’s what’s happening across the border: World Bank says India-Pakistan trade has potential to reach $37 billion, and Bill Gates appreciates Imran Khan's polio eradication efforts. 
madhya pradesh

MP push for 70% industry jobs to locals: Valid regionalism or is Congress the new Shiv Sena?

Kamal Nath, on his first day as Madhya Pradesh chief minister, announced incentives for industries that hire 70 per cent local workers. When questioned about th...

Modi’s BJP is not just Congress + cow, but it is Congress + cow + Indira Gandhi

Young Indians bought new hope & optimism of Brand Modi in 2014. Now they're confused & angry as BJP government turns out to be Indira-era Congress, plus a cow.