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Letter From Pakistan

In Pakistan, Hareem Shah’s ‘TikTok sarkar’ is more potent than Imran Khan’s tabdeeli govt

On the surface, it may all look like a prank. But Hareem Shah manages to make Pakistan go into 007 mode with her TikTok videos.

2021 was a year of many firsts for Pakistan – bhang to security. But Biden still hasn’t called

PM Imran Khan’s 'absolutely not' were the magic words of the year – even when it came to BFF Bajwa.

Pakistan’s memory of 1971 is as good as that of Ghajini. It’s both the victim and winner

Why does Pakistan debate this ‘apology to Bangladesh’ question when we have been taught since school that nothing big really happened in 1971?

Twitter has an India-born CEO Parag Agrawal. In Pakistan, it has caused a burn

We look forward to overseas Pakistanis cooking on wood, explaining gas shortage in Pakistan. These are inflation CEOs. Unmatchable against Google, Twitter CEOs.

Even Lahore smog is better than Imran Khan. His lovers are now singing of ‘toote sapne’

The opinion-makers in Pakistani media who initially supported Imran Khan, are in confessional mode saying, “sorry yaar, galti se mistake ho gayi”.

Meet Sheikh Rasheed – Pakistan’s interior minister, ‘cricketer’, and maker of ‘smart bombs’

Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad poses as crusader of blasphemy politics, part-time interior minister and, most recently, a cricketer.

‘Good inflation bad inflation’ is Imran Khan’s new lesson in economics as prices soar

Imran Khan govt's message to Pakistanis is clear – tie a stone to your stomach, eat grass if need be, and thank your stars that you are on the good side of inflation.

Imran Khan has a set interview template — Biden’s phone call to China’s Uyghur genocide

Making up your own history to back your claims is an art not known to all. But Pakistan PM Imran Khan has been effortless — from Article 370 to Uyghur genocide.

It’s up to Imran Khan govt to show us forced conversion is a crime in Pakistan

When he wasn't PM, Imran Khan used to raise the issue of abduction and forced conversion of Hindu and Christian girls in Pakistan. Now, he appeases the religious Right.

Imran Khan sent Shehryar Afridi to UNGA to speak on Kashmir. But he is vlogging in Times Square

World leaders are in New York this week, and so is Pakistan Kashmir committee chairman Afridi. But he is roaming around in a Levi’s shirt, commenting on women and the homeless.

On Camera

YourTurn

Power, party, dignity, father’s legacy — what all Uddhav Thackeray is losing in Maharashtra

The BJP’s move to place Eknath Shinde in the CM’s chair eclipses political veteran Sharad Pawar as the kingmaker of Maharashtra. The party has paid NCP chief back in his own coin.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.

Defence

National Security Adviser Ajit Doval | File photo: ANI

At 1st Maritime Security Group meet, NSA chief Doval stresses on coordination among stakeholders

Meeting chaired by Vice Admiral (retd) G. Ashok Kumar, India’s 1st national maritime security coordinator. ‘Crucial policy issues’ such as ‘blue economy initiative’ also discussed.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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